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INVINCIBLE for Converse First String Jack Purcell Johnny

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 23, 2013
Previewed just last week, Taiwanese retailer INVINCIBLE has linked up with Converse and its First String imprint to craft a special edition of the Johnny take on the classic Jack Purcell. Pairing a jet black upper of hairy suede and premium leather w...

INVINCIBLE for Converse First String Jack Purcell Johnny Preview

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 18, 2013
Taiwanese streetwear retailer INVINCIBLE has been holding it down for Taipei over the past few years with a string of strong exclusives. The brand currently teams up with Converse’s premium First String line to produce a rare version of the Jac...

Converse First String Pro Leather Ox “Japanese Terry”

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2013
Straight out of Japan comes the latest premium release from Converse and its First String line: a terrycloth take on the low-top Pro Leather. Made famous in high-top form by Dr. J himself and updated with a two-toned Japanese-made terry upper, the Pr...

Converse First String Auckland Racer “Japanese Terry”

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 11, 2013
Converse First String has given the Auckland Racer a special rework with terry cloth as part of its “Terry Cons” pack. The “Terry Oatmeal” colorway features an oatmeal-colored terry cloth upper with tonal laces, logos and stit...

Converse First String 1970s Chuck Taylor Ox “Eclipse”

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 8, 2013
A new take on the classic Chuck Taylor Ox silhouette, Converse has released the “Eclipse” under the label’s First String project. Taking inspiration from 1970s footwear, the shoe boasts intricate patchwork detailing at the upper, bu...

A Closer Look at the Maison Martin Margiela x Converse First String Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 7, 2013
Building on our extensive coverage of the Maison Martin Margiela x Converse First String collaboration, we’ve got a closer look at the much-anticipated collection. Consisting of both the Jack Purcell and the Chuck Taylor All Star Hi, the collec...

A Closer Look at the Converse First String Jack Purcell “Boro”

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2013
Taking inspiration, and its name, from the Japanese age-old art and technique of recycling cloth to create an entirely new material, we’ve got a closer look at the Converse First String Jack Purcell “Boro” shoe. Built of an indigo p...

Converse First String Jack Purcell “Boro”

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 26, 2013
Initially previewed back in June along with a slew of fall drops, today we bring forward a closer look to the Converse First String Jack Purcell “Boro.” Translated to mean rags or scraps of cloth, “boro” is a Japanese technique in which one takes rec...

Converse First String 2013 Fall “Cashmere” Pack

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 8, 2013
Converse’s iconic high-top Chuck Taylor All Star and Jack Purcell have been updated with luxurious uppers for Fall 2013 thanks to the First String imprint’s new “Cashmere” pack. In both cases, 100% navy striped cashmere constr...

Dr. Romanelli x Converse First String 1970s Chuck Taylor

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2013
The latest iteration to the celebrated Converse Chuck Taylor silhouette sees Dr. Romanelli add his own bespoke riffs to the iconic staple. While a preview surfaced last week, we got a chance to see the profile in full form recently at YoHood, Shangha...

Converse First String 1970s Chuck Taylor “Heritage Blue” & “True Navy”

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 18, 2013
There’s something nostalgic about a simple pair of Chuck Taylor’s acting as a blank canvas for your summer adventures. With each scuff, tear, fade, stain or grime, your Chucks become an artistic rendition to where you’ve been and what you’ve done. Wi...

Deus Ex Machina x Converse First String Jack Purcell Johnny Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 5, 2013
For Converse First String’s latest collaboration, it has teamed up with custom motorcycle producer Deus Ex Machina to produce two special versions of the Converse Jack Purcell Johnny. First up, the Jack Purcell Johnny Hi features a black canvas...

Converse First String 2013 Fall Preview

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 7, 2013
The Converse First String collection has arguably been one of the finer exclusive lines across all footwear brands. Between both its collaborative side and its own inline releases, there’s been a series of well-received offerings season-to-seas...

Slam Jam x Converse First String Jack Purcell

StyleComments ⋅ May 16, 2013
Building upon its extensive line of collaborative sneaker releases, Italian retailer Slam Jam realigns with Converse to present the First String Jack Purcell. Built with premium materials to offer a comfortable, yet durable summer model, this joint e...

Saint Alfred for Converse First String Pro Leather

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 21, 2012
If there’s anyone in Chicago who understands the footwear industry, it’s the crew from longstanding lifestyle outfitter, Saint Alfred. Founded in 2005 — prior to the influx of boutiques to the landscape — Saint Alfred was crea...