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 hanon fly club – 670 squadron, a collaboration between New Balance and Aberdeen’s 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 Royal Air Force (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 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 Wolverine Leathers of US to provide double dyed suede with 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 High Snobiety.

> hanon shop

> New Balance

> Ventile

More images after the jump…

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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