Exploring the idea that you don't have to don a suit and tie to be successful, Nike Sportswear present the Suit And Tie collection utilisng the newly introduced Air Max Lunar90. According to Nike, some of the world's most prominent figures have made a name for themselves in a pair of 'cleats' and this is certainly a sentiment we agree with. It all cements the idea that sneakers are now a wardrobe staple and just as necessary as a good pair of dress shoes.
From herringbone to paisley the premium materials add an air of superiority to a silhouette that was previously very sports orientated. The materials echo ties and suit linings and inject sophistication into the Air Max Lunar90 like we've never seen before. The Lunarlon sole and visible air window are of course still in place and this ensures unmatched comfort in line with style.
The Nike Sportswear Suit And Tie Collection will be available at 00:01GMT Friday 5th September.
Combining Carhartt's working experience with Neighborhood's inimitable aesthetic, Work In Progress present the latest collaboration just in time for autumn & winter '14. This season is inspired by a mutual appreciation for workwear and a passion for honest crafted products. It marks the their friendship progressing and is a milestone in what is becoming a long standing partnership.
An integral part of this season's output is quality and unfaltering attention to detail. Carhartt & NBHD consider this collection a colision of skill and attitude and this is definitely a sentiment we can get on board with. Although this is the first full capsule, the pair's origins date back to March 2012 when they worked together to commemorate the opening of Work In Progress in Shoreditch. Just like the retail outpost the colab has matured and grew into something truly memorable.
The defining aspect of this season's efforts is of course NBHD's emblematic leopard print in conjunction with iconic Carhartt canvas. This adds flair to uniformity and aesthetic beauty to functional clothing. However, the colab doesn't stop at apparel and the collection also includes a number of accessories. From a reworked Watch Cap to a fragrance room tag produced in conjunction with Retaw,
As you can imagine, distribution for the Carhartt & Neighborhood colab is particularly tight. We're pleased to be one of only a handful of retailers in the country with access to this and a special window display will be installed at our Albert Road location just before the big day. This ties in not only with this colaboration but the arrival of Carhartt WIP's winter '14 efforts over the coming weeks.
The limited edition Carhartt WIP x Neighborhood collection will be available both online and in-store September 4th.
Commemorating the "World Basketball Festival" Nike have opted for the Lunar Force One to showcase a very literal interpretation. The Lunar Force One is an evolved version of the Air Force One, a shoe that never goes unmentioned when discussing on-court footwear. Offering up less weight but more comfort and style, the Lunar Force One addresses the Air Force's flaws and takes the design to a new dimension.
Lunar Force releases have remained few and far between since the shoe's inception but realising it's relevance, Nike have wisely chosen it as the centerpiece for WBF celebrations. The branding is considerably different and from a heel tab to an original in-sole it's a refreshing collectable even for those with a passing interest in the sport.
Certain brands gravitate towards certain others and Saucony is a brand with clear favourites. Unrestricted by their affiliations, Saucony have partnered with some of the world's best but each season sees the shoe titan go back to Bodega. Bodega and Saucony are serial collaborators and from Aztec influences to a spot of leopard print the results are refreshingly different.
This season Bodega have opted for two of Saucony's best selling models and applied a 'Polka Dot' print throughout that differs across the two silhouettes. Both colourways are constructed using a premium suede and feature a printed mid-sole as well as the creative paneling. Reassuringly, all of Saucony's usual tooling is in place ensuring that the only changes are enhancements and none of the brand's technical know-how is compromised along the way.
Both colourways will be available in limited numbers Saturday 23rd at 00:01GMT priced at £109.