David Beckham has settled the suit v sneakers debate
Rules aren't always there to be broken.
You don't wear green and red together, and a trilby is never okay. But, like David Beckham, you can bend them - especially when it concerns the tricky matter of wearing suits with trainers.
Done wrong, you undermine the smartness of your tailoring and look like the kind of man who regularly uses the term 'let's touch base offline'. Done right, it's a modern way to freshen up your two-piece.
Conventional wisdom dictates that the key is to keep your sneaker as minimalist as possible, but that's not adventurous enough for Becks, who appeared at Dior's Tokyo pre-fall collection this week in a busy, monogrammed pair creative director Kim Jones designed recently to bolster the brand's streetwear credentials.
So the next time the tailoring traditionalists scoff at the idea, take relief in knowing that their patron saint - Beckham himself - is on your side.