WTAPS Better Than Yesterday collection

WTAPS Sherpa Jacket

The Better Than Yesterday collection from WTAPS brings together an array of simple, functional and well crafted quality garments. Under Tetsu Nashiyama direction the brand’s styling is heavily referenced by military and workwear aesthetics. Great construction and durability has been an obvious focus of WTAPS since it began back in 1996.

The collection includes simple Oxford shirts, chinos and pullover hoodies. The Sherpa jacket is a stand out item, constructed from a technical nylon shell, with custom branded taped seams making it fully waterproof and windproof. The slanted chest pockets, lower patch pockets and main closure all feature fully waterproof zips, reinforced with concealed pop studs. Subtle branding and contrast colour details finish this highly functional, classically styled parka brilliantly.

The full collection is available now from End Clothing.

Vans Half Cab 20th Anniversary (Supreme Edition)

2012 sees Vans celebrate 20 years of their popular Half Cab model. Every month Vans will be releasing a new limited edition version of the shoe. January sets things off with a very limited 20 pairs in collaboration with Supreme who take the shoe back to its owner Steve Caballero himself. A slightly unorthodox approach here as Cab will be hand-cutting and duck-taping down a pair of Caballero Highs, personally numbering and signing each pair in the limited collection.

They’ll be exclusively stocked at select Supreme stores worldwide.

Silas T-shirts Spring/Summer 2012

Silas T-shirts 2012

Back in 1998 Silas was born from British skateboarding culture, gaining attention from a wide variety of designers, artists and creatives alike. In 2007 Silas ceased their UK operation moving to Japan as a result of being acquired by B’s International.

Last season Silas returned to the UK market by opening up a flagship store in London. You may remember reading our interview with George Louch who runs the store in Islington.

Having established themselves back on home turf, here is a preview of some of the Spring/Summer 2012 stock in the form of basic t-shirts with nostalgic designs that look like they were made back in the 90′s. There not up yet but Silas have an up to 70% sale well worth checking out in the meantime.

All Gone 2011

All Gone Book 2011

The All Gone book series, curated by Michael Dupouy and his creative agency La MJC, annually documents the most sought after limited product over a year, after they’re ‘all gone’.

2011′s edition comes bound in two limited covers, classic leopard print (800 copies) and grey leopard print (600 copies). Across 248 pages you’ll see key product from street culture leaders like Medicom, Bape, Adidas, Supreme, Nike, Puma, Vans, Kaws, Bodega, Asics, HUF, Patta as well as many others.

Over on the All Gone site you can see a brief preview of All Gone 2011 as well as a look inside editions from previous years.

Available from UK retailers End Clothing, Foot Patrol, and Hanon soon, but is also available to order now from All Gone.

Sampled: Sicker Than Your Average Sample Sale, 3rd Dec

Sampled Sample Sale

The Doctor’s Orders knows what’s up! Sampled combines a sample sale with a record fair and club night featuring your favourite streetwear brands, some of the UK’s best record sellers and art stalls. If the girlfriend needs convincing let her know that there’ll also be a nail bar.

A strong hand picked selection of streetwear brands will be on offer at a fraction of their usual prices. Brands will include the likes of Stussy, Alife, Stones Throw, Gimme Five, DGK, Osiris and a lot more. For the crate diggers there’ll be classic vinyl, hip-hop box sets, rare soul and jazz LPs traded by Mr Thing, Crazy Beat, Rapandsoulmailorder, Jake BBE, JP and Nice Up will all ensure plenty of interest for any avid music collector. This will bound to be crate digging galore!

After the sale, Sampled holding a one off club night with an incredible line up of DJs including Mark Rae (Rae & Christian), Andy Smith (Portishead), Mr Thing, Spin Doctor, Mo Fingaz & BobaFatt.

Nuji – Your social wish list

Nuji is in short an online ‘Social Wish List’. When you browse products online use Nuji’s simple bookmarklet to tag them for your personal wish list. Besides it’s simplicity and clean design, a big selling point for Nuji is they gained the support from smaller more specialist brands and boutiques, and not just the big guns!

Nuji is currently invite only and will be launched to the public shortly. However, they’ve have been good enough to let us hand out a few exclusive invites.

When you’re a member be sure to follow Nerdbanite as well as some our favourites: Norse Store, Penfield, Wood Wood, Super Denim and Good Hood.

oki-ni’s History of Denim

History of denim

oki-ni’s History of Denim begins with Levi Strauss and his less known partner back in the 1870′s. Read on to learn how cowboy films took denim into mainstream america, the controversy of a certain denim tuxedo and how Hip Hop was partly responsible for saving denim.

If you really want to geek out and missed them the first time around you should take a look at oki-ni’s other features: denim glossary, raw care guide and Jean Therapy.

Norse Projects Lindisfarne Jacket

Norse Projects Lindisfarne Jacket Green

Norse Projects have been making some great moves in menswear this year. Based in Copenhagen their collections are inspired by local weather (similar to our very own British weather).

Functional and clean, the Lindisfarne jacket is lined with heavy cotton/fur to keep you warm, whilst the British Millerain cotton canvas outer has a really durable feel.

Available from Glass Boutique

Interview with Will Clinkard of Street Casuals

Will Clinkard Street Casuals

Will Clinkard is the man behind online store Street Casuals. He got in touch with us requesting a link exchange, but we’ve done so much better. After the jump you’ll find out how Will went from working at Ginsters (yes the Cornish pasty makers!) to owning his own online streetwear store.

Plus, Will has kindly given us £200 to give away to one really lucky reader in our Street Casuals Competition.

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Eastpak Padded Pak’r Rucksack

Eastpak Padded Pak'r - Authentic Returnity

The Eastpak Padded Pak’r Authentic Returnity is one of the brand’s more premium offerings. Along with the front compartment the main section also houses a sleeve for your laptop (up to 13″). The body is made up of durable brushed cotton, whilst the leather base and detailing gives this rucksack a little more appeal. And, of course, as with any good rucksack there is also a loop to hold your ice pick!

Get it over at soleheaven