Things That Are Well Good
Knowing that the style section of Deadbeat is potentially the most subjective of them all, I’d been toying with the idea of doing a roundup on all things style related each week, and thus we have Things That Are Well Good. I don’t know if this will be a one time thing or something that’s fun to maintain but this first time round was pretty enjoyable. On another note, local designer Paul McNally got his Five Things project successfully funded through Kickstarter which is rather awesome so click through and see what that’s all about here.
I mention that because this week’s selection is indeed, five things. To begin, I’d ask that you click through here to check out illustrator, Tim Lahan’s recent work for Nike. A comic strip that essentially documents the visual history of the Windrunner, a technical jacket adorned by olympic medal winning athletes and streetwear aficionados since it’s introduction in the late 70’s. It’s good to see an appreciation for illustration, especially from such a global company as Nike. You can see Tim’s other work and impressive list of client’s here. Well good.
Next up. Ishod Wair’s Dunk Low Pro. It’s safe to say the guy has been deserving of his own shoe for a while now and whilst this is simply a slimmed down version of the familiar ’02 SB model, it is decidedly, super clean. I’m not sure I’d actually wear a pair myself but that’s not what it’s about. I can appreciate this colour way especially is an extremely nice makeup. Click through above to pick up a pair. Well good.
T shirt of the week goes to Ben Venom’s collaboration with OBEY. I actually saw this video (below) a couple weeks ago and can’t think why I didn’t post it then. So perhaps not tee of the week, but still. The San Fran artist chats a little about his inspirations, process and journey thus far. This particular project sees Ben cut up a box of OBEY tees, creating one of his signature quilts, directly translating to the t shirt designs on offer here. Press play and enjoy. Well good.
Pushing the price bracket a little with this one. But Visvim dropped a little capsule in between collections compromising of five shirts this past week. This Dugout short sleeve is a personal favourite. Unfortunately we’re talking in excess of £400 most likely and I believe it’s unavailable on these shores. So one can simply appreciate from afar and say that's well good.
Last but not least we have these newly released Converse One Star Pro’s. If anyone’s tried on a pair of the updated Chuck II’s from last year, you’ll enjoy the Nike Lunarlon sock liner implementation once again. Saving your feet if you do indeed intend on skating these. Other than that, it’s a pretty clean look, especially coming into Spring/Summer. Click through here to pick them up. Well good.
Cheers for reading and hopefully enjoying this little experiment. Come back next week if you fancy it.