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The North Face Purple Label FW18

Exclusive to Japan, North Face Purple Label offers a more refined retro-inspired take on classic outdoors gear. Designed by Nanamica designer Eiichiro Homma, the Fall/Winter 2018 collection channels 90s vibes with a ton of easy to incorporate pieces. The styling here is always a highlight when it comes to this label. Featuring an array of subtle tones tans, navy and mustard yellows, the colors work together with unique fabric choices to make for inspiring Fall wardrobe choices. Some of the products to look for in the collection include the Harris Tweed Field Caps, functional Mountain Day Pack and the Nuptse Mini. Click through to see the entire collection and visit the Purple Label website for more information. To find older items , a good bet is to search the label on Rakuten.

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Nike Vandal High Supreme

The Nike Vandal is an under appreciated classic hi-top model. The sneaker has attracted the attention of Raf Simons in the past, with the designer putting out his own take on the style in the past. Great to see that Nike is bringing some classic color ways of the sneaker including a Black/Metallic Gold version and a shoe that features University Red/Metallic Silver . Even better the shoe brings back the classic nylon upper and pairs it with a simple white midsole unit. Expect these to hit store shelves on August 8 at select Nike Sportswear retailers including Nordstroms at a retail of $99USD.

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size? x adidas Originals “Acid House” Pack

UK sneaker retailer size? is always up to something dope — usually in the collaborative department as we saw earlier this summer with the Air Max 95 “Safari” — and the latest is a “Acid House”-themed set of footwear alongside the good people over at adidas Originals.

The double feature includes the YUNG-1 and Falcon silhouettes, both utilizing a super vibrant neon yellow hue. The YUNG-1 incorporates the colorway on a bigger scale, covering the entire upper and back half of the midsole. The Falcon keeps the hue limited to the tongue tab, insoles and slightly on the heel portion of the midsole. The yellow has a story to it as well; a specific smiley face design was originally used for German government ads in the ’70s to promote fitness. However, the ’90s came, and with that wild era came popular DJ Danny Rampling, who turned the smiley upside down to represent London’s booming “Acid House” movement at the turn of the decade. If you’re down with the party era, especially for the ragers out there, this is one collab you don’t want to sleep on.

Check for the size? x adidas Originals “Acid House” Pack to arrive exclusively through the size? Previews app and in all the brand’s stores beginning next Friday (August 24). The Yung-1 goes for £100 while the Falcon is retailing for £85. See more pics below:

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The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV Book

Fans of Konami’s Metal Gear Solid series will soon get the chance to explore the artwork of the first four entries, as well as Peace Walker. Dark Horse Publishing is set to release The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV to shelves in an 800-page hardcover collection on August 7. The book features tons of various concept art and design layouts that helped set the look and feel of the Kojima created universe. While it was previously released in Japanese, this is the first English release. This definitive chronicle of characters, vehicles, and weapons is a must have for long-time fans of the games. Click through to see more sample pages from the book.

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’47 & Carhartt Collaborate on a NFL-Themed Headwear Collection

Although we got some fire recently from Carhartt WIP, both for the fellas and ladies alike, the main team over at Carhartt decided to give us something extra in the form of a NFL hat collab alongside the leaders in headwear at ’47.

Right on time for the 2018 NFL season commencement, the official Carhartt x NFL headwear includes 31 teams — each with a fan base that showcases the same strength as the signature construction of Carhartt workwear. ’47 comes in with the handful of hat options, which include the structured, flat visor ’47 CAPTAIN strapback, ’47 CUFF KNIT, structured ’47 MVP adjustable curved visor and the unstructured ’47 CLEAN UP adjustable curved visor. Coming in brown, navy or black, the entire collection comes as part of the Outwork x Outroot campaign.

Find you favorite team right now in the ’47 x Carhartt NFL Collection, available at both brands’ stores, NFL stadiums, and online. Get a closer look below — we already spotted the Giants, Jets, Patriots and Raiders:

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Needles SS18 Lookbook

Needles has spent the last couple years clarifying the vision of designer Keizo Shimizu. He has always brought together influences from across different genres including vintage workwear, military surplus and sportswear. While the ever-popular tracksuit and pants return, there’s plenty of new stuff to see as well. There’s pieces influenced by vintage western wear and even loose-fitting casual 70s suiting. The overall effect is relaxed and personable. With so many expressive pieces and creative styling throughout the looks, there is plenty here for pretty much everybody who is a fan of Needles.

Look for items to start dropping at retailers including Union Made in the Fall.

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All Black Everything: Nike Air Max “Night Ops” Pack

When you can’t exactly figure out the best way to swag out your ‘fit for the day, the go-to look is usually a muted-out black steez. It just looks perfect from all angles, and the team over at Nike knew this well enough to release a two-shot Air Max pack that puts the focus on the darkest shade on the spectrum.

The appropriately-titled “Night Ops” pack includes the Air Max 90 and Air 180 silhouettes, both decked out in a completely black upper, save for minor “Volt” accents found in the branding on the side panels, insoles, shoelace aglets, and Air bubble unit. The 180 adds a final touch of neon on the heel, complimenting the shiny heel counter perfectly. Both silhouettes utilize a translucent sole, adding another non-black element to the mix that just looks super clean. Whether or not you’re down with the other ops is another story, but let’s just hope these are the only ones you’re rocking with this season.

Expect the Air Max 90 and Air 180 silhouettes in the Nike “Night Ops” pack to arrive next Thursday (August 23) on Nike SNKRS. Check out both below:

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Kaytranada Models the First Drop in Dime’s Fall/Winter 2018 Collection

Two leaders in Canadian youth culture link up for the sake of fresh fashion, as Montréal-based streetwear brand Dime taps fellow resident and renowned DJ/producer Kaytranada to help show off their latest Fall/Winter 2018 offerings.

The simple set packs in all the essentials you’d want for skating or stylin’, from graphic tees and autumn-ready outwear to headwear and a handful of hoodies. Borrowing a tip or two from the Supreme FW18 rollout, the accessories here are filled with essentials and eclectic pieces alike, including a Dime-branded bar of soap. Hey, there’s more than one way to stay fresh out here, right?

Look out for the Dime Fall/Winter 2018 Collection to arrive at the brands flagship store in Montréal and the web store beginning tomorrow (August 18) at 12 PM EST. See Kaytranada, his brother, and the whole Dime crew rocking the pieces in the lookbook below:

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Undercover ‘ASTRONAUTICS’ Hooded Down Jacket

First shown at Pitto Uomo the FW18 Undercover collection is all based around the classic Stanley Kubrick film 2001 A Space Odyssey. In particular many of the pieces focus around the HAL supercomputer that stars as the main villain of the film . A standout piece from the collection is this insane down jacket that has a helmet hood design complete with a see-through visor. Other details include raglan shoulders, syncopated contrast white panelling, “Undercover Astronautics Agency” emblem patch, and a “HAL9000” reference patch from Space Odyssey, side zipped pockets, interior mesh pouch, zipped phone pocket at sleeve, cuff straps, straight hem, tonal stitching. While the jacket is not cheap retailing at $3,723 USD it’s already moving quickly on H Lorenzo’s store shelves.

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