Best White Minimalist Leather Sneakers for Men

Of all the wardrobe staples a man should have, the humble and minimalist white sneaker may be the most versatile. There’s something comforting about a pair of leather sneakers that are understated and can be paired with anything in a wardrobe, whether it be jeans or shorts.

But why get sneakers in white leather? Sure, they take more effort to maintain than other colours and easily attract dirt, but if you manage to keep them clean, they’ll be one of the best footwear investments a man can make. The fact that they’re made in leather makes them easier to clean – other materials like canvas attract grim more easily, while leather sneakers only require wipes to keep them sparkling clean.

I’ve cycled through a numerous pairs of white leather sneakers over the years, but time after time, I find that I turn to classic silhouettes that look modern because they and work with any outfit. Here are some of my favourite minimalist white leather sneakers.

Common Projects Original Achilles Low Sneakers

Any sneaker list would be incomplete without a mention of Common Projects. Possibly the original contemporary brand to bring minimalist sneakers into the mainstream, Common Projects is known for its clean lines and classic construction. This sneaker has a leather lining and insole for a luxurious touch. The rubber role unit makes it last longer and suitable for all-day wear. Like all Common Projects sneakers, it has a unique coding adorned on the side which marks its colour, code and size.

House of Future Hi Top Micro-Leather Sneakers

Designed to be a modern reinterpretation of the classic basketball hi-top, this pair of sneakers from indie Australian brand House of Future is minimalism at its best. The rubber roles make it easy to clean and wipe down. While this is made from micro-leather and not full leather, we can turn a blind eye to this.

MOBS Tread Low Sneakers in White

This pair of sneakers from MOBS is for those who like things classic but with a twist. The low-top silhouette makes it easy to match with jeans or shorts, while the little markings at the top give it an edge. The leather upper and leather lining construction means this pair of sneakers is comfy and breathable for hot summer days.

Svensson Classic Low White Leather Sneakers

This low top sneaker from Svensson epitomizes the classic and no fuss approach Swedes have towards men’s style. The leather upper is supported by a padded leather tongue and is kept unadorned for a versatile look. These sneakers are made in Italy and comes in Italian sizing, so make sure you get a size smaller than your usual size.

FEIT Handsewn Cordovan White Leather Low Top Sneakers

Made in Italy, these ‘The Royale’ sneakers from Greats Brand are made from full grain leather so they only get better with age. This is lined in the same soft leather, so socks are optional. The cotton laces are also waxed for easy cleaning and maintenance.

The Kooples High-Top White Leather Sneakers

Distinguished by the prominent zip detail at either size of the lacing, these high-top sneakers from French brand The Kooples strike the perfect balance between looking classic and rock ‘n’ roll. Wear them with denim for a weekend look, or wear them with shorts when the heat comes.

SL/01 Court Sneakers in Off-White Leather from Saint Laurent

These classic sneakers from Saint Laurent are inspired by tennis shoes and have “SL/01” embossed on along the ankle in fine print. It is made from supple calf leather and has a gold-tone logo stamp at the tongue and off-white rubber sole. It also features stitched lines on the sides which keeps the aesthetic classic.

Maison Margiela Low Top Future Sneakers

Margiela isn’t know for doing anything middle-of-the-road, so when they create minimalist sneakers, they make them futuristic too. Case in point: these low-top ‘future’ sneakers are sleek in design and defined by  distinctive lace guard panels. Crafted in soft white leather, they also feature Margiela’s signature white stitch at the heel.

Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Low-Tops

Sneakers don’t get more timeless than Nike Air Force Ones. This pair in all white leather is the perfect companion to any man’s wardrobe. Keep them with clean with leather wipes or an old piece of cloth.


Men’s Hairstyle Trend 2021: Brit Rock Hairstyle

The Brit Rock hairstyle has been a staple on menswear shows in recent seasons, but it was the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Spring 2021 show that has made this style catch on, and it’s a hairstyle trend that will continue into 2021.

Inspired by British rock bands like The Beatles and The Animals, the Brit Rock hairstyle offers plenty of variations for guys to play around to suit their tastes. In essence; the Brit Rock hairstyle consists of shorter sides, with a medium fringe that is layered. The overall look is a little disheveled and textured, but always looks effortless.

The great thing about the Brit Rock hairstyle is that it’s versatile and most guys can make the hairstyle work for them. Below are some images that display the range of variations of the hairstyle and how, with different styles of cuts or products, it could work for you.

This interpretation of the Brit Rock hairstyle is disheveled and slightly messy, with the fringe significantly longer than the sides, and with plenty of volume at the top. The shorter sides balance the fringe, and avoids your head and hair looking too big. The fringe goes to the sides.

The above shows a more structured interpretation of the Brit Rock hairstyle, the fringe in this case is shorter (after a shower, it should be above the eyebrows ), but the texture is emphasized once again. Because the hair is short, this is vital to give more volume to the hair so it doesn’t look dull or flat.

Unlike the other above interpretations, this hairstyle is more clean cut and relaxed. Because the fringes are longer and will go over the eyebrows, the end result is hair that looks a bit choppy (in an effortless fashion). There is more hair at the top of the headwhich gives the shape that sustains the Brit Rock look.

Traditionally, the fringe was swooped either left or right, but in the 2021 catwalks, some of the fringes swoop forward to cover the eyebrows for a modern twist. British actor and Burberry model Douglas Booth (below)pulls off this new interpretation with ease.

Products to get the Brit Rock Hairstyle

To achieve the Brit Rock hairstyle, texture is of utmost importance. This may come from your natural hair, or the way the haircut is done (various layers with different cuts), or through products. To make the hairstyle work for you, talk to your hairdresser about what you want (print the photos above if needed) so they can advise what will suit your hair and face.

Some of the below products will also help you maintain the look.