Take two icons and mash them up. Vans Footwear and Peanuts, home of Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Back in 1983, Camp Snoopy started at Knott’s Berry Farm. As part of the opening, Vans teamed up with Peanuts to produce a limited edition line marking the partnership. Now, Vault by Vans brings the duo back with this line of Peanuts-character imprinted sneakers. Lucy, Sally, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty all show up. Vans have made these sneakers available for both adults and children. So if you have little pint-sized skateboarders, both of you can get matching pairs. Get the shoes at Vault retailers.
Rides By on Dec 26, 2011
Race in style with the new Crooks & Castles x SE Racing PK Ripper collab. Crooks & Castles sets this new limited edition (less than 250) PK Ripper to a hunting motif with a Desert Camo frame. Safety Orange accents the frame and wheels with contrast white on the handle bars, saddle, chain, cranks and tires. Kinda like candy corn colors. The Crooks and Castles “Elite Medusa” comes embossed on the white saddle seat. The PK Ripper’s been one of the most successful BMX bikes ever. Crossed with Crooks and Castles, it gives you more ways to style out on the streets or tracks. Available online at Crooks and Castles ($719) and SE Bikes dealers.
Culture By on Dec 23, 2011
There is a cooler way to drink that Heineken, ya know. Legendary graffiti artist Eric Haze and Heineken have teamed up to create the HAZE x Heineken – Limited Edition Draught Glass. Haze made his hay(z) in New York City in the 1970s when the graffiti scene exploded. He then went on to create iconic album art for artists like Public Enemy and Beastie Boys. Each set includes 2 custom glasses and an original print numbered and hand signed by Haze. Just 250 sets are snatchable through good old fashioned consumerism, while another 250 sets will be given away as part of the Heineken Klout Perks program during the first week of 2012. So yo, start earning that Klout and sip like a stylish stud.
Rides By on Dec 22, 2011
Acquiring a BMW M3 GT2 is probably going to be tough for you to swing. And a BMW M3 GT2 Art Car, well, that’s pretty much impossible, since you can count the number of them in the world on your digits. But this, this is doable. Artist Jeff Koons has shrunken his real world creation down to 1:18 size for a series of limited-edition miniatures. The metal model is a full-detail reproduction of the original vehicle, complete with wicked cool art style, removable hood and trunk. Only 5,000 miniatures are available, and each comes in its own display case. 119 euros will make you the envy of any Beemer believer.
By on Dec 20, 2011
As far as watches go, this one’s pretty straight forward. The Timex x J. Crew Military Watch is stylish and well-made with a ’40s military look. And you don’t have to be military to appreciate its vintage look and functionality. Priced at $150, this stainless steel watch features crystal quartz movement, a 2″ diameter black face with contrasting red dial, and a long battery-life. It’s also water-resistant up to 160 feet for those who like to stretch their sea legs. If you’re struggling to find that perfect last-minute gift, this one may be a winner.
Style By on Nov 23, 2011
Schott NYC, the famed New York leather and motorcycle apparel company established in 1913, was one of the first to endow the coat with that magnificent invention called the “zipper”. And they were the first to outfit WWII fly boys and legendary Hollywood rebels like Marlon Brando and James Dean. During the groovy ‘70s and totally awesome ‘80s, they were also the first to provide motorcycle jackets for punk rock icons like the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, and Joan Jett. Not a bad resume.
Now, Schott NYC teams up with Restoration Hardware, makers of fine luxury home goods, for this one-off. When purchased, Schott NYC’s newest leather jacket will arrive in a vintage-style Perfecto® presentation box, along with a Schott branded wood hanger. This unlined jacket is slim-cut, fitted with period hardware by Talon (inventor of the zipper), and it features a banded snap-bottom collar closure, welted 5” zip pockets, and 6” zip sleeves. The jacket’s true beauty lies in the washed, distressed, “I’m not getting rid of this jacket until it walks by itself” look that gives it that timeless appeal. Crafted in the US from more than 20 hand-cut pieces of drum-dyed, top grain cowhide leather, the new Schott leather jacket is a Restoration Hardware exclusive, priced at $650 online and in catalogs only. This is truly a jacket for the man who adores leather and can appreciate the history behind it.