Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mark McNairy Commando Sole Low Boot

07-11-2013_mcnairy_commandosoloelowboot_blackgoldentan_1Designed by Mark McNairy and made by Sanders & Sanders in Northampton. Taken from his New Amsterdam collection, a clean and simple take on a classic style, the Commando Sole Low Boot is a prime example of the collection’s on top quality construction and expertly executed design. Bench made in Northampton, England, they feature full grain uppers with a subtly contrasting heel panel and a Goodyear welted to a classic British Dainite sole unit.07-11-2013_mcnairy_commandosoloelowboot_blackgoldentan_2 07-11-2013_mcnairy_commandosoloelowboot_blackgoldentan_3

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A Look Inside Nike CEO Mark Parkers Office

a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-1The internal happenings of Nike‘s Beaverton locale are often kept to a slight whisper, which has probably contributed to the brand’s success. Remote from the bustle of R&D and beside the marketing department sits Mark Parker – CEO of Nike. I originally posted images of his office a few years again but Obscura Magazine has released a peek inside the ‘newly-redesigned’ office of “The World’s Most Creative CEO” (according to Fast Company) in their latest issue, providing a new perspective on the successful businessman. An infamous bust of Lincoln, signed Air Jordans, and an array of vintage war-era paintings create a unique aesthetic all their own, with the office seeming more like a ‘home away from home’ than a workspace in the traditional sense. Enjoy a look, then head over to SILLY THING to pick up a copy of Obscura Magazine Issue 14.a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-2 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-3 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-4 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-5 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-6 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-7 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-8 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-9 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-10 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-11

KRISVANASSCHE Mid & Low Crocodile Sneakers

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I’ve never really liked KRISVANASSCHE’s footwear or sneaker collections in previous seasons but these two silhouettes are very nice. All-over crocodile leather low and mid-top with subtle accents at the heel and tongue. Look for these and the full collection soon.

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Nike x J.Crew Air Pegasus ’93

j-crew-for-nike-pegasus-83-1Nike has given U.S. retailer J.Crew a batch of the Air Pegasus ’83 in exclusive colourways. Available in two coloruways — a Hawks-esque red/yellow/black and a more subdued blue/teal/black (shown here) — the shoe offers up a great mix of casual and athletic styling. The uppers are composed of breathable mesh finished with synthetic suede overlays and also feature padded collars and a leather Swoosh. This stylish update of the classic runner also features a softer, more comfortable midsole and is finished with a classic Nike waffle sole. Look for both colorways now at J.Crew’s online store.

Balmain Quilted Jersey Jacket

Balmain-Quilted-Fleece-Cotton-Jersey-Jacket-01Balmain takes their iconic motorcross quilting to a modern black sports jacket with this quilted fleece-back version. Made from cotton-jersey, the bomber features quilting along the sleeves, shoulders, and lower back, as well as two chest pockets and two front zip pockets. Buckled belts at the sleeves and waist, and a front zip closure complete the timeless design off.

Nike Air Max 90 2014 Leather QS Infrared

nike-air-max-90-2014-infrared-1-630x419Hardly on the market and the Nike Air Max 2014 already gets an iconic remix. In this latest release Nike fuses the looks of the Nike Air Max 90 “Infrared” with the technology and form factor of the new Nike Air Max 2014. With the Nike Air Max 2014 and the Flyknit Air Max, which also releases in the coming weeks, we see the return of the fully exposed Air outer sole not far away. The sneaker just released in Japan at atmos and other markets should be receiving them as well in the coming weeks. Keep them peeled HEREnike-air-max-90-2014-infrared-2