Available starting this morning, as in today, is Nom de Guerre’s revision of the classic Converse Skid Grip CVO canvas sneaker. Debuted in the early 1960s, the logo-less classic silhouette has done its time circulating with many a fringe scene, from tennis and boating socialites in its early days to surfers and new-waver in the 1980s. Nom de Guerre produced a short film directed by Zach Gold which features the shoe and other peeks at their upcoming FW10 collection, titled Countdown to Violence. The trailer can be seen below, or see the whole film starting today at Nom de Guerre’s flagship store in NYC. “Our approach to the Converse Skidgrip CVO shoe is also an exploration and study of uniforms, in particular. With Converse being a brand that has served as both a uniform and a statement of independence, we felt that it was an interesting juxtaposition,” explains Gold. NdG’s edition of the Skid Grip comes in jet-black rubberized cotton canvas, making it a little more sinister than the standard Converse Skid Grip CVO Cores. Pick them up for $95 online at Nom de Guerre, or if you live in New York go straight to their boutique at 640 Broadway, at Bleecker Street (212-253-2891).

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