Monday, February 28, 2011

Converse Jack Purcell "Chewing Gum" - Whisical Fun

The Converse Jack Purcell "Chewing Gum". The latest whimsical iteration from Japan. The green spot is a hint at stepping on some chewing gum.

Notice the word "GUM"... the side wall looks amazing from Convers All-Star.  Your Jack Purcell usually has the curve there.  I can't tell if that is a separate square piece glued onto the side ala the heel shield or its connected to the toe piece.  I suppose I'll need to fly to Japan and find out.

Jack Purcell Sneakers - More Dirty Smile Project

Pictures culled from the net.  If these are yours, send me a note so I can credit your butt!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Jack Purcell Sneaker - Candid

Various candid shots plucked from the web.  I searched for attribution but came up empty so if these feet happen to be yours and you want me to link to something, remove them, or attribute them, let your pal Unofficial Jack know...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rainy Day in Paris w/ Converse Jack Purcell Sneakers - Jeff's Collection

Jack Purcell - Fresh from the Box

Box shot courtesy of @mndaniels

Fresh pair of Marimekko courtesy @dresslikenan

Jack Purcell of the Week - Rally II - 2008

Jack Purcell Rally II is what I'm talkin' about!  It doesn't have to be complicated, it only has to be clever.  I'm very partial to this 2008 sneakie-sneak.  These were from 2008 and came out as part of Converse's 100th anniversary.  I need me some of these...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Custom Jack Purcell Pics

I'm seeing more and more examples of how people are using the custom Jack Purcell at the Converse site.  Lots of people using these as wedding presents for the bridal party, customizing a pair for each groomsman.  Below, a San Fran Giants fan ponied up for a custom pair of orange & black "Go Giants".  Interesting trend and would love to see more examples...

Below are my very own customized "Big Daddy" Jack Purcells:

Jack Purcell Hipster Pic

Photo by Krieger via

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jeff's Plain Old Brand New White Canvas Jack Purcell

 I had a movie premiere of all things I was invited to and decided to go straight to the ol' dressing M.O. and go with some new Jack Purcell's I had saved up in the closet.  Bright white, smelling new from the box, nex polo-style shirt, looking good in Hollywood (well, at least as good as it's going to get for me!)

Jack Purcell Sneaker - Jas M.B. Mid

I know this sneaker has been out or a while but man-oh-man I really dig it. Love the leather, love the cut of the mid. This is what I'm talking about when I talk collabo!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jack Purcell x Star Trek Collabo REVIEW

 I'm usually skeptical of collabos in general.  Many designers will simply slap a logo on the side of a canvas white or black sneaker and double the price as a collabo.  Finally, a collabo that gets it right:  the Jack Purcell x Star Trek.

They've taken an all white canvas and stitched two nacelles into the side wall.  Not only does the design hint at the shape of the ship but they actually provide a boost of power and speed when you need it.  Simply select the "warp speed" you'd like to go and these Jack Purcell's take care of the rest.

Look for these to drop in the spring at select retailers at $100 USD.

Jack Purcell - Magazine Piece

Monday, February 21, 2011

Jack Purcell Candids In the World

Courtesy Ian @lugster on twitter for the picture from Spain

Ah, the life!

Jack Purcell Advertising

Ooo-La-La... Of course if you are wearing Jack Purcell's, the ladeeez can't resist.