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For Chapter 2 of the Ronnie Fieg for Sebago Summer 2013 line, a new style is introduced, The Almani. I designed a new upper that I feel adds a bit of newness to a classic that can be worn with a more of an athletic mindset. I split the upper so there can be a saddle piece, it adds a little character and detail that blends well with classic features. The translucent bright orange outsole pops with great contrast as it sits below a charcoal leather upper. Leather lined, hand sewn priced at $115 USD.

This is the second year for the Vincent. It comes back in a salmon rich suede/premium grey beeswax leather Campside upper on a classic white Dockside outsole. I always liked the 4 eyelet Campside upper, it makes the shoe more wearable and a little more street friendly. The last time I used salmon on a Sebago shoe was 4 years ago, I felt like it was time for some more salmon. Leather lined and hand sewn priced at $125 USD.

Check out Chapter 2 of the Spring/Summer 2013 Ronnie Fieg for Sebago line at RonnieFieg.com and Kith NYC stores starting today.

Coming soon…

I was recently joined by the Inqmind team on one of their recent trips to New York. This was definitely one of my favorite interviews as we were able to sit down and touch on a lot of topics about myself and Kith. Thanks again to Michael Bercasio and the whole team behind Inqmind. Be sure to read the full length interview here and let me know your thoughts below.

There are very few brands that have stuck to their roots and continue to stay true. Sebago is definitely one of those brands, no question. You might know about my collaborative efforts with Sebago since June of 2010 when The Nexus Project launched. It goes much further than that, I was selling Sebago ever since the mid 90′s and I’ve been in love with the product ever since.

This capsule marks the 6th season of Ronnie Fieg for Sebago collections. I find that the more I work with this brand, the more I feel like both names are synonymous. This collection consists of 8 styles, all of which are very different from one another. For the first installment, I chose to release the Schooner in blotched camouflage leather and an oily coffee brown leather Dockside. This version of the Dockside is as classic as you will find but with a premium twist, and the Schooner is a new upper that is a bit different from what I have worked on in the past. The extra quarter panel comes across and up the toe adds some body and provides a different feel for the traditional boat shoe. The Schooner sits on a white Campside outsole which is my personal favorite for deck soles, the mini wedge is a perfect detail to differentiate the Schooner from the rest.

Both styles are crafted with a handsewn moccasin construction and made with full grain leather. Details include functional rawhide laces and leather socklining. The Schooner retails for $130 USD, while the Dockside can be picked up for $115 USD. Check out both styles now at Kith NYC stores and RonnieFieg.com.

I recently caught up with the team over at STATUS Magazine for a quick interview in their latest issue. Be sure to pick up the current issue on stands now or check out the web version to see what we discussed. Thanks to all involved! Photo by William Yan.
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“Ronnie Fieg is a native New Yorker, but calls Miami Beach his ‘second home.’ As the creative force and founder behind Kith NYC, Fieg sought to combine his passion of sports, streetwear and ultimately, two cities. Cue the “East Coast Project,” the latest endeavor from Kith that collaborates with select brands –Play Cloths, Herschel, Just Don, and Tina Catherine, to name a few – to celebrate the heritage of both Miami and New York. Hypebeast sat down with Fieg to elaborate on his thought process behind the project, which admittedly, reveals much to admire. From favorite sports teams to the scheduling of the release, no influence for the East Coast Project goes untouched. Enjoy the video above. Check the collection now over at Kith NYC.” -Hypebeast

The Kith East Coast Project takes the collaboration concept far beyond expectations. This speciality collection features standout custom-created headwear, outerwear, shirts, luggage and eyewear that each carry iconic team colors representing two distinct cities. Partners like Play Cloths, Just Don, Golden Bear, Stance, Stampd, Herschel Supply Co. and Tina Catherine have all worked closely with Kith to create a carefully curated range of ‘New York City’ and ‘Miami Beach’ themed pieces. Made to complement one another as well as operate individually, each item captures the spirit of the two cities on the same coast with very different paces, but with a shared taste. Limited quantities have been available at the Kith Miami pop-up store from May 2nd to May 10th, following with a Manhattan and Brooklyn launch at Kith locations as well as online at KithNYC.com at 11am EST on May 10th.

Written by: Gary Warnett

 

NEW YORK CITY (April 30th, 2013) — The Kith East Coast Project celebrates one coast and two cities with a unique approach to dual-brand designs. Launching in the Kith Miami pop-up store on May the 2nd, before they arrive in both Kith New York stores on May 10th, the new colorways and material executions of the ASICS Gel Lyte III are some of the best to date and they’re arriving accompanied by an ambitious and carefully curated capsule collection that takes the collaboration concept to the next level.

