New Balance x Hanon x Ventile – M670

By - September 6th, 2008

New Balance x Hanon x Ventile    M670

After several sneak peeks and preview, the much anticipated http://hanon-shop.com/xnews.php?newsid=84″ target=”_blank”>hanon fly club – 670 squadron, a collaboration between http://newbalance.com” target=”_blank”>New Balance and Aberdeen’s http://hanon-shop.com” target=”_blank”>hanon shop has finally launch. Both versions, the M670GKY Tornado and M670BRY Spitfire, are now available on hanon’s online store.  Based on the concept of past and present http://raf.mod.uk” target=”_blank”>Royal Air Force (http://raf.mod.uk” target=”_blank”>RAF) fighter aircraft.  Each was manufactured at the New Balance facility at Flimby.  Hanon’s Edward Toft and crew incorporated all that is avia:tor related, including the composition – a specially treated cotton fabric.  Manufactured by British-based company http://ventile.co.uk/” target=”_blank”>Ventile, the fabric is 100% cotton, yet weather resistant.  A favorite among pilots during World War 2, its usage on flight suits predated its synthetic counterparts by decades.  Attentions were paid to gave the collection a “worn look”, from yellowed EVA mid sole to retro laces.  On portions that were not covered by the Ventile fabric, the collaborators found http://wolverineworldwide.com” target=”_blank”>Wolverine Leathers of US to provide double dyed suede with http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Scotchgard/Home/” target=”_blank”>3M Scotchguard coating.

Only 150 units were produced in each style, available exclusively at hanon shop.   For those who wants to know more about this collection, check out the latest feature/interview with hanon’s Edward Toft  on http://highsnobiety.com/features/hanon_shop/index.htm” target=”_blank”>High Snobiety.

http://hanon-shop.com” target=”_blank”>> hanon shop

http://newbalance.com” target=”_blank”>> New Balance

http://ventile.co.uk/” target=”_blank”>> Ventile

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New Balance x Hanon x Ventile    M670

New Balance x Hanon x Ventile    M670

New Balance x Hanon x Ventile    M670

New Balance x Hanon x Ventile    M670

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