Aug 29th 2014: Carhartt WIP x Neighborhood - Online 4/9/14

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.

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Aug 29th 2014: Nike Lunar Force One "World Basketball Festival"

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.

The World Basketball Festival Lunar Force One will soon be available online in limited numbers. Priced at £100 in sizes UK7-11.

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Aug 20th 2014: Saucony x Bodega 'Polka Dot' Pack - Coming Soon

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.

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Aug 15th 2014: Paul Smith Jeans Autumn & Winter '14

Paul Smith is a dependable imprint and one which we’ve come to rely on for finely crafted wardrobe staples. A British fashion icon with an eye for all aspects of design, Paul Smith is an industry leader representing men’s style on our shores. This season Paul Smith’s Jeans collection delivers once again and from premium classics to new fabrics with a twist, Paul Smith provides a wholesome wardrobe for the refined gentleman.

As usual, a large number of pieces within the collection are decorated with Sir Paul Smith’s symbol of quality, the striped Zebra. Whenever you see the Zebra you can be confident it’s backed by quality and a real concern for craftsmanship. This season the brand has delivered new colourways in classic models so expect wintery hues spanning polo shirts and fine knitwear.

Another season highlight is the considered outerwear in vibrant colours and capable materials. Retaining Paul Smith design sensibility the silhouettes are traditional and rooted in British heritage whilst the attention to detail sets the outerwear apart from the rest. The Trench Coat and Field Parka deserve honorable mentions for being key pieces in the collection and having unlimited layering potential with the rest of the range.

Our first Paul Smith Jeans delivery is now available online and in-store at Linthorpe Road.

 

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Aug 15th 2014: adidas Originals Micropacer OG

A shoe well ahead of it's time even 30 years ago, the adidas Originals Micropacer is a design like no other. Way before apps and sophisticated technology, the Micropacer did what the runner asked it to with a reliable step counter and timing that didn't falter. Not only was the technology cutting edge but the aesthetic was on point and still is.

Realizing the potential of the Micropacer in the modern arena, adidas have wisely resurrected the OG edition to celebrate the shoe's 30 year milestone. It still looks slicker than most and offers sophisticated technology that can still hold it's own against stuff like BOOST and Primeknit. Aesthetically this is one of the most faithful re-releases we've ever seen with premium materials and an exact colour palette sure to appeal to hardened Micropacer fans worldwide.

As you can imagine, demand is high and numbers low when these become available online at 00:01GMT 16/8 and remaining stocks hit our shop floor the following morning.

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