I only moved to Sydney about 4 and a half years ago (man, how time flies!) but in that time I've been lucky to make some great friends, which I'm very pleased to say includes the top bloke featured above; Matt.
Originally from Canada Matt moved here around the same time as me, and we met through my ongoing work in the TV industry. He's an amazingly talented Editor, and a stylish chap to boot, with a love of top quality designers, brands, music and sneakers, and he was more than happy to pose to show off his beloved Common Projects Premium Achilles kicks.
While low price point kicks are killing it around the world at the moment (yes, I am talking about the global Vans domination) Matt keep his view locked on the other end of the spectrum and likes nothing more than premium brands with a respected design aesthetic and build quality that he feels surpasses some of the cheaper labels.
With this ethos in mind it's probably no surprise to hear that he is a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE Common Projects fan, and these are not his first Achilles, which he like many feels is the most universal and accessible silhouette in their range.
In his own words Matt says; 'Forgot how much I love just how minimal these shoes are. Which for me is what it's always been about. Along with attention to detail, quality materials and craftsmanship. Thinking about all this makes me wanna to online for another pair!'
As premium footwear brands go Common Projects product is right up there and I'll sit down with Matt to do something a bit more thorough on video sometime (about CP and other style musings), but for now enjoy this insight into his fresh approach to street style - cheers buddy!