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Hudson’s Bay Company x Converse Jack Purcell Collection – Available

September 10th, 2013 by | No comments

hudson bay converse available Hudson’s Bay Company x Converse Jack Purcell Collection   Available

Vintage blanket collectors stand up. Converse threw us another curveball in 2013 with their collaborative Converse Jack Purcell range cranked out with the likes of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The two pairs, one of the standard height and one that hits a little higher, both sport the striped pattern from that Canadian trader’s most famous design, one that’s been in production ever since the 1800s. Continue reading to see the two sneakers that adapt the style and grab either of the Hudson’s Bay Company x Converse Jack Purcell releases straight from Converse now.

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Maison Martin Margiela x Converse

September 5th, 2013 by | 12 comments

margiela converse collection 7 Maison Martin Margiela x Converse

After revealing the partnership through clandestine need-to-know eyes only and a short Youtube teaser video, Converse officially unveils the Maison Martin Margiela Collection focusing on the Chuck Taylor All Star and Jack Purcell. The collection includes four classic heritage colors from the Converse archives with off-white leather linings, but where do you see the color? That would be beneath the coat of Margiela’s iconic white paint on the upper (hand-painted, might we add). The Margiela x Converse Collection will be available this month at select Converse retailers for $200 so continue on for the official look and stay tuned for more updates.

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Maison Martin Margiela x Converse – Teaser Video

September 3rd, 2013 by | 2 comments

converse margiela Maison Martin Margiela x Converse   Teaser Video

The latest high fashion send up of the Converse classics will come from none other than Maison Martin Margiela. Details on the project are pretty slim at the time of writing, but it looks like more than one silhouette will be part of the Collection (why else would it be called a Collection?). We can expect the shoes to go the painted route, mimicking a popular in-house tactic of Margiela’s. The shoes won’t reach up to the MMM benchmark in terms of price, but they look to be retailing at around Missoni/Converse levels (So, in the $200 range). Continue reading for more images and check back in for release info.

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Converse Jack Purcell “Grape Camo”

September 1st, 2013 by | No comments

converse jack purcell grape camo Converse Jack Purcell Grape Camo

Because of its classically simple construction, a model like the Converse Jack Purcell stands to gain so much from a trend toward prints and patterns like we have today.  This lowtop canvas wonder has been done in so many solid colors and materials over the years, something like this new ‘Grape Camo’ Jack Purcell is a great way to keep the iconic smile-toed silhouette feeling fresh.  Click through for a closer view so you can see how these compare to the ‘Olive Branch Camo’ edition that hit a little over a year ago, then grab yours from stores like American Rag.

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Hudson’s Bay Company x Converse Jack Purcell Collection

August 28th, 2013 by | 1 comment

hudson bay converse jack purcell 01 Hudsons Bay Company x Converse Jack Purcell Collection

Converse is no stranger to pulling at the fabrics and patterns of outside entities-a practice they’ve mastered with the likes of their various Missoni projects. This time around they’re teaming up with Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Company and appropriating the style of their instantly recognizable multi-stripe blanket. That’s right, the same wool that is used in the production of those blankets is transferred over to the Converse Jack Purcell styles on display here. Continue reading to get a complete look at the collection and watch for the range of styles to launch exclusively at Hudson’s Bay Stores for prices in ranging from $120 to 140 starting on September 1st, 2013.

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Converse First String Jack Purcell “Boro”

August 26th, 2013 by | No comments

converse first string jack purcell boro 2 Converse First String Jack Purcell Boro

The word ‘Boro’ brings to mind the sections that make up a city, and though this newest Jack Purcell is indeed a pastiche of different regions, its name means something a little different.  The Converse First String Jack Purcell ‘Boro’ in fact takes its name from a Japanese technique of recycling indigo cloths originated during a time when people needed their clothes to last as long as possible.  The resulting JP patchwork has a unique character and should add even more as it ages, so take a look after the jump and look for these starting September 6th in Hong Kong at First String retailers.

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Converse First String “Cashmere Pack”

August 8th, 2013 by | 3 comments

converse first string chuck taylor cashmere 1 Converse First String Cashmere Pack

Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars and Jack Purcells are two of the most thoroughly themed and colorway’d sneakers out there.  This latest drop from Converse’s top-tier First String collection is in line with the series’ premium reputation, two new pairs utilizing one of the world’s finest woolen materials.  This new ‘Cashmere Pack’ has the 1970s-style Chuck and JP lowtops taking on a navy blue cashmere weave whose stripes and twill have them feeling more like a warm flannel than the sweaters most commonly associated with this luxurious wool.  Look at both up close after the jump and find them at First String stores this Friday, August 9th.

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