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Fast Food Food Fashion

Jack In The Box X Diamond Supply Co. Define Eat-Leisure With New Collab

With 2020 having most of us sequestered in our homes for a good portion of our waking lives, the idea of getting a fit off and letting that drip do what it does hasn’t really been a priority. Sweatsuits and other loungewear have been our daily uniforms, making cozy vibes or “athliesure” the default of our fashion senses.

Recognizing this seismic shift in our sartorial options, legendary skate and streetwear outfit, Diamond Supply Co., has linked with Jack In The Box to release a saucy take on what they call “Eat-Leisure.” The result is a fast food take on the classic tracksuit, rife with all the iconic details that Diamond is known for: teal splashes and diamond embellishments, all paired with bold Jack in the Box branding and 3M reflective detailing. Trust, cozy never had this much flavor.

If you’re looking to hop into this cushy set of Eat-Leisure apparel, it will only be available via drawing on the ​NTWRK IOS and Android app​, with the drawing being open from 12/2 at 12 PM PST to 12/9 at 12PM PST.

Check out all the deets of this tracksuit in the pics below:

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Art Culture Drinks Food Fashion

PERRIER and Takashi Murakami Collaborate on a Limited Edition Collection

In the spirit of all things bubbly, PERRIER carbonated mineral water and world renowned visual artist, Takashi Murakami join together to create a line of limited edition PERRIER x Takashi Murakami glass bottles featuring the artist’s original artwork.  

The merging of two worlds will take PERRIER’s iconic green glass bottles and adorn them with Murakami’s vibrant and playful art style, making these great statement pieces for serious and casual collectors alike.  The special bottles also feature the artist’s well-known characters Kaikai and Kiki, in some iterations. Murakami is just the latest artist to collaborate with PERRIER, joining a gallery of icons like Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali, who have created pieces with the French water brand over their 150-year long history.  

While the full range of PERRIER x Murakami bottles and cans are available now at retailers nationwide, fans can grab the hottest merch from this momentous collaboration, which include apparel and accessories — exclusively at ComplexLand, the first-of-its-kind digital experience art and music festival, beginning today, December 7, 2020. Virtual visitors will also have the chance to participate in a virtual scavenger hunt, with a Murakami signed collectible as the prize.

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Design Fast Food Food Fashion

KFC Indonesia Has A New Merch Collection With SANDALBOYZ

In recent years, the roads that have separated streetwear and the food industry have continued to converge. Restaurants with a hyped following have collaborated with popular streetwear brands to create limited edition collections for the truly dedicated fans who enjoy what they wear, as much as the food they eat. KFC Indonesia and Los Angeles-bred streetwear company, SANDALBOYZ are the most recent brands to come together for a capsule rooted in community.

Apparently, the popularity of The Colonel’s fried chicken is on a different scale in Asia, particularly Indonesia, which has grown to over 750 storefronts since its arrival in 1979. Despite being a young company based in Los Angeles, SANDALBOYZ holds some cultural heritage within Indonesia, while also having their manufacturing efforts within the country. Both brands want to continue and emphasize an expression of family and community, with the KFC signature bucket serving as its inspiration.

The result of this collaboration from the two brands is a full clothing capsule, featuring the signature SANDALBOYZ Court Slide, along with tees, hoodies, shorts, and socks.

To celebrate the collection’s launch, there will be a pop-up shop on December 14, 2019, where fans who purchase a “Pop Up Combo” at the 12 particiating KFC locations in Jakarta until December 12 will receive an entry wristband. This Indonesia exclusive capsule collection will only be available at the SANDALBOYZ x KFC pop-up at the KFC Kemang store in Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

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Food Fashion

Express Your Funyuns Fandom With Their New Pocket Tee

If you’re invested in fashion, you’ve probably heard the phrase “Clothes are a reflection of your personality.” I often think about this as I pick my clothes out for the day. As I drearily thrift through my closet, wondering where all my clothes are (in the laundry hamper), I can’t help but ponder: What piece of fabric properly mirrors my mood? Am I feeling like a busy pattern? Do I want to wear shorts? Should I check the weather? Wait, it’s raining? And, most importantly: how the hell do I properly pronounce my love of Funyuns to the world? 

