Always with bold prediction, director Michael Bay declared that fans will catch the first glimpse of Transformers: Age of Extinction during Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014. Declaring that the production portion for the film is now done, Bay also took the opportunity to clarify a rumor recently. Published on his own personal website, Bay countered a persisting notion that he was somehow “ashamed” of the Transformers franchise when in fact he was very proud of each of them. Look after the jump for his full statement on the matter, in the meantime, Transformers: Age of Extinction with Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, and Stanley Tucci will be in theaters on June 27, 2014.
Tokyo-based fashion designer Mihara Yasuhiro, well known for his partnership with Puma that began over 13 years ago and his eponymous menswear label MIHARAYASUHIRO, is riding off the recent success of his collaborative 2013 fall/winter collection with the athletic apparel mainstay. The apparel and footwear designer who made his start in 1994 has come leaps and bounds in applying his modernist style of design to sneakers and is responsible for one of Puma’s best selling Black Label collaborations. Constantly reaching out to the diverse street culture of Harajuku - a popular shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo - as a source of inspiration, Mihara is not one to shy away from eye-catching embellishments such as fur, studs and metallic objects in his innovative aesthetic. Moving on from his muted, monochromatic and distinctly urban approach seen in his earlier work, Mihara is constantly pushing the boundaries of his respective realm. In Mihara Yasuhiro's Essentials, the most obvious item that comes to light is the 6-year old custom vintage-style bicycle that Mihara travels to the studio on every day. Other notable items include practical pieces from his own MIHARAYASUHIRO imprint such as a waist pouch, pants strap, wallet and coin purse.
The final piece of the Nike Kobe Prelude Pack launches just two weeks before the arrival of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, featuring the lowest profile and lightest weight of any Kobe signature shoe before it. Good thing, because the Mamba would need every advantage he could muster during the previous NBA season, playing in all 48 minutes of many of the remaining games in a last ditch effort to make the playoffs. Of course it would all be for naught, as Kobe would suffer a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in April 2013, leading to a period of intense reflection symbolized by the metallic accents and swirling designs on the shoe’s upper. The shoe drops January 25th, 2014.
Exceed all expectations the first time around, Nike decided to expand its Nike Air Python offerings with the new Nike Air Python Lux. First made its debut back 1987, many sneakerheads still debate its origin till these days. Whether it is really related to Air Jordan 2 or a stand alone design, no one can say for sure. One thing is certain, however, is the full application of premium materials like full-grain leather upper, the vachetta leather collar and lining. Featuring a series of debossed, printed leather that mirrors a snakeskin pattern along the tongue, heel, and quarter panels, the Nike Air Python Lux comes in black or red and will be available sometime this month.
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There is little doubt that Nile Rodgers had a great 2013 in dance and disco music. Concluding the 2013 with another banger, the singer has now collaborated with German house producer Tensnake and vocalist Fiona for the catchy pop tune "Love Sublime." The song will be featured on Tensnake's upcoming album Glow, due in March 2014 via Capitol imprint Astralwerks. "Love Sublime" is a good indicator on what sound we can expect from this offering as Fiona will appear on no less than seven of the album's 15 songs. Listen below.
Add to the already popular black colorway, Brooklyn-base clothing label ICE COLD NY introduces the grey version of its “Dotted” Half Calf 3M Reflective Socks. Not just some cheap knockoffs but actual 3M Scotchlite reflective elements with certifications from ANSI/ISEA 107, CSA Z96, and EN471 standards, the socks are the ideal accessories for riding or skating at night. Quipped with vents and arch support, both black and grey versions of the “Dotted” Half Calf 3M Reflective Socks are available now through KITH retail locations, KITH’s and ICE COLD NY’s online stores.
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Two of Chicago's hottest lyrical exports have joined forces for "Suitcases" Vic Mensa has recruited fellow Windy City rhymer Chance The Rapper to lay down some bars over a mellow production provided by Cam Osteen. This one's for the road, so make sure to listen closely below.
Just in time for the holidays Nike drops the “Disco Ball” Air Max 1 for women. Comprised of tiny metallic silver windows against an ice blue underlay, the shoe runs the same metallic silver Swoosh and black outsoles for each pair. Black accents, ice blue eyelets and matching metallic ice blue laces finish the festive colorway off. The Nike “Disco Ball” Air Max 1 releases December 12 at Nike Quickstrike accounts.
In honor of The Simpsons‘ landmark 25th season, Threadless invited artists around the world to submit potential T-shirt designs celebrating the first family of Springfield (or any of the equally beloved cast of supporting characters). What followed were 832 unique submissions, followed by 620,018 votes placed to winnow down the pool to a final tally of 29 tees. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes in multiple colors, the designs pay tribute to Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as Ned Flanders, Sideshow Bob, Ralph Wiggum and countless others. Check out the collection below, and find the tees available for purchase now at Threadless.