Before bouncers, punks, skinheads and Yeezy started wearing Alpha’s MA-1 jacket it was the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy. The MA-1 jacket was the first military flight jacket to cross over into civilian fashion.
AI’s classic flight jacket includes knit cuffs, a knit collar and waistband, as well as a strong front zipper with storm flap for warmth. There are multiple snap-closure pockets as well as the utility/pencil pocket with the “Remove Before Flight” key chain. An addition to the jacket in the 60’s was the reversibility to show off an Indian Orange lining. The reason being if a plane crashed, the pilot could reverse the jacket to the orange side to signal rescue personnel, exactly what you need on a night out up North!
This classic version has been kept as close as possible to the classic specifications, it has been the subject of many colabs over the years but this in its purist version is pretty iconic.
Ooh là là! Parision label Maison Kitsuné have joined forces with Reebok to make a shoe that dips a toe in the superflat movement by pairing high fashion with blue collar style in these renditions of Reebok’s Freestyle Hi and Classic Leather shoes. The shoes are ornamented identically in red, white, blue, and grey, with a black Eiffel Tower on the tongues and branded laces. The shoes are part of Maison Kitsuné’s spring/summer range that is set to hit stores at the end of March
In addition to crafting a Vans Old Skool sneaker, emerging Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy has also collaborated with the esteemed skate brand for two new pairs of Vans‘ Classic Slip-On. The low-top skate shoes sport an identical design motif, which consists of a cream coloured canvas stitched alongside two printed pieces, as seen on the back heel and toe box on the shoe’s upper, and finished with a white midsole marked by a blue colored band that wraps around the shoe. Retailing for €95 EUR, both pairs can be purchased from select stockists
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Tagged 2015, Classic, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Kicks, Slip-On, Sneakers, Spring Summer, Trainers, Vans
Kicking off 2015 with a vintage re-issue, Vans Classics brings us new iterations of old favorites — the Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue. Boasting muted tones, off-white midsoles, and the iconic Vans Sidestripe, the two classic styles come together in a five-piece collection. The coveted low-top Old Skool is re-imagined in Black/Verdant Green and True White/Dress Blues in a matte leather material. As for the Sk8-Hi Reissue, it comes in Dress Blues/Marshmallow, Tango Red/Marshmallow and Verdant Green/Marshmallow colorways in 10 oz. canvas.
Here we present the second half of the Pastels pack with size? & Reebok: the ‘Seaglass’ Workout+ and Classic running parallel with the ‘Purple Oasis‘, both silhouettes are rendered in an all-over pastel seaglass green suede. The base of the shoe has been constructed with a micro-perforated nubuck which compliments the soft suede on the external panelling. Sitting on top of a clean white mid sole, both models sit in vast contrast to the upper with a gum outer sole unit.
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Tagged Classic, Kicks, Pastels, Reebok, Seaglass, Size?, Sneakers, Trainers, Workout
British sneaker brand Reebok has hooked up with retail spot size? on an exclusive pastel pack for summer. The “Purple Oasis” pack features two of Reebok’s most iconic styles, the Classic and the Workout Plus. Both styles have been given an allover pastel purple and display their bold and distinctive features without any distractions. The upper on each style is crafted from a brushed micro-perforated nubuck on the base, while the outer paneling exhibits a soft, buttery suede, both complemented by a white midsole and an iced gum sole unit. The pack launches worldwide on August 8 via direct links on their Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as in store. Be warned the styles are limited to 500 pairs worldwide so move fast
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Tagged Classic, Kicks, Pastels, Purple Oasis, Reebok, Size?, Sneakers, Trainers, Workout
Coming soon from Vans is yet another patriotic edition of the premium Sk8-Hi Reissue. Boasting premium uppers of canvas and suede with leather Jazz Stripe branding, the release includes one pair with star-studded blue canvas while the other dons red and white stripes across its quarter panels. Finished with white rubber foxing and contrasting foxing stripes, these nods to Old Glory will be available from Vans stockists beginning this March
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Tagged Classic, Hi, Kicks, Sk8, Sneakers, Stars & Stripes, Trainers, Van Doren, Vans