Italian brand Stone Island is known for its drive for innovation and never rests. For their 30th anniversary the brand has locked a group of scientists in a dim lit basement somewhere in the Midwest, didn’t let the poor bastards out until they developed a new reflective and glow in the dark knit, resulting in the full knitted hooded jacket lighting up once the lights go off. To show the features of the new product they have produced the above video. Enjoy!
NEIGHBORHOOD‘s strong range of incense accessories has been extended via this new collaboration with mastermind JAPAN. This particular incense chamber is part of a project containing additional collaborative items from both brands, with a skeletal motif taking center stage for this release. Slogans printed on each side further adorn the chamber, rounded out by a black base and silver skulls. Incense sticks come included, with availability offered currently through Slam Jam for €225 EUR (approximately $296 USD).
While for many the holidays are a time of brotherly love and familial bonding, for us it’s mostly just a time to appease the suits who hawk their wares on this website. It’s a tradition for us, much like baking cookies and decorating Christmas trees might be for others. This year, in the spirit of inclusion, we have decorated our tree with everything from whiskey penis lube to designer bodega bags to a mug that features gay guys coming out of the closet, so it’s a real “something for everyone” type deal. Guess we just did your holiday shopping for you. No need to thank us, the feeling we get from helping others is reward enough. Check out Vices holiday gift selection after the jump.
One of the final releases from Massaki Homma’s mastermind JAPAN will come by way of a duo of Nike Dunks. In the label’s preferred black-based aesthetic, each sneaker is constructed with premium leathers and showcases mastermind branding across its heel, tongue and translucent rubber sole. The collaborative Dunks will appear in two colorways — matte black/grey and glossy black — and will be available in limited quantities on December 8 at Dover Street Market Ginza, Shinjuku Isetan and Osaka’s Hankyu Men.
Ron English & Made by Monsters present Dead Toy Soldier figures, which is a different & slightly more politically-charged take on the traditional army men that kids play with during childhood. Echoing the sentiment that “not everyone in war gets to come home a hero,” the signature base elements of the toys reflect blood from combat & add to the morose imagery that the toy offers.
Only 10 sets of sample prototype figures will be released with each set costing $300 USD.
We recently received a glimpse of the special release at the start of December, Hong Kong-based creative Eric Kot presents a further look at his upcoming New Balance H574. Created in conjunction with the North American footwear label to benefit 4A (Asia Acts Against AIDS), the rugged mid-top take on the iconic 574 was inspired by Kot’s love for cycling and the necessity of added ankle protection. Donning a bright orange nubuck upper alongside contrasting black and white accents throughout, the collaboration comes finished with a gum rubber traction outsole. More info’s after the jump.