November 2008 Page 2 of 14 SNEAKHYPE
I don’t know if they had to pay for copyright permission or whatever, but however they pulled it off, this new stuff from the people over at FALSE is doooope. From the creative mind of Le Messie and the creator of FALSE comes “Better Off Dead” this holiday season continuing on with it’s timeless effort in portraying the decay on society in various iconic imagery and the like. A more accessible version to it’s sibling brand FALSE, Better Off Dead can be found at various Retailers internationally including the FALSE E-Store
I like the presentation of this work. Instead of showing the renders, he went a step further and showed the prints… and then he went a step further and threw in some nice legs to add a nice lil touch. Sex sells… can’t deny it. What I don’t so much like about the actual prints is the typography. So many artists feel like their work isn’t done until they throw some text on it. I say… perfection is not reached when there is nothing left to add, but rather when there is nothing left to take out. So Pablo, get rid of that text and we’ll give ya bit more props. But your chick looks good so.. props. Check out his site.
This kick was made back in 05 but its a classic. The Paul Rodriquez Zoom Elite pays homage to the AJ3. The Elephant print on the P-Rods are so dope, and so so rare. Check em out at Crooked Tongues and if you got the dough you can get em for 250 euros.
We have told you about the exclusive Nike iD Bespoke project exclusive to the 21 Mercer store in New York, But here is a look at some of the shoes that have been created. The Nike iD Bespoke project give the consumer complete control over their customized shoes, allowing them to customize 31 parts of the shoe and use from 82 premium colors and materials. The limits are endless just take a look at the shoes above. If you are ever in NY you should stop by the 21 Mercer store. [Sneakerfreaker]
Well established graffiti artist and founder of lowdown magazine hooked up with Nike on the 1World Project to create a pair of Forces. He used a seamless leather design on the toe and heel and also added a visible air cushion on the heal of the shoe. They are kind of plain for the 1World project but the gum soles really sets the shoe off. [Hypebeast]
Supreme hooked up with The North Face on these fleece Denali jackets. I like the fact that someone is collaborating with the North Face. I love their gear and wanna rock it but all of the Frat dudes make North Face look so lame. I bet none of them would have these colors though, look for these to be droppin soon. [Highsnobiety]
Amongst Friends is an NYC based company. They put out these belts as part of their 2008 Holiday line. I’m likin them a lot. People oft overlook the importance of solid accents/accessories. But, I say, a belt is something that you’re allowed to wear everyday of the week, so you best make sure it’s fly as a kite, yaddamean? [highsnobiety]
I just love good writing. When i see some bomb graffiti or something of the sort I just want to lick it. This tag is no exception… it’s a 3D vinyl piece that measures 40cm wide… which is like 15 inches or so. Pretty good size little piece. I want one. Quick there’s only 40 of them. Buy it here. 150 bucks. [hypebeast]
I don’t know how Crooks and Castles does it but they always manage to stay one step of the game. Everybody in the business has been coming out with special releases for the Holidays but the Crooks are killing it with this luggage set. This premium set of bags consist of a backpack, a shoulder bag, and also a duffle bag. The line comes in black or Grey and also features a monogram all-over print. This picture isn’t very good but this set is dope, i’d rather have this than a set of Louis Luggage. [thefeed]
Alife is getting ready to release a few new pairs of the popular Everybody Mid’s at Barney’s New York for the Holidays. The shoes come in Black, Yellow, and Red colorways and are made with shiny patent leather, they also come with some elastic shoe laces which is an interesting touch. The sides of the shoe are also embossed with the Alife logo. These will be available at Barney’son Black Friday, the day after thanksgiving. This is also the same day the Sneakhype T-shirts are droppin, if i were you i’d get both. [Complex]
Here is a new watch out by Nixon, they are calling it the Newton. It has a very simple, cool design with an interesting watch face, it might be kind of hard to tell time with this watch but I’d rock it as long is it matched my kicks. They only cost $100 dollars and you can get it at the Nixon store here. [Acquire]