This is pretty much 2012 menswear embodied in a single shoe. Camouflage might be everywhere at the moment to the point where it's serving its purpose by blending in with every cool kid in any city globally, but we can't deny the appeal of military and hunting patterns on a Converse shoe. Back when the original camo Chuck Taylors dropped in the early 1980s this mix of murky patterns and a court icon was a novelty, but we can't deny the continued appeal. These Converse Jack Purcells in duck camo are absolutely tremendous whether you're "over" it, into it or still undecided, the execution is flawless. Two choices of colour, a good quality canvas and a subtly washed out finish makes these look and feel like deadstock discoveries straight out the box and they're better than the Japanese camo variations from this time last year.
Hunting's actually in the Converse bloodline, with them making hunting parkas for the Hodgman line back in the very early 1970s (possibly before they even acquired the rights to the Jack Purcell design), but these are too simple for us to get all nerdy and analytical over — a great camo with guaranteed longevity after the print hype fades, scope to wear with shorts and long trouser alike and a shoe that's actually little easier to wear than an All Star. Everything about these is on point. The kind of design that used to be confined to the Far East (and never released here, because of the Japanese Converse licence holder) seems to be less elusive nowadays and we're deeply grateful for this wider distribution. These are both worth hunting down and they're in the Crooked Tongues store right now.