Vans Skate x Pyramid Country – Half Cab Pro (9.23.17)

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Words via Vans:
“Vans Pro Skate presents a special, limited-release glow-in-the-dark Half Cab Pro inspired by Arizona-based skateboarding collective, Pyramid Country. Spawned from the psychedelic Sonoran Desert in the summer of 2012 by a group of working class outcasts, Pyramid Country’s creative skate video direction is a true extension of the brand’s persona and unique desert surroundings.

Paying homage to the vibrant glow that is the Arizona skateboarding scene, the new Vans Pro Skate Half Cab Pro by Pyramid Country highlights a rich crepe gum foxing and outsole that entirely glows in the dark. The Half Cab Pro is equipped with Vans’ proven UltraCush HD sockliners for superior cushioning and boardfeel, Duracap reinforced uppers for enhanced durability, and Vans’ original waffle sole for the most reliable grip in the industry. As a fitting ode to the iconic skate shoe, the Half Cab model also celebrates its 25 year on shelves this fall.”

Available at select Vans Pro Skate retailers worldwide this Saturday, September 23, the new Vans Half Cab Pro by Pyramid Country features:

Pig suede, Leather and mesh upper materials
Custom embossed Pyramid Country tetrahedron detail
Vans Ultracush HD footbeds w/ custom Pyramid Country artwork

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Vault by Vans x Aries – OG Sk8-Hi LX & OG Slip-On LX (Available Now!)

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Words via Hypebeast:

“Vault by Vans linked up with London-based label Aries — the brainchild of Palace-affiliate Fergus Purcell and Sofia Pantera — on a colorful graphic capsule. Taking on the classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi silhouettes, every sneaker in the pack features a cartoon tiger motif that has previously appeared on patches and tees from the brand.

While the Sk8-Hi silhouette is available in either all black with a yellow side stripe or a monochromatic black and white version, the Slip-Ons are far more colorful. The sneaker comes in either a red upper with black trim or white upper with a red trim — both of which feature a green heel patch. All of the sneakers in the capsule feature the words “ARIES ARISE” around the midsole.”

The sneakers are available now, exclusively from the Aries web store, with the Slip-On’s priced at £100 GBP (approx. $135 USD) and the Sk8-Hi’s priced at £130 GBP (approx. $175 USD).

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Vault by Vans x Opening Ceremony – Paisley OG Authentic LX (Available Now!)

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Opening Ceremony’s latest Vault by Vans collaboration comes by way of this paisley pack, featuring two black colorways of an OG Authentic LX, with intricate shiny paisley swirl patterns.  One is Tango Red, and the other is Calliste Green.  Both feature black soles, lace eyelets and laces, which is a nice change up from their normal bright tonal leather releases.  Both are exclusive to Opening Ceremony, and retail for $85 respectively.

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Supreme x Andres Serrano – “Blood and Semen” Sk8-Hi, Chukka, and Old Skool (F/W 2017)

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Words via Supreme:

“Andres Serrano is an artist and photographer born in 1950 in New York City. Raised as a strict Roman Catholic, much of Serrano’s work explores and challenges religion through the artist’s interpretation of traditional religious iconography with the incorporation of human bodily fluids such as blood, urine, semen and breast milk. Two of his most notable works are Piss Christ and the Blood and Semen series.

While a majority of Serrano’s body of work has been embroiled in controversy, none more than Piss Christ; a photograph of a plastic crucifix submerged in a tank of the artist’s urine. The reactions to the piece ranged from denouncement by US Senators to vandalizing of prints by Christian protestors to death threats.”

This fall, Supreme has worked on a collection featuring Andres Serrano’s pieces, Piss Christ, Madonna & Child II and Blood and Semen II. The collection consists of two Hooded Sweatshirts, Sweatpants and two graphic T-Shirts. In addition Supreme has worked with Vans® on a Sk8-Hi, Chukka and Old Skool featuring Blood and Semen II.

