Guess who is back in Town.

Supreme, is back. Pockets about to be emptied, kids racing to their parents begging for money to burn on the next high-priced Hypebeast tee. Gone are the days you can casually pick up some Supreme. The OG days are dead. Yet here I am still into all the hype repping the same brands, loving the scene but hitting the garish side of what they have to offer (you don’t see so many of the kids in the weird sh*t).

So after hitting on the sign up on the Tuesday (not a Monday, just to confuse. Then to make it worse Suptalk on Facebook started some trolling tricks on the unsuspecting) here is me hitting up last Thursdays drop in person. Massive line, and so slow to get in, anything above place 150 was NOT getting in the store, we were told to come back Friday, luckily my number was low enough and I squeezed my ass in. I decided to save on the online pick up this week despite wanting another tee I left it wasn’t easily and took self-control believe me. Pink Palace Triferg had to be mine. My only Palace requirement this season.

So now that Week One has been and gone both in-store and online here is my review and my pick ups. Week One of Supreme Spring/Summer 2018 shows that the season is back in full swing. Hype AF.


Here are my pick ups for week 1, for me it was about decks and tees, disappointed that the Vibrations Corduroy Jacket didn’t drop, rumours were about for this but the blue colour way will be mine this season.

Skulls, Decks, Flowery headwear and Illegal Business. 

So if you have been read any of my blogs you will know that I am all about headwear. The Floral Washed Chino Twill Camp Cap was a must, its smart with a touch of personality, adding this with a dark outfit with little detail would be my advice, this way you can really show off the pattern, I am going to be pairing this with a Carhartt Work Jacket with Gold detailing as the colours will compliment the hat perfectly.

Well decks came in hard and strong (Chicken dinner… not so much, this will be one the ugliest decks supreme will ever do). Skull Pile shouted out to me from my Emo days, anything that is slightest punk will always be added to my collection (ANOTHER BAND COLLAB PLEASE!) and this had to be. Its garish design and glow in the dark skulls will look amazing in a modern aesthetic room. We also seen the return of Illegal Business Controls America, in the form of a deck, this one is for you collectors. It is a piece of art and going to be highly collectible. I might buy the other colour ways but since two was the store limit and only one IBCA it had to black. 

‘Re-light my fire.’ While I garden in the dark… 

ZIPPO, just had to cop this. In the style and colour way of the Louis Vuitton collab this was always going to be a hot piece. Always up on my list and amazingly my first lighter from Supreme and I can tell you it won’t be my last. For the bargain price of £10 I can now do my gardening like a Hypebeast. One of the weirder accessories but I had to add this into the collection for no real reason. Another real bizare one the Luminaid, I don’t camp, I won’t ever need this but my god I felt the need to have one of these. Weird and amazing accessories to kick off the season. F*!k$ng top work ‘Preme. 

Fuck the World. 

Fuck The World in red, offensive subtle and a classic wear. Jellyfish Tee was the best graphic of the week and for summer vibes I went with a clean white. Both of these will be paired with either blue or black denim and some Vans as part of my regular rotations. Necklace Tee, I had to have as a Saliva fan from my OG Punk Rock days. I seen and fell in love with this Peach colour way and thought black jeans and under a black jacket this will look fresh so this was a 100% pick up for me. Also how perfect is this colour for a Spring/Summer range? Just to keep to the classic colours I did pick up the Cards Tee in Black (not pictured) purely for the back print of the dates for the season.


SO, it was time for all to flex it out and crack out the finest garms. The culture lives around a Thursday so it is vital that you wear something you love or something to impress and make another Hypebeast look and go DAMN.

We had TNF’s, box logos, we seen Nike, Off-White, ACW, Carhartt and of course a lot of various Supreme pieces.


Catch you on the flip till the next drop guys. Keep an eye out for some What did You Wear Today posts, apologise for the neglecting these it has been a busy few weeks, I will be catching you all up soon in a lifestyle blog!

LeADeR

What’s hot on the street this week.

