Vans x Pendleton x Taka Hayashi
November 23, 2015
The artist Taka Hayashi has collaborated with Pendleton and Vans to create a special collection of footwear, alongside a custom Pendleton blanket, for the Holiday 15 season. The blanket, based on colors and imagery from one of Hayashi’s paintings, serves as the centerpiece of the collection, and is featured on the fabric panels of each footwear style, each of which is hand-cut and stitched to the uppers, making no two pairs exactly alike. The collection features two iconic Vans silhouettes in perhaps their most luxurious re-interpretations ever; the TH Slip-On LX and the TH Sk8 Huarache LX.
In addition to the custom Pendleton wool fabric, Hayashi has incorporated his signature moccasin-inspired aesthetic with a saddle leather trim atop an embossed midsole wrap into the TH Slip-On LX. The TH Sk8 Huarache LX features a diagonally dissected build in gray suede with a laser-etched heel counter and patterned quarter panels.
Renowned for his immaculate craftsmanship and high-end approach to sneaker design, Taka Hayashi continues to push the boundaries of the Vans footwear form in every project he produced, and this upcoming collaboration is unlike any other that has come before it. The entire collection will be available in-store only on Saturday, November 28th in limited quantities.
All clothing and accessories are now 40% off in our online store in our Fall sale. Enter code FORTY at checkout. Sale is online only, and does not apply in store. Discount is before shipping is calculated, and does not apply to shipping charges. Does not apply to previous purchases. Sale starts now!
Vans’ new MTE (Mountain Edition) Fall 15 collection is arriving now in store. Improving on both the scope and technology in this collection every season, the MTE collection now offers us an impressive range of footwear - ‘designed for the elements’ - that truly works for everything the East Coast’s winter weather can throw at us. All new this season is the Sk8-Hi Del Pato and Del Pato CA MTE’s. Inspired by classic duck-boot design, used by hunters trailing ducks in wet and marshy New England rivers, the Del Pato silhouette modernizes the rugged hunting style, combining Scotchguard® and rubber materials, fleece linings, heat-retention layering and lug outsoles for superior durability and functionality, equally at home in the mountains or the winter streets of New York.
We took the new Del Pato collection to the mountains of New Hampshire for a true test of the elements. Shot in the rain, snow and ice of Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, by Connor Linde and Kevin Madden.
Vans Classics has just released an all new Old Skool, which is available in store now. Constructed from premium black leather and plaid printed interiors, the Old Skool features monochromatic soles, flat waxed laces, and metal eyelets.
The outdoor experts at The North Face have collaborated with Vans Vault this Fall to release the most technical footwear capsule in Vans history. Combining the highest quality of materials with advanced North Face technology, the footwear collection also borrows elements from Vans’ new MTE (Mountain Edition) line to feature five styles designed to face every weather aspect of Fall and Winter, especially here on the East Coast. Releasing in store only on Saturday, October 31st, the limited edition capsule includes three Sk8-Hi MTE LX and two Desert Chukka MTE LX silhouettes, along with a classic The North Face down jacket.
The Sk8-Hi MTE LX and Desert Chukka MTE LX silhouettes are reconstructed with gusseted tongues, reversed waffle lug outsoles, Cosmo™Comfort heat retention, The North Face’s proprietary winterGRIP® and a combination of water-repellant leather, suede, and micro ripstop uppers. The Cosmo™Comfort coating works between the insole and outsole to keep heat from escaping feet in extremely cold environments, retaining up to 9 degrees F within the shoe. The North Face’s winterGRIP® technology is a tacky rubber compound designed to remain soft when the temperature falls below freezing, and has superior slip resistance compared to traditional rubbers. The Desert Chukka is lined with fleece for added warmth, while DRI-LEX® materials and a HydroSeal® membrane are integrated into the build of the Sk8-Hi MTE LX; the high performance fibers of these textiles, sourced from The North Face, provide excellent moisture redistribution, protecting feet from water on the outside, and superior abrasion resistance. Each pair feature Vans x The North Face logos on each insole.
The collection also include a new take on The North Face’s classic Nuptse jacket, which features Vans’ signature checkerboard pattern as a print in black on black.The Nuptse jacket is treated with a durable water-repellent coating, fully lined with down insulation and double-layered in taffeta padding.
