The Return of Nike ACG

When the Nike ACG teaser video hit the Interwebz I was like cool, ACG is back. But when Errolson Hugh reposted the same video with nothing more than vague hints …


HK 2015

So I take my yearly trip back to Hong Kong...

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Peace, love and holiday blessings to you and yours! MerryXO,...

Designing Hope For Chicago

After my recent trip to Chicago over the summer, I...



Another RWB Porsche 993 is born. Some may say these...

The H2Oi Experience

As most of us are starting to freeze on the...

Creating Timeless Performance

Hypebeast produces this Porsche X Acronym retrospective leveraging the new...


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HK 2015

Posted on by Johnson Kan

So I take my yearly trip back to Hong Kong from January 11th – 24th 2015.  If you happen to be about or fancy linking up let me know.  Always up for making new connections with like minded Fatlace bloggers and readers.  Email me at johnsonfatlace@gmail.com

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Posted on by christine

Peace, love and holiday blessings
to you and yours!


P.S.  Back in three weeks!

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Posted on by Mark Arcenal

Another RWB Porsche 993 is born. Some may say these cars are extreme, boring, played out, etc but to the owners, including myself, owning one isn’t just about the car. It’s about the overall experience from A to Z watching your car transform.

Fishbone is the latest RWB from China. Enjoy the video put together by Carshadow.net

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Designing Hope For Chicago

Posted on by John P

After my recent trip to Chicago over the summer, I was made aware of the beauty and the history of the city, one in which is significant on many levels culturally creating milestones in architecture, sports, and even food. With its rich history also comes a darker side that resonates to this day. The infamous Chicago gangs and levels of crime have evolved and have created a divide within the city. The poverty rates in many Chicago neighborhoods are up to 60%. This situation has lead to a poster series called, “Designing Hope For Chicago,” a fundraiser with non-profits Ferrer Foundation and the Chicago Design Museum with the mission to unite the local design community to inspire peace and hope for the youth living in violent Chicago communities.

Available are original works from a dozen of Chicago’s finest designers including AIGA Chicago President Sara Frisk, Cody Hudson, Threadless and MNML. Weeks ago, each artist met with youth impacted by the Ferrer Foundation, which works to provide wellness tools and programming for children in some of the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago. These children’s personal stories and journeys inspired original and evocative works of art.

“I wanted to do something to encourage the youth and empower them in some way. I didn’t want to do anything that made me, others or the participants in the program feel sorry for the circumstances. So I looked at this as an opportunity to provide the best advice I could or leave them with words that would make an impact. What I initially came up with was… See your challenges and opportunities for resilience. I shortened it because I didn’t want to do designed quote poster and what I came up with was “Shine ON!” — Brandon Breaux

Through a Kickstarter campaign the organization will produce a limited run of these special prints to the broader community. The posters will be printed on 12×18 80# cover stock on an Indigo color digital printer, with the exception of “Obscured Vision”, which will be processed via blind embossing on black 80# cover stock.

To learn more or purchase a print visit the Kickstarter Page.

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The Return of Nike ACG

Posted on by David Soo

When the Nike ACG teaser video hit the Interwebz I was like cool, ACG is back. But when Errolson Hugh reposted the same video with nothing more than vague hints of his involvement, I was stoked! For the uninitiated, Hugh is the co-founder of the tech-apparel brand Acronym, the rad dude with all the martial arts moves, a dope designer, and a fellow Chinese Canadian!

So what does that all mean? Well today, Nike announced the resurgence of the ACG sub-brand as NikeLab ACG. Gone are the days of the earthy/hiking-oriented aesthetics and in its place is a new direction which really represents the “All-Conditions-Gear” acronym (no-pun intended) more suitably for today. What you get is several releases from the Hugh-consulted effort in the form of a 2-in-1 Jacket, tee, tech fleece pant, funnel sweater, backpack, boot and a ruggedized flyknit chukka. All of the products feature nice ACR-influenced touches like taped seams, water-repellant materials, innovative zipper-systems, hidden pockets and a tasteful silhouette to represent the tech ninja within.

I’ve always wanted a collaboration effort between these two powerhouses but I never envisioned it under the ACG moniker. If you’ve followed Nike, most of their “tech” efforts fell suitably within the NSW sub-brand. My guess is the commercialization of the NSW tech-fleece silhouette, most notably the sportswear tech fleece pants, has proven to Nike that a bolder collaboration with Hugh’s all-tech or nothing approach warranted an effort. Whatever the reason, this is good news for Nike and Acronym fans. Peep the entire collection here. It all drops on December 18th, don’t sleep.

