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A.O.CMS Premium Basics

AOCMS_A-630x441A.O.CMS is a must have brand for many menswear retailers in Sweden, providing premium basics that aren’t accompanied with a price tag that will make you cringe, whilst carrying a level of quality that will make you want to wear the stuff for days on end. Founder Rodrigo Gutierrez and the Stockholm-based team pride themselves on being one of the ‘slowest brands in the business’, ensuring focus on quality, production and communication. Now that the boys have aced the basics, we’re starting to see hints of fuller collections, including the appearance of a varsity bomber in their Spring/Summer 14 collection entitled ‘Life Uncooked’, made from fine goat suede and that favorite YKK zipper. Take a closer look at A.O.CM

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Tom Hide Accessories

64232-434cf4c8af4847ff93fd1b4d3114b3b6I’m a sucker for well crafted accessories and Tom Hide is a London based creative company, developed from a desire to produce heritage inspired items, made with quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Careful attention is given to the selection of materials that are durable, timeless and shall develop individual character as they age.  The current line of belts, bags and leather goods uses waxed canvas from Scotland, leather from premium suppliers in Europe and USA and high strength thread from Japan. Constructed by hand in England using a blend of modern and traditional techniques, each item is unique and enduring. Check em out here64232-434cf4c8af4847ff93fd1b4d3114b3b664232-350316b0252243e5943c7a982a2e898b 64232-6d81685393404a1484dd7400b04ca76c64232-583f78f42f8b423082870988e4c27221 64232-329ad00708e946a28e9024e284e6d83364232-c31c7a29cb514dbf95dd5e89cf088d98 64232-ad174433c8df46d7a15a59b67f6c28f564232-6fb6e7bb4a264b9792912788219b264d 64232-41aedd9ec54242429840bb9559091f3c

 

Nike Air Safari Spring Summer Collection

Nike Air Safari | The Style RaconteurThe Tinker Hatfield-designed Nike Air Safari returns this spring in a huge aray of great colorways. Back after celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 these tonal takes on the classic silhouette are pretty sweet. All options feature mesh and suede with safari print panels on the toe box and heel. Contrasting white collars, Swooshes and soles finish the look. Available at usual Nike stockist.

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Shigeki Fujishiro x adidas Consortium Stan Smith “PLAY”

shigeki-fujishiro-x-adidas-consortium-stan-smith-play-pack-1Adding to the list of collaborations for this year’s re-release of the Stan Smith, adidas Consortium has teamed up with Japanese designer Shigeki Fujishiro to give the Stan Smith a fun makeover with this “PLAY” pack release. Expressing his fascination with spacial relationships — a familiar theme for the designer — Fujishiro has added colored string to the classic silhouette to give a new look to the perforated Three Stripes. The rest of the shoe is kept clean and simple in all white leather, which serves as a great backdrop for the playful string designs. Look for the Stan Smith “PLAY” pack at No.6 London, No.42 Paris and No.74 Berlin stores and select adidas Consortium partners.

The Chimp Store Rat Pack Look Book

UntitledThe Chimp Store look books have always been amazing and they return to the Illustrative lookbook for their first creative output of 2014. Teaming up with the extremely talented Illustrator Kieren they have brought the past, Rat Pack, into the 21st century by chimpin’ them out in latest Ice Cream, Nike, adidas Originals, Asics, Levi’s, Rockwell By Parra & more. Kieren Illustrates core members of the infamous Rat Pack & gives a detailed look at some of The Chimp Stores latest products and roster additions including footwear & streetwear mainstay adidas Originals and the much praised Japanese footwear brand Asics. The Loobook features Rat Pack members Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Humphrey Bogart & Joey Bishop as you have never seen them before.

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Nike Air Max 1 SP Camo Germany | Nike Berlin Flagship Store Opening Edition

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To mark the opening of its Nike Berlin flagship store on Tauentzienstr, the athletic wear giant created a special color scheme based on last year’s Nike Air Max 1 SP “German Camo” from the popular  “Country Camo” Collection. Technically known as Flecktarn, or “Spotted Camouflage” in German, the disruptive pattern became a standard issue among the Heer (Army), the Luftwaffe (Air Force), and the Marine (Navy) of Germany by the early 1990s. Comes in variations of 3-, 4-, 5- and 6- color patterns, other nations also apply similar design to their combat uniforms, including India, China, and Japan.

50 pairs were made of this Nike Air Max 1 SP “Camo – Germany”, though sold to friends and family only. There will another opportunity still as Sneaker Freaker Germany and BEINGHUNTED hosts a giveaway this week. In the meantime, you can visit the new Nike Berlin West at Tauentzienstr. 9-12.nike-air-max-1-sp-camo-germany-friends-family-edition-03 nike-air-max-1-sp-camo-germany-friends-family-edition-04 nike-air-max-1-sp-camo-germany-friends-family-edition-05 nike-air-max-1-sp-camo-germany-friends-family-edition-08

Mercedes-Benz G500 SWB 6.1 Widestar by Brabus

mercedes-benz-g500-swb-6-1-widestar-by-brabus-1Mercedes-Benz may have phased out the G-Class SWB back in 2011, but that hasn’t stopped Brabus from introducing a brand new upgrade kit for the defunct three-door SUV. Making use of the G500 BA3 Final Edition, the customized G-Class bears the Brabus Widestar body kit and sits on 22″ nine-spoke Monoblock E alloy wheels as beautiful red and black leather coats the interior. Given the “6.1″ designation, the vehicle likely boasts a healthy increase in power over the 388 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque of the original 5.5 liter V8mercedes-benz-g500-swb-6-1-widestar-by-brabus-2 mercedes-benz-g500-swb-6-1-widestar-by-brabus-3 mercedes-benz-g500-swb-6-1-widestar-by-brabus-4

Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX

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Vault by Vans kicks off the Spring season with a premium two-piece offering of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX. Dressed in deluxe materials and revamped with heel zipper entry, the premier nubuck, leather and suede detailing the Mocha Bisque and Moroccan Blue editions of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX push the iconic skate silhouette into the realm of sophistication. The Mocha Bisque and Moroccan Blue colorways of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX are available now at select Vault by Vans retailers.

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Adidas Consortium Stan Smith Pack

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With the return of the legendary Adidas Stan Smith for 2014, comes the adidas Consortium Stan Smith pack. Using the same silhouette, the classic sneaker is offered in four Consortium versions including cracked leather, textured ostrich, pebble phoenix leather and reptilian. The resulting pairs give the timeless sneaker the premium treatment it deserves. Look for the pack to release on January 25 at select accounts including No 74 Berlin.

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Nike and Riccardo Tisci Announce 2014 Collaboration

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Last year seemed an especially great time for Riccardo Tisci, with the designer collecting numerous accolades for his work with Givenchy as well as receiving a general recognition on the streets. It seems like Nike is set to team up with the Italian designer in 2014, with the news coming from a special report by Style.com. Items from the collection will carry the label Nike RT, and are set for release in stores and on Nike’s website sometime in the spring. While the nature of the collaboration is still under wraps, its safe to speculate that a line of radical footwear is likely in store. Given Tisci’s knack for the gothic aesthetic so ubiquitous in streetwear these days, Nike RT looks to be a hit for the forthcoming season. Look for more news on this as it arrives in the coming weeks.