Clothing designer and fashion impresario John Varvatos has done a take on Converse sneakers, giving them his stylish touch of colors and fabric, allowing the already diverse Converse shoe to be worn with even more outfits and on more occasions. However, Varvatos and Converse can only be worn with certain things at certain times in certain seasons, meaning they are still unfortunately inappropriate to wear to most job interviews. Knowing what to wear these kicks with before you buy them is important, so that you know how many outfits you have that you can wear them with.
John Varvatos Converse have many different styles, fabric and colors but they are still a style that generally works best with jeans. The jeans, like the shoe, have an attractive rough and tumble look to them, with a wide amount of range, looking clean and put together along with pressed jeans to wear out on a date yet at the same time able to be worn to a concert, kicked around in the dirt and stepped on a bit. As jeans are usually different shades of blue, most styles of John Varvatos Converse can be worn with them, just as long as they are not the color blue themselves. This same basic principle goes with other colors of jeans as well, like grey, green or black jeans not being able to be worn with the same color of John Varvatos Converse. So the color of the shoe you buy may indirectly effect what colors of jeans you buy in the future.
Wearing Converse of any era with shorts and socks is a good way to get ignored or made fun of, at least in America. However, by getting rig of those rags covering your feet and wearing your John Varvatos Converse without socks, you're transformed into a laid-back type who is eternally on vacation; or perhaps a painter who is taking a break from the studio; or someone who is so rich, they don't need to wear socks. This is a fun, simple look that works when shorts are in season. Only down side is the fact that many people's feet sweat, ruining these shoes more quickly, or at least making them smell offensive when you take them off.
While wearing John Varvatos Converse with a suit to a job interview, wedding or funeral is probably not a good idea, wearing a slick but casual pair of John Varvatos Converse with a nice suit to an event is a fresh and surprisingly unique look. Best bet here is to match the color of the Converse with the color of the suit, so if it's a black suit, you'll want black Converse; if it's a blue suit, you'll want blue Converse, for the most part. Wearing a patterned or loud and flashy pair of these relatively casual shoes will clash and just make you look like you don't have any idea what you are doing or are trying to get the wrong types of attention. But with the right pair of Converse, you'll look like you have a sense of humor and maybe know something everyone else doesn't. And if anyone gives you any flack for wearing them, the response is obviously, "But they're John Varvatos."