November has been a crazy month for the sneaker game and the entire sneaker community around the world, from Kanyé jumping ship to Adidas in a way only Kanyé ever could to Drizzy Drake joining the Jordan family with his own line of “Air Drakes”? Maybe “Air Drizzys”? The Young Money OVO rapper hit out on Instagram late night after a concert earlier this week to let his followers know that he was the next inductee into the Jordan brand. He hasn’t just got his own colour way ow no no no, Mr Drizzy has somehow swung his own sneaker line; he even blessed us with a few quick snaps of some of the samples, although so far it appears to just be recolors of already established Jordan models, we know Tinker and Drake are in a dark dark room somewhere crafting a magnificent master piece, at least we hope.
Now we all heard the Kanyé rant about Nike which many believe to be the reason for his swift departure from Nike, now the question is will this ignite animosity between the two rappers. Only the future will tell which direction both these collaborations will take us. I’m expecting great things from both brands, now it’s just a waiting game to see who comes out on top. I’m holding a lot of hope for Kanyé, let’s face it “who else you know who jumped over the jump man?”
The unthinkable has happened and no matter how much the tumblr and twitter communities want to deny it Kanye West has move over from Nike to Adidas.
I don't think anybody really saw this coming, yes there were a few rants aimed at Nike and it was common knowledge that Kanye wasn't overly happy with things over at Nike but I for one mostly ignored this and was mainly focused on how is was going to get my hands on a pair of Red Octobers.
Things started to come to a head around two weeks ago when Kanye openly criticised Mark Parker the head of Nike at one of his concerts, now that is certainly a one way ticket to getting your self removed from the Nike family and I'm pretty sure when Kanye made his statement he knew that's exactly what he was doing. Nike are well known for pulling the sponsorship from artist just for them being seen wearing another sports brand, so that's how it ended, a public rant and an unhappy separation. Kanye blames Nike's lack of invention and that they wouldn't let him on the royalties, Nike has yet to comment and it leaves a lot of sneaker fans wondering if they are ever going to get their hands on the Red Octobers, I very much doubt it.
As the world of social media went insane over the news that Kanye was leaving Nike the immediate rumour was that he would be going to Adidas Y3 but this turned out to be only half true, he has actually ended up signing for Adidas in deal which is reported to be worth 10 million dollars. Adidas is well known for it's affiliation with Rap and Hip Hop and this legacy stretches back all the way to the 80's with RUN DMC, so it seems like a natural partnership and with the success of other Adidas lines with the likes of Missy Elliot and Snoop Dog it is something that Adidas has a lot of experience with.
The main thing people are now asking is what the new Kanye line is going to look like, will he try and make a sports version of the Givenchy look that he wears at the moment or will we something completely different from him. Hopefully Adidas will give him the space he needs to express him self fully because after a lot of talk it would be good to see what his concept are. I for one hold out high hope for the collection as I think that Adidas has the frame work to support such an artist and they have a long history of working with cutting edge designers and releasing shoes that are boundary pushing, you just have to think of the Rick Owens, Raff Simmons and Jeremy Scott collection, all of which are not design to be big sellers which is maybe something that Nike won't do.
We are sure that what ever Kanye and Adidas decide to do with the collection that the hype will still be turned up to ten and each piece will sell out, nobody is sure which shops or accounts will be picking up this new line but be sure that whether we get it or not we will certainly have some in our wardrobe.
Welcome to our new look website which after months of head sctratching and decision making is finally here. We hope that you enjoy the subtle changes we have made to the over all look and we are sure that you will find your shopping experience smoother and a lot more informative.
There are plenty of new freatures on the site which will help you along the way and due to the new back end we will be able to give you lots of great offers at the touch of a button, also you will find that we have grouped all of our clothing together as in these modern times the lines between contemporary and classic, street and formal have now been totally blurred.
To get you on your way we are offering a 20% discount code on your first full priced order, all you have to do is add intro20 at the check out to instantly receive your discount.
To wet your appetite here are a few of our new arrivals!!
The Fred Perry x Pacman polos have arrived here at Netclothing by Pilot and we are pleased to say that they are one of the stand out collaborations of this year so far. The combination of Fred Perry's clean lines and the colourful imagary of the Pacman graphic really make the polos stand out.
Each polo in the collection comes with different degrees of graphics and you can choose from a polo with just a hint of Pacman to one which has been layed out with a checker board effect featuring little Pacmen or ghosts on each square.
The collection is in store now and it will be online very soon.
We are pleased to announce that our sale has now started. Lots of items will be being added over the next few days so make sure that you keep coming back to see whats been put online. We have decided to make this an all floor sale, so which ever level you shop on there are sure to be a few bargains on there for you, whether you are looking for a new pair of Nikes or a Vivienne Westwood jacket, now is the time to buy!!
For all our rap and hip-hop music enthusiasts and even our sneaker heads if you didn’t know already Kanye West is dropping his highly anticipated album early next week on Tuesday 18th of June titled “Yeezus”. There has been a lot of hype and controversy circulating throughout the interweb the last couple months especially as the date draws closer. Rumors have been circulating that Kanye has hidden 1000 golden tickets in his upcoming album drop which entitle the holder to a pair of the unreleased all red Air Yeezy 2s. Photos have been seen on the web showcasing the red pair of Air Yeezy 2s with the 0001/1000 markings, and Kanye has also been seen sporting them himself at some of his recent performances. We don’t know how accurate the information is on the internet but I for one will have my fingers crossed when I open up my copy of the Yeezus on Tuesday.
We have had a few new brands in to the shop over the last few months and even though they are all doing really well there is one that really stands out for me and that is Illustrated People. This London based T shirt company has only been going for a few years but it has already gained plenty of support and a good solid customer base. The thing that makes Illustrated People stand out against the rest of the crowd is the uniqueness of their prints and the quality of them, where a lot of new brands rely of basic screen prints Illustrated People make use of digital printing which gives a vibrate edge to the designs. Their use of arm prints to it a fresh new idea and they kind of idea that you would expect from a well established brand. We think that Illustrated People have a bright future ahead.
Well it's Monday morning and we are excited about a few new brands that have been confirmed for next season, the one that really has my motor running is Dope Chef. This classic London brand is in the middle of a rebirth at the moment and from the pictures that we have seen it is looking incredibly on point, in fact it is looking so good there is a good chance that they will be taking over the scene pretty soon.
Now a lot people will know Dope Chef from their premium spot in Hideout, but now they have started to spread their wings a bit by opening up premium account in other parts of the country and we are happy to say that Netclothing by Pilot is one of them.
Liam Gallagher has recently come out saying he like's Harry Styles. Liam is quoted as not been a fan of the music but like's the way he parties. The legendary Pretty Green clothing front man is famous for his days of parting and tear ups, and is glad to see the new generation of pop stars having the same amount of fun as he did back in the day.