For these past few years, custom hand made items from skills artisans have been a trend in Japan. From custom furniture to hand made silver jewelry, all the trend setters have been scooping up these handcrafted pieces. Grok Leather is a skilled artisan which focuses on leather. All their leather products are 100% handmade in Japan. For their latest products, they have teamed up with Jun Takahshi and Hiroshi Fujiwara’s brand, Anarchy Forever Forever Anarchy or commonly known as AFFA, for a leather bracelet. The bracelet has the words “AFFA” embossed onto it and comes in a M&M box. It retails for 18,900 Yen and is available now at Figure.
Ten years have passed since the original coming together of DJ crew 5th Platoon. Originally, this collaboration between 5th Platoon and adidas was to release last year during the holiday season and limited to only 50 pairs. However those plans were changed with numbers of 500 pairs produced and the institution of a contest by 5th Platoon. Well-known basketball brand UNDRCRWN designed one of their popular caricature shirts in the likeness of the 5th Platoon. Each t-shirt purchased includes a raffle ticket. The winning raffle ticket drawn on April 4th, 2008 will win a special 1 of 5 original size 9 sample 5P x adidas EQT B-Ball as well as a production version in their desired size. The differences are slight but are definitely apparent such as different lasering, sole layout and inner lining. The t-shirts as well as additional information including the winning ticket on April 4th can be seen at 5thplatoon.com/5PxADIDAS/.
World famous party photographer The Cobra Snake has released a new v-neck t-shirt as part of the RVCA Artist Network Program. Based on the Chinese philosophy of the yin and yang and the concept of unity in duality, The Cobra Snake has expressed his mantra on life. Looking deeper (or on the back of the shirt) we can conclude that he lives by codes such as honor, discipline, green tea and nunchucks. Available now at We Sold Out.
Here’s another one of those Bearbricks that you want so badly but will probably never have a chance to have (Just like the Chanel Bearbricks). For the 10th anniversary of Fendi’s Baguette bag, Fendi has teamed up with Medicom Toy to produce ten very limited Bearbricks. Three styles are available each with Fendi’s logo and the vivid colors from the 10th anniversary Baguette bags. These figures will come in three sizes including the 1000% that everyone wants to get their hands on but unless you’re a VIP client of Fendi, you probably won’t be able to pick one of these babies up.
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Since 2001, JB Classics Premium line has grown drastically over worldwide markets. However, with that growth many fans have found a hard time securing their favorite pairs. For Spring 2008, JB Classics introduces their 2nd line the Prime Label which offers wider distribution and more economical price points, yet with the same overall attention to detail. The debut Prime Labels collection consists of the Thorns Sub-40, Getlo-Lo Crescent-Onyx and Getlo-Mid Sapphire. The latest Premium Label lineup (limited to 480 pairs each and individually numbered) includes the White-Tie SDM-Hi, Clashes Peddler and Foolsmate Rover Peddler. Each line will have its own separate packaging identity and placement. Available Spring 2008 at select JB Classics dealers.