Daily News août 8th, 2012 For the launch of the new Nike Lunar Glide+ 4 and the Nike Flyknit sneakers, Nike Japan is hosting the Nike Innovation Hunt by making the Lunarlon skateboard deck, soccer balls or the Flyknit Bearbrick toy and fixed gear bike. blog comments powered by NEWSLETTER Subscribe to our newsletter to receive news via email
For this Summer 2012, Comme des Garcons worked with outerwear specialists Mackintosh on 3 new jackets. Two for women and 1 for men have just been released in the Basement at Dover Street Market . These have all been made using the same procedure that developed in the 19th century to make classic Mackintosh pieces. Backing tapes on all seams, lining, and pockets are glue fixed to fully waterproof the garments, all of which are handmade in Britain. Take another look after the jump. Related posts: » Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons MAN x Mackintosh Coats » Pointer x Comme des Garcons Spring/Summer 2012 » Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons x Mackintosh Fall/Winter 2011 Jackets » PLAY COMME des GARCONS Introduces Three New Perfumes » Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons MAN Spring/Summer 2012 – New Releases
Just last month, we posted a video preview of the Fixed Gear London x Dickies 874 Riding Pants and finally Fixed Gear London founder Andy Ellis has let the cat out of the bag, well kind of. We are still unable to see the full pants but these photos lets us in on how the specially designed hem would work in favor of cyclists. A common problem for cyclists wearing pants is their hem is likely to be caught in between the chain ring and chain, sometimes causing scuff marks and rips in your pants. These Fixed Gear London x Dickies 874 Riding Pants address these issues in a subtle way without compromising it classic silhouette. Release dates are not confirmed yet but stay tuned here for updates.
Nike tells us on its MadebyNike Tumblr that these cute aqua-colored, polka-dot kicks are “coming soon.” Also, we reported a while back that as it relates to purchasing the product, the site was glitchy, and it appears from our latest visit that all has been fixed. Related posts: » Nike Court Force High Valentine’s Sneakers » Nike x Liberty London Spring/Summer 2011 Sneakers Collection » Nike Indie Aqua Print Mesh Tank » Be&D ‘Big City’ Sneakers » Nike New Spring Sneaker Releases: Old & New
There is no denying that Oscar Khan is the toughest fixed gear freestyle riders in London, if not one of the most aggressive riders in the world. His fearless and unique riding style makes him interesting to watch. Khan is a member of the London crew Ninja Cats and they have made a special video to commemorate his sponsorship with Taiwanese fixed gear bicycle company Breakbrake17 and Spike Parts . From the very unexpected introduction, the pace of the video is fast and at times we fear for his safety. Expect more interesting videos to come out from Khan as he is in San Francisco at the moment to compete in the Red Bull Ride + Style event.
When it comes to fixed gear freestyle riding, there are possibly no team that rides harder than the Grime Bikes team. The New York based company was started by Joe Krillz, Mike T. Schmitt, and Ed ‘Wonka’ LaForte, offering durable frames and parts for hardcore FGFS riders. They have outgrown their old website and a new site has finally launched just few days ago. It is filled with latest news, products, videos, and team rider information, keeping visitors updated and entertained. If you are interested to find out more about fixed gear freestyle, Grime Bikes will be a great place to start.
When it comes to underground scenes, Tokyo has plenty. In fact, there are as many underground icons as there are mainstream icons. Far East Smokin’ Skidderz are an underground Tokyo based fixed gear bicycle crew who loves to tackle steep hills in Tokyo, thus their name. They have gained a cult following due to their fearless riding styles and have successfully launched their own apparel line, FESSTKO . The crew has close connections with skateboarders and artists in Tokyo as well, giving an opportunity for their label to cross pollinate beyond fixed gear bicycle scene. Here we take a look at their Spring 2012 collection which is made up of outerwear, hoodies, t-shirts and bandannas. All of the products feature artwork by graffiti writer Drop, who is also a member of the crew. They recently held an exhibition at gallery space Furaidou in Tokyo as well. via: hayabusa.bz