The Sk8-Hi MTE LX is available in Black, Blue Graphite and Teal/Toast, and the Desert Chukka MTE LX is available in Black, Hale Navy and Toast colorways.
The entire Vans Vault x The North Face will be available in limited quantities in store only at The Vans DQM General in New York on Saturday, October 31st.
Designed specifically for winter climates, Van’s new MTE (Mountain Edition) collection takes advantage of 20 years of snow boot design history. Two new Sk8-Hi’s, with an MTE spin, have just arrived for Fall. Premium Scotchgard™-treated uppers, warm fleece linings with a heat retention layer between the sock liner and outsole, and a newly constructed lug outsole keep your feet warm and dry. These are Vans that truly work for the East Coast’s Fall and Winter weather; wind, rain or snow. We’ve tried them. We wear them. They work. You need them. Dress blues and glazed ginger colorways in the MTE Sk8-Hi are now available in men’s sizes at The General New York.
Japanese-based cult streetwear brand WTAPS collaborates with Vans Vault this Fall for a new capsule collection, releasing in store only this Saturday, 12th September. WTAPS and Vans Vault have together evolved an archive of work with a scope of almost a decade now, and this collection adds eight new styles. Rooted in simplicity, precision, and function - true to their brand - WTAPS has combined original design specifications with premium materials and high quality construction.
The capsule includes three silhouettes with distinct stories. Three colorways of the OG Era LX are inspired by Japanese school uniforms and the use of individual coloring to signify a student’s grade level. The OG Era’s combine a true white canvas upper with colored gumsoles - blue, green and red. The collection also features two OG Sk8-Hi LX’s designed to pay homage to the iconic Vans Cabellero silhouette in its material and design. Constructed from reptile embossed nubuck suede and reinforced by premium suede, the OG SK8-Hi is available in all black and gray/black. Finally, the OG Style 36 LX has been revived in three distinct colorways - black, navy and burgundy - in a rich suede fabrication with matching sole, leather side stripe and laces. All shoes in the capsule feature custom WTAPS labels. The entire WTAPS x Vans Vault Collection will be available in limited quantities at The Vans DQM General in New York on Saturday, 12th September.
Cheers to the long weekend! This Saturday 5th through Monday 7th, take 40% off all clothing and accessories online only at dqmnewyork.com.
Enter code RESTUP at checkout. Discount does not apply to shipping charges and does not apply to previous purchases. Sale ends 11.59pm EST Monday 7th September, 2015.
DQM will be releasing its Summer 15 footwear collection in collaboration with Vans this Friday, August 7th. Following 2014’s original Square Ones release, this season’s updated pack features Vansguard waterproof technology on a brushed twill upper, and a color story inspired by classic English raincoats.
Made exclusively for DQM, the shoes are inspired by the utility and economy of a basic, what it means for a product to be useful, to be essential or classic. Working towards that idea of a true basic, DQM has paredback Vans’ Old Skool LX style to the very essentials. The shoe has a deconstructed feel with minimal branding, stitched side stripes and stitched eyelets. Constructed in durable but light-weight brushed cotton twill with water-resistant Vansguard treatment, the shoes are available in Black, Nautical Blue and Seneca Rock. Details include neon yellow, light-weight and washable Ortholite insoles for comfort, and flat matching color laces with striped aglets.
Produced in a limited edition, the Square Ones: Vansguard collection will be available in men’s and women’s sizes at The Vans DQM General in SoHo, New York as well as online at dqmnewyork.com, on August 7th.
Photographed by Dominic Neitz in the Lower East Side, New York. Worn by Dustin Eggling.
Take 30% off everything* in our online store this Thursday through Sunday with the code CHEERS. Sale begins Thursday, July 23rd at 12.01 am and ends Sunday, July 26th. at 11.59 pm EST. Sale does not apply to previous purchases, and discount does not apply to shipping charges. *Sale excludes Vans and Lakai brand shoes.
It was amazing to work with the legendary skateboarder and musician Ray Barbee during the making of the short film, The Blue Era, that we produced for our Blue Note project. Ray has inspired generations of skateboarders with his style, innovation, photography and music for over two decades now. Check out Ray’s ‘Blue Note Essentials’ playlist to find out what inspires him.
