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Lace Up for the Cure x New Balance 993

The classic New Balance 993 links with Lace Up for the Cure on this commemorative pair of sneakers. Pink replaces the shoes customary grey coloring in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Susan G. Kormen trademark ribbon is present on the heel of the shoe, as 5% of all proceeds from the Lace Up for the Cure collection will be donated to the Susan G. Korman foundation. Pick up your pair today from New Balance.

Lace Up for the Cure x New Balance 993
Pink
WR993KM
$115 (sale price)

Lace Up for the Cure x New Balance 993

Lace Up for the Cure x New Balance 993

Lace Up for the Cure x New Balance 993

Lace Up for the Cure x New Balance 993


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The Official Introduction to Under Armour’s New Basketball Line

We know what you’re thinking. ‘What exactly is this?’

Earlier this week in New York City, Under Armour officially introduced its latest basketball line in the form of the extremely high-top Charge BB and the next-generation Under Armour Spine Bionic. If you’re wondering why UA’s newest silhouettes are unlike anything on the market, Under Armour’s Senior Design Manager Dave Dombrow has the answer.

“We want to make serious trouble for the industry,” said Dombrow. “Nobody is asking for another footwear brand to make the status quo sneaker. That’s not what we’re about.”

In a time when low-cut sneakers seem to be the norm, Under Armour went against the grain by serving up the high-top Charge BB. It features what Under Armour refers to as an “articulated heel” that acts as an ankle brace by securely hugging the ankle. At a glance, it seems as if the “articulated heel” is stiff and prohibits the ankle’s range of motion, but it’s actually extremely flexible in that area. UA also incorporated perforated synthetic overlays for breathability and kept with its Micro G cushioning, a system that has been a part of a lot of their previous basketball designs, such as the Bloodline, Torch and Black Ice. To finish it off, UA opted for a rubber, herringbone traction pattern on the outsole. As for the Bionic Spine, it is composed of proprietary foams that are supported by a thin layer of welded flex gear; however, the most important and player-friendly attribute of the Bionic is the Spine midsole. Much like the Spine running shoe that released earlier this year, the Bionic combines Micro G cushioning with an extremely dense Spine construction for multi-directional movement and a great underfoot feel. It, too, is finished with a rubber, herringbone traction pattern.

In addition to unveiling the aforementioned shoes, the brand revealed its latest Under Armour Light uniforms, which have decreased in weight by over 66% in the brand’s 6-year life span of basketball. View the detailed images of the UA’s new basketball line below.

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Director of Brand Marketing Mike Parker introducing the new  Under Armour Basketball Line

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Senior Design Manager Dave Dombrow discussing the new Under Armour basketball line

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Under Armour Spine Bionic Tech Graphic

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Under Armour Charge BB Tech Graphic

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A poster of Kemba Walker  wearing the Under Armour Charge BB

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A poster of DeAndre Jordan wearing the Under Armour Bionic Spine

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Diamond Supply Co x Ibn Jasper

Diamond Supply Co has teamed up with Ibn Jasper, a member of Kanye West’s DONDA design team, to produce a new collection. The first release is the Jasper shoe. The shoe is a moccasin-inspired skate shoe with a luxurious theme. Snake embossed leather, tassels, and back zipper dress up the Jasper, but the shoe remains true to its skateboarding roots with a heel cup sole. Blue diamond, grey, black, and red colorways will limited to 100 pair per color, and will cost $140. The blue diamond and grey makeups will be available exclusively at the Diamond Supply Co in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 20 at 11 PST. The black and red colors will drop at the RSVP Gallery in Chicago on Sunday, October 21 at noon CST. All four colors will be released in limited quantities on Diamond Supply online on October 20 at noon PST.

Diamond Supply Co.
451 N. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

RSVP Gallery:
1753 North Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Diamond Supply Co x Ibn Jasper - Diamond Blue (Tiffany)

Diamond Supply Co x Ibn Jasper – Diamond Blue (Tiffany)

Diamond Supply Co x Ibn Jasper - Grey

Diamond Supply Co x Ibn Jasper – Grey

Diamond Supply Co x Ibn Jasper - Black

Diamond Supply Co x Ibn Jasper – Black

Diamond Supply Co x Ibn Jasper - Red

Diamond Supply Co x Ibn Jasper – Red


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The Hundreds 2012 Winter “Man vs. Beast” Lookbook

The Hundreds 2012 Winter “Man vs. Beast” Lookbook

October 25 will mark the unveiling of The Hundreds’ Winter 2012 collection at their flagship stores in LA, Santa Monica, San Francisco and New York. In support of their effort, they offer up a lookbook that draws inspiration from the animal kingdom – including references to scavenger animals like hyenas, coyotes and tigers – acknowledging nature’s new world order after the fall of man. Technical aspects include waterproof twill outerwear, canvas hooded parkas, recurring and utilitarian camouflage patterns and other The Hundreds graphics with a postmodern and apocalyptic twist.

