Chuck Taylor 1970s are an ongoing favorite at the shop. We've stocked and re-stocked 90% of the colors that have been released over the years going all the way back to when the CT 70s were a Converse First String exclusive. Still going strong we're happy to announce that we just got another order in of the Natural/Egret that dropped last year. Featuring all the materials and specs the Converse connoisseur will recognize in a clean natural canvas upper with a tonal glossy vulcanized wrap to match.
Tokyo-based THE NEW ORDER unveils the 16th issue of its biannual publication. Featuring Sasquatchfabrix designer Daisuke Yokoyama on the cover, the issue includes several icons from across the fashion industry including Geoffrey B. Small, A.I.E., huf, OLD JOE, Yohji Yamamoto, julius, and Rick Owens. Also included are photographic contributions from Kenneth Capello and illustrations from Tokyo artist ESOW.
Cypress, CALIF. (February 13, 2017) – This spring, Vault by Vans collaborates with Stockholm-based menswear powerhouse, Our Legacy to create a 10-piece footwear and 12-piece apparel capsule collection inspired by Californian hardcore punk culture. The offerings include Vans’ classic footwear silhouettes in bold orange, black and white colorways and timeless Vans apparel basics including a pullover sweatshirt and graphic tees that convey a striking blend of street culture and high quality design.
Our Legacy co-founder, Jockum Hallin, grew up in Sweden in the early 90’s in a world of do-it-yourself culture that exposed him to skateboarding, touring with hardcore bands, releasing records and sleeping on floors. Hallin’s spirited attitude during this time developed into creative endeavors across music and fashion, all of which were driven by Hallin’s affinity toward the subversive culture that was burgeoning in the States.
The Vault by Vans x Our Legacy collection is directly inspired by Hallin’s interpretation of Californian skate, surf and hardcore punk culture in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The collection executes minimal and monochromatic design elements, reduced in detailing and colors, focusing on shapes, silhouettes, materials and fabric qualities. Symbolic subcultural references are seen throughout the collection including “positive mental attitude” (PMA), “use your head,” “all ages” and “Orange County.”
The Vault by Vans x Our Legacy collection features deluxe versions of Vans’ iconic footwear silhouettes including the Half Cab Pro ’92 LX, Sk8-Mid Pro ’91 LX, Old Skool Pro ’92 LX and Authentic Pro LX in orange, black and white iterations. The Half Cab Pro ’92 LX, Sk8-Mid Pro LX and Old Skool Pro ’92 LX feature hairy suede alongside high quality army nylon fabrication to create a subtle contrast. With a close attention to detail, the Sidestripe styles feature the iconic symbol in full grain Swedish natural leather. To round out the footwear offerings, Vault by Vans x Our Legacy introduces the Authentic Pro LX, covered in orange, black and white nylon fabrication with raised foxing. Each style in the footwear capsule features a custom “Curated by Our Legacy” overdyed label and custom footbed.
The Vans apparel team kept quality top-of-mind when developing the apparel offerings within this collection, and lead all apparel production in the USA. The collection features three Pullover Hoodies, Coaches Jackets, Short and Long Sleeve Tees matching back to the black, orange and white colorways of the footwear.
“We imagined someone’s wardrobe. The wardrobe of someone that might surf in the morning, then head straight to work. Someone that might skate in the afternoon, go on a date on a Saturday night and then wake up to go to a hardcore matinee show,” Hallin shared.
Photographer Tyrone Lebon’s multi-year mission to shoot Stüssy’s world tour cities has taken him to Los Angeles, Tokyo, Kingston, and last season, Paris. For the final leg of the tour, Lebon, with styling by Tom Guinness, serves up a thick and juicy slice of NYC, where the roots of the International Stüssy Tribe go several decades deep.
In signature editorial style, Lebon’s campaign for the Spring ‘17 collection delivers another subtly surreal take on contemporary urban life. Skitching borough to borough and spending some time with locals like Princess Nokia in Harlem, Stoya with King Kong, the Guardian Angels safety patrol, and Nicky Hilton Rothschild, elements of the iconic and the everyday bleed and blend together. Coupled with the return of select vintage graphic treatments, the Spring ‘17 campaign pays tribute to the long legacy of loose living with Stüssy New York.