Monthly Archives: April 2013

Nowhere A Bathing Ape 20th Anniversary Collaborations

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After presenting a teaser of the 20th Anniversary Nowhere/A BATHING APE collection, we’re now able to take a first look at each piece featuring pieces done in collaboration with Kanye West and Pharrell among many others. In total, 20 international artists were chosen to design a special APE Head T-shirt and canvas.

The collaborators are:

Shinsuke Takizawa
James Lavelle
Tetsu Nishiyama
Stash
Skatething
Tsuyoshi Noguchi
Masaaki Homma
Masamichi Katayama
Futura
Motofumi Poggy Kogi
Hiroshi Ito
Jun Takahashi
Kanye West
Daisuke Obana
NIGO
Show Ayanocozey
Takashi Kumagai
Verbal
Pharrell Williams
Mankey

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Nike Free Sockracer

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One of Nike‘s most minimal silhouettes, the Free Sockracer, is now available in a new Black/University Gold-Photo Blue colorway for spring. The now 28-year-old silhouette gets some fresh life thanks to the Black and Photo Blue mesh sock upper and the University Gold buckles. The white Nike Free 5.0 sole updates the classic silhouette while still keeping the spartan character with the shoe.

Nike Air Max 97 SP “Italian Camouflage”

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Designated with Nike’s SP suffix, which stands for Special Projects, the Swoosh has just released this limited run Air Max 97. The kicks don a camo adorned upper (extending to the midsole and even the box), which being labeled as “Italian Camouflage” in dark khaki and golden tussah khaki. Solidifying its Italian inspiration, the Italian flag is placed on the insole. Tracking down a pair may prove difficult as they just landed at Milan based Slam Jam as an “exclusive Quickstrike” with no pairs remaining available online. We will keep you posted if these ever release beyond Slam Jam.

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Mercedes-Benz G550 Night Edition Japan Exclusive

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Here is a look at a limited edition release of the Mercedes-Benz G550 dubbed “Night Edition.” The special design of the four-wheel-drive SUV is exclusive to the Japanese market and features an obsidian black exterior along with twin 5-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels with the choice of either Porcelain or Classic Red for the luxurious leather interior. With only 100 pieces in production the G550 “Night Edition” will be available from Roppongi’s Mercedes-Benz Connection from April 22.

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Nike Air Max 1 FB Fresh Mint Pink Flash

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With a lot of Yeezy-inspired colourways bouncing around the market recently, this new Nike Air Max 1 FB model definitely strikes a Kanye cord. However West as these minty Max FBs seem, they’re actually based upon the Nike Elastico Finale II – part of the Nike Football FC247 collection. Nike used the striking contrast of fresh mint and brooding black throughout this sizzling number, finishing of the colour concerto with accents of pink flash through the insole, outsole and midsole. Unfortunately for everyone chasing for a taste of these treats, the intiial release at Titolo sold out within a matter of minutes, so as anymore release I will let you know

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Adidas Originals ZX 500 OG for United Arrows

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Adidas Originals recently released the ZX 500 in an original colourway of the 1986 era runner. Next up for the sneaker is a United Arrows exclusive release, accented with green in white and grey. A release date is for the 2nd of May.

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DQM x Vans “I Love NY” Sk8-Hi & Authentic by ROCKY BROWN

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DQM and Vans represent New York City with their latest collaboration. The effort results in the Authentic and Sk8-Hi fitted in white canvas adorned with an “I Love NY” all over print. The kicks are exclusive to DQM but you don’t have to be in NY to grab a pair as they will release in-shop and online on the 19th of April.

Mr Bathing Ape Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook

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Bape released this week its new Summer 2013 Mook magazine, which highlights its upcoming collection for Summer 2013. Take a look at the new line-up from Mr. BATHING APE, the more mature line to come from the Bape empire. Shirts, ties, classic leather shoes make up most of the collection, along with a few suits and of course some great accessories. Buy here

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Maison Martin Margiela 22 Woven Replica Sneaker

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For Spring/Summer 2013, Maison Martin Margiela retools its 22 Replica Sneaker with a distinctive hand-woven leather upper, suitable for warm weather and conferring a rough-hewn artisanal aesthetic to the traditional low-top silhouette. The made in Italy shoe sits on a durable gum rubber sole unit with Samba-inspired indoor sole tread, and comes equipped with a tabbed lacing system complemented with a tongue built with the same woven leather construction. Leather lining and a Margiela branded leather tongue tag round out the details. Buy here

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Eames Molded Wood Chair by Herman Mill

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By far the most famous American Mid-Century designers, Charles and Ray Eames legacy can still be found in tastefully furnished appartments all over the world. A standout piece is without doubt the Shell Chair. Originally introduced in 1948 by Herman Miller it initially featured a molded fiber glass shell, which was later, however, replaced by a more-eco friendly yet less classy looking plastic. Now 65 years after its initial inception the Shell Chair is made available in a refined wooden veneer version, of course with your choice of three classic bases: wire (“Eiffel Tower”) in chrome or black, 4-leg in chrome or black, or wood dowel in one of three finishes.

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