March 31, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 2
The Panama hat is a straw head-topper with a traditional brim often worn to accompany lightweight summertime suits. As such, they denote a certain kind of casual luxury, and that feel is very much echoed by this upcoming pair of Chuck Taylors. The Converse All Star Panama-Hat Hi applies the familiar texture of a woven upper to a beige pair that looks like the exact shade Jack himself has shading that unmistakable monocle, as well as a brown edition whose hat version you’d want to steer clear on a hot day. But as footwear, they’re supremely versatile with just a hint of upscale appeal, and you’ll find them available now from select Converse Japan retailers.