Nike SB Wildcards Pack
Paying retrospective tribute to the era of ‘rap fashion’ and the influential legacy of West Coast hip-hop induced street culture, the latest Nike SB clothing Wildcards pack is one that turns its creative attention to plush ‘90s fabrics, amplified textures and the allure of throwback inline styles with respect to contemporary skate clothing.
Loyal to modern day trends and to the favourability of yesteryear aesthetics, the Nike SB Wildcards release merges past with present to celebrate a legacy of cross-cultural styling. Inspired by the visionary works of artists such as NYC’S Wu-Tang Clan and Bones Thugs-n-Harmony, films such as ‘Poetic Justice’ and ‘Juice’ as well as by the fashionable legacy associated with the likes of skaters such as P-Rod and the multifaceted Chad Muska, the Wildcards collection offers a sentimental step back in time to bring fabrics such as velour and wool flannel blends back into the limelight. Baggier cuts and rehashed track-and-field staples remain true to the laid back appeal of ‘90s sport styling, with oversized loungewear favourites returning in honour of the colder months of the year. An era that also brought about the court-to-concrete success of favoured footwear such as the Nike Blazer and ‘Back to the Future’ featured low-top Nike Bruin, the late ‘80s and early ‘90s remains a period of continued prestige for the internationally admired skatewear brand.
New for FW21, and honouring the brand’s proactive ‘Move to Zero’ initiative, the Nike SB Velour Jacket is a full-zip profile crafted from at least 75% recycled polyester and ultimately inspired by ‘90s era courtside apparel. Merging track jacket intricacies with the soft touch charm associated with team sport jerseys from the archive, the Nike SB Velour Jacket arrives in two unique colourways of either noble green and black or sail and black. Both colour blocked, split panel profiles feature contrast piped trims, with the ovalised Swoosh chest logo styled with noted reference to the preferred 1990’s basketball team kit emblem.
For quick and easy everyday wear, new season layers such as the textured Nike SB Plaid Crewneck Sweater is styled with a holiday-season inspired checkered composure and an embossed velour finish for noted ‘90s inspiration, whilst the darkened Nike SB Crewneck Sweatshirt combines throwback courtside design with odes to oversized ‘80s and ‘90s era sports graphics. Both designs are tailored to a relaxed fit with shape retaining rib knit trims across the cuffs, hemline and casual crew collar retaining all the much loved charm associated with the bygone era of skate, basketball and hip-hop.
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