Tag Archives: Spring 2009

CARHARTT: Spring 2009 Collection

This new collection sees Carhartt throw caution to the winds and feature both some brightly coloured clothing and designs that aren’t simply their traditional logo blown up to fit across the chest. Not at the same time though. You don’t wanna run before you can walk right? Follow link for full collection courtesy of urbanindustry.co.uk

VANS: Spring 2009 Collection

It’s fair to say that Vans have been around the block a few times – usually courtesy of someone on a little wooden deck with four wheels. This notwithstanding they’re still dropping some fresh ideas on the clothing front and the Spring ’09 collection is mostly about eighties retro with the pork pie hats and Spiccoli shades. The flannel shirt’s a bit more nineties though and suggests that Vans like a lot of other companies are gearing up for the inevitable nineties retro boom. Vans are straight in there with both the more subdued colours and something for the extrovert. For the full collection – follow the link…

ADIDAS SKATE: Spring 2009 Collection

Here is a timely reminder (as if it were needed) that Adidas drop some of the dopest footwear in existence. It is also a reminder that the fact that you produce dope footwear is not a guarantee that you will produce dope clothing. I first saw pics of the kicks below last summer, so you just know that Adidas have already got a summer and autumn 2009 range in the starting blocks and probably a winter 2010 one too. There are a couple more colourways on the new look Adidas Skateboarding site in blues and whites which suggest they might have twigged that subtlety sells better than some of the more ‘experimental’ (read uglier than the back end of the back end of a particularly garish bus) colourways of recent years. As for the Gonz stuff, he clearly feels that 1989 was a real high point in skate fashion. As someone who remembers what say – Christian Hosoi and Mark Antony Gator were wearing at the time I can clarify that the only way in which the words ‘1989’ and ‘high point in skate fashion’ would come together in the same sentence is in the sentence ‘1989 was not a high point in skate fashion.’