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Anonymous: What type of sneakers is Rob Garcia wearing in the GQ designer of the year award photo? He is in the photo with Steve Angelo I believe.

Hi, En Noir designer Rob Garcia is wearing a pair of white low top Common Projects Achilles sneakers ($400). He is also wearing the new black En Noir modal henley and leather sweatpants. Check it out here.

Houston nights with the fellas  @_beans83, @mrmoby1, @abblil #UpscaleLife

Houston nights with the fellas @_beans83, @mrmoby1, @abblil #UpscaleLife

I was all smiles crossing the finish line early this morning at the John J. Eikenburg Law Week 8k (5miles) Fun Run. 📷 by @themattweezy  #UpscaleLife

I was all smiles crossing the finish line early this morning at the John J. Eikenburg Law Week 8k (5miles) Fun Run. 📷 by @themattweezy #UpscaleLife

#tbt 2012, Vegas Nights with my compadres @adeamos83 @adamgoldston @ryangoldston #BeardGang #UpscaleLife

#tbt 2012, Vegas Nights with my compadres @adeamos83 @adamgoldston @ryangoldston #BeardGang #UpscaleLife

They don’t realize that the entertainment part is about being consistent - George Gervin
“It feels amazing to finally care about something. It feels amazing and scary and I’ll always regret it if I don’t give myself a chance to just do it, all the way.” - Adam (Girls)
Anonymous: What shoes are those in wanderlust 10??really classy

I’m wearing black Givenchy hybrid high-top oxford boots from their Fall/Winter 2012 Collection. Thanks! See it here

Anonymous: Hey Allen, what jeans are you wearing in your Return of the Moon Man video? Also what jacket is that as well? Thanks! Please keep the vids coming. They are all very dope.

Hi, in the Return of the Moon Man Instagram video I’m wearing an army green 3.1 Phillip Lim paneled jacket ($795) and black Balmain waxed jeans. See it here

rafalbury: Hey. What's the t-shirt you're wearing in #Wanderlust pt. 11?

I’m wearing a grey short sleeve Damir Doma back seam t-shirt ($389). See it here

Anonymous: Hey Allen really admire everything that your doing, its all great. I just had a question that i was hoping you could help me out with. I am looking into purchasing my first pair of luxury sneakers and ive had some trouble deciding on a single pair. Hope to hear from you, thank you. BTM

Hi, I can easily direct you to a few of my favorite designer sneakers but I feel that it would honestly be misguided. This is because I’m not familiar with your style of dress and understanding ones style is a key factor when looking to buy a sneaker. However, what I can do is help you make a solid and sound purchase. So since this is your first luxury sneaker, you should look at it as an investment. And when you invest in something there are several determining factors in doing so. Last month, the Business Insider paraphrased Warren Buffett’s five fundamentals of investing, which he shared in his annual letter to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. I thought it was a great read and immediately began to apply his points to some of my recent purchases. When investing you should:

1. “Know you limitations and keep things simple.” You first sneaker shouldn’t be something you struggle to figure out how to wear. It should easily transition into your current wardrobe. So locate the sneaker that you already have in heavy rotation and look for the luxury version of it.

2. “Focus on the future productivity of the asset you are considering.” Before I make a purchase I try to figure out all the different ways that I can wear that particular item. The more versatile it is the better. I always say, If I’m going to make an investment, I want to make sure I will get the most use out of it.

3. “Know the difference between investing for the productivity of the asset versus investing in hopes that the productivity of the asset changes.” Don’t make an investment knowing something doesn’t fit your style and instead convince yourself that it will once you own it. Nine times out of ten it’ll never see the light of day and will sit on a shelf and collect dust.

4. “Games are won by players who focus on the playing field — not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.” Be a forward thinker. Look at how the sneaker will be evaluated in a few years and not about its relevancy now. The best sneakers are the ones that were released 10 + years ago but still look like they fit into what is currently out now.

5. “Listening to the macro or market predictions of others is a waste of time.” Don’t fall into the trends or hype. Stay true to yourself and do you.

**Here are a few of my favorites out right now**

Saint Laurent high-top sneakers ($570)

Balenciaga black leather high-top sneakers ($720)

Common Projects black leather vintage high-top sneakers ($475)

Common Projects midnight navy Original Achilles sneakers ($420)

See it here.

Anonymous: YO! The shirt your rocking in Wanderlust pt. 11 is dope. Where can I find that?

I’m wearing a grey short sleeve Damir Doma back seam t-shirt ($389). See it here.

Anonymous: Hey Allen, do you know what Kanye West wore at the 2014 SXSW?

Kanye West wore several custom Givenchy pieces along with a pair of black suede Visvim FBT Sashiko ($630) and Balenciaga Arena sneakers. See it here

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