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RJ-Romain Jerome Octopus Watch

RJ-Romain Jerome Octopus Watch

Founded on the unique goal of being the “DNA of famous legends,” Swiss watchmaker RJ-Romain Jerome finally releases its first diver’s timepiece, aptly dubbed the Octopus Watch. CEO Manuel Emch launched this long-awaited initiative as he wanted a diver’s watch to be different in terms of both its aesthetic expression and its technical execution. To do so the Octopus Watch offers a dual-crown design and an “exclusive unidirectional rotating sapphire bezel system.” The highlights however stem from the recurring Octopus theme echoing the number eight: eight octagon head screws on the 45mm case, the back of the watch is stamped by a hand-engraved octopus, two screw-locked crowns are adorned with eight rivets, a water resistance rating of 888 feet (270 meters) and each piece is limited edition of 888 pieces. Lastly, the black rubber strap has suction cups (on the inside) like the ones found on the arms of an octopus. The RJ-Romain Jerome Octopus Watch is currently available for $13,750 USD.

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D’Angelo’s ‘Voodoo’ to be Reissued on Vinyl

Vinyl collectors rejoice. Neo-soul singer D’Angelo’s classic sophomore album Voodoo, originally released in 2000, will be reissued later this year for the first time ever. Accompanied with additional artwork and enhanced liner notes featuring interviews from ?uestlove, James Poyser and more, the vinyl is set to hit shelves December 11, via Light In The Attic Records. The limited edition first pressings of the records will also include a double 180-gram wax and a period 5″×5″ press photo taken by photographer Mark Guthrie. D’Angelo is currently working on new material, presumably for an upcoming body of work, but fans won’t have a problem with the re-release of his R&B classic. Pre-orders for the double disc can be purchased now by clicking here.

CLOT for Converse First String Pro Leather

CLOT for Converse First String Pro Leather

CLOT is an urban lifestyle brand and champion of Asian youth style, one of the seminal influencers of Hong Kong’s early streetwear scene. New for Fall/Winter 2012, the label’s partnership with Converse First String on a duo of Pro Leather models manages to reference both the ethnic influences of CLOT’s current collection and the legendary American heritage of Converse. Fresh takes on one of the most iconic silhouettes in Converse’s archives, the high- and low-top sneakers both showcase vintage treatments as nods to the shoe’s history, as well as First String’s top-notch materials and construction. The high-top model features stonewashed white canvas uppers and red star chevron logos, while its low-cut counterpart takes an inverse approach with red canvas and white branding. Read our brief interview with CLOT’s founders below for further insight into the collaboration which will kick off with a launch party on November 1. The shoes will be available the next day on Friday, November 2 alongside a collaborative T-shirt.

Can you introduce yourself and role at CLOT?
Kevin Poon: I am the Business Director of CLOT.
Edison Chen: I am the Creative Director at CLOT. I handle a lot of the inspiration and lead the team with the designs, themes and styling.

What is it about the Pro Leather that you respect?
KP: I like Pro Leather’s great history.
EC: I like the heritage and seemingly timeless design of the shoe. It is a classic that will be remembered forever.

The vintage theme seen on some of your previous releases comes through once again, what is it about vintage that keeps reappearing in your design?
KP: We love vintage and one of a kind things, and they usually go hand in hand. These shoes have the old-school white and red colorway that Dr. J wore and the feeling as if they could be from that era. However, to give them our touch, we used a special premium canvas material instead of the traditional leather.
EC: Our fall/winter season was based on tribal ethnic Chinese culture and the styles that they wore were very hobo and rag-like. Therefore, working with the development team at Converse, we were able to deliver our concept fully for this shoe.

What was it like working with Converse First String?
KP: It was great. Converse First String is an amazing program and the people running the program are great to work with.
EC: Working with Converse has always been good, in every sense. The Converse First String team is a pleasure to work with and I think you will see more to come soon.

