The classic Stan gets a citrus twist with the new adidas Stan Smith “Lemon” release. Swapping leather for canvas on the upper, this pair pops with lemon embroidery. Yellow tagging remains in theme, with an off-white sole providing vintage appeal and aesthetic durability. Get a video view of the adidas Stan Smith “Lemon” in the Live Look clip above, with these kicks available now at shopnicekicks.com.
Drenched in tennis history, the adidas Stan Smith is still enjoying a momentous retro run. Aside from original colorways being re-released, the timeless silhouette also finds itself dabbling in the skate world by way of the vulcanized offerings from adidas Skateboarding. Having shed some weight, this latest take on the slimmed down version finds itself covered mostly in mid cinder with red accents and an off-white vulc sole. Take in a few more looks below and head over to retailers like Concepts to cop.
Since the 1920s, Berluti and sport have been natural partners as the Parisian label has produced bespoke sporting footwear for everything from skiing and golf to polo and cycling. Now the story continues in 2014 as Berluti celebrates its heritage - and the likes of its 1950s designs for Tour de France director Jacques Godet - with a collaborative bicycle produced alongside France's Cycles Victoire. Combining cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship, the Clermont-Ferrand-based brand's design is entirely handmade in France and draws inspiration from the delivery bikes of the early 1900s with a made-to-measure carrier, fillet-brazed frame, wooden rims, and lightweight aluminum construction throughout the handlebars, chain set, and seat post. Complementing the meticulously crafted bike are a bevy of beautiful Berluti leather accessories: a bike frame bag, handlebar bag, and bike toe-clip straps have all been produced alongside a special pair of Vitello Amazon leather cycling shoes in "Tobacco Bis" and "Nero Blu" colorways. The entire range will be available beginning this May via special order at Berluti's Paris, New York, London, and Tokyo boutiques.
Takeshi Ito Ichiro's soe label seems to mature with every season, here presenting a casual, easygoing collection for Fall/Winter 2014. Drawing direct inspiration from American high school life, the collection is comprised of athletic- and academic-style pieces, taking subtle cues – stripes, baggier cuts, and graphics – from yesteryear's closet. Hinted by Ichiro as the "new school uniform," the collection sticks to a largely neutral color palette, executing hoodies, trench coats, turtlenecks, and trousers in combinations of grey, black and white. Look for this release from soe to drop at retailers in the coming months.
After previewing the shoe just last week, here we are finally treated to the full scope of Extra Butter's new collaboration with Saucony. Harkening to the American brand's deep roots in the U.S. footwear canon – which saw them recruited by President John F. Kennedy to develop NASA's space boots – Extra Butter sought to pick up where Saucony left off in the 1960's. With that, here we find the Grid 9000 silhouette outfitted with nylon and premium suede at the upper, making a nod to the Advanced Crew Exploration Suits (hence, "ACES") at the upper. NASA-inspired patches and reflective 3M hits around the side stripe and collar cleverly help accentuate the motif. One of more thoughtful collaborations in recent memory, look for these to drop for $130 USD at Extra Butter locations beginning April 24. Head here for release day information.
Commissioned by century-old Japanese distillery and beverage company Suntory, creative agency TBWA\Hakuhodo launches a unique campaign that uses a subtractive process of 3D modeling to produce small ice sculptures to accompany your glass of whiskey. In using a solid block of frozen spring water, the brand was able to create artistic renderings of the Statue of Liberty, a guitar, an astronaut, the statue of David and more. Whether or not you prefer your glass of bourbon neat or on the rocks, you do have to admit that this would be a dope addition to your local watering hole. More from the “3D on the Rocks” campaign can be seen here.
Dropping this spring alongside the navy and burgundy editions of the brand new Campus 80s Primeknit is an "Iron" colorway of the silhouette from adidas Originals. Taking the classic Campus 80s silhouette and updating it with contemporary Primeknit construction, the lightweight release features a clean grey upper, matching laces, and contrasting white accents throughout. Look for the silhouette to make its debut this Saturday, April 26 at spots like Switzerland's Titolo in limited quantities.
While the company's first cameraLytro's brand new Illum infinitely expands on its initial promise. Combining complex software with a groundbreaking image sensor, Lytro's 2011 offering captured the color, intensity, and direction of millions of rays of light - ultimately allowing the user to refocus an image post-shot and even garner a three-dimensional image from a single photograph. Since its introduction, the technology has been mimicked - to varying degrees of success - by a number of apps and smartphones. Thus, the new Illum greatly improves upon Lytro's first camera while also outpacing the likes of the LG G Pro 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 - by applying the technology to the lens of the camera itself.
Reminiscent of a professional DSLR, the Illum features a zoom range of 30 to 250 mm in conjunction with a wide f/2 aperture - all done using just 13 pieces of glass and weighing in at only 1.5 lbs. This is due to the fact that the camera's massive 40 Megaray light ray sensor can figure out the direction of the light while a more conventional design - weighing closer to eight pounds - would need additional glass construction in the lens to work at correcting aberrations in light when taking a photograph.
