Saturday, February 20, 2016

inside Aēsop Ginza Tokyo

pic source: Aēsop

Nike Air Zoom Spiridon

Nike brings back the Air Zoom Spiridon which is my go to running shoe to this day. perfect timing as my pair is up for replacing. the Spiridon was first released in '97 and was the first shoe to feature a full length Zoom Air unit. check out the original Spiridon ad below.

pic source: Nike

Friday, February 19, 2016

Introducing Hiroki Nakamura the Collector

"How do you explain your fascination with vintage objects and artifacts?

Obviously, things in the past weren’t made for commercial reasons. I discovered that these objects are so much more powerful because they were designed for a purpose. They have so much more power and that speaks to me. I enjoy having them around me. They inspire me and I want to make things that have meaning for myself. If something is made for a reason, not just to be sold, it has a stronger feeling to me. Since I was little, I have been collecting vintage stuff. I go to flea markets or vintage shops and I get strong feelings from these places and items..."

for the full feature head over to Hypebeast.

source: Hypebeast

HODINKEE: A Visit To Seiko Japan

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Talking with Yuki Matsuda
"A Japanese Designer’s Quest to Define American Style"

"I don’t think a machine can make the shoes we can make,” says designer Yuki Matsuda, the founder of Meg Company, whose brands include Yuketen, Monitaly, Chamula and Epperson Mountaineering. Based in Hermosa Beach, California, Matsuda approaches and reinterprets different aspects of American style with each of his brands. His pieces appear both historic and modern at the same time, appealing to those who both love a vintage aesthetic and long for precise tailoring. And in all of his products, Matsuda strives to achieve harmony between the skilled craftsmen, the best materials and his refined designs..."

for the full feature head over to Gear Patrol.
source: Gear Patrol

Junya Watanabe x Merz b. Schwanen capsule collection

Japan meets Germany in this playful collaboration between Junya Watanabe and Merz b. Schwanen. the collection features 2 items which are available from MR PORTER.

pic source: MR PORTER