Freeman Plat is the heralded emerging footwear and apparel line that will not be in the “sartorial hype beast enlightened only” circle for long. The Steve Martin quote, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” applies here.
The second part of that ideology, is stick to your vision, your guns, and your character. Fruition takes time, and in the era of flash-bang engineered hype, trash rappers, trend jacking skeetwear knock off lines, TMZ fodder, and over hyped vapidness, that can be frustrating. Alas, the real shall recognize real, as the kids say. And Freeman Plat is the real.
The 5 most hyped kicks on the web this week are all from the homies Jeremy Sallee and Brendan Boyd. Tinges and influences range from 30’s Harlem Renaissance Dandy, to Japanese traditionalism, to sleek athletic futura.
Without further adu, Wanderset brings you Freeman Plat.
FREEMAN PLAT ZIP JOGGER
The classic meets the post mod. Chukka silhouette, Italian calf skin quarter. Mastrotto suede toe accent. Made in Portugal. Versatile as hell, can be dressed up formally or even worn with denim or relaxed joggers. There’s something epic about a smooth dark mint leather upper than makes everyone wanna glide all over the stage like Savion Glover to a DVSN song.
“SANTA” EASY JOGGERS
The Santa’s feel like what would have been the most popular shoe in 1985. It’ sa 3/4 cut running silhouette with formal taste and casual tendencies. Perfect for the budding businessman looking for a not-so-rigid pair of derbies that can be dressed up or down. The upper is constructed of Nappa Leather while Mastrotto suede caps off the clean toe.
LACE JOGGER TOKYO
Lace-up running silhouette, with full grain leather upper and full length welt with contrast stitching. Brogue hole sided perforations with reflective accent. Reflective heel piping. Stacked EVA midsole vs. Crepeline outsole. Molded polyurethane sock bed, medial gore, Calf Skin lining and Embossed FTMITM (Fuck The Man, I’m The Man) – What all that technical shoe shit means is “This is fire and you’re not even ready”. The Japanese Harlem Renascence would love this shit if that was a thing, ever, like in history.
WHITE SLIP ON QTR JOGGER
The trillest white kicks ever seen at an elite north east country club. Insert “whites only” ironic joke here. Then rock these, hop in a vintage Caddy, and blast the shit out of Vic Mensa vs. Charlie Parker remix while tearing the green at that same elite country club up by doing donuts in that same vintage Caddy. Look, you now have Saturday plans.
BLACK COURT MIDS These basketball sneakers are less Curry x Jordan x Bron Bron and more “Basketball Diaries”. Not that these sneakers deploy fundamental 2 hand bounce passes and are addicted to Heroin per se, but “dope” is a word one would use in overall reference (Sorry kids, couldn’t resist, low hanging fruit.)
Based on the old school template for ball shoes, and then murdered out, these are honestly my personal favorite. I want to get married in these. Or to these.