Visually outlandish in their expertise, BILLY’s Tokyo has never refrained from the absurd in terms of their creations, often employing a wild mix of different patterns and materials to further separate Vans Japan from its US counterpart. Often having its own exclusives — either silhouettes or otherwise — the retailer is back once again in 2020 with both the 3ra as well as the Style 53, two ostensible style outcasts that only loosely borrow from some heritage staples. The latter of which, who mimics that of the sartorial rather than skateboarding, appears with penny loafer constructions outfitted by a strong cheetah print which covers from toe to heel. Adjacent, the Era-inspired kit makes full use of its triple’d elements: while the core upper stays a black leather with contrast stitches, the tongue mixes the aforementioned with a white and black zebra. Grab a solid look at the entire capsule right here and expect to find pairs overseas come February 8th.
BILLY’s Tokyo x Vans
Release Date: February 8th, 2020