Take 25% off everything* in our online store this Memorial Day weekend with the code CHEERS. Sale begins Saturday, May 23rd at 12.01 EST and runs through Monday, May 25th. *Sale excludes Vans and Lakai brand shoes. Does not apply to previous purchases and discount does not apply to shipping.
After one of Boston’s heaviest winters on record, DQM team rider Brian Delaney spent little time getting back in the streets. We proudly present his recent work. Filmed and edited by Kevin Madden.
DQM has produced a special short film to accompany it’s collaboration with Vans and Blue Note Records. Exploring the similarities between music and skateboarding, ‘The Blue Era’ features interviews with the President of Blue Note Records and renowned musician and producer, Don Was, along with the legendary skateboarder and professional contemporary musician, Ray Barbee. The film also features New York skateboarders Chris Keeffe, Jahmal Williams and Brian Clarke.
DQM has collaborated with Vans to produce a very special project with the iconic Blue Note Records. Releasing this Spring and Summer, the project includes two separate, consecutive footwear releases accompanied by a film featuring Don Was, the renowned musician/ producer President of Blue Note Records, and the legendary skateboarder and jazz-inspired contemporary musician Ray Barbee.
Founded in New York in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, Blue Note Records has just celebrated 75 years recording the world’s greatest jazz. Many Blue Note albums, especially from the 1950’s and early 1960’s, are considered to the be the finest jazz recordings of all time, such that the record label name itself is now synonymous with the seminal American music form.
The Blue Note Records project produced by DQM and Vans is inspired by the rhythm and extemporization that exists similarly within music, especially jazz, and skateboarding. Equally characterized by free-form thinking, style and improvisation, the art forms of music and skateboarding share a special connection. Both start with a simple stroke of the guitar, a push on a skateboard, and from there, its flow.
The project includes consecutive Vans footwear releases produced exclusively for DQM; an OG Era LX and an OG Sk8-Hi LX style in two colorways, ‘The Colors’, releasing in store on May 8th, and online on May 11th, and ‘The Blues’, releasing later in June. The shoes are constructed in 6oz canvas yardage printed with a collage featuring cover art from Blue Note’s epic catalog; each pair is unique.
Produced in a limited edition, the Blue Note Records footwear collection will be available in men’s and women’s sizes exclusively in store at The Vans DQM General in SoHo, New York and online at dqmnewyork.com.
DQM will release its Spring 15 collection in store on Saturday, 4th April and online at dqmnewyork.com on Monday, 6th April. The collection includes outerwear, light-weight fleece, pants, woven shirts, t-shirts and hats.
We have just received a restock in the perforated leather Slip-On from Vans’ Classics collection. Available in classic black and white, the Slip-Ons feature a perforated leather upper with Vans original branding. Both colorways are available now at The General in New York.
Slip-On (Perforated Leather) - True White - $60
Slip-On (Perforated Leather) - Black - $60
All new Basics styles from Vans’ Vault collection have just arrived for the week. The new Sk8-Hi LX’s in True White and Black/White are top tier classics made from the highest grade cow leather in a shape and colors that are built to be worn every day. The new Vault Basics feature matching leather labels, waxed cotton flat laces, classic white midsoles and Vault’s signature red heel tab. Available in store only now at The Vans DQM General in New York.
The weather is finally warming up and new Spring styles from Vans’ Classics are rolling in. We’ve just received two new colorways in the comfortable and easy to wear Era 59 silhouette: Verdant Green and Dress Blues. The new style features a combination of durable 10 oz cotton canvas with white leather at the heel. Contrast stitching, matte enamel coated metal eyelets, white flat laces, and clean white midsoles round out the details. Available in store now at The Vans DQM in General New York.
We’ve just received three new silhouettes in true white from Vans California Collection. Featuring Vans’ new Vansguard weather protection treatment, the combination of 10 oz duck canvas and high-grade cow suede materials is weatherproofed for Spring showers. The new Vansguard pack includes a Sk8-Hi Reissue CA, Old Skool Reissue CA, and Era CA and is available in store only now at The Vans DQM General New York.
