The latest addition to Visvim’s impressive range of bags is the E-Cat Ballistic Messenger bag. One of the interesting design this bag offers is the consideration of a persons dominant hand in mind, the bag comes in left and right hand configurations. The bag’s construction includes ballistic nylon and the trademark use of elk leather. The bag is available in either black, white or olive colors. Allegedly only 300 pieces have been produced.
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XLarge Japan got together with retail front Calif on a special limited edition t-shirt based on the colors seen on the California State flag. The t-shirt will release on August 24th on the Calif website. Price is set at 5,040 Yen (approximately $46 USD).
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The latest from magazine Frank151’s interesting repertoire of novelty items comes a series of Chop Shop emblem playing cards. Frank151 have been providing readers with a pocket sized publication to keep them updated on the latest and greatest. The cards are now available in Frank151’s online store and will only set you back $8 USD.
To Uniqlo, the t-shirt has always been esteemed as more than just a staple garment. Rather it has been considered a great form of expression with worldwide appeal. Their latest Uniqlo UT Grand Prix 08 T-shirt Design Competition recently kicked off. Applications from around the world are encouraged to be sent to Uniqlo. The fourth year of the competition will see the judging done by art director Kashiwa Sato, architect Tadao Ando, and the avant-garde novelist Yayoi Kusama.
Last year, over 14,000 entires were received spanning across 20 countries. For any aspiring artist, the Uniqlo UT Grand Prix represents a surreal opportunity to showcase their work. The winner will be rewarded with 3 million Yen (approximately $27,000 USD). On October 1st, a special web page will debut showcasing the top 1,000 entries. To enter check out the contest page but start designing because entries will only be accepted until September 20th.
Although over 1.3 billion people inhabited the vast country of China, streetwear and culture in China are still in their infantile stages. However, with stores like MESS contributing to street culture from the capital of China, be on the look out for big things as the sleeping giant awakes. MESS’ 2007 Fall collection was an attempt to create a timeless classic that would appeal to the tastes and interests of Chinese consumers. Although some shirts may symbolize a meaning difficult to understand for some, MESS has attempted to build things from the bottom up and involve people at the grassroots level.