Recently hired as a cultural consultant for the rising Washington Wizards, Wale is hoping to rebrand the budding sports franchise as it begins to move from the bottom of the Eastern Conference to the top. In a recent conversation with ESPN the Magazine, the D.C. native mentioned he hoping to recruit Kanye West as a designer for the team’s new uniform initiative.
I want to be a shot in the arm to D.C. basketball. My job is to provide a spark, at all costs. I’m not going to do anything corny, but I’m talking to Kanye about designing new uniforms. I want to see the phone booth rocking every time I come here. I want to create the “Lake Show,” create what the Bulls had. I want to take the personality of our stars — John, Otto, Marcin — and create what Kemp and Payton had, what LeBron and D-Wade had. That’s the vibe I want.
Read the rest of Wale’s piece here, and let us know if you think this collaboration will come to life below.
Because Yeezy season is all year round.
As beloved streetwear giant Undefeated celebrates a decade in the business, the brand has teamed up with five renowned artists for a special collection of 10th anniversary tees. Featuring artistry from the likes of Barry McGee, Erik Brunetti, Estevan Oriol, Mr. Cartoon and Geoff McFetridge, the collection sees white 100% cotton tees paired with black silkscreen prints showcasing the signature styles of each creative. Retailing for $28 USD each, all five limited edition T-shirts can be purchased online from Undefeated’s newly relaunched web store.
Brooklyn’s POSTALCO presents their stylish take on the Postcard Wallet by utilizing pressed navy blue cotton in conjunction with luxurious black leather. Handmade in Japan, the carrier features 4 pockets and string and grommet closure. The latest from POSTALCO can be purchased online for $215 USD.
Even with the changing of season, the sport of skateboarding is rarely affected in California. Releasing its latest lookbook for the first delivery of Fall 2012, HUF maintains its recognition for the sport as a series of photos, shot by Sagan Lockhart, showcase the upcoming footwear and apparel collection. Photographed in Los Angeles, we get a glimpse of an array of pocket T-shirts and caps adorned with the signature “H” logo, new long-sleeve shirt designs, along with a jacket — for those cooler days. The 2012 fall collection is now offered directly through the Hypebeast Store and HUF stockist worldwide.
For all our friends in Las Vegas, be sure to check out Dunkxchange Las Vegas on August 21.
A latest addition to the catalog of Japan’s visvim has come in the form of the YUCCA MOC MID-FOLK for 2012 fall/winter. Taking clear cues from a moccasin style, this casual option has been offered up in a handful of colorways thus far. Prominent stitching is featured on the toe box while a highly breathable suede cowhide is also put forward. Further characterized by a natural cork footbed and molded midsole, a notable contrast between classic and contemporary approaches are present for this release. Pricing has been set at ¥46,000 JPY (approximately $588 USD) from the visvim online shop.