Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jack Purcell x Comme De Garcons VIDEO REVIEW



Review of the Converse Jack Purcell Comme de Garcons video review courtesy of FOUNDMISSINGtv on Youtube

Monday, March 28, 2011

Converse Jack Purcell x Bodega Collabo 2007


This is what I'm talking about when it comes to collabos. This is the Bodega x Jack Purcell from 2007. If you are going to collabo, then collabo. Notice how the sneaker has been changed enough from the original to give it a new look while reflecting and respecting the original. A collabo is more than just slapping on a logo and hoping for the best. I love that they used a mid, I love the logo on the back of the shoe which is inset, I dig the fabric piece just above the side wall of the sole. Even the leather has a unique take. Even the laces get involved. Nice...


Saturday, March 26, 2011

BF Goodrich Jack Purcell - Advertising

Back before it was "Converse" Jack Purcell it was "BF Goodrich" Jack Purcell. JP's were part of that breed of shoes known as 'Rubber Company Sneakers' which were shoes made by said companies.


Keds, PF Flyers, Jack Purcells were all sneakers made by companies like Uniroyal, Firestone, and BF Goodrich, all makers of automobile & bike tires!

Here's a great article on the whole 'Rubber Company Sneakers' thing...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Comme des Garcons - Jack Purcell Advertising

Photo courtesy of @pocarisweatis

Bruno Mars Sporting Converse Jack Purcell

From the pages of the latest GQ comes Bruno Mars wearing a bunch of fancy clothing and our good friend Converse Jack Purcell.

Photo courtesy of GQ

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jack Purcell x MacKintosh Collabo

Pictures courtesy of Slamxhype

Jack Purcell Racearound 2007

I love these Jack Purcell Racearounds from 2007. Made of space-age pebble pigskin and sporting a rounded clean look. Another reason to shop for sneaks in Japan!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Converse Jack Purcell - New Sneaker Video

Converse Jack Purcell new sneaker video courtesy BagginShoes on the ol' youtube...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hanging Out with Jack Purcell on a Music Video Set - Candid

Recent Jill Scott video shoot...

Jack Purcell Advertising

Not sure if this is an ad, a brochure, or a counter card.  Either way, it's niiiiiiice...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Jack Purcell Sneaker Opening - White Canvas

Nice sneaker opening video from gadgetgal38 on the ol' youtube...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jack Purcell Jeff's Candids Black Leather

Lounging in Southern California

Hangin' in the Valley on Ventura Blvd - Suburban LA, baby!

Jack Purcell Hipster Pic

Picture courtesy of Wunderbloc.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jeff Candid Around Hollywood Town

Hitting the mean streets of Hollywood with my pal Converse Jack Purcell...
DJ Jack Purcell
Me and my John Varvatos Jack Purcell hittin the streets
Hollywood skies...

Jack Purcell - Unboxing Video Web Find

Jack Purcell unboxing of custom sneakers courtesy of jvx280zx via YouTube...


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jack Purcell Art

Not sure if this is an original sketch or some kind of photoshop-ie kind of thing.  But I dig it...


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ugly Jack Purcell Award - March 2011

The Ozzy Osbourne Collabo is blech.  That's right, I said blech.

The hi-top look is tricky with the Jack Purcell, because they tend to morph into Chuck Taylors (nothing wrong with that I suppose except make 'em Chucks then.)

I hate the totally impractical straps.  They are going for the straight jacket look but instead look like my dad's sandals from the 70's he'd wear to picnics.

I am on record as hating when they slap a stupid logo on the side.  At least it is stitched but... blech!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Jack Purcell of the Week - Victim Collabo 2009

Japanese Brand Victim hit it right with this one... Minimalist changes yet clearly different.  Nice colors, perfect.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Me and Jack Purcell Out at the Bar

Me and my best pal Jack Purcell out at the bar, playing a little video poker, and hangin' out...

Jack Purcell Hipster Pic

Photo by Krieger via ny.racked.com

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jack Purcell - Candid from Texas

A candid pic courtesy of @SMUSteffyLou on Twitter. Nothing wrong with the all white canvas and blue jeans! They know how to do Jack in Texas!

Jack Purcell EVO - Video Review

We've already talked a bit about the Jack Purcell EVO sneaker quite a bit. Here's a review snagged from the interweb courtesy of Tennis Warehouse:

Jack Purcell Unboxing Video - Web Find

From Cool16Kid on the ol' tube. Unboxing his new Jack Purcell's. Good to see that the youth of the world are coming along nicely...



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jack Purcell Hipster VID - Melia Marden for the JP Helen

Another in a series of hipster cool-cats wearing Jack Purcell sneakers. This is a vid for the HELEN sneak featuring NYC Chef Melia Marden and her restaurant "The Smile" (nice coincidence). Definitely much cooler than your pal Unofficial Jack but then again, who isn't? Nice work, well done, enjoy...

Jeff's Candid Pics Converse Jack Purcell - Gamblin', Ridin', Workin'

Monday, March 7, 2011

Converse Jack Purcell - Pics from the Planet

Photo courtesy of Theo Martins

Photo courtesy @revolutionarytj on Twitter

Photo courtesy @NikeNana13 on Twitter 

Photo courtesy Erik Westerdahl

Photo courtesy @carloscorral_s on Twitter

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jack Purcell Quote

 "It's deception that put me on top.  There are plenty of fellows who have mastered all the strokes, but I've tried to stay a notch or two ahead of them by using a little bit of trickery to throw them off balance."
-JACK PURCELL

Photo courtesy @AriSGoldberg via Twitter.  Looks to be a Converse retail store.

Jack Purcell Sneakers - Candid