More about our Gourmet Shoes drop...
Tuesday 31/08/10 - 05.04PM
A little more about the newest brand to arrive at Urban Industry, Gourmet Shoes.
The newest addition to our brand roster is American footwear kings Gourmet, who bring solid footwear with more than a touch of class to our expanding line-up. Gourmet takes heavy inspiration from Italian and Italian-American culture, noticeable in the sleek designs and premium materials used on each Gourmet model, making the shoes as at home on the catwalk as they are on the skateboard. Gourmet have settled nicely into their spot at the top end of sneaker culture, managing to provide footwear with the appeal and quality of the 'high-end' without the ridiculous pricetag.
Gourmet originally started out life as a mens luxury brand, with a full clothing collection, to which at the time, the footwear was merely an accessory. However, after a short time, it was clear that the footwear really shone through. The brand is fueled by the unique, combined thought process of it's three founders, Greg Lucci, Jon Buscemi and Greg Johnson, each bringing their own flavour to the brand. Last month, Hypebeast followed the trio on a trip to the races and had the benefit of getting a real insight into the brand, which you can follow in the video above.
We currently have 4 styles of Gourmet Shoes available at Urban Industry, including the Sedici, The 26, the Uno C and the Quattro C, which are available in mainly blacks and whites. The midtop olive Sedici is a stand out piece from the fall collection with it's mix of premium leather and 10oz canvas that will definitely turn a few heads. Take a look at Gourmet now and get involved before everyone else.
HUF Footwear Launches at Urban Industry
Monday 30/08/10 - 06.17PM
The new footwear range from San Francisco's HUF launches at Urban Industry for Fall 2010.
This week, the much anticipated launch date of a new venture for Keith Hufnagel's HUF brand finally arrived, with the launch of the HUF Footwear collection. We are lucky enough to have a bunch of the best styles in stock now at Urban Industry. The HUF Footwear collection features both high and low top styles, supporting an already hugely impressive apparel collection of T-shirts, shirts and headwear. HUF join the ranks of Vans, Keds and Converse, sticking to classic vulc sole shoe standards and producing some brilliant footwear perfect for skating or casual use, whatever you need.
HUF first opened it's doors on the streets of San Francisco back in 2002, under the watchful eye of it's owner. It was his aim to create a haven for the best brands in footwear, streetwear and skateboarding, and soon enough HUF became the go to place for hard to come by goods in the SF area. HUF has since grown into 3 shops and a clothing brand of it's own, inspired by the lifestyle of Keith himself, a professional skateboarder who continues to travel the world and live his passion.
The Genuine is essentially two shoes in one (a bargain, really) with it's elasticated lace and tongue system, which allows for the tongue to be pulled out and placed over the laces, leaving you with a model which resembles a classic slip on. It comes in durable canvas uppers in both olive green and navy blue, featuring minimal HUF branding on the upper and heel.
The Choice is a little more elaborate in mind, and definitely one for the sneaker heads with it's entirely suede upper. The detail here is really in the stitching, both around the heel and on the upper of the shoe which goes to make the HUF 'H' logo as the shoe's logo. The Choice comes in black, off set with white and green accents and a silver metal top lace eyelet.
The third model is the Hupper, a minimalistic hightop shoe similar to the first ever shoes built with skateboarding in mind. The Hupper features a canvas upper with leather 'H' logo and comes in both royal blue and red, with HUF branding on both the heel and tongue. All five styles are available now, and there's something for everyone. Check the video below from Hypebeast where Keith explains a little bit about how HUF Footwear came about and his design choices along the way.
New Vans Era 59 and Zapato Del Barco Tortoise Shell Pack
Tuesday 10/08/10 - 11.48AM
Great new pack of premium builds for the Vans Era 59 and Zapato Del Barco shoes.
All 3 shoes come in a tough, hard wearing canvas outer with leather tongue and heel detailing, finished off with a full cotton, plaid lining. The colours are a perfect pick to give these vans shoes that premium, winter look and feel. Definitely the shoes of this season so far, stock is limited and flying fast.
Click here for the full Vans shoes collection including this Tortoise Shell pack.
Levis Denim - Spring 2011 Ordering...
Monday 02/08/10 - 02.03PM
We dropped into see see Matt and the Levis Spr. 2011 collection, it's that time of year again...
Just starting the seasonal ritual of of ordering up new product for the year ahead. Levis were particularly early this year with their new Spring/Summer 2011 ranges so off to central London to hook up with Mat to go through the range.
As ever there's the stock and new washes of the classic 501's, 511's etc on offer, always a good place to start. Having access to the more premium Levis Products with Roots collection opens the door to some excellent denim constructions, new shapes and premium make ups. Product is looking strong for Spring next year with some great Shrink to Fit 501's and a very cool Cone Mills collaboration on the 505 cut and a denim jacket.
Another nice development is Levis focus on cotton twill fabrics for classic chino and work wear style trousers. I was very impressed with the Sanforized chino with some great vintage touches as per the photo below. A slim, tapered fit, we're expecting these to be looking good come the good weather of next year! Anyway.. All for the future.. Plenty of Winter 2010 Levi's stock coming before that!
Comune Competition with Urban Industry
Monday 02/08/10 - 01.58PM
We're running a competition allowing you the chance to get your hands on some great bits from Comune!
We are running a competition allowing you to get your hands on some extra special pieces from US brand Comune, including the massive Commune art book, jam packed with photography and designs that have featured on Comune clothing. Comune began as an outlet for providing clothing that reflects the lifestyle of 'carefree idealism', created for those who push the boundries of creative industries like skateboarding, art and music, with complete disregard for the consequences. They have since become known for their stand out T-shirt graphics and premium quality outerwear and accessories, delivering style with a serious street edge.
Up for grabs are (shown above):
To enter, all you have to do is send an email with your full name and address to Competition closes May first so get your entries in soon – what have you got to lose? Good luck!
The Spring/Summer from Comune contains a bunch of great T-shirt designs. A focus on the quality and fit of their T-shirts means that with Comune, you get a more fitted T-shirt, with all the look of a high fashion item, whilst still being skate and street ready.
The Drop City artist collection sees a number of artists from the Comune artist community collaborate with the brand on special items of clothing. It was set up by Comune art director Corey Smith as a creative platform for talented artists, inspired by the original Drop City artist collective from the 1960s. The result is a collection of T-shirts which serve as pieces of art as much as pieces of clothing with collaborations from painter/photographer Corey Smith and fashion photographer Andrew Kyukendall.