On May 26th, Kaws and his Original Fake will release a 400% wooden Bearbrick in conjunction with Japanese label, Nexus VII. This black figure utilizes Kaws signature “x” as seen on the eyes and hands. Retail will be 52,290 Yen (approx. $437 USD)
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During the 2007 All-Star game, Jordan Brand release a series of figures inspired by the Air Jordan XX2. Since the XX2 was created with the stealth bomber in mind, these XX2 figures took a similar approach and were themed as pilots of the shoes. As well, Michael Jordan often considered himself as a “black cat” on the court. Together these ideologies formed the XX2 Stealth Cat figure.
Each characteristic of these figures maintains a relationship with the shoe it is modeled after. The whiskers represent the zig zag pattern of the sneakers while the vents on the back of the figures parallel the vents seen on the XX2’s. The similarities don’t stop there. Camo seen on the XX2 can also be seen on the front and back of the figure. Other little neat characteristics are the XX2’s worn by the figures as well as the Jumpman logo seen on the back. Each figure’s colorway is a representation of five exclusive Jordan Brand athletes in Ray Allen (green and yellow), Chris Paul (yellow and light blue), Joe Johnson (red and yellow), Rip Hamilton (Dark blue and red) and Carmello Anthony (light blue with yellow).
The figures were masterminded by Brian Flynn of Hybrid Design and Super7. The difficulty in the manufacturing process to create these figures is something to marvel at. These figures were created at a factory in Japan that is touted as the absolute best factory when it comes to clear vinyl. It is often a laborious process to create clear vinyl without any bubbles, however this Japanese factory is able to create perfect vinyl all the meanwhile maintaining consistent wall thickness throughout the figure.
Right now, we’re not quite sure how to get hold on one of these figure but we’ll keep you guys posted.
Overkill in Berlin recently got their shipment of these quickstrike Nike Air ACG Okwahn’s. These particular Okwahn’s feature a shiny black upper alongside a water resistant upper and reinforced toe. There’s an enlarged checkered pattern on the tongue, and the familiar ACG logo on the back outstep heel.
Alife is set to drop a mind boggling 30 tee’s Saturday April 28th in NYC, and Saturday May 5th in Vancouver. This is all part of their latest spring 2007 line up of tee’s. Here’s just a sneak peek of what’s in store.
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Here’s the latest from Levi’s Fenom line designed by the team from Fragment. This turquoise jewel encrusted Disco VIII is available in both the 505 cut (slightly slimmer then a 501 but still a straight leg) and a 207 (more generous fitting cut). Currently available at Tab Device.
Here’s the latest arrivals from Visvim. The newest colorways of the Hockney model have just dropped in red, black, brown and yellow. Continuing the trend with stripes are the Weller short sleeve polo (top right) and a short sleeve pocket tee (bottom right). The pocket tee is available in black as well. The final new release is a Protector shirt created with Oltolina fabrics.
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