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Alden Beige Wedge Derby

Alden Beige Wedge Derby

For Fall 2012, the venerable New England shoemakers at Alden have released an instant classic in the Beige Wedge Derby. Known for their hefty, substantial footwear constructed in an array of leathers ranging from cordovan to Horween Chromexcel, Alden has crafted these derbies this time in a muted blonde suede with a lightweight wedge sole. Lined in soft calfskin, with vegetable-tanned insoles, waxed laces, and hidden brass eyelets, these fall-appropriate shoes do retain the familiar Goodyear welt and build quality for which the label is known. The Alden Beige Wedge Derby is available now from Nitty Gritty Store.

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Supreme 2012 Fall/Winter Lookbook

 

Supreme just released its 2012 fall/winter lookbook and as usual it looks great with multiple items.  The collection features a few outerwear options including  leather pea coat produced in collaboration with Schott to a technical shell coat, the lookbook promises something for every taste. Jason Dill, a Supreme mainstay, serves as the model in the look which also includes multiple tee shirts, accessories in addition to the solid outerwear are some quality workwear-inspired pants.

New Balance 2012 Fall/Winter “Let’s Make Excellent Happen” Book

New Balance 2012 Fall/Winter “Let’s Make Excellent Happen” Book

New Balance is kicking off the advertising campaign for its Fall/Winter 2012 collection with this new “Let’s Make Excellent Happen” book, published by Transworld Japan. A must-have for fans of the iconic footwear label, this project explores the history of New Balance while diving into the brand’s most successful heritage pieces from the past. You’ll also get a section on street snaps and shoe maintenance, along with a glimpse at the forthcoming Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Starting today, you can look for the book at select TSUTAYA bookstores across Japan where it should retail for around ¥1,000 JPY (approximately $12.50 USD).

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adidas Originals 2012 Fall/Winter “BLUE” Collection

adidas Originals 2012 Fall/Winter “BLUE” Collection

adidas Originals is forging its heritage underpinnings and going with a more sophisticated, street-savvy look with its “BLUE” capsule collection for Fall/Winter 2012. This six-piece collection draws inspiration from British motorcycle culture through its fitted silhouettes and traditional quilted or corduroy patterns. The Motor WindStopper Jacket draws the closest connection through its offset zipper and elongated sleeves for better fit while riding. Two camouflage motifs will be available as well: one on a tote bag, and another on the Safari Camo Jacket. Look for the capsule to start landing at select adidas Originals boutiques in early September.

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DJ Clark Kent x PRO-Keds “BROOKLYN” Royal Master

DJ Clark Kent x PRO-Keds “BROOKLYN” Royal Master

Choosing arguably no better collaborator for its latest project, PRO-Keds taps DJ Clark Kent for a special “BROOKLYN” Royal Master iteration. Donning a Dodgers-esque royal blue and white colorway, the pair is emblazoned with contrasting embroidery along the rear heel with the signature “powerstripes” on the exterior profile sole. Combining an iconic shoe in a timeless colorway; a recipe that is destined to be a new classic.

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Futura “Future-Shock” Exhibition @ Valmorbida NYC

Futura “Future-Shock” Exhibition @ Valmorbida NYC

Street art legend Futura cut his teeth tagging subway trains in New York in the early 1970s. While his more recent career has shifted focus to graphic design and gallery art, he will snap his 12 year solo show drought with his upcoming exhibition “Future Shock” at Valmorbida in New York City. The installation is expected to showcase a large body of yet unseen contemporary work by Futura. Curated by Nemo Librizzi, the show opens at Valmorbida on September 6 and is currently slated to run through October 5.

Valmorbida
560 Washington St.
New York, NY 10014
United States

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Vans Vault 2012 Fall Piragua Horween LX Boat Shoe

Vans Vault 2012 Fall Piragua Horween LX Boat Shoe

Vans originally foreshadowed an upcoming heavyweight collaboration back in July, involving one of America’s greatest ongoing domestic stories. Horween and its tanned leathers have become one of the countries most prominent links to the past, keeping fresh in the minds of consumers the importance of quality and heritage. As the two American brands join forces, an outcome comes to the forefront with the Vans Vault Piragua Horween LX Boat Shoe. A sneaker approach to a deckside staple, an understated contrast brought forth by the usage of different grains of leather reinforces a certain timeless aesthetic that has accompanied both storied brands over the years. Look for the shoe to hit select retailers globally as a Vans Vault release.

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Slaughterhouse – On The House (Mixtape)

 

Slaughterhouse will be releasing sophomore album welcome to: OUR HOUSE, on August 28th but first this mixtape On The House til then.  Featuring 13 tracks, and nothing but the finest in lyricism, you can download the DJ Drama-hosted project now, by clicking herewelcome to: OUR HOUSE will release on August 28.

Maison Martin Margiela 22 High-Top Sneaker

Fall 2012 Maison Martin Margiela will feature this 22 High top sneaker which features a mix of  burgundy patent leather, quilted white suede on the side panels and heel, premium black leather throughout, and silver trimming. These sneakers also feature a luxuriously padded ankle area and tongue, and details like the label’s signature white stitch, the entire upper package sitting atop a classic Margiela gum rubber sole. Look for the made-in-Italy 22 sneakers now at oki-ni.

