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Chapter 3 of the Ronnie Fieg for Sebago line continues with the Almani ($115 USD), consisting of a split upper and classic features. The shoe is designed with a bold blue pig suede upper and a translucent charcoal Dockside outsole with matching waxed laces. The Vincent ($125 USD) brings in an all black nubuck upper and a classic white Dockside outsole sitting below. The key design make up is the whip stitch around the toe for a true original look. Both shoes include leather lining, leather branded insoles and a hand sewn construction for true durability.

Check out Chapter 3 of the Spring/Summer 2013 Ronnie Fieg for Sebago line at RonnieFieg.com and Kith NYC stores starting today at 11am EST.

The last three or four summers I found myself wanting a short sleeve french terry sweatshirt, on some Rocky shit. I found a few options by different brands over the years but there was always something off with the piece, whether it was the fabric or fit, they just weren’t right. The length of the body and sleeves on a short sleeve crew are important to keep proportionate. So I’ve had an idea for this cut for a while, I just needed good fabric and a pattern maker to work with and execute correctly. Along comes the young genius, David Obadia. His brainchild BWGH has become one of those brands that has evolved right in front of our eyes. In a short period of time BWGH has become one of my favorite apparel brands and continues to grow on me daily. His attention to detail and taste in fabric and quality has really impressed me over the last couple of years, traits of a true designer. We starting working on “The Boxer” about six months ago and they’re finally ready to release. The “Just” and “Us” logos are executed separately to emphasize how important each of the two words are in a phrase that will represent the Kith brand for many years to come. The Boxer Short Sleeve Crews are limited to 72 pieces per color.

It all started about three months ago when we needed to design a flag to hang outside the Kith Soho shop under the scaffolding (which is coming down next week!). We needed a staple flag to represent the shop, something clean that we would turn into a concept for apparel and other pieces in the near future. The flag for the outside of the shop came out dope, black with black stripes and white Kith logo. Clean but bold, exactly what the brand stands for. Months later comes the first Kith Flag tee, the first of an ongoing saga that will continue soon. The Kith Flag Tee is limited to 72 pieces.

All three pieces will be available at Kith NYC locations and KithNYC.com at 11am EST today, with the Ronnie Fieg X BWGH products retailing for $105 USD and the Kith 4th of July Tee for $45 USD.

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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.