Rockwell x Alife x Patta: Everybody Mid Rap

A collaboration between illustrator Parra Rockwell, Amsterdam's Patta and seasoned veterans Alife, the Everybody Mid Rap has some texture and color details that made me take notice. A mix of materials, including Nubuck suede, nylon and leather, compartmentalizes the vibrant, otherwise monochrome blue, making for an appealing contrast in textures. The clear sole, red trim and alternating lace holes are also an attractive touch. People …

The Ball-Out Drops

Alife’s much-hyped Reebok, a literal tennis shoe, drops this Saturday 11 February at 11am. Available exclusively through Alife’s stores in NYC and Vancouver, only 84 of the handmade pairs will be released of this Alife-designed Victory Pump, the first of three collabos planned with Reebok. Rivington Club 158 Rivington Street New York, NY 10002 map Alife Vancouver 350 Water Street Vancouver, BC map Also on …

Alife Members Only Jacket

The latest in the Members Only resurrection is this luxe leather collabo (the first of 13 planned) with Alife. Lined in red satin and made from lambskin, the classic racer jacket is the same cut as the original that Members Only first introduced in 1981. The limited edition features a midnight blue leather body, black leather arms, and the shoulder insert panels are a jaunty …

The Ball Out

Freshness got the scoop on the Alife x Reebok Tennis ball show we covered earlier: "THE BALL OUT" is an ALIFE/Reebok Court Victory Pump, fabricated by hand entirely out of tennis ball felt. "THE BALL OUT" is limited to 48 pairs and will be distributed exclusively through ALIFE. An original ALIFE design, "THE BALL OUT" is the first of three products to be born from …

This Week at Refinery29

Refinery29 reminds us that it's never too early to start mulling over gift options. In a league of its very own, ALIFE/Kangol's 'Il Padrino' Fedora box-set has swept into NYC in frustratingly tiny numbers. Another, less flashy option is Jill Platner , a metalsmith and old-school artisan whose jewelry designs are at once rugged and comfortable to wear. Switching coasts, L.A. hipster designer Alex & …