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‘Lion Heart’ Nike LeBron 12 (Red/White)

Sneaker Files - Mon, 2014-07-28 22:29

Expect the LeBron 12 to start releasing right before the NBA Season and another pair to add to the list is known as Lion Heart.

The Lion Heart Nike LeBron 12 features a simple red and white colorway, with red being placed on the mesh uppers and white making its way on the posite material. Small hints of crimson outlines the Swoosh and is also seen next to the LBJ logo.

Rumor has it the Lion Heart LeBron 12 will release on October 31st 2012 with a retail price of $200.

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1-2-1 w/jeffstaple featuring Common

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 21:50

The latest edition of 1-2-1 w/ jeffstaple resurrects a long-dormant creative collaboration between two greats, with jeffstaple interviewing the one and only Common. With his Nobody's Smiling LP fresh on the shelves, the Chicago native sits down with the designer for a stroll down memory lane. Common fondly recalls his surprise at the success of his breakthrough single "I Used to Love H.E.R.," then giving firsthand accounts of his thought process in select highlights of his extensive discography. Enjoy the latest episode of 1-2-1 above.

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A First Look at the SOPHNET. x Converse Japan 2014 Fall/Winter Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Zip-Up

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 20:38

Coming soon from SOPHNET. is the Japanese staple's latest collaboration with Converse. The seasonal drop once again makes use of the timeless Chuck Taylor All Star, adding zippers to the high-top along with an all-over camouflage motif. Look for the Fall/Winter 2014 SOPHNET. x Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Zip-Up to drop at SOPH. dealers in the near future for ¥15,000 JPY (approximately $147 USD).

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BLESS M Special Extension Cord

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 20:37

If you've run out of spots to hide all of the extension cords that connect your various electronics at home, you may as well pick up something eye-catching. Enter BLESS with its M Special Extension Cord. With a surge protector and six separate plugs, the power strip is marked by what looks like a mess of exposed, tightly wound multicolored wires (they're actually made of leather) so you can channel your inner Morpheus and make your set-up look like the interior of the Nebuchadnezzar. The BLESS cord is now available from JUST LIKE HONEYEE.

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Nike Air Trainer Huarache OG

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 20:27

Celebrating 20 plus years at the forefront of athletic performance and street style, Nike Sportswear plans to rerelease the Air Trainer Huarache OG. Succeeding the basketball specific Air Flight Huarache, Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar chose to bring their “less is more” design philosophy to the realm of cross-training with a similar exoskeleton-innersleeve combination, with one addition however. Understanding the need for superior lockdown during resistance training and aerobic exercises, a mesh strap was added to the relatively minimal leather-neoprene upper. Featuring a white base with subtle green and purple accents throughout, the Nike Air Trainer Huarache OG will be available at select retailers starting September 26.

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Qudos by Knog: A Prim and Powerful GoPro Light: Open up a new world of possibilities for nighttime shooting

Cool Hunting - Mon, 2014-07-28 20:20

GoPros have changed the way people shoot and share footage. Whether you're strapping yourself up with weatherproof HD cameras for a powder day, looking for a new angle on a shoot, or just messing around with friends, the applications for the ubiquitous cams...
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Head Porter 2014 Spring/Summer "SAVANNA" Collection

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 19:01

The latest drop from Japanese bag specialist Head Porter for the Spring/Summer 2014 season comes in the form of the label's "SAVANNA" drop. Featuring a backpack and two totes alongside a wallet, card carrier, and iPhone case, the collection--which originally dropped back in 2007 and is now making its return for the first time--is marked by an all-over leopard-spotted motif. Ranging in price from ¥3,800 JPY (approximately $37 USD) to ¥17,000 JPY (approximately $167 USD), Head Porter's "SAVANNA" series is now available at the brand's Japanese flagships and online.

