Taylor the Intern and I are so pleased to announce Paul Aden as The Featured Collector of the week! Paul has some great insight stated below about his DRKSHDW High Tops, continue reading to hear what he has to say. Be sure to check out his Instagram for more Rick and Boris inspirations. 

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IG: @solifestyle

IG: @solifestyle

Current Location: New York City

Investment: DRKSHDW High Tops

What do you love about this piece?: That they're easy to wear. The black and white colorway means that they'll go with almost any outfit and the embroidered detail on them makes them just a bit more interesting than the standard black DRKSHDW Ramones.

Any styling tips you suggest with this item?: I like to keep it simple and wear these with skinny jeans like Detroit or Memphis and a black or white overlong tee, but the low key style means they pair well with anything from tailored pod shorts to baggier sweatpants. If you're not a huge fan of wearing only Rick, they pair pretty well with other brands too. I wear them often with skinny Boris P13 jeans.

Maintenance suggestions?: The canvas upper is pretty durable, so just a quick scrub on the rubber sole with some dish soap is enough to keep them looking nice and clean. Of course some people prefer their RO sneakers looking beat up. So maybe the best maintenance suggestion is no maintenance at all?

Sizing suggestions?: I wear US 9.5 or 10 in most Nike and adidas sneakers but a 42 in these does just fine. It's a half size bigger than my Rick Owens mainline size. 

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