An Intro — Vibram the new player in industrial footwear and sneakers

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I seen this name a couple of times in 2018 then it made headway all throughout 2019 I just had to write a quick blog about it.

It is effecting the culture and bridging the gap in tech for creating better footwear. The main thing about small footwear companies is the tech they use to make sneakers, it’s appalling and tough to stand on. There is nothing more uncomfortable than a company that doesn’t take in consideration the technology they use for soles.

Vibram is bridging that gap. Being a Development company that has been around for 80 years making mould for footwear and sport now they are rearing their head in the cultures companies.

If you didn’t know the creation of things like Boost, Zoom and Air technology is expensive to develop and takes so much time to research and test companies usually skimp on that part and chop together some sort of make shift model to sell to customers and if they do research the sneaker is incredibly expensive to buy because there is no mass production or order of the trainer (a topic for another day) simply put making a trainer is super expensive.

Vibram are the guys helping these companies getting the research out the way and focus on design. They have collaborated with the likes of Off White and Alyx removing the trouble of having these companies develop sole and midsole technology.

I really am keeping an eye on them but for now this is the intro to the sole company Vibram

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An intro to Erollson Hughes Acronym

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The guy behind Nike ACG menswear and what the streets would call the AF1 Abomination and the great redeemer Acronym Presto and what I will call the father of origami jackets. Errolson Hughs

Who is Acronym?

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Acronym started out as a contract design firm who made their seed money designing gear for extreme sports and branched our to a personal design company in 1999 to make their own gear developed in house. 2002 Acronym was set on to the scene making products for years before cross pollination.

With their outerwear aesthetic Michaela and Errolson have been slowly building a credible brand who has an amazing aesthetic with prices not for the light pocketed. Kickass code names and well made app areal for those who are really out here appreciating the samurai Techwear look

Industrial Techwear

The ideal behind these pieces are just so incredible. I’m a lover of industrial design and will continue to analyse and adore the creation fabric and contortion of materials. Learning all about plastics and how they can be moulded into becoming weather proof is something I hold in high regard; each thing being made out of plastic but the polymer constitution changes its properties.

Nike ACG

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What I know Errolson for the most for is the Nike ACG collaboration before I knew any details I saw him in the most well constructed garments I’ve seen made for a man. The ACG collaborations with Nike have been the most creative thing industrially I think Johanna has something to do with why this — spawning the morphing of the AirMax 180 and 270 for people to create their own versions (more of my thoughts on this later). — The well constructed garments are a wonder to look at the sliding pockets shell form zips Male the silhouettes minimal but are made with the most complex techniques. Whoever has been steering this Techwear ship at Nike in the past 3/4 years well done.

Air Force 1 and Presto

The sneakers have been a contentious for the AF1 the Acronym team kind of destroyed the detailing and added a zipper but it slowly became a grailed Force one. The Presto though, straight away it was loved and adored from my purview and grew as a cornerstone of Techwear functional technical and full of utility.


Editors Note

Errolson Hugh’s has had a great team around him all the way through forged their own path and created a 20 year old company with such a high value now I adore the ability to make something of that level.

The Renaissance of Techwear is here and soon will be the most prominent form of menswear design due to its technical construction

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Urahara Sanin – Kapital Code of Kiro Hirata, Make do and keep moving

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I remember giving into the hype and not knowing exactly anything about Kapital but the jeans/trousers as featured would see in my How I like My Denim in 2019. Ksubi, Undercover, Kapital, Evisu that was what I understood about Japanese style superb; when I ended up developing my repertoire of Understanding I saw that these fashion labels the denim was – namely Kapital and Undercover were more than Japanese denim houses; they had a code of creation.

Of the Three Sanin Kiro is the most unsung of the trio and it made more sense what I understood about him he made it that way almost.

A short bio on Kiro

The traveller in the wind that explores creates and moves on Kiro along with his team create clothing for those that live by this credo, the gypsy style of design.

When you Understand Kiro you understand Kapital, there not much out there on Kapital in English so allow me to fill in some of the gaps. Before streetwear became the most continental there is a style that still thrives in the fabric of Japan that of the American Native, those that will use patters and patchwork, layered style in the summer and winter the codes of the style call for volume layers rustic views a salt of the earth character that lives by that ideal.

This ideal curated by Kiro became Kapital as you know it today, the iconic Ring Coat, 45rpm Collection, Boro Jeans all come with these codes. Kapital keeps that feeling of The American Native style alive for the past 20+ years it’s alive and thriving. Putting Kiro as part of the Sanin the traveller team of Kiro Nicole and Eric put together that story through imagery and clothes.

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