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Dad Style Has Officially Never Been Cooler

Dad Style Has Officially Never Been Cooler

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Here’s The Justin Trudeau GQ Cover The World’s Been…

Here’s The Justin Trudeau GQ Cover The World’s Been Waiting For

Okay, the one Canada’s been waiting for.

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Skechers’ Take on the adidas Stan Smith Has Been Shut Down by a Federal Judge

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but sometimes it’s deemed illegal. Skechers, who has made the jump to second largest US footwear company behind Nike, has been ordered by a federal judge to stop producing three different shoes that bare striking resemblances to that of adidas — the marquee model being the Onix which is incredibly similar to the Stan Smith.

Oregon Live reports that Oregon’s U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez was presented the Onix and Stan Smith only a few feet away from him in court and could not tell the difference, a factor that led to his final decision.

“Although Skechers points out minor differences between its Onix shoe and the Stan Smith — that the Onix has five, not three, rows of perforations which extend in a different direction, and that its colored heel patch is a slightly darker shade of green — the unmistakable overall impression is two nearly identical shoes,” Hernandez wrote. “Given the striking similarity between the shoes, there is but one inference to draw: that Skechers knowingly adopted a mark very similar to the Stan Smith to draw off of the success of Adidas’s iconic shoe.”

In response to the ruling, Skechers President Michael Greenberg issued a statement that although the company was disappointed by the ruling it would not strongly disrupt their business as the injunction involved “only three minor and commercially insignificant Skechers styles that have already been discontinued.” Following up, Greenberg stated, “While this is a non-issue from a commercial standpoint, we are disappointed in the ruling and fully intend to appeal it in order to ensure that our footwear designers retain the freedom to use common design elements that have long been in the public domain.”

Recently, Nike also sued Skechers for a design that draws from Flyknit (and even adidas Boost).

While the Skechers Onix is a blatant bite on the adidas Stan Smith, it also says a lot of about the bigger business of sneakers. The fact that Skechers has moved to #2 in the US makes selling a takedown on a classic hurt all the more. As pointed out in our Follow the Leader feature, we live in an era where high end fashion houses also bite sportswear staples. Clearly, there’s much more units moved in a lower priced Skechers shoe than that of a designer do-over (though fashion houses still get sued on occasion). One could argue that a high-end appropriation raises the perceived value of a sportswear staple, while a take-down from a lesser brand diminishes the value. Regardless, a copy is a copy and it undermines design and marketing dollars at some level. No idea is original, but you still gotta respect creativity and innovation. Congrats to adidas.

Spotted at Highsnobiety/Stan Smith shot via Foot Locker

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Fashion Girl of Today:I’ve been watching you

I've been watching you
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The Hundreds, Diamond Supply Co. and Been Trill Create the “White Out” Capsule for PacSun

California’s PacSun has rounded together a formidable group of streetwear heavyweights for its upcoming capsule collection titled “White Out.” The capsule features white-colored goods from The Hundreds, Diamond Supply Co. and Been Trill to be released during next week’s Labor Day, ironically breaking the ‘no white after Labor Day’ rule. The 10-piece collection includes tees, athletic jerseys, joggers and shorts all ranging from $ 25-$ 90 USD. The “White Out” Capsule Collection will be available at PacSun stores and PacSun online starting Friday, August 29.


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As all of the fashion weeks come to a close, what has been your…

As all of the fashion weeks come to a close, what has been your favourite part? #MFW #PFW #LFW #NYFW #fashion

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Reports of our snack room have been greatly exaggerated.

Reports of our snack room have been greatly exaggerated.

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Mike WiLL Made-It & Been Trill – #MikeWiLLBeenTriLL Hosted by Future

Michael Len Williams II, better known as Mike WiLL Made It has had a successful year producing for some of hip-hop’s biggest names. Rounding up with another stellar offering, the Atlanta producer has teamed up with the Been Trill collective for a mixtape offering, titled #MikeWiLLBeenTriLL. Hosted by friend and collaborator Future, the 25-track mixtape consists of released and exclusive cuts from the likes of Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and  Miley Cyrus. The LP also features the Mike WiLL Made It-produced hit “Sh!t” which sees a mega mix rendition with the likes of Drake, Juicy J, Jeezy, Pastor Troy, T.I, Diddy, and ScHoolboy Q.


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Download: Mike Will Made It’s Been Trill Mixtape

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After inking a new deal with Interscope Records for his Eardrumma imprint, Mike Will Made It continues his monster 2013 run by dropping the new 25-track Mike Will Been Trill mixtape with features from Jay Z, Miley Cyrus, Migos, 2 Chainz and more. Stream below or download at LiveMixtapes.

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