Posts from the “Streetwear” Category

Annual Gathering

Posted on February 4, 2014

  Once again its that time of year were street wear enthusiasts a like gather to reminisce over last years drops and check out what made or didn't make the cut into the notorious street culture bible that is All Gone, hot off the heals from the initial release at Colette, Michael Dupouy dropped by Footpatrol to celebrate the launch with fans and industry heads.   The night naturally gave the opportunity for fans to get their hardcover book signed by the man himself which saw people bring down previous years including the ever eluding 2006, this years book came packaged with a t-shirt and tote bag in collaboration with Footpatrol, only to be released at foot patrol upon purchase [...] Read more

Three lions and a swoosh

Posted on July 8, 2013

  It’s hard to believe how long football has officially been around for and this year marks the FA’s 150th anniversary and England’s first ever kit to be produced by Nike and to celebrate this occasion Nike have released two limited edition products, the England destroyer jacket and a pair of Air Max 1 iD's.   Finding any info on these prior to their release was a myth and getting our hands on them wasn’t easy either, well at least not the Air Max 1, as they sold out pretty quick and both were exclusive to the NSW cube in Nike Town London and Harrods in extremely limited numbers.   As soon as we found out that they dropped we were expecting a predominantly white [...] Read more

Parisian Crepes

Posted on July 7, 2013

Two weeks ago we flew out to Paris for a weekend of trainers, food, beer and more trainers and whilst we were there we also broke our Solemart virginity.   Before we arrived we weren't too sure what to expect in terms of variety and to be honest we were expecting to see loads of tables full of recent retro's and collaborations but we were completely wrong, sure there was the new release here and there but the old outweighed the new by a ton and there was also a good mix of clothing, toys and accessories on display as well.   Whilst some of the other events we've been to in the past have been very Nike heavy, we were refreshed to spot the likes of Brooks, Avia and Spalding throughout [...] Read more

Le Coq Sportif à Londres

Posted on June 5, 2013

Two weeks ago Le Coq Sportif hosted an in-store event to promote the launch of their new Concept store in Covent Garden, London, which we were kindly invited to attend.   After we were done taking pictures we indulged in the extremely tasty food that was downstairs, alongside some beer of course, and then had a good browse around the store checking out their current collection. Later on in the evening we found out that the French brand is 130 years old this year , making it one hell of an old company with a lot of history behind it and to celebrate this they unveiled a sculpture of bicycle tires made by the Wilson brothers representing the brands long term cycling heritage.   The store [...] Read more

Stores Of Siam: Above The Rim Grand Opening

Posted on May 13, 2013

Thailand's leading sneaker store V.A.C have launched the new Basketball room at their Siam Square location in true style by collaborating with native artist Mamafaka. The celebrations were entangled with release drops from the Air Jordan 1 Retro OG in White/Varsity Red -Black and Black/Varsity Royal-Black to the limited t-shirt collaboration with Mamafaka who was on hand throughout the day signing shirts and doing sketches for anyone cheekily enough to put a canvas under his nose.   A great day of celebration for the ever growing sneaker scene in Bangkok, congrats to the lucky few who managed to win sign and framed collaboration tees and free pairs of Jordan's.       View [...] Read more

Code Name SI_577

Posted on May 13, 2013

Synonymous with football hooligans and drug dealers, Stone Island managed to get away from the stigma they have attracted in recent years and have produced a shoe that wouldn't go a miss as a staple piece accompanying any genre of style, mixed in against some high fashion garments, be seen on the feet of highland trekkers and could easily have be seen worn by the late Steve Jobs. Stone Island have managed to give an upper market feel to the silhouette thus enhancing its universal appeal, incorporating noteworthy details and materials with military-spec satin weave cotton, reflective polyester and a molded rubber N emblem.   Although being crafted in the Flimby plant down to trademark issues [...] Read more

Asics x Slam Jam GL3

Posted on April 9, 2013

Founded in 1989 by Luca Benini in Ferarra, Slam Jam has supplied Italy with a range of products otherwise unfound in the country and have infused their passion for streetwear into the various projects that they have been involved in over the years.   Slam Jams' first collaboration with asics was in 2010 on the ever popular Gel-Lyte 3 model, dubbed the '5th dimension' due to the every day decisions and actions we make that mould our future for the better or worst or in Slam Jams case, the intricately chosen materials and colours they used on the Gel-Lyte 3 would make it one of the most sought after pairs of asics ever produced. In January 2013, Slam Jam released their second collaboration [...] Read more

Stores of Siam Vol. 1 I Welcome To The Streets.

Posted on March 29, 2013

Upon deciding to spend a few months in Thailand, mainly Bangkok to be exact we immediately grabbed the nearest internet enabled device we could get our hands on and what followed was hours on hours of burying our heads researching what Bangkok has to offer. We very quickly discovered that Siam and the surrounding areas where the places to be in terms of retail spaces, heck someone somewhere even alikedned it to Tokyo's Harajuku and once that comparison was made we couldn't resist. Upon exploring the area we decided there was no time like the present to put our twist on the iconic 'store guide' series to profile the emphusiasm and passion of the retailers here as well as what unique products [...] Read more

URFACE Artist Series x P7 Launch At Badmotel

Posted on March 16, 2013

Although still in its infancy URFACE has already had an exciting few years since its inception, producing limited edition bags and accessories each numbered and with artists signature its refreshing to see a brand with great ethics at its core especially in an era when the marketing words 'limited edition' has the consumers mind in a mess trying to figure out how many of them were actually produced.   The concept behind URFACE is to have a constantly refreshed collection by inviting the finest creative heads of Thailand to put there stroke of genius across the catalog of URFACE canvasses, already having worked with numerous of well known brands and a artist collection with party organizers [...] Read more

Solebox x Saucony Shadow 5000

Posted on March 8, 2013

Since 2002, the guys at Solebox have been supplying limited and exclusive trainers and clothing to enthusiasts and collectors worldwide, making our wardrobes and footwear that little bit fresher and our bank balances smaller. Over the years the team of brothers have worked with more than a handful of their favourite brands, creating a collection of extremely sought after trainers along the way, all of which are showcased in Perspex boxes surrounding the walls in their beautiful store in West Berlin.   Solebox teamed up with Saucony for the first time in 2008, creating their own version of the 1981 classic the Jazz and the two brands have collaborated every year since, using a mix of [...] Read more