Available now online at PackerShoes.com.
Available now online at PackerShoes.com.
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With Aug. 1st, 2015 serving as the 20th Anniversary of the debut release of Raekwon’s classic “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” solo album, this coming Thursday – on the 20th day of August at S.O.B.’s between the hours of 11am to 6pm, we invite everyone to join us for the global, exclusive release of the Packer x Raekwon “Purple Tape” Capsule Collection, featuring a special personal appearance from none other than Raekwon, himself.
Launching on the last stop on this years’ “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” Anniversary tour, the Packer x Raekwon “Purple Tape” Capsule Collection is designed and curated to offer interchangeable styling options that represent the cross-pollination of hip-hop into fashion and heritage footwear. Housed within the collection are the celebratory Diadora N.9000 “Purple Tape” edition , 2 “1995” NY Yankees New Era 59Fifty fitted baseball caps, 1 t-shirt, and 1 Made in Italy track jacket.
In partnership with S.O.B.’s, the first 95 customers in line (who are 21 and over) to purchase the “Purple Tape” Diadora N.9000 will receive free tickets to Raekwon’s “Purple Tape” 20th Anniversary show later that evening. Doors open at 9pm Thursday – August 20th. Individual tickets to still be purchased HERE. MUST BE 21 and older to attend the show, no exceptions.
Starting off the collection is the Packer x Raekwon x Diadora “1995” Advisory SS Tee. This black basic logo t-shirt features a tri-branded logo hit on the chest with a purple “1995” top centered on the back. Retail price is set at $30 USD.
Rounding out the collection are two Packer x New Era “1995” NY Yankees Custom 59Fifty Fitted Baseball Caps. Offered in both purple wool with reverse black “1995” embroidery and black wool with reverse purple “1995” embroidery, each hat comes with complimentary silver Packer/Raekwon/Diadora co-branded “Advisory” pins. Limited to only 95 hats per color, retail price for both of these S.O.B.’s exclusives is set at $50 USD each.
The pinnacle piece of the collection – the limited edition Made in Italy Packer x Raekwon x Diadora N.9000 “Purple Tape” – comes specially packaged. Housed in a black co-branded shoe box with standard-release issued purple wrapping paper and 3 additional shoelaces. Retail price is set at $200 USD. Available size run is men’s US size 5 – 12, 13 & 13.5. Please be advised that this shoe runs exactly one half size big. It is strongly recommended that all customers purchase a half size smaller from their standard running shoe size (i.e. – if you wear a US size 9 in most running sneakers, you should buy a US size 8.5 in the “Purple Tape” Diadora N.9000, etc…).
Accompanying the N.9000 is the Made in Italy Packer x Diadora “’95 Vintage” 20th Anniversary Track Jacket. The jacket is a stitch-for-stitch re-issue of the original jacket which released in 1995 (the same year as OB4CL’s debut release). This Made in Italy luxury garment comes features a black and helium purple heavy nylon construction to compliment the “Purple Tape” color palette. Additional features include metallic silver and black “Diadora” branded piping along both arms with embroidered “1995” and Packer/Raekwon/Diadora co-branded “Advisory” tag bottom centered on each sleeve. Cut true to size, retail pricing for this S.O.B.’s exclusive piece is set at $160 USD.
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Patta and Diadora proudly present the third Patta x Diadora N9000 collaboration. The N9000 is a model from the 80s archive of Italy-based sports brand Diadora, worn by track & field athletes and Olympic gold champions like Daley Thompson and Sebastian Coe. The original running silhouette from Diadora’s vault is embellished with premium materials on a new colourway, paying homage and respect to Diadora’s home country, Italy.
The shoe combines smooth pigskin suede with premium nubuck and soft Italian leather. The off white upper sits atop a clean white EVA moulded sole and gum bottom, with subtle tonal Patta-branding to be found on the red leather upper part of the tongue. Each pair also includes a set of leather laces for a different look and original Diadora packaging.
The Patta x Diadora N9000 “Italia” is set to launch exclusively in store at Packer Shoes on Saturday – October 18th – at 12pm noon.
Retail is set at $200 USD.