The Air Max 95 just celebrated it’s 20th birthday. The venerable sneaker was a drastic deparature from the Air Max lineage (designed by Tinker Hatfield). The designer Sergio Lozano took the sneaker in a bold new direction, inspired by the rib cage of the human body. The original is now back in a quality retro (retailing at $170). With so many 95’s using different materials, I still think that the original suede version looks the best. Find the neons at Nike, Foot Locker and Finish Line.
If you’re looking for something new entirely, the 95 is also available as a Nike iD.
Nikelab quietly dropped new items from the ACG collection today. The product is in-line with the new design ethos and direction set by Matt Parker and Errolson Hugh (leader designer at Acronym). The ACG tech shirting features a water resistant nylon material with details like discrete zippered pockets and articulated sleeves . The pants and crewneck play off the Nike tech fleece fabric and are slick updates to the standard tech fleece designs. Best of all, the price point on the gear seems to have gone down a good 20-25% from the debut collection making the ACG line a more attractive value to techwear enthusiasts.
Browse the full collection of new pieces on Nike.com.
Satoshi Kawamoto is a Brooklyn based artist (Green Fingers) who uses plants to tell his story. Launched earlier this week at Green fingers market store in New York, Larose Paris has collaborated with Satoshi on a capsule collection of baseball caps, 2 burlap 5 panels and 2 rabbit felt zip fedoras with contrasting zip tape. All made in France by expert milliners, this collection is reflects white roses and greenery.
Japanese streetwear label C.E (CAVEMPT) has just released their latest selection of items from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection. The team of Toby Feltwell and Sk8thing have once again used graphics as the basis of the collection. There’s many items here in a collage-type style , replicating the feeling of a graphic designer work-in-progress. Returning items include a new take on the above distressed Plauge hoody, as well as a new disguise scarf. Ontop of that, this collection features a new backpack design. Shop the collection directly through the CAVEMPT website.
In the midst of the Nike Presto revival we’ve seen this year, Hender Scheme has quietly previewed their upcoming take on the iconic sneaker. Shifting the materials and construction to the raw untanned leather typical of the Japanese label brings the design full circle from an ahead of it’s time technical design to now a nostalgic and handcrafted ode to the 2000 Nike classic. If you’re looking for Hender Scheme’s online, the distribution of the brand has expanded a bit and you can find models over at Barney’s or East Dane.
I’ve spent most my life firmly in the anti-boat shoe camp. The shoe conjures up images of frat parties and business casual conferences at the local Howard Johnson, but leave it up to Visvim to upgrade this prep staple into something more than the sum of it’s parts. These deserve to be on the deck of a mega yacht, not your buddy Steve’s poor excuse for a speedboat.
Find these over at Mr.Porter.
Adidas Consortium teamed up with Canadian menswear label wings+horns for a small collection of apparel and footwear. The sneakers are Stan Smiths in high quality Horween leather and the garments are all made in Canada at wings+horn factories. The bomber jacket comes in a nice tan colorway as well as black , and the general laid-back athletic vibe of the capsule makes this easy to work into alot of different fits. Check Haven for more info on the collection.
Japanese label Kolor designed by Junichi Abe has remained underneath the fashion mainstream since it’s inception in 2004. Since that time however the brand has grew a unique approach to design , one that emphasized design emphasis on fabrics, details and construction. This museum level slip-on features suede and leather in a clean navy/taupe colorway and a great cream ripple sole. Made in Japan, the quality looks excellent and these will be sure to go quick. The only downside is the price, set at $825 available at SSENSE.
Perfect home, check. An automobile worthy of envy, check. All that’s missing now is the wardrobe. This new Larose Paris Spring/Summer 2015 imagines how an idyllic gentleman’s morning could be . While most of us don’t read the physical paper each morning anymore, there is still a need to complete smart tailored looks with well-made hats. Larose Paris has cemented it’s position in that field bringing French made headwear to some of the best shops in the world. Definitely check out their felt handmade fedoras as well as their 5 panels in assorted materials for more relaxed summer hangouts. Find retailers and shop their online shop here.
Fresh off the heels of the re-launch of Nike ACG, Acronym designer Errolson Hugh has once again teamed up with Nike on a new take on the Lunar Force 1. The literal centerpiece of the sneaker is a metal zip that extends up the upper. The sneaker features premium suede along with a patent leather heel. My favorite detail is the branded perforated leather tongue that sits atop the design.
Earlier photos also showed a white colorway of the sneaker but time will tell if those will be released alongside these black/white joints. Look for these to hit Nike Lab locations and select Tier 0 accounts like END Clothing, Hanon and Oki-Ni in mid-June.
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