Looking towards those summer months my attention couldn’t help being grabbed by an item that has no place in any summer wardrobe, unless you live in England, a coat.
Over the last 18 months Penfield has gone from relative obscurity to smashing innovative collections of hardwearing outwear, appeasing fans of Caharrt, Barbour and Nike.
Seeing that the reputation was built on making durable wear to meet demands of the Massachusetts, New England climate it seems apt that it very much appeases my need for a coat for Manchester, England.
Also, this coat is
The second item highlighted this week comes from NYC label Mishka, litteraly translated ‘bear club’.
Initially started by Mikhail Bortnik & Greg Rivera in a Brooklyn apartment as a small scale t-shirt project, the label demonstrates the artwork and graphics of the duo. Tees grew into a full clothing line progressing year on year with diverse, unique and captivating designs, showcasing Mikhail & Greg’s passion for comics, horror and music.
Since then the brand has established club nights, a blog and serviced a full clothing line, from outwear to snapbacks.
This hat encompasses the labels trademark eyeball, which has become synonymous with the brand, perfect for summer, the hat sold out within 2 weeks on US streetwear site Karmaloop. Get it if you can.
Nike SB shoes rose to prominence in the early 90’s, providing chunky footwear apt for skating. However, blocky trainers fell from grace eventually becoming niche product.
In 2004, seeing a necromantic resurgence in the SB brand, Nike signed Paul Rodriguez resurrecting the brand with skaters and hip-hop heads.
Stefan Janoski became the second pro skater in 2009, marking the progression of a renaissance in skate fashion, and widening the SB Pro brand.
This mid-top, suede shoe is as appropriate for your spring collection as it will be for summer, illustrating the durability of the kicks, embodying the SB swag that facilitated the resurgence in skate fashion.