We like our Common Projects here. We like them so much that we've even considered doing without a meal or two to buy a pair. So news of a lower priced line called New Editions is music to our ears. We caught up with one half of Common Projects, Peter Poopat, to find out more about the new line.
One difference between New Editions and Common Projects mainline is the materials. Using canvas instead of leather allows the line to be competitively priced.
Despite being lower priced than the usual CP range, they wouldn't call it a diffusion line. "It's an evolution of what we're already doing," Peter says. "But instead of evolving forward with high tech materials etc., we're going backwards. It's the prequel to Common Projects." The other big difference is in the construction.
New Editions are vulcanized. It's "one of the oldest methods of making gym shoes and we love that."
While trainers are always casual, we'd always thought of Common Projects as the sort of trainers you could wear with a suit and not look insane, a point Peter agrees with. "What we do now in some ways is very buttoned up. We felt like relaxing a bit and going to the beach."
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