Supreme Spring/Summer 2016 – The boys over at Supreme sure took their time, right? After nearly a month after closing both US locations, the New York skate boutique drops their preview and lookbook for Spring and Summer 2016. Supreme digs right into the late nineties for inspiration with references to rave culture, sportswear, and dabbles in esoteric subculture. With a lighter palette and a slew of accessories, the collection seems to be getting bigger season after season. Expect the first delivery to drop this Thursday, February 18. Damn, that’s MJ’s birthday!
Reebok Instapump Fury Road – Not to be outdone by Nike, the Instapump Fury Road by Reebok is set to release in a special moon landing-inspired colorway. This futuristic looking runner from the nineties will have a crazy lunar surface upper with the help of photo-realistic printing. This eye-catching print will be propped up with light blue and hints of grey gradient. The fresh white outsole also gets a space-age update that compliments the uppers nicely. This special Instapump is available now at select Reebok retailers.
Hypebae – Hypebeast is best known for disseminating the news, but they have a new project that takes a more opinionated approach. The new Hypebae section kicks off with a joint project with Stussy that highlights the movement for women in streetwear. Using pieces from Spring and Summer 2016, the fashion editorial shows how easy it is to incorporate streetwear and sportswear into a feminine and youthful look. This a good move for Hypebeast, and looking forward to more to come.
C.B.L. – The First Collection – Josh at CLSC is staying busy, and doing it in a unique way. After showing users how to start a brand on Snapchat, CLSC is setting up for another exclusive project. The fruits of the Snapchat series are being producted as C.B.L.’s First Collection. Each piece from the collection is only available in a limited three hour window, with only 25 units per colorway. Accessible through the special URL, the limited run of beanies, pocket T-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, and waterproof hooded coach’s jackets will work as a study on how scarcity can affect sales. Whether you’re down with the project or not, its nice seeing brands trying different things.
POW WOW x Robert Oaks – POW! WOW! has a knack for artistic expressions and for their latest project they team up with Hawaiian boutique Robert Oaks for a bright and vibrant Hawaiian shirt. The short-sleeve button-down has always been known for their wild prints, but the new “Koula” has a bright retro-inspired color reminiscent of the Rubik’s cube. In additional to the wild print, the silhouette features another twist with a sharper and thinner silhouette.
Source: Robert Oaks
Miller High Life x Benny Gold – Cheap beer gets down with streetwear as Miller Brewing Company taps San Francisco’s Benny Gold to design an exclusive series. The talented artist’s work appears across a 16oz Miller High Life can and is set to also include graphic T-shirts, skateboard decks, and other accessories. This expansive collection further proves how streetwear culture slowly infiltrates popular culture. Enjoy the collection exclusively on Benny Gold’s blog.
Source: Benny Gold
Monoprice Technical Backpack – It seems like the kids that like military-spec gear also enjoys overpaying for Acronym, TADGear, and Mystery Chance. However, Monoprice shows that a good mil-spec backpack shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. The Tactical Backpack from Monoprice comes in a medium daypack size and is constructed from ultra-durable 600D nylon. The bag arrives with two separate main compartments with one generously sized specifically for your laptop, another for the tablet, webbing along the front compartment, and elastic side pockets for water bottles.
The atmos x Nike Air Max 1 – It was a hot summer day and instead of going to a class at UCSD, I drove all the way up to Grey One in Pasadena to wait in a line. The atmos Air Max 1 was what I was waiting for, and it stands as one of the best executed retro runners in Nike History. The execution of the popular Safari print works really well against the burnt orange, and it’s finally time for this glorious sneaker to make a comeback. Nike made the right move and made no changes to the upper colors, and I like how they stuck that the off-white midsole. The glaring difference between the original and this remake is the icy blue outsole and the fuzzy textile on the toe box. It’s not a huge difference that I cannot ignore, so you can believe that this will be copped with the swiftness.