The apparent answer arrived to the Foodbeast office recently.

I watched my editor, Reach Guinto, slice open a box and pull out a smaller box emblazoned with the Funyuns logo. Inside sat three bags of Funyuns and enough packing paper to drown in, just in case the two layers of boxes weren’t enough to keep those chips safe. Upon investigating, we saw that one of the bags, the bigger one, lay open, so we picked that one to dig into first.

Inside sat not a salty snack, but more packing paper. Thankfully, one thing is for sure, Funyuns knows how to keep a package safe. But more importantly, under that, finally unfortified, sat the crown jewel: a Funyuns pocket tee. But not just any pocket tee.

It’s bright yellow, with a Funyuns logo front and center, and a clever nutrition facts-based tag. The pièce de résistance of it, though, is the Funyuns bag-sized pocket sitting front and center. 

At long last, me and every other hot Funyuns fanatic can keep a fresh bag on deck for when necessity calls. This is the only time we’ll be united, except when we’re all in the hospital together for destroying our stomach linings. Who knew a t-shirt could be so unifying!

For now, the shirts are only available if you keep your eyes peeled on their Twitter as they’ll be giving some away in the coming days.

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Culture Food Fashion What's New

Cheetos And Forever 21 Unleash A Flamin’ Hot Clothing Collection

Photos: Pete Pham

Cheetos, the cheesy snack with a cult following and fast fashion powerhouse, Forever 21, have linked up to release a seasonal collection of clothes that scream summertime hijinks. Stay on trend and on fuego with the fits with a capsule collection that celebrates the fun of Cheetos, minus the orange-dusted fingertips.

Launching today, June 6th, the limited-edition collection will consist of flamin’ hot gear the likes of graphic tees, shorts, swimsuits, crop tops, socks and slides. Comprised of women’s and men’s styles, the collection will be available online and at Forever 21 stores nationwide and will retail from $5 to $30. Check out the pics below for a glimpse into what’s in store for Cheetos fans.

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Culture Fast Food Food Fashion

HUF Skateboarding’s Latest Collection Is An Exclusive Burger Tribute To Popeye

Many fondly remember Popeye the Sailor cartoon by the hero’s favorite snack to get brolic on his foes — spinach. In an unlikely tribute to the sailor with a penchant for greens, HUF recently dropped a capsule collection centered around him and other characters of the cartoon. Additionally, the collection was treated to an exclusive burger from Los Angeles burger haven, The Golden State, to help promote it.

Dubbed ‘The Wimpy Burger’ in honor of Wimpy, the burger-mooching character, it’s delectably built with grilled onions, bacon bits, and creamed spinach as a nod to Popeye, all on top of a brioche bun. Peep the juicy deets above to understand the full magnitude of just how munch-worthy this burger is and then go to both  Los Angeles-area locations of The Golden State and thank me later.

As for the clothing collection, expect the same polished street-inspired skate apparel from HUF, as it’s highlighted by socks, a beanie, button-up shirt, and hoodie, amongst others, all emblazoned with Popeye iconography and characters such as Olive Oil and Wimpy. Check out some images of the collection below and consider these jawnz as your spinach to flex on folks.

 

Photos: HUF Worldwide
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New #Heineken100 Clothing Collection Links With Influential Streetwear Shop

As the synergetic relationship between food and fashion (namely streetwear) becomes even more pronounced, so do the significant projects that come to fruition as a result. An excellent example of such would be Heineken beer’s #Heineken100 program. Now in it’s ninth year, the #Heineken100 program has been responsible for some of the coolest collaborations between the unlikely industries. This time around, Heineken extends its reach to one of the most influential clothing boutiques in the world, UNION, to create the “Green Collar” collection.

