Wherever you look, men are going back to basics — the perfect dark-wash jeans, well-tailored oxford shirt, and, yes, white sneakers. But these are not those borderline-orthopedic clown shoes that Jerry Seinfeld wore on TV. The soles have been slimmed down and the uppers streamlined, and with that cleaner look comes more versatility. “I think of them like white T-shirts,” says Rag & Bone co-founder Marcus Wainwright. “When a design is this basic, you can pair it with anything, from jeans to casual suits.” Here are five standouts.
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