Nike Sportswear x Tomokazu Matsuyama (MATZU) – Tekapo Slide Premium & Hood Coat | Available Now

By - May 18th, 2010

Trimmed of excess and streamlined down to the two pillars of good design– functionality and pleasing presentation, Nike Sportswear’s latest collaboration with Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama a.k.a Matzu is proof that NSW apparel is the sartorial equivalent of Nike Tier 0 footwear. As previously reported, the collaboration collection released thus far consists of two items, a summer-ready Tier 0 Tekapo Slide Premium fashioned from premium leather straps with leather etched Swoosh and Matzu’s specially designed motif, and a hooded Pinnacle trench coat that is resistant to every unpleasant weather element ranging from wind to rain to excess trapped heat.

These items were previously released at select accounts including Korea’s Kasina and Berlin’s Firmament, but the collection is now available at New York’s 21 Mercer, and is now up for grabs for those who do demand quality alongside design, and would like to look like a stealthy ninja (if Jason Bourne was a ninja), on an espionage mission.