Following up one of my favourite collections from f/w 2013, Ravenik here showcases their new product, a continuation of the strong, stripped back palettes and silhouettes seen previously. And while s/s collections are never really our thing there’s still some good looks throughout, and special points for carrying forward with the lowcut Chelsea boot with the Vibram sole.
We’ve been following the bros at Inpaichthys kerri for seasons now, and while the prep side doesn’t land you can’t deny the surf/skate/sportswear influence and how good it’s interpreted. Styling can be over the top but the aesthetic is unique and on it’s own wavelength… the mark of a killer brand/collection. click on through for more mega res from this lookbook (shouts 2 Yann for the tip).
Hot damn collab from Gosha Rubchinskiy and Vans, tackling one of our favourite models with the Old Skool. The black leather kicks feature a gumsole with reflective laces and details (although I’d swap ‘em for white right away). Produced by Comme des Garçon, you know these ain’t cheap, but would definitely fall in to the ‘money well spent’ category.
Great feature on the evolution of the Gyakusou line over on Inventory, and an editorial spread from Nike to accompany.
Everybody loves Palace right now cause they styling so correctly, no arguments here and this new cut from Danny Brady proves it – dope editing and smooth street action from Mr. Brady, what’s not to like. Brady also skates for Lakai, and as a localized bonus peep a Lakai in Vancouver vid after the jump, lots of cool spot spotting for loc dogs.
Damn… perfect video for a grey Thursday morning here on the island. Familiar from the post that sits below this one, here Jordan and James are repping for Danner’s fall 2013 Stumptown collection. This vid is pretty much the 84/85 summer in 1.5 minutes: logging road rips, remote lake swims and epic views from the campsite. The pacific northwest is a feeling, and only sounds like a cliche if you don’t know what I’m talking about…
Love us some Jason Jessee and big fans of Converse CONS and Santa Cruz skates as well, so this collab is a triple win: been looking to break the Vans cycle and try a pair of the new CONS and this just might be the one.
Released in conjunction with their collaboration with Victoria BC’s Viberg Boot, Canadian tastemaking retailers HAVEN have produced this video shedding light on to the history and current trajectory of the Canadian footwear icons. Interviews with patriarch Glen and son/creative director Brett intersect with footage of the production line, giving a great look in to the daily operations of a tried and true domestic manufacturer. Quality first: a pretty damn good mantra. I’m lucky to work with Viberg on projects myself and have massive respect and appreciation for what they are doing in our home city, as well as world wide.