Nice concept. Horrible execution. +1 for sentiment. -1 for completely ignoring Little Mac. -1 for placing emphasis on tank tops. A nice simple hoodie would have sufficed. I don’t think the 8-bit gamers fit into the tank top wearing demographic. If anything, save that for T & C Surf Design retros.
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I’ve been going back and forth on these for the past two months and still haven’t made up my mind. Obviously, there is a lot of concern surrounding the price tag. The 1999 version of this sneaker retailed at $100.00. Fast forward about 13 years. Nike now plans to throw these on shelves as of February 18th and demand $160.00 per pair. Is inflation that much of a bitch? $160.00 for a sneaker with 1989 technology is asking a little much, no?
Secondly are the minor (major in my eyes) detail adjustments. As most people know, long gone are the days of the heralded “Nike Air” logo on the back of earlier Jordan retros. We’re now overwhelmed with jumpmen on the back of our favorite late 80’s-early 90’s J’s. I suppose I can live with the jumpman on the heel tab of the III, V, and VI. But for some reason it just doesn’t look right on the heel of any IV. Maybe it’s too bulky. Or it could be it suffers from the lack of the Air under it. I don’t know. All I do know is that it never belonged on the IV (or most other Jordans for that matter). 80’s babies agree with me.
Another obvious difference between the 1999 vs. 2012 is the shade of gray. The 2012 has more of a true cement color, which makes sense considering the name of the colorway. The 1999 had a “tech” gray which was on the lighter side. If I had to choose, I’d again have stick to the ’99 tech gray. My hope is that the above image and all other pre-release images are not how the final product will turn out. Wishful thinking I guess. These will be a game-time decision for me.
This will probably be one of the only pairs of kicks I cop all year if I decide to pull the trigger. I can’t handle the pace that Jordan Brand has been dictating for the past few years, releasing sneakers damn near every month for upwards of $160-200. The problem is the cycle will continue because Nike is making bank off these kids don’t hold back at all. I blame hip-hop 😛
NEW YORK (AP) – The Situation doesn’t usually require a lot of motivation to lose the shirt. But Abercrombie & Fitch wants him to go one further – the company has offered to pay “Jersey Shore” cast members to stop wearing clothes carrying their brand.
The preppy teen retailer said Tuesday it would pay a “substantial payment” to Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino or any cast member who stops wearing its clothing on the popular MTV reality show because the series is “contrary to the aspirational nature of the brand.”
“We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image,” the retailer said in a press release.
These idiots should have checked their past t-shirt lines before dropping this nonsense on the Situation. They think this dude will damage their image? I’m thinking these A&F corporate fags have never walked into one of their own store fronts or taken a look around at who wears their $70.00 cargo shorts. Damaged is something their image is well past.
Vision Test: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision.” I love the Random Objects t-shirt line. Unique and simple at the same time. Everything printed on American Apparel tees too. You can find the Vision Test and others for $23.00 plus shipping @ www.randomobjects.net.
These shades are almost entirely inspired by the popular yet overly expensive Versace square wayfarer-style sunglasses donned by celebrities past and present. They even feature a bandito logo at the temple which one could easily mistake for the trademark Palazzo logo as seen on nearly every Versace frame. Compared to other Crooks eyewear, this style retails for a reasonable $67.99 at Cranium Fitteds. If you are a Crooks fan and not worried about being mistaken for a hipster, this pair is for you. And if you were curious, Violento = Violent in Italian.
Was never a huge fan of Silence of the Lambs, but I love retro tees with pop culture icons. Can’t speak for the quality of the shirt, but the design is hella cool. Just don’t expect an average chick to hit on you while you’re wearing it. Snag a Milkcrate “The Psycho” tee here for $30.00 USD.
Summer is right around the corner. Perfect time for the Hundreds brand to drop the Locs inspired “Valens.” The shape screams LA circa the NWA days. This particular pair of Locs features a shiny black acetate frame with gradient gray lenses. Also available in other colors. Cop here for $79.00. Great way to separate yourself from the countless number of hypebeasts who rock Wayfarers.
Love him or hate him (I love him), Will Ferrell has helped produce some of the most memorable characters in comedy over the past decade. This tee pays homage to Frank the Tank’s self inflicted tranquilizer dart shot to the neck. Easily my favorite scene from 2003’s Old School. The shirt will run you $34.99+ shipping @ Karmaloop. I have a hoodie with an identical design and I can tell you that the quality is there. Enter rep code BOOJ for 20% off your order.
Less than a month after the Cool Grey XI’s successful release, JB is dropping another nice looking pair of retros. The White/Cement III’s will run us a questionable $150. I say questionable because of the reputation of the retro III midsole. We all know they are susceptible to cracking/peeling/chipping with casual wear. Not sure if the price hike is justified. They do however come with a cool looking cement print box. If you’re wondering where to purchase, Nikestore.com was very reliable a month ago. They even had that “COOL GREY” promo code that allowed us buyers to have our pairs by Christmas Eve. I’ll be sure to update this post with any codes I get my hands on.
Meanwhile, check out some images of celebs with their early release pairs…and scroll to the bottom of the post for a video review giving a nice up close look. Read the rest of this entry »
Ray Allen’s character in He Got Game
From one of my all-time fav sports flicks. I thought this idea up awhile back, but what I had in mind was a real deal authentic piece. Barstoolsports.com took the cheaper route for now and made the t-shirt jersey version available on their online store.