SPRING SUMMER 2014

Trainerspotter Spring Summer 2014 is here, nearly. Presenting the hotly awaited collaboration with cartoon royalty Felix the Cat in a monochrome capsule collection alongside signature TS styles in premium fabrics and way out there colourways. Be an individual and stand out this summer!

The full collection will be available in the webstore soon, please excuse us while we’re changing!

 

 

 

DAZED

 

Trainerspotter good guy and Nu Brand Flexxx lyricist Wonder returns with his second solo track from his hot anticipated forthcoming EP, title ‘Dazed’ and featuring the vocal talents of JayGrrey.

Taking a more soulful approach musically from his first solo venture ‘Rollercoaster’ ft. Darq E Freaker, Dazed opens with the soothing vocals of JayGrrey before Wonder goes on to touch on issues prone to a lot of today’s youth in his verses with a general vibe of “why should I grow up?”, using the track as an ode to the inner child. It’s a question undoubtedly asked by every generation.

www.TheWonderboy.com

 

 

TS x OYO MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS

Just in time for the winter weather we’re proud to present a collaboration with Colorado’s OYO Mountain Products.

Sister brand to the famous TOPO Designs, OYO is its functional street/outdoor counterpart. Being based in Colorado, the brand reflects the American Southwest, high deserts, adobe structures, dry creek beds. The Spanish word for creek is “Arroyo” and is used fairly commonly in places like Arizona and New Mexico. Arroyo’s in the desert can fill rapidly from flash floods and the result is often a burst of new life from colorful wild flowers. So, like an Arroyo, Oyo is bringing colour to the desert. Oyo also derives its style from the high mountain towns that are filled with hikers, skiers, climbers and people that love the slower pace of those small mountain towns. They have the quintessential “mountain streetwear” that has been acquired over the years and is always just the right mix of outdoor, vintage and tech.

The collab combines OYO’s amazing knack for making functional yet wearable garments with Trainerspotter’s trademark colour and flare. The Sawatch tote pack is an updated version of the classic outdoor Daypack reworked with a slimline profile and tote handles. An ideal travel companion, workmate or pack mule for the daily hike in the hills or to work. Made from lightweight coated 1000D Cordura nylon and coated pack cloth for an entirely lined inner compartment. With streamlined moisture wicking straps and contrast webbing, it’ll become your new best friend. Handmade in Colorado, USA, the Sawatch pack is premium quality rugged functional pack.

The Colorado Jacket is a fully functional climbing jacket engineered with durably waterproof/windproof and breathable 3-layer nylon fabric, the tough nylon outer has key-area reinforcements, and an interior that helps optimize breathability. A flat-pleated triple placket storm front stays close to your body to let you see your feet and allows the pockets to expand without adding bulky seams. Trim, watertight zippers for the pockets are laminated in place to reduce weight and bulk. The underarm gussets keep the jacket in place when you lift your arms, and the Dry Cuffs seal out the elements at the wrists. Other details include a 2-way-adjustable roll away hood with a laminated visor, a small internal zippered chest pocket and embedded cord locks in the hood and hem for quick adjustment without opening the jacket.

Available in limited numbers from select outlets and the TS webstore HERE

Check out OYO’s website HERE

 

 

 

 

WONDER – MTV YEARBOOK

Our very good friend WONDER is now the focus of a District MTV Yearbook interview! Part of the crew Nu Brand Flexxx, he combines his early grime influences with a penchant for the big hitters like Pharrell and Kanye. He mixes up trap and EDM with his creative, imaginative lyrical flows to create a sound that is making waves – just this year he has performed at Lovebox with Mark Ronson, opened for Flatbush Zombies, collaborated with Darq E Freaker on ‘Rollercoaster’ and has just released ‘Dazed’ feat. JayGrrey, a track taken from Wonder’s first solo EP. Click here to check out the interview!

 

 

 

WILD SNOWDONIA

Earlier this year we ventured into the wilds of Snowdonia for a few days of fishing/climbing/photography with resident TS lensman John Isaac and a bunch of friends. The results illustrate both the rugged beauty of the mountain and the functionality of the new Trainerspotter collection. If you want to see an unspoilt part of the UK then head to the Snowdonia national park and if you want to stay warm and dry this winter then check out our brushed cotton Native Oregon shirts, Yosemite technical jacket and Salinas Parka shown here!

 

 

 

STREET CREEP IS IN THE HOUSE

Parisian TS collaborator and good guy Street Creep will be showing his work in London at the Graffiti Life Gallery in October. Take the opportunity to check out his amazing pop culture referenced art and pick up some limited editions. Don’t miss this!

 

 

NEW STYLE CREEP COMPETITION

Its competition time again, our good friends over at Style Creep are giving away £150 of TS gear! Style Creep is the home to an awesome array of brands from around the World including Buzz Ricksons, Bounty Hunter, LVC, Hysteric Glamour and obviously Trainerspotter. Head over to www.stylecreep.com or their facebook to find out how to enter. Get lucky!

 

 

WONDER ft DARQ E FREAKER

Fresh from his recent appearance at Loveboxx, our good pal and sometime TS model Wonder is back with a video for his bumpin’ new track Rollercoater featuring Darq E Freaker. Wonder rhymes alongside the Get Familiar alumni, with both bringing their bold and extrovert performances to the Mr Wize directed video. Produced by CVXTRO, “Rollercoaster” is taken from Wonder’s forthcoming project. Check it now and spread the word.

 

 

Trainerspotter x Russell Athletic

We’re extremely honoured this season to have the opportunity to bring you a collaboration with THE original sportswear brand, Russell Athletic. Russell is officially the oldest sports apparel brand in the World, dating back to Alabama, USA in 1902. As vintage sportswear collectors this collab is a perfect fit for us, we’ve sought to create a hybrid of Russell’s classic 1970’s and 80’s logos and labeling, combined this with heavyweight slub cotton jersey, authentic detailing and the original garment patterns and added the TS design stamp. The result is a capsule collection of versatile premium streetwear garments with authentic flavours perfect for any contemporary wardrobe.

The Russell Manufacturing Co was founded in 1902 by Benjamin Russell as a producer of sweaters and athletic t shirts. The first company to design and make what we now know today as the quintessential ‘t shirt’. 1932 saw Russell acquire the Southern Manufacturing Company, which gave the company access to athletic team apparel. This was the beginning of the Russell Athletic division’s cutting and sewing operations. Later in 1938, Russell began making woven athletic garments, including basketball, baseball and football pants and jackets. During World War II, Russell’s ‘Athletic’ Division sold primarily to the military. Shirts, drawers, t-shirts, athletic garments and special outer garments were made for the US Army and Navy.

Post War Russell Athletic became synonymous as the company who produced uniforms for American football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball teams both professional and college. During the 1980’s and 90′s Russell Athletic became a staple streetwear favourite alongside brands like Champion and Nike and definitely made a big impression on us.

Check out the collab collection in the TS webstore!

 

 

 

 

 

A quick run thru the AW13 Collection!

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