Thursday, 21 February 2013 17:00
Part of a five-shoe collection themed after the fictitious top-secret facility in Houston, Texas, Area 72, our friends at Hypebeast presents the reiteration of the Nike Barkley Posite Max — a mash-up of the Max2 CB 94 and the Foamposite sneaker. Fans of the recent Galaxy colorways may not be immediately drawn to this bold design as it is in no way subtle in highlighting cues from the depths of space, but being noticed is not always a bad thing. Aiding in the shoe’s visibility are a number of design elements including a 3M-like black upper, custom ‘Area 72′ wrapping newspaper, galaxy lining, large fluorescent Raygun and CB rubber logos, and a 3M flight tag. Nike has also included features to the shoe found in past renditions such as a metallic ‘swoosh’ logo and a speckled glow-in-the-dark sole that reads Not A Role Model. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 16:47
BAIT has teamed up with Mitchell & Ness for a stylish new headwear collection. BAIT's clean and sleek signature style is mixed with M&N heritage in the 21-cap set, creating a fashionable twist to match your favorite team's gear. Featured on each snapback is the BAIT logo box in soft premium leather with the NBA team's city and name in a distinct script, executed with 3D raised embroidery. The team's oversized retro logo adorns one side, while a woven BAIT label sits on the other. As a finishing touch, the underbill and top button are accentuated with the signature BAIT Explosion pattern. Snapbacks retail for $26 (USD) and are available now exclusively at PYS.com and BAIT. [See More]
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:27
As predicted in the preview earlier, Gourmet presents a more understated mainline for its 2013 Spring/Summer Collection placing more emphasis on the low-cut CINQUE 2 L Models with an assortment of easy-to-wear seasonal colors, materials and prints. Keep an eye out for the artful camouflage prints on canvas with clean leather accents and if camouflage is not your thing, safari prints, croc leather and houndstooth are also available on other silhouettes. [See The Collection]
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 03:20
Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks recently visited London for a game against the Detroit Pistons. During the visit, Melo took the chance to meet with prolific British streetwear and sneaker designer Dave White. Here, they discuss ideas on the Jordan Melo M9 – a limited edition sneaker celebrating Melo’s record 37 points against Nigeria for Team USA, which will only be sold in London when complete. Set in the quintessential British surroundings of the Savoy Hotel, we see the two distinguished, but rather dissimilar figures share commonalities over a cup of English tea. Keep your eyes peeled for more news on the collaborative piece and enjoy the video above.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 02:32
Prep Coterie Co·te·rie/ˈkōtərē/ debuts its comprehensive spring 2013 collection. A fairly subdued and understated range, the collection takes a neutral route with classic Americana-influenced pieces treated in unassuming burgundies, muted navy hues and browns. Coterie’s "duck logo" symbolizes simplicity, resourcefulness, and sophistication. Ducks vanish every winter, but they return every spring, thus symbolizing change that isn't permanent, but cyclical. The entire collection is now available through select stockists as well as the brand’s online store. Checkout the Prep Coterie in our latest print issue and view more of the collection after the jump. [See More]
Monday, 18 February 2013 21:18
The H&M for Brick Lane Bikes is a men’s capsule collection combining the function of cycling wear with great city style for both on and off the bike – thus creating a number of chic and diverse garments. Made from more sustainable materials as part of H&M’s Earth-conscious endeavors, the accompanying visual lookbook showcases items with modern sports performance and vintage accents – ranging from colorful windbreakers and trousers to caps and tees. The H&M for Brick Lane Bikes capsule collection will hit stores on March 7th.
Monday, 18 February 2013 21:22
Building off an already timeless silhouette, JBF presents a luxurious take on the iconic Air Jordan 1 with a special Python version. Available in a limited edition of only three per color, each shoe is built with industrial equipment, featuring genuine python snakeskin and lambskin leather lining. Both black/royal blue and Chicago colorways will be available to order online, priced at $800 USD for the retooling process. Further information can be found through the JBF website here.
Monday, 18 February 2013 20:59
In celebration of the Jordan XX8 release, 9Five Eyewear has partnered with Jordan Brand to create an extremely limited edition sunglass/optical frame. Taking influence and design cues from the aforementioned shoe, the sunglasses boast a handmade acetate black frame – with choice of black chrome or gloss silver metallic temples – and is finished off with universal electric green temple tips. Each pair of glasses comes packaged in a miniature 9five x Jordan Brand shoe box with numbers set at 1,000 pairs and a release date of February 16th. [See More]
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 22:41
Heighten the intensity of this season's high-voltage hues with these perfectly colour-blocked patent leather sling-back pumps from Christian Louboutin ($845 USD). Saturated turquoise complements a crisp white heel, while a bite of sunflower at the toe finishes off these streamlined heels. Styled after the jump with a dress and shoulder bag from Stella McCartney. [See More]
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 16:29
Even as Michael Jordan prepares to celebrate his 50th Birthday, the rarefied heights he reached — both on and off-court — largely remain untouched by his peers and successors. In commemoration of MJ’s legend, ESPN recently honored the greatest player ever with Gotta Be The Shoes, a tribute that asks the essential question “Was it the shoes?” The short feature takes a closer look at the global phenomenon that was — and still is — the Jumpman, from the controversial Air Jordan 1 to the retirement-era Jordan 10 and its highly coveted successors. Above all, “Gotta Be The Shoes!” is an exploration of a man who became a brand and who has managed to remain a cultural icon a decade after his final retirement. Enjoy.