There was a time not long ago that sneakers, no less Air Jordans, were as much a part of #menswear as guys shopping for the perfect pair of UGGs (please be offended as fuck for those whom this applies). But thanks to equal parts nostalgia, trendhumping and, well, let's not kid ourselves, rappers and hip-hop culture, the once glacial pace of menswear trends has seemingly warmed to the acceptance of kicks in their wardrobe, and not just any kicks either. The bread and butter of all adolescent status-seekers and literal ballers—the coveted Air Jordan—no longer plays second fiddle to the double-monk in today's post-menswear society.

Fusing mature style with slight nods to the eminent streetwear domain can be the ultimate style coup. Whether you grew up with this (sometimes violent) Saturday morning tradition, or have only recently entered the fray, you've probably realized that not all Js are created equal. While some resemble space boots and others inspired by luxe sports cars, there's no doubt that certain Jordans just won't look proper with your grown ass man aesthetic. So, in an effort to catch y'all up to speed, here's the definitive list of the best menswear Air Jordans that, with the right guidance and patience on eBay, will put you light-years ahead of your suited and booted peers.