After the huge success of their snapback cap collaboration with INDCSN, The Chimp Store have decided to put out their first tee, named Rising. It was hand screened in Yorkshire with artwork provided by Harlton Chesterton to make up the extremely small run of this tee shirt. The Rising tee is available from 10am in store tomorrow, 19th November and will be online at midday.
The Chimp Store presents a quirky editorial this season, that is to some extent literal to what the store name implies. Enlisting photographer Harlton Chesterton to come up with a series of black and white images, the Leeds-based retailer flaunts a vast selection of beanies as worn by the ape-masked models. Titled “Barnet of the Apes,” the lookbook draws attention to select stocked brands including Crooks & Castles, UNDFTD, HUF and Dickies. Be sure to check out the editorial above.
Chimp Store has done it again, here is a unique way of presenting the season’s new releases through lookbook illustrations. Having previously used a Planet of the Apes theme to highlight, this time the store has chosen to feature the famous Lego man sporting tees from brands like Rockwell, HUF, Rebel 8 and Crooks & Castles. All pieces are available for purchase now through The Chimp Store.
This has got to the best look book I have ever seen. The illustrated lookbook by Chimp Store highlights the Dickies x Stussy capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2011. Drawing inspiration from Planet of the Apes, the unique images feature revolutionary chimpanzees wearing items from the collaboration that include a zip-up hoodie, chambray shirt and work pants. The pieces are on sale now and can be purchased here
Back in July I told you that two iconic brands were joining forces, Stussy and Dickies. The workwear aesthetic of Dickies along with Stussy’s well-documented coolness results in a collection comprised of hoodies, denim shirts and pants. I have been excited for a long time about this as once upon a time these were two brands I loved to wear. My good friends at The Chimp Store offer us a closer look below. The collection will be available here in early Feb.
After preview images of the newest addition to the Amos Toy line appeared online some time ago, the James Jarvis created Caleb has finally hit shelves in the UK. Star of his own online comic strip, ‘The Wisdom of Caleb’, he comes in 2 colourways with a selection of T-shirt prints, including a few references you might be pretty familiar with.
Caleb comes in at around 20cm tall, in white/red/blue and black/green blue and is one of my favourite vinyl releases in a long time. The ‘Sausages’ and ‘BARE’ Calebs, with their Supreme and Bape references respectively, are my particular favourites and I’m stoked to add them to my collection. James Jarvis is an illustrative genius and it’s great to see more of his work in the Amos Toys line.
Caleb is available now, online and in-store at The Chimp Store, but I’d warn you… The first batch sold out in record time, and these aren’t likely to be around for much longer, so be quick.
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Takashi Imai is a designer and the director of MADFOOT! His first encounter with sneakers was over 25 years ago in 1980 at the age of 10. The sneakers are still fresh in his memory; the first pair he loved was a pair of PUMA SM Riders. His father’s interest in marathons around the same time complemented his interest in cool running shoes which he would pick up one pair after another. He remembers himself in childhood as an eager kid. He obsessively checked out shoe stores daily to see if they had anything cool in stock. He was never into toys or other things kids would ask their parents to buy them. He would only ask them to get him something when he found a good pair of sneakers worth picking up.
When MADFOOT! Started out in 2001, there was something very different about them compared to other shoe manufacturers. Their refusal to be bound by stereotypes can be witnessed in every season’s issue of their catalogues. MADFOOT have never been available on our shores until now The Chimp Store will be taking delivery of them in Late November just in time for a little Christmas gift to yourself!
House of Billiam and Chimp have come together to offer 4 exclusive varsity jackets only available through Chimp.
House of Billiam takes classic, British suiting fabrics and creates unsuit-like clothing with them, such as the classic varsity jacket. They specialise in bespoke street wear: hand-made, made-to-measure and crafted from exquisite suit material which is how the collaboration with Chimp came around.
Each colour is a take on a classic British theme, from the Red Arrows to the Marines. They are available here as you can imagine they are very limited to dont snooze.
Undefeated was created based on the sports culture from an urban perspective that provides an environment that can be related to in terms of music, art, and people in the street fashion industry. After collaborating with Nike, Adidas, Converse, Puma, New Balance, and etc., Undefeated started its own apparel design collection lines by the influences of street and military culture, promoting inspirational lifestyles. The other unique facet about the store of Undefeated is its giant outdoor billboard in the La Brea chapter, Los Angeles, sponsored by Nike. The billboard project is changed periodically and featured with different artists to not only market the brand, but also educate people about the street culture as well as leading by example. The AW10 collection is available now at The Chimp Store
itself was established in 1998 and originally started as a skate shop. Over the years the vision has slightly changed but the fundamentals remain the same, providing clothing that anyone can enjoy, and not just the elitist or the niche. At the start of the year former HIP buyer Mark Bedford bought the business and has since been putting together a brand portfolio that will both educate and excite. Including HUF, UNDFTD, Dickies, Rebel8, Elvis Jesus and one of my personal favourite new brands Levi’s Made & Crafted.
‘The aim isn’t to break any boundaries, we just want to provided decent menswear to decent men, be it that they like football, gardening, clubbing..’ says Mark
Last week saw the long awaited launch of The Chimp Store’s website
check it out here
also if you are in Leeds pop in the store located in the Victorian built Thorntons Arcade