11 Aug
Classic tennis shoe in white-on-white leather & gold branding

Adidas Originals has been doing copious collabs lately involving he classic Stan Smith silhouette, the three most recent reinterpretations being done by the way of the French Boutique Dover Street Market and, as shown here, Barney’s New York. Each variation is the standard Stan Smith (white-on-white leather upper with rubber soles and perforated side) with gold […]


11 Mar
Like a New England cable-knit sweater for your feet

Today we had an adidas tracksuit that doubled as a laptop case, so why not throw in a sweater that doubles as a sneaker? This time it’s Cambridge boutique Concepts who teams up with Converse to create a very unique interpretation of their Pro Leather Hi silhouette. Using what they call an “Aran Sweater” treatment, Concepts […]


30 Aug
Clean white upper, perforated stripes & green accents

Every man should own at least one pair of Stan Smiths. No, scratch that — every man, woman and child alive should own a pair of Stan Smiths. In fact, they should have charities where they gift Stan Smiths to Congolese children who don’t have shoes (they really should do that). Along with the Chuck […]


8 Aug
Only 24 bags handcrafted for Shibuya-ku boutique in Tokyo

Esteemed Japanese luggage makers HEAD PORTER have teamed up with Los Angeles designer Dr. Romanelli for a series of one-off bags. As usual for Dr. Romanelli the bags are handcrafted utilizing unique fabric, which means that each of the 24 bags are strictly one of a kind — the fabric originating from a custom patchwork […]


30 May
Original sample sources, album tracks, interviews & rarities

You remember last year when Solid-Steel Radio did a tribute to The Beastie Boys’ timeless Paul’s Boutique album? We posted the Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix by DJ Food, Cheeba and Moneyshot (with cover illustrated by the great Food One), and it ended up being one of our favorite mixtapes of the year […]


23 Apr
Quality crafted out of 100% madras cotton in Japan

If you’re looking for a summertime shirt that will always keep you looking sharp while also keeping body temps cool, you need look no further than SOPHNET. The Japanese label has crafted this button-down patchwork madras shirt out of 100% cotton in Japan. The linchpin of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection, the long sleeve shirt includes functional […]


3 Apr
Classic running shoe with camouflage lining & military colorway

New Balance jazz up their classic 574 running shoe with camouflage lining and military colorways, dubbing them the Military Camo Pack. You can never go wrong with the 574, so it’s always good to have a couple different colors in your vaults to choose from. If you’re feeling the Military Camo look, hit up Japan’s […]


29 Mar
Italy & Korea collaborate on acetate luxury eyewear

Seoul boutique 10 Corso Como lines up again with Milano eyewear makers SUPER to celebrate their 5th year in existence. Under the creative guidance of Korean pop star Super Junior, SUPER took its acetate Classic frame and added touches of gold detailing and matched it with multifunctional tobacco Carl Zeiss lenses. Meanwhile an “SJ” signature […]