Oct 03rd 2014: Champion x Todd Snyder Autumn & Winter '14

Teaming with New York based creative Todd Snyder, Champion present this unique collaboration rediscovering the brand's expansive archive. Inspired by Saville Row craftsmanship, military tailoring and New York sensibility Todd Snyder is undoubtedly one of menswear's hottest properties at the minute. After first hand experience wearing Champion as a youth, Todd Snyder took a trip down memory lane to dig up all that's great about the All-American icon.

The main attraction of the collaboration is of course authentic details and harking back to mid-20th century the Todd Snyder design team has uncovered archived branding and stunning Champion design. This bygone branding decorates not only the distinct logo but also extends to the swing-tags, inner neck and screenprints ensuring each piece is marked accordingly and set apart from the sportswear we're used to.

What's truly impressive about this outing in addition to the aesthetic is the focus placed on lived-in comfort. Todd Snyder is a designer concerned with detail so not only does he like things to look genuine, but feel genuine too. With this in mind the materials are soft and durable with a pre-worn feel already in place.

The collection spans a number of silhouettes from graphic t-shirts to zip through hoodies and matching bottoms. This allows the wearer to contrast colours or opt for a full suit with unmatched style and unparalleled comfort. Each piece is branded accordingly with the custom Champion x Todd Snyder logo and finished with the considered swing-tags.

Our full Todd Snyder x Champion offering will soon be available both online and in-store.

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Oct 01st 2014: adidas Originals Spezial Collection Shot By Neil Bedford For HYPEBEAST

The adidas Originals Spezial project is undoubtedly the most exciting this year. Just weeks after collaborating with Palace and Neighborhood, the Originals brand is set to rediscover it's own history spearheaded by Gary Aspden. Inspirations range from adidas rarities to world travel and all pieces hark back to the brand's rich history.

As we await the arrival of the collection in the coming weeks adidas have just released a teaser for a forthcoming short film. Tying in with the release of Spezial a handful of enthusiasts jetted off to Buenos Aries after a tip off detailing a forgotten retailer with shelves of deadstock. Photographer Neil Bedford was on hand to document the trip as Gary Aspden, Mike Chetcuti, Robert Brooks and Ian Brown embarked on the research trip of a lifetime. Take a look at some of HYPEBEAST's shots taken out in Buenos Aries and hold tight for the film followed by collection's release in the coming weeks.

 

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Oct 01st 2014: PUMA Court Star ANML Leather - Online Now

Offering up a premium version of the recently re-released Court Star, PUMA present this ANML Leather pack. Although the German sportswear brand have opted for a Ostrich effect leather upper, all that's great about the silhouette is retained making it an almost 1:1 version of the original for fans to collect. Like any re-release or new design that follows it, there's always a little nervousness regarding quality. Despite this, the ANML Leather is executed perfectly, silencing skeptics and proving that PUMA can still hold their own.

In addition to the premium leather upper PUMA have opted for a gum sole unit harking back to the essence of vintage tennis. This ensures the retro appeal of the shoe and contrasts perfectly against the tonal upper. The final touches come courtesy of the gold foil branding and luxurious lace-tips making the ANML Leather one of the best looking tennis shoes we've seen all year.

Both colourways are now available online and in-store in sizes UK7-11 priced at £70.

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Sep 23rd 2014: Pendleton x O'Neill Autumn & Winter '14 Capsule Collection

Pledging commitment to craftsmanship and inspired by warmth in the great outdoors, Pendleton and O'Neill collaborate for autumn and winter '14. Pairing Pendleton's heritage with O'Neill's effortless cool, the result is a collection that'll help you through autumn and winter '14 with ease.

Each piece within the collection is decorated with a Penwool print that fuses O'Neill's ocean aesthetics with classic checks. Just like each piece features Penwool, each piece is also instilled with a high level of quality and attention to detail. Finally, dual branding runs throughout making the Pendleton and O'Neill collection unlike any other this season. Now available both online and in-store.

 

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Sep 19th 2014: Nike Air Max 90 QS 'Bleached Denim'

Making good use of the iconic Air Max 90 this weekend, Nike present the 'Bleached Denim' edition as part of this week's Quickstrike offering. To say we're pleased is an understatement as following on from the Camo iteration, 'Bleached Denim' was an atmos exclusive and restricted to Asia. Estimating the colourway's potential in the EU, Nike have wisely brought it over and retained much of the same exclusivity.

In terms of materials this edition is impressive. By using a unique bleached denim and teaming it with premium suede panels, Nike have not only made something visually impressive but something that's actually pretty hardwearing too. As usual, it's the visible air window and pioneering comfort that truly separates these from the rest.

Limited numbers of the Air Max 90 'Bleached Denim' will be available online at 00:01GMT 20th September.

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