Santa Cruz‘s understanding of maple decks reached new fans as Pabst Brewing Company Partner tap the iconic skate company to make a collection of Cruzers. This is going to be a big-time collection with a total of 12 models that feature some of Pabst big list brews. Look for the cruzers to feature graphics from Pabst, Colt 45, Lone Star, Olympia, Primo and Schlitz; with hardware that include Bullet trucks and OJ or Road Rider wheels. On top of the premium hardware are special bottle openers incorporated in the deck design.
OriginalFake is looking to team up with NEXUSVII again this Fall and Winter season for a water reprellant parka that has some next level detailing. This technical parka is courtesy of NEXUSVII’s unparalleled dedication to making quality pieces. Look for Gore-Tex to make the parka water and wind proof. Look for subtle KAWS imagery with some OriginalFake co-branding. The parka is available in stores soon with three colors to choose from: black, navy, and khaki.
Flying Coffin has been repping Seattle’s skate hard and their 2011 lookbook of their Fall and Winter styles showcases their growth along with a taste of Seattle’s scenery. This new lookbook is by Jeremiah Mandel and with look entitled “headaches and minor annoyances” it sets to showcases the latest run of tees, jackets, sweatshirts, and headwear. The collection is slowly trickling onto stockist shelves starting this month.
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Shwood is making some custom handmade wooden sunglasses for a fellow Oregonian this season. Pendleton Woolen Mills is the latest to fall under the Shwood charm and the two work on the Canby frame and decorate the rich cherry wood with laser engraved temples. Pendleton contributes to the project by making a carrying pouch woven from a limited batch of wool. Look for this limited exclusive on Shwood’s online store, along with select stockists.
Snowboarding brand, ThirtyTwo, gets together with the leading skate outfit, Thrasher, to collaborate on a collection of snowboard apparel for the Winter 2011/2012 season. The two brands works on the familiar “Skate and Destroy” graphic and flips it to reflect on snowboarding agenda: Shred and Destroy. Look for the collection to include tees, athletic fleece, and beanies. The collection is available now at select ThirtyTwo stockists.
The fascination with Peanuts is strong in the fashion community with Medicom showing their appreciation with a new project. Familiar characters like Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Woodstock are being made in to collectible vinyl figures. The figures are available now at Medicom stockists for a reasonable ￥3,990 (approximately $50 USD).
Supreme worked with American designer Adam Kimmel last season for a casual suit, and this time they are collaborating on another two-piece number. This understated suit is made from Italian cotton corduroy. The suit jacket has a slim two-button look, and pants have a custom fit. Look for the suit to be made available in two colorways; dark navy and dark green.
American based accessories label Incase just nabbed a big time project with Japanese label Beams for a special “BEAMS PACK”. This exclusive project will feature two color ways of a popular Incase backpack. Pick between denim or canvas uppers, with both choices offering a sturdy and durable leather bottom. Besides the creative styling the backpacks promise to offer the same extensive impact protection that all Incase backpacks are known to provide.
All the loyal CrackBerry loyalists will be pleased to learn that Porsche Design has developed a new smartphone for the BlackBerry company. The P’9981 has an angular design that is akin to Porsche Design’s trademark style. The phone also has some powerful features such as a 1.2GHz processor, 8GBs of storage, and built-in NFC support. Look for the phone to be available at Porsche Design stores and at select BlackBerry retailers.
J.Crew is getting their fans ready for winter with the help of Sorel. The All-American brand is looking to Sorel to create a custom colored pair of Pac Boots. The Sentry Pac boot that was launched in 1962 is an all-weather boot that can combat the most inclement of weathers. J.Crew looks to take this durable boot and adding a splash of color to give it a more modern appeal.