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Adidas Consortium Deadstock Restock – Dropping 00:01am 26/10/2014

October 24th, 2014

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We are giving you a chance to pick up some of the best adidas Consortium releases from the past few years, we’ve delved into the archives of the German sportswear legends top tier division for a, to be frank, insane re-stock of a huge selection of deadstock designs.

From revered limited collaborations with some of the best streetwear brands from around the world, to incredibly luxe reworkings of some of their best loved silhouettes, this is an all encompassing re-stock and is a chance to catch up on any number of releases you may have missed over the last couple of years but with a drop this good, your going to have to be fast.

Head over to our Adidas Consortium Deadstock launch page to get a look at what’s on offer and get ready for 00:01am on Sunday 26th October 2014 when the entire selection is going to be released.
 
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Stylist’s Picks – Five key pieces from the past seven days.

October 24th, 2014

Once again, the last seven days has seen a deluge of product land online. With that in mind, our Styling team are on hand to guide this week’s must haves.

As ever, we’ve give you some advice on how to get the best out of your wares as well as combining each piece with the best of the new season collections to arrive with us so far.
 

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Red Wing 8180 Heritage Work 6″ Moc Toe Boot

October 24th, 2014

A brand with an unenviable stamp on American history, Red Wing have have been the brand of choice for discerning workmen for generations, drawing from over 100 years of manufacturing expertise to create some of the best boots available.

Noted as one of the brand’s most revered styles, the Red Wing Heritage Work Moc Toe Boot is the original 6″ moc toe styled work boot that made Red Wing Famous. Expertly crafted using the finest Kangaroo Leather, reverse water repellent welt construction and triple stitched quality, this highly robust boot sits on a high traction Vibram sole, combining comfort and durability to great effect.

For Autumn 2014, the Minnesota-based bootmaker have unveiled a brand new colourway in their trusty footwear staple, Kangatan Green. Not straying to far away from Red Wing’s S.B. Foot Tannery’s distinctive hues, Kangatan Green leather works effortlessly with the boots keys features such as the metal eyelets, rope lacing and that iconic Vibram sole.

The Red Wing 8180 Heritage Work 6″ Moc Toe Boot is now online.

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Our Legacy Autumn/Winter 2014 ‘Splash’ Collection

October 24th, 2014

Certified favourites here at END., Sweden’s Our Legacy consistently break and remake the rules of menswear season upon season with their avant-garde designs and considered approached to traditional favourites.

Following the success of the Stockholm-based brand’s Autumn/Winter ‘Light’ collection, Our Legacy once again introduce their ever-popular ‘Splash’ collection for the season.

As ever, ‘Splash’ is well tuned mix of reappropriated wardrobe staples and remixed iterations of current season pieces. The Holiday season collection culminates in a range of outerwear, sweats, shirting, tees and legwear decked out in monochrome tones of white, silver, grey and black as well as off hand prints, patterns and detailing adorning a number of signature pieces.

The Our Legacy Autumn/Winter 2014 ‘Splash’ Collection launches in the coming weeks. For more information, please email us at [email protected].

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adidas SPEZIAL: An Incomplete History from a Fans Perspective – Volume 2

October 24th, 2014

With the immanent arrival of the exceptional adidas Originals x SPEZIAL collection, the second instalment of a must-have for all three-stripe fans has also arrived.

Back in Summer 2013, SPEZIAL curator and all-round adidas expert Gary Aspden launched the SPEZIAL exhibition which leant on the archives and collections of a plethora of adidas fans, chronicling the rich history of the German-based sportswear giant.

The off-shoot of from that was the highly coveted publication ‘adidas SPEZIAL: An Incomplete History from a Fans Perspective’ which interviewed some of the collectors in question such as Robert Brooks, Mike Chetcuti and muscian Ian Brown as well as Aspden himself, showcasing these archival pieces in highly polished full colour hardback form.

As the name suggests, this is an ever evolving, ongoing project and with the archive-inform collection about to drop, Volume 2 of the revered not-for-sale publication has landed. Again, the book delves into the retro and the vintage with a highly considered approach that sees the opinions of enthusiasts such as James Lavelle, Noel Gallagher and Raf Simons.

The hardback also regales the tail of the evocative Sole Searching in South America’ documentary as well as the build upto the adidas SPEZIAL exhibition itself.

