Collaborating with menswear designer Todd Snyder, PF Flyers has produced a special edition pack using one of their most timeless silhouettes. Seen here in high detail is the Todd Snyder x PF Flyers Rambler Hi in a deep navy style code. This colorway goes along with two other makeups of the model, all composed with premium suede uppers. This navy version is detailed with waxed laces and a patent leather heel strip, finished off with a black sole. Grab a pair of these, or two other colorways, today from either PF Flyers or Todd Snyder.
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Two of New York's finest come together as Killa Cam and Vashtie Kola present the aptly titled "VIOLETTE HAZE" collection for Summer 2014. Dominated by purple, the collaborative drop includes a terry cloth robe, graphic tees, cropped jerseys, sports bras, and an iPhone 5 case. Look for each piece to be available in limited quantities this Wednesday, August 20 from VIOLETTENEWYORK.com.
A timeless staple across closets everywhere, the Vans Slip-On has more than earned its status in the 'classics' division since its release. For Fall 2014, Vans is set to release a slew of universally-beloved colorways for the shoe to pair with autumnal fits. Here we find the shoe done up in premium variations of snakeskin and perforated leather, while reliable leopard, checkerboard, and floral prints are also offered. For more subdued tastes, the Slip-On also arrives in solid coral and aqua green options, harkening to the shoe's retro SoCal punk heritage. Look for these versions of the Vans Slip-On to drop at Classics retailers later this month.
This fall, atmos and Reebok will join forces once again to drop yet another collaborative take on the Instapump Fury. Previewed here, the kicks make use of a stark white exterior, coupling a mesh and neoprene upper with the shoe's signature Hexalite cushioning. Providing the retro runner's lone contrast is a red, white, and blue motif that covers the entirety of the shoe's interior, as well as its heel and tongue pull tabs. Stay tuned for concrete release info and expect a detailed look at the limited edition collaboration ahead of its release later this year.
Following Wish's editorial published just last month, here Japanese purveyor GRIND asserts its own take on Y-3's exciting Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The eclectic sportswear-based range from Yohji Yamamoto looks especially elegant here under GRIND's curation, which opts to highlight the flowing cloaks and trench coats, slick neoprene bombers, and color-blocked blazers of the collection. The styling here does well to showcase the range in a more folksy, Americana light – perhaps making it more palatable for casual fans of Y-3. Enjoy the latest editorial from GRIND here, and head to Y-3's web shop to check out the current offerings.
Whether its Stuart Weitzman billboards in Flatiron or spot-lit H&M advertisements on Sunset Strip, you'd be hard-pressed to find a nook or cranny unfamiliar with Gisele Bündchen. This popularity, it seems, is by no small consequence. The accomplished Brazilian beauty was handsomely compensated for her work in 2014, earning a cool $47 million in endorsements and thus reigning supreme on Forbes' annual "Highest Paid Models" list. Contracts with Chanel and Carolina Herrera, Pantene and other brands underline Bündchen's bundles, which stand fittingly model height to that of Doutzen Kroes, the runner-up on Forbes' fiscal pageant. Head over to Forbes for the full listing of this year's top models.
In contrast with Bandit9's Nero series – a range of imposing, bullying and aggressive motorbikes – the latest from the Beijing-based workshop represents a more refined take on the roadster. Based on the frame of a Honda Supersport, Bandit9's Bishop features a full custom aluminum unibody powered by an exposed 90cc-125cc engine. Though decidedly minimalistic, it's details like the body paneling – offered in walnut, oak, or teak burl – and the quartz-encased LED brake lights, and slim charcoal grey suede seat that make this cycle so undeniably special. With production limited to just nine models, interested parties should head to the brand site before these Bandit 9 Bishops hit the road.
Here we reprise the "SVDDXNLY" series chronicling the life and times of the inimitable A$AP Rocky. In this episode, Noisey turns a lens to the inner workings of A$AP Worldwide, highlighting the group's original formation at, believe it or not, a Wendy's table. The episode better acquaints us with both A$AP Ferg and A$AP Yams, two formative members and Rocky's best friends. We also take a tour of Rocky's Los Angeles home and peek inside his 'very rare' collection of footwear. In all a great portrait of twenty-somethings on the ascent to stardom, the third episode of "SVDDXNLY" is not to be missed. Enjoy it above.
Ever get lost in the woods or at a music festival and have a hard time finding your tent? Poler feels your pain and has you covered with its cosmically colorful "RANBRO" collection. Highlighted by its can't-miss psychedelic motif, the range includes editions of the brand's sleeping bag/jacket hybrid NAPSACK, ONE MAN TENT, and TWO MAN TENT. The new arrivals are now available online with prices starting at $99.95 USD.
Having already reinforced its skate team with a slew of productive, young talent over the course of the year, Converse's CONS division taps a skate photography icon to usher in its latest, greatest footwear offering. The brand recruited Fred Mortagne – known in many circles as French Fred – to shoot its rugged high-top Weapon silhouette in the equitably untamed urban landscape of Lisbon, Portugal. CONS' threw ambassadors Jerome Campbell, Javier Mendizabal, and Remy Taviera into the Portuguese capital to shred the city's rustic spots, excavating its abandoned gems alongside artists Ilk, AKA Corleone and Sam Taylor. Peep photos from the trip above, a neat video below, and look for the CONS Weapon to officially release on Friday, August 22.