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Today’s Top Stories

As we trek through another hump day, Nice Kicks brings you the biggest sneaker stories for this Wednesday. Trending in Today’s Top Stories is the Nike KD V iD, another edition of Teyana’s Take, and others. Scroll through and let us know what story caught your attention today.


Nike KD V iD, will you get a pair?


The ruling is in, well, sort of.


Nike sells Umbro.


What do you think about Teyana’s Take on the Air Max Sensation?


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Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross – Believe It

This might be my favorite track on Meek Mill‘s upcoming debut album Dreams & Nightmares. “Believe It” is a pulsing, trunk rattling track produced in the same vein as previous Maybach Music Hits while featuring Rick Ross by up and coming producer Young Shun. Dreams & Nightmares drops on October 30 with features from the likes of John Legend, Nas, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and of course his MMG label mates. You can place your pre-orders for the album by clicking here, and to check out the new track, press play down below.

 

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (Full Album Stream)

Now less than a week away from the drop of their second album release of 2012, Neil Young and his Crazy Horse crew have made available a full project stream of Psychedelic Pill. The double disc set spans across eight tracks, alongside one bonus offering, and will hit shelves on October 30. If you’re looking to enjoy the compilation before then, however, simply follow the link on over to Young’s site. Be sure to his us back and let us know if you’ll be purchasing. Also, see the tracklist below:

Disc One:
01. Driftin’ Back (27:36)
02. Psychedelic Pill (3:26)
03. Ramada Inn (16:49)
04. Born In Ontario (3:49)

Disc Two:
01. Twisted Road (3:28)
02. She’s Always Dancing (8:33)
03. For The Love Of Man (4:13)
04. Walk Like A Giant (16:27)

Bonus Track:
05. Psychedelic Pill (Alternate Mix)

Just Blaze’s Vinyl Collection – Crate Diggers

In world where we now have Serato, vinyl collecting has become more and more obsolete. One man who’s never stopped collection, producer/music engineer extraordinaire Just Blaze, now opens up his vault of records, and shares his massive collection with FUSE as apart of their “Crate Diggers” series. Sharing records he’s sampled to create tracks for Jay-Z’s The Black Album. He also shares the most money he’s ever spent on a record and reveals the fateful story about Aaliyah as she en route to see him for a session when she passed. Check out the video up above and enjoy.

Shoebiz x Converse Chuck Taylor “Halloween” Pack

Shoe Biz and Converse join forces on the Chuck Taylor “Halloween” Pack. Artists Alán González and Kris Mestizo pull from their own childhood, referencing X-Ray glasses and mummy costumes on two All-Star installments. Both shoes are set to release on October 26th at Shoe Biz locations across San Francisco as well as online. 100% of the profits will go to Youth Against Poverty and Compass Family Services.

Shoebiz x Converse Chuck Taylor “Halloween” Pack
October 26, 2012
$60

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adidas Oregon Dark Purple/Slime

Spring colors dominate this adidas Oregon. Dark purple netting matches the upper of the same color, while slime green branding adds just a bit more flavor to this classis silhouette. This vivid sneaker is available now at select adidas retailers.

adidas Oregon
Dark Purple/Slime-Black
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adidas Oregon Dark Purple/Slime

adidas Oregon Dark Purple/Slime

adidas Oregon Dark Purple/Slime

adidas Oregon Dark Purple/Slime

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Nike Lunar Braata Mid OMS Black/Silver

Nike Lunar Braata Mid OMS Black/Silver

Nike introduces the latest colorway of the Lunar Braata Mid OMS from its newly unveiled Off Mountain Series for Fall/Winter 2012. Featuring a water-resistant black synthetic upper alongside a two-tone Lunarlon midsole in Matte Silver and Cashmere, the winterized kicks feature rugged rubber traction inspired by that of the Zoom Kaiju snowboarding boot and come complete with mesh lining, leather Swooshes and rope laces. Retailing for $110 USD, the new release from the Off Mountain Series is now available in-store from New York’s DQM.