All photos courtesy of Nike.

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Nike Celebrates Kobe’s Latest Achievement with Mamba Moment

Posted on by John P

Last night Kobe Bryant surpassed Jordan as the NBA’s third all-time leading scorer. To celebrate this honor, Nike has released the NIKEiD KOBE 9 Elite Low “Mamba Moment” shoe.

Whether you love or hate him, Kobe is a competitor and this milestone helps solidify his place with the NBA’s all-time greats. With five championships, 16 All-Star appearances, and now 32,292 points, Bryant’s hall of fame career has hit another pinnacle.

The shoe features a multi-color Flyknit upper of purple and green and a pre-set design with the customizable options that include: the laces, midsole, tongue and Swoosh. Color choices also include glow-in-the-dark and metallic colors. A personalized name and number can be printed on the inside of the tongue. The shoe is available now for a limited time on www.nike.com.

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Offset Kings Okayama preview

Posted on by Mark Arcenal

As many of you know we’re in Japan getting ready for our Offset Kings event tomorrow at Okayama International Circuit. Not many know this but this track was used for 2 years in Formula 1 in the early 90s. Both races were won by Schumacher but due to location they decided to move F1 to Fuji Speedway. Anyways I was able to take some photos in the freezing cold around the track during qualifying today. I’ll have more photos tomorrow from the event itself but check out some of the drift cars in the paddock and a little preview of what cars are going tomorrow…

Looking FD. Stunning as ever.

Love this Rocket Bunny FT86 on Enkei wheels.

Rocket Bunny Sponsored S13. Sounded soooo mean.

My favorite AE86 on the grid. So cool.

Ken Gushi driving the FRS.

Tiffany S13 Coupe!

Chaser game was so strong.

I like this S14.

Another one!

Another one!

S14 Livery Game is strong on this one.

Chasers for days. I love these things!

Take notes S13 owners.

All Carbon S13 by Origin Lab. So good.

Yes, All Carbon. Doors, Bumpers, Fenders, Hood, etc etc…..

Look at this!!!

I really liked how this S15 looked and sounded on track.

So much eye candy!

Neon wheels on silver. Take notes!

So good. I believe he placed 1st in Qualifying.

S15 looking great. Stickers all over the place but car looked good.

Team Mate S15 looking just as awesome.

The engine bay was excellent.

This one’s for max.

Daigo Saito’s car is so good.

Robby Nishida not stoked on his R33.

Yes, thats a shark fin on the rear window!!!

Hella people came out despite the 32 degree weather!

Twin FD.

My friend Mr. Fukuda.

Neon still looks awesome. RC Style!

And the Stagea….. this never made it to the states but I’d still take one if I found someone selling!

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Posted on by John P

Nike has announced their 2014 Christmas Collection that will feature three shoes, the KOBE 9, KD 7, and LEBRON 12. The three athletes will be seen on Christmas Day wearing the festive kicks on the court for the first time. The shoes will then be available to purchase on December 26.

Let’s start off with my personal favorite. In all honesty this is just my personal preference based purely on looks and design although I don’t play basketball as much as before. The KOBE 9 Knit Stocking is the first basketball shoe with Flyknit technology and also integrates carbon fiber and Christmas camo into the design – and these are a few of my favorite things (see what I did there). The candy cane inspired outsole and the “Mamba’s Greetings,” on the inner tongue are the little details that make this a nice sneaker to own. Ok I’m also a big Lakers fan despite the tough last couple seasons and will cheer them on when they face the Bulls on Christmas Day.

Next up is the LEBRON 12. The winter forest camo is cool and I dig the use of birch trees, which is intended to be a nod to Akron, Ohio, his hometown. Another detail worth noting is the snowflake formed by small hexagons on the tongue loop. The emerald green is nice, but the small hits of red combined with the orange don’t do it for me. The game however is setting up to be a good one with Lebron facing his old team when the Cavs go up against the Heat.

The KD 7 is my least favorite of the group, but still a nice shoe. Inspired by egg nog of all things. This holiday treat is brought to the shoe with glossy flecks that emulate condensation of a glass of egg nog. The candy cane colored shoe features dynamic Flywire tech, Hyperposite construction, and Zoom Air cushioning. My favorite detail is the “Fresh Since ’88,” Durant’s birth year on the sock liner, but also makes me feel my age when I realize how young this MVP really is. KD and the Thunder will meet the championship Spurs on Christmas.

Christmas Day has always been one of my favorite holidays and watching the NBA games has become family tradition. I’m looking forward to watching the first game I grew up enjoying as a kid with the family.

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