We have been obsessing over the upcoming gentleman’s collection by Nike. From the dapper Nike Dunk Low and Air Force 1 “Brogue” to the refined aesthetics of the Dunk Low “Autumn Gentleman”, the Swoosh brand truly understands the art of creating sophisticated and stylish footwear for men. So far, each design in this collection has showcased impeccable craftsmanship and excellent attention to detail. Whether it be the intricate brogue detailing on the ever-classic Air Force 1 or the rich fall tones used to dress up the Dunk Low “Autumn Gentleman”, Nike hasn’t missed a beat in capturing the essence of timeless menswear style in its latest collection. And the iconic footwear brand continues to impress us with the equally lovely Air Force 1 “Autumn Gentleman”.
Once Again, Nike uses the classic silhouette of the AF 1 to showcase a stunning blend of traditional textiles. Much like its Dunk Low counterpart, the Air Force 1 “Autumn Gentleman” features the same fall-inspired colour palette of “Midnight Navy”, “Ale Brown”, and “Pale Ivory”. It also incorporates the same unique mixture of corduroy, tweed and wool fabrics that remind us of the sophisticated stylings of old-fashioned menswear. However, this time, the fabrics’ proportions and placement are given a welcomed mix-up. The result, you ask? An undeniably related collection that still allows each individual pair to offer us something a little unique.
The Air Force 1 “Autumn Gentleman” boasts a beautiful “Ale Brown” corduroy on both the toe box and swoosh. This nods to the beloved fall staple that was widely popular in the 1970s and is slowly making its way back into mainstream fashion – who doesn’t love a pair of stylish corduroy pants in the fall?
The sneaker’s tongue and ribbed liner then share a deep “Midnight Navy” hue, while the eyestay and quarter overlays boast the same navy hue in soft wool yarn. This adds yet another stylish touch to the sneaker while also adding to the overall cohesiveness of the design. However, the attention to detail continues beyond that.
Yes, this gorgeous design just keeps on giving. Timeless tweed adorns the sneaker’s toe caps, while intricate houndstooth patterns dress up the mid-panels. These classic fabric choices, which have become synonymous with the fall season and stylish gentleman, elevate the AF 1’s usually casual aesthetic and add a refined touch to the design.
Finally, we couldn’t think of a better way for the Nike team to finish off the sneaker’s dapper design than with a sail-tinted sole unit and perfectly matching laces. We genuinely love it when a design comes together with what seems to be effortless cohesion, and these finishing touches add just that.
Overall, the Air Force 1 “Autumn Gentleman” is yet another sophisticated and charming design that pays homage to both the timeless appeal of traditional menswear and the beautiful tones of the fall season. Unfortunately, we still do not know precisely when this upcoming collection will be released, but you can expect this sneaker to drop sometime in the next few weeks. Until then, have a look at the rest of Nike’s gentleman’s collection here so you can see for yourself just how fire these upcoming drops are and don’t forget to follow us for more sneaker releases and reviews.