This thoroughly modern version of the Maison Martin Margiela high-top is an eye-catching piece of design. Combining glossy patent and soft leathers, the shoe features a silver trim which only adds to the dazzling style.

Produced in a rust and smoke colour-way, the sneaker features a padded ankle and tongue, with a quilted panel down the side and on the heel. Built onto a classic gum sole, the style is finished with Margiela’s signature white stitch on the heel and the collections logo stamped onto the tongue.

Made in Italy from nappa leather and suede.

These sneakers fit to size.

Damir Doma Falco Leather Shoe

Damir Doma gives us a look at an exclusive shoe from their 2012 fall/winter collection. The shoe we see here is the black Falco leather shoe featuring an upper crafted with a unique arrangement of narrow, black leather strips and the  use of lace loops.  The black Falco leather shoe is available now at LN-CC for £557 GBP (approximately $875 USD).

-Crafted from black leather and features narrow, black leather strip panels along the upper.
-Fastens with black cord lace through these strip leather panels.
-Cushioned, black leather opening and lined with black leather with the words ‘Damir Doma’ embossed at the heel.
-Black rubber composite sole.
-100% leather.

Measurements:
-heel 2cm/1.00″ -full length 15cm/6.00″

 

Test Driving an Original 1970 Lamborghini Espada Series II

Test Driving an Original 1970 Lamborghini Espada Series II

Car and Driver’s technical editor Aaron Robinson takes us under the hood of his original 1970 Lamborghini Espada Series II in this special piece. The Espada, though not the most known model that Lamborghini has produced, tells a unique story of the legacy the company has created. Robinson guides viewers through the various contexts that make the Espada so coveted amongst car enthusiasts. While Lamborghini has stood as one of the most recognizable automotive brands of our time, Robinson reminds us that it all started with a single, youthful idea.

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Balmain Shearling-Lined Slim Fit Leather Jacket

Do you have about $5,915 extra dollars to spend? Then definitely pick up this fashionable shearling-lined leather jacket from Balmain. The jacket comes featuring lambskin leather and a full shearling lining. Available now at Mr. Porter.

Balmain‘s leather jackets have gained a worldwide following thanks to their sharp city style and luxurious construction. This black version is fully lined with shearling, and features a double zip fastening for a dynamic approach. Crafted in France from the finest materials, this closely fitted piece is an investment in slick urban cool. This item is very small to size, take two sizes up. Shown here with a Burberry Prorsum shirt,Acne jeansBalmain sneakers and a Richard James belt.

OriginalFake KAWS Companion “Resting Place” – A Closer Look

Today we get a look at the upcoming OriginalFake KAWS Companion “Resting Place” figure via his Instagram account. The image shows us KAWS shot in a side profile with a glimpse of her dissected leg. The “Resting Place” Companion release will be first made available via a lucky draw. Tickets will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31 at the OriginalFake Store in Aoyama, Tokyo.

U.SSKB x Mark McNairy 2012 Footwear Collection

U.SSKB is the brainchild and baby of Undefeated head designer KB Lee.  Here we take a look at their collection with Mark McNairy for 2012.  The collection includes a Black Grain Chukka Boot and White Suede Saddle Shoe. Both customized colorways feature iconic McNairy silhouettes with unique U.SSKB-influenced elements.  The Black Grain Chukka Boot features Black scotch grain leather 2-eye chukka boots with red pull tab and cream colored vibram christie wedge sole.  The White Suede Saddle features  tonal white leather saddle,white EVA sole, White laces and eyelets while being handmade in England. Both styles are now available directly through Union Los Angeles.

 

U.SSKB

Emerging men’s design collective U.SSKB has just made its debut with renowned shoe brand Mark McNairy. Launched in August, 2012 the collective’s goal stems from the mutual experience of Designer KB Lee of Undefeated and Co-Owner Michael “Sugarsherm” Sherman…

Beyoncé – I Was Here

Beyoncé in celebration of World Humanitarian Day, releases a video for her song “I Was Here” to raise awareness for the cause. The video was filmed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in front of a live audience. Join Beyoncé in supporting the humanitarian cause over at whd-iwashere.org.

Download: Paul Brown “Nobody Special” Mixtape

Paul Brown releases a new mixtape and you definitely have to check this out! Paul Brown has been around for a while. I remember hanging out with him at Asaad shows a couple of years ago and being inspired by his grind. Download his “Nobody Special” mixtape HERE.

 

“Containing some original instrumentals by none other than Ben Pramuk (@benpramuk), Albert Ryan (@alberchini) , and MP (@MPmakesmusic) with Paulie laying down his lyrical genius, this makes for one extremely great tape. Greatest thing about this is that it’s dark and ominous at most points, but smoke, lean, bop, dip or even hit your two step to the tape and it won’t let you down.” – Nobody Special & Co.