A Bathing Ape‘s extensive relationship with Medicom Toy Corporation is celebrated with a duo of collaborative graphic t-shirts. Bape’s classic Ape logo comes outfitted with ears reminiscent of Medicom’s ever-popular Be@rbrick collectible toy silhouette. Fans can take their pick from the limited edition pieces available now through Haven.
Snow and asphalt collide in this collaborative snowboard and skate shoe collection from Holden and Vans. Holden’s innovative grasp in the snowboard industry has long been recognized as progressively fashionable. The SK8-Hi sneaker retains all of its familiarity, but notably enhanced with premium leather and a waxed canvas upper. Alhough the SK8-Hi boot also adopts the original’s familiar aesthetic, Holden is not one to skimp out on technicalities as demonstrated with a sturdy leather and nylon upper, a Quadfit x Thermal liner with gel toe box to embrace heavy impact, cuff ankle to prevent foot fatigue, and slim sole for enhanced board feel. Available now at Vans and most retailers nationwide.
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Beauty & Youth by United Arrows is working with G-Shock to develop a special collaborative AWG500. The timepiece has a rugged silhouette while the dial looks clean and refined. The watch is equipped with a full auto calendar and a rechargeable solar functionality while still hosting a slew of timing functions. This special project will feature both Beauty & Youth and Casio logos on the face.
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A.P.C. has worked with a host of the best shoe makers and this Fall and Winter 2011 season the French brand intends to add luxury to work boots. A.P.C. is working with Wolverine on a custom 1000 Mile boot. This durable work boot will carry on the classic silhouette while incorporating premium Horween black leather for the uppers. The boots should be available now in store, and online.
Everyone is doing a denim jacket, but none will do it with the attention to detail like Kitsune will. With the rugged look of denim Kitsune is looking to add a bit of luxury, and warmth, by adding some thick quality shearling. The French fashion label retains the classic silhouette while highlighting the jacket with details such as contrast stitching. Look for this durable denim jacket to be available at Kitsune retailers soon.
Looking for that trusty winter coat? You can trust that the recent project between Wings+Horns and Heritage Research should fit the bill. The two brands are known for quality goods that stand the test of time, and this brand pairing has yielded new a look for the classic bomber jacket and the military fishtail parka. Both jackets use a waxed canvas that is made from quality mills from the UK.
Huf and French skateboard company Cliché are teaming up once again for a special capsule collection due out Fall 2011. The collection consists of a t-shirt, a 5-panel cap, a maple wood skate deck and an exclusive Hufnagel Pro low top sneaker. Besides the typical co-branding Huf and Cliché borrow something iconic from their respective city to create a logo that mashes up of the Eiffel tower and the Golden Gate bridge.
Canadian label Raised by Wolves is teaming up with Ottawa, Ontario bat maker Sam Bat on baseball-inspired collection of varsity jackets produced by Ebbets Field Flannels. The varsity jacket is made from a heavy melton wool and with quality leather sleeves. Raised By Wolves is chain stitched across the back with the front featuring a zip/button-up closure with both a “W” pyramid logo, Sam Bat’s logo and black leather pockets.
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Terry Richardson continues to look for more exclusives to commemorate the latest release of his book Mom & Dad. For this latest endeavor the famed photographer teams up with colette of Paris and Casio G-Shock. The project is centered around a Catholic school girl themed tartan plaid G-Shock and Baby-G. Both watches are available exclusively at colette and their online store.
Usurping the iPad’s throne as the leading tablet is impossible, but Amazon‘s latest Kindle Fire will probably provide some competition where Blackberry and HP failed. The Kindle Fire is a 7 inch tablet that runs off of custom Andoid operating system, but it’s Amazon’s access to content that gives the Kindle Fire the edge. The Kindle Fire is set to seamlessly interact with Amazon’s growing library of music, video, and apps. The Kindle Fire is available for pre-order now, and delivery is set for November 15th.