Celebrity Stylist David Thomas Introduces Sperry x John Legend Footwear at NYFW

Stylist David Thomas presented the collab at New York Men’s Day, September 8

Celebrity stylist David Thomas appeared at New York Men’s Day at NYFW yesterday to present a new collection of footwear, the Sperry x John Legend collection.  Thomas, John Legend’s stylist, oversaw the design process, was at New York Men’s Day to present the collection.

Sperry x John Legend launches on Sperry.com/johnlegend


Each an evolution of a classic Sperry silhouette, three styles, including a boot, a chukka and a boat shoe, are designed to complement and reflect John Legend’s personal style, featuring luxe suedes and leathers, soft lambskin linings, and Vibram soles.  Design details inspired by John Legend such as a keyboard-print on the footbed, quotes by the musician printed on the inside of the tongue and subtle hand-stitched JL branding can be found throughout the collection.


“The best collaborations are when each party pushes the other to go places they normally wouldn’t go. I feel like we achieved that,” says David Thomas.  “Digging into the Sperry archive and reimagining their boat shoe; this is the first time this has happened with a collaboration,  and it is something we are very proud of.  Taking their product apart and piecing it back together, adding and taking away, the entire Sperry x John Legend collection is very contemporary, very Sperry and very John Legend. I’m thrilled to present the collection at NYMD and have the opportunity to showcase what we have created together.”  The Sperry x John Legend collection was shown on models wearing select looks from David Thomas X – David Thomas’ new ready to wear collection.


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