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Vans OTW Stovepipe

Vans OTW continues with more mature looking silhouettes for Holiday 2012 with the Vans OTW Stovepipe. Featuring deconstructed uppers, the mid-cut sneaker comes in either a lighter canvas make-up or a heavier suede make-up which is more suitable for the winter months. Boot laces and weave through metal eyelets, both sitting behind the Stovepipe’s lacing system. The Vans OTW Stovepipe will hit select Vans accounts later this month.

Vans OTW Stovepipe

Vans OTW Stovepipe

Vans OTW Stovepipe

Vans OTW Stovepipe

Vans OTW Stovepipe

Vans OTW Stovepipe

Vans OTW Stovepipe

Vans OTW Stovepipe


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Sir Michael Rocks featuring Mac Miller & Casey Veggies – Great

Coming on the heels of a prolific 2011, where he dropped three solo mixtapes (The Rocks Report, Premier Politics, Premier Politics 1.5), and a 45-city tour with Mac Miller in the first half of 2012, Sir Michael Rocks took the music world by storm with the advanced and mature sound found on his latest project Lap of Lux. Today, he unveils the video for arguably one of his best singles on the project featuring Mac Miller and Casey Veggies. Real straight forward video, showcasing all three fellas doing what they do on the regular – chill around pretty women, record music, usage of medical marijuana, and be gully. Check it out and leave thoughts below.

Jessie Ware – Turn Around (Conor Maynard Cover)

Jessie Ware recently stopped by BBC Radio 1 where the singer-songwriter let loose an impressive cover of Conor Maynard’s “Turn Around” track. The English artist showcases her impressive vocal range throughout the reworking, which can be enjoyed via the video above. Press play and after, let us know if you prefer Ware’s variation over the original from Maynard.

Kith Blue Label 2012 Fall/Winter Chapter 1 Collection

Kith Blue Label 2012 Fall/Winter Chapter 1 Collection

Evolving out of their Red Label Project, Kith’s the Blue Label uses two floral patterns on waterproof fabrics to create tailored pieces across a variety of garments. Comprised of two Essex Jackets, Mercer Pants and Stanton Pants, each has been designed for comfort and style thanks to a fully hand-cut tailored finish. In addition, Kith and Montreal brand Raised by Wolves present two unique 5-panel floral hats. The first style is available in green/purple/black floral with the second in red/green/black floral. Made in the USA, details include front patch “Just Wolves” branding and “NYC/MTL” to represent each company’s home city. The entire range of items can be perused and purchased at Kith NYC for between $52-$220 USD.

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Mister Cee – Best 90s Hip-Hop Groups (Throwback at Noon Mix)

Mister Cee’s ‘Throwback at Noon Mix’ is musical luxury for those residing in NYC and the surrounding tri-state area. Yesterday, “The Finisher” aka Mister Cee dropped an impressive “Best of 90s” version of his noon mix, with some throwbacks that’ll certainly evoke some nostalgia for fans in the area. The whole mix is 1 hour long and can be streamed/downloaded below, just in time for the weekend. Enjoy.

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ILL-FITS: Are “Fast Fashion” Collaborations Bad for the Fashion Industry?

ILL-FITS: Are “Fast Fashion” Collaborations Bad for the Fashion Industry?

As Hypebeast’s readership continues to grow, so does the size of our inbox. From props and complaints, to linesheets, aspiring brands and PR companies, we are constantly getting hit up by many of our loyal readers for various reasons. We’re making a conscious effort to respond to all of you guys and with the help of our contributing editor and native New Yorker, Robert Marshall, we’re creating a new Op-Ed installment titled, “ILL-FITS.” Primarily intended to answer the messages from all of you style advice seekers, Robert Marshall will tackle one of your questions and we’ll post it up here for you to contribute to the discussion.

As a struggling student who shamefully spends much of his time perusing Hypebeast salivating for garbs my wallet inversely cries over, my wallet and I look forward to seeing haute couture designers team with affordable retail outlets for limited edition collections. I notice however, not everyone I come in contact with shares the same affinity. Why is that? Are these “fast fashion”collabos really that bad for the fashion world?

