Designer John Varvatos honed his skills under the wing of Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, two of the most notable names in sleek American, but his work with Converse has shined a light on Varvatos’ ability to usher in grunge and punk with the Converse Chuck Taylor. The all-new Double Zip Hi in black features distressed leather on the upper with a zipper travels up along the lace-placket. The tonal black upper with the white toe-cap and midsole is the classic Chuck Taylor combination, but Varvatos’ signature themes, like the thin-roped laces and metal lace eyelets shine through in this latest Converse by Varvatos release. These are available now at select Converse retailers like Limited Edt Vault in the Philippines so expect these to hit stateside retailers soon. via streething.