Li-Ning is an athletic wear brand that does not get much attention outside in North America. Despite several high profile athlete endorsements in the NBA, Li-Ning still lives in the shadow of the big three sneaker companies. That’s starting to change however if sneakers like the Furious Rider Ace are any indication.

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2019 is a fitting year to look back at the Legacy of Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic cyberpunk manga AKIRA. Set in 2019, the illustration and anime based on the story are now a legendary part of the sci-fi canon. One Japanese collector Satoshi Takahashi, has amassed an extraordinary collection of some of the best vintage AKIRA t-shirts released during the past 20 years.

Takahashi who is a creative director and fashion stylist in  has been obsessed with the manga since it’s release in 1982. Since then he’s collected over 40 T-shirts. Finding the shirts through thrift stores and online auction sites like Yahoo Japan .  He used the publication “AKIRA CLUB” which published in 1995 by Kodansha as his main reference for tracking down references on the older T-shirts. In addition, “GENGA” (2012) and Katsuhiro Otomo’s special feature “BRUTUS” (2014) were influential in guiding his search to complete his collection. Among the shirts in his collection are many of the highly sought after licensed Fashion Victim T-shirts, bootlegs, as well as more recent collaborations with Otomo and Supreme.

Click through for more photos of his collection and visit WWD Japan for the entire interview.

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After the release of the Daybreak earlier this year, Undercover has once again teamed up with Nike this time for two colorways of a new running sneaker under the Gyakusou sub-line. Bright yellow and deep red colorways are the main focus of the sneaker but other additions include a floral illustration by the swoosh. I’m partial to the yellow colorway myself but the red is also undeniably striking. Look for these to drop September 26th at select Nike retailers.

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Snow Peak has a unique place in the marketplace being a Japanese lifestyle brand that doesn’t make any compromises when it comes to the functionality of their products. The Fall/Winter 2019 lookbook once again presents well-styled looks that cater to men and women. The picturesque outdoors backdrops really do portray how you can work in pieces from the label with all your camping and hiking equipment without anyone batting an eye. Covering the bases from fleeces to nylon liners and militaristic styled outerwear, the collection is brought together through a harmonious color palette that focuses on tans, olives and toned down burgundy.

Fall-friendly floral and geometric prints round out the collection. Expect the new range to hit Snow Peak’s website and stores including Matches Fashion in the coming months.

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The Zoom Fly series has hit the rare sweet spot between performance and style. The sneakers have been particularly popular amongst runners who are serious about their run times. The latest version of the celebrated runner is simply dubbed the Zoom Fly 3. Once again it features a translucent upper with some new twists. New additions include a Pegasus-like heel for comfort around the Achilles, a bootie-style upper, and a lacing system that works in conjunction with an arch band to provide a more supportive, customizable fit. Finally there is the inclusion of react foam and a full-length carbon fibre plate which should add additional support. The sneaker is available in several colorways including this minimalistic black/white variant. Find these through the Nike Online or Hibbet’s.

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If you’re looking for a hat that you can pair with more techwear minded fits, North Face has a great unstructured option. This hat is made out of durable Gore-Tex fabric which makes it both waterproof and breathable. At a retail of only $40 as well as multiple colorways, this makes for a versatile summer option. You can find the hat at outdoors retailers including the North Face online shop and Backcountry.

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Hawaiian shirts are a sure bet for warm days and Kapital just hit with a heater of a design. These rayon shirts stay true to the spirit of the style but mixes in artwork from painted image of various Navajo peoples. The shirt comes in both a light and dark palette. The “Navajoland” Hawaiian shirts are available on Kapital’s store. For more Kapital, take a look over at the selection on Unionmade.

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Each summer calls for a proper all-white sneaker. Nike delivers just that in the form of the Air Max 2 Light. While they’ve quietly been dropping OG colorways of the sneaker, it was an easy decision to produce the shoe in an all-white rendition. The original sneaker design from 1994 doesn’t look out of place today and fits in with the myriad of mesh dad-sneakers out there.

The sneaker is available now on the Nike store and for more colorways of the sneaker you can check SSENSE.

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The Christo is a love it or hate it design from Visvim and it always has been. While the idea of slides or sandals outdoors may already be a huge no-no for you, for those of you brave enough to step out with your toes exposed (or at least with a pair of reasonable looking socks) this is like the Porche of sandals. The SS19 version of the Christo comes in Military Nylon and a patterned Vibram outsole. Available online on Visvim’s online store or via stockists like Mr Porter.

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NTS Radio has been a legendary platform for independent electronic music in London. With a global reach, the station has paved the way for the entire British music scene. To commemorate the impact that NTS has had on culture, Adidas originals teamed up with the company for a co-branded capsule collection. Utilizing a mix of classic British streetwear staples including soccer jerseys, track suits and crewneck pullovers.

NTS Radio’s collection launches on adidas Originals’ site, Adidas stores and through NTS distribution on May 25. Below. The week of May 25th will also see a legendary and eclectic DJ lineup to commemorate the release live on-air. Take a look at the entire selection below.

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