Converse First String | Schott Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Jacket

Converse First String | Schott Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Jacket

Schott and Converse have teamed up for this soon-to-be cult favorite. Schott’s known for their iconic leather motorcycle jackets and Converse’s signature Chucks have been hitting the streets for as long as our parents can remember. After checking out these Chuck Taylors, we’re left to wonder why these two American brands didn’t link up sooner.

Down to the details we go. The sneaker features a heavy-duty rear zip entry, zips under the laces and even features a quilted lining as a moto jacket would. The snaps on the tongue really drive the design of this shoe home. The familiar Chuck Taylor All Star patch is right where you’d find it at the ankle in a matching rugged black leather finish. The Schott logo’s sewn on the interior.

Freshness tells us this shoe is the latest from Converse First String, the elite subdivision at the company, and they will be available at First String locations on December 15th.

Jalan Sriwijaya for Beauty & Youth United Arrows Wingtip Shoes

Jalan Sriwijaya for Beauty & Youth United Arrows Wingtip Shoes

Jalan Sriwijaya, also known as Fortuna Shoes, has been known in Indonesia to make some pretty amazing footwear. They’ve collaborated with Japan’s Beauty & Youth to deliver this wingtip shoe, which features a Goodyear welt construction, a technique of attaching the sole of the shoe to the upper. A method, which is rarely found this days and it is a characteristic of high-end footwear brand.

At J.Crew: Mister Freedom x Saint James tee

J.Crew continues to deliver some timeless collaborations, this time bringing together L.A.-based Mister Freedom and France's Saint James. Mister Freedom designed and hand screened the original graphics onto an authentic Breton tee, a shirt that's made Saint James the king...

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Lark x Zeha-Berlin Carl Haessner Olympia Shoe

Lark x Zeha-Berlin Carl Haessner Olympia Shoe

For all the soccer heads out there, here’s a shoe to appreciate. Hand made in Naples, Italy with Italian leather, this is a special issue of the Carl Haessner IIX Olympia shoe made exclusively for Lark. This shoe marks the first ever collaboration in over one hundred years of Zeha history. Much props to the good folks at Lark.

More info and images after the jump.

Alden x Winn Perry Footwear [Part III]

Another exclusive from Portland-based Winn Perry alongside shoemaker Alden. Like the Navy Blucher High Boot, this boot has been slightly enhanced with key adjustments to keep you sealed from heavy rains, like those in Portland. This boot features Alden’s "Double...

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Alden for Winn Perry Navy Blucher High Boot

Alden for Winn Perry Navy Blucher High Boot

Alden continues to bless Portland shop Winn Perry with another exclusive. The Navy Blucher High Boot is filled with inspiration from “Pershing” Trench Boots, also known to as “Little Tanks.” Here’s more insight:

When the Pershing Boots were received in 1918, the soldiers of the U.S. 1st Division rubbed them with a treatment, which consisted of 2 parts beef tallow (beef fat basically) to 1 part Neatsfoot oil. This experiment, referred to as “dubbing”, was supposed to make the boots more waterproof and gave them a darker, oiled appearance. For our “Little Tanks”, we made them to Alden New England standards with a heavily oiled reverse chamois leather and Alden’s plantation crepe sole with leather tip. This combination certainly makes them pretty weather proof and quite a bit more comfortable than the originals, which had a triple leather sole with iron toe cleats, heal plates and hobnails, a few of the reasons they were referred to as Little Tanks. While not built for fighting in the trenches, these boots will still be very happy taking some abuse.

They’re really special, as 99.9% of Alden-made pieces are, no? They look great, and with Alden’s reputation of crafting wearable footwear with a deep attention to detail, we don’t think we’ll be able to pass this pair up. They’re available now at Winn Perry for $420 USD. For a closer look, click the jump. 

Fall/Winter 2009: Junya Watanabe MAN x The North Face

Fall/Winter 2009: Junya Watanabe MAN x The North FaceFall/Winter 2009: Junya Watanabe MAN x The North Face

Highsnobiety turns us to Comme des Garcons Junya Watanabe MAN’s collaboration with The North Face to craft a few pieces for the current F/W season. “Complementing their hunting and outdoor inspired offering of the season, they produced in collaboration with The North Face a vest in several colorways, as well as two coats. The North Face logos are embroidered tonal and nice details include corduroy and leather patches through out the collection”. Like the pieces? You can grab them now at Japanese-based Reinforce.

More images after the jump.  

Opening Ceremony x Timberland

Opening Ceremony x Timberland

Opening Ceremony has been rolling out a few different collaborations, most notably their link up with Timberland. For this limited capsule collection, two different signature Timberland styles were customized. First is a spin on Timberland’s familiar 6-inch Boot featuring an “unexpected and sporty elastic lacing. These Convenience Boots come with two sets of interchangeable laces: one version matching the boot, and a second neon version. The second style is a moccasin 7-eye ankle boot in custom burnished leather, also featuring two laces (one in matching leather, and an alternative contrasting Taslan hiking lace).

The Convenience Boot is available in a cornstalk and wheat finish, each priced at $225. The 7-Eye Ankle Boot comes in wheat and olive, and are priced at $195. You can preorder the pairs up until tomorrow to reserve your favorite pair, but they’ll be hitting the store on Monday.

Hit the jump for more images and pre-order information

Rick Owens DRKSHDW for Eastpak

Online retailer Oki-Ni has just gotten some new stock, most notably Eastpak's collaboration with Rick Owens. The backpack maker's had a string of solid collabs, and this series of bags were co-designed by Rick Owens under his DRKSHDW line. The...

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Jil Sander x Uniqlo: The +J Collection

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo is getting a helping hand from German designer Jil Sander. The +J collection has not received a concrete release date but we're hoping it's soon. Jil Sander’s creative role at Uniqlo extends beyond the +J collection to...

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F/W 2009: Sergio Rossi x Puma Footwear


In the Fall, Puma will be bringing another collaboration onboard for their high-end footwear. Sergio Rossi will be joining the likes of Alexander McQueen and Mihara Yasuhiro. The Fall/Winter lineup mainly consists of a plethora of Clydes and First Rounds in a few different styles, our favorite being the hightop in marine blue (above). 

The Fall collection is more subtle than we’d expect from Sergio, but expect high quality material and an increase in overall comfort. 

More images from Puma x Sergio Rossi’s FW 09/10 after the jump.