Concepts x Mitchell & Ness – One of the most inventive sportswear projects from 2015 came out of Boston. Concepts led the charge by taking the cold-winter hockey jersey and turning it into a fun summer-time tank top. Keeping the micro mesh textile, the sleeves have been lopped off by popular sportswear maker Mitchell & Ness to make a surprisingly creative seasonal staple. For this summer, Concepts takes on some other fabled hockey teams that include the Anaheim Ducks, the defunct Whalers, Philadelphia Flyers, and an All-Star jersey.
Filson x Wild Bill Leather Duffle – Filson is probably best known for their use of canvas, but they make an exception for leather expert Wild Bill Cleaver. The trained fisherman first got into leather when he couldn’t find the right holster for his gun, and since then, the outdoorsman has been known to make some of the most soft leather accessories in his shop on Vashon Island, off of Washington State. Wild Bill’s pieces are coveted by those who appreciate quality and durability, and Filson works with Wild Bill to create a gorgeous sand colored duffle with dry milled chap leather, hand-peened copper rivets, and solid brass hardware.
ONLY NY x The City of New York – ONLY NY officially works with the City of New York once again with a summer collection that celebrates Big Apple’s municipal programs. Using ONLY NY’s experience with sportswear, the collection has been aptly titled “NYC Collection,” and will include apparel and accessories that incorporate the official logos and graphics of the city’s municipal programs. This exclusive project will be available at the ONLY NY store in addition to their online shop.
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Packer x Umbro – In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of COPA America, Umbro and Packer Shoes join forces to tackle the celebration. The capsule collection starts with a Linesman Trainer that has soccer DNA across a street friendly design. The shoes are handmade in Portugal from premium leather and soft suede and limited to only 30 pieces world wide. Priced at $175, the sneakers will also arrive with a commemorative dust bag.
mastermind JAPAN x Vans – For a company that is retired, mastermind JAPAN continues to put in a lot of work. The latest for the luxury streetwear brand has them teaming up with SoCal-based Vans on a capsule collection filled with sneakers and graphic T-shirts. First up is a zipped version of the classic Sk8-Hi in the classic black and white leather. There is another more casual Slip-Up in black, and then comes the co-branded tees. Expect three collaborative tees in total with one using the familiar checkerboard print.
Slam City Skates x Dickies – The durability of workwear has made it a staple in skate culture long before it was appropriated into men’s fashion, and with Slam City Skates storied past in London, it makes perfect sense that they work with Dickies. The union marks Slam City Skates thirty years in the skate business with classic 874 bottoms, tonal T-shirts, and a long-sleeve work shirts. Expect to see plenty of Slam branding across these workwear staples when the collection drops exclusively at Slam City Skates.
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Nike SB Janoski Digi-Floral Re-Release – One of the most popular Nike SB Janoski colorways re-released this morning, and it looks like some sizes are still in stock. The Digital Camouflage has been used by the US Armed forces for over a decade now, and Nike SB flipped the script when they threw flowers into the military print. As one of the best skate sneakers, the Digi-Floral edition of the Janoski has been known to top $500 on the re-sale market. Hop over the the Nike store or the SNKRS app to grab a pair.
Amazon Music Streaming – Google has one, Apple has one, and now Amazon will offer a music streaming service. While Amazon’s eco-system may not be as robust as Apple or Google, the online retailer is still a big player when it comes to media sales. The world’s largest online store is looking to add to their growing library of products with a music streaming service that will be free to Amazon Prime subscribers. Similar to their video platform and their image hosting feature, this new product is bundled with Prime, or it can be purchased as a standalone service for $10 a month. Amazon makes big bucks off of their Prime subscription and it looks like the price hike to $99 will be supplemented with some more services.