Big K.R.I.T gets asked the “Tough Questions” by The director / designer and all around rad LilInternet from Karmaloop T.V. He talks his new album title, ethics and morality in Hip Hop and even what his wish would be if he only had one wish.
Winter is not even close to ending soon, yet we already notice the days getting longer again – bit by bit. Yes, even after weeks of grey winter dreariness, the sun celebrated a much anticipated comeback, giving us a first glimpse of all the spring goodness to come. We used this as an opportunity to once again roam our favourite shops for a selection colourful sneakers, to ring in the upcoming warm season appropriately. See them after the jump.
Y-3 – Green leaf patterned Tokio Trainers
Emiting a subtle summery vibe, these sweet sneaks by Y-3 are definitely a vacation for your feet. Made of textile and leather the feature a colourful floral print, black toe cap, contrasting white heel area and purple mesh at tongue, topped of with a black rubber sole and rubber stud accents on the midsole. You can cop these at Ssense.
Vans – Era Hawaiian & Red
Fot their latest Spring/Summer collection Vans has been digging up some nice vintage patterns to adorn their classic silhouette with. So if you can’t afford a vacation on Hawaii, get the above Eras instead. Definitely not the same, but at least you will end up with a great pair of shoes. You can get them over at Karmaloop.
Valentino – Camouflage-Print Leather and Suede Sneakers
Coming from Valentino‘s latest Spring/Summer collection, the above sneaker combines a slim running silhouette with an expressive Warhol-esque camouflage pattern. They’re crafted from leather, suede and canvas and feature the brand’s signature studs at the heel, as an eye-snatching detail. You can get them now at Mr. Porter.
Reebok x Keith Haring – Classic Leather Mid Strap Lux
Keith Haring was never one to shy away from monetising his work, earning him a reputation oscilaing between genius businessman and sellout artist pretty early in his career. Even almost a quarter of a century after his way too early death his art hasn’t lost any of its initial commercial appeal, resulting in a number of more or less interesting collabs in recent times. The latestone comes from Reebok, who reworked their classic high top silhouette with Haring’s distinctive artwork. They are now available at SneakernStuff
Nike – Dunk High AC NRG/BL
The scaled-back Nike Dunk High AC is now available in a sweet colourblocked Quickstrike edition. Crafted from a premium suede upper, the shoes features a white leather swoosh on top of white midsole. It is now available in limited quantities from Hanon.
Nike – Air Max 90 Medium Grey, Metallic Silver & Black
Not too flashy not too bleak, this version of the classic Nike Air Max 90 comes in a well balanced colourway, that sees spots of yellow, violet and silver standing out on a grey and black background. Definitely a great transitional piece to reintroduce some colour to your wardrobe. Score a pair over at End.
adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott – Totem Sneaker
As we approach the inevitable yet kinda welcomed end of the year, we once again roamed our favourite online stores to compile this year’s final Weekly Outfit. Enjoy our selection after the jump, and of course have a happy new year.
BLVCK SCVLE – The Feather King New Era Hat
Part of BLVCK SCVLE‘s current headwear collection, the “Feather King” New Era fitted hat features tonal stitching, contrast underbrim, a red contrast crown button, embroidered logo detail on front and tonal embroidered logo details on side and back. Get it at Karmaloop.
Barbour – Whitby Jacket
Named after the The Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby, this for Barbour‘s standards unusual colourful four-pocket parka features a slightly less waxy yet still water resistant cotton and nylon blend. Additional features include inside pockets, drastring hood, hem and waist amd a large rear vent. OiPolloi currently stocks it.
Howlin’ by Morrison – Alpha Knit Wool Cardigan
Howlin’ by Morrison provides this fantastic chunky knitted wool cardigan. It features an alternating knit pattern, a six button front closure and colour flecked detailing. Made of pure thick wool, this cardigan makes a great piece for layering during those exceptionally cold days. Buy it at Need Supply Co.
Carhartt – Mission Shirt
The Mission Shirt by Carhartt is made of a durable washed cotton rip stop and features a vintage military gear inspired cloud camo pattern. It can be worn as as shirt, and due to the heavy fabric, as a light jacket too. It is currently available at Caliroots.
Casio G-Shock – Hyper Complex GA-110HC-6AER
Definitely a more vibrant and edgy interpretation of the famous Casio G-Shock. This timepiece features besides a colourful design, all the amenities and features of the classic monochrome model, including shock resistance, 200m water resistane, 1/100 second stopwatch, LED backlight, claendar and much more. Get it at Oki-Ni.
