Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SeaVees-Fall 2015+ w/J.Crew:CALIFORNIA Inspiration

SLC/NYC Part 1

California dreaming inspires many casual streetwear/surf/skate lifestyle footwear-accessories-apparel brands.

How to capture that eternal summer vibe with Fall-Winter cooler temperatures and still remain relevant to the left coast American spirit...in contemporary priced- shoes/slip-ons seem to include that sneaker influence-the white rubber foxing atop the rubber outsoles...distinctive details we always associate with Converse All-Stars and old-school vulcanized shoe construction.

Monterey Sneaker Standard fun colors- salt washed canvas uppers-breathable naturally anti-bacterial bamboo footbed lining
SeaVees is what we'd call a heritage label -launched in 1964 by B.F. Goodrich (interesting)-getting its sea sand legs again...

Inspired by the Monterey Pop Festival for Fall 2015---dark grey heather wool $88, white leather $98 new women's Monterey Sneaker-classic street kick-available in J.Crew Stores and www.jcrew.com. Not pictured-in Dusty Olive Suede too.
For Fall 2015-SeaVees went archival for its entire collection (real or imagined)-including its 06/67 Monterey Sneaker for women- a collaboration with J Crew.

Other cute cool takes on the retro style profiles-use mixed materials including metallic leather, suede mid tops and all leather lace-up/hiker hybrids...men's and women's=pretty much same looks-different lasts.

8/61 Army Issue Sneaker low-uppers in oiled calf suede or veg leather w/box calf or veg leather accents...left-or water resistant expedition grade nylon on right-with contrasting techy nylon laces or white cotton laces. Footbeds lined with bamboo canvas+ribbed calendar outsole is made of long wearing genuine gum rubber. Men's. In high versions too...far left-same inspiration of footwear worn by soldiers stationed at Ft. Irwin, Mojave Desert.Far right 05/65 Wayword Tennis Shoe Standard-salt washed canvas upper in slate navy.

08/63 Hermosa Plimsoll-oiled calf suede, waxed cotton laces

patterned herringbone outsole-non-marking/slip resistant

06/64 Legend Sneaker -leather upper-signature herringbone outsole design for slip resistance
02/64 Baja slip-ons-oiled calf suede or on Mojave herringbone twill $88 and available now.
camo is the it print Army Issue Sneaker High
02/60 Squaw Valley Trail Boot-in ode to Squaw Valley area circa the Olympics---full grain leather upper, moccasin stitch is hand-sewn with heavy wax thread, laces rawhide leather,, heel counters for secure fit,  outsole is genuine plantation crepe-softer cushioning that lasts+lightweight too.

02/60 Squaw Valley Trail Boot-in oil suede