Based on Ronnie Fieg’s love of the city that made him and the other city he loves, two of the most iconic team color combinations ever are presented with uncompromising approaches to fit and quality. The ASICS Gel Lyte III is the shoe that changed running shoe design forever — from the tongue to the “caged” reflective panel to the midsole densities to the heel — as performance stepped into the 1990s. The split-tongued, comfort-driven cult classic is perfect for wear in cool and warm climates and its versatility is celebrated in this Kith duo.

RONNIE FIEG x ASICS “NEW YORK CITY” GEL LYTE III

The Ronnie Fieg ‘New York City’ ASICS Gel Lyte III blends a perforated pigskin toebox and quarter panel with a soft nubuck quarter and heel counter. Woven mesh, a light grey midsole, 3M stripes and “eyes” on the toe, plus an instantly recognizable duo of blue and orange is a perfectly executed combination.

RONNIE FIEG x ASICS “MIAMI BEACH” GEL LYTE III

The Ronnie Fieg ‘Miami Beach’ ASICS Gel Lyte III is made from a microperf nubuck with a woven mesh toebox and collar. The orange 3M stripes, “eyes” on the toe and heel panel complement the luxurious feel perfectly and the white plastic eyelets set off a definitive football color palette.

For this pack the legendary comfort of the Gel Lyte III is elevated with the addition of a newly developed, sewn-in memory foam comfort footbed that was created specially for the East Coast Project collection. A first time creation for ASICS. Each shoe comes packed with a pair of custom-created ‘New York City’ or ‘Miami Beach’ “Just Stance” ultralight cotton, super invisible socks with embroidered detailing and ultralight cushioning. For extra wear options, a flat lace and two sets of custom round laces that weave in the key colors of the given cities are also included. The full sneaker and sock set will retail for $145 USD.

The Ronnie Fieg x ASICS East Coast Project ‘New York City’ and ‘Miami Beach’ releases will go on sale in limited numbers alongside the full capsule collection exclusively at the Kith Miami pop-up store on Thursday, May 2nd through May 10th each day. The Miami pop-up store itself will be divided into two parts, the two adjacent storefronts will have the Miami side open from 11am to 3pm and the next door New York side of the location open from 4pm to 8pm.

Then on May 10th, the “Miami Beach” colorway will hit Kith Brooklyn only and the “New York City” colorway will hit Kith Manhattan only, as well with both colorways releasing online at KithNYC.com at 11am EST.

Kith Pop-Up “New York”
1629 Jefferson Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Kith Pop-Up “Miami”
1627 Jefferson Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Starting May 2nd up until May 10th, the East Coast Project and the Miami pop-up is just the start of something: “This is the appetizer…”

A salute to the greatest city on earth and a tribute to the city that Kith considers a second home. #ECP

Each look was shot by photographer and creative 13thWitness in New York City with style and direction by Mellany Sanchez.

Written by: Gary Warnett

 

NEW YORK CITY (April 29th, 2013) — The Kith East Coast Project takes the collaboration concept far beyond expectations with all the extended family involved. Accompanying the Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte III ‘New York City’ and ‘Miami Beach’ editions, this capsule collection goes to include custom-created headwear, outerwear, shirts, luggage and eyewear that each carry iconic team colors.

Partners like Play Cloths, Just Don, Golden Bear, Stance, Stampd, Herschel Supply Co. and Tina Catherine have all worked closely with Kith to create this carefully curated range of ‘New York City’ and ‘Miami Beach’ themed pieces. Made to complement one another as well as operate individually, each item captures the spirit of the two cities on the same coast with very different paces, but with a shared taste.

Limited quantities will launch at the Kith Miami pop-up store on May 2nd, following with the Manhattan and Brooklyn Kith locations on May 10th as well as online at KithNYC.com. As far as Ronnie Fieg is concerned, it’s just the beginning: “This was supposed to be an intro to the store I want to open in Miami.”

The collection will debut in Miami with special guests to complement the very special products that are going on sale. The Miami pop-up store itself will be divided into two parts, the two adjacent store fronts will have the Miami side open from 11am to 3pm and the next door New York side of the location open from 4pm to 8pm. Each location is outfitted with staple items and installations that make each city what it is. Consider the bar officially raised as May begins. #ECP

Each look was shot by photographer and creative 13thWitness in New York City with style and direction by Mellany Sanchez.

Kith Pop-Up “New York”
1629 Jefferson Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Kith Pop-Up “Miami”
1627 Jefferson Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

ASICS

Both the ASICS Gel Lyte III East Coast Project Kith colorways — the ‘New York City’ and ‘Miami Beach’ — bring two iconic colorways and uncompromising material executions to this cult classic silhouette. With a new memory foam comfort footbed and a pair of Just Stance sneaker socks, plus two sets of custom-commissioned round laces alongside the flat laces, these are some of the strongest Ronnie Fieg x ASICS designs to date. The full set ($145), sneakers and collaborative socks, come together for this one of kind package with each purchase of the shoes.

