Articles by: John Kim

Nike Kobe X “Vino”

In his 19-year career, Kobe Bryant has amassed five championship rings while cultivating a reputation for laser focus and a tireless work ethic. While the Mamba never ceases to work on his individual game, he also recognizes the importance of team chemistry. Consequently, Bryant is known to …

“Loisaidas” Episode 1 | Video

A new film executive produced by Dame Dash and Kanye West, Loisaidas is a gritty crime thriller set in New York City, featuring a cast of notables from the world of hip hop: Smoke DZA, Murda Mook, The Lox, Dame Dash himself, and plenty others. Loisaidas will be releasing in an …

Oi Polloi x Nudie Jeans Grim Tim “Dry Rainbow”

Manchester-based retailer Oi Polloi has teamed up with Nudie Jeans for a special-edition Grim Tim. Dubbed “Dry Rainbow,” the Italian made jeans are built with with 100% organic ring-spun selvedge denim, weighing in at 14oz and sourced from Japan. Each individually numbered pair has back pocket embroidery and interior selvedge stripes …

Nike Golf “Why Change?” | Video

Nike Golf has debuted a new promotional spot featuring an all-star lineup of Nike athletes. The ad places the focus on the new Nike Vapor drivers, and the resistance put up by a quintet of high-profile golfers — including Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie, Charles Barkley and …

New Balance M998CBL “Connoisseur Guitar”

For Spring/Summer 2015, New Balance keeps its “Connoisseur” series going for the brand’s retro Made in U.S.A. silhouettes. The latest incarnation of the line focuses on the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, with this M998CBL “Connoisseur Guitar” using a premium build inspired by the namesake six-string instrument. Featuring …

MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo

MINI has cooked up a Clubman concept for Gran Turismo 6, meant to evoke the “image of a go-kart on the road.” Of course the 395-hp engine packs a bit more punch than a typical go-kart, enabling a 0 to 100km/h sprint time of just 3.5 seconds. A sequential 6-speed …

Vans Spring 2015 Distressed Plaid Classics

Vans relives the grunge era of the ’90s with a new collection of classic flootwear silhouettes. Dressed in treated plaid materials are the Old Skool, Sk8-Hi Reissue and Era 59, the latter two models presented in a duo of contrasting colorways: one in red/navy, the other in black. …

The Commercials That Inspired the Air Jordan 7 “Sweater”

No one will call Michael Jordan a style icon, but His Airness was capable of some measure of sartorial flair, especially within the context of the 1990s, when bright colors and loud patterns were fully de rigueur. Case in point, this early ’90s ad campaign for McDonald’s, …

KITH West Coast Project Lookbook

Like the “Atlantic” and “Pacific” editions of Ronnie Fieg’s ASICS Gel Sight collaboration, KITH’s accompanying West Coast Project of apparel and accessories similarly pays homage to both New York City and Los Angeles. The “Atlantic” side features a dark blue color palette to reflect the grittiness of …