The whole movement has made box-fresh sneakers seem like a tired idea—the thing, instead, is to wear a grungy pair that look like they’ve been worn and loved to the point of falling apart. Sanitary? Perhaps not. But undeniably cool-looking? Strangely so! And now, Brooklyn Beckham is taking the scruffy sneaker to even scruffier heights.
Along with his stylish girlfriend Hana Cross in a sheer lace top, Beckham attended the Man About Town launch party in London, England last night. On his feet, a pair of once-white Vans low tops were dirtied to a faded yellow, with a few deep mud stains—ain’t no bleach gonna fix that!—past the point of salvaging. It’s unclear whether Beckham’s footwear was bought that way, or if it’s the result of natural wear-and-tear. Still, he styled the tricky shoes in his signature hipster way, wearing a newsboy cap, striped button-up, a white T-shirt, and carpenter-style pants.