20101231

Bape Store Beijing Opening

On December 30th the latest Bape Store opened its doors in Beijing. Once again designed by Wonderwall, the store carries on the design philosophy from previous stores, including the use of lots of metal and glass. The store is located inside a mall by Hong Kong’s I.T. Group, featuirng further outlets by Comme des Garcons and other brands represented by the group.

BAPE Store Beijing
NLG-49, Village North
Chaoyang District, Beijing
TEL #: +86-10-6416-5045

20101230

URSUS Bape Spring 2011 Collection Preview

We take a closer look at the forthcoming URSUS Bape Spring 2011 collection, designed by Tet. In addition the the Dr Martens shoes, there are also a number of great looking accessories and apparel, all of which have been laid out in an attractive collage-like form.

Stussy x A Bathing Ape “New Year Series”

Today we take a look at the 3rd drop of the Stussy x A Bathing Ape Collection, entitled the “New Year Series”. Without a doubt this drop is the smallest, but also the strongest our of the 3, featuring the beautiful “Fittest” varsity jacket in two colorways, a t-shirt and the collaborative c camo Luminox watch. Look out for a release of these items mid January 2011.

20101229

Sophnet Shirts & Bow Ties Spring/Summer 2011

This coming weekend Sophnet will release some first items from their new Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. The release includes a nice selection of shirts, with matching bow ties to each shirt also on offer.

20101228

Video: Dwyane Wade in Dominate Another Day – The Escape

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Jordan Brand presents the next episode of Dwyane Wade in Dominate Another Day, entitled “The Escape”. Enjoy!

Dickies x Stussy Spring 2011 Capsule Collection

Next season Dickies and Stussy continue to work together and present for Spring 2011 a capsule collection. The line consists of several shirts, zip-up hoodies and of course pants. We especially like the shirts in the collection, which are classic, simple, but with some nice double branding details. The collection will arrive February 2011 at Chimp and other select stores.

Nike Air Royal Mid Spring 2011 – A Closer Look

The Nike Sportswear design team fused outdoor inspiration with premium fabrication to create the Nike Air Royal Mid in new colorways for the Spring 2011 collection. Smalls hits of bright color, ‘Your time will come’ tongue tab linked with apparel collection, rugged eyelets and perforated Swoosh design trademark modernize this style. The Nike Air Royal took direct design cues from the classic 80’s era Nike Basketball silhouettes.
Three colorways (bronze/challenge red, white/victory green and black/vibrant blue) will be available January 1, 2011 at select retailers.

Neighborhood x Challenger “New Year” Capsule Collection

Neighborhood once again worked with fellow Japanese brand Challenger. With their new capsule collection the two brands want to commemorate the new year and present zip-up hoodies, longsleeve tees and two beautiful varsity jackets. The line will go on sale on January 2nd at Hoods stores, Neighborhood Tokyo and the Challenger pop-up store.

20101227

Nike Sportswear Liberty Collection Spring 2011

Spring 2011 Nike Sportswear once again presents a capsule collection of sneakers in collaboration with Liberty. The Dunk High, the Blazer and the Air Force 1 will be released as part of the line, all featuring the iconic Liberty flower patterns all over the upper. Certainly a refreshing and colorful start into the upcoming Spring.

Ransom by adidas Originals The Bluff Spring 2011

Inspired by the traditional boat shoe, we present the new Ransom by adidas Originals The Bluff low top for Spring 2011. The shoe comes in two bi-tonal coloways, featuring canvas uppers and an off-white outer sole. Both are now in stock at Bodega.

Puma Suede Mid Classic LE

Puma’s classic Suede sneaker receives a limited edition mid cut release for Spring 2011. Offered in black, red or green suede, the shoe features traditional white contrasting on all styles, with a black and white Puma tongue logo detailing. mita has them on pre-order.

20101226

BBC/Ice Cream Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Today we can preview the new BBC/Ice Cream Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, their 12th season. The line gets a little more subtle next season and is actually looking very nice. They still utilize some digi camo patterns in the collection, but otherwise take a more contemporary approach.

uniform experiment “UEAFA” New Year’s Items

uniform experiment presents the “uniform experiment Athletic Field  Academy” capsule collection, celebrating the New Year. The line takes inspiration from vintage and military themes, which stands at the core of the brand. As part of the release they present a hoodie, a t-shirt and the “Helmet” bag in collaboration with Alpha. The collection releases at uniform experiment stores beginning of 2011.

Nike V Series Vintage

The Nike V Series – Vector, Vengeance and Vortex – return for Spring 2011 in archival colorways, complete with “vintage” treatment for an unauthentic authentic feel.

