Monthly Archives: April 2012

Nike Elite No Sew

Nike continues to release interesting new versions of its most classic running shoes. After previously presenting the Air Vortex Fuse, here is now a first look at the newly released Nike Elite No Sew. Originally released in 1976, the Elite is one of Nike’s most popular runners ever due to its simple profile. and lightweight design. This SS12 reissue this ‘no sew’ version utilises Nike’s pressure welded seam technology, resulting in an extra clean silhouette. It comes in two colourways for Summer 2012, Both sneakers are now in stock here.


Dr. Martens Manton Desert Boot

I first saw these in Berlin last season and instantly liked them. Manton is part of Dr Martens wedge sole collection which is becoming very popular. A soft suede upper with a on trend brick sole makes this a must for the summer. Available now in three colourways here

Polo Ralph Lauren Surf Print Polo Shirt

Inspired by vintage surf wear and classic Americana, the Polo Ralph Lauren Surf Print Polo Shirt captures the playful nature of the sea. Crafted from lightweight cotton and featuring classic two button-up closure, the latest from Ralph Lauren is an homage to beachwear from yesteryear. The Polo is available here

In Bed With Invader

Everytime I go to Paris I find myself on the look out for French street artist Invaders work. He is known the world over for his distinctive street decals. This video follows the artist for an entire night – showing the process the artist goes through.

A.P.C. Mid Tennis Hook Boot


A hybrid between a chukka and a desert boot comes the release of the new Mid Tennis Hook Boot from A.P.C.. Designed with a flexible leather upper atop a rubber sole, these shoes are available in two colorways of brown and black leather. Both are available at Oki-Ni.


Visvim Ballistic 20L Colour Block Backpack


visvim Ballistic 20L, is an amazing backpack and now returns for Spring/Summer 2012. There has been lots of materials and colours already, but never like this before. visvim is getting colorful and presents a color block design on the latest drop, with each backpack coming with numerous strong colors on the upper, acting as a nice contrast to the brown elk leather bottom. Look out for these at visvim retailers this week.









Victoria Beckham x Range Rover Evoque


Since its debut in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has been one of the British carmakers most popular models. Thanks to the ability to customize any of its three trims — Pure, Prestige and Dynamic — this has opened the doors to Range Rover with 70% of Evoque owners being new to the brand. To further push the brand and Evoque, they have enlisted Victoria Beckham to help design this brand new special edition which makes its debut in Beijing, China. Despite your first inclinations that this will be a female-orientated outcome, careful consideration was taken into the overall design to create something equally fitting for Victoria’s husband David Beckham.

Some of the finer details of the Victoria Beckham x Range Rover Evoque Special Edition include the first ever matte hand-painted finish, 20″ wheels with rose gold accents, a hand-stitched tan semi-aniline leather interiors, a bespoke four-piece luggage set, an 825 watt 17 speaker Meridian sound system and a limited edition of 200 models. From a performance stand-point, the car boasts a turbo-charged 2.0 liter engine outputting 237 hp and 251 lbs-ft of torque.



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MHL Margaret Howell x Converse Jack Purcell


After having worked on the Chuck Taylor Hi before, MHL by Margaret Howell has teamed up again with Converse. For Summer 2012 they present two colorways of the iconic Jack Purcell low top sneaker. Keeping it simple and in line with their previous collaboration, the sneakers come in black and off-white, featuring a premium canvas upper. The double branding only appears on the in-sole.

Look out for a release of the MHL by Margaret Howell x Converse Jack Purcell in June 2012 at Howell stores.






Nike Blazer Vintage Size? Exclusives


Size? have just put up a nice set of 3 Blazers including grey/green along with a grey/blue and white/green but hold out because the best colour way is yet to pink which are a striking resemblance to the the classic Nike x Stussy Blazer Mids that dropped in 2002. Buy the exclusive colourways here