December 10, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 1
United Arrows’ Beauty & Youth label has worked in concert with Vans quite a few times over the past several years, but now they’re branching out to get up with another US-born brand who’s known for their numerous Japanese collaborators. The Beauty & Youth x New Balance CM1700 brings in Japan’s Briefing luggage company to add two bags to the package, one that looks like a laptop case plus a fanny pack that makes you wonder if there’s enough ‘no nonsense’ in common between NB and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin to ever spark such a tag team. You won’t have to wrestle with your wardrobe to find a variety of suitable matches for these NB 1700s, though, because like many of the brand’s best loved classics, these are downright stunning in the go-to premium grey suede. B&Y adds a red lace to match the bags’ details, and the whole set should be available at United Arrows retail spots come January.