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Comme des Garçons SHIRT x Supreme 2014 Spring/Summer Editorial

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Comme des Garçons SHIRT and Supreme recently came together to present an editorial previewing their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Featured patterns for the season included simple pairings of polka dot and fine stripes in red and black. These appeared across a selection of caps and shirts, including a snap button-up with a mandarin collar. Other items of mention included both a printed graphic tee and jacket featuring NYC skateboard Harold Hunter. This editorial showcased the talents of models Sara Grace Powell, Aaron Bondaroff, Alex Olson and Tyshawn Jones.

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Vans Authentic CA “Over Washed” Pack

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In January, Vans California used the over washed technique to style colorways of the Sk8-Hi. Creating the look that sees colors bleed from upper to the sole includes an “enzyme wash, stonewash, dip-dye, and oil treatments”.nCanvas built, the kicks come in a choice of black, chili pepper red or dress blue.

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BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS x Vans 2014 Digi Camo Pack

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UNITED ARROWS‘ BEAUTY & YOUTH imprint has teamed up with Vans again this spring for a successor of sorts to last year’s pack of Harris Tweed-constructed kicks. Featuring both the Authentic and the Classic Slip-On, the new release is highlighted by a digital camouflage motif across the entirety of each silhouette’s upper while co-branding is subtly incorporated along the footbed. Look for both pairs to be available soon via UNITED ARROWS’ online store.

Vans Classic Van Doren Sk8 Hi Stars & Stripes

vans-classics-2014-spring-van-doren-sk8-hi-reissue-stars-stripes-1Coming 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

Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX

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Vault by Vans kicks off the Spring season with a premium two-piece offering of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX. Dressed in deluxe materials and revamped with heel zipper entry, the premier nubuck, leather and suede detailing the Mocha Bisque and Moroccan Blue editions of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX push the iconic skate silhouette into the realm of sophistication. The Mocha Bisque and Moroccan Blue colorways of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX are available now at select Vault by Vans retailers.

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The Beatles x Vans “Yellow Submarine” Collection

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No matter the kind of music this audience appreciates, it’d be hard to find someone who can deny the influence of The Beatles. Legends not just in their hometown of Liverpool but well into the far stretches of the earth, The Beatles’ musical canon represents progression in rock n’ roll, all the while composed with effortless pop sensibilities. It makes sense then, that Vans would team up with the Fab Four for a collection of four collaborative silhouettes – this time celebrating the band’s hallmark Yellow Submarine film. Taking the Authentic, Era, Sk8-Hi, and Slip-On silhouettes, artwork nodding to the Sea of Monsters, “All You Need is Love,” and the band members themselves adorn the uppers of the shoes. Pick up the pieces from this special release beginning March 1

Stephen Cheetham: Sneaker Boxes

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Following on from his Nike Decade sneaker artworks, illustrator Stephen Cheetham has turned his attention to another important part of any sneaker collection – the sneaker box…

After some initial research and image searching, Cheetham decided upon a collection of boxes from four of the largest sneaker brands – Nike, adidas, Vans and Converse. Each print shows a collection of boxes from the early days of the brand, through to the more modern boxes that are used today – all stacked as they would be in many a sneaker collectors bedroom.

‘For me it’s very interesting to see how a brand has evolved over the years,’ explains Cheetham, ‘and the box is a key indicator of this evolution. The logos, the colours and the box construction all communicate different aspects of the brand. I wanted to show the box as a product in it’s own right, away from the sneakers that it houses.’

All four Sneaker Boxes prints by Stephen Cheetham are available to purchase online (in a variety of sizes) from the excellent Print Process website now
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Supreme x Vans x Bruce Lee

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Next up for Supreme is this upcoming collaboration with Vans on a Bruce Lee-themed footwear pack. The “Bruce Lee” pack offers up the Sk8-Hi and Authentic silhouettes with Bruce Lee graphics featured throughout. The Sk8-Hi features a large Bruce Lee graphic printed across the quarter and will be offered in two colourways. The Authentic features a collage print of Bruce Lee across the entire canvas upper and will be offered in three colorways. No word yet on a release date but a release sometime towards the end of this year seems likely. Stay tuned for more.

Vans California Chambray Polka Pack

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Various cues from current menswear trends inform the character of this season’s Era CA in dress blues and thyme. Overprinted chambray with polka dots on twill quarter panels and linings instill the casual lace-up with a sense of sophistication and luxury. Additional material details include pigskin Vans labels and round waxed laces. The Chambray Polka editions of the Era CA are available now HERE

Vans x Engineered Garments

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In the sneaker world, it seems like new collaborations drop every hour on the hour, but this is one that’s definitely worth talking about. Engineered Garments designer Daiki Suzuki has a way of making even the most mundane clothes fresh and new. His vision of Americana filtered through a keen eye for fit, finish, fabric, and a nod to the future is what netted him our award as the Best New Menswear Designer in America in 2008. An avid surfer, it’s not too surprising to see Suzuki collaborating with storied sneaker brand Vans. The Vault by Vans line has always offered interesting takes on old classics from the likes of WTAPS and Taka Hayashi, but the Engineered Garments collab takes things to a different level. Influenced by ’70s skate rags and an emphasis on quality materials, the Authentic LX gets reimagined in a hardy 12 oz. Sunforger cotton canvas and a reversed olive sateen, but the real star is the Classic Slip-On LX, done up in three different colored leathers–the kicker is that both uppers mix up smooth leather with a slubby, unifinished hide. It’s an awesome wabi-sabi twist on a classic sneaker.

The shoes launch on Tuesday, September 10

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