Monthly Archives: May 2014

adidas Originals Stan Smith Primeknit

Stan Smith Primeknit | The Style RaconteurSince it’s re-release at the start of the year, we’ve seen a number of different looks for the adidas Originals Stan Smith, including some luxurious varieties and even a few customs courtesy of Pharrell Williams, and now adidas Originals is giving the classic silhouette a new twist with the release of this Primeknit version. Instead of the traditional leather uppers, this new model features a fully knit upper in the traditional white and green. In a nice mix of old and new, this shoe retains the original off-white rubber sole for a timeless look. No word on a general release date yet but you can pick these up now at Taiwan’s Invincible.

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New Balance 996 Mid “Polka Dot”

new-balance-996-mid-polka-dotWhere has the New Balance 996 Mid been as of late? Perhaps its absence can be attributed to the onset of summer, as the slightly more boot-cut height makes a little bit less sense in the warmer months of the year. And yet here they are, with the two new pairs pushing the shoes to new graphic heights thanks to the polka dotted application. It’s worth mentioning that they’re not of the Made in USA persuasion this time around, but what you lose in US manufacturing you sort of make up in the patterned look. new-balance-996-mid-polka-dot-04-570x379 new-balance-996-mid-polka-dot-02-570x380

Black Sheep x Nike SB Dunk High “Gucci”

black-sheep-nike-sb-gucci-2-960x640Black Sheep teamed up with Nike SB on the Dunk High and they took an interesting retro route for the collaboration. Heavily inspired by luxury brand Gucci, the high top sneaker does not only come with its signature red/green colors on the otherwise black/white upper, but the iconic “GG” pattern has been twisted into a “SB” pattern all over the upper, further hinting at the inspiration. It will be interesting to see if the association will get any attention in Italy. The Black Sheep x Nike SB Dunk High is scheduled to release on June 21, 2014black-sheep-nike-sb-gucci-1-960x640

Concept by Cruise Spring Summer 14 Edit

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Concept by Cruise brings you its latest Spring/Summer 2014 Edit, complete with the most sought-after street style labels sourced from around the world, including Wood Wood, Moncler W, Filling Pieces, Common Projects, Nike, Our Legacy and Garbstore. Inspired by the concrete locations of North East England, the bold prints, textured fabrics and iconic footwear of the popular labels are brought to life in stark contrast to the bitter-sweet, industrial backgrop which personifies the region. Shop online HERE

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Saint Laurent 2014 Autumn Winter Collection Preview

saint-laurent-05-fall-winter-collection-05Paris fashion house Saint Laurent has released a preview of its 2014 Autumn Winter collection. Presenting a compelling range of luxurious apparel, the collection features timeless outwear staples such as the double-breasted biker jacket, varsity jacket and duffle coat, while leopard and reptile prints and plaid take on button-up shirts, tees and crewnecks. Continuing the label’s progressive forays in fashion, Hedi Slimane provides another solid line for the forthcoming season. You can still buy the SS14 collection HERE…also keep an eye out for AW14 within the next four weeks.saint-laurent-01-fall-winter-collection-01 saint-laurent-02-fall-winter-collection-02 saint-laurent-03-fall-winter-collection-03 saint-laurent-06-fall-winter-collection-06 saint-laurent-07-fall-winter-collection-07 saint-laurent-08-fall-winter-collection-08 saint-laurent-09-fall-winter-collection-09 saint-laurent-10-fall-winter-collection-10 saint-laurent-11-fall-winter-collection-11 saint-laurent-12-fall-winter-collection-12 saint-laurent-13-fall-winter-collection-13 saint-laurent-14-fall-winter-collection-14 saint-laurent-15-fall-winter-collection-15 saint-laurent-16-fall-winter-collection-16 saint-laurent-17-fall-winter-collection-17 saint-laurent-18-fall-winter-collection-18 saint-laurent-19-fall-winter-collection-19 saint-laurent-20-fall-winter-collection-20 saint-laurent-21-fall-winter-collection-21 saint-laurent-22-fall-winter-collection-22

Pharrell’s Limited Edition, Hand-Customized Stan Smiths Exclusively at colette

pharrells-limited-edition-hand-customized-stan-smiths-exclusively-at-colette-1To celebrate his new partnership with adidas, Pharrell has created a collection of 10 pairs of custom adidas Originals Stan Smiths featuring his own hand-drawn artwork. Set to go on sale on this morning at 11am, the 10 pairs each feature different hand-drawn illustrations and no two shoes are alike. More than just a project to create some unique shoes and generate some buzz for the upcoming collaborations, the proceeds from the sales of these highly collectible shoes will go towards Pharrell’s charity From One Hand to anOTHER. Check out a preview of some of the shoes above and if you’re in Paris, be sure to check out the shoes in-person at colette.

stussy-x-vault-by-vans-2014-spring-collection-3Stussy and Vans bring together their most favored motifs for a new collection this season. Taking to the classic throwback silhouettes of Vans’ Vault collection, Stussy has outfitted the OG Era LX, OG Style 36 LX, and OG Sk8-Hi LX with three distinct patterns from their prolific canon. Shawn Stussy’s original “Tom Tom” pattern from the 1980′s is executed on the Style 36 shoe, complimented with neon green striping and beige suede at the tongue and toecap. The Era LX gets treated with Stussy’s punk ‘Bones’ pattern across the entire upper, contrasted by vibrant sky blue at the interior and leather heel panel. Finally, the OG Sk8-Hi LX sees its own hallmark checkering mixed with Stussy’s infamous 8 Ball print, interrupted by a bold red sidestripe. All three pieces will release in June at worldwide Stussy chapters, as well as select Vans Vault retailersstussy-x-vault-by-vans-2014-spring-collection-1 stussy-x-vault-by-vans-2014-spring-collection-2