Vans’ Spring 15 women’s collection has started to arrive. This week’s releases include two new Sk8-Hi Slim Zips from the new Overwashed Collection. The shoes have a relaxed, vintage feel, with stone-washed twill uppers and oil-rubbed outsoles so you don’t have to break them in. With a light-weight, slimmed-down silhouette and an easy access zip at the heel, these make Spring go-to’s. Available now in Blanc and Orchid at The General New York.
Vans has collaborated with San Francisco based artist Zio Ziegler this Spring for a new Gallery collection. Inspired by 1990s graffiti, skateboard graphics, and naiive art, the 26 year old artist is known for his paintings and large-scale outdoor murals. His collection for Vans includes a Sk8-Hi Reissue, Authentic and Slip-On styles and features his graphic artwork in black and white and color. The complete footwear collection is available now at The General New York
All new Spring styles from Vans’ Classics collections are arriving in store now. Highlights this week include a new T&C Old Skool in a smooth, durable poly/cotton fabric upper with menswear inspired chambray side stripes and heel caps. In classic black and navy/captain’s blue colorways, the shoe features a padded tongue and lining, enamel coated metal eyelets, white laces and Van’s original waffle sole. Available now at The Vans DQM General in New York.
The House of Vans in Brooklyn is hosting the Anti Hero crew this Thursday, March 19th for the world premiere screening of their film produced with the Six Stair crew. Filmed whilst on an epic trip to Israel, ‘Eighteen’ accompanies Anti Hero’s larger collaboration with Vans. Bad Shit and Grindline play at the premiere on Thursday. See you there.
DQM will be releasing its Spring 15 footwear collection in collaboration with Vans next Thursday, March 19th. Made exclusively for DQM, the shoes are inspired by the brownstone row houses of New York and the North East. The history of brownstones, specifically in New York and in the shape of neighborhoods such Harlem and Park Slope in Brooklyn, has a long and celebrated past. Images of tall front stoops, curved entranceways and terraced homes in hues of red, gray and brown, conjures up a lifestyle of days gone by. Featured in hundreds of films by directors from Woody Allen to Spike Lee, brownstone buildings have become an icon, an architectural identifier, of the city.
Drawing from all the natural shades of the Jurassic sandstone material, the collection includes four styles: a Sk8-Hi 46 LX and Old Skool LX in colorways of grays and red brick/ brown. Constructed in a combination of premium leather, suede, nubuck and canvas, the shoes feature riveted brass eyelets with single tortoise glass eyelet detail, waxed flat laces, gum outsole and The General’s signature navy blue heel tab print. A custom, artist-commissioned illustration is printed on the insoles. Built for the East Coast’s Spring weather, the shoes feature water-resistant Scotchgard™ weather protection treatment.
Produced in a limited edition, the ‘Brownstones’ collection will be available in men’s and women’s sizes at The Vans DQM General in SoHo, New York and online at dqmnewyork.com on March 19th.
Photography by Dominic Neitz in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York.
The Spring collection from Vans Vault has started to arrive. We’ve just received this season’s iteration of the popular Sk8-Hi Zip style in four fresh colorways with modern styling. Available in black, white, lime green, and golden yellow, the new Sk8-Hi’s are crafted from premium leather and accented with white stitching, matching soles, rope laces and zipper pulls, and easy-access zip up backs.
Now available in store only at the General New York.
Vault Sk8-Hi Zip LX - Black
Vault Sk8-Hi Zip LX - Golden Yellow
Vault Sk8-Hi Zip LX - Lime Green
Vault Sk8-Hi Zip LX - White
A modern revival of the classic Sk8-Hi has just arrived. The new Reissue features a durable 10oz canvas construction, and is finished with leather side strips and white tongues. Classic detailing includes metal eyelets, white laces, and vulcanized soles.
Available in dress blue and tango red, the Sk8-Hi’s are now available at The Vans DQM General in New York City.
Sk8-Hi Reissue - Tango Red
Sk8-Hi Reissue - Dress Blues
The first items from Vans Spring apparel collection have started to roll in at The General New York. The Spring weather-ready releases this week feature two subtle striped pocket-tees, a medium-weight long sleeve button-up, a classic monotone work jacket, and a headdress print crew neck.
All pieces are available now in store only.
