CLSC Los Angeles – CLSC has been grinding in the streetwear scene for many years now, and along the way they’ve managed to make friends with the heavyweights. As the brand opens their first flagship store on Fairfax in Los Angeles many of the stalwarts in the scene come to lend a hand. The Hundreds, HUF, Crooks & Castles, V/SUAL, Benny Gold, Grizzly Griptape, and Primitive show their support by making a collection of store exclusives for the grand opening.
Patagonia Denim – Patagonia is looking to do to denim with what they’ve accomplished with technical fabrics. The new denim collection for Patagonia isn’t different from what is sold by other brands, but it does come with a promise to reduce the harmful effects of manufacturing. The dyes and coloring of denim has a detrimental effect on the environment and Patagonia wants to cut the harm along with halting the unnecessary mistreatment of factory workers. Patagonia overhauling the entire denim manufacturing process, while making comfortable and durable jeans for men, women, and kids.
wings+horns Leather Trainers – wings+horns continue to create beautiful products with subtle simple design. The latest to get their minimalist treatment are a pair of leather runners that feature a premium calfskin upper with nubuck panel detailing. The shoes also feature waxed laces, and a clean white midsole. Constructed entirely in Italy the runner will arrive in two color in either black/white or grey/white. Retail is set for $400, and available now.
Supreme Fall/Winter 2015 Preview – Supreme’s stores are shutting doors, and the webstore is currently down. This can only mean a season change, and Supreme entices fan with a teaser for Fall and Winter 2015. The New York-based streetwear boutique is known for contrasting luxury with sportswear and one of their first looks feature a Sherpa-lined leather coat that is paired with a red logo rugby polo. Expect the first delivery for Fall/Winter 2015 to drop sometime later in August.
Acer Aspire One – Google is known for making ridiculously affordable laptops with their Chromebook, but Windows isn’t far behind with help from Taiwan-based brand Acer. The Aspire One Cloudbook is a thin-and-light laptop to is available with a 11-inch or 14-inch screen. Packed in the machine is the latest Windows 10 operating system, 1.6GHz Celeron processors, 2GB of RAM, full-size keyboards and expansion that includes USB, HDMI and SD card slots. The specs aren’t stellar, but with a starting price of $169 the Aspire One Cloudbook is the most affordable Windows-based laptop yet.
Dime x Vans – Montreal’s Dime made a big splash with their Ryan Gosling deck, but they have way more up their sleeves. Look for the Canadian-based skate brand team up with Vans on a Slip-On Pro. This classic skate sneaker arrives with premium features such as UltraCush HD footbeds, DURACAP reinforcements and Pro Vulc Lite construction. The clean color-blocked uppers are paired with a translucent waffle outsole that features the Dime logo underneath. Look for this exclusive to hit Dime’s pop-up shop, running from August 8 through 11.
Been Trill 2015 “Ace” Collection for PacSun – Once again Been Trill proves that all you need is a bootleg copy of Adobe Illustrator and some clip-art. PacSun teams up with Been Trill as the two collaborate on the all new “Ace” collection for Fall 2015. Typography continues to lead Been Trill’s design and this seasonal capsule collection features baseball jerseys with side-zipper upgrades, athletic fleece hoodies, and jogger-style sweatpants.
KOMONO California Collection – Anything that pays homage to California culture deserves a look, and KOMONO celebrates the Golden State with their latest collection. Using a deep blue turquoise frame and psychedelic pink lenses the collection channels a vintage surf lifestyle. The frames use the highest quality acetate that is handmade in Italy, and feature stainless steel optical hinges. Besides the durable frame KOMONO also spares no expense by employing scratch resistant CR-39 lenses that offer UV 400 protection.