First and foremost, my best regards go out to you and your wallet. I can only hope that your studies eventually land you in a position to purchase all the luxe goods your wallet so desires. C.R.E.A.M. aside, let’s examine your query. The recent surge in guest designer collaborations, specifically with longstanding department stores or “fast-fashion” clothing companies, has fueled a heated debate among purists and progressive style aficionados alike. Since the day Karl Lagerfeld decided to jump into an all-white bed with Swedish label H&M the defining style characteristics of the privileged has been muddled with that of the commoner, blurring the line between luxury fashion and those who actually live it. Having tackled this matter previously in a Polls feature asking readers their thought of these collaborations we witnessed an overwhelming majority select “Depends on the project.” And I can cosign that notion as these paradoxical associations of high- and low-end fashion labels provide a refreshing avenue for expanding markets, building brand awareness, advancing the maturity levels of young consumers, revitalizing older brands and stacking big faces. Can you dig it?

Now the naysayers to these lucrative partnerships find it down right disrespectful and detrimental to ones image to wear what they position as stripped-down, ready-to-wear, fugazi designs of past collections with cheaper materials and lost aesthetics. It’s on par with Basquiat and Haring running around the streets of New York creating bespoke artwork for whomever. It robs the allure of owning a commissioned piece. Additionally, these self-proclaimed purists have this preconceived notion that mass retail patrons have no appreciation, nor knowledge for that matter, for luxury apparel and are purchasing solely on hype rather than a more dignified criteria. And adding yet another splice of hate, these traditionalists have conjured up some animosity towards the designer labels outchea whoring off brand equity and renowned exclusivity in an effort to reposition themselves among fresher, avant-garde runway arrangements.

To these Buck Nasty’s of fashion I say, ‘Cool it breh, you’re swag level is not affected by our peon wardrobe decisions.’ And word to the wise, another’s doings should not dictate your opinions, let alone style. If anything our steez is under review for standing in line, making the purchase and proudly sporting our newly acquired attire just moments later. To the pro-collaborators like myself who live off tumblr reblogs, these synergetic tag teams are more illustrious than Hulk Hogan and Macho Man aligning for SummerSlam ’88. And as for the participating haute couture labels, their names are no less tainted than LeBron James for fabricating a superpower in Miami. What matters is the implementation. Was it all done with class, presented with an air of effort and exclusivity whilst enticing uncharted demographics, similar to that of a designer’s diffusion line? If the answer is yes, than can we really player hate either clothier for trying to innovate, revitalize and maybe start a mini riot at your local mall? On our polls feature, I think user David Cop-A-Feel put it perfectly by commenting, “A great product will stand on its own and [will] not depend on other products in the line or by the designer to justify price. Toyota makes Lexus and some of their models look exactly the same but guess what? People still buy BOTH because they know the difference in quality of materials used.”

So for all the couture wearers out there feeding off the hate for their wardrobe then spitting it right back to the youngin’s just trying to compete with collabo reiterations, just stay based and let that boy cook!

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Samsung and Google Announce the 3G Chromebook

Samsung and Google Announce the 3G Chromebook

Following the recent announcement of the WiFi-only model, Samsung and Google present the 3G Chromebook. Featuring a dual-core A15-based Samsung Exynos 5 Dual (5250) SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB of built-in flash storage, WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth, the major difference between its rival the MacBook Air is that the latter doesn’t have integrated 3G technology. Expect the model to ship for $329 USD along with 100GB of Google Drive storage for two years.

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Nike Lunar Force 1 Preview

Nike Lunar Force 1 Preview

As part of the continued rollout of Lunarlon technology across the entirety of its sneaker roster, Nike unveils a preliminary preview of the Lunar Force 1. Featuring a hyperfuse upper with prominent black/green gradient colorway, Nike has also added lightweight mesh to the side panels. Expect further images and pricing as the 2013 release date nears.

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STUSSY & THE HEARTBREAKERS 2012 Fall/Winter “Vincent” Parachute Boots

STUSSY & THE HEARTBREAKERS 2012 Fall/Winter “Vincent” Parachute Boots

As part of the collaboration between Stussy and Masafumi Watanabe’s BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS, the “Vincent” Parachute Boots will release as the only footwear option from the collection. The boots draw inspiration from both military references and the downtown New York culture of the ’80s and are a rugged blend of premium black leather uppers and white Vibram wedge soles. The cap toed silhouette also features details like broguing, contrast gold stitching and army green pulltabs emblazoned with the classic Stussy “SS” link logo. Ideal for autumn, the STUSSY & THE HEARTBREAKERS 2012 Fall/Winter “Vincent” Parachute Boots are available now from our online store.

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The Return of D Rose Episode 5: “Drive”

“As bad as it was I got through it and that’s why I am the person I am today.” – Derrick Rose

What drives you? What is the thing deep within you that pushes you to keep going and working to get better everyday? For Derrick Rose, that is his family. To be more specific, it is his mother. In the latest episode of #TheReturn, Derrick Rose continues his road to recovery and in the process speaks about his drive and passion for the game, which motivates him to want to be better and to want to win championships. Again I ask you, what drives you? Enjoy!


