Well here we are for another round of writing on the blog, I feel the last review of Suicide went over well so I figure that I should probably talk about some the items we have in the store.
Today our selection of CLAE sneakers arrived, have any of you actually heard about CLAE sneakers? because I sure didn’t when I stumbled across them at the KNOWSHOW in Vancouver.
I spent some time talking with rep at the time and after looking at both CLAE and JasonMarrk (JM is a shoe cleaning products that actually works, don’t worry I’m dirtying up a pair of K-Swiss white Washburns so I can do a video on how JM works).
The CLAE shoes really took me by surprise. The design and type of materials that are used in the construction and the colors that they combined to create their distinct collection.
There are two shoes I am going to talk about in particular.
The first is called the Ellingtion SP. Now it is a low cut sneaker that has good lines and looks more formal than expected. The feature that really got to me about this sneaker was the instant wow factor of the blue suede. I instantly thought of a shoe company called common projects, which is an Italian sneaker and costs around $450 or something like that.
The rich blue colour really spoke to me on many levels, during the buying phase I really looked at what could match with this sneaker. I came to the conclusion that I would not wear this with a suit unless I was feeling particularly daring but with a light kaki, chino or perhaps a blazer and lighter pair of grey dress pants.
The second shoe I want to talk about is called the Hoffman. So as it turns out when I first opened the box I thought I blacked out when I placed the order because it seems to be against the norm of what we carry in the store. Then after a few moments the world came into focus and I remembered why I brought these particular shoes in. 3 simple reasons; 1. They are interesting, 2. The colors, the mohave mixed with navy blue and just minor hints of grey and 3. The weight, they are light, practically a feather on your feat. If your looking for a sneaker adventure the Hoffman could be what you are looking for.
I hope that this quick insight into CLAE was helpful. You can check the other styles out on our online store.
Now, lets face it, I know this is menswear store.so what does a movie about villains have to do with men’s clothing. Well nothing really, there was some interesting fashion in the show, especially Will Smiths pimp daddy look with the big coat and hat while playing dead pool. But mostly it was eye candy for the comic fan.
Which brings me to the movie itself. Now there will be some SPOILERS here so if you have not seen the move then I would not read any further. I would like to start off by saying that I did find the movie entertaining. It was fun and I was not expecting to be a life changing movie. However, I feel that after watching it there was just one flaw that I do have to voice.
My main glaring issue I felt from the start was the villain. Not the anti-heros but the actually “villain” in the movie, the enchantress.
It seemed that she was this all powerful being that for sometime had been under the control of the other Wallan (the controller of our main characters) but of course she escapes with the help of her brother who also just happened to be laying around in a jar and was released. So the enchantress and her brother then go on to begin building some type of machine (which we never see get completed...or was it, I wasn’t really sure of that).
So as our fearless hero’s make there way through a gauntlet of exploding choppers, minions and many other things. They end up in a bar and have a hero moment and decide to go and “kill” the enchantress.
So here now we have a few super humans (yah a guy that shoots fire from his hands but does not want to kill because of reasons and a giant croc) Other than that we have pretty normal people that are good at doing things, well except for Harley all she does is act crazy, shake her ass and hit things with a bat.
Ok, so now these guys are going to manage to take out this over powerful enchantress who with her brother… who managed to ransack an entire city, defeats the military easily and who’s sister transformers them and any civilian into their evil minions.
So lets face it, It just seemed that the whole thing was a little too easy for that scope of a villain and not to mention that her brother the other godly creature was pretty easily defeated by our hero’s of the story (Apparently, bombs defeat giant fire guys..but bullets don’t really do much). During the final fight scene as well I would like to point out that the minions throughout the entire movie suddenly just disappeared. I guess the team must have taken out a ton of them.
So with that the main villain in the movie was over the top and I felt that their power level far exceed the main characters in the movie (Whom were captured by the very, people whom the villains had already so easily taken care of). It was almost an age of Ultron clone except there was no Iron Man, Thor, Hulk or Captain America (If this was a Justice League movie I could see it working)…DC in my opinion should bring it down a level from the major comic book scene and return to the Nolan franchise way of thinking and filming with a gritty and more down to earth performance. They are not going to win the comic book movie race as seen in the other movie offerings to date.
In the end though I did enjoy the movie and if you are a fan of the DC Universe you can't miss it. However, If you are looking for a more down to earth Suicide Squad experience check out the DC animated feature “Assault on Arkham”, it was what I would call more suited to the characters and their abilities.
Sneakers were primarily designed and intended for the sports and different sorts of physical activities. But sneakers being elegant & stylish that has significantly got the attention of the fashion industry. This has allowed sneakers to evolve to being used for casual activities and even being paired with suits.
