Despite its debut last September, the Yeezy Season 4 apparel and footwear collection has finally started to roll out over the past couple of weeks. Featuring the usual range of premium crewnecks, trackpants, and outerwear, the latest offerings from the Kanye West and adidas collaboration also feature a new white/cream version of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2.
Along with the Boost 350 V2, the only other piece in the collection which caught my eye was the Boxy ‘Calabasas’ Crewneck – a nod to the singer and designers L.A residence. The crewneck also ties nicely in to the recent Calabasas collection which dropped earlier this year and comprised of throwback sweaters, sweatpants and an all-new 80’s inspired Powerphase Adidas sneaker.
For me, the Boost 350 and Calabasas Crewneck were the two standout pieces from the collection, which I hoped to add to my wardrobe.
As with all the previous releases I had signed up to various raffles and had tried to bag my pair of the Boost 350 V2 on the official adidas website on the day but had no luck! I had almost given up on getting them when I received a notification that both the Yeezy Boost 350 and Yeezy Season 4 apparel had just dropped on Selfridges. Annoyingly the Boost’s sold out during the checkout process but I ended up getting the Calabasas Crewneck I wanted so it wasn’t a complete failure.
When it arrived, the first thing I noticed was how heavy it was. Made from French terry, the crewneck feels premium yet hard wearing. In terms of fit, for me it fits true to size despite it’s oversized fit. I’m a medium and I ordered a medium. Featuring drop shoulders and rib knit crewneck collar, cuffs, and hem, the crewneck sits well and looks great paired with a pair of blue ripped jeans.
What do you think of my latest pick up? Did you manage to get the Yeezy 350 Boosts? Any tips?
If you are anything like me then I’m sure you have been counting down to payday for the last week or two as well. Although I’m pretty good with money, by the time payday arrives, I already have my budget planned for the month ahead and know how much I have left to play with and… It’s okay to treat yourself every now and again!
Right now I’m starting to look for pieces to see me through the upcoming months and in to summer. In particular I’m looking at t-shirts and a pair of shorts or two as I have a trip away next month. I’ve just put a order in for ASOS for a couple of bits- I love thisNirvana band shirt. However, If I’m looking for items to last beyond a couple of months, I don’t mind paying more for good quality pieces.
So, as always, I have put together another unrealistic wishlist of things I would love to add to my wardrobe. The chances of it becoming reality are slim but a boy can dream! It’s always good to have things to work towards and coincidently, it’s also my Birthday next month too…
2017 is all about building a wardrobe of staples. Rather then trying to keep up with the latest trends and must haves, I know if I carefully select a handful of good quality and timeless pieces it will put me in a good position for years to come.
Over the last couple of years I feel like I have started to understand what my personal style is. Instead of having a high turn over of clothes that go quickly out of style or deteriorate in quality in a few washes, I’m going to invest in items which although may be more expensive, the quality is of a higher standard and they will last longer.
Famed for their sleek silhouette, minimal branding and premium price tag, the white Achilles low is probably the most iconic of the Common Projects designs. I’ve wanted them for so long but could never justify dropping £250 on a pair of white sneakers.
Luckily, I found them in the sale just before Christmas and decided the time was right.
With luxury Italian leather covering them inside and out, it’s clear the see why they have so much hype around them. The quality and craftsmanship on these are unreal and the size and style code gold stamp is just the right amount of detail. From first wear you can really tell they are going to last for years to come – taking on more character with every step you take. I’m really glad I took the plunge!
Since its debut, the Ultra boost has become one of adidas’ most popular releases and a firm favourite amongst fans. Early in December adidas announced it’s plans to unveil an updated version of the silhouette in size brand new colour options just in time for Christmas.
With the previous two models purchased in black, I thought it was about time I switched it up a bit, so have opted for the Triple White colour way for a change. So, despite the obvious difference in colour, what else is new about the 3.0’s compared to the originals or 1.0’s?
As with previous models the key features are all still here; the same inner liner, heel counter and Continental rubber outsole are all present, along with the infamous boost cushioning midsole.