PALACE

‘Imagine if England was sunny, everyone would be steaming.’ THE BEST Palace description on Spring 2018. The one day of summer we do have as a nation we are steaming, tops come off the and the alcohol flows. You can put your money on the guy with the top off is the undesirable, beer bellied, hairy man with body odour issues, what happened to your Lynx Africa set from Christmas man (apologies if I have described someone you know, for all our sakes ask them to put the top BACK ON).
Back to the fresh garms. Palace dropped TODAY. I am a big fan of Palace let me start there, although this season I like the direction they have gone but I feel very little is for me. As always love the Trifergs, the classic staple of Palace can’t be faulted. The only thing that I am tempted by other than the Triferg is the Balearo Shirt (and P-Moon t-shirt Longsleeve only). This shirt with some black denim and a pair of Air Max would be strong outfit move.
For me the hit list is short, P-Moon Longsleeve Black and Surkit Longsleeve Pink. Possibly Circuit Hoody purple. I will keep you updated with my purchases since none of these are due this week.

NIKE

Well it has been one hell of a week for Nike. The Air Jordan, Black Cement got a secret drop, which I didn’t get a chance on damn who actually took a win here? I am sat on the fence whether or not to cop these or the white Retro EP. If you look about on some sites you can find the Air Max 93 Retros sitting in certain sizes, if you ask me these are the freshest pair Nike have dropped yet this year. Put these on with the Palace shirt above, that would be a fit and some. 
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Need I say much about J.T. repping some Air Jordans? These dropped right after his performance at the Super Bowl and people went CRAZY MAD for these. Interested to see what happens with the value of these, because at the moment they are at a cra$y hig$.
Images taken from http://www.nike.com

SUPREME

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Is it even my blog without some form of Supreme mention? Probably not.
Time to get excited AF. That is all I have to say so far… 
I will be doing a whole thing on the lookbook when I can get my eyes on it!

STUSSY

Stussy are back today, it really does feel like Spring 2018 fashion is in full swing. Stussy have dropped what they describe as the most diverse collections yet, for those who don’t subscribe to any particular way of being. The idea that everyone can be anyone, and no expression of self can be hurt. Stussy have a strong brand message this time around and look set to be releasing some exciting garments this year. That checkered shirt has me pretty much throwing my cash…
Images taken from http://www.stussy.co.uk

LeADeR

January drew to a close after 74 days.

Is it okay to swear? Cause January is finally done after what felt like 3 months and 74 days not 31. I feel like it should be New Year all over again cause that was one damn long month. No doubt the rest of the year will fly by in a blink of an eye and we will be sat heads in hands working out where 11 months of life went. Also why the hangovers are still getting worse. Maybe 2019 is the year I give up drink? Who Knows. Moving into February, a month for love, romance and Supreme season is back upon us. All this combined and I’m going to be one broke ass fella.

January saw me hit a sensible streak of not spending, that was hard. I did break this at the end of the month, I so nearly made it by hitting the sales accidentally (of course) and purchasing some new black skinny jeans, some trousers and a pair of Vans (I did say that the Sk8 Hi’s in the Checkerboard Pack had my name on). So admittedly one thing was in the sales, so I’m not quite the bargain hunter but more the shopper with a lack of self-control/marketer and retail assistants dream customer.


Looking back over my Instagram, I thought I would share with you my favourite products for the month.

First up, drum roll please, is my jazzy as anything Patta Crew necks. As you can tell I didn’t vary on the colour scheme much. I wore the bullet tee to the pub, took my hoodie off to a series of gasps and a “what the very f*!k are you wearing”. I won’t tell you my reply, safe to say the conversation that night was full of insults and beer. I absolutely love the patterns on these, paired with a simple pair of boots, and dark blue denim will really finish the outfit.

Vans X WTAPS, Anaconda print in blue. From back in 2016 these have made a strong comeback to my regular rotation, simple and smart design. From a distance they look like a normal pair but once you get a bit closer you can see the detail, sometimes all you need is a bit of subtlety. Same can’t be said for the Blood and Semen pair from Supreme in FW17. Goth up your garms (I am still that emo/goth kid at heart #blackparadeforever) fill your outfit of black and add these on the bottom. They definitely fit the emo aesthetic as this artwork was created by Andres Serrano is recognisable in popular culture as it is also featured on a Metallica album art work.

I described this on Insta as a hard hat, it is padded and thick so pretty much sits like a one. Sadly I am half bald. Hence the hat regularity – it hides a multiple of sins as I will be as bald as Ross Kemp without the monstrously large balls in a couple of years. Also I like wearing a hat.

Came across the key-ring while organising some draws, completely forgot I had this, no idea where Supreme got the inspiration for this piece or why I decided that a pregnant body with a fetus and bogo inside would be a solid purchase. Yet here I am showing you and not regretting it… 


So show some love, give me a follow on Insta (@leader_scope) and see what is in the rotation for February.