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Google CEO Larry Page Says: ‘Gangnam Style is the future of distribution’

Yesterday, Google CEO Larry Page held a conference call speech with Wall Street analysts about Google’s earnings and forecasts. Along within the forecast discussions, Page also addressed the new global sensation in Psy’s “Gangnam Style” youtube video which has garnered over 482.3 million views. From a distribution standpoint, he pointed to “Gangnam Style” as an example of “the future,” and further stated:

“Just flip a switch and get worldwide distribution, almost without doing any work. That’s how we see the future. YouTube is going to be available everywhere.”

We’re sure the CEO of Google knows a thing a two about forecasting, but we ask you readers, do you think this idea holds true? Will this hurt or harm companies, labels and artists moving forward?

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CLOT x Casio G-Shock 2012 Fall/Winter DW-6900

CLOT x Casio G-Shock 2012 Fall/Winter DW-6900

It has been a big year so far for the Casio G-Shock DW-6900. Hot on the heels of the wildly popular Wu-Tang Clan collaboration, Hong Kong streetwear and lifestyle label CLOT recently released a new iteration of the classic digital watch. The DW-6900 is a now iconic model that emerged from the heydey of G-Shocks in the 90s and showcases a full range of functional features like water-resistance, a full automatic calendar, stopwatch and multiple alarms. To commemorate both Casio‘s 30th anniversary and CLOT’s 8th birthday, the two parties partnered to release this ruby red DW-6900 model that is most notable for its gummy, semi-translucent casing and strap, along with CLOT’s logo showcased on the watch’s face.

Released in very limited quantities, the CLOT x Casio G-Shock 2012 Fall/Winter DW-6900 is available now at our online store.

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Stussy Livin’ General Store 2012 Fall/Winter Collection

Stussy Livin’ General Store 2012 Fall/Winter Collection

Stussy Livin’ General Store has just dropped a new batch of items for its 2012 fall/winter collection. An eclectic collection, the offerings consist of home goods and accessories with a few of the pieces being collaborative efforts. Produced in conjunction with Tanner Goods, the Standard belt is crafted from Chromexcel leather and is available in either black or brown. The Newspaper Bag, another collaborative piece produced in conjunction with luggage brand Tembea, is a satchel style bag and comes in brown canvas. Other highlights include the Saito Wood Dustbox which is being brought back after strong demand last season. Available at Stussy Livin’ General Store locations with prices starting at ¥2,940 JPY (approximately $38 USD) and go up to ¥26,040 JPY (approximately $329 USD).

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Ibn Jasper x Diamond Supply Co. 2012 Fall/Winter Capsule Collection

Ibn Jasper x Diamond Supply Co. 2012 Fall/Winter Capsule Collection

No stranger to the realm of design nor the sphere of footwear enthusiasts, Ibn Jasper has aligned with Diamond Supply Co. for a limited Fall/Winter 2012 capsule collection. Off the strength of his tenure serving alongside Kanye West on the DONDA creative design team and the time spent around Ye as his personal barber, Ibn Jasper lent his creativity to four special colorways surrounding the Jasper shoe. Holding various moccasin sensibilities, the collaboration pulls upon Diamond Supply Co.’s founder, Nick Diamond and Ibn Jasper’s shared affinity for skateboarding, shoes and luxury, infusing snake embossed leather into the majority of the upper with tassels and gold accents rounding out the luxe appeal.

The collection will be released in an exclusive run of only 100 pairs per color worldwide. The Diamond Blue and Grey pairs will arrive at Diamond Supply Co.’s Fairfax location on Saturday, October 20 at 11:00AM PST while the black and red options will drop through RSVP Gallery the day after, Sunday October 21 at noon CST. At 12:00PM EST, limited stock will also hit Diamondsupplyco.com. In addition to the footwear range, the duo also teamed up on a limited run of 144 lambskin bill snapbacks hats that were curated and designed by Ibn Jasper himself. The capsule collection is finished off with a T-shirt and crewneck sweater that boasts customary DMND branding.

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Undefeated x WTAPS 2012 Fall/Winter Capsule Collection Announcement

Undefeated x WTAPS 2012 Fall/Winter Capsule Collection Announcement

The West Coast crew from Undefeated has been hard at work lately churning out — not only their in-house seasons — but also a range of collaborations. Co-founders Eddie Cruz and James Bond alongside KB Lee seem to have taken a decidedly Japanese route as of late working with BAPE most recently. Today brings news that Undefeated has turned to WTAPS for an upcoming collaborative venture. While things are just speculation at this point as to when the project will be released, what it will take shape like, and if it will be a capsule or long-running collaboration, don’t be surprised to see various military influences play a role. Stay tuned…

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