Brooks England Cambium C17 Denim – Brooks is known for making durable cycling saddles, and for their new Cambium C17, they turn to San Francisco based Levi’s. As one of the toughest textiles on the market, denim is durable, functional, and develops a nice patina over time. For this project, Brooks has selected recycled Levi’s that have undergone a vulcanization process that makes it waterproof. The saddles are limited to just 1,000 pieces, and will be sold exclusively at Brooks store in London.
Jays Q-Jays – Jays is a Swedish headphone maker that recently created the world’s smallest pair of in-ear monitors. Besides being tiny, the headphones pack a punch with two speakers housed inside. One speaker is dedicated to low frequencies, while another handles the mids and highs. In addition to the dual speakers, the headphones are designed with an eye for detail with a casing that has been polished, sandblasted, and then wrapped in a scratch-resistant, matte black PVD. The Q-Jays will also arrive with several filters to choose from, along with a removable and replaceable audio cable.
adidas adizero BOOST LTD – One of the few things I love from adidas is the BOOST sole. It really does work by giving you a little bit of a bounce after each step. The new adizero BOOST LTD is the latest premium running sneaker from adidas, and besides the updated BOOST sole, it comes with a blue upper with futuristic looking welded seams. The red detailing trim is a nice touch, and gives the lightweight runner a little personality.
Canon 5DS – The new EOS 5DS from Canon looks to be a beast. With a whopping 50.6 megapixels, it sets the standard for 35mm format DSLRs. The dual Digic 6 processors is what allows the camera to process the huge files, and the 61 point auto-focus is one of the most advanced in the industry. There’s no double that the camera has the updates to get prosumers to upgrade their gear, but what I really wanted to see was for Canon to throw a touch-screen articulating LCD.
HUF Spring 2015 Delivery 1 – HUF is one of those trusty streetwear brands that comes correct season after season. They just dropped their first delivery for Spring 2015, and the collection is a mix of workwear-inspired pieces with some sportswear sprinkled across. Amid the graphic T-shirts, fleece, button-downs, and bottoms is a padded parka that uses a camouflage print that is borderline A Bathing Ape 1st Camo. The jacket is definitely fly, but take a couple of more looks and you’ll find that HUF really did beef up their outerwear game, and even comes through with a technical jacket featuring sealed seams and rubberized zippers.
Herschel Supply Co. Spring Headwear Collection – Having locked up the backpack industry with their accessible and affordable bags, Herschel Supply Co. dives into another accessory. The Vancouver-based brand enters headwear and offers panel caps dubbed the Creston and Toby, a slew of bucket hats, and rollover beanies like the Selkirk and Quartz. There’s also a couple of mid-century silhouettes made exclusively by Seattle-based Ebbets Field Flannels. It’s an awfully simple collection, and doesn’t really offer any substantive details. Nothing Hershcel does sets them apart from more established brands like New Era, The Hundreds, Stussy, Brixton, or the 500 million other companies that make hats.
Common Projects Spring 2015 – While everyone is salivating over the Kanye’s sneakers with adidas, I’m taking a hard look at what Common Projects is offering for Spring 2015. The collection is centered around the Original Achilles, and the white colorway, with the subtly tweaked off-white sole and green heel tab, is gorgeous. It has that old school Stan Smith look, but finished off with some of the finest leather in the world. The B-Ball high is a suede sneaker that looks like a boo-boo Nike Dunk high, and two new styles like the Perforated Nappa Leather Slip-On and the military-inspired Combat Boot round out the collection.
Joyrich x FILA – Being based in LA has provided Joyrich plenty of collaborators, but for Spring and Summer 2015 ,they’ve nabbed a collection with sportswear leader FILA. Using late ’80s sportswear as inspiration, the project comprises of vintage tracksuits, windbreakers, fleece hoodies, and an assortment of bucket hats. By mixing zebra print with retro FILA iconography, Joyrich has put a new spin on a popular look.