Announcing Fall 2013 Jack Purcell and Converse by John Varvatos Collections

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June 10, 2013

Announcing Fall 2013 Jack Purcell and Converse by John Varvatos Collections

Vintage-like washes and distinctive hardware prominent in new collections.
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Today, Converse Inc. debuts its Fall 2013 Jack Purcell and Converse by John Varvatos collections commemorating the iconic Jack Purcell profile and vintage-like washed textiles featuring fresh colors. The rock ‘n roll inspiration of Converse by John Varvatos for Fall 2013 incorporates new hardware and stylish treatments.

The new Converse Fall 2013 Jack Purcell and Converse by John Varvatos Collections launches globally on July 1.

JACK PURCELL COLLECTION

This season’s Jack Purcell Collection features the iconic sneaker in seasonal colors and silhouettes that signify a refined smartness for fall. Topping off the collection is a classic Jack Purcell in tones of distressed neutrals and eye-catching colors. The collection also features premium leather detailing, duck canvas and woven textile versions of the signature sneaker.

Jack Purcell Wash
This iconic unisex style has been re-mixed with every color of the spectrum. The Jack Purcell with low-top washed uppers carries signature attitude. Available Colors: Chili Pepper, Golden Flame, Midnight Lake, Jet Black, Drizzle, Morel, Black Grape, Camine Rose, Mykonos. Suggested Retail Price: $70 USD

Jack Purcell CVO Wash
The Jack Purcell CVO Wash silhouette is available in low-top washed canvas uppers featuring slender laces and a new slimmer toe box. Available Colors:  Charcoal Gray, Burgundy, Mole. Suggested Retail Price: $75 USD

Jack Purcell LP Wash Check

The Jack Purcell LP Wash Check is available in a soft, distressed canvas low-top. Available Colors: Black, Black/White, Blue. Suggested Retail Price: $75 USD

Jack Purcell Camo Print
The Jack Purcell Camo Print is a military-inspired style available in low-top tight weave camo prints in this season’s sophisticated colorways. Available Colors:  Grape, Safari, White. Suggested Retail Price: $75 USD

Jack Purcell LP Salt Washed
The new women’s-only Jack Purcell Salt Washed LP is available in washed woven canvas topped with a vintage distressed look — perfect for dressing up or down. Available Colors:  Safari, Vintage Indigo. Suggested Retail Price: $60- 75 USD

Jack Purcell Duck Boot
The Jack Purcell Duck Boot has been winterized and restyled featuring a soft, premium leather body with a reimagined camo interior, a camo foot bed and an accessible heel tab for easy pull on/off comfort. Available Colors: Grape Leaf, Navy. Suggested Retail Price: $85 USD

CONVERSE BY JOHN VARVATOS COLLECTION

For Fall 2013, the Converse by John Varvatos collaboration continues to showcase rebellious, rock ‘n roll style with the refinement of the Chuck Taylor All Star and Weapon silhouettes. The collection centers on the heart and soul of both brands while embracing fashion-forward style. The casual rocker lifestyle is seen in the new exploration of applied hardware, premium designs, slight washings and new for this season, steel heel plates.

Converse by John Varvatos Weapon Zip
The signature Weapon style features a slightly worn-in vibe with a decorative mid-zip element, available in a high-top silhouette and finished with leather uppers and a burnished rand outsole. Available Colors: Black, Charcoal. Suggested Retail Price: $200-250 USD

Converse by John Varvatos Chuck Taylor All Star Double Zip and Zip Off
This definitive style has been re-mastered in premium leather and snakeskin inspired uppers. Styles feature double metal zippers coated with scraped black finish for a worn-in look. Certain silhouettes have a steel toe cap and studded zip-off high-top function. Available Colors:  Black, White, Black. Suggested Retail Price: $170 USD

Converse by John Varvatos Chuck Taylor All Star
For the first time this season, a new style is introduced — the John Varvatos Chuck Taylor All Star Boot. Made of high-quality leather, this functional silhouette has an easy fold over option, perfect for dressing down your outfit. Re-blended through the expansion of applied hardware and double zippers, silhouettes are made in high-top leather uppers and display pops of color when zippers are unzipped for more of a statement. Available Colors:  Beluga, Beluga, Black, Tarmac, Black. Suggested Retail Price: $150-170 USD


About Converse

Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including men's, women's and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 78 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, visit Converse on the web at www.converse.com.


PRESS CONTACTS

Lacy Pica
Converse
646.563.7830 / Lacy.pica@converse.com

Kelly Ricci
HL Group
212.529.5533 / Kricci@hlgrp.com