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

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Pink Handcuffs you say.

I had to clarify not the fluffy kind, cause no doubt someone would have been giving it ‘oooer’. So if that is you, get your head out the gutter!

Pink on pink on pink. Colour coordination at its finest. The pink on the hoody matches both the shoes and the hat, making these Vans X Santa Cruz Old Skools the perfect match for this hoodie. Adding black jeans to create contrast in the outfit allows the pink to really stand out. The black on these Vans is one of my favourite things about them, the contrast and the boldness that the colours have together is striking.

 

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

Hoodie: Supreme FW17, Handcuffs Hooded Sweatshirt.

Jeans: Nudie, Tight Long John, Black.

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


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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!

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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!

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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

 

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