LeADeR

 

January blues continue.

January is a dreary month, essentially one long Monday. I’m not one of these that is all hyped up about the possibility of new year new me, as my previous post Let’s talk about these New Year resolutions arguably shows. Have a read if you haven’t already. That being said I do enjoy seeing what brands are releasing and trying to get us to spend our lack of money on. Let’s be honest guys, Christmas is amazing, but expensive and leaving us ever so skint.

What am I cheering myself up with? Sadly nothing but the search for a new job. If anyone does fancy being REALLY NICE, below is a list of what I am dreaming of adding to my wardrobe.


 

1. Those of you who look at my style will see I am a big fan of checks especially in footwearSeeing that Vans have reworked some classic styles with a new aesthetic, I am all over. Introducing the Checkerboard Pack. Dropping at the end of this month. I will be definitely adding the Sk8-Hi’s into my collection. These just continue more than a decade worth of my Sk8-Hi’s obsession. These are a must pick up. (Image taken from vans.com)

2. Convere X Comme Des Garcons, Polka Dot. I have been meaning to add both styles of these collaborative gems to my archive. As a fan of both brands, I feel that Comme Des Garcons has really brought something unique to this collab with a bold polka dot appearance. (Image taken from doverstreetmarket.com)

3. Nike X Dover Street Market. Smart, sleek and pristine. Going with the fact a lot of my wardrobe is black I’m sticking to the Black Footwear, Comfort for all the Hypebeasts. These are some of the nicest Air Max out at the moment, first pair of Air Max that has made me pay attention, only other pairs were the X Off White The 10’s and Anniversary Aqua colour way. (Image taken from doverstreetmarket.com)

4. Where would the fashion world be without Off White? Constant streams of unbelievable heat coming out from them and this year looks to be the same. The latest kicks are these hi-tops and In True Off White Fashion they are a statement. Bold smart and elegant, perfect to be paired with some cropped trousers and shirt, then you’re all set for a night on the town, hey why not go wild and ‘paint the town Off White’. (Image taken from End Clothing)


 

1. Off White, at it again, damn fine print and sleeve print always swings a win for me. Like I said trying to save in January is hard especially when your taste involves Off White Prices.

2. My wardrobe has a lack of The Hundreds and Rebel 8 in it at the moment. I think this year I am going to aim to build up my collection of these under appreciated streetwear brands.

Valentines is coming, (ahh another holiday, this is also my better halfs birthday so extra January savings! We always make a big fuss and this year is going to be no exception). What screams more romance like a dying rose on a tee? Probably A LOT of things, but that doesn’t stop this tee being outright baller.

3. Comme Des Garcons have brought out their Spring Season. This tee for is the winner, two large hearts creating a striking image, the contrasting colours allow each of the hearts to truly stand out. This by far the best thing in the latest collection. (Image taken from Dover Street Market)

4. Thrasher X Atlantic Drift. Thrasher, is a true power house of skate, and if you are into your boarding then you should know this and already be representing these. This time we see Thrasher collaborating with Atlantic Drift for a capsule collection to coincide with Episode 6 of Atlantic Drift. (Image taken from Slam City Skates)


(Images taken from MRBLD’s Instagram, keeping the leaks and hype strong)

1. Richard Mosse For Supreme.

2. Prodigy. 

3. Chicken Dinner. 

4. Doc Marten X Supreme X Public Enemy. 

Now, I don’t want to go into major detail about these cause, well we don’t even know if these are legit yet. Yet if they are unfortunately the only pieces I am feeling are for me is the Richard Mosse collab. If this is happening we can expect to see Tee’s, Hoody’s, Deck’s and following last years Serrano possibly Vans. If this happens I am going to be all over the Tee, Deck and Vans. So lets wait and see what comes of this leak!

UPDATE: Apparently the Richard Mosse which I was excited to see release is FAKE NEWS. This information comes from a comment direct from the artist claiming that this is false and not going to be happeningI would have liked to have seen this, hopefully Supreme use another great artist for SS18 and in my opinion should see if Richard Mosse would be agreeable for a future collab.


THAT is that then. I will obviously keep you all updated if I cave and purchase something, if I am honest the Converse, Vans and Thrasher Tee are calling my name… I have serious issues. 

