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.
Ronnie Fieg recently collaborated with bag company Herschel Supply Co. on an ultra-durable backpack. Built with selvage denim and a durable Cordura camo fabric, the classic pack features a chambray main interior compartment with a soft black fur elastic laptop sleeve. Additional details include an iPhone pocket with built-in headphone access, a bright red plastic key holder, padded mesh straps and heavy duty zippers. The Ronnie Fieg x Herschel Supply Co. Backpack will release via Kith this Friday at 11 a.m. EST with a price tag of $120 USD.
This season A Bathing Ape brings forth a new collaboration with legendary surfer wallet brand SWALLET. What is touted as a compact, buoyant, and pickpocket-resistant alternative to the traditional method of carrying essentials has received exclusive color schemes and a simple logo centered on the surrounding band by the Japanese streetwear icon. Available now at all A Bathing Ape retailers worldwide, reasonably priced at ¥1,890 JPY (approximately $23 USD).
Daniel Craig’s James Bond is set to strap on an Omega Seamaster once again in the upcoming Skyfall, due out this November. To mark the occasion, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is set to release a limited edition version of the very timepiece 007 will be sporting in the film. Taking the form of the brand’s Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M, the “Skyfall” edition boasts a 42mm stainless steel case with a matte black ceramic rotating bezel, matching dial and chromium nitride diving scale. Coated in white Super-LumiNova, the hands and dial each emit a blue light while the minute hand and diving bezel dot glow green. Water-resistant up to 600 meters, the watch features 007 branding throughout, including the 7 o’clock position on the face. Complete with Omega’s Co-Axial technology and “Si14″ silicon balance spring, the special timepiece includes custom packaging and is limited to 5,007 pieces.