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A collection inspired by ’the West Coast athletic man as an elegant city gentleman’, check out the new collection for Kitsuné!
Hereby my report on Bas Kosters’ show during AFW this summer!
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New Balance sneakers are becoming more popular these days, with their striking designs and big N logo. It’s stranger with all those Nikes, Pumas and Adidas sneakers in the streetwear scene. And that is just the thing that I like about these shoes.
New Balance has been founded in 1906 as the New Balance Arch Support Company. Despite avoiding expensive advertising campaings, It has grown to be one of the largest makers of sports footwear in the world.
New Balance is know for that they never moved their production to China or Vietnam such a Nike and Adidas, and that it has continued to maintain the manufacturing in the United States and as well in the United Kingdom. Oke, the result is a more expensive shoes then their competitors but New Balance differentiates their products with technical innovations, better sizing and quality.
In fashion nowadays it’s all about heritage, fair trade and fair production. New Balance fits perfect in this trend. But it is still a brand with its own face and they don’t care what is ‘hot or not’ now. The just make great shoes. Believe me, most of the time I wear Air Jordans or Nikes but New Balance walks like your walking on clouds.
I always have the same problem this time of the year. It’s too hot for my wintercoat but it’s too cold to walk around without a coat or only a sweater/pullover. The solution for that is a summer jacket. Here’s is a top 3 for some inspiration:
1- SUIT – Samson Galapagos Green
A summer parka from Danish Brand SUIT in a striking color green, hood with drawstrings, two front pockets and a small SUIT logo on the front pocket. Nice.
Found at: www.freshcotton.com
2- H&M Spring Jacket
A cheap solution if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a spring jacket.
The jacket has a detachable hood, blind zipper, reinforcements on the elbows and ofcourse the color is really cool.
Also available in blue.
Found at: www.hm.com
3- Zara Trenchcoat
My personal favourite, and an essential thing in a men’s wardrobe. Timeless and they come in handy when it rains!
This one from Zara is cheap, stylish and has a nice short fit. Available in blue and grey.
Found at: www.Zara.com
Expensive like hell and I doubt it that you can wear them properly, but here are one of the most expensive shoes money can buy for your feet.
I don’t particularly like them and I’m not a big fan of these kind of sneakers but hey, I’m not a rapper or gangsta.
This silver shoe is not gold (duh) but that makes it a little bit more wearable. They are called the Air Jordan Silver Shoes, by Nike of course. You can buy these puppies with autograph (of Michael Jordan) on eBay for a mere $60,000.
German T-shirt brand Wemoto is mainly known for their ‘Icon T-shirts’. Take simple crispy white t-shirts, draw an iconic pop/hip-hop culture figure on it and finish it with a catchy text and you’ve got a perfect T-shirt. They have T-shirts with prints of Tupac, Biggie, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Prince, Karl Lagerfield and so on.
This time they have Dutch Rock & Roll icon Herman Brood printed on their shirts to celebrate the ten year anniversary of one of my favourite webshops http://www.freshcotton.com. The text: Never Be Clever, refers to Herman’s big hit with Herman & His Wild Romance in 1979. Classic. Wear this T-shirt with a slim denim and some worn out sneakers to get that rock & roll look.
Don’t like Herman Brood? Take a look at www.freshcotton.com.
They’ve got more cool Wemoto stuff there.
So, I do attend a lot of store openings which is very cool. But now I’m involved in the organisation of a store opening. This means I’m on the other end of the deal. Why? Because this store offers a nice mix between brands for men and women and they sell Derek’s shirts.
How to get this done? First of all, we have to get the store ready for such an event. Redecorating the store in such a way that it’s ok to host a bunch of people without trashing the place. Next to that, we’ll have to arrange food, drinks, goodiebags, a red carpet, dj’s and all sorts of other stuff.
And most important of all; the invitations. Well, hereby I would like to invite you to the Grand Opening of LAAT store in Amsterdam. This party is on the 20th of April, starting from 16:00 till approximately 22:00 (officially).
The opening will be attended by lots of cool fashion people, celebrities and ofcourse many bloggers, press and other guests.
Now this is something I get greedy of. Paris-based shoe brand Good Guys makes shoes that contains no animal ‘ingredients’. They take looks, shapes and styles from past times and try out new materials and production methods. And the result is amazing.
All their products are made of fine microfibers, light, breathable and water restistant.
Their 2012 spring summer collection is inspired by French New Wave with a touch of the Californian surf-culture.
And if you take a look at their collection you get a summer feeling right away. Colors like yellow, faded pink and aqua blue are in the collection. In combination with bricksoles you’ve got the perfect pair of summer shoes. Also in women’s sizes, nice gift for your girl?