Pop Trading Company AW18

After a triumphant debut season at The Hip Store, Amsterdam based Pop Trading Company return with a sophomore AW18 collection. Without straying too far from its skateboarding roots the label skilfully merge into menswear through refined cuts, elevated styling and neat branding. For AW18 Pop Trading Company carry-over staples such as the branded logo t-shirts, […]

After a triumphant debut season at The Hip Store, Amsterdam based Pop Trading Company return with a sophomore AW18 collection. Without straying too far from its skateboarding roots the label skilfully merge into menswear through refined cuts, elevated styling and neat branding.

For AW18 Pop Trading Company carry-over staples such as the branded logo t-shirts, the ‘O’ caps and the Drs Half Zip jacket. Additionally, this season the Dutch brand introduce a brand-new cut and sew offering comprising of outerwear and accessories as well as delving into legwear via denim and cargo pants.

Pop Trading Company AW18 Drop One is online now and available in our Leeds store.

G. H. Bass & Co. x Universal Works

For the SS18 season Universal Works has teamed up with G. H. Bass & Co. putting a summer spin on two of its most iconic silhouettes. There is no denying that the Bass Weejun Penny loafer is a menswear icon but its everyday-wear-ability is limited. This collaboration brings G. H. Bass & Co. into brand-new […]

For the SS18 season Universal Works has teamed up with G. H. Bass & Co. putting a summer spin on two of its most iconic silhouettes. There is no denying that the Bass Weejun Penny loafer is a menswear icon but its everyday-wear-ability is limited. This collaboration brings G. H. Bass & Co. into brand-new territory and combining with a brand like Universal Works with parallel core values fits just perfectly.

Two new styles enter the fray, the Wedge Larson and Wedge Tie. Both shoes are a contemporary take on G. H. Bass & Co.’s timeless blueprint, opening up its offering to a fresh audience. This is the first time the American brand has used a Vibram outsole, a rugged alternative to its signature leather soles. Suede uppers feature across both styles with a gold cross-stitch detail across the heel, a salute to G. H. Bass & Co.’s handmade shoemaking skills. The Wedge Larson has a classic slip-on fit with the Wedge Tie featuring a tie-up construction with tasselled laces that’s inspired by moccasin construction.

G. H. Bass & Co. x Universal Works online now.

Red Wing 8819 Classic Moc Two Tone

The American shoemaker Red Wing has fashioned together a two-tone version of its beloved 6-Inch Classic Moc Toe. A refreshing adaptation of a long-established silhouette, Red Wing applies two of its most-prolific materials upon the same style. The fabrics featured is an Oro Russet portage oil-tanned leather and an Oro Russet Abilene roughout leather, the first […]

The American shoemaker Red Wing has fashioned together a two-tone version of its beloved 6-Inch Classic Moc Toe. A refreshing adaptation of a long-established silhouette, Red Wing applies two of its most-prolific materials upon the same style. The fabrics featured is an Oro Russet portage oil-tanned leather and an Oro Russet Abilene roughout leather, the first time that Red Wing has combined these two fabrics since 1981.

This special-edition 8819 Classic Moc Two Tone features a leather external heel counter, two sets of laces, a cream Traction Tred outsole, chrome hardware, an all-around Goodyear welt and nickel-plated solid brass eyelets. These one-of-a-kind Red Wings are presented in a retro special-edition shoe box.

The Red Wing 8819 Classic Moc Two Tone is coming soon to The Hip Store.

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adidas Originals Sobakov

After one of the most exhilarating World Cups not only for England but the rest of the world, adidas Originals revisit a legendary football silhouette by introducing a brand-new silhouette, the Sobakov. This trainer is a mix of the old and the new with a lightweight knitted upper and 3-Stripes branding that is taken from […]

After one of the most exhilarating World Cups not only for England but the rest of the world, adidas Originals revisit a legendary football silhouette by introducing a brand-new silhouette, the Sobakov. This trainer is a mix of the old and the new with a lightweight knitted upper and 3-Stripes branding that is taken from the Predator Precision football boot, circa 2000.

Notable features include the leather wrap-around 3-Stripes, a premium knitted textile upper and the spiralling gum rubber outsole. Last seen on the feet of Beckham and Zidane, this trainer will have nostalgic feels for avid football fans. The Sobakov features an off-set lacing structure with tonal laces, a leather heel tab, leather detailing at the tongue and an EVA midsole that delivers unreal comfort.

The adidas Originals Sobakov is launching at The Hip Store on 21/07/18. Online at 08:00, available in Leeds from 09:00.

