Vans will be releasing a legends pack honoring Bay Area native and Powell Peralta pro Steve Caballero. The pack will consist of three classic models: a SK8 Hi, Era, and what would a pack be without Steve’s signature shoe, the Half Cab. Seeing as Caballero was born in the year of the dragon, Vans will use a graphic from one of his many Powell-Peralta dragon boards for the shoe pack, featuring traditional suede and canvas. Release is set for October 2008.
In a never ending world of collaborations, design giant Fragment Design is releasing a set of traditional colored Kangol hats, coming in 5 different colors featuring contrasting brims. The hats will be available at Kangol Flagship stores as well as traditional hats store releasing this week.
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As part of the ongoing “Glow in the Dark” tour featuring Kanye West, Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D., world renowned jacket designer Dr. Romanelli and graphic designer Nathan Cabrera have created a special piece for rising music star Lupe Fiasco. The leather bomber tour jacket features a laser etched design revealing intricate art work originally seen on Lupe’s “The Cool” album cover. The jacket is available exclusively at all the select cities taking part in the “Glow in the Dark” tour.
Everybody’s favorite brand these days seems to be Wacko Maria, brought to light by Tet’s Honeyee blog or by hipster’s guidebook Huge mag. We’ve seen a strong South Western/Blues/Mexican theme until now but of course we had to see some Militaria coming. After all, Army jackets are an integral part of true American fashion, adorned by patriotic loners from Steve McQueen, to John Rambo (First Blood not Rambo pt. 100) and Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver). These jackets are slightly different from the played out M-65 and we see pre-Vietnam garments including the M-56’s forefather the M-51 which has a full velcro strip down the front. Wacko Maria keeps it relevant with the latin Catholic touch and prints the back of the jackets with its trademark Maria icon. Available now at Ark.
On April 28th, Bape will be releasing a new A Bathing Ape G-Shock. This new watch will come in a navy blue color and will feature a the Bape STA Camo on the front dial. Retail for 21,000 Yen, these will be available at the Bapexclusive store as well as Bape stores worldwide.
This Saturday will be the release of the Stussy x Hectic x UNDFTD x New Balance “Triple Threat” MT580 Synthetic Pack. Three colorful MT580’s will be released each representing a collaboration with either Stussy, Hectic or UNDFTD. These clunky sneakers won’t match with your jeans but they will be perfect for the summer when you have your shorts on. Available at Undefeated Japan on April 26th.