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.
Pieces from from the 2008 Spring/Summer Collection from Umbro by Kim Jones have been revealed. The collection is marked by a series of prints associated with World Cup 2010 in South Africa, a nice touch considering the brand’s roots as a stumbling performance soccer brand first and foremost (Capello to the rescue?). The products offer a mix of brash and colorful prints set against simple uppers. I wonder what people do with these designer soccer balls though, do you honestly bring it to your weekend kick arounds? Check your local Umbro by Kim Jones stockists starting in the new year.
Stash and Clarks teamed up to create a BLK/STASH colorway of the Wallabee. You can barely see anything in these teaser pictures but after all it’s a trusty Wallabee, use your imagination. I’m more curious as to what color “STASH” is? Dropping soon at Recon Store.
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First introduced with the recent adidas Consortium ZX 700 Mammaoth, it looks as though ZX 700 is here to stay. This particular tan colorway boasts a suede and leather upper. The style is more of a boat shoe meets moccasin.
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The designers for this particular AF1 most likely busted their balls and after months of deliberation finally decided on this particular colorway of red/red/red. The upper is a combination of patent leather and croc leather. Ever since the release of an all red Emerica Reynolds 1 back in 2002 or so, we’ve had a great fixation for all red shoes but maybe even these are too red.