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Strictly Waffles Presents: “Waffle Lovers” Meet & Greet at Blends Costa Mesa (Friday 9.1.17)

Check out this small video recap of last Friday’s “Waffle Lovers” event put on by Strictly Waffles and hosted by Blends Costa Mesa, while Fall Brewing provided the refreshments.  Thanks to the SW fam for coming out and supporting this dope event, and thanks to Eddie for allowing Dave and I to display some of our vintage heaters from our The Authentic Era collection.  Y’all don’t want to miss the next one!

Vans x Karl Lagerfeld – Collection (9.7.17)

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Words via Vans:

Vans and KARL LAGERFELD are pleased to announce the launch of an exclusive Vans x KARL LAGERFELD capsule collection in Fall 2017. Featuring 12 styles, the collection reinterprets Vans’ renowned classic styles through the lens of the iconic fashion house, for an effortlessly cool result. The Vans x KARL LAGERFELD designs will be revealed for the first time to the public at the Bread & Butter trend show in Berlin, from September 1 to 3, 2017. The collection will launch worldwide on September 7 at KARL LAGERFELD boutiques, select Vans accounts, Vans.com and KARL.com.

The Vans x KARL LAGERFELD collection is a Parisian-chic twist to Vans’ timeless classics. The apparel and accessories offering makes a bold statement with a two-toned palette in black and white. Styles include a t-shirt and sweatshirt with the Vans x KARL LAGERFELD logo; a t-shirt with an image of Karl Lagerfeld wearing a checkerboard tie; a black and white raglan sleeve bomber; a premium leather backpack with K-quilted stitching; and a cap with a checkerboard brim.

The Vans x KARL LAGERFELD footwear includes six interpretations of Vans Classic styles, including the debut of the SK8-Hi Laceless Platform and the Old Skool Laceless platform, both outfitted in luxe leather with K-quilted stitching atop white platform soles. The offering further includes a solid black leather Classic Slip-On finished with K-quilted details. The Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue receive premium leather uppers that have been outfitted with bouclé fabric quarter-panels atop a black outsole. Rounding out the assortment, Vans’ legendary black and white Checkerboard Classic Slip-On has been remastered with a Vans x KARL LAGERFELD cameo print.

“This exciting collaboration is a fusion of Vans’ classic style and KARL LAGERFELD’s iconic design” said Angie Dita, Vans Senior Footwear Designer. “Working in close partnership, our teams designed this collection to reflect the unique histories of our respective brands. As a tribute to KARL LAGERFELD’s fashion DNA, we highlighted elements like boucle fabric and K-quilted stitching, and we reinterpreted Vans’ signature checkerboard pattern with Karl’s cameo silhouette motif.”

The Vans x KARL LAGERFELD collection will be available worldwide beginning September 7, with prices ranging from $40 to $300 USD. Visit Vans.com/KARLLAGERFELD and KARL.com for more information.

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Vault by Vans x Opening Ceremony – Satin Pack Old Skool LX (8.11.17)

Words via Hypebeast:

“Vans and Opening Ceremony flaunt a relationship that dates back years, with each adding an unparalleled expertise to the collaborative dynamic. The duo, over the years, have done well to reinterpret several of the footwear giant’s key silhouettes, including bold colorway iterations, unique textile applications, employing cultural cues, in addition to others. Keeping the joint narrative alive and well, the pair have chosen to reimagine Vans’ classic Old Skool silhouette by wrapping the model in luxe satin. Offered in a myriad of cool colorway combinations, the uppers take on the luxurious textile, while the brand’s signature stripe hits the side area in a pop of tonal contrast.”

The Vans for Opening Ceremony Satin Pack will retail for $100 USD each, and can be found exclusively at Opening Ceremony stores and its online shop starting August 11.

