Tag Archives: Premium

Nike Air Max 90 Premium iD

nike air max 90 premium leopard | the style raconteur Starting on April 6, American enthusiasts will be able to customize the classic Air Max 90 Premium silhouette to an unprecedented degree. Four animal prints — spotted, leopard, zebra and cheetah — will be available in a variety of materials that include pony hair, while the choice of sole now encompasses the natural-motion, the Lunarlon foam midsole and the classic Nike Air cushioning. Finally, Chinese characters are now available for inscriptions at the heel. Fingers crossed thta this will be available on our fair shores

Keep your eye on NIKEiD for your own custom pair of Air Max 90

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Mason Garments Spring Summer 2015

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The name “Mason” is deterred in different forms all over the world. . The name is a reference to masonic ideology, meaning being in a circle rich with productive individuals, who may not be in the same field, but all strive to achieve success. A small circle of friends forming a creative collective. Not all of you would know of Mason Garments as the brand has been rising under the radar since being formed in 2011, which for me is a good thing in the world of over hyped products where we live today. Mason Garments wanted to take the “High-price” out of luxury products and go back to making remarkable and stylish design products by using elegant fabrics that are chic and affordable.  The spring summer collection is retailing mostly under £300 which in todays over priced sneaker market is very good for the quality and finishes Mason Garment uses. All styles are produced in limited quantities to be quick. Check out the Spring Summer collection Here!

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Valentino Garavani’s Rock Be Camoulflage High-Top Sneaker

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Nike Air Force 1 has solidified itself as one of the greatest sneakers all time. Well, even without its imitators, the AF1 is already considered among the greats which is why it comes as no surprise that another company this time, Valentino appears to have used it as a foundation for its newest release.  The silhouette is very similar with strap and sole details mirroring its Nike counterpart.

What sets this apart from the AF1 is the premium materials. The shoe is made in Italy with an upper comprised of a calk-skin leather and fabric insets to mimic a camo pattern. Rubber stud details can also be seen on the shoe’s back heel as well as the forefoot of the shoe’s outsole. All in all this is a premium sneaker for those people who want to take it to that next level. Dont get me wrong this is a beautifully crafted sneaker but I personally will be sticking to the trusted Nike version…If you on the other hand can part with £600+ shop here

‘TCG’ the artist formally known as Thorocraft

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Maybe you heard of Thorocraft at some point during your past #menswear 1.0 travels. They were purveyors of perfectly fine footwear, but, for the most part, their designs were always a bit too swagless for out taste. But none of that wack shit matters anymore because Thorocraft just pulled off the ill rebrand, flipping the script and reemerging as TCG (aka Thoroughly Crafted Goods), a brand with an aesthetic much more in line with today’s customer. The first installment of their new philosophy is seen with the brand’s “Olympia” pack of two athletic-leaning sneakerboots that are more sneaker than they are boot. Im looking forward to see what they have in store over the next couple of seasons.

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Hender Scheme Homage Collection

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Hender Scheme utilise incredible artisan craftsmanship in order to create what has to be some of world’s most unique footwear. Hailing from Japan, a nation where expertise, precision and quality are prised above all else, Hender Scheme have quite literally got footwear production down to an art-form, combining raw leather with expert execution in order to create a piece of footwear that will age and patina like no other.

Their ‘Homage’ collection, borrowing the silhouettes and detailing from some of the sneaker world’s best loved designs, the Hender Scheme products are hand-made, stripped back version of iconic sillhouettes such the german army trainer, micropacer & superstar  Constructed with natural leather uppers that will patina and age unlike any other, this distinctive design sits on top of a stacked sole unit.

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Mr Porter x Mr Hare Cunningham Sneaker

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Since 2009, Marc Hare of Mr Hare has made quite the name for himself in the quality footwear scene. Concocting beautifully crafted collections of handmade Italian footwear, the British designer puts an end to the search for sleek, modern shoes with a luxurious tone. Take a look at the latest model, the Cunningham leather low-top sneaker created exclusively for Mr Porter. This model features a prime Italian leather body, with patent leather heel and toe caps, finished off with specialty foam insoles to ensure you’ll be as comfortable as you are stylish.

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Balmain Fleece-Back Cotton Biker Hoodie

balmain-fleece-cotton-biker-hoodie-1-960x640Luxury fashion house Balmain have added this motorcycle-inspired cotton hoodie to their seasonal offerings. Crafted from cotton jersey and finished with motocross style quilting and metal zippers, the piece is a lightweight way of adopting the biker aesthetic without resorting to heavy leathers. Balmain’s recent forays into biker style has added an element of toughness to the normally delicate and precious world of high fashion.