The past two years saw Stones Throw Records post holiday mixes to get people in the holiday spirit. However this year, the Badd Santa album represents a whole new level of production with this officially licensed holiday album. The album is available exclusively at certain retailers dependent on the country such as Urban Outfitters (USA), Beams (JP), Carhartt (EU) and Goodfoot (CND). The full track list alongside other important details can be seen here.
SOPHNET. has released a preview of their 07/08 Fall/Winter Collection. The Japanese brand has been an integral part of the Japanese fashion scene. The preliminary look focuses on the Sheepback Beanie, Panel Border Sheepback and a pair of eyeglass frames. Look for these to appear at select SOPHNET. account holders as well as SOPH.
Soul Rebels Works represents an interesting venture from Aobadai, Tokyo bar, Rock Steady. The label incorporates various bar influences and imagery into their designs with a high level of commitment to producing quality apparel. They recently teamed up with another Japanese label, W)Taps to produce a series of limited edition t-shirts.
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Mixed Martial Arts fighting has risen to prominence across the world lately putting traditional combative sports such as boxing on the back burner. While boxing has had its share of popular endorsers such as Muhammad Ali and Oscar De La Hoya, MMA fighting has yet to reach that sort of level. Japanese fighter Caol Uno has been the exception forging a strong relationship with Nike. His original collaborations include the release of training gear and footwear. This latest collection encompasses a few different items such as outerwear, bags and footwear.
We’ve seen the use of tartan proliferate itself on number of different styles as of late regarding both footwear and apparel alike. The 576 from New Balance is the latest benefactor of this trend with the CM576S. The use of tartan is incorporated with suede to form the upper with hints of metallic gold. Two different colors are available, red and blue. Available at Mita Sneakers.
Masters in their own domain, denim makers Levi’s and sneaker & lifestyle entity Jordan Brand are set to team up on a special collaborative project titled the 23/501 Collection. Not one for many collaborations, Jordan Brand set forth to push the same limits they have continually been setting. The collection will include a pair of 501 denim (Levi’s most iconic model), an Air Jordan I and t-shirt. Each individual piece will posses many dual-branded characteristics. For example, the weft of the jeans will include Jordan Brand’s popular elephant print as well as Jumpman logos and special lining to prevent indigo bleed onto sneakers. The Air Jordan I’s will include a denim upper and Levi’s Red Tab. 2,323 packages will be releases, with each piece individually numbered. The suggested retail price is $395 USD.
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