Tag Archives: Sportswear

Champion Reverse Weave Collection

Champion Reverse Weave

Japan always get the best stuff, FACT! There are too many brands out there that dont sell or even ship to our shores. Saying that one of my favourite US heritage brands, Champion have seen sense and at the back end of last year they re-released their legendary Reverse Weave  Collection of sweats, hoodies & joggers. For the uninitiated this weaving method ensures the garments avoid vertical shrinkage, so all that heavyweight fleecy cotton goodness won’t change shape any time soon.  Two colours Grey Marl & Navy Blue, unfortunately not in the amazing colours available in Japan buy hey its a start and they are available on your door step.

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Nike Sportswear White Label 2014 Roshe Run Collection Preview

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Nike Sportswear White Label introduces its latest take on the Nike Roshe Run. Incorporating the colours from two of the most prevalent national teams in football, the modified silhouette sees changes in many areas. Changes include the switching of the EVA foam outsole in favour of a Nike Free sole, streamline/simple uppers have been replaced by structured Tech Fleece material, and the past minimal branding now sees the “NIKE” name covering the entire heel. Priced at $160 AUD (approximately £110), the Nike Sportswear White Label “Brazil” and “England” can be found over at Prime, while it is expected that more national colourways will be released as the World Cup draws near.

Nike Air Max FB Woven Black

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Nike and the Nike Sportswear lifestyle division finally shed some light on the upcoming Nike Air Max 1 FB “Woven Black” edition. While it is very similar to the white variant (seen last week) in terms of a woven upper with premium patent leather overlay, the “Woven Black” does feature a leopard print canvas instead. Finished with a brown leather lining, a gum rubber outsole and patent leather Swoosh, the Nike Air Max 1 FB “Woven Black” will be available later this month on November 20th

Nike Sportswear ‘England’ Air Max 1 & Destroyer Jacket

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I still havent accepted that my national teams kit is made by americans, nothing against them obviously but Englands kit should be english. Any how this little pack has moved me towards welcoming them…they have worked up these special “England” Air Max 1s and Destroyer jacket. The Air Max 1 keeps things relatively subdued with a black-on-black colorway, a gold star representing England’s 1966 World Cup victory and red eyelets representing St. George’s cross. Meanwhile, the Destroyer jacket borrows cues from classic English design with details including British Millerain waxed cotton arms, four gold pins, and embroidery celebrating 150 years of the FA. Both pieces will be releasing at Niketown London and Harrods on May 28.

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Store & Tattoo Studio

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For those of you who dont know I am from up North, living now in Newcastle and for most of my working life based in Middlesbrough. I have worked for Triads, Psyche, Van Mildert, Cruise and owned my own streetwear store which are a few of the most well regarded stores within the UK fashion industry and I have always shouted that the North East is busting at the seams with creative people.

Two of them are Andrew Wetherell and Anthony Wilkinson, who I have known for a pretty long time.. Contradictory to the book by Robert Louis Stephenson, that explores both good and evil, life and death and the duality of human nature, in Andrew and Anthony it was a meeting of minds. Life long best friends always sharing a vision and excitement for all things original, different, quirky and out of the ordinary. Which is exactly what hits you once you step through the door. The decor is amazing with vinatge cabinets, stuffed animals and all storts of things that look like they have come from a 60’s hammer horror film set a bit like a Old Curosity Shop…right up my street!

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Then we have the tattoo studio, Anthony is a self taught tattooist with a unique sense of style specialising in intricate dot and line work, taking influence and inspiration from the likes of victorian illustration, old copper plate engravings, vintage and geomectric designs. Rather than allowing you to be impulsive in your design choices, some of which you may come to regret, following a thorough consultation where Anthony will get to know you, your individual tastes and styles, he will design a bespoke piece of art for you that you will still love in years to come.

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Finally you have the clothing side of things Hand picked rare vintage menswear… from work wear, rare military,  denim, outerwear to Americana & Rare sportwear which the likes of Levi’s Edwin, Polo, RRL, Woolrich, Baracuta, Adidas, LL Bean all make an appearance.  Check them out with their details below.

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, 11-13 Baker Street, Middlesbrough,

http://drjekyllandmrhyde.co.uk   :Tattoo Studio Gallery

http://drjekyllandmrhydeclothing.bigcartel.com/ :Clothing Webstore

https://www.facebook.com/DrJekyllAndMrHydeClothing :Facebook

Nike Solarsoft Moccassin

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Nike Sportswear continues to expand its range of Solarsoft offerings, this latest design reminds me of my summer beater the Roshe Run.  The Nike Solarsoft Moccassin is back with a new that’s less traditional moc and more minimalist running meets lifestyle comfort a la zenmaster Roshe.

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Nike Sportswear‘s Air Base II VNTG

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Nike Sportswear‘s Air Base II VNTG has made its return to retail in this gorgeous Infrared look. This retro Nike Sportswear offering, officially a Sail/Cool Grey/Medium Grey/Infrared colorway, features a suede and mesh upper on top of the vintage-style midsole.