I’m launching a Top Ten Toasts list to shoutout the best of the best. Each seasonal list will feature curated content co-authored by me and my friends in the lifestyle and creative fields. Since this year I’ve been focusing on the suit-to-street transition, I wanted to start with a fashion sneaker list. Sneakers that bring a sense of luxury to a casual look and still pair well with more dressed up attire. Casual luxury is the wave. Here are selections 1-5:

  1. The Android Homme Alfa Hi | Submitted by Poncho. This hi-top features an embossed stingray upper with tassels and gold eyelet details that make it really stand out. The gradient rubber margom outsole is also very unique.

android gradient high top

2. Feit Hand Sewn Low | Submitted by Chad Bennet. This low-top features one hand sewn piece for the upper, with advanced Goodyear construction. The gradient rubber margom outsole is also very unique in taupe.

feit hand sewn low indigo

3. Air Huarache Ultra Breathe | Submitted by Me! This technologically enhanced take on the classic has ultra lightweight construction and amazing breathability. I own them. You should too!


4. Saint Laurent Signature Court Classic | Submitted by Vincent Martinez. This hi-top has a classic court style that can be worn all 4 seasons. The blue colorway plays well day to evening.

saint laurent blue high top sneakers 3

5. Adidas by Raf Simons | Submitted by Tulashi Sawyerr. Can’t go wrong with this luxury take on the summer classic by Raf Simons. Many colors and metallics to match any summer vibe.

raf simons adidas

More toasts to come, including selections 5-10…


‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills