Neighborhood, the coolest brand of Japanese streetwear founded by Shinsuke Takizawa, who is known for his surprising ability to blend different genres together, was first launched 25 years ago and interprets elements that range from the culture of motorcycling to military and outdoor moods, to then top it all off with Japanese tradition.
Converse X Neighborhood is no exception, combining the basketball style that is part of the Converse DNA with references to streetwear. What emerges is a capsule collection with retro graphics presented on a jacket, sweatshirt, sweater, trousers, shorts, shirt, and hat, for a mix-and-match style.
Protagonists of the capsule collection are also the silhouettes of Chuck 70 and Jack Purcell. The latter arises from the modernisation of the badminton shoe first realised 85 years ago, with the Japanese Kanji for “teiko” written upon it, which means “resistance”. The upper is in premium suede and the heel is in shaped rubber, with functional details in different nuances.
The black leather and suede Chuck 70 is instead characterised by functional details like the motorcycle band positioned on its upper.
The capsule collection is available on the Converse site and in select stores.