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We have seen many previews of Jordan Brand’s newest “Grape” colorway of their original hybrid model, the Air Jordan Spizike, and we are now receiving word that the sneaker is currently available for purchase at certain reputable online retailers, such as ANYC Online. This AJ Spizike hosts a white perforated leather upper with black, cement grey, grape, and red accents. Even though the official release date and price of the Air Jordan Spizike “Grape” are April 3rd and $175, the sneaker is now available for $157 on ANYC Online.
I absolutelz love this video. Partly because it stars a Hungarian model, Zsofi Srej who is twenty years old, and is already a veteran in her field. If you haven’t heard of her yet, I’ve compiled a set of photos of her, which you can check out after the jump. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more of her in the near future. Just to mention a few names, this year she’s already starred in ads for Max Azria, Nicole Miller and Ballantyne and will also be seen in the pages of Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Amica and Interwiew magazine.
The video above was shot for Another Magazine by Chadwick Tyler.
As you are reading this interview. Chandler the founder and driving force behind the Shortypop should have vanished from the internet or at least from his promoting of Shortypop. Being privy to this event I decided to conduct an informal interview with him.
To talk about the end of the Shortypop brand, the beginning has to be touched upon. The story is that Shortypop was the NT name of one Latisha Embrey. Chandler decided that her popularity on the NT site could be expanded on so Shortypop blog was made with Tisha being the author of the posts with Chandler being the behind the scenes creative director and pretty much responsible for all the artistic and aesthetic input.
As far as male/female business relationships go .. it basically turns into shit. And thats what happened with them. A falling out had them split ways and Chandler basically took the Shortypop name and turned it into something else all together.
Seeing things through the eyes of an art school student he didn’t have any problem appropriating Supreme themes into his clothing defended by the fact that he was parodying a brand which he felt wasn’t original itself.
As the Shortypop brand grew in popularity, due mostly to the half naked women that were used for the promotion of the lookbooks (www.shortypop.com), which were in turn promotion for the clothing brand that provided money to continue his project.
Ok let’s just get to it. Why end Shortypop? Looking at web site stats, and feedback via twitter and word of mouth it seems to be more popular than it has ever been.
Well I felt like it hit a glass ceiling in a lot of ways. Like for instance, in selling product there’s only so much you can sell via the internet and there’s this huge market out there for physical product in stores, but the fact of the matter is the only places it was ever wholesaled were concept shops in The Netherlands and Japan. In America, stores that sell streetwear run on these hair thin margins and you compete with brands that print in the thousands and even exporting production to the third world and you have to give them a wholesale price and when you print 200 tees it crushes the bottomline. There’s a reason we see brands like Mishka and The Hundreds opening their own stores. Streetwear isn’t a prime business.Then beyond the bottom line of profit which the entire time wasn’t the driving force i got tired of all the bullshit and drama of the internet, people catch feelings over brands, that is trying. The guy from the back of the 04 supreme lookbook that runs teamworks has threatened my life like twice. Do I actually feel threatened? No… But the fact remains theres an endless amount of bullshit and drama with the “streetwear scene” that I’d rather not be part of.
Do you feel that Shortypop was a failure or a success?
Seattle outfit Flying Coffin offers a peek into its new collection for the Spring 2010 season with a lookbook shot by Jordan Nicholson. Sticking with its formula of bold graphic tees and select cut-and-sew pieces, the brand continues to evolve with a strong lineup for Spring. Featured designs include a polka-dot pocket tee, coach’s jacket, hoody, and graphic t-shirts, along with Flyin Coffin’s staple headwear game. All of the pieces can be purchased directly through the brand’s online store.
Earlier this month, we reported that Jordan Brand will release each and every Air Jordan model from the Air Jordan I to the Air Jordan XX3 in a “BIN 23″ colorway. We now have a sneak peak at the BIN 23 Air Jordan IX (9), which will host a white leather upper with gold and red accents seen throughout the sneaker. The key signature of the BIN 23 collection is the wax stamp seen on the rear upper of this pair. Unfortunately, there is no concrete release information on when the BIN 23 Air Jordan 9 will release, but, as always, stay tuned toSneaker Files for the latest updates.
|Brand new spring PurpleCuffs tee’s available now click here to purchase yours today.
The Originators is the original clothing and skate brand committed to the education of the early years of Hip-Hop; honoring the DJs, MCs, Graffitti Artists, and B-Boys that helped pave its way. The line has honored such greats as: The Cold Crush Brothers, Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Lovebug Starski, Stay High 149, and Taki 183 amongst many others.
The Originators is sold at retailers worldwide.
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7600 Melrose #H
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Located in downtown West Orange, NJ, DUS is a men’s apparel boutique targeting individuals who believe it is important to remain true to themselves and not fall victim to “trends”. Although DUS is not an acronym, it is accurately represented by a phrase coined by the owner, “Discretely Undermining Society,” by which he means to disprove the myth that individualism must be conspicuous and convey the effectiveness of subtlety. DUS bases its exclusive product selection on reversing the misconceptions behind individualism. In bringing the most original products to the market, DUS finds it important to involve both well-established and growing brands. Furthermore, DUS intends to offer not only extraordinary apparel, but also a world-class consumer experience. Please join DUS is celebrating its grand opening on March 13th or visit any time thereafter.
296-298 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052