Taking a fresh approach to a classic can bring differing results: Chevy's new old-school Camaro came out smooth, but when Alex Trebek went wild and shaved his mustache, he came out smooth, and now kids throw berries at his car. Making classic kicks with a winning fresh spin, Gram.
From a Swedish design team intent on giving traditional footwear styles edgy upgrades in what it deems "elegant 'middle finger' fashion", Gram's new Fall line pays homage to classic loafer, dress, and deck shoes while tweaking formal styles and colors to make them an "alternative to the common dresscode", although probably safer than your crotchless three-piece. The newness starts with the all-soft-suede 3-style LW line, including the loafer-ish 345g in atypically loud mustard or bright blue, the lace-up 380g in similar colorways plus black, and the mid-cut lace-up 405g in black or dark brown with a cool black toe cap detail, a throwback to the days when frostbite was the biggest thing evarrrr. Also brand new's the LW Textile line, boasting more casual kicks in 2 styles: the 271g, made from "crisp" cotton canvas in black, a multi-tone blue, and a vibrant combo colorway with red toe cap, light-blue body & tongue, and dark-blue up the heel, while the 283g's a hi-top made from heavy woven cotton in grey, black, or white/grey, which they call a "light weight sneaker with a heavy weight attitude", leading you to assume it'll get a facial tattoo, bite somebody's ear off, lose all credibility, and gain 150 pounds.
If you have issues putting your shoes on, each pair comes with a gratis shoehorn, a fresh approach to the classic quandary: "What is an alternative to a creepy mustachioed shoe salesman?"