It’s been approximately one year since the passing of Fiberops’ Tatsushi ‘Tabo’ Kagaya. Throughout his time, he’s had an unheralded impact among many things he’s touched. From his shaping of Hong Kong on a grassroots level to the friendships he’s developed, he has created a legacy not soon forgotten. Some of Tabo’s closet friends such as Know1edge, Fiberops and Subcrew teamed up to produce a special “Everything Happens to Me” trucker cap with proceeds going towards Tabo’s family.
Backpack makers Eastpak have put their collabos into overdrive recently releasing a series of bags with European bands Kaiser Chefs,
The Reebok Alien Stomper originally released back in the mid 80s and was seen on the feet of the likes of Ellen Ripley as she ran through a futuristic alien infested scenario throughout the Aliens series. This particular Alien Stomper features a dark brown upper with red highlights. Available now at Karmaloop.
Footwear from Japanese brand Ubiq has hit new levels of popularity as of late with some of their simple albeit innovative vulcanized stylings. Their new Presern model is some sort of boot meets sneaker styling. The extra high cut is met with a second flap which can be rolled town to reveal a plaid pattern. The leather laces round out that industrial work boot feel… they can’t all be winners. Available now at Flauge.
Pop artist Ron English has been behind some of pop cultures most witty and inspiring pieces. Offering his insight on the corporate world, his latest show Big Picture Pop kicked off at New York’s Opera Gallery late last month. The show runs until December 29th.
Big Picture Pop
115 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
You can see more at Supertouch.
The 1Vote project from Nike allows true die hards of the Air Force 1 to cast their votes in select areas to determine the areas favorite AF1. Long considered an important piece of the AF1 puzzle, Baltimore has selected the Ueno Sakura Air Force 1. Having said that, expect the Ueno Sakura to release only in the Baltimore area in the near future as part of the 1Vote contest. Other cities with opportunities include Philadelphia (currently taking place) and New York. Philadelphia heads can vote at select Sneaker Villa 1Vote kiosks. The New York population can vote on their favorite AF1 starting in January.
Nike 1Vote Philadelphia
Date: 12.01.2008 – 12.26.2008
4 South 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Sneaker Villa – Gallery
Gallery II, 1001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107