Not often do we get to see suits and street wear collide, but seeing as alliances between luxury and street wear brands are at an all time high, it was only a matter of time before something as unlikely as an adidas NMD X Henry Poole collaboration. And it’s about time.
Fresh in from Savile Row in London, renowned English tailor Henry Poole has teamed up with adidas NMD on two sleek and stunning sneaker silhouettes — a dinner jacket inspired NMD_ sneaker and a tuxedo-styled navy blue NMD XR1.
Both of the limited edition releases will be exclusive to size?, an online footwear store, ranging from sizes UK six to 12 and featuring adidas’ signature Boost cushioning. However, the two styles will be sold and distributed on different dates. So, we’ll give you the rundown on the adidas NMD X Henry Poole exclusives:
Navy NMD XR1 — Drops July 21 $150
Releasing first in July, this classy midnight blue, black, and white colorway has been dubbed the “evening shoe.” The dark hues cast a clean, yet bold persona, much like that of a five-star restaurant. With custom-featured grosgrain silk texture on the medial design, these kicks are sure to impress regardless of the location and event.
Grey NMD R2 — Drops August 4 $TBD
And now to our favorite of the bunch. The tuxedo inspired NMD R2 pays tribute to Savile Row’s flannel day suits, boasting a grey chalk-stripe fabric with accents falling between burgundy and mahogany.
Inspired by Henry Poole’s storied custom suiting fabrics and decades of dedication to personalized perfection, the collaboration’s use of high-end textiles have created two pairs of versatile, yet darned good looking shoes. These kicks will look good virtually everywhere — a night out on the town, a classy dinner date, or even get away with sporting them alongside your everyday office attire.
Yes folks, it’s 2017 and modern tuxedo tailors at Savile Row are still breaking with tradition. It’s time you start, too.