The beloved Nike brand continues to spruce up some of its most iconic sneaker models in time for the change in seasons. Drawing inspiration from classic menswear looks of old, the Swoosh brand has been adding sophisticated and refined touches to its beloved silhouettes. We love the gentlemanly look of the Dunk Low “Brogue” and Air Force 1 “Brogue”, which features stunning wingtip detailing and makes use of premium materials. Now, Nike has introduced yet another dapper look to its upcoming collection, the Dunk Low “Autumn Gentleman. This iteration of the Dunk Low exudes sophisticated elegance and embraces the rich colours and textures of the autumn season.
In this take on the iconic Dunk Low silhouette, Nike has made use of multiple different fabrics, including corduroy, tweed and twill. These materials are similar to those used in traditional gentleman’s attire especially fall staples like coats and blazers. The classic materials are then teamed with a gorgeous colour palette, which includes “Midnight Navy”, “Ale Brown”, and “Pale Ivory”, to create a beautiful yet polished aesthetic.
Navy corduroy forms the base of the sneaker’s upper and tongue while also adding charm to the ribbed liners. A brown corduroy swoosh then adds a touch of contrast to the sea of navy while still beautifully complementing the sneaker’s autumn colour palette. The toe and eyestay are tastefully accented with classic tweed, while the quarter panel is gracefully adorned with refined twill fabric. These carefully selected materials add flair and sophistication to the sneaker without clashing with the navy base. They also offer us a visual representation of the fall season’s warmth and cosiness. After all, who doesn’t love the distinct tones and textures of this time of year?
As we move further on to the back of the sneaker, the design continues its attention to detail. On the heel, we find an “Ale Brown” wool material that continues the tribute to menswear-inspired fabrics and adds yet another subtle hit of texture to the overall design. Adding contrast to the brown tones on the heel is the elegantly embroidered Nike branding which provides a clean finish in its “Pale Ivory” thread.
Finally, the sneaker’s laces and midsole also adopt the same “Pale Ivory” hue used for the Nike branding. A gum outsole then blends into the shoe’s overall theme thanks to its earthy brown tone. These added touches perfectly tie the whole design together, creating an elegant and cohesive look that I am sure many Nike fans will love.
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Overall, the combination of fall colours and classic fabrics on this Dunk Low “Autumn Gentleman” harkens to the refined aesthetic of old-fashioned men’s tailoring. This look evokes a sense of timeless sophistication that we appreciate in the popular Nike silhouette, and we genuinely cannot wait for this sneaker to release.
If you appreciate classic style and meticulous attention to detail, then I am certain the Dunk Low “Autumn Gentleman” will be a welcomed addition to your fall wardrobe and beyond. We can certainly appreciate the effortless blend of sophistication and streetwear that Nike is offering with this upcoming gentleman’s collection. While we are still waiting on official release details from the Oregon-based footwear company, it is believed that this pair will be released in the upcoming weeks.
When they are officially released, you will be able to grab a pair via Nike.com and select retailers so be sure to keep an eye out for updates. With the popularity of the Dunk Low silhouette and the appealing colour palette of this “Autumn Gentleman” colourway, these sneakers are a big MUST for the fall season. Be sure to check back for any updates, and remember to follow us for more sneaker drops and reviews.