For winter 2014 Boston-based New Balance will debut the New Balance Elite Edition Barbershop Pack. Inspired by the old-school cultural institution of the barber shop, the New Balance Elite Edition Barbershop Pack will be available in three styles, the New Balance CM1600BB, MT580BSR and ML999BSG dropping early next month at Urban Industry
As menswear becomes more tailored, traditional barbershops are reclaiming their relevancy and popping up in urban areas. Look at the success of Uppercut Deluxe, Imperial Barber Products and homegrown talent such as AONO as proof of this resurgence. The New Balance Elite Edition Barbershop Pack colour story is based off the red, white and blue barber shop poles found outside classic barbershops. Additional details include pig suede and mesh uppers; striped aglets; and, checkerboard patterned inserts inspired by the floors of vintage barbershops.
(Image Source: Hypebeast @ Fellow Barber New York launch)