Articles by: John


Stampd “Golden Era” Caps

Stampd pays tribute to the “Golden Era” of hip hop on both the East and West Coast with a duo of snapback caps. Each five-panel model is built with black twill and features raised “NY” or “LA” old English embroidery in contrast white. The side panels of … READ MORE


Ghostface Killah – “Love Don’t Live Here No More”

Ghostface Killah is set to have a busy December: not only is the long-awaited Wu-Tang Clan album A Better Tomorrow finally set to drop, but Ghostface will also release his new solo album, 36 Seasons. The followup to 2013’s 12 Reasons To Die, the LP is a concept album in which Ghostface is cast … READ MORE


BAIT x Brooks Chariot “Centennial” | Release Info

Yesterday SoCal sneaker boutique BAIT teased a new collaboration with Brooks in celebration of a new Seattle location, and today sees the official unveiling of the Brooks Chariot “Centennial,” named for the 100 years that Brooks has been in business. The low-profile silhouette uses a high-grade leather and … READ MORE


Vans x Sublime Sk8-Hi

It’s difficult to believe it’s been over two decades since Long Beach’s Sublime released their pivotal album 40oz. to Freedom, a genre-defying sonic pastiche that would solidify the band’s regional popularity while setting the stage for national recognition, though the upward trajectory would be tragically cut short. Vans … READ MORE


#Heineken100 x RTH Ponchirt

October saw the 2014 #Heineken100 program kick off with a city tote from Parabellum, and this month’s followup takes the form of a special-edition Ponchirt from RTH. Designed in partnership with #Heineken100 Creative Director and Union Los Angeles owner Chris Gibbs, the pullover is a cold-weather version of the … READ MORE


HUF x Thrasher – “Stoops Asia Tour” Collaboration

This past fall the HUF team joined up with Thrasher to embark on the “Stoops Asia Tour,” featuring stops in Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Bangkok and Guam. The accompanying collection of apparel, accessories and gear is now available. The goods, each featuring conspicuous HUF and Thrasher branding, take … READ MORE


Nike Air Force 1 Low CMFT “Kyrie Irving”

Nike has bestowed a duo of Nike Air Force 1 Low CMFT to Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. Both pairs showcase a leather build and a feature we haven’t seen on an AF1 in some time, namely the clear paneling at the toe and quarter panel. In … READ MORE


Nike Blazer Mid SP “Tonal Suede” Pack

From the less-is-more school comes this trio of upcoming Nike Blazer Mid SPs, each using premium materials in the execution of an appealing, back-to-basics design. All three employ a tonal suede upper — dressed in navy, black or red finishes — complemented with a tonal leather Swoosh … READ MORE


Mercedes-Benz x Garrett McNamara Cork Surfboard

The technical know-how of Mercedes-Benz took to the water to produce a new surfboard for Garrett McNamara, the American professional big wave surfer and current world record holder for the biggest wave ever surfed. Made in partnership with Polen Surfboards of Portugal, the board is entirely made of cork, … READ MORE


Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones

While wireless headphones aren’t exactly a groundbreaking development, a wireless version of Beats‘ Solo2 cans is noteworthy news, especially with the peak holiday shopping season looming in the coming weeks. Able to pair with one’s Bluetooth device within a 30′ range, the headphones allow for hands-free calls … READ MORE


Poler x Nike SB Trainerendor

We’ve already seen Poler and Nike SB collaborations in the form of a Dunk High OMS and Blazer, and the partnership has yielded a third model, the Nike SB Trainerendor. Similar to the previous examples, this latest shoe is dressed in unassuming earth tones, accented here with … READ MORE