Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bape Store New York Closing?

Bape Store New York Closing?

Bape Store New York Closing?
We heard some rumors that the Bape Store New York will be closing its doors, or at least moving. We could not confirm which one it will be yet. With news of the recent sale of the Japanese brand, due to its financial trouble, coming out, as well as the rather unexpected and quick closing of their Los Angeles store, we are actually not very surprised about the development at A Bathing Ape in New York.
With Bape having been featured in lots of music videos in the US a couple of years ago, the store was rather frequently the scene of people lining up for new product releases. After having built an impressive business in Japan over the last two decades, we are a little surprised of how fast the excitement around Bape cooled down outside of Japan. It really seems like once the access was easier, the brand became much less interesting for the consumer.
Furthermore it really looks like the new owner of Bape, Hong Kong’s I.T. group, is concentrating on expanding the brand in Asia and China specifically, rather than working on a worldwide expansion.
Once we hear more about the 91 Greene Street store, we will of course let you know!

PURE TFP with Steve Powers for Levi’s x MOCA Jacket


espo levis moca 01 curatedmag PURE TFP with Steve Powers for Levi’s x MOCA Jacket
From Curated – “Previously unannounced, the PURE TFP with Stephen Powers for Levi’s x MOCA will release this weekend (May 21, 2011). The trucker jacket series, celebrating some of the biggest names from the Art in the Streets exhibition has produced some real quality, and this is no exception. I’m an unabashed fan of ESPO, so take that for what it is worth, but I’m genuinely quite impressed by MOCA’s corporate sponsorship surrounding the exhibition as well.”
Learn a little more about the collaboration between PURE and Powers here

Levi’s Made and Crafted Autumn 2011 Collection

selectism - Levi's Made and Crafted Autumn 2011 Collection
Levi’s Made & Crafted, the design focused collection from the Levi’s XX division, brings some nicely detailed pieces for Autumn 2011. Manufacture, not surprisingly, is placed at a premium, and the goods are crafted in some of the finest factories in the world. The shirting, leather motorcycle jackets, bags, and accessories are all made in Italy; and, new for Made & Crafted is special men’s capsule line of Cone selvage denim that is made in California.
Additionally, there is a selection of chinos.
Take a full look at Levi’s Made & Crafted after the jump.

Nike+ Sportwatch GPS Powered by TomTom

Nike Sportwatch GPS TOMTOM-01
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom combines a simple navigation, GPS location tracking, and the motivation of the Nike+ community into a compact design that tracks your every move. After a run the watch plugs neatly into any USB port, immediately launching the Nike+ Connect interface and automatically transferring information to This running companion will be available Fall 2011.
See the watch in detail after the click.

Air Jordan Retro 12 Low “Black Patent” Quickstrike

Air Jordan Retro 12 Low "Black Patent" Quickstrike-01

Eric Koston x Kobe Bryant Nike SB Eric Koston 1

Nike SB Eric Koston 1 x Kobe Bryant Sneakers
Today Nike SB has announced the official collaboration between Eric Koston and Kobe Bryant on the first signature pro-model to come from Nike SB for Koston – the Eric Koston 1.
“In celebration of Eric Koston’s first signature shoe with NIKE Skateboarding, 5 time NBA World Champion Kobe Bryant and Street Skateboarding Innovator Eric Koston have bridged two LA schoolyard sports — basketball and skateboarding. It is undeniable that both basketball and skateboarding have many parallels. Kobe and Eric have given you the best of both worlds and developed a shoe that will look good on the board or in the paint.
The Kobe x Koston is a disruptive yet stylish combination of the Kobe VI upper and Eric Koston’s game changing lo ride cupsole construction with LUNARLON technology. Each pair comes with a custom humidor including signature Nike Eric Koston golf balls and a suede shoe bag.
Only 24 pairs of the sneaker will be released on May 21st at
THE NIKE VAULT at Staples Center
1111 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 91005
Take a closer look at the sneaker after the jump.

Nike SB Eric Koston 1 x Kobe Bryant Sneakers
Nike SB Eric Koston 1 x Kobe Bryant Sneakers
Nike SB Eric Koston 1 x Kobe Bryant Sneakers
Nike SB Eric Koston 1 x Kobe Bryant Sneakers

Undercover Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

Undercover Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook
Today we get a first comprehensive look at the upcoming Undercover Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. As usual the Japanese brand sticks to its muted mud colors for the most part, with only very few pieces sticking out of that routine, at least in terms of color. Nevertheless we find lots of strong pieces in the upcoming collection, especially in terms of outerwear and pants.
Take a full look at the new collection after the jump.