Saturday, February 16, 2019


 The Darkside Initiative has teamed up with Vans Vault once again to unveil two new silhouettes: the Old Skool ComfyCush LX and the Sk8-Hi ComfyCush LX. The duo’s previous “Armored” pack included the innovative use of technical fabrics, while this latest partnership experiments with Vans’ groundbreaking ComfyCush sole.

The design was inspired by the rivalry between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers after the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, where Philly fans donned shirts stating “Guess what? We don’t like you either!” in response to Penguin Sydney Crosby’s attitude. Taking cues from the fans’ flippant attitude, The Darkside Initiative embraced the Flyer’s team hues to deliver an orange and black-themed colorway on the tongue and waffle sole, along with the infamous slogan embroidered on the heel. Featuring a matte steerhide leather with combo tanning along the upper, the finish provides a rubbery touch on top of a light grey midsole.

The collection also includes a black slingback with DSPTCH, constructed with ballistic nylon and Duraflex hardware. All items from the collaboration are available now at The Darkside Intiative online and its San Francisco stores, with prices ranging from $130-$175 USD.

Thursday, February 14, 2019


As a nod to the long-forgotten VHS tape, Boston-based streetwear boutique Bodega teamed up with Vans to rework the classical Authentic, incorporating a nostalgic theme into its timeless design.

The co-branded edition of the iconic silhouette plays with various textures on the uppers, featuring a nylon quarter and an elevated suede toebox. Mimicking a traditional blank VHS box, an enlarged, white “V120” arrives on the lateral sides while the midsole is detailed with vintage box branding. The tongues are done up with a red and green see-through material which resemble the magnetic tape spool on the inside of each VHS tape. Rounding off the look, the inside is embellished with an anti-pirating sticker-inspired footbed and a RGB-colored outsole.

Besides the co-labeled sneakers, the pack also comes with a shoe box resembling a blank VHS case, and blank labels.

Priced at $105 USD, this collaborative iteration is set to be dropped on February 16 at the Bodega boutique and on its official website. An apparel collection will also be released at the same time. Make sure to mark your calendars.

 After its recent release of a premium line of woven checkerboard slip-ons, Vans has unveiled its latest collaboration with storied rock n’ roll band Led Zeppelin. The California-based brand is set to drop a limited-edition capsule collection this month, which will pay homage to the English group’s 50th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.

Within the collection is a four-piece mix of apparel and footwear, with each style incorporating a tie to notable Led Zeppelin imagery. The long-sleeved T-shirt comes in all-black and features a focal back-graphic of the band’s eponymous album cover, which depicts Germany’s crashing Hindenburg airship. On the front of the shirt, Vans branding is located underneath of the band members’ four respective emblems, which were originally created to represent the group’s fourth and untitled studio album (commercially referred to as Led Zeppelin IV).

Moving into footwear, Vans has developed two editions in honor of the musicians. Its Sk8-Hi silhouette takes on a suede and canvas upper while Led Zeppelin’s original album artwork is plastered in metallic silver along the quarter panel. In addition, the style features a black leather Sidestripe, tonal laces and a tonal alphabet-printed sidewall. Meanwhile, the label’s Era sneaker features a premium leather construction with a contrasting white design that highlights each unique IV badge. The same icons are also woven into the internal tongue on both versions and will be sold with a custom shoebox.

Wrapping everything up is an adjustable trucker hat. Like the tee, the cap comes in black and takes on the same debut album picture.

The Vans x Led Zeppelin collection will hit select Vans stores and wholesale partners, and Led Zeppelin official website on Friday, February 22.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

 Downtown LA sneaker shop Blends, now notorious for its bone jazz-stripe reinterpretation of the classic Vans design, has once again collaborated with the skate brand for a Vans Vault Old Skool Comfycush LX.

Utilizing Vans’ latest Comfycush technology – a lightweight cupsole featuring foam cushioning for added foot support – Blends have given the iconic silhouette a clean overhaul, this time in hairy suede and premium leather. The all-suede, monochrome uppers are accented by tonal leather bone jazz-stripes, premium flat laces and a full-leather internal construction.

The two West-Coast icons also released promotional videos in honour of each pair, which you can see below. The Blends x Vans Vault Old Skool COMFYCUSH LX will be available at all Blends locations and online on the Blends web store.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

After more than a decade, Coca-Cola has just announced its newest official flavor. The idea came after the Coca-Cola marketing team revisited the success of the relaunch of the Coke Zero beverage — looking for other areas for growth. The other flavors considered were between raspberry, lemon, and ginger, but ultimately Orange Vanilla came out on top.

