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August 2018

The North Face CMYK 1996 Nuptse Jacket Releasing Soon

The Nuptse has been the king of big jackets and cold weather outerwear since it was first released in 1992. Last year The North Face revived the OG Nuptse line, and it was, of course, a smash hit. Now they’re back with a more modern reimagining of the 1996 Nuptse silhouette in a CMYK print. CMYK refers to the colors cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, and all those colors come together to make a jacquard pattern that elevates this streetwear staple to new heights.

Aside from the Nuptse, the collection will also include the CMYK 1990 Mountain Jacket, CMYK boots, CMYK Horizon Hat, and CMYK SE backpack.

The North Face CYMK 1996 Nuptse Jacket will be launching from The North Face UK and other selected European retailers in just a couple of hours.


Batman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray Box Set Gets Digital Copy

Warner Bros. has announced that the highly-anticipated Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray box set will also include a digital copy, in addition to all of the previously announced collectibles and special features that are packed inside. The box set includes three mini Funko Pop figures of Batman, Harley Quinn, and the Joker as well as all 109 episodes of the series (Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures), the animated feature films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mister Freeze: Sub Zero, a deluxe art book, and loads of special features. We’re particularly excited about The Heart of Batman, an 90-minute documentary on the making of Batman: The Animated Series that includes interviews with nearly three dozen members of the cast and crew, detailing the intricacies of production behind the landmark animated show. Only 30,000 copies of this collectible set will be made, so get cracking if you’re interested in one of the greatest adaptations of the Batman mythos ever created.

The Batman: The Animated Series Blu-Ray box set will be released on October 30.


Yohji Yamamoto To Launch Official International Web Store

Avant-garde fashionistas rejoice: Yohji has finally opened a site where transactions the interface is in English and transactions in USD. Called The Shop Yohji Yamamoto (what a mouthful), the new website will carry a majority of his product lines. Admittedly, navigation and filtering is still a little rough, but it’s definitely workable.

The launch of the store also marks the first time the prolific designer’s web exclusive brand S’YTE and progressive fashion concept label Ground Y will be available outside of Japan. If you weren’t able to make the trek to the Land of the Rising Sun to buy ’em, now’s your chance.

The Shop Yohji  Yamamoto is up and running now—an accompanying shopping app should be released in early September.


Common Projects Releases New Track Sneaker

Common Projects built its brand around minimalist design and high-end Italian craftsmanship. The CP Achilles Low is still a grail sneaker for many sneakerheads, and with good reason—the leather quality, craftsmanship, and silhouette are all top notch. While Common Projects haven’t exactly rested on their laurels, most of their other offerings still follow the same ideals that make the Achilles Low great. That is, until now. Enter the New Track sneaker. Last year CP released a chunky sneaker as well—the Track Vintage—but that still had a running shoe’s shape. The New Track is lower and chunkier, a far cry from the sleek lines of CP’s biggest hits. But it still has the DNA of their staple product lines: the shoe is constructed of buttery premium nubuck and mesh, and the brand’s trademark “series number” stamp asserts the clunky sneaker as one of Common Projects’ own.

The sneaker is currently only available in an ultra-clean white or murdered-out black, but the Common Projects site has pictures of 3 other colorways that we’ve yet to see in the wild. Our pick right now: the murdered-out black version.

 

 

 

 

 

The Common Projects New Track sneaker is available now at SSENSE.


Nike Air Max 270 Bowfin Drops in Black/Phantom Desert

Chunky, full-bodied sneakers are becoming the runner du jour — while time will tell whether the popularity of this kind of style is more than a passing fad, everyone seems to want to cash in on it, including Nike. The Force 270 and Max 270 lines are hardly minimalist, but their silhouettes are still somewhat sleek, with flat-ish toeboxes and clean lines from front to back. This shoe throws all of that out the window and adopts a much more aggressive, trail sneaker approach. While shoes from hiking giants such as The North Face and La Sportiva are well made and prove themselves adequately out on the trail, none of them is winning awards for their looks. The Air Max 270 Bowfin is Nike’s attempt to find a middle ground between sneakerhead aesthetic and outdoor functionality. It’s got the right features for it: a mixed textile upper, with a single-pull cord lacing system in a criss-cross layout, just like other high-end hiking shoes such as the Salomon Men’s X Ultra 3 GTX

The Air Max 270 Bowfin in Black/Phantom Desert will drop sometime in October, and will go for $150 USD.


Filson Introduces New Workwear Line: CCF

Filson is known for its hard-wearing canvas bags and flannels that are just about bulletproof. Their attention to detail and use of rugged, heavyweight materials have been famous for well over a hundred years. Such an established name in the workwear game usually doesn’t have to innovate much, but Filson aren’t known for resting on their laurels. They recently unveiled a new clothing line called CCF, which is named for the brand’s founder, Clinton C. Filson. This new line of clothes finds its roots in coal mines and rail yards and is comprised of utility jackets, vests, overalls, double-front pants, watch caps, and 6-panel caps.

What we like: the asking prices are very accessible for this level of quality and craftsmanship. Admittedly the coal-miner aesthetic isn’t for everyone, but the basic bombers, hoodies, and caps are easy enough to incorporate into standard streetwear fits—and they’ll probably be more durable than anything else you can buy for the same amount of money.

Available now through the Filson website.