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Mark McNairy

Posted in Fashion by AlvinAllistar on 6 december 2012

Mark McNairy

As his menswear line continues to expand season after season, it’s Mark McNairy’s shoe range that continues to push the boundaries of traditional design. In his latest reappropriated release, McNairy teams with English shoemaker Sanders & Sanders to release the Two Tone Long Wing Brogue with premium suede and camo ripstop. Part swag, part gentleman, this modern prep favorite offers a Ridgeway sole, leather lining, Goodyear welt, metal eyelets and New Amsterdam insole branding. Available in both green and grey, the Mark McNairy Two Tone Long Wing Brogue retails for £255 GBP (approximately $410 USD) and can be found at End.

PHENOMENOM

Posted in Fashion by AlvinAllistar on 11 oktober 2012

PHENOMENOM

With its roots in streetwear, Japanese brand PHENOMENON is pushing into new territory for FW12. Their NOSTALGIA collection is effectively turning classics on their heads, with subtle and not-so-subtle details being added to staple street pieces to eye catching effect. Starting with a bomber jacket adorned with a beautiful horse print on the front and a matching box fit tee, the brand nods towards a high fashion aesthetic (although of course, high fashion of this nature is currently taking its cues from street wear, so maybe it’s just going full-circle…). Long sleeve boxy tees also offer a new take on the familiar, while holding down the brand’s street identity are more military-inspired jackets and button downs in cotton ripstop. It’s a strong release from PHENOMENON and one which is slightly different from the norm.

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Dominic Wilcox GPS shoes

Posted in Digital, Fashion, Gadgets by AlvinAllistar on 1 oktober 2012

UK-based designer Dominic Wilcox’s latest project, aptly titled “There’s No Place Like Home” GPS shoes go where no man has gone before! To the future.

GPS Shoes Take You Where You Want to Go by Dominic Wilcox

Imagine a pair of shoes that can navigate you to your final destination. Commissioned by Global Footprint, a Northamptonshire-based visual arts and living heritage programme, Wilcox decided he wanted “to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home.”

GPS Shoes Take You Where You Want to Go by Dominic Wilcox

GPS Shoes Take You Where You Want to Go by Dominic Wilcox

Working with interactive arts and technology expert Becky Stewart and local Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes, Wilcox came up with a working prototype that functions so: You upload your destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable. You activate the GPS (located in the left heel) via a heel click. The data from the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe, which shows the progress made on a row of lights. Your shoes point you to your destination.

GPS Shoes Take You Where You Want to Go by Dominic Wilcox

GPS Shoes Take You Where You Want to Go by Dominic Wilcox

Check it out!

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft

Posted in Art, Fashion by AlvinAllistar on 7 juni 2012

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft

While it might seem like an unlikely pairing, artist Tom Sachs joined forces with the most recognized sporting brand out there to create pieces made for a “voyage through space.”

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
Mars Yard Shoe (first image also)

The limited edition collection includes The Mars Yard Shoe, the Trench, The Marsfly Jacket, the Air Bag Duffel, and the Lightweight Tote. The NIKECraft collection features a mix of Sach’s do-it-yourself mentality with Nike’s worldwide brand, and what you have is a limited edition capsule collection that fuses unlikely materials with the utmost in functionality.

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
Lightweight Tote

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
Lightweight Tote

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
Lightweight Tote

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
Air Bag Duffel

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
Air Bag Duffel

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
TS Trench

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
TS Trench

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
TS Trench

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
TS Marsfly Jacket

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
TS Marsfly Jacket

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft
TS Marsfly Jacket

Tom Sachs: NIKECraft

 

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Posted in Advertising, Fashion by AlvinAllistar on 27 april 2012
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Nike Foamposite One “Galactic’

Posted in Fashion by AlvinAllistar on 16 februari 2012

 

Nike celebrates the 2012 Orlando NBA All-Star games with space exploration inspired footwear. The Nike Foamposite One, showcasing an out-of-this-world galactic print upper, includes a Polyurethane midsole and a Nike Zoom unit in heel for low-profile, responsive cushioning. Made popular in its debut on the college hardwood in 1998, the Foamposite breaks the mold of conventional footwear design.

Fred Perry x Medicom Toy 60th Anniversary Bearbrick

Posted in Art, Fashion, Gadgets by AlvinAllistar on 24 januari 2012

To celebrate its 60th Anniversary, British label Fred Perry have teamed with Japanese toy manufacturer Medicom on a special offering of the almighty Bearbrick. Draped in a classic navy and gold polo shirt, the result of the collaboration is immediately recognizable. This limited-edition release will be available February 1 at select Fred Perry retailers worldwide.

Nike mayfly spring 2012

Posted in Fashion by AlvinAllistar on 11 januari 2012

 

The Nike Mayfly is an amazing light weight running shoe, that will finally become available in new versions early 2012. Featuring premium leather uppers and original lasered graphics, the Mayfly will drop Spring 2012 in light grey and black. Originally made so light, that it would only last for 100 km of running, the level of comfort because of the light weight is simply incredible. Look out for this drop in the coming weeks.

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcon wool stadion jumper

Posted in Fashion by AlvinAllistar on 22 december 2011

 

The knitwear from Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons has been excellent this season and they continue with some more solid pieces. Today we present the Wool Knit Stadium Jumper, which is basically a knit version of the classic stadium jacket. It comes in two colorways and is now available from vendor.

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 Backpack

Posted in Fashion by AlvinAllistar on 22 december 2011