Valentino with a pattern they call Camupsychedelic for S/S 2015:

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A basic woodland pattern with alternate sassy colors.  Color me not impressed.

Head over to the Valentino website to see the full Camupsychedelic lineup.  Pictured above is the $1590 nylon windbreaker.

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The Comme Des Garcons ‘Peace’ t-shirt:

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$195 CAD ($155.79) from SSense.

Your girlfriend always wants to get you something really awesome for your birthday.  She pays attention to everything you say, so she knows what you’re into… military stuff, camouflage, that olive color etc.  You’re a nice boy, but like to think you’re edgy.  She saw this shirt on SSense and saw it had so many things you like, including that non threatening yet potentially edgy “Soldier of Peace” painted lettering along with the bonus flipped “Strong lover” just to let em know.  *clicked, CC info type in… shipped… wrapped*.  Flash forward two weeks to your annual special day… the celebration of your birth.  You tear the thoughtful camouflage pattern paper off the glossy white SSense box and take a deep breath while you raise the lid.  Instantly your brain says “OH SHIT”, but your smiling cheek to cheek and you give her a huge hug and a kiss, and say thanks.  You instantly feel like a piece of trash, because you’re already scheming and plotting on ways you’ll have an unfortunate accident, rendering the shirt unwearable.  The look in the picture is the exact look you see in the mirror when you’re alone and try it on for the first time.

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4×4 squared.  Holy the location in this video looks intense:

New V8 biturbo from Mercedes.  Lime green is possibly the worst color imaginable for a vehicle.  I suppose in the video though it stands out, which is obviously the point.  Drive that color in the city though and you’re just trying too hard to get noticed.

Mercedes-G-Class-SquaredThat thing can sure go in rough terrain, wow.  No wonder militaries around the world use Mercedes vehicles in the same G class as that (the military ones are not as showy for good reason).  I have to much work to do to go down a google rabbit hole right now, but I wonder how Jeeps compare to these?  Is there basically no comparison and the Mercedes blows it out of the water?  Are the Jeeps amazing, and you’re paying a lot for the Mercedes name?

You can find out more information, and see of pictures on the Mercedes G Class Squared website.  Unless you have somewhere in the neighborhood of $100,000+ to spend on this, don’t get too excited.

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Nike Lab x James Lavelle:

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Available at Haven – $700 CAD ($563 USD)

Haven describes it as a bomber / varsity hybrid.  Talks about the lustre of polyester, supple wool blend, and premium tumbled cow leather.  Are the cows tumbled (tipped?) or is the leather tumbled after the fact?  Kidding fam.  I feel like I have to call audibles on jokes on this site sometime.  Many you guys think there’s something wrong with me for talking about this stuff in the first place… gotta be safe and assume a joke-question about tipped cows might not be caught.

The jacket itself is pretty hot, I must say.  Classic MA-1 pocket on the sleeve, and they tossed us another outer pocket on the chest.  The tonal olive fabrics they use definitely work.  What the hell is up with the black unintelligible patches though?  That shit is straight ISIS.  Like if ISIS had a dope stylist, he (yes HE… I’m not trying to be sexist here but ISIS is not going to have a female stylist) would lace the whole crew in actual ISIS versions of these, along with the all black Balmain bikers and some black on black Common Projects Achilles’.  Think of how fire they would look posted up with the black balaclavas and AKs too? WOOOOOOOOOOO, now that’s what I call marketing terror to the fashion obsessed Western world.  The best part would be, even though take home weapons of war are no longer allowed, jackets definitely are.  When the whole lot of them are dead I’d call a favor in to have one of these show up at my doorstep FedEx International Priority.  I’d deface the patches, and USA USA USA the shit out of the jacket.  Might even be a savage and keep the blood on the fabric for authenticity, carry around the certificate I obviously would have copped from the DNA lab showing that the blood does indeed contain human and goat DNA.  Can’t fade me.  If you run into me, better have Allstate with you.  All day.

James Lavelle (who I hadn’t heard of), started a UK based record label called Mo’ Wax.  He must be doing alright for himself if he is famous enough (or has enough money) to have a Nike collab… I haven’t heard of much in their discography tbh.

Thoughts?  Would cop in current version, or war take-home ISIS version?

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Some military themed footwear coming soon from Nike:

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Referencing key people, places, and moments in the Air Max’s evolution, the new Air Max 1 is packaged with twenty-two patches to create a customized look.

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Oooo that OD colorway!  My next choice would be the murdered out ones, then lastly desert.   Pretty tight they come with the patches.  Definitely opens up some customization options in the future if you want to stick your own small morale patches on the tongue.

I’m not crazy about the flag being on the inside of the shoe.  I’m sure they don’t mean anything by it, but it just seems like a weird place to put it.  I would have prefered a tonal one embroidered on the side, or even one molded directly into the upper are of the sole.

These will all be available on NikeLab February 26th, so get your credit cards ready.  March 12th they will roll out to select stores in the United States.  Nike is priced really reasonably normally, so I’m sure these will be no more than $200.

Thoughts?

Source – NikeLab Instagram

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Phenomenon Tokyo comes through with the MA-1 bomber, with a twist:

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LOL yea 16 pockets on the back alone, and it looks like there are side pockets too.  So much for just having the MA-1 Bomber classic, one on the arm.  You’ll full on need a second person to help you retrieve stuff from your back.  Either that or you’ll risk looking like a herb removing your jacket to fetch your inhaler, which you no doubt only have because you’re out here runnin’ shit.  *Oh my god oh my god, if I die I’m a legend*

Phenomenon-Tokyo-MA-1-Bomber-Jacket-1I have no idea on the price because the Phenomenon site is mad Japanesey.  Google translate fails me for the most part on there, but I gather that this back pocket version of their MA-1 is part of a capsule collection called “Tokyo Versus The Stage” which they have on for a limited time.

Thoughts?  Would cop?  It’s a tough choice between OD and black with this one for me.

Hat tip: Andres

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