NEEDLES has teamed up with Philadelphia-based retailer Lapstone and Hammer for a special collaboration with the NBA‘s 76ers — an asymmetrical iteration of NEEDLES’ signature tracksuit, modeled by the great Allen Iverson himself. All proceeds will go towards the Urban Affairs Coalition, an organization that supports government and business initiatives improving quality of life in urban communities.
Contrasted against a sleek black base, the tracksuit comes with vibrant stripes in 76ers’ vintage team colors. The track jacket sports a semi-fitted cut, with tall collars, a tonal central zip closure and twin waist pockets. A blue band with thin red streaks is placed along the right sleeve; the left sleeve features inverse tones of the aforementioned side stripes. NEEDLES’ butterfly motif is embroidered in gold on the upper left chest, complemented by “LAPSTONE” branding just below. The same motif is seen near the left side of the track pants’ waist, while the same bold stripes as the ones on the track jacket are carried through to the lateral sides of the pants.
The Lapstone and Hammer x 76ers x NEEDLES Crossover Capsule will be available on August 1, 10 a.m. EDT on Lapstone and Hammer’s website.
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