LeADeR

119 of 600 Worldwide.

Lets get the WDYWT done and get onto the good bit. The footwear. Well it wasn’t today, I ended up chilling about in baggy joggers attempting to be proactive but procrastination was more the theme of the day. This was a couple of days ago, trying to fit in sometime to write this one hasn’t been the easiest.

SO, new year, new me. Not really. Although I am going to start throwing out why and how I choose some of my outfits. I know look at me go with the masses of Fashion Bloggers, so unique! More sarcastic, but still the same.

I was bought this hoodie for Christmas with a warning “Do not wear this on Christmas Day.  Your grandma will be offended and someone might think you are aiming this towards them”. Sometimes you want to offend some people? 

The colour of this was perfect in my opinion, from the preview to wearing, I loved the colour and it had to be partnered with black denim to really give it some real contrast and draw attention the hoodie. To match up the colours, I chose the painted floral camp which has a shade that matches perfectly. You would think they came out in the same season...  I swear I don’t always have a hat on, but mostly I do.

Of course as I have said before the footwear can make or break the outfit. Why ruin your style with some trashed, plimsols from some god forsaken shop that has closed down. We all know those stores. I thought black footwear would go with this perfectly, possibly my Vans X Highs and Lows from SS16. I thought no, lets keep the rest of the outfit bold. Also what better way to get the new footwear out, I made the right choice here I feel.

Hat: Supreme, FW17, Painted floral Camp, Purple.

Hoodie: Supreme FW17, Fuck Em All, Plum.

Jeans: Nudie, Long John, Light Blue.

Shoes: Vans X Take Hayashi X Santa Cruz, Pro Skate ArcAd, Pink.


VANS PRO SKATE ARCAD: TAKA HAYASHI (TH) X SANTA CRUZ

This collaboration is between one of the greatest Vans designers and two powerhouses of the skateboarding world. This was a pair of kicks I was sadly letting pass me by. Knowing that these would be added to the list of ones that I wished I copped. Sadly we can’t have them all, well some people can and do. Me? I damn well try my best. 

These were a gift and a perfect gift they were!

Santa Cruz to this day remain a true powerhouse of skate. They have created some of the most treasured graphics in the skate world since the 80’s. With the bold slogan “Skateboarding Is Not A Crime”, sitting proudly on the side and embossed on the sidestripe, these stay true to the roots of Santa Cruz.

Featuring boldly on the back is the original skull artwork by TH. Both Santa Cruz and Taka have detailed tongues dedicated with their names and logo. The detail and time gone into these should make every vans collector jump to get a pair. If you missed the drop, I have seen a few change hands online, make sure you add this collaboration between two powerhouses and TH to your collection!


As you can tell I managed to stop some of the procrastination today and finally get this done!

LeADeR

2017. What a Year.

Finally. So here we are, curtain call on another year. We’ve survived more of Trump being president (so far), we’ve melted braincells watching tangoed couples breakup and makeup on our TV. We’ve witnessed Brexit get worse, we’ve seen Taylor throw more shade on her latest album than a parasol in Benidorm. We’ve enjoyed watching dancing, cakes and Jon Snow still knowing nothing, although Winter finally arrived. All the while our governments continue to pass laws while we are too focused on numbing our brains with garbage to even notice. Somehow we are still going along.

One thing, we can all agree on is we have blown so much money. This is my list of what I have enjoyed burning my cash on.


Supreme Scarface Split Deck

Might have missed out on the Cindy Sherman decks, one I did not miss though was the Supreme X Scarface Split Deck. As a fan of Scarface, a cult classic that stands as art, a move on the deck was on the cards (I see a card joke in here somewhere). The smart and sleek design on this classic image made this one the most anticipated decks of 2017. For me visually it is everything you could want in a deck. Going on the wall.


Supreme Michealangelo LS Tee 

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This LS Tee was the first thing on the season preview where I lost my mind, it was top of my cop list, safe. Check out what I had to say about this here!


Stussy X Vans

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Man in pink, these are more beautiful than a thousand pink flamingos on a golf course. The mid’s made a large comeback this year, seeing a collaboration with Supreme for some leopard print heat. This year we have also seen some general release pairs for some every day flex. Stussy X Vans were one of the essential summer picks ups, if you didn’t pick up you’ve missed out.


Supreme Fuck Em All

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What can I say? It is stylish and offensive, garms don’t get much better than this! Have a look at it in all its glory here!