KITH NYC

The Kith East Coast Project collection considers full coverage from city to city in a handful of unique designs that are linked by their quality as well as their colors. The Madison Windbreaker ($110) debuts for ECP, made from a lightweight nylon, with some eye-catching color blocking, asymmetrical sleeve cuffs and a drawstring hood that gives it a throwback style that’s still on point. The Stanton Sweatshort ($75) is a popular Kith creation that’s made in New York with a slim fit, cuffed detailing, lightweight french terry construction and cotton stripes that’s part of the pack in two colors. The Jefferson Tank ($42) is made from 100% cotton with stripe detailing and a flattering fit for hot weather wear in any location, accompanied by two t-shirts ($45) that are embellished with the freshly created Kith New York and Kith Miami logos and finished with printed neck labels for extra comfort. Finishing the Kith pieces come two towels ($65) featuring Miami and New York themed coloring with “Just Us” motto branding and made with premium heavy weight cotton that is extra

JUST DON EXCLUSIVES

Don C’s Just Don line has reinvented the hat accessory with their luxurious takes on staple snapback caps ($400 – $450). New York and Miami are represented for the East Coast Project in a handful of ultra-limited exclusives, with the wool and denim crowns complemented by real python skin peaks and premium lambskin leather underbills, with gold plated buckles on matching python straps. Specially created East Coast Project pins are added onto each custom creation to make these a true must-have product.

KITH x TINA CATHERINE

The Kith x Tina Catherine East Coast Project takes on the timeless Chelsea ($250) frame sunglasses. The frames are hand built in Japan in the same factory that creates the world’s finest eyewear. The matte grey frame’s acetate base,
stainless steel 5-barrel hinges and etched Kith branding on the interior arms deliver superior attention-to-detail. The blue to orange or teal to orange gradient options on the polarized lenses add a unique addition to an essential accessory to take on the glare of a New York summer or Miami living.

KITH X STAMPD “JUST DOPE”

Created in partnership with Chris Stamp of LA’s Stampd brand, the Just Dope line gets colorful for the first time to celebrate the East Coast Project, with a Miami-themed tank ($42) and a New York-themed tee ($45) that are made in Los Angeles. Those apparel pieces are accompanied by two snapback caps ($52) in corresponding colors, fully lined for extra comfort and finished with underbill detailing.

KITH x STANCE “JUST STANCE”

Made by Stance exclusively for the East Coast Project, the ‘New York City’ and ‘Miami Beach’ Just Stance sock ($10) is super invisible and made from a light cotton with embroidered detailing, under foot branding and ultralight cushioning. Sold separately or packaged with the correlating ASICS Gel Lyte III colorways, Stance’s emphasis on fit and detail is unparalleled.

RONNIE FIEG x HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO.

Herschel Supply Co. have gained a reputation for quality and value with their expanding range of bag designs. Created with Ronnie Fieg, the East Coast Project backpacks ($95) have supercharged with a 3M trim on the straps for extra visibility and main body, connecting these bags to the reflectivity on the shoes in the capsule collection, plus a chambray lining and leather zip pull. Each bag uses a heavy weight cotton canvas body for true durability and a rubber diamond sewn in on the front. Both colorways offer enough space to accommodate everyday necessities with ease.

KITH x PLAY CLOTHS “JUST PLAY”

Play Cloths represents a new approach to streetwear and adds a special guest to the East Coast Project’s launch. Pusha T and Ronnie Fieg have created a t-shirt ($45) for New Yorkʼs weather and tank-top ($42) for Miamiʼs climate that features new takes on the Play Cloths mascot. The Play Cloths character is now seen in motion as a print graphic sporting the ASICS Gel Lyte III ‘Miami Beach’ and ‘New York City.’

KITH x GOLDEN BEAR

Golden Bear has been making the ultimate jackets since 1922 from their San Francisco facilities. The East Coast Project jackets ($250) for Kith are beautifully crafted spring weight cotton throwbacks to when sportswear went the distance in style. With chain stitched Kith chest logos and soft calfskin leather shoulder inserts, these designs take to the classic New York and Miami palettes with ease. Each jacket is perfect for an effortless look during the warmer transitional months.

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After 8 months of working extremely hard on this project, we finally bring Kith to Miami. I am bringing 20 of my favorite people down to Miami beach to kick it for 10 days. Come to the shop, hang out and check the collaborative products with ASICS, Just Don, Tina Catherine, Stampd, Stance, Herschel Supply Co., Play Clothes, Golden Bear and more. Stay tuned for the look book coming soon.