Thursday, 30 October 2014

PUMA - 'GREEN BOX' PACK


PUMA are absoloutely spoiling us this Autumn/Winter and they don't seem to be slowing up any time soon! The most recent launch for PUMA's fast track programme is the 'Green Box' Pack. I've had my eye on these since the first preview I saw, simply for that colour!

All three silhouettes are decked out in Pantone’s classic green from the original Trinomic PUMA box. A brilliant idea that has produced a real clean and fresh colourway when it sits on that crisp white sole.

The Blaze of Glory 90s silhouette boasts an air mesh upper with soft buttery nubuck overlays and will be retailing at £95.00. The TPU piece feature a honeycomb graphic with colour pops in white on the heel pull. The look and build of the original ‘93 version of the runner, the R698, retailing at £80.00,  holds a textured nylon upper with nubuck overlays and green piping for a rich finish. PUMA’s most iconic running style the XT2+, retailing at £85.00, completes the pack, with its 90s model lightweight textile upper with a full grain leather form stripe in white. As well as being a head turner, this pack also showcases the best of PUMA running technology.

The 'Green Box' pack will be available in-store and online tomorrow, Friday, 31st October, at 5Pointz, Well Gosh & Chimp Clothing. 

I'll definitely be grabbing a pair, but the question is which one! Let me know your thoughts and check out some more imagery below.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

HYPE. X THE SIMPSONS

If you have been anywhere on the internet over the last few weeks there is no doubt you won't have heard about this collaboration. A huge milestone for HYPE. as a brand and a real exciting collection!


The collection is exclusive to Topman and is online and in Topman flagship stores now! The range sticks to HYPE.'s signature style and includes a quirky selection of t-shirts, vests, sweats, shorts and joggers in casual fits and also a backpack and bucket hat.

Featured in vivid colourways and showcased well in their look book, the collection plays host to distinguishable character designs, such as Homer, Bart and the rest of the family; and memorable features including pink iced donut print and Duff beer emblems. This collection is the product of a dream collaboration that has played out so perfectly. 

Let me know your thoughts on the collection over on the Talk Casuals Facebook page now!



Check out some more imagery from the Lookbook by clicking Read More. 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

PUMA COURT STAR CLEAN PACK

PUMA’s Fast Track programme dips into its extensive archives to re-launch the Court Star Clean Pack, an authentic classic 80's tennis court silhouette re-imagined in two new fresh AW14 colourways. 


The silhouettes combination of comfort and style also meant it made its mark away from the tennis arena and the PUMA Court Star reissue seamlessly fits into the current streetwear and style scene.

This new premium casual clean sneaker has a chunkier performance inspired silhouette, which boasts rich and buttery nubuck leather with a smooth finish in black-marzipan beige and marzipan beige-black. The gold foil block detailing and PUMA archive logo badge completes this vintage re-issue. I'm a big big fan of this reissue, the colourway combination is so smart! 

The Court Star Clean Pack is available from Friday the 24th of October retailing at £70 from End Clothing, Hanon Shop & Footpatrol.

Don't sleep on this release!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

VELOUR BY NOSTALGI X SPERRY TOP-SIDER



Gothenburg based apparel brand Velour by Nostalgi have long drawn inspiration from the music world. Avid festival goers, Velour’s design team set about reworking the classic Sperry Top-Sider CVO for the sometimes less than favorable conditions that can arise during outdoor concerts, the result; a clean take on a classic sneaker, perfectly suited for autumnal adventuring.

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

ADIDAS ORIGINALS X SPEZIAL LIMITED COLLECTION

Next weekend sees the much-anticipated launch of the new Adidas Originals x SPEZIAL range, a capsule collection inspired by archive pieces but with a high-end modern update. To coincide with the launch, see’s the second coming of the Spezial exhibition previously shown in London but now moving to Manchester – a match made in heaven based on the heritage of the brand and it’s wearer.

After an image was discovered online of a hidden gem in terms of a retail store in Argentina and a chance to discover some rare archive pieces to show at the exhibition, the A(didas)Team formed of Gary Aspden, Robert Brooks, Ian Brown & Mike Chetcuti and documented by Neil Bedford & Neil Bond set off in search of those old blue boxes and in turn the documentary “Sole Searching in South America” was created.


I was invited to the screening of the documentary at the new flagship Adidas store in London and the film was nothing short of breathtaking for anyone into trainers, to have walked into a store which was like something out of a museum and be faced with box after box of deadstock kicks – some you know and models you have never heard of must have been the stuff dreams are made of.

Monday, 13 October 2014

NICCE LONDON - WOMEN'S DROP AW14

Born in 2013, East London based clothing brand Nicce have quickly established themselves as a street wear brand with a difference. In just over a year the East London based designers have created collections that provide simple, no-nonsense designs.  


This AW14, Nicce Women’s collection takes on an old school feel with classic athletic cut shorts, vests and tees. Featuring the classic logo, the pieces are perfect for making the most out of the last of the summer sun. One of my personal favourites of the collection include the All Star Baseball Jersey demonstrating the designer’s exploration into unisex fashion.
But, if I'm honest, the whole collection is great. The thing I love about this brand is their pieces are always clean cut and simple, yet they still manage to create unique, signature pieces that definitely make them stand out from other brands. Sticking to their simple palette, this collection is available in black and white, and as always the designs are suitable for all occasions. This is something I always look for in a brand - pieces that tick all the boxes for comfort and style. 
Make sure you keep an eye on this brand, I'm really excited to see how Nicce London develop with their future collections. 


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

THFKDLF - AW14 'CLOUDS' COLLECTION

THFKDLF are dropping latest capsule collection later today, aptly titled 'Clouds'. Keeping it clean and simple with this release, THFKDLF have taken one image and incorporated differently it onto each piece of their collection. 

   

With a clear theme running throughout the collection, and and even cleaner Lookbook, I've got a lot of time for this brand. You can definitely see how it's developing and coming into it's own with every release, yet consistently remaining with their signature style. It's nice to see a brand growing but still sticking to it's roots!

This capsule collection for AW14 features a longer length curved hem hoodie with lots of subtle detailing, two longer length relaxed sweatshirts, two tees, a long sleeve and accessories including socks and a holdall bag. I'm a big fan of a long sleeve and coming into the colder seasons, its definitely a staple piece for anyones wardrobe!

As always with THFKDLF, all items are cut, printed and sewn in their Shropshire studio, always support your home grown brands! Check out the collection available as of 6pm on their store here, and let us know what you think here

Check out some more images from the brands Lookbook, shot in Midtown, New York, below!