Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jack Purcell Blue Yellow Plaid

I think I saw my mother-in-law golfing in a pair of pants that looked remarkably like these sneakers.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jack Purcell x Mackintosh at Union LA

The Jack Purcell x Mackintosh Jack Purcell.  I've been silent until now because my rash comments have gotten me into some hot water lately.  I'm fine with that.  Unofficial Jack stands behind his comments.  But I have to say, these things are growing on me.

First off, if you are like me, you wear Jacks everyday.  Everyday means sometimes it rains (even here in sunny Southern California).  If you are going to maintain the look, sport something hot, and not be sacrficing long-term looks, you need a rain gear version of the Jack Purcell.

Enter the Mackintosh.  Known as a rain gear brand, Mackintosh collabed to created a rain resistant JP built on the Johnny.  I dig the Johnny.  I like how they've maintained the lines.  I like the colors.

Available May 1 here in SoCal at Union LA for a cool $168 (ouch).  But I suppose it's better to look good than to eat.  Ol' Unofficial Jack has four kids so he may need to wait an pick these up after the buying frenzy has calmed down. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ugly Jack Purcell Award - April 2011

I hate the Undercover x Sillything Jack Purcell's.

The problem with most collabos, is they don't go far enough to modify the Jack.  The idea behind a collabo is to take the best of the sneaker and make it your own as a designer.  Most just slap a logo on it and call it a day.  The Undercover Sillything is one of the few examples of taking it too far.

Maybe I'm too old, but even though I appreciate the concept behind changing the iconic smiley face, I just can't stand it.  It's not that I mind them changing it, it's just plain ugly.  It looks cheesy, the 70's disco jacket colors are always hideous, it looks like a cartoon... in a bad way.

Seeing these things makes me want to punch that smile right off that smiley face.  Geez...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Jack Purcell Johnny Mid - 2010

Jack Purcell LP Saltwash Laces Ox

Video review of the Jack Purcell LP Saltwash Laces OX from the laboratories of the Zappos Video team, deep in the mountains of Montana (or somewhere mysterious)...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jack Purcell Month - Kickoff Party Brazil - Even MORE PICS!

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Jack Purcell Month Kick-off Party Brazil - PICS!

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 Some nice partay pics from the Festa at Club Nacional in Brazil to kick off Jack Purcell Month!  Looks like a hoot...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Converse Jack Purcell LP II Solid Pique Ox

Video review of the Jack Purcell LP II Solid Pique Ox from the dudes and dudettes at Zappos video...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jack Purcell Race-Around Tuxedo - 2008

Jack Purcell Race-Around Tuxedo's from 2008 courtesy of our pals at Hypebeast.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Jack Purcell - Brasil

CDC x Jack Purcell - Candid Box Opening

via @Nalden on Twitter... Opening up the ol' CDC Jack Purcell sneaker

"Jack Purcell in the Garden" - Sao Paolo - 4/2/2011

Not sure what this is or what is going on but how can I resist promoting it.  Since I have no way of getting my butt down to Brazil in time, here's what I know:

The festa "Jack Purcell in The Garden". The event happens at the National Club, in Pacaembu and feature special DJ set from stylist and DJ Lara Gerin, who will present their favorite hits of the 80s and 90s.

Jack Purcell in The Garden
Date: 02 April (Saturday), from 16 to 21 h
Location: Club Nacional, Calle Angatuba, 703 Pacaembu, São Paulo