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BAPE x Puma Fall/Winter 2015 Preview

BAPE x Puma Fall/Winter 2015 Preview

BAPE and Puma are back at it for the next installation of their collaboration, continuing upon the soccer aesthetic from their previous release. This time around, BAPE‘s widely recognized 1st camo print will be highlighted, as you can see above on the backpack and various clothing articles. In addition, the collection will feature models of the Puma Disc Blaze and Puma Blaze of...
ILLAMERICA Holiday 2014 Collection

ILLAMERICA Holiday 2014 Collection

Just a few weeks away from Christmas, ILLAMERICA has dropped its Holiday 2014 collection. The lookbook below highlights the brand’s new design for shorts, hats, hoodies and shirts. Check out the collection below, and if you like what you see, head on over to ILLAMERICA’s site to knock out some holiday shopping.
Laces Footwear in Springfield, IL

Laces Footwear in Springfield, IL

Central Illinois is home to many things. One that’s been missing though, is a proper place for fans of urban fashion to cop new shoes and threads. In the past, digging on Karmaloop and similar sites were the best way for someone from the 217 to come correct on the streetwear tip. That has changed...
ALIFE Holiday 2014 Lookbook

ALIFE Holiday 2014 Lookbook

Today, ALIFE releases the lookbook for their 2014 Holiday collection. The line includes a handful of outerwear pieces as well as a classic all-over print t-shirt, baseball jersey, beanies and hats modeled by Tyler Grosso. Check out the lookbook in full below, and purchase the collection at ALIFE’s flagship store in NYC or via their online shop.
Supreme x Ruff Ryders Hockey Jersey Collection

Supreme x Ruff Ryders Hockey Jersey Collection

Supreme is showing its respect to one of hip-hop’s most iconic collective group, Ruff Ryders, by releasing a collaborative collection. In this capsule, Supreme has released Ruff Ryder hockey jerseys that feature the iconic “R” logo on the front and cursive signature on the back. Be on the lookout for this jersey to drop online and in-store sometime...
Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High

Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High

Supreme and Nike are at it again, as they’ve just collaborated on a new pair of Air Force 1 Highs. Shoes Master, a Japanese publication, revealed the all red high top, along with other outlets showing a black and white colorway of the shoe. The release date hasn’t been announced yet but start saving because this is a drop...
Nike Basketball Launches The LeBron 12

Nike Basketball Launches The LeBron 12

Yesterday in Portland, Oregon, Nike launched the twelfth installment in LeBron James‘ signature line of basketball shoes. King James was in the building as Nike unveiled the LeBron 12, which features the latest in modern sneaker technology. Most notably, there are five hexagonally shaped Nike Air Zoom Bags on the sneaker’s sole; this feature is intended to enhance...
Curren$y x 1992Gear "Cruiselife CC" Collection

Curren$y x 1992Gear “Cruiselife CC” Collection

1992Gear and Curren$y have teamed up for a dope collection called Cruiselife CC. The capsule features a hoodie, four t-shirts, two long-sleeve tees, and two snapbacks. Check out the capsule below and head over to the 1992Gear website to get your hands on this limited edition collection.  
Fool's Gold x Najeeb Sheikh Shorts

Fool’s Gold x Najeeb Sheikh Shorts

Back in February, Fool’s Gold  (based out of Brooklyn, NY co-founded by world renowned DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs) and Philadelphia designer Najeeb Sheikh, collaborated on 50 limited edition draw string pants with two colorways, featuring Fool’s Gold golden yellow and black. Najeeb and Fool’s Gold are back to work as they teamed up yet again to create...
Leaders1354 x CLAW&Co. In-Store Event

Leaders1354 x CLAW&Co. In-Store Event

On August 2nd, come out to Leaders1354 in Chicago and witness one of the world’s greatest graffiti artists, Claudia Gold, aka CLAWMONEY bless LDRS by painting a mural in-store. The event goes down from 7pm to 10pm with drinks on deck courtesy of Hennessy. In addition to the event, LDRS and CLAW have collaborated on three different t-shirts designs which will...
A Bathing Ape x PUMA evoSPEED “BAPE F.C.” Collection

A Bathing Ape x PUMA evoSPEED “BAPE F.C.” Collection

World Cup fever has gotten to us all with how exciting these matches have been throughout the past month. Days away from the final match, PUMA has reached out to A Bathing Ape for the “BAPE F.C.” collection. The collection features the evoSPEED football boot alongside PUMA GAME SHIRTS, which both features BAPE’s iconic camouflage print. The “BAPE...
Nike Mercurial Collection

Nike Mercurial Collection

Fresh from the Launch Calendar, Nike is dropping the Mercurial Collection (June 12th) just in time for summer. These 10 styles (prices vary from $85 – $180) serve the boldest and brightest color combinations in honor of the World Cup in Brazil with five distinctive styles for men (Air Max 1, Air Max 90 Jacquard, the Roshe...