New York to Paris | Louis Vuitton x Scott Campbell Spring/Summer 2011

New York to Paris | Louis Vuitton x Scott Campbell Spring/Summer 2011

Louis Vuitton recently drop a set of videos that give us some detailed insight into the Men’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. We get an opportunity to check out famed tattooist and artist Scott Campbell in his New York creative universe and then again when he heads to discover the Louis Vuitton universe in Paris, in the Maison de Famille in Asnières and the Atelier. This season is embodied by Scott Campbell, who also collaborated on the runway collection presented back in June 2010 in Paris.

Videos and imagery after the jump.

Converse for Ace Hotel | Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey

Converse for Ace Hotel | Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey

MW turns us to Ace Hotel’s latest collaboration, this time with Converse for a limited run of these Chucks. Dubbed the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey, the shoe takes inspiration from the Converse archive, creating a new model that has the feel of a sneaker, yet with rugged boot detailing and design cues taken from vintage wading boots and shoes Converse created for US military basic training in the 1940s. The Bosey features an olive drab upper and exclusive to Ace.

These sneakers are available now but limited to only 300 pairs.

EPs by Epaulet x Staple Design Rivet Chino

EPs by Epaulet x Staple Design Rivet Chino

Staple Design and Epaulet have teamed up for their first product collaboration, an enhanced version of Epaulet’s classic slim-fitting Rivet Chino. Staple Design added a collection of tweaks including rear button flap pockets, a mid-thigh rear utility pocket, a rear belt loop D-ring, and a reinforced cuff. We’re also told the fabric is a soft, double-faced brushed cotton twill straight from Japan while each piece is hand-crafted in Los Angeles.

Horween for Leffot Leather Belts

Horween for Leffot Leather Belts

Leffot continues to expand their product lineup, this time adding belts to their repertoire. They teamed up with Horween Leather Company, one of America’s most iconic and historic leather makers that’s been around since 1905. The belts are made from Chromexcel, the original pull-up leather made with old world craftsmanship. Leffot’s got two models on deck, each 1.5″ wide and each handmade in Maine.

The two models are the Elston, a single prong nickel roller buckle in 8 oz. Brown Chromexcel and the HHL, a double prong nickel buckle in 10 oz. #93 Brown Wooly Chromexcel. Each are available for $125 at New York’s Leffot.

Tretorn x Ace Hotel Stråla Boot

Tretorn x Ace Hotel Stråla Boot

Tretorn recently teamed up with Ace Hotel to bring out a new version of the Swedish label’s Stråla low-cut rubber boots exclusively for the boutique hotel. The unisex all-weather style is really a great middle ground between staying dry and looking good while doing it. Its got microfleece lining and fitted with custom Ace and Tretorn branding on the heel as well as the Ace hotel motto “Let’s All Stand Together” printed on each footbed.

The boot will retail for $70 and are available online in the Ace Hotel shop as well as the Tretorn shop in NYC, Blackbird in Seattle, Unionmade in San Fran, Roden Gray in Vancouver and Context in Madison, WI.

The Want | Quoddy x Leffot Village Moc

The Want | Quoddy x Leffot Village Moc

Well, we didn’t see this coming but glad it came! Leffot has teamed up with the good folks at Quoddy for the Village Moc which comes in this “retro camel” nubuck shell. Steve from Leffot writes, “The handsewn bottom on these puppies is thick, yet supple, Chromepak leather, which is oil soaked to the point of being palpable, a most durable leather.  Handsewn in Maine and fully leather lined the Village Mocs are lightweight, ultra comfortable and excellent as travel, resort, or house shoes.”

And they’re available now at Leffot.

Tenue de Nîmes x London Undercover Denim Umbrella

Amsterdam's Tenue de Nîmes has teamed up with London Undercover for this special denim umbrella. The collaboration delivers a timeless classic with a much welcomed modern touch. It's made with an industrial strength traditional frame of natural beech woodwork...

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Alden for Winn Perry 40716H Double Waterlock Captoe Boot

Alden for Winn Perry 40716H Double Waterlock Captoe Boot

New England’s Alden is on a second go-around with Portland-based Winn Perry for this Alden Double Waterlock Captoe Boot. It comes in a rich brown pebble grain calf leather upper with heel pull tab. Brown metal eyelets with speed hooks, light antique finish on the edge of sole and welt and Alden’s new old stock hard rubber “Starburst” heels also set this boot apart and add an another level of traction and comfort.

The highlight of the boot happens to be the signature Double Waterlock oiled leather sole, which helps to extend the lifespan of the leather sole on wet surfaces.

Fall 2010 | Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair x Alstermo Bruk Travel Cases

Fall 2010 | Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair x Alstermo Bruk Travel Cases

Swedish labels Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair and Alstermo Bruk have teamed up for Autumn 2010 for a pair of travel cases. Alstermo Bruk is known for their classic travel cases and also happens to be one of Sweden’s oldest companies dating back to 1804. These two cases deconstruct the outer shape while still keeping the classic detailing and finish of Alstermo Bruk.

The material is a so called amo-fibre with leather details and an interior wooden frame, lined with a vintage check wool fabric. Look for these to be available exclusively at Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair shops and online at shop.shoerepair.se.

Burn Rubber x New Balance MT580

Burn Rubber x New Balance MT580

New Balance has always been known for making some pretty comfortable (and affordable) shoes. It’s just never been the sneaker of choice as we’re always turned to brands doing things a bit differently. The New Balance MT580 is usually released out of Asia with various collaborators but they recently teamed up with Detroit-based sneaker shop Burn Rubber, marking the first time such a collaboration has been brought through by the New Balance America team.

Burn Rubber’s rendition of the MT580 is really something special, as they really tackled the details and made the show their own by applying a shop colored theme and utilizing materials in ways we didn’t expect.

The custom designed argyle pattern that lines the inside of the shoe was created to incorporate all of the company’s branded colors. A reflective 3M material, originally developed to reflect light for night running, was also used throughout the mostly gray shoe to give the design another dimension. The majority of the shoe design is comprised of New Balance’s premium nubuck and gray mesh, and completed with a touch of patent leather and a classic gum sole.

No word on price yet but look for the Burn Rubber MT580 to be available through Burn Rubber (website and in-store) on November 26th.