We are giving away ‘adidas SPEZIAL: An Incomplete History from a Fans Perspective – Volume 2′ with each adidas Originals x SPEZIAL apparel purchase while stocks last.

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A Conversation With… Marcus Reed.

October 23rd, 2014

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Common by association, art and fashion is always invariably linked and in a world of collaborations and hybrids there have been some certified classics. Take Thom Sachs teaming up with Nike, Warhol adorning some YSL ready-to-wear or even Damien Hirst applying his medicinal eye to some trusty Levi’s.

But it is safe to suggest that one brand has nurtured this connection more than any; adidas. Collaborating with a myriad of artists and designers, the sportswear giant have worked and reworked their archive with mesmeric results. However, it is possibly the more independent and, perhaps, more credible side of things that intrigue us most.

With the first instalment of the classic adidas City Series due for rerelease, the Bern OG, we were reminded of the stirling work of one artist who absolutely nailed what the product and its consumer were all about.

We caught up with illustrator Marcus Reed to talk work, inspirations and future plans…
 
END.: So, tell us a little about yourself?
Marcus Reed: Well, I was born and raised in Newcastle, which still holds a great affinity with me, even though I’ve lived in London for almost 18 years now. I studied at Nothumberland and Newcastle College’s which was fantastic schooling, before taking the bold step of moving to the capital. A place I love too, it’s an amazing city to develop and expand creatively, so many influences from varied backgrounds.

Deep down, I’m just a working class lad at heart, love my family, love my friends, love my clobber, love my Saturdays!

E: What are the inspirations behind you work?
MR: That’s a tough one, as they vary quite a lot, from peers and colleagues, to every day things, photos’ places, books, films, people, etc…. Just taking in what’s around you is always the most influential, that’s why I ditched using the tube about 8 years ago (I use it only when necessary these days) You see a whole new London when you’re on foot.

Shapes, symmetry and colour are really my thing. So the 60′s/70′s minimalist stuff really works for me, it’s underrated I think, the obvious outlook is, because it looks so simple, it must be a piece of piss to do. But it couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s very easy to overwork things, but very difficult to strip artwork back to it’s simplest form and make it look great. I hope I’m close to doing that.

E: Do you have an illustrative/design heroes?
MR: As far as creative influences, there are so many and new ones happening all the time. There’s a great creative future for the UK in particular I think, there’s some amazing young talent around at the moment. And also with the world getting smaller via the web, some huge talent worldwide too.

Personally… Stanley Kubrick, Peter Saville, Stephen Shore, Massimo Osti and, of course, Adi Dassler!

E: How did your City Series work come about?
MR: It started as a personal project initially, I was developing a new style at the time and I’ve always been one for doing things in sets (call it OCD if you like) so a City Series of at least 14 worked well for me, plus it’s always good to illustrate about what you know…

I’ve followed on with the Island Series and America Series, so hopefully they’ll get as good a response as the city series versions.

E: Because of that, can we take it you’re a serious adi-head?!
MR: You can… haha! I’m well in to my numbers, I tend to buy vintage these days, Hawaii’s, Olympia’s, Alamo’s, Universal Spezial’s, Dublin’s etc to name a few….. still keep on top of re-issues though.

Jackets are another achilles heel, 43 (not adidas) at the last count. I keep telling the missus they’re investments, but she’s not convinced!

What are your plans for the future?
MR – Just to keep on keeping on I think, I’m so lucky in what I do, as every day there’s something different to do, a new challenge. I wouldn’t change it for the world to be honest.

I’m in an exhibition which is currently running at Somerset House in London, then a UK tour until September next year, which is cool. Followed by a participation in a collaborative book called ‘Share’ which is out next month. And finally my own coffee table book which is out in the spring next year, featuring all my work to date, plus a host of new projects.

Apart from all that, just to be happy…. that’s my plan.

You can check out illustrator’s work in greater detail by visiting Marcus Reed’s personal website.

The first installment from the adidas City Series, the Bern OG launches 25th October 2014 online at END.
 
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Nike x fragment design Roshe LD-1000 SP

October 23rd, 2014

fragment design head-honcho Hiroshi Fujiwara continues his collaborative efforts with Nike, following up the Tennis Classic and Tennis Apparel collections with this hybrid of the designer’s favourite Beaverton silhouettes.

