The proliferation of vintage treatments to sneakers and its trickle down effect sees the venerable Puma Clyde undergo a faded and weathered look. In all honesty, with suede and its impossible upkeep, this gimmick is all but unnecessary as the first freak rain storm or spilling of beer on your suede Clydes/Suedes will leave the same effect seen here. However, classic colorways seen here definitely shouldn’t be overlooked. Look for a worldwide roll out soon.
Relatively new to the Japanese fashion arena is label Cactus. Despite their recent establishment, they have created a capsule of products together with fellow Japanese brand Ubiq. Among the products is the mountaineering inspired Carphill. Cactus’ personal touches feature a revamped materials on the tongue and heel, while maintaining the full leather upper. Available now at Chapter World.
In Reebok’s new collaborative venture, established creative engineers Sunny & Kai of Call of the Wild have put their design ingenuity on Reebok’s chunky boot, the Nightsky. The boot is simple, yet beneath the aesthetics lies a strong core including premium leathers, corduroy and Gore-Tex materials. Available now at “Sold Out”.
Things have been pretty quiet on the NexusVII front. As one would expect, we’re going to see some big time collaborations complimenting a preview of their 2008 fall/winter collection. Expect cashmere, leather and some overall more refined items in addition to bag or luggage with Yoshida & Co. Stay posted to this channel for more updates when they come.
Zoo York will be collaborating with the infamous hiphop/hardcore band The Lordz (of Brooklyn). The Lordz are Italian-Americans from Brooklyn who for a long time have been affiliated with graffiti, famous writer “Kaves” is actually a member of the band. The Lordz , as classy New Yorkers have been associated with Stash, House of Pain, viewed on Bape TV and now featured on Zoo York. This collaboration is limited to 500 decks and Tees. Support these true New Yorkers and their contribution to the underground.