Supreme Piss Christ

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PISS CHRIST, one of the most offensive pieces of art ever created. Original prints have been attacked vandalised, yet where would we be without art that truly pushes the boundaries.

Without jumping on the hype bandwagon. Andres Serrano is one of my favourite artists so having his art on a Tee just had to happen. I wrote about this photograph in my dissertation (yeah, I know can you believe the same guy who strings these bad sentences together managed to write a 12,000 word dissertation about photographic art, jeez) and influenced my work throughout University, so this was a crucial pick up for my collection.


Floormat

I LOVE THIS! My other half would argue otherwise. We are currently in the process of arguing why this should or shouldn’t be the welcome mat at our front door. I SAY YES!


Red Wings

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Best boots money can buy since 1905. Life lasting things of beauty, these are my second pair and no matter what year you buy these they should always be in your top picks of the year.


Patta hoodie

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Patta, what can I say. Forever bringing some heat to the game, with the summer range featuring some large graphic prints, there is no mistaking the brand. Grey and burgundy are a strong colour combination complementing each other perfectly, pair this up with some black denim and burgundy kicks and you’re onto a winner.


Thrasher Vans Hat 

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Surprised to see this but not the kicks? You will see them featured plenty in previous posts and future no doubt. This is one of my top hats from the year. (I could do all this on hats alone, this half bald man lives to trick people into thinking it’s a full head under that hat)


Supreme Quilted Lace Bomber Jacket Olive

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My most worn Supreme jacket of the year. Unbelievably comfortable and perfect with any colour denim especially in the olive colour way. Also perfect in any weather, if you are chilly, a black hoodie accompanies this piece perfectly.


Brain Dead X Vans 

“Brain Dead is a creative collective of artists and designers from around the world. With its disruptive, graphic-led approach, the brand takes its cues from post punk, underground comics, skateboarding, and the spirit of subculture as a whole. Brain Dead is not one person, nor is it one idea. It sits in the space between people.”

Brain Dead to me stand for the different, the idea that sitting outside of societies norms is fine, after all who wants to sit in the norm? 

This capsule collection is one of strongest I seen this year, loved these shoes back in June and still do now. For me having all 3 sat in my archive makes me a happy man. Only issue I have now is picking my favourite and deciding what ones to wear each day! You can be sure of seeing plenty of these in the WDYWT page!


Patagonia 

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Check out my first WDYWT here, I still stand by these being a classic item. If you are unsure on what to flex, these are always a strong option (snuck in those Thrasher X Vans after all).


This is what I wish I was able to get a hold of for some more mind numbing, money burning moments. 


Supreme X TNF, Mountain Edition. 

Nike Air Jordan 1 Virgil Abola ‘The Ten’ (ANY) 

FOG X Vans (ANY) 

Supreme, Cindy Sherman Decks 

These are on the grail list, one day I will pick up. Round Two in the USA, I am coming to see what you’ve got in an UK 11 or Large!


All in all, 2017 has been a hell of a year, we’re still here so lets chalk it up to a win and here is to 2018! See you on the other side! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

LeADeR

Recap the week.

Sheeeeee. It’s been a hell of a week. Burning through cash and taking some L’s.

Happy Thanksgiving to the States.

So I have picked some of what I liked dropping this week, kept it cliche with your big names. Going to be looking at what is hot and not in Supreme, Palace, Vans and the new Yeezys.

Supreme

£1,098 for a half a halloween costume. To be fair I would rock the red, but price is mad, we all know this will sell out in time. Something for your flush Hypebeast.

Unexpected item I took a win on. Sacred Hearts, camp looking fresh in all colour ways. White with Red Bogo all the way for me. This design we’ve seen throughout the season, potential was there but for me wasn’t big on anything but the jacket, where I took a L. Still undecided on the Doc Collab, what was your opinions on this? Seeing this hat swayed me to being a fan of the design and print. This and the Olive Floral from two weeks ago are two fantastic designs, can’t decide which one is my season favourite. 

Oh, these are definitely not for the UK market, 100% American Hypebeast. Big stomping American Flag, Timberlands.

Palace

Palace have the best no fucks attitude out in the market. They also have the garms to back up their mouths. You need to have a look at the shots fired in the description of the above hat. I will let you search and find and reap the rewards.

