For the past twenty-five years, Italian label/retailer Slam Jam has been bridging the gap between streetwear and fashion, with influences taken from the worlds of music, visual arts and the energy from underground cultures. To celebrate this historic milestone, the creative company recently teamed with Carhartt WIP on a five-program, twenty-five-style capsule collection under the creative direction of the British designer Andrew Bunney. Following the recently-released themes of “Putty Canvas” and “Denim,” the duo’s latest delivery comes by way of the “Reflective” group of products, which includes high-visibility renditions of both garments and accessories. Featured among them are styles like a reflective pocket tee and zip front vest, the weather-resistant Mosley Jacket, comfy Chase hoodie and handy Adams Duffle Bag, all of which feature the use of reflective taping, special-edition labels and Carhartt WIP’s usual combination of style and durability. Check out the latest from Slam Jam x Carhartt WIP above and look for the collection now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
What to Wear Today: The casual suit—sockless with a sweater, and maybe throw in a hat.
words // Gregory Williams:
With several of its iconic counterparts dropping it low, the Air Jordan 6 will also be joining the low-cut fold with the return of its classic “Chrome” colorway. Coming back for the first time since it was originally released in 2002, a hearty dose of black darkens the silhouette’s sueded base with metallic silver dressing the accents. Topped off with the headlining hue shimmering about the lace lock, along with an all too familiar translucent outsole holding things down below, this nostalgic Air Jordan 6 Low bring-back is rumored to be returning this Summer. Get familiar with this upcoming retro after the jump and be sure to keep checking Nice Kicks for updated release info.
Air Jordan 6 Low “Chrome”
What to Wear Today: Sweatpants that don’t say “I don’t care.”
words // Darren Griffin:
Before a coveted sneaker like the Nike Kyrie 1 hits global retailers, it goes through multiple stages of design and performance progression. And in almost all cases, the final product has been revised more times than brand’s are willing to reveal. But practice makes perfect and samples don’t generate sales. That’s why the unveiling of this Kyrie 1 sample is all the more alluring. Seemingly a shell of what eventually became the Nike Kyrie 1 “Dream” colorway, this concept highlights slightly different coloring and an undone tongue and collar. Yet for all intents and purposes, this sample is almost good enough to sell. Take a look for yourself below.
Nike Kyrie 1
The Barracuda Luggage is an all-in-one suitcase, with all that you need in one handy and innovative carry-on. Fit for the modern traveler and urbanite, the Barracuda’s focus is to be useful with all the distinctive benefits that will enhance your trip to the airport. The product comes with several useful features, the first of which is its portability. Luggages notoriously take up useful space, but the Barracuda is collapsible, and can easily fit into small areas. In terms of its design, an ergonomic handle trumps traditional suitcase handles with its 360 degree swivel ability. A built in tray further enhances your trip to the airport, coming out of the handle frame and can keep your laptop safe and sturdy while waiting for a flight. Finally, two technological improvements include a GPS tracker so you never lose your carry-on, and a USB charger for on the go power. Check out more at its KickStarter page here, and pledge $ 230 USD for an early bird special (with many packages already sold out).