Herschel Supply Co. & New Balance have teamed up for a collection consisting of both bags and shoes. We’ve got looks at the trainers first, which showcase some welcomed detailings to New Balance’s iconic 420 running shoe and H710 hiking boot. Look for Herschel’s signature lining to be found on the inside of each shoe as well as custom branding on the tongues and insole. Look for the goods to hit select retailers in the weeks ahead.
We first covered Android Homme a short-while back when we had the opportunity to meet the founder and designer of the LA-based brand, Javier Laval. When you can see the passion and confidence in a person’s eyes, you’re automatically drawn to the them and that’s what happened with Javier. Now, with the release of the brand’s Made in Italy collection, he’s really got our attention. “I wanted to offer our customers the joy of owning a beautifully designed, authentic product from Italy for under $300,” said Laval. The lineup features a few different styles in both high-top and low-top variations. The pieces are everything you’d expect when each pair is hand made by a small family of cobblers on the Adriatic coast of Italy. The use of hand treated leathers, vegetable tanned leathers, 3M pull tabs, laser etched eyerows, and incomparable comfort is what sets this collection apart.
Shop the Made in Italy Collection exclusively through Android Homme.
Here we have a look at some of the product in Mr. Bathing Ape’s S/S 2013 collection. The collection’s matured quite a bit over the last few seasons, with new segments being added in. This spring, expect suiting alongside footwear and formal accessories such as neckties and bowties. There’s a sophisticated middle ground as well filled with crewneck sweatshirts and polos.
From visvim comes a boot from their current F/W 2012 collection. The ARMIGER-FOLK is a moccasin-style toe work boot with a slimmed fast. As usual, the Vibram outsole works well against the Horween-sourced vegetable tanned leather upper. The iconic TPU insert along the heel is now a signature of visvim footwear. The ARMIGER-FOLK is a visvim flagship *F.I.L. exclusive and should be available now if you’re able to get your hands on it.
After 30 years of influencing the masses, the Nike Air Force 1 looks forward to what will become of the iconic sneaker when further infused with Nike’s innovation and technology. The Family of Force consists of a hand-full of members, each recognizing the heritage that has made the Nike Air Force 1 a coveted classic, but also celebrates its own unique, innovation-driven look and character. Bound by three core design principles—lightweight, breathability and comfort, achieved through the integration of Nike’s Hyperfuse construction and Lunarlon cushioning in some cases—these new relations represent the future of the Nike Air Force 1, joining the thousands of iterations that have elevated the sneaker to collector status. Meet the family’s newest members, all of whom will have a hand in continuing the Force’s continued dominance and influence.
Nike Sportswear is known to blend classic Nike styling with modern function and detail and the Free Woven NRG’s show the brand delivering a damn-near perfect pair of sneakers. The shell features a mix of leather and synthetic materials to a create a more texture and dynamic silhouette. The 3.0 take much inspiration from past Free Woven NRG, but this time aroung, NSW’s added a Free outsole. These will be available at JUICE in Hong Kong on November 1 for $1,439 HKD (approximately $185 USD). (via hypebeast)
The folks at Haerfest are continuing their “Alpha Experiment” series with the release of their first ever all leather sneakers. From the founders, they felt it was trainers were a natural progression as they looked to expand their offerings while staying true to the Haerfest brand. These beauties come in two colorways, Ivory w/ Off-White Cowhide and Matte black w/ Black Marble Cowhide. “Making this design transition, we wanted to also translate our underlying aesthetic of ‘familiar yet unexpected’ to our first style of trainers. With the foundation of a reduced silhouette, we added our signature ring and stud detail on the pull tab.”
Pre-orders for these being taken now through October 14th through Haerfest with delivery happening next month.
Union LA has taken their first delivery of footwear for the Fall 2012 season and, as you can see, they’re starting things off right. They’ve taken stock of a few high-in-demand Visvim pieces including the Grizzly Mid FOLK, Yucca Moc Mid, and FBT Shaman. Check out the styled looks below and head on over to Union LA to shop the offerings. Important to note: Visvim products are not available for purchase online. You have to call it in.
Por Vocacao has just taken stock of their largest ever drop from Buttero and it’s one worth checking out. Atop the list of products are two styles of their classic suede sneakers reworked for A/W ’12. Available in both a hi-top and low-top silhouette, the latest sneakers present the same quality construction the Italian brand is historically known for, with vegetable tanned leather (suede) uppers mounted on smooth style rubber soles and featured alongside contrast toe caps and other nifty details. For this AW12, however, Buttero have scuffed the soles a bit, giving the new sneakers a slightly broken-in look.
Shop the Buttero offerings through Por Vocacao.
Lanvin’s known to make some fine womenswear, the Parisian fashion house has crafted exceptional attire for the menswear spectrum as well. They continue to deliver well-thought-out pieces made from the finest materials. The Torsade cap-toe dress shoe is no exception to this as it features different shades of navy leather throughout the shell while being complimented by a black heel and tone on tone stitching. The lace-ups are made in Italy and are available now through SSENSE.