Yes, camo has been through some rough times in the past couple of years, over-used, abused, you can understand why some have grown a little tired of its omnipresence. However, let’s not forget, camo is essentially awesome when executed properly and you’ll be in no safer hands than with Buzz Rickson. Here, the B-9 civilian model parka gets all over marine corp spec frogskin in a jacket inspired by the USAAF original. Elevated to another level by the fabric’s traditional herringbone twill weave, this will keep you ridiculously warm thanks to the rayon and down filled lining and snug knitted inner cuffs. Reunite with camo over here.
All-over Camo Done Right With This Buzz Rickson B-9 Parka is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
You heard the word? Lord Yeezus has swapped his Swoosh for the Three Stripes. Kanye West will be working on a footwear and fashion line with adidas, the rumour is it will sit within Yōji Yamamoto’s high fashion facing Y-3 brand, but we really have no idea yet. Kanye revealed the defection from Nike during a radio interview with Angie Martinez on Hot 97, saying he was going to become the ‘Tupac of product’. Some other choice lines included, ‘I’m gonna be bigger than Wal-Mart’, ‘I’m one hundred thousand percent at all times’, and the assertion that his fiance is the one of top ten hottest women ‘of human existence’. Martinez served as a perfect sycophantic sounding board for West’s monologue – has Kanye had Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres, Zane Lowe and Martinez sign some sort of agreement pre-interview along the lines of, ‘Do not disagree with me or challenge me, only compliment me, or I will not go on your show ever again’?
The best line, however, was Kanye’s explanation of why he rejected Nike’s revised offer to go with adidas… ‘I took the adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family,’ he said. ‘In order to protect my daughter I’ve gotta get my money up to another level’. It goes against Kanye’s rant with Zane Lowe, in which he said he was motivated to make dope product first and then reap the monetary rewards, now he’s set personal greed as his starting point. He told Martinez he loves Nike as a brand and the ‘old Kanye’ would have stayed with them for the love of the product, but now he has a daughter he went with adidas because he was offered royalties. It’s a kind of a kick in the face to adidas too, who consistently churn out inventive stuff and have flourishing Originals and Y-3 lines without Kanye. Supporting your family is a noble cause, of course, but when your net worth is 0 million and the average American is valued at under 40K, your perception is whacker than Walmart. Speaking of, is that where the ‘Red October’ Nike Yeezy 2 could end up? It’d be a snarky way for Nike to slap their Judas (Yeezdas?) in the face on his way out the door.
So, where to from here for Kanye? He hasn’t warmed himself to anyone in the last couple of months, other than Kim Kardashian’s mother, so the only way back to a mass love-in is to do what he did with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and create something unquestionably brilliant. Adidas, get this guy in to direct the team to create some goodness quick, he’s a ticking time bomb – Kanye’s collection could blow up or blow you up.
Outside of the sneakerworld though, this shot-for-shot recreation for Kanye’s indigestion remedying ‘Bound 2′ film clip is far bigger news.
To anticipate a week of big sneaker releases which include the Nike Penny V “Lil Penny,” Foot Locker has released the “All Is Right” video, an advertisement that stars some of sport world’s most notable personalities; Mike Tyson, Dennis Rodman, Craig Sager and Brett Favre. The short clip finds the athletes in a world where all is right and makes humorous references to stints in their careers. Hit play after the jump to see Favre acknowledge when enough is enough at a local diner, Tyson give Holyfield his ear back, Rodman fly out one way to North Korea, and Sager burn his flamboyant suit collection. Stay tuned for more from Foot Locker’s Week of Greatness.
For the final installment of Huffer’s ‘Right Place, Wrong Time’ campaign, the New Zealand-based brand present a short film featuring two characters happily lost in a Tokyo city. Highlighting the differences in culture and backdrop, the campaign creates a bizarre yet charismatic feel. Huffer enlisted beat maker Kamandi to handle the film’s music, and he draws from Oriental influences, adventure, and psychedelic portrayals of Japan’s bright nightlife to create a stunning soundtrack. The video stars Huffer’s long time friend, Dave England of Jackass, and kiwi model Lili Sumner.
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Who run da world? Gurlz. A couple of London ladies took their demands for smaller sizing to Nike and were left unsatisfied by the response, so now they’re taking it to the streets and trying to kick off a mini sneaker revolution. Calling themselves Purple Unicorn Planet, the duo are asking like-minded ladies to get involved and help put pressure on Nike to construct smaller sizes of some of their popular men’s editions. They’ve also drawn up a personal wishlist of shoes they want to see on their own lil’ feet; it includes a stack of Lunar Force 1s, a Roshe Run, and a bit of Air Max and Air Safari love. Do you want to see more Nike shoes in women’s sizes 4 to 6.5? You can join the Thunderclap social media trending attempt here.
Ray Allen made one of the clutchiest clutch shots in Finals history wearing a pair of AJ XX8s a couple of days back, so long sock sneak is getting plenty talked about again. Jordan Brand knows how to capitalise on the buzz and have previewed a new colourway that looks like hot summer fun and is said to adorn a swag of references to Spike’s famous summer flick ‘Do The Right Thing’. A slammin’ speckled blue and gold midsole makes way for a glossy blue and white zipper jacket, which features a stack of writing. Did this 28 get Spike Lee’s thumbs up? All of that eccentric upperness conceals a mistletoe green inner bootie that is laced up with Santa suit red laces. This drops on June 29, just four days after Half Christmas. Pics via Jumpman.