Picasso Babe Presents Nike Air Yeezy II, adidas Yeezy 750 Boost & Nike Air MAG for Babies

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Following in the no-pun-intended footsteps of Bootee Check, Spain’s Picasso Babe introduces a line of hype sneakers designed explicitly for babies. Each crocheted reappropriation is handmade and constructed entirely of cotton. Among the latest offerings are the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost, the Nike Air Yeezy II, and the Nike Air MAG. Fans of Kanye West will be pleased to know that several versions of the Air Yeezy are on offer including the coveted Air Yeezy II “Red October,” “Platinum” and “Black.” Although they’re certainly done as a hobby and just for kicks, the growing popularity of newborns in streetwear signals a shift in the subculture’s acceptance into the mainstream. If you like what you see, you can place an order via Etsy

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adidas Originals Heaven & Hell Pack, size? Exclusive

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For the next instalment of their exclusive Select Collection, footwear retailer size? presents two new colourways of the popular adidas Originals Tubular Runner silhouette. The “Tubular Mono” runner pack is comprised of tonal red and white iterations of the shoe, which feature a mesh base and suede laser-cut detailing along the breathable upper, sitting atop of a EVA midsole. Tonal laces and branding at the tongue round out the latest designs. This exclusive release will be available for purchase starting March 27 here

Adidas Y-3 Boost QR

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Following the unveiling of the Retro Boost and Qasa High, Y-3 has unveiled the Boost QR. The collaborative venture between Yohji Yamamoto and adidas sees an adaptation of the Qasa, with a more manageable outsole and slimmer silhouette. The sneker features premium materials such as leather on the heel cage. Canvas and mesh make up the rest of the model, which is available in two colorways — black/white and black/khaki. Expect the sneaker to drop sometime soon. Buy the Spring Summer collection here.

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Alpha Industries Classic MA-1 Jacket

Alpha Industries MA-1 | The Style RaconteurBefore bouncers, punks, skinheads and Yeezy started wearing Alpha’s MA-1 jacket it was the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy. The MA-1  jacket was the first military flight jacket to cross over into civilian fashion.

AI’s classic flight jacket includes knit cuffs, a knit collar and waistband, as well as a strong front zipper with storm flap for warmth. There are multiple snap-closure pockets as well as the utility/pencil pocket with the “Remove Before Flight” key chain. An addition to the jacket in the 60’s was the reversibility to show off an Indian Orange lining. The reason being if a plane crashed, the pilot could reverse the jacket to the orange side to signal rescue personnel, exactly what you need on a night out up North!

This classic version has been kept as close as possible to the classic specifications, it has been the subject of many colabs over the years but this in its purist version is pretty iconic.

‘TCG’ the artist formally known as Thorocraft

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Maybe you heard of Thorocraft at some point during your past #menswear 1.0 travels. They were purveyors of perfectly fine footwear, but, for the most part, their designs were always a bit too swagless for out taste. But none of that wack shit matters anymore because Thorocraft just pulled off the ill rebrand, flipping the script and reemerging as TCG (aka Thoroughly Crafted Goods), a brand with an aesthetic much more in line with today’s customer. The first installment of their new philosophy is seen with the brand’s “Olympia” pack of two athletic-leaning sneakerboots that are more sneaker than they are boot. Im looking forward to see what they have in store over the next couple of seasons.

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New Balance Made in USA M996CPS

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When it comes to New Balance, everyone loves a bit of “Made in…”, wether it’s our very own Flimby, allowing us to be proud of our nations flailing manufacturing industry, or the exotic Made in USA range such as this. This colourway of the 996 form the much loved 990 Series (one of NB’s best series) gives the shoe a tonal Mint Green suede and mesh upper that conjures up thoughts of Easter. Maybe that’s just me getting seasonal. Detailing is provided with 3M reflective material and matching hits of grey, while the N logo and midsole pop in white.

For some reason, I feel like this one might go a bit under the radar, mainly because New Balance seems to be living under the radar at the moment, but that just makes the brand even more cool, especially in todays era of super-hype. This premium New Balance Made in USA M996CSP is available now

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Passarella Death Squad x Penthouse

14-01-2015_passarelladeathsquadxpenthouse_brettrossitee_white_1I first come in contact with Passarella Death Squad in around 2008 when I saw a t-shirt print of half naked girls convorting with Big Ben (The clock!) since then they have taken us on a journey fron scantly clad women to vintage arcade games..now they have teamed up with storied men’s lifestyle magazine (Jazz Mag!) Penthouse to produce a limited number of prints, based on David Cronenberg’s Videodrome. The deeply unsettling film explores the darker corners of sexuality in the information age, and these prints owe their grainy affect to its exploitative VHS aesthetic. With models taken from the Penthouse archive, the images are perfectly clipped which ooze 80’s cool. Available now…there also will be an exhibition showcasing the prints so keep your peepers out here for more info asap.

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