Best piece of the drop has to be the P3 Parka in green. Some true real fire. Wish I put in a order in on this. Lack of funds, bollocks.

Vans X End

This is where the money went this week. I am too much of a Vans fiend, and for them to collaborate with End clothing a local brand I felt this is a part of a history I couldn’t pass on.

The nordic wool pack, nothing screams cosy winter like some wooly garms. Suppose to be buying Christmas presents but I did cop the Marshmallow colour way, cause how could I not! 

Yeezy

Yeezy, everyone loves these, word is Frozen Yellow are the rarest. Still on the fence on these.

I want to cop but also don’t. I’ve sat on the fence that long about these the splinters in my arse are now part of me.

 

*Images Sourced from supremenewyork.com, endclothing.com, palaceskateboards.com

 

LeADeR

Winter is coming.

Is it just me or is it absolutely freezing in the UK now? As my Grandma would say “enough to freeze off someones brass balls”. Please imagine that being said extremely Geordie (Newcastle Upon Tyne accent? Think Geordie Shore but a 70-year-old lady, not whatever things they are..) Also extremely concerned for whoever has brass balls.

If like myself, you are refusing to admit that it is this cold, lets pretend we are still in Autumn not full-blown winter weather.

My recommendation for this last bit of Autumn? 100% has to be a Belstaff light biker jacket. If you don’t know what Belstaff is, you have been missing out, I guarantee once you have a look into these you will be wanting one. Originally designing clothing for motorcycle riders and racers the brand went on to be registered and Trademarked in 1927. Ten years later the civilian range was available across the UK. The brand rose slowly and steadily but it wasn’t until the 90’s when it truly built upon its iconic brand gaining even more popularity in the fashion world. Belstaff always ensured it held onto its ties in motorcycle racing, with its iconic styling of jackets such as the Trial-Master built to last any endurance race.  Belstaff  has always been at the forefront of Britain from aiding with the war effort, to icons such as David Beckham (Golden balls frozen off… brass balls? Could be a link, I’m on a tangent) modelling and creating a collection, to the stars of Hollywood; Will Smith wearing a custom in I am Legend. (Why can’t he make movies this good anymore?) Belstaff has been a part of British motorcycle, British History and Culture for over 100 years and it is showing no signs on stopping now. It’s now reaching globally and gaining more fans than ever, so make sure you keep up to date with this brand.

Leopard

Since Autumn is full of Halloween, I recommend leopard print. Always a contender and my wardrobe possibly has too much. All Saints always have a great leopard print shirt in each season, make sure you have a look and get in there. Also I picked this Vans number up back in 2012 in Berlin, I had packed nowhere near enough, passed a Vans store so I stocked up. This is the last surviving T-shirt, Skate and Destroy, I guess.

 

LeADeR 

Autumn Crisp.

I don’t know who doesn’t look forward to the start of fall. With Autumn fully upon us, it’s now that time of year to get out the warmer clothes. 

Before Winter hits, first is my FAVOURITE season. Autumn. Where the leaves are vibrant, pumpkins are ready for carving, one of the greatest holidays is here and conkers bounce off your head when you go venturing for a stroll. 

(HALLOWEEN, if you were wondering about one of the best holiday’s, check out Tuesday for some non-costume outfits with some edge). Shameless self promoting future blog post plug.

SO. What is essential in your Autumn Wardrobe? We all need some sturdy solid boots for walking and why not get some that look the part. I’m recommending ‘Red Wing’s‘.

Funny story, when showing the other half Red Wing’s in End she said she hated the exact pair I owned. Slightly wounded. Still like to prod fun on this one. Shout out to Bottom Drawer Decor, (blog coming soon) if you are buying a house soon check out what she does, she has an eye for making a room pop, and me buy it, and build it, and carry it, wait I see a pattern here…

If you haven’t heard of Red Wing’s check them here. Hailing from Minnesota in 1905, this is a brand that has lasted the test of time, and on your feet you can guarantee they will last . . . Maybe one pair won’t last you 112 years (could, maybe, probably not). But get yourself out and buy some and flex. 

The wavier the garm the better, always.

