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Kanye West’s Unreleased Clothing Line Pastelle Sheds Light on Creative Process

The creative output of Kanye West ranks among the most talked about subjects in pop culture over the last decade and a half. From music to sneakers, West’s work has seen critical and commercial success with interviewers wondering just how he does so much or maybe even more so who does what and what’s his role in making it all happen.

An open and curious collaborator, West has been known to build in bulk ala Michael Jackson, cutting down each album or in some cases collection to the point of perfection. Just as Dangerous scrapped an LL Cool J feature, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy trimmed muscle for the sake of a lean, compact classic. It would appear his approach to clothing is the same.

So, in an analogy, for every “All of the Lights” there’s a “Momma’s Boyfriend,” and for every Yeezy Season there’s a Pastelle. The clothing line that never was and the clothing line that currently is mirror that of the two suggested songs: one a smash hit posse cut pulling from all the biggest names in music past and present, the other an emotional tribute unarchiving the references of Billy Joel and Mobb Deep with the help of DJ Premier, Q-Tip and Soulja Boy but never released for consumption.

Kanye West in the Air Jordan 8 "Aqua"

A new piece by Karizza Sanchez of Complex details the mysterious, coveted and unlaunched collection from Kanye known as Pastelle – or Past Tell Museum – brought back into conversations years ago with rumors of an Ian Connor bring back but still shelved serving as fashion’s Detox.

In the piece, Kanye’s Dream Team of collaborators and consultants ranging from Kim Jones to KAWS are profiled in regards to their work in the Pastelle pyramid with the likes of Taz Arnold and Ben Baller offering insight on what happened in the production process and why the line ultimately never happened.

Perhaps most interesting to sneakerheads is how the structure of Pastelle – or in some cases lack thereof – laid the blueprint for YEEZY Season as we know it. Of other curiosity is how many of the samples produced for Pastelle now prove ahead of their time and ahead of market, adding weight to Kanye’s claim of presenting the leather jogger to FENDI years before En Noir made it happen or drawing full-length Air Nike shoes as a kid in the ’80s.

Will Pastelle ever happen? Was Kanye on the cusp of merging streetwear, sportswear and vintage 10 years before modern times and five years before he truly hit his retail stride? The answer to the first question remains unknown, but every answer to the latter lives in this piece here.

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Morning Bop: I Suddenly See John Mayer In A “New Light”

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Nike Air Force Max “Light Carbon” // Preview

Don C released his widely celebrated Jordan Brand shorts last week to a crowd of welcoming ’90s hoops purists and modern fans alike. The Michigan Wolverines design was the most sought after largely thanks to the nostalgia of the Fab Five. Chris Webber and company often times wore the classic “M” logo shorts alongside Charles Barkley’s Nike Air Force Max. Pairs of the retro basketball shoe are set to release soon.

Fans of the elder style can expect this “Light Carbon” edition to release soon. And although they’re not an OG pair even traditional fans of the shoe won’t be mad at this subtle rendering. Hopefully it’s the start of more leaks of the Air Force Max before official releases.

Nike Air Force Max "Light Carbon"
Nike Air Force Max “Light Carbon”

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Nike Duel Racer Light Charcoal/White/Pale Grey // Releasing Soon

Already out in two vivid colorways, the Swoosh is releasing yet another colorway of the very stylish Nike Duel Racer.  

The Nike Duel Racer Light Charcoal/White/Pale Grey colorway is a bit more muted than the rest but it is still very vibrant. A splash of red on the heel tab provides a nice accent to the mainly grey sneaker.

Releasing on July 8, scoop up a pair of the at Sneaker Politics.


Nike Duel Racer “Light Charcoal/White/Pale Grey”

Nike Duel Racer “Light Charcoal/White/Pale Grey”

Nike Duel Racer “Light Charcoal/White/Pale Grey”

Nike Duel Racer “Light Charcoal/White/Pale Grey”

Nike Duel Racer “Light Charcoal/White/Pale Grey”

Nike Duel Racer “Light Charcoal/White/Pale Grey”

Nike Duel Racer “Light Charcoal/White/Pale Grey”

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adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged “Light Grey” Drops This Spring

Adidas’ fastest selling running shoe ever, the Ultra Boost Uncaged, may have an even better year in 2017 than it did in 2016. Largely due to a greater amount of time to rollout releases, the shoe will debut in options like this “Light Grey” pair in spring.

Atop traditional Boost cushioning you see a lightly hued Primeknit upper sans cage construction. In addition, a tonal heel falls in line with a grey continental outer. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more release details on this upcoming Uncaged UB.

adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged "Light Grey"
adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged “Light Grey”
adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged "Light Grey"
adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged “Light Grey”
adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged "Light Grey"
adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged “Light Grey”
adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged "Light Grey"
adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged “Light Grey”
adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged "Light Grey"
adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged “Light Grey”

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Nike Mayfly Woven “Light Bone” // Available Now

Closing summer in style but perfectly capable for the top half of fall, the Nike Mayfly Woven “Light Bone” sees a luxe release for the ladies. Premium suede appears on the clean cut upper, with woven detailing taking the place of a would-be mudguard. Select sizes are available now at Up Classics.

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Visvim FBT Prime “Light Brown” // Available Now

Always an outlier in sneaker culture but never on the fringe, the Visvim FBT Prime “Light Brown” sees another hit from the Japanese juggernaut. A sneaker sole and moccasin detailing prove casually capable for any occasion, with an orange leaning upper offering a strong statement to any an outfit. High in price but also high in quality, select sizes are available now at Feature for $ 715 a pair.

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Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire “Light Crimson”

Nike, continuing to release modern adaptations of their archival Air Max silhouettes, debuts a new rendering of the Air Max 90 Ultra Moire with color blocking ideal for spring.

Equipped with perforations throughout the base for extreme comfort, Light Crimson maneuvers the top layer of the Air Max 90 while a lighter sentiment in white covers the remainder.

Take a look at the warm weather ready Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire “Light Crimson” below and pick up a pair now.

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire

Colorway: Light Crimson/White
Price: $ 130

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire Light Crimson

Source: Rock City Kicks

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On-Foot Look // Diamond Trek Low “Light Brown Suede”

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Danner Light Heathman Boot


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 Danner Light Heathman Boot

The Danner Light Heathman Boot is a classically styled boot, named after the historical Heathman hotels of the 1920’s. Created with Leather uppers and contrasting side panels, the boot features a Breathable Drilex mesh lining that detracts moisture and a lightweight Vibram outsole that allows for flexibility, support and durability.

Very practical and extremely durable, the Danner Light Heathman Boot is now available at the Danner online store.

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