In addition to its state-of-the-art lens, the Illum comes powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 processor and features a high-definition touch screen along with built-in WiFi, USB 3.0 connectivity, an SD card slot, and a hot shoe for flash attachment. The Illum goes on sale July 15 for $1,599 USD, but can be pre-ordered online now for a special introductory price of $1,499 USD.
Reprising its relationship with multidisciplinary Japanese label Bounty Hunter, compatriot brand Cav Empt (C.E., in some circles) introduces a new rendition of its "C.E.B.H." T-shirt. This rendition picks up where the last release left off, reiterating horror- and occult-inspired aesthetics courtesy of new illustrations from Viral Graphics. The shirt finds the initials of both brands at the top of the graphic, which depicts a demon-like character in the midst of preying on a woman. The shirt will be available beginning on April 25 at C.E.'s online store, with delivery at Bounty Hunter's retail locations following the next day.
Longtime purveyor of furniture innovations from Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra reimagines the iconic Eames Aluminum Group of chairs with a collection of contemporary color offerings. Originally commissioned as an outdoor chair, this range has been a staple among office furniture for decades mixing both comfort and elegance. Now various models from the Aluminum Group can be purchased in a bevy of new colors from mint to cognac, all in a durable hopsack material. Check out the full collection here.
First released back in the spring of 2013, Nike Sportswear's Solarsoft Rache Woven returns this season with a brand new non-woven build. Seen here in Photo Blue/White-Black colorway, the new Rache retains the plush Solarsoft sole unit, this time coupling the foam cushioning with a breathable upper of mesh and synthetics. Complete with midfoot cutouts and a heel panel pulled straight from the Air Woven, the warm weather sandal-like sneaker is now available from Berlin's Overkill for apprixmately $83 USD.
After a bevy of details surfaced back in March regarding the upcoming release, LG's Google-powered G Watch has been officially unveiled. Powered by Google's new Android Wear operating system, the smartwatch will boast a screen that never sleeps, water- and dust-resistance, and two different colorways - "Stealth Black" and "Champagne Gold." While additional details remain unknown, it was previously reported that the design would feature a 1.65 inch IPS LCD display with 280 x 280 pixel resolution, as well as 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Stay tuned for concrete release details regarding the G Watch as it is expected to be available later this summer.
Oregon's Danner expands its Portland-made Stumptown collection with a brand new range of footwear for Spring/Summer 2014. Tailored for warmer weather, the seasonal releases include the all-new Mt. Tabor - boasting a classic oxford pattern, 2.5" height, and Vibram 232 mini-lug outsoles - alongside an expansion of the Tramline and Forest Heights boot families. Throughout the silhouettes are details like waxed cotton, suede, and Horween leather construction; 270-degree stitching; leather lining and more. The entirety of Danner's latest Stumptown release is now available via the brand's online store.
Just in time to commemorate Earth Day, Apple delivers its “Better” commercial narrated by CEO Tim Cook. Constantly striving to create products that are the best in every way possible, Apple shares this same passion in limiting its carbon footprint, because a product cannot truly be better than its predecessor if it doesn’t consider its impact on the environment. Shot on location at certain Apple facilities, the above video provides a look into the brand’s minimal packaging, use of greener materials and elaborate data centers powered entirely by expansive solar panels. “While we’re proud of the progress we’ve made, we know we can still do better. It won’t all happen overnight. But we can work to get better every day.” For more on Apple’s commitment to being “better,” check out Apple.com/environment.
There's nothing like a good hat as warmer weather comes around and this season, Hall of Fame has you covered with its latest Spring/Summer 2014 styles. Drawing from the bold, graphic-driven style and pro sports influences that have become its signature, the California-based streetwear label presents designs like the all-over print Sublimation Bucket Hat, Champion Rubber Snapback and A#1 Snapback, all of which are ideal for topping off a variety of casual looks this season. Hall of Fame's Spring/Summer 2014 hats are available now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
There's no better time for Ice Cream than the warmer season and for Spring/Summer 2014, the Pharrell-headed brand returns with its latest drop of street-ready garments and accessories. Comprised of familiar staples like graphic tees and tops, Ice Cream's new range includes standouts like a printed football-style mesh jersey, the Ring of Fire and Running Tiger T-shirts and the Circus tee, all of which are great seasonal pick-ups for fans of the label and newcomers alike. Ice Cream's Spring/Summer 2014 T-shirts are available now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
Established just two years ago, Combatant Gents (alternatively: Combat Gents) has been rousing interests with its slick, yet reasonably-priced suiting options. Having risen to popularity as an option for those interested in buying suits for less than $200, the brand also offers tuxedo, sweater, and shirting options for its consumers – doing away with excess patterning and prints to deliver essential formal wear. For all its value and versatility, the brand was recently highlighted by Dapper Lou, who shot the brand's classic grey wool suit in Harlem, New York. Offering handsome options for the variety of events summer has in store, enjoy the editorial above.