It’s already begun, the influx of Converse 100th Anniversary items will undoubtedly find it’s way onto these pages. But something about 100 years of history makes it slightly alright. The Repair Block Collection is actually a re-inspired retro from a 1992 release allowing you to wear brand new box fresh shoes marred with tarp-like repairs. Both high’s and low’s are available in different colorways. Available now at ripe however check your local dealer Converse dealer as well.
Wonderwall has unveiled pictures behind the work they recently did for the renovation of Tokyo’s APC Daikanyama Homme. The reason behind Wonderwall’s success is perhaps its consistently innovative architectural designs. The raw unfinished fixtures are balanced with the light hardwood floors providing a pleasant shopping experience. Each room provides a different theme and story with the gateway to the store coming in the form of a garden.
Image: Wonderwall via High Snobiety
The latest Bapesta’s from Bape have released and are featured in colorways similar to boot favorites like Timberland and Red Wings. In some ways, its a reversal of roles between Nike and Bape, while Bape used to drop hideous patent colorways, Nike was pretty low key and conservative. It must absolutely be noted that if it wasn’t for the Bapesta we wouldn’t ever have been graced with the musical prowess of Soulja Boy. Available now at Cliffedge.
Vans released a pack of their SK8-HIs exclusively to Japanese online retailer Flauge. The be blunt, the SK8-HIs are rather un-inspired with a rehashing of Vans classic checkerboard print with a printed midsole. Four colors are available include red/white, black/green, black/yellow and black/white. Available now at Flauge.
Chi-town boy, Lupe Fiasco dropped his sophomore album “The Cool” just a few days ago. The concept behind the album was to bring attention to the “damaging influences” and “corrupt allure” plaguing urban America in the new millennium. Guests on The Cool include Snoop Dogg, Gemstones and production by Soundtrakk, UNKLE, Chris & Drop and Patrick Stump (of Fall Out Boy).The art direction and styling was handled by Nathan Cabrera and Dr Romanelli. The album imagery acts as a conveyor of the story lines seen in each track. Maharishi also got involved in designing a series of tour jackets. Pick up The Cool at your nearest music dealer.