The Darkside Initiative Blog

The Darkside Initiative Blog

Thursday, February 23, 2017

New Vans Vault Saturday 2.25.17

Vans Vault Our Legacy
This spring, Vault by Vans collaborates with Stockholm-based menswear powerhouse, Our Legacy to create an apparel capsule collection inspired by Californian hardcore punk culture. The offerings include Vans’ classic footwear silhouettes in bold orange, black and white colorways that convey a striking blend of street culture and high quality design. 
Our Legacy co-founder, Jockum Hallin, grew up in Sweden in the early 90’s in a world of do-it-yourself culture that exposed him to skateboarding, touring with hardcore bands, releasing records and sleeping on floors. Hallin’s spirited attitude during this time developed into creative endeavors across music and fashion, all of which were driven by Hallin’s affinity toward the subversive culture that was burgeoning in the States. 
The Vault by Vans x Our Legacy collection is directly inspired by Hallin’s interpretation of Californian skate, surf and hardcore punk culture in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The collection executes minimal and monochromatic design elements, reduced in detailing and colors, focusing on shapes, silhouettes, materials and fabric qualities.
The Vault by Vans x Our Legacy collection features deluxe versions of Vans’ iconic footwear silhouettes including the Half Cab Pro ’92 LX, Sk8-Mid Pro ’91 LX, Old Skool Pro ’92 LX and Authentic Pro LX in orange, black and white iterations. The Half Cab Pro ’92 LX, Sk8-Mid Pro LX and Old Skool Pro ’92 LX feature hairy suede alongside high quality army nylon fabrication to create a subtle contrast. With a close attention to detail, the Sidestripe styles feature the iconic symbol in full grain Swedish natural leather. To round out the footwear offerings, Vault by Vans x Our Legacy introduces the Authentic Pro LX, covered in orange and black nylon fabrication with raised foxing. Each style in the footwear capsule features a custom “Curated by Our Legacy” overdyed label and custom footbed. 
Vans Vault Our Legacy Half Cab Pro ’92 LX.  OC Orange.  VN0A38FCN87
Vans Vault Our Legacy Half Cab Pro ’92 LX.  Black.  VN0A38FCN86
Vans Vault Our Legacy SK8-Mid Pro '91 LX.  Black.  VN0A38GTN86
Vans Vault Our Legacy Old Skool Pro '92 LX.  White.  VN0A38G7N8A
Vans Vault Our Legacy Old Skool Pro '92 LX.  Black.  VN0A38G7N86
Vans Vault Our Legacy Authentic Pro LX.  OC Orange.  VN0A38EZN87
Vans Vault Our Legacy Authentic Pro LX.  Black.  VN0A38EZN86

Friday, February 17, 2017

New Nike Saturday 2.18.17

Nike Air Foamposite Pro Premium AS QS.  Vachetta Tan, Rose Gold, Sail.  920377-200
Breaking the mold both literally and in ideology, the 1997 Air Foamposite Pro continues to make waves. Today, history gets a new chapter with the innovative design covered in premium leather for the first time ever. The tech boom continues with a vachetta tan finish and rose gold branding complementing this inaugural luxury edition.
Synthetic, molded Foamposite upper for durability.
PU midsole with Air-Sole cushioning for supportive comfort.
Rubber outsole for traction and durability.
Nike Air Force 1 High SL.  Vachetta Tan, Vachetta Tan, Sail.  919473-200
The clash of Force meets the beauty of modern craftsmanship. Born in the ‘80s and built for today, the Air Force 1 High SL comes complete with drop-in Lunarlon cushioning, premium stitching, rich full-grain vachetta tan leather, and rose gold hardware to embody Sport Luxury.
Soft, supple Vachetta leather provides lasting durability and is designed to look even better over time.
Metallic rose-gold-colored accents on the tongue and midfoot strap complete the luxurious look.
A drop-in Lunarlon sockliner delivers plush yet supportive cushioning.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Nike in Store Only Friday 2.17.17

Nike SF AF1.  Chino, Chino, Classic Stone, Light British Tan.  864024-202

New Converse Thursday 2.16.17

Converse Fragment Design Chuck Taylor 70’s Tuxedo Pack
Converse has partnered with Fragment Design and Fragment Head Designer, Hiroshi Fujiwara to create a pack of Chuck Taylor 70’s entitled the “Tuxedo Pack”.  The upper of this pack is made from premium suiting quality twill to reflect the materials of a tuxedo. The satin heel stay is meant to mirror the lapel of a tuxedo, while the label on the inside of the left shoe is a replica of that in which you would find on a suit from Savile Row.  Other features include a black stripe on the lace aglet to represent a bow tie, and a co-branded license plate. The White Chuck Taylor 70 has a lace detail on the heel stay to represent the type of material that would be found on a wedding gown, to give the pack a His And Hers option.
Converse Fragment Design Chuck Taylor 70’s Tuxedo Pack.  White.  156454C
Converse Fragment Design Chuck Taylor 70’s Tuxedo Pack.  Black.  156452C
Premium Suiting Quality Twill Uppers.
Co-Branded Sock Liner And License Plate.
Canvas Inside The Upper To Represent Converse Heritage.
Bow Tie Inspired Lace Aglet.
Satin Heel Stay.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black/Red Raffle Has Ended

The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black/Red Raffle Has Ended
The raffle for the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black/Red has ended.  Thank you to the entrants for their participation.  Please do not contact the store to check if you won, we will contact the winners via email.