Reebok Insta Pump Fury Spring 2011 – Cinema Pack & Outdoor Pack

Today we present four upcoming colorways of the Reebok Insta Pump Fury for Spring 2011. On view are two sneakers from the Outdoor Pack, featuring nice color uppers and speckled mid-soles. We also preview two sneakers from the Cinema Pack, with one of them being obviously inspired by TRON: Legacy. If you know where the inspiration of the purple one comes from, make sure to leave a comment. All four sneakers will be released January and February 2011 at Chapter World.

CLOT x Levi’s – Washed Nylon Dynasty 502 Orange Denim

Once again CLOT worked with Levi’s and presents in time for the holidays the Washed Nylon Dynasty 502 Denim. We like the wash and some of the details of the jeans, including the contrasting colored rivets and even the orange Dynasty silk hit on the legs, which might be especially nice for the upcoming summer. But we would have left off the patches, which make the denim just seem a little too loaded with details.

20101225

Ceramic Skate Fails

Theory meets practice in Apparatu’s “FTC” collection. In collaboration with Spanish designer Alex Trochut, Apparatu (artist Xavier Manosa Ciria) arrests motion with a series of ceramic skate decks representing various stakes of destruction. Some pieces hit directly on reality, the decks simply broken, others are more abstract in their disintegration. The complete series happily mixes colors and shape to produce a winning whole. 

Sneeze Magazine No. 10 “Gift Wrap Issue”

Just in time for Christmas, Sneeze ‘s issue No. 10 is a special “Gift Wrap Issue” featuring cover star Rinko Kikuchi, photographed by Matt Black. Next to an extensive adidas Originals special, you will find features on VIRUS, Dylan Rieder, Neckface, Don Letts in the issue and a pull-out poster by New York-based artist Lucien Smith.

Gorilla Biscuits x Vans Sk8-Hi & Slip-On

Gorilla Biscuits link with Vans on a Sk8-Hi and Slip-On for Spring 2011. Rather than printing the uppers with album artwork – as is done in most Vans Classic band collaborations – the iconic New York hardcore band worked some non-standard colors with tonal “GB” logo hits.

20101224

Victim x George Cox Postman Shoes Spring 2011

As part of their Spring 2011 Collection, Japanese brand Victim worked with UK shoemaker George Cox. They present the classic Postman Shoe in a black leather colorway. These will go on pre-sale in January at AnoutCommune with a release date of March 2011.

Video: Jordan CP3K

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“Chris Paul’s quickness is put to test in an ultimate performance simulator. Try for yourself at www.jumpman23.com/cp3k.” Also coming soon to iPod Touch and iPad.

Oakley Acid Rain Frogskins

On a recent visit to Oakley HQ, jeffstaple caught a sneak peek at their new Acid Rain Collection Frogskins. Refreshing colors for the sunny times ahead. Look for these come Spring 2011.

20101223

Married To The MOB Mens T-Shirts – Series 2

Married To The MOB was always a brand known for their strong slogan t-shirts. A while ago they offered their very first mens tee series and today we present the second part. Strong fonts, strong slogans, large prints, girls – a formula that just works.

adidas ZX 8000 Spring 2011

We take an early look at an interesting upcoming ZX 8000 from the adidas Spring 2011 Collection. Off white suede and reptile leathers are mixed with a bright yellow tongue, laces and lining and a black sole. Look out for these at sneaker retailers from January 2011.

Bape Mod Parka Spring 2011

After already presenting the new Damage Denim and Vibramilspec boots from the Bape Spring 2011 collection, we take a look today at the Mod Parka, which is also part of the first releases of the new collection. A Bathing Ape sticks to the classic features of the piece and just adds a little Bape flavor here and there. We appreciate that they kept it tonal and did not start playing around with too much color. Look out for the parka to release early January.

Terry Richardson “Tougher Than The Rest” Editorial for HUGE Magazine

For the December 2010 issue of Japanese HUGE Magazine, Terry Richardson has shot the “Tougher Than The Others” editorial. The photographer shot American model Erin Heatherton in mens clothing for the spread.

20101222

fragment design x Kangol Jacquard Earflap Pull-On Beanies

After a little teaser a few months ago, we can present today the latest collaboration between fragment design and Kangol on the Jacquard Earflap Pull-On Beanies. The beanies come in three designs, ranging from more subtle black/grey versions to more colorful red ones and feature both the fragment and the Kangol logo embroidered on the Earflap. Via honeyee.

The beanies will be released today, December 22nd.

