It IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas, indeed. And Concepts of Cambridge, MA have teamed up with NikeSB once again to put a little bourbon in your nogg.
These beauties are the NikeSB “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Dunk Hi’s. Offered in printed black and heather grey fleece (respectively) the pack takes on a naughty or nice theme with whimsical yet nod-worthy execution. The “Nice” pair (with wider release) features grey fleece printed with snowmen, snow flakes, poinsettas, and holly, a red nylon tongue, green leather swoosh and sole. While the “Naughty” pair (a concepts exclusive) features black fleece with same pattern, black nylon tongue, gold leather swoosh, and an iridescent gold sole with glitter inset. In addition the “Naughtys” are accompanied by a festive holiday tin, beer cozy, and a NikeSB ornament.
Look for both to drop this Saturday 12/7 at 7:00AM at Concepts, and 12:00PM at their online store.
Yesterday I spoke of the Nike Airmax Lunar90. A classic shoe with innovative technology. Well today, gentlemen, we’re going to look at a different Nike runner. A classic remaining a classic. A spade remaining a spade. The Nike Internationalist made its debut some 30 odd years ago. Dressed in suede and nylon; this simple, two tone, low profile runner was a hit in the ’80s and even comeoed in “The Breakfast Club.” (The Brain)
Look for these (and a cool grey and black combo) to hit Nike stock lists early ‘14.
Oh technology. It’s everywhere. In your kitchen, your car, you pocket, and now some of the coolest technology is even on your feet. And it’s quite a looker too.
THIS, gentlemen, is the Nike Airmax Lunar90. Making use of “hyperfuse” and seamless “no-sew” uppers and the addition of the Lunar sole, this sneaker is not only lighter, but more breathable and more supportive. This “OG inspired” colorway, as well as one for the ladies, drops tomorrow Dec 2nd, with more to come 1/3/14. They’re available now at the Nike online storeds for $130.
Can a classic jump the shark? If you’re a hater, you probably said yes. But in this humble man’s opinion the answer is no. (Isn’t that why it’s considered a classic?) But hey, who am I, anyway? I supposed the streets will answer.
That being said; I present to you the Ray-Ban Wayfarer Leather. Offered in brown or black calfskin, with “Polar neophan brown or green lenses” respectively, these bad boys are a sure hit for the holiday season. Priced at $300 USD they’re available at the Ray-Ban online store now.
Again with the “Rich tactile experience.” I kid, but seriously folks, is there any other way to have it? I present to you the ‘Hard Graft’ Draw Key Pouch. A very simple concept with beautiful execution. These premium italian leather pouches are hand-vegetable-stained using colors made from tree bark. Sounds pretty rad, right? Then add a couple stitches, and a grey marled cotton cord to pull the keys in for easy, scratch-free storage. Boom.
Grab yours from the Hard Graft web store for about $62 USD and while you’re there check out the rest of the collection. You’re sure to love it.
"HANDS DOWN, WE ARE DESIGNERS. EVERY HARD GRAFT PRODUCT IS CAREFULLY CREATED, EVERY DETAIL METICULOUSLY CONSIDERED. WE LOVE TO JUXTAPOSE. EACH ONE OF OUR GOODS HAS ITS OWN PERSONALITY - A BRILLIANT IDEA, AN UNPREDICTABLE TWIST, AN UNRIVALLED AESTHETIC, A RICH TACTILE EXPERIENCE. WE ALWAYS STAY TRUE TO OURSELVES AND WHAT WE STAND FOR, CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND EVOLVING BUT ALWAYS HOLDING ON TO THE GOOD."
Ahhhh the Air Max Light. Easily one of my favorite silhouettes from the Man Tinker Hatfield, and for that matter Nike, period. The “Light” is the cream filling betweeen the iconic Air Max 1 and Air Max ‘90 and is often overlooked amidst it’s counterpart’s hype. But with execution like this, it’s definitely the “Light’s” time to shine.
The Air Max Light “Black Pine” features dark grey mesh, black suede quarter panels, bright orange accenting, golden branding and a “Black Pine” leather mud guard. Finish it off with white leather swoosh and another classic is born.
Cop yours a select NSW accounts such as Switzerland’s Titolo now!
Flora and Fauna. Not an unheard of inspirational concept, but nonetheless a consistent winner: and obviously the choice for the fantastically executed “Woodland Snake Colection” from Packer Shoes, Saucony, and Faded Royalty.
The pack offers the Saucony Hangtime Hi in fullgrain woodland camo leather, and staying true to its ‘87 roots (brown) snake skin branding and accents. They’re sitting pretty atop cream midsoles, and forest green soles, with brown suede Packer tounge branding and three lace options as the proverbial cherry on top. ($120)
Also offered are two complimenting 5 pannel hats from Faded Royalty made right here in the good ole USofA. ($35)
Both release this coming friday 12:00pm at Packer Shoes, and are limitted to one each per customer.
It’s cold out there, gentlemen. Things were looking up these past few days, but the inevitable brickness is upon us. Are you ready for it? If not please allow me to put you up on game.
First things first, y’all, you gotta protect ya neck! (and head) And there may not be a fresher way to do so than the “Cold Weather Deck Hat” by the Hill-side.
Available in selvedge indigo denim and selvedge brown twill. Inspired by vintage baseball and navy deck caps, this insulating beast boasts wool blend blanket lining, a self-fabric selvedge cut sweatband (to keep the itch off your brow), natural cotton tape lining on inside seams, a twelve stitch reenforced bill, and vintage copper eyelets.
Cop yours at the Hickoree’s Webstore or at their “Floor Two” location in BK for around $145.
Snap! I’m a little late on these beauties, but they definitely deserve mention. This is another stunning collabo between Boston’s own CNCPTS and New Balance dubbed “The C-note.” Obviously taking a color cue from the new $100 dollar bill, this release features off-white and olive green suede on the upper, offset by copper TPU pieces; while an aged midsole brings vintage aesthetic to this new money makeup. These joints did release on Saturday, and CNCPTS is sold out already, but where there’s a will there’s a way. And as I said before, they’re just too good not to mention. One might even argue them to be the most “Note” worthy of the early fall releases. Sorry. I really did have to.
It’s almost as if Dr. J and Mr. Rogers collaborated for this perfect Fall “First String” release. We’re looking at the Converse First String Pro Leather Ox “Japanese Terry.” With two tone (you guessed it) Japanese terrycloth, brown and cream suede accents, and simple white sole. The release is part of a two shoe pack (other of the two being a hideous Aucklnd Racer) set to hit Converse First String stocklist late September to early October.