Nike Internationalist at Oi Polloi


Seeing as though this week it was the 30th anniversary of the fictional detention in John Hughes’s The Breakfast Club (24th March 1984), in which one of the characters sports a pair of Nike Internationalist, let’s talk Nike Internationalists!

The breakfast clubber who wears them, of course, is the geek style icon Brian. I did say style icon there, yes. Brian is a style icon. He wears his Internationalists with beige khakis, a green crew-neck sweat, and a pair of Ray Bans.

I read something somewhere a bit ago which said something along these lines: ‘Style is putting on very nice clothes and then forgetting all about them.’ I like that theory. Most of us aren’t like that, though. We’re too worried about our shoes getting stepped on, or our jackets getting spilled on. But Brian? He doesn’t care. He wears those Internationalists with gay abandon.




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