Dead Flowers “Skulls” T-Shirt Series

Dead Flowers presents a new series of t-shirts. The common theme in the latest offering is the skull remix of musicians, including Sonic Youth, David Bowie, Patti Smith and Iggy Pop. The series if overall comprised of 6 t-shirts and now available from Restir.

20101221

A Bathing Ape Vibramilspec Boots Spring 2011

After the denim yesterday, we bring you another preview from the Bape Spring 2011 Collection. On January 1st 2011 the brand will be releasing their new Vibramilspec mid top boots. The brand takes a more technical approach with these, which come in a mixed upper made of Cordura and suede, as well as a Vibram outer sole.

WeSC Spring 2011 Footwear

WeSC has prepared for an early release of their first ever footwear collection. First styles from their Spring 2011 sneaker line have surfaced today at select retailers. They present the Hagelin Mid Top Sneaker in several leather versions, the Clopton low top sneaker and the collaboration with Stash on the Emerson low top sneaker. The entire range is now in stock at Caliroots.

20101220

Dr. Martens x URSUS Bape Saddles Shoes

Today we can give you a first look at the upcoming collaboration by Dr. Martens and URSUS Bape for Spring/Summer 2011. Designed by TET of WTAPS, the collaboration is based on the vintage saddle shoe from Dr. Martens. The shoes will come in three exclusive colorways. The shoes will launch exclusively at Bape stores, before coming in other colorways as part of the in-line Dr. Martens collection. The shoes are priced at 230 Pounds and will release soon.

Patta x Kangol Merino Beanies

Patta in collaboration with KANGOL® proudly present the Merino Beanie in new colors. The Patta x KANGOL® Merino Beanie is made from the finest and softest natural Merino wool to keep your head comfortably warm and dry.
Details include a cable knit inspired by the heraldic symbol that represents our beloved city of Amsterdam. Available colors are brown and black/blue mixed. The co-branded leather tab seals the deal.

Bape Damage Denim Pants Spring 2011

This coming weekend A Bathing Ape will start releasing their first Spring 2011 product. In the release you find these new Damage Denim Pants, adding some Bape camo to the denim. Look out for these at Bape stores from Saturday.

20101219

Vans California 106 Spring 2011

We take a first look at the Vans California 106 Vulcanized sneaker for Spring 2011. Better known as the Chukka Low, the low top sneaker comes in some nice premium perforated suede colorways with premium leather heel. Definitely something to look out for.

Base Control x Dickies Classic Line Day Bag

Japanese basics brand Base Control has worked with Dickies on their Classic Line Day Bag. The backpack comes in a series of colorways, featuring nylon uppers, leather details and a nice division inside. We like the overall simplicity, while still have a few nice details. Both brand tags are placed on the upper. These days there is such an overload on overly technical large size backpacks, that it has become a challenge to find something rural and simple, such as the one here above.

20101218

Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2011 Mens Collection

Blisstation take a peak at the first mens collection from British designer Christopher Kane, which will release for Spring/Summer 2011. Known for his bold graphics in his collections, we are not surprised by the new mens line, which features explosions and landscapes from space on t-shirts, knitwear and other pieces. The line is definitely not for everybody, but some pieces would certainly make for a nice accent in the overly classic menswear period that we find ourselves in currently. RSVP Gallery in Chicago is among the stores to receive the collection in the coming months.

XLarge Summer 2011 Collection Preview

Today we can already give you a first taste of the upcoming XLarge Summer 2011 Collection. Just like we are used to see from the brand, you will find an array of new graphics playing with the original gorilla logo of the brand, next to some classic American streetwear pieces.

adidas Originals x Star Wars Spring/Summer 2011 Footwear Preview

We take a first look at the upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 sneakers from the adidas Originals x Star Wars Collection. As part of the Select Pack the brand presents once again various sneakers inspired by the iconic characters of the movie, featuring heavy detailing on the upper in the form of graphics, coloring and added features.

20101217

Mr. Bathing Ape Spring/Summer 2011 Preview

Nigo gives us a first look at some items from the upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 Collection of Mr. Bathing Ape, their on-going collaboration on a line with retailer United Arrows. Next to the above Brogues we also get to check out a few suits and knitwear pieces coming to stores early next year.

Jordan Winterized 6 Rings Cool Grey/Chlorine Blue

After previously coming in more classic black and brown colorways, the Jordan Winterized 6 Rings is coming for early Spring 2011 in a more refreshing mix of cool grey with chlorine blue and subtle pink accents. Look out for a release January 2011.