So Autumn is that time of year where you can bring out all the oranges and rusted red’s in your arsenal. The outfit that I have put together features a striped Supreme LS Tee from SS17, a Rust Red beanie from FW16 these two pieces are great together because the tones compliment one another perfectly. Combine these with a solid pair of deep navy Nudie Denim and you are almost ready to go. Deep denim goes perfectly with almost everything. Next is footwear, some Autumn trainers could be your route much like mine has been, or to dress the outfit up put on some brown boots (Red Wing’s, yep, I’m a fan – is that obvious?). With any shoes, make sure the detail is on point, I’ve gone for the Thrasher X Vans Sk8 Hi’s. One of my favourite pairs on my feet so expect to see these plenty. 

Now, get out, enjoy Autumn, carve some pumpkins, stroll in them woods, kick some leaves (watch out for dog shit, anyone else worry when kicking leaves they will kick a steamer? Or have I not grown up yet?) and make sure them conkers don’t fall on your head. 

 

LeADeR

Car Parks & Pictures.

Just on a visit.

Hat: Supreme, FW16 Navy Nylon Camp. Camo you’ll regret you didn’t see. 

Top: Supreme/Haynes, black. Baggy comfort layers at it’s finest. Throw a bogo on no matter how small and they will be bought.

Shirt: All Saints, Autumn 16. If lumberjacks did monochrome. 

Jacket: All Saints, Rowley, Black Summer 16.

Jeans: Nudie, Long John, Black life in black denim is better.

Shoes:  Vans X Brain Dead, Old Skool, Foam Green.

Watch: Edifice X Casio.

 

LeADeR

 

 

TNF X Supreme Season is back.

HYPEBEASTS around the world will be going crazy right now, as Week 9 of FW17 for Supreme is about to drop. With possibly one of the biggest collabs season after season, high price tag, higher demand.

The North Face X Supreme will be here and gone in seconds. Get prepped as Pt1 drops this Thursday. This Hypebeast is waiting for Pt2, if you’ve seen the mock ups you know the earth, wind & fire coming.

What does Pt1 bring? 

Leather Nuptse Jacket: Rating this around a 6/10, nice jacket, not sure about a big padded leather jacket though. Regardless this will sell out FAST.

Leather Base Camp Duffle: THIS is where it’s at, giving this a solid 9/10. All about the red, this is a bag that would sit in any collection perfectly.

Leather Day Pack: This bag gets a 7/10, for when you want to carry some but not all your hype, swap for the smaller bag in this drop.

Leather Roo II Lumbar Pack: 5/10, feel indifferent, nice pack, not for me. I am 100% on the fence here.

Leather Gloves: 0/10, NOPE. These look like something straight from the murder scene in an episode of CSI.

Strong collab, but my money is sitting pretty in my pocket till Pt2 of The North Face X Supreme.

 

LeADeR 

Vans X Brain Dead

When you gifted some real FIRE. 

Vans X Brain Dead. These two Iconic brands collaborated on a capsule collection built up of 2 Shirts, 2 T-shirts, a hat, a bag and 3 pairs of trainers.

The Pink pair are already a staple in both mine and my girlfriends wardrobe, although we don’t allow each other to rock at the same time. I say WE but anyone will know that they listen to this boss. #AfterAnEasyLife

Vans X Brain Dead Pink Era LX

Vans x Brain Dead Old Skool LX

“Brain Dead is a creative collective of artists and designers from around the world. With its disruptive, graphic-led approach, the brand takes its cues from post punk, underground comics, skateboarding, and the spirit of subculture as a whole. Brain Dead is not one person, nor is it one idea. It sits in the space between people.”

Brain Dead to me stand for the different the idea that sitting outside of societies norms is fine, after all who wants to sit in the norm? 

From the offset, the box makes these a stand out pair in my collection, who doesn’t love an exciting box to stand out in the footwear collection. The graphics scream Brain Dead the punk, skate aesthetic of the graphics embody destruction and individuality.

Combine these asthetics on a pair of Old Skool’s, lose the stripe across the side and give a pastel tone and Vans X Brain Dead have created possibly my favourite capsule of footwear. With two of three hitting the shelves in my collection, definitely think the yellow slip ons might have to be tracked down.

Being a Geordie, having a shop like END in Newcastle Upon Tyne is nothing short of amazing. Usually these stores are London based, Footpatrol kicking about the East End. SO being able to cop fire in person like this is something that I don’t take for granted. Only wish when I lived in London I had the funds to allow me to cop all the ‘Preme and Palace in person.

This season pastel colours are in, and they are in BIG, vans are getting in on this with these exclusive colour ways. I think my collection may need 3 of 3… 

 

LeADeR