Taking heavy cues from workwear, the elevated interpretations of the “Green Collar” collection meet at the intersection of function and style. The results are six pieces, including a tiger camo chore coat, hoodie with dramatic, zippered side vents, and a pair of limited-edition Keds sneakers.

The “Green Collar” collection debuted this past Saturday, December, 1st, at UNION’s flagship location in Los Angeles, and their Tokyo, Japan location. Online launch is today, however, so for those that missed out at the physical store locations should make sure to cop quickly.

For a full rundown and pictures of the “Green Collar” collection, see below:

  • UNION x #HEINEKEN100 CHORE COAT $380.00: Made with a contemporary boxy and oversized fit to help balance the vintage wash and fabric, this chore coat provides a fresh take on the typical long fit style of the past (Available in two colorways & a Tokyo exclusive)
  • UNION x #HEINEKEN100 CHINO PANT $280.00With pants being either too baggy or slim, this Chino Pant is the “Goldie Locks Effect,” something just right with its very subtle carrot fit (Available in two colorways & a Tokyo exclusive)
  • UNION x #HEINEKEN100 PULLOVER HOODED SWEATSHIRT $280.00Made with beautiful reverse weave fabric from Japan, this sweatshirt has the front pocket removed for a cleaner look in addition to a single zip down on one side to add flair (Available in three colorways).
  • UNION x #HEINEKEN100 T-SHIRT $55.00Made with 100% cotton and fitting true to size, this classic staple features Heineken’s iconic leaf and hops arrangement stylized as the UNION logo, with the play-on-words “Got Hops” as the slogan, helping tie together the entire capsule collection (Available in two colorways).
  • UNION x #HEINEKEN100 HAT $60.00Versatile and classic, this skate hat provides the finishing touch to any casual fit (Available in two colorways).
  • #HEINEKEN100 PRO-KED SNEAKERS $90.00Made from durable 12.5 oz canvas with contrast stitching and recently remastered for an enhanced fit, the Royal Hi has a molded footbed with open cell foam for breathability finished with a classic gum vulcanized white outsole and Heineken’s iconic Green for the heel hit.

 

 

 

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Hit-Or-Miss

For Food and Streetwear Fashion, The Collaboration Makes Perfect Sense

A KFC merchandise collaboration with legendary streetwear designer Nigo. Nigo’s own A Bathing Ape brand links up with Heineken to create a limited edition capsule of clothes and accessories. High end streetwear house and sneaker boutique KITH re-imagining Coca-Cola merchandise into smart and ultimately cool clothes. All unlikely partnerships, really, but beyond the surface, the union of food and streetwear fashion absolutely makes sense.

As discussed in the latest episode of the Foodbeast podcast, The Katchup, such a marriage of two cultures is a burgeoning wave that’s set to disrupt how we view and consumer brand partnerships. With the help of special guest Mile Canares of ComplexCon, the conversation unpacks the similarities between food and fashion and why their union is creating such an impact on today’s culture and will continue to do so going forward. From streetwear being the blueprint for today’s restaurateurs to hype dictating much of both industries, there is no stone left unturned in this examination of the dynamic between the two.

And as initially mentioned, this improbable harmony of food and fashion has produced some quality products. Here’s a list of some of the best collabswe’ve seen thus far between the food industry and streetwear.

10. KITH x Coca-Cola

 

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9. Pizza Hut x The Shoe Surgeon

 

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8. KFC Limited 2017

 

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7. Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese Food) x Moncler

 

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6. McDonald’s x Colette

 

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5. Nike x Momofuku & David Chang

 

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4. Chinatown Market x Howlin’ Rays

 

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3. Heineken x A Bathing Ape

 

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2. KFC x Human Made

 

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1. Takashi Murakami x ComplexCon

 

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