One of the original labels that kick started hipster cool into the spotlight, Band of Outsiders, had been collaborating with heritage purveyor of summer languish, Sperry Top-Sider. Last season, the duo transformed the dock-side summer staple into winter-ready numbers with wool and leather. This season, the collaborations take the deck-shoes back to their summer roots with fresh colors in a variety of materials fit for the warmer weather. Thus far, the releases come in two models, the laced deck-shoes and penny loafers. The deck-shoes are crafted from a mix of suede and washed out rough nylon with a light canvas lining. One of the stand out colorways for the summer is crafted from an all-over light-blue striped rough canvas upper with white leather laces and canvas lining.
In the other part of the drop, penny loafers are reconstructed in an all suede upper with canvas lining, and the iconic Sperry Deck soles are dressed in colored stacks with production information printed in white on the tongue, championing a nonchalant deconstructed look.
The Spring/Summer 2010 collaborative collection is now available online at Tres Bien Shop, so check them out and look forward to the warmer days to come.