Worn in the early 2000’s by Carmelo Anthony during his days in Denver, the Air Jordan 12 “Melo” returns next weekend exclusively in grade school sizing. As unfortunate as that may be from a sizing standpoint, we’re optimistic that there will be more of these releases in the future with full sizing options. For now, […]
Following the successful unveiling of its Eco-friendly “Responsibili-Tees” collection, American outdoor clothing company Patagonia has unveiled its latest capsule collection in memory of the hugely famous, former world surfing champion Rell Sunn. Largely remembered as the “Queen of Makaha,” Patagonia has used Rell Sunn’s favorite 1994 Tirifu patterning and translated it across three different colored shirts. With each piece constructed from a pure, organic cotton and the inclusion of high quality buttoning, Patagonia’s latest capsule collection references years of traditional Aloha shirt culture. More information is now readily available on the brand’s Japanese website.
Chance the Rapper has released Coloring Book, his third mixtape. You can download and listen to it here via Apple Music. Coloring Book follows 2012’s 10 Day and 2013’s Acid Rap. It includes "No Problem," his collaboration with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, "Angels," and "Blessings." Coloring Book also has features from Kanye West, Jeremih, Young Thug, Justin Bieber, Jay Electronica, Future, T-Pain, and more. Last year, Chance appeared alongside Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment on Surfand freestyled with Lil B on Free. Find the album artwork and tracklist for Coloring Book below. Update (5/13, 11:32 p.m. EST): Chance tweeted that the choir on "Blessings" was comprised of Ty Dolla $ign, Raury, Anderson .Paak, and BJ the Chicago Kid, among others.
The choir at the end of Blessings is made up of Ty Dolla $ign, Raury, Anderson Paak, BJ the Chicago Kid, Me, Nico and more
01 All We Got (ft. Kanye West & Chicago Children’s Choir) 02 No Problem (ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz) 03 Summer Friends (ft. Jeremih & Francis & The Lights) 04 D.R.A.M. Sings Special 05 Blessings 06 Same Drugs 07 Mixtape (ft. Young Thug & Lil Yachty) 08 Angels (ft. Saba) 09 Juke Jam (ft. Justin Bieber & Towkio) 10 All Night (ft. Knox Fortune) 11 How Great (ft. Jay Electronica & My cousin Nicole) 12 Smoke Break (ft. Future) 13 Finish Line/Drown (ft. T-Pain, Kirk Franklin, Eryn Allen Kane & Noname) 14 Blessings
Today, NIKE, Inc. shared its FY14/15 Sustainable Business Report, which details strong progress against the company’s environmental and social targets and sets a vision for a low-carbon, closed-loop future as part of the company’s growth strategy.
In the years since 2013’s landmark Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper has become one of the hardest-working artists in hip-hop. He released the album Surf with his musical collective The Social Experiment, appeared in a dramatic short film, and co-wrote tracks for Kanye’s The Life of Pablo. It seemed like he was doing everything but working on a proper followup to his huge breakthrough. Blessedly, the wait has ended: Chance’s third mixtape Coloring Book has arrived.
The 14 tracks that make up Coloring Book take full advantage of Chance’s newfound central role in hip-hop, boasting a guest list that features the likes of Kanye, Lil Wayne, Future and Young Thug. And his professional career with Justin Bieber is carried out even further with the track “Juke Jam,” a spiritual sequel to their first collaborative song “Confident.” As is typical with the music of Chance, it is infectiously optimistic, arriving just in time to soundtrack the summer. Stream the full mixtape below via Apple Music.
If you’re in need of more Chance, read our dive into his backstory concerning a fateful weed arrest.
Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s most valuable brands, and from the looks of it, the Swoosh is still miles ahead of its next biggest competitor, adidas, despite the banner year that the latter has had recently. Coming in at a brand value of $27.5 billion USD, Nike has a phenomenal lead over the Three Stripes which, at 90th place, is worth a fraction of Nike’s brand value at $7 billion USD. Nike is also growing at a faster rate, with a one-year value change of 5 percent compared to adidas’ 2 percent. Other notable brands such as Louis Vuitton and Uniqlo came in at 19th and 91st places respectively.
This discrepancy between adidas’ recent efforts and its financial performance only underlines the importance of appealing to the mass market, which largely are ignorant of the latest, most hyped sneakers such as adidas’ publicity-making Yeezy line and the NMD and Ultra Boost silhouettes. And while Yeezy Boost sneakers are consistently reselling for several times the price of an Air Jordan, the aftermarket does very little to benefit the brands themselves. However, Nike, which is still very much dependent on rehashing archival silhouettes, would do well to innovate in the near future to extinguish any threat posed by adidas’ premier lifestyle and performance sneakers in the NMD and Ultra Boost. Check out the full list online at Forbes.
With rumors swirling around for a couple months now regarding the possible return of the Air Jordan 5 in black and metallic, Sole Collector is reporting an official release date of July 23. The last time we saw this particular model was way back in 2011, however this year’s rendition will return to the ’90s with “Nike Air” branding on the heel and the departure of the “23″ embroidery around the ankle. We’re also assuming July’s release will receive slightly updated materials, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
The Air Jordan 5 Black/Metallic will release on July 23 for $220 USD.
Whether it’s a shiny set of cufflinks, a vibrant pocket square, or a stylish chronograph watch, it’s the little things that make a man a gentleman when he dresses up for work or a special occasion. If you’ve already mastered the art of tying your own tie, consider stepping up your style game by adding a subtle dimple, sure to make you stand out in a room of flat Windsor knots.