Twelve months since their last collaborative effort, Japanese retailer UNITED ARROWS & SONS come together with adidas Originals for a Spring Summer ’18 Capsule Collection. As often is the case, after a bit of Archive digging, UNITED ARROWS & SONS re-work and adjust iconic sportswear styles with a distinct sartorial touch.
Fledgling Ajax sensation Kasper Dolberg models the range that’s been designed with the Japanese collage artist Kosuke Kawamura. Dominated by a selection of sportswear-inspired pieces the collaboration also sees Tokyo-based UNITED ARROWS & SONS tackle the NMD CS2 and R2 silhouette. Dual branding takes centre stage throughout that’s been fashioned through Kawamura’s signature ‘shredding’ technique for a truly unique finish.
The clothing comprises of several different styles with an urban and understated vibe including a coach jacket with EQT-style branding across the shoulder and a tailored jacket with matching bottoms. Alongside these are a handful of sportswear essentials including a soccer jersey that’s reminiscent of football kits and training tops from the 80s and 90s.
Both NMDs are bound in a marl grey upper together with reflective 3M 3-Stripe detailing, dual branding and Boost technology underfoot with the CS2 really catching our attention as one of the best collabs on this style to date.
The adidas Originals x UNITED ARROWS & SONS SS18 Capsule Collection is launching on the 20/01/18.
We are delighted to finally welcome Danner boots to our footwear mix just in time for the cold snap. Danner boast over 80 years of expertise, crafting robust, weather-ready, US-made boots.With over 80 years of expertise, this American brand has mastered the art of robust, weather-ready, US-made boots. Our first offering is something truly special with hiking-style laces and hardware, waterproof linings and stunning leather uppers getting involved throughout. Available in both our Leeds and Nottingham stores and online now.
Turn the clock back over two decades to the early 1800s and you’d find Woolrich in its infancy, with its founder John Rich in gentler times, flogging socks to logging camps out the back of his mule cart. Fast-forward thirty years from then, and Rich was building America’s first woollen mill and before long, Woolrich becomes a household name not only in Pennsylvania but throughout the land.
Jump to the here and now and this trustworthy American label has elevated its status along with its woollens and fabrics with modern textures, dying processes and washes. After nearly two hundred years of trade, Woolrich is still loved by those with a passion for the great outdoors and those who simply appreciate exceptional quality.
Just in time for the those first few months of the year that are notoriously cold, Woolrich come through with its down-filled Arctic Parka. This coat fully embraces an outdoor lifestyle and combines legendary durability with modern technology.
The Woolrich Arctic Parka is weather-ready, constructed with a Teflon-coated outer shell that boasts water and wind-resistant qualities with a cosy, 1.9 oz. duck-down, 550 feather-filled padded lining. Fit for the Arctic this coat features everything you could ever want in a cold-season coat including ribbed storm cuffs, a full-length zip opening with a button-down storm flap, two large handwarmer pockets, two bellow pockets, a fur-lined hood and a branded woven patch at the throat tab to finish.
This parka will last you a lifetime, has plenty of room underneath for layering and is available in all the colours you could ever dream of. Available in our Leeds store and online now.
adidas Originals start 2018 on the front foot introducing a brand-new silhouette to the NMD family, the NMD Racer Primeknit. Without straying too far from the original design, the NMD Racer PK is a refreshing update to a style that has been tried and tested through various colourways with multiple collaborations to its name.
The NMD Racer PK has a futuristic, racing-inspired, streamlined appearance, with a sock-like fit featuring the innovative Primeknit fabric throughout the upper with neon bursts to the outsole, midsole and heel. Like past NMDs, the midsole is packed with Adidas’ innovative Boost technology, wrapping its way around the heel with the traditional heel plug unit slightly further back from where it usually sits.
Additional features include welded 3-Stripes to the side walls, the trademark NMD heel pull and an updated racing-style Quickstrike outsole with added traction for a tighter grip with every step. What’s most striking is the vibrant, fluorescent accents of neon yellow and bright pink to the outsole that creep up onto the midsole adding an energetic colour pop to a predominately black and white trainer.
The NMD Racer PK is complete with tonal laces, a flash of neon pink to the heel tab and a velvet-crafted overlay across the heel that brings a touch of class to a sportswear silhouette. The adidas Originals NMD Racer Primeknit is coming soon to The Hip Store.