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Nike Air Flight Huarache OG

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 18:47

After turning up a few years back with a Free sole unit, Nike's "Fab Five"-popularized Air Flight Huarache is set to make its return this fall in proper OG form. One of the fruits of a 1992 collaboration between Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar, the shoe combines the functionality of South American sandals and the fit of neoprene waterski boots and is a testament to the Swoosh's “less is more” philosophy thanks to its weight-reducing design. Coupling blue and purple neoprene with a white leather exoskeleton and black accents, the original Air Flight Huarache is set to hit NSW retailers and Nike.com come August 8.

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adidas Originals 2014 Fall/Winter ZX Flux 2.0

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 18:32

The very popular adidas Originals ZX Flux trainer has already evolved into its next generation design with the all-new, aptly-named 2.0 silhouette. Although remaining quite similar to its original shape, the ZX Flux 2.0 sees the removal of its supportive heel cage in favor of a lighter build, whilst sporting leather side panels that use negative space to reveal the brand’s signature stripes. Furthermore, adidas Originals chose to continue with the comfortable ZX 8000 tooling to complement its simplistic aesthetic and mix of materials, such as organic mesh and synthetic nubuck. The ZX Flux 2.0 is slated to hit retailers around the globe this August.

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Inside Leica's Kyoto Store

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 18:31

Iconic camera maker Leica hit the web a few weeks ago to offer a glimpse into the conceptual design behind its Kyoto flagship store located on Hanamikoji street in the Gion district. Occupying a recently renovated 100-year-old, two-story townhouse, this store does an excellent job in merging the brand’s historical identity with traditional Japanese culture through the building’s original structure, such as its wooden beams and pillars. Sharing a similar passion for handmade designs, Leica showcased the painstaking craftsmanship that went into some of the Kyoto store’s fine furnishings. If you’re in the area and have the chance, be sure to check out this inspiring retail experience.

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Aimé Leon Dore + Frank Clegg Travel Pack: A handsome minimalist backpack made of crisp, natural canvas and tumbled leather

Cool Hunting - Mon, 2014-07-28 18:18

July has been a solid month for NYC-based menswear label Aimé Leon Dore. Early on, the brand released their sophomore collection to great admiration, and just this past week they...
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Jaguar Buys Private Vintage Car Collection for $170 Million USD

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 18:06

Longstanding luxury carmaker Jaguar makes headlines today with the purchase of the world’s largest private collection of classic British cars. Curated by one James Hull, a talented dentist with some 50 clinics across the United Kingdom, Jaguar traded an undisclosed amount for a total of 543 cars through its new Special Operations division. Consisting of over 130 classic Jaguars, Hull’s collection includes an MK X owned by the company’s founder Sir William Lyons, Winston Churchill’s Austin, Elton John’s Bentley, racer Mike Hailwood’s E-Type and so much more. Expected to be used to promote its historical influence at special events around the globe, Jaguar confirmed that the collection will remain intact in a new facility at its historical home in Coventry for the foreseeable future. Although the exact sales figure is currently unknown, Hull did mention in a press release, “My primary motivation was not to get the maximum price, but rather to secure the future of the collection in this country with the right custodian.”

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RETROSPECT: Rolex 5513 Matte Dial Submariner

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 17:38

Produced from 1966 to approximately 1984, Rolex's 5513 Matte Dial Submariner with its no-date watchface is well-known to collectors. The nuanced past of the ref. 5513 is host to many interesting anecdotes, whether the various shifts and changes made to the fonts and text, or the fact that the dial eventually switched from meters-first to feet-first, the smallest differences from one 5513 to another could make the difference between a $5,000 watch and a $50,000 watch. As the watch is no longer in production today, archival 5513 editions still provide a helpful reference in respect to today's Submariner iterations. You can read even more on this incredible watch over at HODINKEE.

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Cara Delevingne Stars in Topshop's 2014 Fall/Winter Campaign

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 17:33

British model Cara Delevingne debuted in motherland retailer Topshop's campaign for Fall/Winter 2014. Looking as stunning as ever, the 21-year old beauty donned a versatile variety of looks for the photo set, ranging from slick evening dresses to street-ready jeans and tank tops. The campaign is only the latest in a spree of shoots featuring the charming model, who also appeared for big names such as Chanel and DKNY this year. Enjoy some preliminary photos from the campaign above, and head to Harper's Bazaar to view the full set.