A nod to Nike’s storied footwear history, the Roshe LD-1000 combines the upper of the iconic Cortez and, a Fujiwara favourite, the LD-1000 in a navy mesh construction with tonal suede toebox sitting on top of the quite innovative Rosherun NM Natural Motion sole unit in a fresh contrast white.

The paired back sneaker is finished with a white leather ‘fat belly’ swoosh to the upper, dual branded insole, contrast white laceset and Cortez tongue and heel tab details as well as fragment decals to the midsole unit.

Release Information
Name: Nike x fragment design Roshe LD-1000 SP
Colour: Obsidian
Style Code: 717121-401
Launch Date: 6th November 2014

For more information, please email us at [email protected].
 
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Brand in Focus: Beams Plus

October 23rd, 2014

The in-house imprint of one of the all encompassing Japanese department store Beams, Beams Plus deal in vintage Americana, rugged outdoorwear and timeless athletic styles, executed in with their own unique personality.

A product of meticulous research, a lifelong obsession with vintage collegiate style and the Japan’s unique ability to organically develop the most diehard of subcultures, Beams Plus is based in the style Mecca of Harajuku.

Basing their designs in what they consider to be the ‘golden age’ of Mens fashion, the US made designs of the 1940’s, 50s and 60’s, Beams Plus create well thought out, well manufactured clothing using archive equipment and time tested techniques.

The signature Beams Plus design, button down shirts utilising a variety of archive fabrics are a staple of each collection, cut in a timeless silhouette and featuring a variety of classic detailing.

Never constrained by their basis in collegiate style, Beams Plus successfully work within the arenas of sportswear, workwear and outdoor apparel every season.

Using a combination of all time great outdoor fabrics like Harris Tweed, technically forward thinking nylon blends and down filled insulation their outerwear offerings get better and better every time.

A clean cut, comprehensive representation of their approach, their AW14 collection is available online here at END. now, head over to Beams Plus section to explore the latest from one of Japan’s finest.
 
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PUMA ‘Green Box’ Pack

October 23rd, 2014

Comprising of some of the sportswear giant’s most celebrated runners from their Trinomic range, the PUMA ‘Green Box’ Pack breathes new lift into a trio of classic silhouettes.

Decked out in a suitably bold green colourway, the pack consists of reworkings of the R698, Blaze of Glory and XT2-R models utilsing an array of materials, fabrics and finishes to distinguish each sneaker from one another.

Finished with fresh white midsole units and 3M accents, the pack doesn’t stray to far away from their OG origins and feature red PUMA branding throughout.

The PUMA ‘Green Box’ Pack launches 31st October 2014. For more information, please email us at [email protected].
 
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Name: PUMA XT2+ ‘Green Box’
Colour: Green
Style Code: 358488-01
 
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Name: PUMA Blaze of Glory ‘Green Box’
Colour: Green
Style Code: 358490-01
 
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Name: PUMA R698 ‘Green Box’
Colour: Green
Style Code: 358489-01
 
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Nike x Undercover Gyakusou – Launching 23rd October 2014

October 22nd, 2014

Designed with functionality and performance in mind, with a lean aesthetic and carefully thought out detailing, the latest instalment from the collaboration between Nike and Japan’s Undercover Gyakusou has arrived for the new season.

Each Nike x Undercover GYAKUSOU collection has seen them borrow some of Beavertons best tech in order to create running centred capsule of incredible performance designs and AW14 collection certainly lives up to the collaborations legacy.

Starting from the bottom up, the Japanese designers have utilised moisture wicking Dri-Fit fabrics for a selection of base layers, with ergonomically panelled tights designed to be worn underneath lightweight shorts, packed with utilitarian detailing.

Strategically tailoring airflow for eras of high stress, the collection’s outerwear is equipped with Nike’s Sweat Map technology and a variety of carefully placed ventilation and to provide warmth on those cold winter outings Therma-Fit polyester wool blend panels and Aeroloft 800 technology have been utilised for a selection of expertly executed layering pieces.

Dropping online here on the 23rd October 2014, head over to our Nike x Undercover GYAKUSOU section to take a good look at this incredibly impressive collection.
 
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