New Balance “Blue Tab” Collection – New Balance has a stronghold for sneaker fans who appreciate the vintage runners, but that doesn’t mean they skip research and development all together. The new “Blue Tab” collection is all about performance with models that are sleek and svelte; combining technical uppers, fused seams, 3M detailing, with comfortable REVlite sole. Expect the shoes to be much lighter than the classic models, and with an emphasis on training and running.
bagjack x Kryptek – Berlin-based luggage-maker bagjack takes its skills with technical materials and teams up with Kryptek for the “Stealth Tex NXL” collection. The series includes a padded laptop covers, messenger bags, dapbacks, and multi-use bags. Each bag will feature a Polyurethane-coated Cordura canvas that is water resistant and durable. The bags will also share a custom “Typhoon” camouflage made by Kryptek. Look for the 11-piece collection to be available for pre-order now.
LUKER by NEIGHBORHOOD x SNUGPAK – Japan’s NEIGHBORHOOD continues to explore through its LUKER line and recently teamed up with SNUGPAK of Great Britain. Taking SNUBPAK’s experience with the great outdoors, the collection includes four items: “Parker Mountain” parka, “Convertible Collar” coat, padded vest, and an umbrella. All four items use PARATAX, a functional coating that makes the items water-resistant and highly durable. Expect this exclusive collection to be available along with the rest of NEIGHBORHOOD’s Spring and Summer 2014 collection.
3Sixteen “ST-130X” – Serious denim connoisseurs know that nearly all of the world’s best denim is made in Japan. Having purchased most of the old shuttle looms in existence, the Japan denim market is teaming with raw indigo selvedge that reach ultra heavy weights. 3Sixteen is no stranger to the mills in Japan and for their latest pair they have selected a 17 ounce selvedge that has a extra crunchy texture; reducing the break-in time for something this heavy. Look for the new “ST-130X” to be available now at select 3Sixteen retailers, as well as their online store.
Unionmade x Blue Blue Japan – Unionmade has always been purveyor of vintage aesthetics and their latest offering is with Blue Blue of Japan. The San Francisco boutique creates a bi-fold from premium Okura calfskin, and meticulously dyes it in a rich and natural indigo blue. The wallet is secured with brass hardware, and has pockets for your cards and coins. Look for the wallet to be available now for $196.