Barbour x Engineered Garments

New York City’s Engineered Garments received an invitation from Barbour to work together on a AW18 collaboration, two huge names working together for the first time ever. This Autumn, after showing at London Fashion Week Men’s AW18, the five-piece capsule collection launches across a limited number of doors, including The Hip Store. This collaboration incorporates […]

New York City’s Engineered Garments received an invitation from Barbour to work together on a AW18 collaboration, two huge names working together for the first time ever. This Autumn, after showing at London Fashion Week Men’s AW18, the five-piece capsule collection launches across a limited number of doors, including The Hip Store.

This collaboration incorporates classic Barbour silhouettes together with Engineered Garment’s offbeat angles and clothes making talents. Each jacket is distinctively Barbour but will still feel familiar amongst Engineered Garment’s cult following. Daiki Suzuki has deftly rearranged a handful of Barbour silhouettes respecting the brand’s heritage whilst layering a solid EG-twist into the mix.

This capsule collection includes an outerwear quintet comprises of a Cowen, Parka, Graham, Dumbo and a Cape jacket arriving in muted tones of olive, navy and black. Each piece is made in England using Barbour’s signature waxed cotton that ages gracefully and is both water-repellent and rugged in composition. Within each jacket there is a hint of EG, whether it is the pocket placement, oversized features, reimagined game pockets or unorthodox shapes.

The Cowen jacket takes design cues from the military-inspired Barbour Cowen Commander jacket, developed from a wartime design and now a Barbour legend. The original jacket served military men in the British army in both the Falklands and the Gulf before going into retirement in the form of the Barbour Archives. An over-the-head smock-style jacket with adjustable drawstrings, several different-sized pockets, a large hood and a centre-back zip access.

Daiki Suzuki of Engineered Garments on the Cowen, “This is essentially our Overparka style that we have been doing for some time now, with a mix of stylings from the Cowen Commando, a style I really like”.

The Dumbo jacket is named after the Down-Under-Manhattan-Bridge-Overpass (Dumbo) area in New York and borrows design notes from the MA-1 military jacket and the classic varsity sports jacket. Features include roomy one-piece raglan sleeves, a rear poacher’s pocket (borrowed from the Beaufort) and a ribbed finish to the hemline, collar and cuffs and a zip fastening.

Daiki Suzuki: “My best everyday jacket style and one I have been doing for a long time is our Aviator jacket with MA-1, Tanker, A-2, Military Bomber Styles and Eddie Bauer all-purpose jackets in mind. With neck cuffs, bottom knit rib, it’s a direct injection of our jacket with a Barbour makeup and styling.

The Parka is a large functional coat with storage aplenty via numerous pockets. This jacket takes functionality from Barbour country classics with a dose of military spec.

Daiki Suzuki: “This is like an M-65 or M-51 jacket with another favourite, the Durham Jacket, all put into a blender”.

The Graham jacket takes elements from both the Bedale and Beaufort Barbour jackets such as the turn-down collar, snap-button placket, open cuffs and the poacher’s pocket. A classic shape with a contemporary cut.

Daiki Suzuki: “I really love the Beaufort so much, with details like the inside hidden pocket and game bag with 2 side entries but really would want it to be shorter for everyday use. My favourite military jackets, the A-2 Deck Jacket and Short Fatigue/Garrison Jacket come to mind so simply shortening it and adapting it to the length was the approach”.

The Cape is a statement item, based on a military policeman’s cape featuring a ‘turn-right’ asymmetric cut with an adjustable harness.

Daiki Suzuki: “I loved the reissue cape so I just wanted a British Military feeling added to the mix. The line for instance is so unique and special”.

Barbour x Engineered Garments is coming soon to The Hip Store.

Puma x Santa Cruz

One of the highlights of the Puma Suede’s 50th anniversary proceedings has to be the latest collaborative endeavour with Californian brand Santa Cruz Skateboards. Founded in 1973 by surfers Rich Novak, Doug Haut and Jay Shuirman Santa Cruz is well-known for product innovation, loud graphics and a celebrated skate team. Santa Cruz is a skateboarding […]

One of the highlights of the Puma Suede’s 50th anniversary proceedings has to be the latest collaborative endeavour with Californian brand Santa Cruz Skateboards. Founded in 1973 by surfers Rich Novak, Doug Haut and Jay Shuirman Santa Cruz is well-known for product innovation, loud graphics and a celebrated skate team. Santa Cruz is a skateboarding titan.

Santa Cruz’s ‘Screaming Hand’ logo gives the Puma Suede a whole new disposition with original artwork by Jim Phillips, inspired by the way we use our hands to express ourselves through words, art and music. Additional features include a premium suede upper, a red leather lining, a red Puma formstrip that signifies ‘red sound and adrenaline’, a gum rubber sole, a dual-branded woven tongue patch logo.

To bring affairs to a close Puma and Santa Cruz deliver a dual-branded graphic t-shirt to accompany the footwear, sold separately.

Puma x Santa Cruz is online now and available in our Leeds store.