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Converse x Todd Snyder: Classic Prep, Remixed for Right Now

Todd Snyder’s new collection celebrates and updates Jack Purcell’s performance heritage. Blending old-school prep aesthetics with contemporary design techniques, Todd Snyder has created a collection the man behind the sneaker might wear today.

Acclaimed menswear designer Todd Snyder puts a subversive spin on classic prep style with a limited-edition Jack Purcell, reinterpreting the iconic silhouette’s roots in badminton for a new generation of gamechangers. His crafted approach features a tonal canvas upper with hits of teasel suede, pops of pink on the lace tips and the signature toe-cap smile in a contrasting tone. A nod to the past with a focus on the future, the design combines classic style with modern technique.

Welcome to the Jack Purcell Racquet Club. The story began in 1935. The next chapter starts now. 

The details (Jack Purcell):

Prolific menswear designer Todd Snyder crafts an ode to the Jack Purcell’s badminton roots, blending classic prep style with modern technique. Inspired by the man behind the sneaker. Made for the players of today.

  • Limited-edition Jack Purcell designed by Todd Snyder
  • 12 oz canvas upper with teasel suede tongue and overlay
  • Signature toe-cap smile
  • Todd Snyder wordmark
  • Pink PU-dipped lace tips
  • Cork sock liner and gum outsole

The details(PO Crew):

A versatile crew neck from designer Todd Snyder reimagines the badminton origins of the Jack Purcell for right now. Inspired by the man behind the sneaker. Made for the players of today. This classic crew neck sweater brings that combination of craft and heritage to the forefront with refined details, elevated design and a vintage-style graphic.

  • Limited-edition crew neck shirt designed by Todd Snyder
  • Made with a polo-like woven fabric: cotton polyester ridged pique
  • Vintage-style flocked center front graphic: “Jack Purcell Racquet Club”
  • Woven collection branding on hip: “Racquet Club”
  • Yarn dyed striped detailed ribbing
  • Felt “Snyder” label on neck seam
  • Embroidered Star Chevron on right wrist 

The details(PO Plaid Crew):

A versatile plaid crew neck from designer Todd Snyder reimagines the badminton origins of the Jack Purcell for right now. Inspired by the man behind the sneaker. Made for the players of today. This classic crew neck brings that combination of craft and heritage to the forefront with refined details, applique lettering and bold blue plaid.

  • Limited-edition crew neck shirt designed by Todd Snyder
  • 250-300 GSM double-knit plaid jacquard fabric
  • Applique “Purcell” lettering across chest
  • Woven collection branding on hip: “Racquet Club”
  • Yarn dyed striped detailed ribbing
  • Felt “Snyder” label on neck seam
  • Embroidered Star Chevron on right wrist

The details(Snyder Jogger):

Street-ready joggers from designer Todd Snyder reimagine Jack Purcell’s badminton heritage for right now. Inspired by the man behind the sneaker. Made for the players of today. This distinct pair of joggers brings that combination of craft and heritage to the forefront with refined details, elevated design and modern street style.

  • Limited-edition joggers designed by Todd Snyder
  • Made with a polo-like woven fabric: cotton polyester ridged pique
  • Zip-up side pockets with branded zipper puller
  • Embroidered vintage graphic on left leg
  • “Jack Purcell Racquet Club” woven label on waistband
  • Exposed zipper on ankles with branded zipper puller
  • Striped herringbone weaved drawcords with clamp label
  • Back right leg pocket
  • Felt “Snyder” label on neck seam
  • Pink Oxford pocket lining

The details(Snyder Plaid Jogger):

Street-ready joggers from designer Todd Snyder put a fresh spin on badminton origins of the Jack Purcell. Inspired by the man behind the sneaker. Made for the players of today. This distinct pair of tattersall plaid joggers brings that combination of craft and heritage to the forefront with refined details, elevated design and modern street style.