While the Australian and Candian market has already gotten a taste of an orange variant of Coca-Cola during a summer promotion, Kate Carpenter, brand director of Coca-Cola insists that the US market will love this new flavor, mentioning, “We wanted to bring back positive memories of carefree summer days, that’s why we leaned into the orange-vanilla flavor combination – which is reminiscent of the creamy orange popsicles we grew up loving, but in a classically Coke way. ”

Look for Coca-Cola Orange Vanilla to hit shelves in the coming months.

Saturday, February 9, 2019


Damn, is this the year that I'm late each month? Yikes. Let's shoot for better next month. I said that like y'all the ones that did it. Shoutout to everybody that asked about this list. You cool. This winter not. Actually this winter doesn't know what it wants to be. It's Georgia. Anyways.

  Each and every month I will bring you the five post that everybody has been loving the most from my blog. Love the five? Well, enjoy the dailies as well as Planet Of The Sanquon. Hit the home button. 

Killer Mike On The Breakfast Club 

(Video Here)  


  I should start this by saying that, that you shouldn't feel the need to be me. Live the life that works for you. We all don't make the same and in the end, that is all okay. I mean in the end, you should just be buying Sanquon anyway. So yeah, don't go broke just to go broke. That's not cute. 

(Haul here)

Nike Goes "Wild West" With Air Max Pack 
 Nike first unveiled its “Wild West” pack at the start of this month with an Air Max 95. Now the brand has unveiled further models, focusing solely on late ‘90s Air Max shoes. The two shoes revealed are the Air Max 97 and Air Max 98 respectively, using denim, suede and paisley throughout the uppers before finishing off with each model’s signature air max unit. (post here)

Nike Air Force 270 “BLACK ICE” 

The streets are calling me. I try and stay away but I find my way back. I can't escape. I'm just talking about sneakers if you didn't catch that. I have never been in the streets. Anyways. (Post here)


T-Pain x Tory Lanez - "Getcha Roll On"

T-pain still making hits. (video here


 Random song for the month: 

Post Malone x Swae Lee "Sunflower" | Enjoy Three Free Months Of Apple Music

Random Want Of The Month: New Rihanna music .

That's the five for this year. Did your favorite make the list? Let me know in the comment section or on  Twitter and Facebook.I didn't mean to write Facebook but yeah that too. I meant Instagram.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

After a successful year of releases, iconic skate and lifestyle brand Vans has returned to its latest focus on deconstructed iterations of famous silhouettes. This time, it has returned to the renowned Old Skool model in order to give it a unique, broken down twist.

Part of the ongoing “Cap LX” pack, which has already incorporated an array of the aforementioned models and siblings, the Sk8-Hi, the updated Old Skool “Cap LX” rendition sees a more visually pleasing and coherent design. Arriving in a tonal combination of “marshmallow” cream white, white and tan, the suede and canvas shoe’s accented hits are relatively minor.

Teal marks the exposed foam color, with a blue stripe on the midsole, finishing the colored hits with an upside down Vans branding tab on the heel. On the medial side is a faintly-visible cream and white checkerboard print. The traditional jazz stripe utilizes a foam-like material that remains slightly protruded, held in place by a Vans-branded patch. An elastic strap also covers the top of the shoe allowing for easy in-and-out access, with more loopholes placed into the midsole on the medial side. Rounding out the sneaker is a white “Please Tear Here” patch on the heel.

Take a look at the images above, and be on the lookout as the new sneaker will be releasing on March 1st at varying Vans stockists for a retail price of $100 USD.


Shaft starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Cliff Smith, Method Man and more - in theaters June 14, 2019.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


KITH’s historic Fall 2018 collaboration with Versace immediately became the stuff of legend, as it represented Versace’s first-ever streetwear collaboration and KITH’s initial foray into high-end ready-to-wear. Rich with gold-drenched layering pieces, the collection runs the gamut from lavish fur coats to plush silk robes to denim emblazoned with the first-ever redesigned Medusa Head, a selection of which is seen on supermodel Bella Hadid in the collection’s campaign.

Over 100 items were created for the expansive offering, designed by KITH and produced by Versace in Italy. Of the many items, Hadid showcases eye-catching combos like stiletto heels and a branded one-piece swimsuit, bolstered by a jewelry-printed puffer coat. Elsewhere the archival Amico Trainer provides a street-savvy complement to a white tracksuit covered in co-branding. Gold shoulder bags, silk scarves, chunky jewelry and Versace’s iconic eyewear underline the collection’s opulent motif, an appropriate fusion of the Italian house’s core tenets and KITH’s timely tastes.

The landmark collaboration releases February 15 at all KITH outposts, select Versace flagships and 11 AM EST on KITH’s website.

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