The team behind Obscura presents the fourth volume of its automotive journal, Blackbird. Entitled "Mastercraft," volume 4 highlights the Ferrari 500 Mondial--from its revival by master restoration specialist Andy Greene to its reunion with the famed Mille Miglia--and features a special focus on artists and craftsman as it includes pieces on French artist Yan Denes, famed BMW interior design project leader Jochen Paesen, late legendary racing photographer Louis Klemantaski, Ferrari’s 458 Speciale, and McLaren’s 650S. The latest edition of Blackbird is now available online alongside volume 16 of Obscura.
Converse remasters its classic Weapon, dropping a contemporary reimagining of the '80s high-top for Fall 2014. The latest edition to the brand's CONS collection, the new Weapon features a lighter last and a slimmer midsole for both style and functionality and incorporates additional updates like an internal Y-Bar with memory foam for enhanced cushion and fit, a plush marbled EVA sockliner, and additional perforations for breathability throughout. Finished with modernized Chevron Star branding, the new and improved Weapon will be available from Converse retailers beginning August 21 for $85 USD.
As a member of the innovation team that brought one of Cole Haan's most successful collections to date – the LunarGrand – Salehe Bembury's expertise in the field of footwear design cannot be understated. Having honed his skills while working at brands like ONLY NY, United Nude, Damon Dash, and Birkenstock, in addition to starting his own streetwear label Duane NYC, Bembury was recently appointed Director of Footwear for Brooklyn-born label GREATS. Bembury's diverse portfolio is reflected by his exquisite taste that blends traditional and modern styling in a slew of street-ready renditions. "I think a lot of people see tradition as something that can’t change. However, I see it as the foundation for innovation" said Bembury in our previous conversation with him. For his contribution to our Pen & Paper series, he presented sketches of some of his proudest projects including the Cole Haan LunarGrand and GREATS' "The Wilson." Enjoy Bembury's Pen & Paper here and head to his webpage for more on the New York designer.
To accompany the release of Blackbird's latest issue, here ObscuraVision turns its sharp-eyed lens to a master model maker for a new visual gem. Phillip Mitchell, who currently stands as Model Engineer for Amalgam Fine Model Cars, creates beautiful and meticulously detailed miniatures of the world's finest vintage sports cars. Director Frank Liew tells Mitchell's story as it connects to the freedom of driving and creating one's own lane. Like many other success stories, Mitchell confesses that his profession stood out as the obvious choice – even when others pursued more 'practical' endeavors. A brief, yet inspiring piece, enjoy "Model Citizen" above and head here to peruse the rest of Blackbird Vol. 4.
Fresh off the release of Days Before Rodeo, Travi$ Scott presents the official visuals for the track "Don't Play." Featuring Big Sean and Manchester indie rock outfit The 1975, the track's video finds Scott in a desolate midwestern town and even features a cameo by Big Sean himself. Head on over to SoundCloud to download Days Before Rodeo, free of charge, in its entirety and stay tuned for news regarding Scott's forthcoming LP, Rodeo.
While everyone eagerly awaits the latest official release from Kanye West--whether it be a CDQ version of the Billboard-topping single "All Day" or a possible collaboration with Paul McCartney--The Huffington Post has shed at least a little light on what fans can expect from Yeezus. In reaching out to West's reps for comment on the potential McCartney collab, the online news aggregator confirmed that West is indeed hard at work on new material, including a track not-so-subtly entitled "Piss On Your Grave." 'Ye's team did, however, decline to comment on whether or not the artist was working alongside the iconic Beatle.
After teaming up with neo-soul outfit The Internet earlier this summer, HYPETRAK has tapped London-based duo Snakehips for its latest mix. Dubbed "Coming To America," the mix coincides with their upcoming U.S. tour with Stwo and features an eclectic collection of tracks to prep fans for their trip across the pond. Check out the full tracklist below, as well as thoughts from both James Carter and Oliver Lee regarding the mix.
What inspired this mix?
These are tunes that we're digging at the moment, old and new. We like to switch up the tempos a bit and show all the different kind of stuff that we listen to. There's also a few unreleased bits in there from us and some new tunes from Karma Kid and Pomo.
What is featured on your personal playlist these days?
Lots of stuff. We are loving all of the stuff GoldLink's putting out. The new Vic Mensa track is crazy. I just downloaded a load of Keats Collective mixtapes which are really cool. James really likes Celine Dion.
What can we expect from Hoffman West in the near future?
We're working on a load of new tunes at the moment. We'll be putting out more tracks before the end of the year and we have a couple of new remixes dropping very soon
HYPETRAK Mix: Snakehips - Coming To America (Tracklist)
Raury - Cigarette Song (Snakehips Remix)
Karma Kid - Saffron
Goldlink - Bedtime Story
Wasted Nights - Hold Tight
Maxwell - Ascension (aywy & Sh?m Edit)
Pomo - Start Again
Elaquent - Breakofdawn
Lloyd - Get It Shawty (LAKIM's Back It Up Bootleg)
Ginuwine - Pony (heRobust Remix)
Schoolboy Q - Collard Greens (Jeftuz Remix)
Nina Sky - Stoners
Cosmo's Midnight - The Dofflin (Wave Racer Remix)
Alizzz x Gucci Mane (Masuka Blend)
Snakehips - After I Met U
Slum Village - What It's All About
Daz Dillinger - What's Your Pleasure (ft. Snoop Dogg)
Tupac - I Get Around
Goldlink - Sober Thoughts
Falcons - Cell
Aaliyah - Try Again
Dinosaurus Rex - Hubert Eaves III
Xzibit - What A Mess
Snakehips - Days With You (Edit)
Lion Babe - Treat Me Like Fire (Snakehips Remix)