CLOT for Converse First String Chang Pao Collection

CLOT for Converse First String Chang Pao Collection

Monday, October 28, 2013 by Wendy Lam

Photography: Mia Haggi @ DDT

Hong Kong based streetwear brand CLOT has once again collaborated with Converse First String to release the Chang Pao sneaker collection for Holiday 2013. This marks the fifth time Converse collaborates with the Asian streetwear label, this time putting the focus on the iconic 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette. The new collection was inspired by CLOT’s ideology of East meets West, and draws direct influence from the Chang Pao traditional Chinese formal wear dating back to the Qing Dynasty. I love that CLOT always keeps to its Asian roots, represent!

The CLOT for Converse First String Chang Pao collection features a blue suede and white canvas edition of the “Chuck 70s” sneaker, each rendered with a classic gum sole, which has become a signature of the CLOT for Converse collaborative works. Classic detailing is brought to life with three Chang Pao-inspired buttons stitched on the lateral upper and through gold, silver and white accents on the eyestays, giving the sneaker an authentic Chinese feel. The collection also features the premium elements of the “Chuck 70” sneaker, including an elevated foxing, added cushioning and a substantial toe box for added comfort, and comes with special packaging including a printed dust bag and a shoe box with gold foil lid.

The CLOT for Converse First String Chang Pao sneaker collection will be available in limited quantities beginning on Thursday, October 31 at the exclusive Juice Pop-Up store in Los Angeles at 7667 Melrose Ave, the only US retailer to feature the product. The product will also launch at Juice in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, November 2 and at select Converse First String retailers across the globe on Friday, November 8. The sneakers will retail for HK$999 and will be available in men’s sizing from US 5-11. Dope!

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