20101216

Nike Sportswear City Destroyer Jackets

Nike Sportswear continues with a strong Destroyer campaign for Holiday 2010. Next up are the Nike Sportswear City Destroyer Jacket, dedicated to some of the most vibrant capitals around the globe. Produced in limited editions of 25 pieces, personalized jackets were produced for London, Tokyo, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Los Angeles and Shanghai. The London jacket will for example launch exclusively at Selfridges on Monday, December 20th, with the others dropping in their cities on the same day. EEach edition of the City Destroyer is customized with local City graphics and colors inspired by the sport teams and cultural movements in the cities of New York, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio De Janeiro and LA.

master-piece x hummel Backpack

In an interesting yet unexpected collaboration, Japanese luggage brand master-piece has worked with footwear brand hummel. They collaborated on a backpack, whick comes in white with an interesting color hits on the upper, which is made of nylon and leather. The backpack is now on sale in Japan. Via honeyee.

Vans Classic Spring 2011 Sk8 Hi “Leopard”

From the Vans Classics Spring 2011 Collection we present the Sk8 Hi Leopard sneaker. The sneaker comes in mix of canvas and leather, featuring a leopard print on parts of the upper. We like that the sneaker keeps a nice balance, not taking the leopard print too far and thus making this rather easy to wear. The sneaker comes as part of a pack, also including the Authentic Pro Lo. Look out for these to come out early next year. Via FnG.

PRO-Keds 2011 Preview – Biz Markie, Etc

PRO-Keds preview event in NYC. On display were upcoming sneakers from Spring/Summer 2011 as well as Fall 2011. A few highlights are the MA-1 Flight Jacket-esque 69er’s in grey and royal with orange lining and pull cord laces, as well as a collab with legendary MC Biz Markie (which drops next fall.) A number of good inline colors are also including in the range.

Cyco 78 by Mishka T-Shirt Collection

Mishka offers a first look at a new series they’re launching called Cyco 78. The new collection focuses on a darker aesthetic in the vein of old Hardcore, Punk, Thrash and horror designs, and as such, shirts will only be printed on black and white bodies and will only ever use black, white and red ink. Mishka will only be producing 78 pieces of each design, which will only be available at Mishka stores in NY, LA and Tokyo, with a handful also making it to the online store.

Borsalino “Legionnaire” Hat

An ear flap hat is certainly among the most useful things to own during the cold winter months. Often they look very bulky or they only look nice with the flaps down or up. Bottom line, finding a nice looking one is not that easy.
The Borsalino “Legionnaire” Hat is among the nicest ones that we have come across to date. Using a mix of wool, alpaca and mohair, these are super comfortable, warm and practical at the same time. A series of colorways of the hat have arrived at C.H.C.M. this week.

Converse OS Classic 74 OX

The Converse One Star comes in two beautiful new versions in time for the holidays. The OS Classic 74 OX comes in brown and in yellow, both featuring premium leather uppers, with the most impressive part being the leather constructed mid-sole and heel logo tab. Both sneakers will be released December 18th at Invincible.

20101215

United Bamboo x Porter Bag Collection Fall/Winter 2010

After a couple of previews the United Bamboo x Porter Bag Collection for Fall/Winter 2010 has been released. Consisting of a travel bag, a tote bag and a pouch bag, each piece comes in a mix of thick canvas and leather and is available in two colorways. The United Bamboo online store has the entire collection in stock now.

Vans Zero Lo Spring 2011

After first introducing the Vans Zero Lo with a collaboration with Luke Meier, the low top sneaker now makes it into the Vans Core Collection for Spring 2011. Mixing canvas and suede on the upper, the sneaker looks minimalist and clean and will be available from January 2011 in three colorways.

Super Zimen Leather Sunglasses

Based on their “W” model, Super has created the Zimen Leather. The refined and elegant frame of the “W” model has been wrapped in fine Italian leather by hand. Of course these also come with Zeiss glasses. Limited to only 33 pairs, the sunglasses celebrate the opening of the new PIG Shop, the official online store of Italian PIG Magazine, where they are sold exclusively. The sunglasses celebrate the pre-opening of the PIG Shop, which will officially open January 2011.

Radio Eva x Clarks Desert Boots

Radio Eva, a brand based on Japanese comic Evangelion, has worked with Clarks on a collaborative version of the Desert Boot. The all black suede version of the iconic boot comes with contrasting eyelets and laces. This little change makes for a big difference in style and makes for a nice additional feature of the boot. Each boot comes with several laces, which allows for a change of look.

20101214

Vans California Spring 2011 – Era, Sk8 Hi & Old Skool

We bring you more previews from the Vans California Spring 2011 Footwear Collection. Today we take a look at a series of premium leather sneakers, including the Era, Sk8 Hi and Old Skool. All three come in a dark blue and a black colorway, with entirely tonal uppers, resulting in clean and premium looking sneakers.