Monthly Archives: October 2013

Nike Free Hyperfeel Black Wolf Grey

nike-free-hyperfeel-blackwolf-grey-dark-grey-1Nike‘s innovative new Free Hyperfeel is now available in this stealthy black/wolf grey-dark grey colourway. The knit upper appears in a combination of black, light grey, and grey giving, giving it a heather grey appearance. The medial and lateral sides of the shoe offer differing looks, with the medial side sticking to darker tones while the lateral side sticks to lighter tones.

visvim FBT Corduroy

visvim fbt corduroy | the style raconteurvisvim‘s signature FBT silhouette has been given a makeover with corduroy this season. Offered in several colors the FBT CORDUROY features a premium British cowhide suede upper and a Calico-print backed corduroy fringe. As with all visvim pieces, the FBT CORDUROYS are a perfect synergy between old-school construction and modern technology, in this case featuring hand-sewn construction with up-to-date details like a custom Vibram sole unit.

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Sneaker Sculptures by Jason Ruff

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We’ve all felt it: The unique kind of envy that results from encountering something you want, but can’t afford. For artist Jason Ruff in his younger years, it was sneakers and cigarettes — which serve as materials for his latest project.

Using sharp scissors and infinite patience, Ruff has created perfect little replicas of classic Nike high-tops using nothing but the materials found in cigarette packs. OK, there’s some duct tape involved too. But you get the point. He describes it as “mixing the unattainable objects of my youth”, and yes — his creations definitely remind us of what it was like to be 15 and mischievous.

All things considered, these awesomely intricate little sculptures are bound to leave you wanting something. It’s just hard to decide if it’s a smoke or a new pair of kicks.

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Nike Air Max 1 SP ‘Liquid Metal’

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Nike are about to release a new shiny version its iconic Nike Air Max 1 sneaker. Entitled “Liquid Metal”, the sneaker comes in a gold metallic version with a hint at its chemical element placed on the tongue. Apparently the sneaker also comes in silver metallic version. Both are supposed to release at select retailers this weekend, including Bodega.

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Aitor Throup 2013 “New Object Research” Collection

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This man is a fucking genius….It’s taken quite a while, but we’d say it was worth the wait. Aitor Throup‘s first full clothing collection has finally hit the shops seven years after his graduation from the Royal College of Art. “New Object Research” is the amalgamation and result of archetypal concepts that the Argentinian-born, London-based designer and artist has been exploring for a while now — stuff we’ve seen in his previous capsule collections like the Shiva skull bag, Skanda jacket and Saxophone shirt. His long fascination with the human anatomy and the evolution of his study of construction and fabrication have culminated in these convention breaking designs: an original zipper system, cutting-edge buttonhole technology, trousers that don’t finish at the ankles, out-of-this-world seams, and ergonomic sleeves that anticipate movement. Throup has even engaged a design firm to create rotating, 360-degree views of the pieces for his new website which will launch this Wednesday, October 16.

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Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG BRED

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The famed BRED colorway of the Air Jordan 1 High that put Michael Jordan in violation of the 1985 NBA dress code is back this year. The kicks racked up fines and publicity for MJ and Nike and earned the silhouette and color palette a place in NBA history. The return of the OG colorway is part of Nike’s OG series that nixes the retro Jumpman style for the original Nike Air on the tongue and outsole. Check out the images and look out for the kicks to release on the 28th of December. We will keep posted with a release date confirmation as the release draws near.

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A Bathing Ape 2013 TYPE 1 BAPEX

Bapex | The Style RaconteurJapanese cult label A Bathing Ape presents the TYPE 1 BAPEX for 2013 fall/winter. Furthering its bold aesthetics over two colorways in blue and green, the TYPE 1 BAPEX features a stainless steel bracelet and buckle in contrast to its bright display panel. With subtle BAPE accents throughout and slogan “MADE BY HUMAN” stamped at the panel’s lower, the timepiece is another standout item from the imprint’s forthcoming collection