Balmain Fleece-Back Cotton Biker Hoodie

balmain-fleece-cotton-biker-hoodie-1-960x640Luxury fashion house Balmain have added this motorcycle-inspired cotton hoodie to their seasonal offerings. Crafted from cotton jersey and finished with motocross style quilting and metal zippers, the piece is a lightweight way of adopting the biker aesthetic without resorting to heavy leathers. Balmain’s recent forays into biker style has added an element of toughness to the normally delicate and precious world of high fashion.

Footpatrol x Nike Air Huarache Light “Concrete”

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London’s own Footpatrol has teamed up with Nike to create an Air Huarache Light inspired by the grey winter days of London and how it seems to magnify the abundance of grey building facades in the bustling capital. Taking the inspiration quite literally, this Huarache Light features an all-grey upper composed of rich suede and lightweight mesh, all of which is tied together by the semi-translucent grey molded eyestays. 3M accents, embroidered tonal Swooshes, speckled laces, a light grey, speckled sole, and perforated white leather lining round out the details for these special kicks. Limited to just 500 pairs worldwide, the Air Huarache Light “Concrete” will be available in-store and online exclusively at Footpatrol starting at 9:00 a.m. local time on Friday, July 18

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Saucony ‘Cavity’ Pack

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Saucony‘s “Cavity” pack, which consists of the Shadow 5000 and Shadow Original, is gearing up for its official launch in the coming days. Offering up two new colorways, the “Minty Fresh” rendition features a suede and mesh mint green upper with hits of red at the collar, tongue and eyelets. The “Black Razz,” on the other hand, sees a suede, leather and mesh upper executed in black and pink as a nod to its raspberry and licorice-inspired design. Both iterations rest atop a contrasting white midsole and black rubber outsole. The Saucony “Cavity” Pack will be available at select retailers on Tuesday.

Size? x Nike Air Huarache Light Atomic Mango

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The days of quickstrikes in the kicks world has been lost for a while now. The proliferation of information out and the number of people willing to leak the info makes keeping a release secret. However, Nike and UK retailer size? have managed to pull off one of the better surprises in years with the Nike Air Huarache Light ‘Atomic Mango.’

The shoe is a beautiful progression piece that combines seldom used elements from the Huarache lineage to generate a new look. The colour scheme comes from the long forgotten Huarache Racer OG from ’94 and an unreleased version of the Huarache Burst made in 2005 but never seeing the light of day. The 2014 version uses the Huarache Light design, included the sole and not the Free version seen on the last Huarache Light-lookalikes. I’m sure some purists will find a way to down-talk them as not having minute details related to the original Lights but I like em plus expect more colourways from Nike over the next couple of seasons. Available now.

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Ryan Putnam’s Illustrations of Famous Movie Costumes

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Artist and graphic designer Ryan Putnam has created a series of simple yet eye-catching outfit grids of famous movie costumes. The simple illustrations cover several iconic film characters from movies like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and more.

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The Americanness Of Manchester United’s New Kit

Fa14_Match_Manchester_United_PR_H_Front_R_detail-801x572Goodbye, Patrik Ervell. Hello, Chevrolet. Manchester United has a new home kit. The previous, a sharp number that paid homage to Manchester’s connection to the textile industry (i.e. gingham), clothed the Red Devils during David Moyes’ remarkably dreadful tenure as manager. And, as such, goes the way of the gray kits that rendered players invisible on the pitch during the ’90s. Those little collars have been told to fuck right of, except on Puma’s new Arsenal alternate.

In replacement of the Ervellian design is a new look that borrows, seemingly, from Little League baseball. There is a single button henley placket and then there is, well, a fantastically large Chevy ribbon. Americanness doesn’t suit football (sorry, Glazer family), and unless Louis van Gaal rights the ship, this one should, like last year’s kit, go the way of the dodo in 12 months time.

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adidas adizero Feather Primeknit Black/Phantom

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adidas has unveiled a new addition to the Primeknit family with its adizero Feather Primeknit. Featuring a fully woven Primeknit upper in black/phantom, this shoe offers up a slim profile that is both snug on the foot and airy. Standout details include the woven details at the heel and tongue, as well as the hard plastic heel support at the rear. The upper rests atop a contrasting white lightweight midsole and black rubber outsole.