Whether you’ve planned a big night out or you’re keeping it real by staying in with friends and family, some new bit of clobber is crucial to welcome in the New Year in style. Be it a new shirt or coat for a night out, a cosy bit of knitwear for the pub or something comfy for lounging around the home we’ve plenty of new bits in that’ll do a job.
So it’s time to say goodbye 2017 and hello 2018 by adding some new pieces to that weathered and weary festive wardrobe. Looking beyond New Years Eve it’s always nice to add some new bits to your rail for the start of a new calendar year and kick-start 2018 in the best possible shape. Take a closer look at what’s new right here or scroll down and shop our New Year Eve outfits.
adidas Originals reissue a trainer that was created as an all-purpose training and lifestyle shoe for the German football team to wear between matches in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. The Montreal 76 has not been available since 2011 and this time out the extravagant midsole still features, extending up and around the heel segment. Additional features include a perforated toebox, premium suede and leather uppers, a rubber outsole, tonal laces, a collapsible heel, a comfortable leather inside lining, a contrasting leather heel tab with the trefoil logo and branding to the tongue and side walls to finish. The adidas Originals Montreal 76 is online now.
If the sky was the limit, what’d be on your Christmas wishlist this year? The festive season is upon us and we’re embracing the gift-giving spirit. Simply tell us below what would make the big day a memorable one and you’ll be in with the chance of winning it. Sounds good doesn’t it? Let us know here and we might treat you to it.
Good luck and Merry Christmas from The Hip Store.
adidas Originals and New York City based contemporary artist Daniel Arsham launch part two of a three-shoe collaboration. The second instalment is a re-working of a vintage runner for the present day, with modern materials being the focal point. The New York ‘Present’ has been constructed with a leather-lined neoprene upper with an almost deconstructed and futuristic feel about it with metallic pops throughout. The sleek and stealthy upper is sat on a Boost midsole with a rubber outsole and features dual branding to the tongue, a quite unique, shiny metallic 3-Stripes detail to the side walls, replicated on the heel tab and tonal laces round things off nicely.
The adidas Originals x Daniel Arsham New York ‘Present’ is online now.
The Massachusetts based outerwear brand Penfield have had a dig around in its archive and come through with the ‘Bear Pack’ Capsule Collection. The classic Penfield bear logo takes centre stage alongside an offering of jackets, t-shirts and a trucker hat. This sought-after collection welcomes back some great styles from past eras all decorated in the unique bear logo. These Americana-inspired styles are a throwback to America in the 80s and 90s featuring big logo prints and half-zip windbreakers. Included in the collection is a garment-washed t-shirt with sporty raglan sleeves with applique branding as well as the packable Pacjac windbreaker and the water-resistant and wind-proof Peacoat. The Bear Pack embraces red, white and blue colour-blocking with a nod to 80s Americana with the use of high-tech fabrics plus solid colours as an alternative to the stars and stripe theme. The Penfield ‘Bear Pack’ Capsule Collection is online now.
The Finnish footwear brand Karhu return with another story for the AW17 season, labelled the Fusion 2.0 ‘Mount Saana’ pack. This latest exertion features new colourways of the Fusion 2.0 inspired by the legendary Saana mountain range in Finland.
The Fusion 2.0 comes in warm winter foliage colours similar to the seasonal landscape including a deep burgundy, tan and dark brown colourway alongside a second option of earthy greens, beige and hints of orange. The Karhu Fusion 2.0 ‘Mount Saana’ pack is finished with suede uppers, water-repellent leathers, nylon webbing tape, speckled midsoles, hiking laces and Karhu branding to the tongue. The Karhu Fusion 2.0 ‘Mount Saana’ Pack is online now.
Do you really need an occasion like Christmas to buy something nice for yourself? We don’t think you do, but it’s a great excuse to treat yourself to something nice. Also, having to rely on someone else to get you want you actually want for Christmas is a big ask. Treat yourself to something special and make this Christmas one to remember, all thanks to yours truly. So take the time to look after yourself, purchase something you’ve had your eyes on and enjoy un-wrapping something without the fake smiles and awkward chat.
What’s your ultimate Christmas gift? Let us know here and we might treat you to it.
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The adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Blue Tint / Grey Three / Resolution Red is launching on 16/12/17. The adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 features a Primeknit upper with ‘SPLY-350’ detailing, a distinct centre stitching and heel tab with adidas’ innovative Boost technology to the midsole.