CASH CA – Easy Wool Pant
These smart yet casual wool sweat pants from Cash CA are truly a great example of magnificient workmanship. The pants feature two welted side pockets, a single front hand pocket, elasticated waist with drawstrings left, zipped fly closure, elasticated cuffs and two back pockets, topped off with a subtle embroidered Cash CA logo. Get them at Soto.
Nike – Flyknit Racer
Considering that the Nike Flyknit has seen its release only earlier this year, it has already worked its way up to the ranks of a sneaker classic. The superior construction speaks for itself. Developed in cooperation with world’s best marathon runners, the Flyknit racer features a seamless knitted upper, providing a lighweight running experience and superior breathability. Definitely a must have for upcoming Spring season. Get it at End.
In the spirit of the Holiday season, we’ve teamed up with the good people at Karmaloop to offer up a really cool, rare prize. Karmaloop has an exclusive “Peace & Love” graphic tee from Obey available on their site right now and along with that exclusive also have two signed and framed prints of the graphic from Shepard Fairey himself. What this means is that two lucky readers will walk away with a signed and framed print from Obey, courtesy of Karmaloop!
To Enter to Win:
Contest runs 12/12 – 12/19. Winner will be chosen at random.
Following up our latest Buyer’s Guide Christmas Special, which kind of ended up all black, (unintentionally by the way), I thought, why not trash out that concept a bit more and comprise a corresponding Weekly Outfit. I mean, it’s almost winter now, the days are getting shorter, besides funerals, is there a better time to rock that monochromatic style than now? Have a look at our suggestions after the jump.
Mosley Tribes – The Lyndel Sunglasses
Moncler – R Dow Jacket
Constructed from a premium cotton blend, the Moncler Dow Jacket features a nice quilted pattern, an oversized two-way zip closure with lesther pull, two handwarmer pockets and a chest pocket both with oversized zip closure, as well as interior chest pockets. This smart italian made jacket is available in limited numbers from End.
Acne – Strindberg Chunky-Knit Wool Sweater
Maison Martin Margiela – 10 Men’s Overdyed Shirt
No offense H&M, but this the real deal. Crafted from soft and lightweight cotton, this shirt by Maison Martin Margiela features a regular fit and a rich black colouration, due to the overdying proces, which will gradually fade, resulting in an individual appearance. Get it at Oki-Ni.
Uniform Wares – 150 Series Wristwatch
Oscilating between smart and casual this mid-century inspired wristwatch by Uniform Wares is a perfect every day accessory. It understated design is topped off with a refined construction, faturing a 6mm thick Aerospace grade 316L stainless steel case, precision two hand Japanese quartz movement, Hardened mineral crystal lens and a wrapped Italian calf leather strap. Get it at Oipolloi.
Saturdays – Ronnie Canvas Pants
Nike – Air Max 90 Essential
In preparation for the Lord$ Never Worry ASAP MOB LP, Karmaloop TV linked with A$AP Ferg for the visuals for the track “Work”. Linking in Harlem with some quality visuals the set moves to Washington Heights for the 2nd half of the video, as Ferg & the crew continue to prove why they’re still making lot’s of noise in the industry after last year’s Live Life A$AP project. Hit the jump for the visuals.
The new FH Spring gear is up at our Karmaloop Kazbah shop, go cop!!!
Just want to give a big thanks to all the supporters that have been buying Finally Hip since it’s been on Karmaloop Kazbah! There were definitely a few bumps, and mistakes on our part but we’re definitely learning. Shirts are selling out though and we are super thankful for that!
We apologize to those cancelled orders due to incorrect inventory or us accidentally clicking the wrong button, lol. We’re getting the hang of it tho!
Check out the Finally Hip Kazbah shop here: http://www.karmaloop.com/kazbah/Browse.htm#VendorId=7769&Pgroup=1&KazbahOnly=True
I’m really happy to announce that Finally Hip is now on Karmaloop! Kazbah to be exact. In KL‘s words, “Kazbah brands are independent labels specially selected to sell on karmaloop. All Kazbah brands cover shipping and customer service charges on all orders.”
Gotta give a big shout out to the homie Todd of The Kane Agency for all his help in getting me on, and thanks to Julian for having to deal with me, haha.
If you haven’t already heard of or seen artist Curtis Kulig‘s work now is the time. He’s been on his grind doing various art projects anywhere from graffiti to gallery shows, primarily around LA and NYC for over 7 years. Having already collaborated with high profile brands like Nike, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Burton, and Converse Kulig is now onto his next big artistic endeavor. This spring, the long time friend of Shepard Fairey has created a lovely new collection for Obey with his signature “love me” tag seen on each piece. This exciting new collab is definitely worth checking out: tank, jacket, tee, and cardigan. The limited series is moving quick, so don’t sleep on including these pieces in your wardrobe before Curtis blows up bigtime.
– Mary Rachel Kostreva