Vault by Vans x DQM The General – New York Yankees Sk8-Hi Reissue LX ‘101’ (8.12.17)

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Words via DQM:

“This Summer, The General is proud to announce the exclusive release of its footwear collaboration with New York’s own, one of the most successful sports franchises in the world, the New York Yankees. The collection reintroduces The General’s exclusive ‘101’ style, an updated Sk8-Hi Reissue LX with a removable nylon ankle strap. Constructed in premium full grain leather including a full grain leather side stripe, the shoes borrow elements from the beloved, classic uniform: the Yankees navy pinstripe printed on a white pigskin leather sock liner, the official Yankees logo printed on the ankle strap and a metal Yankees logo lace jewel. The shoes feature green cotton terry cloth backing at the tongue with MLB and The General labeling, printed The General logo on the foot bed, and a gum waffle outsole.”

Produced exclusively for The General store in New York, the MLB Yankees Sk8-Hi Reissue LX ‘101’ is available in white and navy in men’s and women’s sizes and will release this Saturday, 12th August at The General.

Photographed by Jonathan Mehring at Yankees Stadium in the Bronx, New York City.

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Vans Japan x N.Hoolywood – Slip-On (8.12.17)

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Info via Hypebeast:

“Japanese label N.HOOLYWOOD teams up once more with American imprint Vans, this time putting a spin on the classic Checkerboard print Slip-On sneaker. Coming in two colorways of “White/Black” and “Gray/Black,” the simple silhouette features a premium leather upper with a printed checkerboard print. The tongue section can be turned down, revealing suede and canvas textiles, to mimic a penny loafer saddle strap for a somewhat more formal look. Other details include Vans “Off the Wall” branding at the sole unit heel bumper, special edition leather and canvas insoles, as well as tonal stitching throughout.”

The N.HOOLYWOOD x Vans Slip-On sneakers will be available at select retailers on August 12.

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Vault By Vans x Proper – Tatanka Collection (Old Skool, Slip-On, and Sk8-Hi LX) (8.12.17) @properlbc #properlbc

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THIS FALL, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RETAILER PROPER COLLABORATES WITH VAULT BY VANS TO CREATE THREE DELUXE VERSIONS OF VANS’ ICONIC FOOTWEAR SILHOUETTES, INCLUDING THE SLIP-ON LX, OLD SKOOL LX, AND SK8-HI LX.  THE TATANKA COLLECTION FEATURES UPPERS CONSTRUCTED FROM HORWEEN AMERICAN BUFFALO LEATHER. BUFFALO LEATHER WAS SELECTED FOR ITS DISTINCT NATURAL GRAIN THAT GETS BETTER WITH AGE AND WEAR. STRONGER THAN TRADITIONAL COWHIDE, AMERICAN BUFFALO LEATHER IS UNEQUALED IN ITS SOFTNESS, STRENGTH, AND DURABILITY. THE USE OF NATURAL HIDES ENSURES THAT NO TWO PAIRS WILL BE THE SAME, COMPLETELY UNIQUE FROM PAIR TO PAIR, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, AND PANEL TO PANEL.

ALL THREE SILHOUETTES FEATURE SUBTLE CHANGES FROM THEIR PRODUCTION NAMESAKES INCLUDING PERFORATED JAZZ STRIPES, DEBOSSED CO BRANDED LEATHER TONGUE LABELS, HEAVYWEIGHT COTTON LACES, CO-BRANDED PIGSKIN LINED ULTRACUSH HD DROP-IN FOOTBEDS, FULL PIGSKIN LININGS, FULLY SIPED CLASSIC GUM OUTSOLES, RAW EDGE TONGUE CONSTRUCTION, EMBOSSED OFF THE WALL HEEL TABS, AND HIGH GLOSS FOXING TAPE FINISH.

EACH PAIR COMES DELIVERED IN A C0-BRANDED 10oz CANVAS TOTE BAG, WITH CUSTOM PACKAGING. THE TATANKA COLLECTION LAUNCHES ON AUGUST 12, 2017 EXCLUSIVELY AT PROPER AND ONLINE AT PROPERLBC.COM, PRICES RANGE FROM $120.00 TO $160.00.

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