Categories / Men's Fashion, Sportswear

Nike Elite Vintage trainers reissued as a Size? exclusive


A 1970s running shoe is back on the market in two colourways as a Size? exclusive – the Nike Elite Vintage trainers.

It was 1976 when the shoe first appeared and is back now with looks very reminiscent of the era. The upper is a mix of suede and nylon, with contrasting detailing and 'swoosh', vintage mid sole, waffle out sole and fan tongue.

£55 gets you a pair in either shade – see the other over the page.

Find out more at the Size? website

Also, if you are a Nike fan, check out the Nike Vintage '70 – '80 book, which you can buy here. It's a Japanese imported book that covers pretty much everything in the company's range between those years. It sells in the UK for £29.50.

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Categories / Bags, Men's Fashion, Music

Comme des Garcons x The Beatles clothing and accessories range


It's made in very limited numbers in Japan, it's made by Comme des Garcons and it has the Fab Four's official stamp on it. You just know this Comme des Garcons x The Beatles clothing and accessories range isn't going to come cheap.

But if you love the band and like a bit of exclusivity, it could be for you. The range includes Apple / The Beatles-branded t-shirts, polo shirts and a rather pricey, but very eye-catching transparent tote bag, which you can see over the page.

But the most interesting design is this reworked Comme des Garçons x The Beatles Spring Court plimsoll. We have featured the originals in the past, which were popular with '60s mods and worn by John Lennon on the cover of Abbey Road. The new version has both the Apple and Beatles logos, plus the exclusivity of course. However, this limited edition is almost three times the price of the basic version at £110, so maybe for the hardcore fan only.

Find out more at the End Clothing website

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Categories / Art and Photography, Film and TV

Battle of the Planets limited edition prints by Hand Drawn Creative at Etsy


If you feel nostalgia for confusing Japanese / American animations of the 1980s, you just might like these Battle of the Planets prints by Hand Drawn Creative at Etsy.

Hand Drawn Creative is Belfast illustrator Neal McCullough, who has drawn for everyone from Time magazine to CBeebies. But right now, his attention is focused on cult cartoon (and owner of the finest intro ever) Battle of the Planets.

Jason is above, with Mark and Princess over the page. All are A3 giclée prints, all are priced at £20, as well as being limited to 20, signed and numbered by the artist. Other characters will follow throughout the year.

Find out more at the Hand Drawn Creative Etsy store

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Vintage Tsukesage Kimono from Lascivious

There's no doubt that a vintage kimono is a classic investment piece that will last a lifetime. This Tsukesage Kimono from luxury lingerie purveyors Lascivious ensures you'll makes a serious style statement even when lounging around the house.

Lascivious source their vintage silk kimonos from Japan and this one dates from the 1970's. It's made from 100% silk and decorated with hand-painted cherry blossoms, so will confer a certain movie-star aura that your dressing gown really can't compete with.

A luxurious and unique item like this doesn't come cheap – the kimono is £275.

Take a look in more detail on the Lascivious website.

Categories / Cars and Bikes, eBay watch

eBay watch: Nissan Pao retro-styled car


Despite talking about it as far back as 2006, we haven't really featured the Nissan Pao much on the site. Until now that is, as one has just come up on eBay.

The Pao is generally referred to as a 'retro wagon', a fairly roomy vehicle that was launched in Japan around the same time as the equally retro Nissan Figaro. However, unlike the Figaro, not many of these have been imported to the UK, so they are far less common.

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