vintage vans style #98 slip-on
2-tone white/blue/white canvas
scene AH blu/wh checkerboard
made in usa circa 1979
this is our 1st slip-on post in almost a year, however mark my words style #98 is making a comeback! perhaps in honour of steve van doren whom graces our shores this weekend for the dowtown showdown, my thoughts go back to the origins of the brand & their haydays of the 70s & 80s. of course the slip-on played a pivotal role in vans evolution. not many original pairs like this are still around however there remains still a mutliplicity of designs as yet untapped by todays vans vfc. disappointingly they will not clome close to the styling, comfort & durability of original made in usa vans.
today we have to close at 4pm however this gives you perfect opportunity to get down to 63 red church street for the latest evolution in the UK specialist deadstock scene. if you love eyewear & think you're in the style zone, the bubble has burst on the loveiwear & zone7style collab as the pop up becomes permamnent! don't believe the hype. this revolution will not be televised. these guys are the euro pioneers in their field!
we would like to thank those who joined us last thursday night for a magic evening of our phase II 2nd birthday celebrations.
although recent events have somewhat overshadowed the aftermath, we nontheless showed the togetherness this community is built upon & the spirit that will see us rebuild & recover.
pics by borough wines & independent london.
with eternal gratitude we are open for business as usual despite the recent turmoil very close to home. thanx for all the well-wishes & to all those looking over our street & neighbours. at such a time of political/social/financial unrest it's difficult to justify certain pursuits however we hope we can continue to bring some joy into your lives. we ask you however to re-mind yourself what really matters in life & to be give thanks for the haves.... & the have-nots. safe keeping