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Nike Air Max 90 “Croc and Snake-Embossed Leather” iD Options Available Now

Nice Kicks - Mon, 2014-07-28 17:27

Add a premium touch to your Nike Air Max 90 iDs with new croc and snake-embossed leather options at Nike.com. Customizers can choose from a wide array of upper styles, including various colors of leather croc and leather snake, to give their NIKEiDs a premium look and unmatched style. You know we had to make a Yeezy-inspired design, pictured below, but you can head over to NIKEiD to create your own personalized pair right now.

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Nike Air Safari Gym Red/Team Red

Nice Kicks - Mon, 2014-07-28 17:15

The timeless Nike Air Safari is dressed in a familiar color combination to create a fiery new style code to wrap up the summer. This makeup takes the minimalist model and dresses it in multiple shades of red with black contrast. A mesh base and suede overlays are set in gym red, while a team red midfoot panel is composed of a textured safari print. Black bottoms the mesh tongue and the full-length midsole, while the “Bred” combination teams up on the outsole. Set your rotation ablaze with this classic today from Titolo.

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mastermind JAPAN "mmj Macau Exclusive" Season 1 Collection

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 16:59

Although it's stated that it will soon stop putting out anymore collections, iconic Japanese streetwear label mastermind JAPAN continues to release exclusive designs. Its latest dispatch takes to the brand's flagship store in Macau for a store-exclusive capsule collection. Upheld by the brand's trademark skull logo and "Don't Give Up Your Dream Until You Die" print motif, the collection consists of a parka, plaid button-up shirt, sweater, and shorts in an option of two colors, black and red. Look for the collection to drop only at mastermind JAPAN's Macau outpost on August 1.

mastermind JAPAN Macau Flagship Store
Avenida Sir Anders Ljungstedt,
Lei Keng Kuok De Hoi Keng Jardim,
Macau

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"The Summer of Slides" Editorial

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-07-28 16:56

The summer brings out rays of sunshine, one too many drinks, casual barbecues and most of all, eclectic footwear. Even a slight increase in temperature gives good reason to find shade and a rush to bust out as many shorts and T-shirts as we can, but what about footwear? To answer this question we look towards what is the earliest form of footwear invented -- the sandal.

For many a millennium, the sandal has been utilized for a multitude of purposes due to its functionality and breathability, not to mention the simplicity in crafting such an item. The sandal has continually developed over the years and gone beyond functionality. The sandal -- especially outside the sporting realm -- has often garnered a lot of negative press among menswear, but we'd argue it isn't entirely warranted.

"The Summer of Slides" showcases how sandals can be appropriate for a a number of situations, as careful consideration towards styling can go a long way. In our feature, we look at a variety of sandals that encompass the majority in the spectrum of fashion, from the high-end likes of KRISVANASSCHE to the more streetwear-appropriate levels of adidas and Supreme.

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CNCPTS x ASICS Gel Lyte V

Nice Kicks - Mon, 2014-07-28 16:50

Concepts has set the ageless ASICS Gel Lyte V ablaze. Boston’s top shop puts their personal spin on the silhouette that draws influence from the coals and ashes of a fire, producing a simmering style code with a hot top. Cement grey suede covers the entire upper and goes with a speckled dark grey midsole and black outsole to represent the ashes, while bright red is seen on on the ankle collar, tongue and laces for a burning exterior. Finishing off the fire, when it gets dark, 3M detailing on the branding and all four included laces keep these kicks crackling. Drop your feedback on this CNCPTS collab in the response box below, and light your collection on fire when these release on August 2nd.

 

 

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Oregon Manifest: INDUSTRY's Solid Bike: The titanium concept design features integrated haptic navigation and an interfacing app for urban cyclists

Cool Hunting - Mon, 2014-07-28 16:40

by Hunter Hess Getting people to ride a bike as a part of an urban lifestyle has been a major challenge for the cycling community. To overcome this reluctance, as well as drive innovative design, the ...
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