Monthly Archives: May 2013

WTAPS Canvas Sneakers

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Japanese streetwear powerhouse WTAPS constantly produces staple and sought after pieces of footwear every season. No matter what season it is, WTAPS stays true to it’s theme reinterpreting classics. For Spring/Summer 2013 WTAPs reintroduces a signature in their collection, the Canvas. This season, the Canvas, true to it’s name, features the material wrapping around a simplistic low-top upper. With its signature embroidered cross-bone print pattern covering the shoe, the Canvas sits on a white vulcanized outsole.

Nike Sportswear ‘England’ Air Max 1 & Destroyer Jacket

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I still havent accepted that my national teams kit is made by americans, nothing against them obviously but Englands kit should be english. Any how this little pack has moved me towards welcoming them…they have worked up these special “England” Air Max 1s and Destroyer jacket. The Air Max 1 keeps things relatively subdued with a black-on-black colorway, a gold star representing England’s 1966 World Cup victory and red eyelets representing St. George’s cross. Meanwhile, the Destroyer jacket borrows cues from classic English design with details including British Millerain waxed cotton arms, four gold pins, and embroidery celebrating 150 years of the FA. Both pieces will be releasing at Niketown London and Harrods on May 28.

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Nudie Jeans Opens Concept Store and Repair Station in London

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“Repairing is Caring” reads outside Swedish denim brand Nudie Jeans‘ new London based concept and repair store. The recent enterprise aims at giving its customers much more than a basic “enter, purchase and leave experience,” with a conceptually driven retail space, as well as services for already purchased goods. Such offerings include free jean repair, cleaning services and 20% off for new purchases if old pairs are returned. The ground level shop is located at 29, D’Arbley Street, near Soho square.

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Balmain Riders Leather Jacket

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Constructing another luxurious iteration to a classic silhouette, Paris fashion house Balmain has released a Riders Jacket with tones of self-assertion. Made with meticulous detail, wrinkled lamb leather panels the sturdy black body, while frontal horizontal zips dramatize the jacket with added elegance, acting as both functional and modish designs on the grainy backdrop. The leather wrist fasteners are fetching additions to the jacket, allowing wind and weather resistance. Stylish and practical, Balmain reiterates timeless staples with innate charisma. Buy Balmain Spring Summer 2013 here

Deluxe x Vans Era 10th Anniversary Collection Preview

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Deluxe and Vans preview a pair of Eras from their 10th Anniversary Collection. Featuring a streamlined silhouette, the simple monotone upper is made of a hairy suede that is contrasted by white laces. A light brown leather patch accents the heel portion of the ankle closure. Priced at ¥13,650 JPY (approximately £100), the shoes will come in black and navy colourways

Vans Vault 2013 Spring OG Style 36 LX Two Tone

vans-vault-2013-spring-og-style-36-lx-two-tone-1 Vans Vault is back with the OG Style 36 LX Two Tone range. A tribute to the brand’s iconic 1978 low-top model that may be better known as the Old Skool, this collection reworks the “jazz striped” fan-favorite with a duo of two tone offerings in classic blue/dandelion and orange rust/coconut shell. Be on the lookout for the Vans Vault 2013 Spring OG Style 36 LX Two Tone models to hit select Vault by Vans stockists sometime in June.

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Play Cloths x Saucony Shadow 5000 Cotton Candy Pack

play-cloths-x-saucony-shadow-5000-cotton-candy-pack-1If the Play Cloths and Saucony collab that together built the Shadow 5000 “Precious Metals” pack, was a little too futuristic to you, perhaps this one will leave you feeling a little more at home. Dubbed the “Cotton Candy” pack, this trio of kicks plays off of the universal love for the powdery good stuff, which we swore we could live off of as kids. Using three sugary sweet colorways, including Dream Blue, Mimosa, and Coral Almond, the two brands successfully blend suede uppers with a contrasting white midsole and tonal laces and special-edition liners to build the perfect summer shoe. The set will be releasing in limited numbers in the coming weeks, with those who have the Swaag iPhone App (a free download) among the first able to own a pair followed by a wider release.

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