Thursday, September 30, 2010
Here's another instalment of Look Of The Week, III. Some really important items you need to get for the summer, Vans Era or Authentic (at least 2 pairs, to complement different looks), plain white tee, dark indigo denim (Cheap Monday "5", Insight "Buzzcock" denim, RVCA "Spanky" denim or Levis 511), eyewear (Sabre "Creeper" or Super "Flat top") & finishing off with a waistcoat or a light summer cardigan.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Feiyue invited French artist André to reinterpret their famous FE-LO tennis shoe in white canvas. In addition to the trademark pink accents and Mr. A logo, André produced his vision of Paris on the shoe’s insole and all over the box. Available starting October 1st. with only one point of sale per country – naturally colette has them for France. 250 pairs worldwide. Available soon at A Store, more info when it drops.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Let me start of first by saying that these are the best headphones ever made. Yes i said it. Here's why, Danish brand, AiAiAi are definitely not disappointing us with their latest set of headphones. No stranger with collaborating with different music labels, AiAiAi has now teamed up with Tartelet Records & Danish design firm KiBiSi to create some sick headphones that is specially designed for DJ’s which they have called the TMA-1 Headphones. These headphones have already been tested by our favorite DJ’s like MSTRKRFT, Tiga, Seth Troxler, Matthew Dear, Erol Alkan and more. The TMA-1 headphones will be available at A Store soon. Keep you posted on that, just to let you know that they cost a pretty penny between R1500 - R1800. Hey quality is worth paying for, right?!
PRESS RELEASE INFO:
The one-piece TMA-1 headband consists of a strong, durable and flexible nylon material, which provides full flexibility when wearing and positioning the headphones during DJing. The two different cushions can be changed easily with the click release function, so the headphones fit all situations – from a noisy club environment to just being on the road. The speaker is protected by the cushion plate with integrated filter and provides the richest sound that is available today along with the most durable driver technology. Finally, there is a 3mm cotton fiber filter for isolation and the headphone cup out of a resistant ABS material to protect the fragile parts. The 1.7 meter cable has a mini jack connection in both ends as well as a reinforced plug with a 1/8 adapter option. It has a 0.4 meter coil on the wire, which gives extra length and flexibility at the turntable.
The name TMA-1 (Tycho Magnetic Anomaly-1) is taken from Arthur C. Clarke's science fiction novel "2001: A Space Odyssey" and refers to a black Monolith, which is extremely long-lived and reliable – just as the TMA-1.The box contains:
2 sets of earpads
a carrying pouch
a 1.7 meter cable
a 6.3 mm stereo plug converter.
Transducer Principle: Dynamic, closed
Driver Unit Size: 40 mm
Impedance: 32±15% Ohm
Load Rating: 0.1W
Frequency Response: 20 to 20.000 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.3%>
Monday, September 27, 2010
Leica’s M9 is the company’s latest addition to the M series that is a Full-Frame digital rangefinder camera with a 24 x 36mm sensor. It combines Leica’s M System with cutting-edge digital technology. The M9 features a silent, metal-leaf, focal-plane shutter that enables shutter speeds of up to 1/4000 seconds and an ISO range of 80-2500. The Leica M9 Titanium edition was recently unveiled at this year’s Photokina 2010. Designed by Volkswagen Group’s Walter de’Silva, the following is a video with an un-boxing of the camera which costs just as much as some Volkswagen models. The body is cast of a solid piece titanium with leather trims derived from Audi’s own leather. The camera is limited to only 500 pieces worldwide with more information seen here.
OK basically in plain english, LEICA IS THE ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM OF CAMERAS!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Nike Dunk High Gold Dart/Black finds the high top hoop shoe in classic color blocking. A black upper is contrasted by a Gold Dart hue that finds its shade somewhere between the popular Wheat and Goldenrod colors. White covers the outsole met by a black midsole on this simple but effective Dunk High.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Scoop x Soulo x Uno (Ill Skillz)
Everybody is jumping on that "i'm a sneakerhead bandwagon" nowadays, aight cool fam i see you. In reality S.A. is new to the sneaker game but there's been cats out there who've been holding it down for a minute now. Homie Scoop (government name Siyabonga Ngwekazi) is a bona fide sneaker head (that i can tell you) & here he takes us on a tour to some of S.A.'s OG sneaker heads namely Tumi, Hayden Manuel, Bradley Abrahams to name but a few. Check out these dope episodes & get schooled. In my books if you don't own a pair of Jordans (any from 1-6) & call yourself a sneakerhead you can kiss my black ass nigga! Ontop of that you gotta have some on ice, we don't wanna see your busted ass sticky kicks. Props to NSW & homie Scoop!
Light one up when listening to this dope mellow out beat to go with an all-star line up. Ye is on fire now....thank Taylor Swift!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
J.Period & Spike Lee pay tribute to Michael Jackson with this Limited Edition mixtape. Mixing Michael’s classic hits with rare demo versions, remixes, and behind-the-scenes interview clips, J.Period weaves together an 80-minute musical documentary that pays tribute to The King of Pop’s staggering catalog of songs, and reminds us why—no matter what you think of the man—Michael’s true legacy will always be his music.
Whoever said Hip Hop is dead should get five finger bitch slap across the face, make that a back hand bitch slap! Legendary Pete Rock & Smif-n-Wessun collaborate on a new project called Monumental, bringin back that NYC sound (not that it ever left). First single Prevail features none other than The Chef Raekwon.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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So I have decided to do a Look Of The Week based on what I already own & some stuff I wish to get (in the future). This look right here is my favourite, (you have to start strong you know) in the near future i'll be taking pics of myself wearing some of my own gear but for now just marvel at this. Look Of The Week II coming next week...
(If you're a regular here at Yo! Ape Town you don't need to me to explain who the featured brands are, RIGHT!)