Dee Low of Monsta Beatz and Jet Life drops a new vintage video game themed visual for “California” off his Shine mixtape, available here.
Previously: Curren$ y & The Jets – Red Eye (Mixtape)
The New York native travels to California for the “Western Union” mixtape.
Premium suede and woven textiles comprise the latest holiday offering from Vans California. The five-piece capsule revisits two Classic silhouettes, the Chukka Decon and Sk8-Hi Reissue. Tonal laces form a harmonious combination with suede uppers and highlight the warm hues of the pack. Native American-styled patterns run along the heel loop of the deconstructed Chukka Decon while Inca-inspired quarter panels cover Vans’ Sk8-Hi Reissue. The holiday selection of the Chukka Decon CA and Sk8-Hi Reissue CA are available now at select Vans California retailers.
While working in advertising during the mid-1960s, Baxter Finley realized the constant heat and sun were doing terrible things to his skin. After searching for an acceptable men’s moisturizer, he finally gave up and created his own, which he called Super Shape. The first line of grooming products for men, which he named Baxter of California, was launched in 1965. Today, Baxter of California has a new look and feel with updated packaging and cutting-edge men’s products. In order to showcase these new products and help the younger generations “Discover Your Manhood,” Baxter of California presents a humorous advertisement that links a young man’s first time shaving to his first time… well, you know.
For the Fall/Winter 2013 season, Vans added a range of head-turning new styles to its already extensive California collection, including a duo of Ikat-patterned kicks. The classic Era and Chukka come dressed in the traditional light-blue chambray fabric set against dark blue suede overlays. Both styles are rounded off with the SoCal brand’s white vulcanized midsole and a blazing red outsole.
The Vans California collection’s subtle design elements and unique material choices connect a rich heritage of modernism with the spirit of Americana craftsmanship and artistry. For holiday 2013, the Vans California collection delivers an exceptional range of footwear with a focus on vintage-inspired prints, supple leathers and fine suedes. The Authentic CA kicks off the seasonal assortment with a two-piece paisley pack. Vans’ cherished canvas creation exhibits an antique-styled arrangement of the iconic print in Limoges and Olivine colorways. The soft tones are further complemented by simple round laces, smooth midsole detailing and embossed leather hangtags. The paisley pack is available this October at select Vans California retailers.
Vans California‘ Era Brogue CA excels as a premium material update to a sophisticated design developed from men’s brogue shoes in henna and black color variations. Perforated detailing on full grain leather uppers and a high-grade suede upper on the Era Brogue accented by synthetic suede linings, antique finish eyelets, and hiking laces meet at the juncture of luxurious materials and ambitious design concepts. available now from vans.com for $ 75 USD.
At AGENDA Long Beach we had a first look at the Vans California Spring/Summer 2014 collection. One of the more interesting releases we can share today is a set of overwashed Authentics and Sk8-His. Offered in blue, black and red, the classic styles are heavily treated with dye to the point that – on top of the laces, midsole and upper – the shape of the shoe itself takes on a weathered look. Probably not one for the purists, but certainly something different to look out for.
California-based Road Runner Sports has teamed up with Nike for a special edition of the Air Pegasus+ 30. Taking inspiration from California Republic’s flag, the “California” sees the flag’s red, white, and green colors throughout while the brown of the flag’s bear envelops the Hyperfuse paneling, mesh tongue, and Engineered Mesh heel. The Road Runner Sports x Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 “California” is now available for pre-order at roadrunnersports.com for $ 99.95 USD, shipping this August.
Various cues from current menswear trends inform the character of this season’s Era CA in dress blues and thyme. Overprinted chambray with polka dots on twill quarter panels and linings instill the casual lace-up with a sense of sophistication and luxury. Additional material details include pigskin Vans labels and round waxed laces. The Chambray Polka editions of the Era CA are available now at select Vans California Collection retailers.