The most notable difference is the new primeknit upper, this time featuring a tonal white and grey striped detail. The Primeknit feels a lot thinner and elasticated than previous models meaning the fit feels a bit different. Unlike the 1.0’s and 2.0’s where the Primeknit felt tightly woven, the new Primeknit feels a lot less knitted and much more like a sock liner, almost like something you would find on a Roshe Run or NMD.. but that’s not a bad thing. They are extremely comfortable.
Another small change to the uppers is the re-introdution of the tonal overlays around the toe area. Unlike the 2.0’s where the toe box was completely Primeknit, the 3.0’s are similar in style to the originals in this aspect.
As well as the new Primeknit upper, the updated silhouette is finished with a new translucent lace cage, which blends nicely into the shoe from a distance.
I bought the 3.0’s in my regular size and I would definitely say they fit true to size. This is 0.5 smaller than what my 1.0’s are.
With very little differences underfoot, I wouldn’t say this latest version is a ‘must-have’. For me, nothing can beat the original release. However, the Ultra Boost 3.0’s make a great addition to the Ultra Boost line up and makes a great everyday or sports shoe.
With Christmas just over a week away I thought I would join in and share with you my Ultimate Christmas Wishlist. This year is the first year I haven’t asked for a single thing off anyone, but that doesn’t stop me looking right? So if British Pounds were no object, what would be at the top of my list?
The Comme des Garçons Play line has been a firm favourite of mine for a while now so I would love to add a black shirtto my line up along with this sweater. I really like how the logo is blacked out on the shirt, which makes it quite subtle. The hoody is in a classic grey colour way, and can be worn with pretty much anything. Staying with clothes I love this A.P.C Oh L’Amour shirt. I actually ordered it on Black Friday along with my other purchases, but ended up sending it back, not being able to justify £65 on a t-shirt going into December! I picked up a load of A.P.C from END in the Boxing Day sales last year so have everything crossed this will still be around then. The final shirt is the Saint Laurent Blood Luster tee with the black fang design. I think this would look great paired with some torn blue jeans and theConverse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Loalso on the list.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know by now I’m a bit of a sneaker hoarder, so I couldn’t let a wishlist pass without a few pairs included. As mentioned I’m a huge fan of the 70’s Converse; I love the vintage look of them and the build quality is superior to your regular Chuck Taylor’s – a timeless classic for everyones collection. Next up, I have included a pair of my favourite Yeezy Boosts from Adidas. The first two releases from the Yeezy Boost line will always be my favourites. Over the Turtle Doves I would go for the Pirate Black variation as I think they could be worn with more outfits and I am also less likely to ruin them! The chances of ever owning a pair is unlikely, but a boy can dream! The final pair, is the Original Achilles Lowfrom Common Projects. These have featured in many of my wishlists, I’m actually quite surprised I haven’t got a pair yet. Maybe it’s something to do with the price? Whatever it is, hopefully they’ll be in my collection in the New Year.
On to entertainment and technology, my iPhone6S is starting to fail so I could do with an upgrade to the newiPhone7 Plus. I really like the new matte black colour option so would definitely go for that when I get around to ordering a new one. Another Apple product on my Wishlist is the new Apple Watch and in particular the Space Grey Aluminium Case with Black Woven Nylon Strap. I like the idea of the watch however I’m not 100% convinced of how much I would use this yet or how it would fit into my everyday life but I’m sure I could adapt easily if I opened one on December 25th! I’ve also included a selection of vinyls for my ever-increasing collection.
The final two items on my Ultimate Christmas Wishlist come from Louis Vuitton and Maison Margiela. Firstly, how nice is this bag? When LV first revealed the Monogram Eclipse Collection I was obsessed. After always wanting a LV holdall, when I saw this bag in the collection I knew one day I have to have it. The Keepall Voyager combines the classic sophistication and look of a classic LV holdall with a modern sporty twist, thanks to the leather bands along the body and textile straps. As my holdall has just broken, this would be a more than welcome replacement! Last but not least, I had to includeJazz Club Eau de Toiletteby Maison Margiela.