Station Jacket - Dark Slate
Meadowlark - Charcoal Heather (Head Dress)
SUR LS - Indigo (Native Stripe)
JT Merchant - Creme / Evil Blue
All new Spring footwear styles from Vans’ California Collection have just released. Two new premium Era and Slip-On styles have arrived this week. The Era CA Premium features a high-grade suede upper, accented with tortoise eyelets, waxed flat laces, and a pigskin quarter tab, available in black and glazed ginger. Also just released is the Slip-On CA HBT featuring the combination of a premium suede heel in lighter tones, and darker herringbone woven uppers in dark shadow and sable. Both styles are now available at The Vans DQM General in New York.
Both styles are now available at The Vans DQM General in New York.
Era CA - Black (Premium Suede)
Era CA - Glazed Ginger (Premium Suede)
Classic Slip-On CA HBT - Sable (Premium Suede)
Classic Slip-On CA HBT - Dark Shadow (Premium Suede)
To make way for our new Spring 2015 collection, DQM will be holding its annual warehouse and sample sale, this Saturday 21st through Tuesday 24th February. 40-80% off samples and past season DQM, HUF, Nike Tier 0, Nike SB, Adidas Skateboarding, Converse, Quiet Life, Hall of Fame, Poler, Bronze, Herschel, Levis, Fourstar and much, much more, including some special deadstock items from our eleven year old archives. Located at our Bowery store, 7 East 3rd St, between 2nd Ave and Bowery, from 10am – 7pm on Saturday, and 11am - 7pm Sunday through Tuesday. Cash and all major credit cards accepted.
Please join us this Holiday season in giving back to our community. Beginning today December 16th, through New Years Eve, come drop off any gently worn pair of shoes and we’ll give you 15% off your purchase of any new, full-priced pair at either our 3rd St, East Village store or The Vans DQM General at 93 Grand St in SoHo. We will accept men’s, women’s and kid’s shoes (of any type or brand) in lightly used, wearable condition, and we will be donating them to our neighbors at The Bowery Mission. Happy Holidays.
The Crackle Sk8-Hi Slim Zip has just arrived this week. This slimmed down version of the classic Sk8-Hi shape is constructed with a special crackle-treated suede and features a padded ankle that opens at the heel with a zipper. Both the black and white colorway come with a matching, monochromatic feel, vulcanized sole.
Available now at The Vans DQM General in New York.
Crackle Sk8-Hi Slim Zip - White - $85
Crackle Sk8-Hi Slim Zip - Black - $85
Vans has just released the ‘Work Floral Pack’ in two iconic silhouettes: the Era and the Old Skool. The Old Skool is constructed in all suede with contrast color side stripes and woven laces, while the Era is made of durable, double stitched canvas. Both of these low-profile lace ups have padded leather tongues, floral linings and are completed with white vulcanized soles and a light brown foxing stripe.
Available now at The Vans DQM General in New York.
Work Floral Old Skool - Smoked Pearl - $65
Work Floral Old Skool - Cordovan - $65
Work Floral Era - Smoked Pearl - $55
Work Floral Era - Cordovan - $55
Our latest delivery from Vans Pro Skate includes the Tony Alva Era Pro, the Steve Caballero Half Cab and two new Sk8-Hi Pro Snakeskins. The Sk8-Hi Pro combines an upper constructed of durable suede and canvas with a snakeskin like embossed leather side stripe, features padded ankles for support, and is available in navy and grey. The Alva Era Pro is also constructed of premium suede and heavyweight canvas, and features a speckled gum waffle outsole and a padded tongue embroidered with the iconic Alva script.
The Half Cab Pro is Vans’ longest running signature skate shoe; this iteration combines premium suede and perforated leather in a black/tan colorway with embossed leather labels on the tongue and ankle. All of these Pro Skate silhouettes feature UltraCush HD sockliners for advanced cushioning, along with Duracap™toe bumpers, Ollie underlays for durability, and the classic, grippy, Vans vulcanized waffle sole. The new Pro Skate line up is available now at The Vans DQM General New York.
Sk8-Hi Pro Snakeskin - Navy - $70
Sk8-Hi Pro Snakeskin - Grey - $70
Tony Alva Era Pro - Alva Rust/ Gum - $65
Steve Caballero Half Cab - Black/Tan - $75