Photos: James K Lowe Like I mentioned the other day, I took part in a photoshoot for Qubic on Tuesday, wearing pieces from the latest Uniform Experiment and Sophnet collections. I was given free reign to style my own outfits, which is pretty much the equivalent of setting a fat kid down in a candy store and telling him to go buckwild. I discovered something along the way. You can see how stylists become one trick ponies – it is a lot harder than you’d expect to create looks using clothes that are quite different from what you personally wear.Click to Continue!
I have been a Converse Chuck Taylor wearer for quite some time now. By quite some time I mean eight years – before, during and after my gangsta – Nike Vandals; rock’n’roll – pointy brown winklepickers; and Dunlop Sports phases. Navy blue high top Chucks. So confident was I in their ability to go with everything that when it came time to pack for my recent European trip, I decided to take that one pair alone. It was a good call – they went with everything. But they also absolutely destroyed my feet. The blisters were diabolical. So when IClick to Continue!
I won’t hold it against you if you’ve never heard of Quarters Boutique on Broadway in Newmarket. I hadn’t either until Frank who owns it (along with Qubic downstairs) sent me an email about the little video I did on the night of the Air Yeezy launch. Quarters is like one of those Japanese boutiques you always hear about – impossible to find if you don’t know about it, but once you know, you know. To put it in hip hop terms, if Qubic is the Jay Z of streetwear stores, Quarters is its Mos Def – slightly more refinedClick to Continue!
100 metre queue outside Qubic tonight as sneaker fans flock to get their chance to buy one of the thirty pairs of Nike Air Yeezys on sale in New Zealand. Three of the six guys who stayed up all night to get a pair actually got them, including the number one man – who’d been waiting for 30 hours. UPDATE!! As I predicted, the first pair of Air Yeezys in a size nine have gone up on TradeMe for a whopping $1000. Guess who gave me the tip off… Yeap, Simon. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!
Six sneaker freakers brave the cold outside Qubic in hope of purchasing a pair of Kanye West’s much coveted Nike Air Yeezys that go on sale tomorrow night in Newmarket, Auckland. As I reported yesterday, only 30 pairs are coming in, and each of the first 100 in line get a lottery ticket that gives them a chance to buy a pair. That means that despite being there 24 hours in advance, there’s no guarantee that any of those guys will get the shoes! As one of the hopefuls said to me, “well, if I don’t get them, at leastClick to Continue!