Monthly Archives: January 2012

Clarks Originals x Oi Polloi Unicorn Leather Wallabee Pack

Clarks and Oi Polloi have continued their work together with creative directors Steve Sanderson and Nigel Lawson creating their own interpretation of the iconic Wallabee. Maintaining the timeless aesthetic of the shoe they applied a special material, a “Unicorn Leather”, the name given to elk hides by the specialized tannery that produces them. The finish is supple and is highlighted by individual marks and defects, the “Unicorn Leather” is also dyed with aniline and tumbled for up to 12 hours to create the unique look. Produced in Dijon and Wasabi colorways, the Clarks Originals x Oi Polloi Unicorn Leather Wallabee Pack is available now

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CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star Hi & Ox – Motorcycle Leather Jacket

The collaboration last Spring between CONVERSE and outerwear specialist Schott New Yorkintroduced Motorcycle Leather Jacket, a Chuck Taylor off shoot derived from Schott’s famous leather motorcycle jacket. And while the model proved to be immensely popular, it was exclusive toCONVERSE First String retail outlets only. This Spring, CONVERSE will introduce the model once again. While Schott will not take part in this release, the Motorcycle Leather Jacket still features the same genuine leather upper, full zip adornment around the eyelet, and offset stitch work. Comes in high or low (oxford) variants, both are available in black leather. There is also the brown leather edition, though only comes in oxford design.

Planet of the Apes Print Series

Austin, Texas’s Mondo has linked up with artists Rich Kelly, Jason Edmiston, Phantom City Creative, Florian Bertmer, Martin Ansin and Ken Taylor for a series of limited edition Planet of the Apes posters. Released yesterday as a set and then again today individually, the exclusive prints display a unique take on the movie posters that originally promoted the classic film franchise. Spanning from 1968′s Planet of the Apes to 1973′s Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the entire run of exclusive prints was scooped up by fans of the franchise in a matter of minutes.

Stone Island Shadow Project Varsity Blazer

 presents the Varsity Blazer, a hybrid garment that takes the best elements from a varsity blouson and traditional menswear blazer. Aside from its innovative design, what really sets the jacket apart is the technical fabric, which is Teflon coated in extremely high temperatures during the dying process. The resulting heat compression alters the texture and appearance of the material, ultimately creating a unique one-of-a-kind hand feel. Two vertical chest pockets, decorative white buttons and ribbed waist finish the look. Buy Stone Island Shandow here

A Bathing Ape x PLAY Comme des Garcons

Often breaking much of its news directly via its official Twitter account, A Bathing Ape recently hinted at a forthcoming collaborative collection alongside PLAY COMME des GARCONS. With nothing more than adual-branded TwitPic posted, the announcement will likely blend both label’s likeminded, graphic-driven aesthetic into a comprehensive capsule collection in the upcoming seasons.

Ransom By adidas “Alan Crepe”

Ransom by adidas welcomes back the Alan Crepe sneaker model this Spring/Summer 2012 season. The basic silhouette comes in two colorways of black and tan, both featuring a soft crepe sole for long lasting use. The shoe’s upper includes oiled leathers and minimal branding only seen on the tongue. Look for the Alan Crepe, as well as other Spring/Summer 2012 offerings, at Ransom by adidas retailers worldwide starting this month.

Adidas Malmo

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After seeing its recent gum bottom iteration release for 2011 fall/winter via the “adi-Archive” pack, adidas Originals debuts its latest Malmö for Spring 2012. Mocked up in a purple suede upper, the classic silhouette is given yellow leather Three Stripes, a gum bottom outsole and matching heel and tongue hits of yellow. True to the details of its original models, the pair boasts tonal tube laces, a puffed tongue and waffle cup grips on the lower outsole.