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Brothers Marshall 2012 Fall “It’s Always Summer… Just Gets A Little Colder” Lookbook

Brothers Marshall 2012 Fall “It’s Always Summer… Just Gets A Little Colder” Lookbook

Founded by surfers Trace and Chad Marshall, Malibu-based surfwear label Brothers Marshall presents its lookbook for Fall 2012. Built around the tagline “It’s Always Summer… Just Gets A Little Colder,” the releases eschew the cold-weather designs of most autumnal collections and favor graphic tees and tanks in bold, SoCal-inspired colors of royal blue, red, yellow, turquoise and more. The new pieces are now available directly from Brothers Marshall online and in-store from select stockists.

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Air Jordan 1 Phat Black/Sport Yellow

As football season heats up, Jordan Brand drops an Air Jordan 1 Phat that any Pittsburgh Steelers fan will love. Black leather is contrasted by yellow ripstop material and laces. A white midsole, as well as a grey Swoosh and outsole finish up this sneaker. Pick your pair up today from Premier for $105.

Air Jordan 1 Phat
Black/Sport Yellow
364770-050
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Air Jordan 1 Phat Black/Sport Yellow

Air Jordan 1 Phat Black/Sport Yellow

Air Jordan 1 Phat Black/Sport Yellow

Air Jordan 1 Phat Black/Sport Yellow

Air Jordan 1 Phat Black/Sport Yellow

Air Jordan 1 Phat Black/Sport Yellow

Air Jordan 1 Phat Black/Sport Yellow

Air Jordan 1 Phat Black/Sport Yellow


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Danny Brown – WitIt | Video

Danny Brown – WitIt | Video

Danny Brown serves up the official visual accompaniment to his track “WitIt.” Directed by Bijoux Altamirano, the video pairs perfectly with the hip-hop tune’s lyrics and sees the Detroit emcee in a strip club while various shots of Brown performing the song are interspersed with psychedelic imagery and effects throughout. “WitIt” appears on the deluxe edition of Brown’s acclaimed XXX, available via iTunes, as well as the die-cut, pill-shaped clear vinyl picture disc edition of The OD EP – now available via Fool’s Gold Records.

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KENLU: Nike Air Force 1 XXX 2012 Fall/Winter Editorial

KENLU: Nike Air Force 1 XXX 2012 Fall/Winter Editorial

Originally introduced in 1982, the iconic Air Force 1 has celebrated its 30th anniversary here in 2012 with a number of limited and specially designed releases from Nike Sportswear. Some of the latest designs and modern interpretations are highlighted in a new lookbook from Taiwan-based footwear and streetwear retailer KENLU. Showcasing scuff-resistant TecTuff and seamless Vac Tech, Skive Tech and Foamposite editions of the silhouette alongside both standard and deconstructed, military-inspired versions of the early ’80s classic, the lookbook pairs the high- and low-tops with fall/winter garb from labels like wisdom, TRAD Philosophy, Topman, Nigel Cabourn, Arc’teryx Veilance, Monitaly, Kitsune, Fjällräven and Nike Sportswear. Utilizing outfits of various military, prep and street dispositions, the lookbook highlights the versatility of the footwear standard.

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Nike SB Lunar Rod Black/Medium Grey

After a look at the “Safari” colorway, the Nike SB Lunar Rod gets a make under of sorts as a black suede rests comfortably on a grey and white Lunarlon midsole. Supreme cushioning and advanced foot security makes this shoe a must have, and it is available now at select Nike SB retailers, including Hot Rod Life.

Nike SB Lunar Rod "Arctic Summit"

Nike SB Lunar Rod Black/Medium Grey


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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Documentary

Coming off of the recent release of their successful album The Heist, which debuted at number two atop Billboard, Jabari Johnson had the opportunity to get an insider’s look at the rapper/producer duo of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Jabari traveled to Seattle, Washington to chop it up with the guys as well as get a sneak peek behind their “Thrift Shop” music video. So to gain insight into just who Macklemore and Ryan are and to learn about their rise to prominence, enjoy the above documentary.