May 1st will see the release of A Bathing Ape’s Camo Mesh Trucker hats, each hat represents it’s respective Bathing Ape store in that city. Missing from the picture are the caps slated to release for New York, London, Hong Kong and Taipei since they will drop at a later date.
Here’s the list of the cities and the caps they represent: (Left to right, top to bottom) Kyoto, Kanazawa, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Maebashi, Sendai, Shizuoka, Aomori, Aoyama, Niigata, Matsuyama, Kagoshima, Sapporo, Hiroshima, Harajuku, Kumamoto.
Image: The Locust via Official Bape
Concept Shop has just received the latest shirts by Jun Takahashi’s Undercoverism for the Tokyo branch of Rei Kawakubo’s (of Comme des Garcons) Dover Street Market. The tee’s are actually themed after Charlie Brown.
R/C vehicle manufacturer Tamiya and Japanese bag experts Porter have teamed up to release an upcoming R/C Bag to provide an easy method of transporting your radio controlled beast to and from the track. Although the bag’s main focus was created for R/C vehicles, in reality the bag has many other possible usages such as a shoe carrier, LP holder or just a carry old for all your miscellaneous items. The bag is divided into the main compartment, a sub-compartment lined with an easy to clean lining, as well as a separate scratch free drawstring bag. Check out all the features here.
Info: Wooh Time
High Snobiety has recently release a feature on Nike’s Vintage Running Collection. The basis of this collection is to recreate the past memories and meanings once held by Nike’s innovative past. As Nike continues the releases of various retro shoes, these retro inspired runners from the Vintage Collection will not succumb to any modifications or differences as they have been created to the exact specifications of the originals. As well each shoe has been given a vintage treatment to give a sense of story. Perhaps some many not appreciate the falsification of a sneakers story, much like starch and raw denim but conversely, to some we feel as though an exact original reproduction in pristine condition just wouldn’t be the same either. The Vintage Running Collection will feature the Cortez, the Waffle, and the Daybreak.
The latest Weekly Drop podcast features Keith Hufangel, creator of famed San Francisco sneaker, apparel, skate (take your pick) shop HUF. Keith speaks about how he became a pro skater and the development of HUF not only as a store but as a brand as well. He also address the whole Ray Fong adiColor issue. If you got a few minutes to spare check out the interview.
Starting May 12th, a three way collaboration will see X-Large, Hong Kong based toy designer Michael Lau, and Hong Kong streetwear brand Fingercroxx release six different figures. The drop order is as follows for the Hong Kong releases (retail is $599 HKD or ~$77 USD):
May 12 – FX Joe, FX Buster & FGXX Work
May 19 – Space Finger & Finger King
May 20 – X-Laugh
The X-Laugh is the flagship figure of the line, and appropriately is released last. X-Large stores worldwide will receive shipment of these figures.
Image: Crazy Toyz