Common Projects x Moscot Matte Sunglasses

August 16, 2009

Finally seeing an official release, is the collaborative project between premier footwear specialists, Common Projects, who have since begun producing accessories, including eyewear, and the leading eyewear team, Moscot. Taking on the classic wayfarer look, these shades feature a matte black finish with glossy tonal detailing and the minimalistic branding usually associated with Common Projects. These glasses are now available through Oki-Ni,with a retail price tag of $361.

With a simplistic marketing tactic, Common Projects releases some of the summer’s best eyewear pieces. I love the simplicity of the matte black sunglasses, along with the classic wayfarer aesthetics.

Check out another shot of the sunglasses by Common Projects after the break.

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Quoddy Maliseet Oxford/Blucher

August 14, 2009

Two styles from famed Maine-based footwear manufacturer, Quoddy, have hit The Shop. Sharing similar characteristics and aesthetics, the releases come in the form of the Maliseet Oxford and Blucher. The darker, more refined Maliseet Oxford features a four-hole design with a clean upper while the Blucher on the other hand includes a light brown shade with collar trim.

Personally, this is one of the best releases that I have seen Quoddy come out with in a long while. With footwear this fresh, Quoddy is sure to have their competition on guard. Though I am a fan of the darker Oxford more over the light Blucher, I like both releases. Thoughts?

Check out more shots and colorways of the Oxford/Blucher after the break.

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55DSL’s 15th Anniversary Over Backpack

August 12, 2009

As Diesel’s diffusion line, 55DSL celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2009. Though a preview into some upcoming collaborations have been seen over the last few months, this one has caught my eye. The Over backpack includes an intricate pattern print created by artist VASAVA, along with 55DSL’s iconic red/blue colors that are mis-matched over the bag’s straps, pulls and hardware. These bags are available now at 55DSL, so check them out.

Personally, I love this bag because it has a very sleek look to it, along with great graphics and colors. In celebrating their 15th year anniversary, I am quite pleased with their latest effort to push the envelope with creativity and design. Thoughts?

Check out more shots of the bag after the break.

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Air Jordan 60+ Black/Red

August 12, 2009

Today, the Jordan Brand release their latest hybrid sneaker concoction to the US market, dubbed the 60+. The kicks, inspired by Michael Jordan’s 60+ point performances, features a mash-up of five celebrated classics into a new 3/4 cut basketball sneaker. The sneakers are available in the classic Chicago Bulls black/red/white color combo, and can now be purchased directly through

Brand Jordan has done it again, by introducing this timeless piece to the market. Personally, I love the fusion of the sneakers, but more so, the classic Bulls colorway. I can spot three different pairs of Jordans in this rendition, what about you?

Check out more shots of the J’s after the break.

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XLarge x Manhattan Portage Backpack

August 4, 2009

For this upcoming Fall, XLarge worked with Manhattan Portage on a technical backpack. The backpack comes in durable canvas and features different colors on different panels, including camouflage patterns on the front. Furthermore, several logos have been placed on the backpack, adding extra detail and aesthetics. Look out for a release of the XLarge x Manhattan Portage Backpack in the coming weeks.

One of the nicer bags that has come from the XLarge camp in quite some time. Personally, when I ran across this backpack, I was very pleased because of the aesthetics, design, durability and quality of the bag. The graphics on the front mixed with the different colored panels makes for a nice bag. Thoughts?

Phantaci x Casio G-Shock Watch Collection

August 4, 2009

Celebrating the Taiwan leg of their Shock The World campaign, Casio teams up with celebrated shop Phantaci on a special set of their popular G-Shock watches. Included are three different colorways, each adorned with postal service details and Phantaci’s signature logo in theme-matching packaging.

Though it has been some time since I have posted a Casio collaboration, do not think that my love for the G-Shock has been shaken. Personally, seeing Casio team up with Phantaci is quite shcoking, but has deemed to be very rewarding. Persoanlly, I would rather have the pink rendition, but all three are dope. Thoughts?

Check out more shots of the collaboration after the break.

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Common Project Fall/Winter High Top Zip Sneaker

July 29, 2009

For the upcoming Fall/Winter season, Common Projects continues to develop and enlarge their offering by introducing a new side zipper high top sneaker. The sneaker comes in black and dark red colorways and features a side zipper, button strap and vintage aesthetics on the sole. The sneaker is now available in both colorways at Colette, so check them out.

Common Projects has ceased to impress me with their creative, yet simplistic design tactics. The zip sneaker by Common Projects utilizes a classic high top silhouette, but adds a creative kick by using a zipper and button strap. As I have mentioned before, I love the simplistic approach that CP takes when it comes to their designs, so of course I would love these high tops. Thoughts?

Check out more photos of Common Project’s Fall/Winter High Top Zip Sneaker after the break.

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