when it comes to vans, i like an off the wall cali native custom just like the next person however for pure unadulterated minimalism one cannot go past the tan foxing line from the mid 80s. the understated simplicity of the lace deck resonates back to the origin of the deck shoe while appealing to the ivy league prep in us all. very unassuming in its stance, the tan foxing stripe coordinates with the cord round laces & vamp tag to perfection. at times featuring the rare leather vamp tag, the tan vinyl heel pads & buttery soft padded leather collar of the era or the chukka, they epitomise comfort, longevity & style. contrast or coordinate them with your chino's & sailor tatts & mix business with leather.