Diamond x KITH – With a couple of pairs of shoes already available in the works, KITH and Diamond Supply Co, announces an accompanying apparel collection. The capsule collection is more than the usual graphic T-shirts, and focuses on constructed short sleeve tops, mesh shorts, sport jerseys, and a variety of headwear. Using higher quality textiles the collection is geared more toward KITH fans, but keep an eye out for six graphic T-shirts co-branded with KITH and Diamond iconography.
Star Wars x New Era – In an effort to further distance themselves from relevancy is New Era and their second drop for the Star Wars collection. Using reflective metallic textiles across the popular 59FIFTY the popular snapbacks are transformed into hideous monstrosities inspired by beloved Star Wars characters. There will be 144 pieces for C-3PO and a matching 144 pieces for R2-D2. Expect to see the hats at the most exclusive stores in Europe including The Good Will Out (Germany), colette (France), Selfridges (UK),Holypopstore (Italy), Uölker – Sneakers & Co (Spain).
Source: New Era
Wale x VILLA x ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Bottle Rocket” – The GEL-Lyte III turns 25 and plans to celebrate with one VILLA and a renowned sneakerhead/celebrity. Rapper Wale dreams up a Independence Day-themed collaboration dubbed “Bottle Rocket” and fires things up with black leather uppers, premium leather paneling, and a white star motif beneath the black overlays. The subtle patriotism is highlighted with red and blue outsoles, and a light peppered midsole. Look for the exclusive to drop at VILLA next Friday, June 26.
Lady White Co. T-Shirt – I love my Kirkland tees from Costco, but those that appreciate the finer things can check out the shirts from Lady White Co.. These T-shirt purveyors are from California, and source their cotton from the farms up north. The material is then shipped to southern California where they are cut and hand-constructed. It’s quite a process, but the result is a beautiful tee that has been pre-rinsed, and comes with a double-stitched narrow collar.
DxO One Camera – It’s not the first camera to use your smartphone as a viewfinder, but DxO has a novel approach to creating a world-class pocketable camera. Using the same 20.2 sensor found in the best-selling Sony RX100 Mark III the tiny camera has a six-element lens, a maximum aperture of f/1.8 and an adjustable iris for more creative control. The pivot mount lets your take multiple angles, and by relying on your smartphone’s screen as the viewfinder the camera can easily fit into the palm of your hand.
Nike Hyperdunk 2015 – The Hyperdunk is one of the more consistent sneakers in Nike’s full-court line-up. The team basketball sneaker has a long history of being solid, and for 2015 the Hyperdunk returns with a cleaner aesthetic and packed with a world of technology. For starters the uppers use a one-piece consturction that fuses Hyperfuse with a flexible foam collar and an internal bootie. The cushioning is provided by an oversized Phylon heel that is meant to help with stability with Zoom Air across the midsole. All this innovation means an elite performance sneaker that will be available in a gamut of colorways.
Chrome Industries x Dickies – Chrome Industries doesn’t play around when it comes to their collaborations, and the latest is working with Dickies. Teaming up with the most respected workwear company meant taking elements from the classic 874 work pant and translating it across a durable messenger bag. Using the time-honored khaki twill, the messenger is durable and built with the highest standards in Chrome Industries factory in Chico, CA. The bag will arrive in limited quantities and retail is set at $180.
Babylon Spring/Summer 2015 Delivery Two – The creative offshoot of hardcore band Trash Talk, Babylon offers up a second delivery of an already strong spring and summer collection. At the heart of the Babylon are graphic T-shirts that embody the grit and edge common in the hardcore scene. Particularly satisfying is the rhetoric pertaining to police. Cuz, fuck the police. Look for the collection to include more than T-shirts, and to also include short-sleeve button-downs, coaches jackets, and a string of headwear.