Created by Seth Curtis and UK skate institution Slam City Skates back in 2001, the brand had huge beginnings as its first collection was an artist series including the likes of Jason Dill, Vaughan Baker, Mark Baines, and Bam Margera. While there was a brief lapse between Curtis and Slam City Skates, the two have rejoined forces to produce their 2008 summer collection seen here utilizing cut&sew tee bodies and high quality screen prints. Available now at Slam City Skates in London.
Slam City Skates
6 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden
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Orange County’s IM-KING has developed a bold line of graphics to represent their fifth season. For each collection, the brand’s success strives on their ability to cohesively come together as a unit to offer what they perceive is a shirt embodying sense of accomplishment and individuality. The 2008 summer collection is available at 80spurple.com and Attic in OC/SD.
Among the early 90s Reebok Pump classics, the Pump Court Victory has often been overshadowed by Reebok’s other retro Pump offerings. While it seems the Pump Omni Lite is often given more collaboration play, the Pump Court Victory will never be forgotten as the go-to shoe for American tennis phenom Michael Chang who’s career amounted to numerous “youngest ever” records. Seen here today is another rendition of his Court Victory in a clean blue/orange colorway. Available Friday, June 20th at XLarge Japan stores.
Japanese jewelers Garni has achieved popularity for their bold Deco Skull rings. Shop Gentei together with Garni has produced a limited run of 25 exclusive rings. Over 260 Swarovski crystals are carefully hand set within the ring. Available now at Shop Gentei with a price tag of $290 USD.
Bape’s whole color palette on the whole hasn’t necessarily regressed back into a shadow of its former self with less and less bold colors being used, however we have definitely noticed a distinct use of more subtle creations. For a brand who was often characterized by multi-colored releases, these Roadstas are a far cry from the loud colors of the past which offer a good balance in the product range which relies on the use of tonal colors.