With their 2007 Holiday Collection on the horizon, Rocksmith has already laid claim as this being among the best of their seasons thus far. Rocksmith has combined innovation with their trademark clean Tokyo style aesthetic. A lot of pieces within this collection feature the use of mixed fabrics such as faux snakeskin/fleece and poly/fleece. Other highlights of this holiday season include a defined use of colors, cut&sew tees and above all else that Rocksmith level of design and detailing. Check your local Rocksmith dealer for these upcoming holiday releases.
Over Bo Jackson’s illustrious multi-sport career, he had the fortune of being the marquee athlete for a series of Air Trainers from Nike. With that in mind, Nike recently utlized some of Bo Jackson’s most memorable trainer colorways as the basis of this new collection of Dunk Highs. The three colorways seen here were inspired by the "Medicine Ball" Air Trainer III, Air Trainer Max ‘91 and Air Trainer I. Look for these at select Nike dealers.
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swagger is the latest Japanese label to collaborate with The North Face on a series of highly technical jackets. Two different models were designed, the Gore-Tex Scoop Jacket and the Hyvent Mountain Jacket. The Hyvent Mountain Jacket utilizes proprietary Hyvent technology from The North Face for moisture management. The Mountain Jacket is available in two different colors, Black (with Snow Tree Camo lining) and Snow Tree Camo. The Gore-Tex Scoop Jacket uses the time tested and true Gore-Tex technology offering unsurpassed comfort in the elements. It also includes two solid colorways, Neon Red and Aluminum Gray. Both styles of jackets feature very little branding and uphold a clean and simple aesthetic. The jackets will release at the end of the month at Harajuku, Ebisu and the 6 other official swagger retailers. The jackets will also be available online at choiceisyours.jp. The price for the Hyvent and Gore-Tex are ¥40,950 (approximately $372 USD) and ¥49,350 (approximately $449 USD).
Japanese brand SiFury is set to drop a Harris Tweed version of their Mean model. When translated from Swahili, SiFury means zero. Their themes generally revolve around ingenuity and uplifting designs. The vulcanized high-top incorporates herringbone Harris Tweed material along the majority of the upper with some solid accents in between. Available on pre-order now at Zicue with a price set at ¥15,750 JPY (approximately $142 USD).
OriginalFake recently released a collection of t-shirts under the theme of "Mouth". The cartoon-like overlapping designs incorporates similar 3-dimensional characteristics of movies and images you see which require the use of 3-D glasses. Each of the three shirt designs are available in black or white t-shirts. Available now at the hnyee.store.
UK retailer JD Sports recently created two Air Max 95s based on the phone codes for English cities Birmingham (0121) and Manchester (0161). The two models itself share the same upper and design other than the phone code embroideries on the front of each pair. No word yet on release date but look for these to release through JD Sports outlets.
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