  • Limited-edition joggers designed by Todd Snyder
  • 250-300 GSM double-knit plaid jacquard fabric
  • Zip-up side pockets with branded zipper puller
  • Embroidered vintage graphic on left leg
  • “Jack Purcell Racquet Club” woven label on waistband
  • Exposed zipper on ankles with branded zipper puller
  • Striped herringbone weaved drawcords with clamp label
  • Back right leg pocket
  • Felt “Snyder” label on neck seam
  • Pink Oxford pocket lining

The details(Snyder Harrington Jacket):

A classic plaid Harrington jacket from designer Todd Snyder puts an irreverent spin on iconic Jack Purcell style. Inspired by the man behind the sneaker. Made for the players of today. Snyder brings that combination of craft and heritage to the forefront on the Harrington jacket – a timeless symbol of classic cool – with vintage details, applique lettering and blue plaid.

  • Limited-edition Harrington jacket designed by Todd Snyder with concealed collar snaps
  • 250-300 GSM double-knit plaid jacquard with pink satin lining
  • Tattersall “Purcell” applique lettering across back
  • Embroidered left chest graphic and Star Chevron on right wrist
  • Woven Racquet Club label on left hip
  • Yarn dyed striped detailed ribbing
  • Felt “Snyder” label on interior neck seam
  • Exterior back neck locker loop
  • Branded zipper pullers
  • Pocket flaps with concealed nickel snaps
  • Right zip-up interior pocket
  • Left interior kissing welt pocket

The details(Snyder Baseball Hat):

A classic baseball hat from designer Todd Snyder reimagines classic Jack Purcell style for right now. Inspired by the man behind the sneaker. Made for the players of today. This classic baseball hat brings that combination of craft and heritage to the forefront with refined details, blue plaid and a vintage-style patch.

  • Limited-edition baseball hat designed by Todd Snyder
  • 250-300 GSM polyester double-knit fabric
  • Adjustable leather back strap with metal clasp
  • Woven “Jack Purcell Racquet Club” patch
  • Todd Snyder x Converse woven flag label at back strap
  • Felt “Snyder” label on interior side panel
  • Metal eyelets around crown
  • Pink Oxford interior tape lining

The details(Rugby Shirt):

A street-ready rugby shirt from designer Todd Snyder reimagines classic Jack Purcell style for right now. Inspired by the man behind the sneaker. Made for the players of today. This classic rugby shirt brings that combination of craft and heritage to the forefront with refined details, tri-color chest stripes and a vintage-style graphic.

  • Limited-edition rugby shirt designed by Todd Snyder
  • 250-300 GSM heavyweight jersey
  • Screen printed arm and chest stripes
  • “Jack Purcell Racquet Club” patch
  • Felt “Snyder” label on neck seam
  • Embroidered Star Chevron on right wrist
  • Side vent embroidered Jack Purcell logo detail with striped herringbone tape
  • Chevron sleeve cuff racking

The details(Snyder Polo):

A street-ready polo shirt from designer Todd Snyder puts a fresh spin on the badminton origins of the Jack Purcell. Inspired by the man behind the sneaker. Made for the players of today. This classic polo brings that combination of craft and heritage to the forefront with refined details, elevated design and a vintage-style pocket graphic.  

  • Limited-edition polo designed by Todd Snyder
  • Towel terry fabric with striped ribbing on arms and collar
  • Embroidered “Jack Purcell Racquet Club” graphic on front pocket
  • Racquet Club woven label on left hip
  • Felt “Snyder” label on neck seam
  • Embroidered Star Chevron on right wrist
  • Side vent embroidered Jack Purcell logo detail with striped herringbone tape
  • River shell button closures on chest
  • Pink Oxford on interior of button closure

The Converse x TODD SNYDER will launch online at www.converse.co.za, Superbalist, and Converse Sandton City from Thursday, 27 May 2021.

Price Range: 
Sneakers R1 499.95
Apparel R999.95 -R1 195.95