Nike Air Max 90 Premium iD

nike air max 90 premium leopard | the style raconteur Starting on April 6, American enthusiasts will be able to customize the classic Air Max 90 Premium silhouette to an unprecedented degree. Four animal prints — spotted, leopard, zebra and cheetah — will be available in a variety of materials that include pony hair, while the choice of sole now encompasses the natural-motion, the Lunarlon foam midsole and the classic Nike Air cushioning. Finally, Chinese characters are now available for inscriptions at the heel. Fingers crossed thta this will be available on our fair shores

Keep your eye on NIKEiD for your own custom pair of Air Max 90

Mason Garments Spring Summer 2015

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The name “Mason” is deterred in different forms all over the world. . The name is a reference to masonic ideology, meaning being in a circle rich with productive individuals, who may not be in the same field, but all strive to achieve success. A small circle of friends forming a creative collective. Not all of you would know of Mason Garments as the brand has been rising under the radar since being formed in 2011, which for me is a good thing in the world of over hyped products where we live today. Mason Garments wanted to take the “High-price” out of luxury products and go back to making remarkable and stylish design products by using elegant fabrics that are chic and affordable.  The spring summer collection is retailing mostly under £300 which in todays over priced sneaker market is very good for the quality and finishes Mason Garment uses. All styles are produced in limited quantities to be quick. Check out the Spring Summer collection Here!

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Supreme x Nike SB GTS

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As shown in the latest installment of Japanese footwear magazine SHOES MASTER Vol. 23, Supreme offers an exclusive look at their upcoming collaboration with Nike SB as they reveal their iteration on the dated GTS model. Popular amongst skateboarders in the early 90s and having been originally released as a tennis shoe under the Nike Sportswear division, the vulcanized low-tops come equipped with herringbone uppers in black, white, yellow and red with a denim option available in a mid-blue chambray. The shoes bear a calligraphic Supreme logo embroidered across their heel-counters with Nike branding being reserved to the leather heel-tab, tongue and miniaturized swoosh which has become a familiar detail to the GTS model.

The collaboration is expected to release late May of this year  and will be available directly from Supreme.

Shinola Rambler GMT Watch

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Designed for travel, the Shinola Rambler GMT Watch will keep you on schedule no matter what locale you’re in. It’s powered by an all-new, Detroit-built Argonite 515.24H movement, and features a 24-hour hand with rotating bezel to keep track of the time across time zones. Other features include a 44mm stainless steel case, water resistance down to 100 meters, a screw-down crown, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a date window at 3 o’clock, and either a handcrafted leather strap or a dial-matching black rubber strap. Available here

Valentino Garavani’s Rock Be Camoulflage High-Top Sneaker

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Nike Air Force 1 has solidified itself as one of the greatest sneakers all time. Well, even without its imitators, the AF1 is already considered among the greats which is why it comes as no surprise that another company this time, Valentino appears to have used it as a foundation for its newest release.  The silhouette is very similar with strap and sole details mirroring its Nike counterpart.

What sets this apart from the AF1 is the premium materials. The shoe is made in Italy with an upper comprised of a calk-skin leather and fabric insets to mimic a camo pattern. Rubber stud details can also be seen on the shoe’s back heel as well as the forefoot of the shoe’s outsole. All in all this is a premium sneaker for those people who want to take it to that next level. Dont get me wrong this is a beautifully crafted sneaker but I personally will be sticking to the trusted Nike version…If you on the other hand can part with £600+ shop here

Karrimor Japan Spring Summer 2015 Lookbook

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Old school British outdoors brand Karrimor is about to suprise you. At the moment it is super under-appreciated in its home country by the fashionista who thinks its just a cheap collection which is  languishes on the rails of a certain sports retailer but when you actually step back and look at the quality and design it stands equally with any sports brand. Thats not why its going to surprise you though Autumn Winter 15 will see the launch of a new collection K100 which will including  a colab with British designer and outerwear guru Nigel Cabourn sitting at an elevated level which I will have more information on soon.

The Japaneese arm of the company have tapped into its countries appreciation of classic walking gear. Knowing that a little clever styling can go a long way in changing brand perception, the label put together a set of uncomplicated, contemporary looks for men and women. Familiar pieces from Karrimor’s archive sit beside reworked styles, the usual mix of shell jackets, rain-hats, parkas, multi-pocket trousers and performance layers utilize technical fabrics including durable, wind resistant Pertex® and the breathable cotton-like Supplex®. A top selection both in looks and spec, send out the signal to your proxy and see more from Karrimor Japan over at the website and as I said keep an eye out here for more on brands rising profile.

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Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire White/White

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Hot off the heels from Air Max Day, Nike continues to churn out iterations of its classic line of Air Max sneakers. Honoring the unique occasion, Nike has released a special pair of Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moires, clad in a white/white colorway. Appropriate for the spring and summer months ahead, the minimalist clean-white sneaker features a perforated upper, with complementing off-white tones on its gum outsole. Buy here