Dr. Martens x Engineered Garments

Dr. Martens and Engineered Garments have done it again. This time it’s the 1461 silhouette that gets up-styled by the Nepenthes brand.

Available in black and khaki the 1461 features a smooth leather upper, a single Velcro strap and all the classic Dr. Martens characteristics including visible stitching, grooved edges and a scripted heel loop. These have been made in England, presented in a bespoke shoe box with a limited edition tote bag.

The Dr. Martens x Engineered Garments 1461 launches on 28/04/18. Available online at 08:00 and from our Leeds store at 09:00.

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Big News Pastel Hues

As the spring deliveries stack up, various seasonal trends emerge, starting with ‘pastels’. Several labels have gone-in these peachy shades featuring silhouettes and brands both old and new.

So it is time to leave those winter tones behind and use spring as an opportunity to wear some colour. Instead of those easy and obvious colours, hit-up a soft pastel shade and embrace the season of colour.

Here are a few ways to introduce pastels into what you wear, pass effortlessly through the different hues as it is easy to mix and match.

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APC US Range

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Champion Reverse Weave Crewneck Sweatshirt | Armor Lux 75728 Heritage Smock | Albam Classic Sweatshirt | Portuguese Flannel Atlantico Shirt | Reebok Club C 85 Kudu

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Reebok Workout Plus Kudo | Edwin Japan T-Shirt

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Penfield Hosmer Sweatshirt | Engineered Garments Camp Shirt | Penfield Blackstone Shirt

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Norse Projects Light Twill Sports Cap | Norse Projects Niels Multi N Logo T-Shirt | Patagonia Lightweight Fjord Flannel Shirt | Norse Projects James Logo Stripe T-Shirt | Norse Projects Johannes Wide Stripe T-Shirt

A.P.C. Sneakers

The Parisian label A.P.C. is well-known for its unassuming, super-slick clothing and an equally impressive jewellery offering. After three years in the making the French label debut its running-style trainers including a ‘Techno’ and ‘Running’ sneaker.

Having previously collaborated on a number of classic Nike silhouettes and boasting a current luxury A.P.C. footwear offering including Derby shoes, Chelsea boots and tennis-style trainers the French label sure have what it takes to make quality footwear.

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It’d be lazy to call the brand out, claiming it is jumping on the back of the ‘chunky sneaker’ craze. A trend that has seen high-end fashion brands jump in on the sneaker scene throughout 2017. A prime example is the Triple S Sneaker from Balenciaga that sells-out everywhere in minutes. These A.P.C. runners are quite the opposite; streamlined uppers, an exaggerated but free-flowing midsole and minimal branding.

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Both styles feature quality fabrics including suede and canvas uppers, reflective panelling on the ‘Techno’ Sneaker and hiking-style laces across both styles. All three colours and both styles will go with everything and anything in your wardrobe regardless of the season. Clean, very European and in-line with the brand’s low-key, muted vibe.

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Launching at The Hip Store on 12/04/18. Online at 08:00 and available at our Leeds store from 09:00.

Stepney Workers Club

East-London based Stepney Workers Club launch its debut footwear collection for the SS18 season. The brand take inspiration from the all-encompassing cultures found at traditional Workers Sports Clubs with its slogan ‘Freedom of Sport, Freedom of Thought’ and its handshake logo signifying unity, liberal thinking and inclusiveness.

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Its first collection opens with two styles, the Dellow and Varden, a low-top and a high-top vulcanised pump. Both are available in canvas or suede in monochrome colours and pastel shades. This style of footwear has been adopted by varying sub-cultures over the years and the timeless aesthetic is still relevant in 2018.

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Its founders have years and years of experience in the high-end footwear market and had a vision to create a product that wasn’t readily available. It is safe to say they have done a quality job; the premium fabrics, chunky soles, subtle branding and price points are spot on.

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Stepney Workers Club is now available in our Leeds store and will be dropping online very soon.

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Adidas by Undefeated SS18

Adidas and Undefeated re-ignite their partnership for the spring season with a contemporary collection of sportswear apparel and footwear. This latest collaboration includes an extensive range of training apparel and high-performance footwear with a street-sports feel. Launching at The Hip Store on 14/04/18.

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The functional clothing range is presented in a subtle desert camo theme with shades of black, grey, white, dune, khaki and desert camo patterns. Features include tonal dual-branding, big UNDFTD logos and fabrics such as Climalite, Climachill and Gore-Tex facilitate for high-performance endurance. The apparel features streamlined silhouettes offering a unique mix with elements of both brands identity shining through.

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This limited collection is complete with three technical runners comprising of the Ultraboost UNDFTD and the Adizero Adios 3 UNDFTD.  Features include Primeknit uppers, Undefeated branded prints, Boost technology and Continental rubber grips. The Adizero will be available in black and camo colourways and the Ultraboost will be available in black (white Ultraboost not available unfortunately).

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Puma ‘Running System’ Series

For the spring season Puma pay homage to an historic moment in its history. This latest pack is a tribute to its archive RS Computer Shoe, its cutting edge ‘Running System’ technology from the ‘80s and subsequent models.

Puma first launched its ‘Running System’ technology back in 1980 with the RS-100 model. This runner combined classic performance running characteristics with innovative technology. This tech was way ahead of its time and sparked a new era in the athletic footwear market.

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After the success of the R-100, Puma launched the Computer Shoe with a built-in computer chip at the heel. This was the first time an electronic device had been placed in a running shoe. This custom-built micro-chip recorded data such as running time, distance and calories burned. Data of this kind helped runners gain useful insight into their runs, offered motivation and provided incentives to help build up a personal database.

Once a user had been on a run, they had to plug their trainers into a computer to receive the data that allowed them to look through the stats, build a digital running diary and set goals.

These two styles were a huge hit at the time and paved the way for a third model to come through, the RS-350. These were pivotal years that represented an important stage of the evolution of athletic footwear that many people thought would never happen.

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Over thirty years after this breakthrough technology, Puma celebrate this legacy with a three-shoe pack in the original ‘Archive Green’ colourway.

The RS-0 is the modern-day version of the original RS Computer Shoe with the heel module removed and replaced with a elastic green band. All three styles have been streamlined with premium uppers, perforated branding, modern fabrics and signature green accents throughout.

The Puma RS-0, RS-100 and RS-350 are launching at The Hip Store on 14/04/18

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Wood Wood SS18

Arriving at The Hip Store for the very first time, the Danish fashion and lifestyle brand Wood Wood drop an opening collection of graphic t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and shirts. Founded in Copenhagen back in 2002, Karl-Oskar Olsen and Brian SS Jensen direct the brand and have developed the brand into a highly-covetable label all around the world.

Wood Wood has grown from a small lifestyle boutique selling limited edition t-shirts, sneakers, skateboards and art into a world-famous brand collaborating with some huge names including Maharishi, Adidas, Champion, Nike and Barbour naming just a few.

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This contemporary streetwear brand take inspiration from various worlds including street culture, music, film and art with seasonal collections that include playful and expressive graphics across classic silhouettes.

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This ambitious, street-influenced brand sit somewhere between streetwear, sports-fashion and high-end menswear with an individual Scandi twist. Clean lines and quality fabrics are at the heart of each design. Somehow Wood Wood shift through the different gears of the fashion spectrum with a refined simplicity and its latest offering is true to form. Shop Wood Wood SS18 here.

The in-house Nepenthes label, Needles

Our first Needles delivery is online now.