The term sneaker refers to numerous types of athletic shoes with rubber soles.
Interestingly, sneakers are not made up of the natural rubber as natural rubber turns out to become stiff from cold and sticky when hot. The soles are made man-made of a petroleum product which stays much more flexible.
However, another interesting part about sneakers is their name and how they were named? In the early 90s, when sneakers were mass-marketed by the KEDS company. The KEDS’ salesperson called them sneakers, as they do not produce much noise over the hard surfaces. This difference of soft-soled shoes became a noteworthy reason of its popularity.
As time went by, the demand for sneakers had begun expanding and distinctive sneakers were added to the product line by various companies. It is still hard to say what sneakers really are meant for because of the great variety and numerous ways of use them.
This style of shoe are alternatively used for running, jogging, casual daywear and so on.
Type of Sneakers
There might be some other types of sneakers available out there, but here below on the list are some of the most notable types of sneakers which are tailored for different needs and uses.
The sneaker culture began creating its space when a number of mammoth brands like Adidas and Nike came into relationships with hip hop artists to promote their shoes. During the 1970s and onwards, sneakers turned into a vital part of the rock’ n roll and hip hop culture.
As told earlier, sneakers have become the indication of fashion and modern dressing style. Therefore, the inclusion of sneakers in the fashion spreads the sneaker culture, even faster and impacted the global culture entirely.
“Sneakerheads” (sneaker collectors) played an important role in creating this culture globally. The element of fashion affected the price of these shoes and slightly, artistically modified sneakers can be sold for $20-$1000. A high price doesn’t mean a higher quality athletic shoe. Some shoes are made more for appearance than they are for any athletic purpose.
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RENÉ LACOSTE Won 10 Grand slam Titles at the French open, Wimbledon and Forest hills. He was greatly inspired by a tennis champion SUZANNE LENGLEN and gained great achievements with the strength and energy in his career. This inspiration amplified further into a brand by designing a crocodile sign which is currently the LOGO of LACOSTE brand which was beforehand embroidered on the blazer of RENÉ LACOSTE.
However, the concept of functional elegance came to life when the RENÉ LACOSTE embraced short sleeved shirt which gave him the freedom in movements. This freedom led RENÉ LACOSTE meeting to ANDRÉ GILLER and developed a revolutionary piece, the LACOSTE POLO SHIRT.
In 1933, René Lacoste founded La Chemise Lacoste with André Gillier, who was the owner of the largest knitwear manufacture. LACOSTE started the first campaign to promote their designed POLO shirt which featured the crocodile logo on it and its success was driven by the product’s flexibility and it being the light weighted shirt made of a breathable fabric.
In the 1940s, the brand started getting recognition and its very success was driven by the influence of RENÉ LACOSTE, who became the president of the Federation Françoise de Tennis and helped the brand grow faster. The expansion was on its way when LACOSTE entered the market in 1951 with the variety of colours to match the elegance of its brand with the essence of shoppers. The fast growing LACOSTE consolidated its brand elegance with the sports in 1958 and offered light weighted yet adaptable and comfortable tennis shoes which ought to shoot up the performance of the tennis players. This feature immediately got the attention of the players and the brand began to elevate even faster. While in the 1958, LACOSTE didn’t cover players only, but the kids as well which led to the further innovations in 1960s.
The first innovation was unbeatable as RENÉ LACOSTE registered a patent of his designed POLO collar. This collar was thick and unique which was designed to protect the neck from itching and sun during the play and afterward in 1963, LACOSTE first steel racket went live that changed the way the tennis was played. This was the ever big invention in the industry and revolutionized the tennis world completely. Whereas in 1966, Blouson sports jacket was designed by the LACOSTE which replaced the conventional blazer on the courts because of its being comfortable and iconic jacket.
Around the same time, LACOSTE designed and advertised its first aroma "EAU de Sports" and later toward the end of that decade the brand dispatched couple of more items such as Cardigan, leather goods, polo dresses and the sailor sweater.
Nevertheless, the brand resumed its success and expansion and gained the popularity worldwide. In the 1981, LACOSTE opened up its 1st boutique in Paris and kept on bringing new products into its product line. In the 1980s, several products became the part of its line including sun glasses, towel & bathrobe collections, fragrances collections and sports bags and so on. These all opened up the opportunities for LACOSTE to become the successful business and in the mid of 2000s the LACOSTE created a foundation to fund the projects for children to transmit the key values, team spirit and motivation through sports.
Lastly, the journey was fruitful and LACOSTE reached 10 million fans on social media alone which is a proof of its huge success.
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