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 […]


25 Jun
This summer's shiny rendition of the classic tennis silhouette

Adidas Originals knows well the classic simplicity of the Stan Smith sneaker. It is an icon in sneaker culture, one that is constantly being reinterpreted re-imagined — and this summer the tennis shoe is getting the reflective treatment. Available in either a reflective black or silver colorway, both feature a snakeskin heel panel, tone-matched eyelets, […]


27 Mar
The timeless tennis silhouette gets a remake in geometry

The Adidas Consortium has a new PLAY, a project involving top Asian designers doing re-interpreptations of the otherwise tried-and-true Stan Smith (you know, one of our favorite sneakers ever). This simple-but-retro shoe, is perhaps most often recognized for its basic design, perforated “three-stripe” sides, all-leather top, and standard rubber sole. But designer Shigeki Fujihima adds […]


21 Feb
Adidas sheds some light on the ace serving, kick-flipping great

If you’ve ever wondered about the history of Stan Smith, and how his shoes became a staple in skateboarding, adidas has come to inform. Did you know the famed tennis player actually cut his teeth performing 360-kick flips in Pasadena? Or that he practiced No Complies on the graffit-strewn asphalt of the Brooklyn Banks? Well, […]


10 Feb
Honma Masaaki releases yet another collaboration for 2014

Certainly a big deal was made last year when designer Honma Masaaki announced he’d be shutting down his respected luxury street wear line mastermind JAPAN by the end of 2013. Well 2013 has come and gone, and still new collaborations are arising from the label — such as his XXX — which makes one wonder, are these […]


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 […]


26 Jun
The comical, the dark & the very naked

It’s a good day for music as three new videos drop from a trio of pretty disparate artist, and as can be expected each clip accurately expresses the vibe of its particular artist. First comes A-Trak and Armand Van Helden’s collaboration Duck Sauce with a comical barbershop number for “It’s You”. Then there’s Lorde whose […]


2 May
Polo shirts, hats, tennis wristbands & Quilt Wing-Tip Shoes

Labels don’t grow much more cultural heritage than Fred Perry, a onetime tennis brand that expanded to become embraced by subcultures far flung, from mods and preppies to 2tones and skinheads (just look at their Fred Perry x Medicom 60th Anniversary Bearbrick Series for verification). The vaunted British brand has now teamed up with fellow […]