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Panda Express x Anti Social Social Club Apparel Is Dropping REAL SOON

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Fans of streetwear and orange chicken will have a pretty big reason to be excited this weekend.

Panda Express has announced its first-ever collaboration with popular streetwear brand Anti Social Social Club.

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The apparel will feature both brands’ logo joined together with Panda Express’ most popular menu item: Orange Chicken. Items include hoodies, hats, and t-shirts.

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Anyone wanting to cop some of this exclusive merch will need to visit Antisocialsocialclub.com on Saturday, July 11 at 8:00am PST, where the collaboration sale will go live and remain until supplies last. With how prolific both brands are, we can’t imagine that being for more than 5 minutes, to be honest. Better set those alarms, folks.

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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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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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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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KFC’s Latest Merch Collaboration Is With Iconic Streetwear Designer NIGO

As the worlds of fashion and food become ever more congruent these days, we’re seeing some top notch collaborations that are churning out quality clothing collections from the likes of McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Heineken. Linking up with lauded fashion labels like Colette, BAPE, and KITH, food brands are treating their fans to some hype-worthy gear that goes beyond the typically mundane merchandise that’s been offered for years.

Raising the bar on this convergence of cultures, KFC has linked up with legendary Japanese streetwear fashion designer, NIGO, to create the Human Made x KFC clothing collection. The collection consists of a hoodie, racing jacket, pocket tee and more. With Human Made’s penchant for creating clothing inspired by Americana and workwear aesthetics, the collaboration with a legacy American fast food brand such as KFC makes sense.

To cop the whole collection, make sure to stop by the immersive KFC Hypebeast shopping experience at the KFC restaurant located at 242 E. 14th Street, New York on November 16. NIGO will also be on hand to interact with fans and sign pieces from the collection.

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The Halal Guys Drop A Shoe Collab Based On Their Popular Sauces

Sneakerheads and hardcore The Halal Guys fans alike will be fighting to get their hands on pairs of the street food icon’s newest collab.

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A joint project between Clarks, NYC boutique Extra Butter, and The Halal Guys, the above shoes bring as much heat as a packet of the chain’s legendary red sauce. It’s fitting, then, that the two colorways for the shoes are based on the spicy and white sauces that grace the platters of meat and rice the New York legend is heralded for.

These “Halalabees” were debuted by Extra Butter at ComplexCon 2018 and commemorate the 30-year history of the street cart classic. Extra Butter designed them with premium suede uppers, classic crepe outsoles, a custom branded leather hangtag and veg-tan leather insoles.

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If you want to cop the “Halalabees,” Extra Butter will debut them in their East Manhattan flagship store starting on November 9th, but those not in the area will be able to score them via online. Only 200 pairs of each colorway are available, though, making these $180 kicks a hyper-limited drop that you’ll want to snag faster than an Uncle Paulie’s hat.

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Feast Your Eyes On The Whole Taco Bell x Forever 21 Clothing Collection

For those thirsty for some swag and hungry for more beyond the latest Supreme drop that you had a next to nothing chance on copping, trust that there’s something else out there that’s going to fill your clout quotient and get you daps amongst foodies. Enter the new clothing collection from Forever 21 and Taco Bell.

Debuting today, October 11, at all Forever 21 retailers across the nation and select Taco Bell locations, the undeniably fresh collection features fashionable hoodies, pullovers, graphic tees, bodysuits, and an anorak jacket. The prices range from an affordable $12.90 to $29.90.

Peep the whole collection below and jump on the trend of fast food merchandise getting trendy with it.

Taco Bell Tacos 4Ever Tee -- 1290

Taco Bell Print Hoodie -- 2490

Taco Bell Patch Sweatshirt -- 1790

Taco Bell Graphic Cropped Hoodie -- 2290

Taco Bell Fleece Knit Hoodie -- 2290

Taco Bell Dont Wait Up Bodysuit -- 1790

Taco Bell Crunch Graphic Bodysuit -- 1790

Taco Bell Born Saucy Bodysuit -- 1790

Taco Bell Anorak Jacket -- 2990

Girls Taco Bell Tie-Dye Hoodie -- 1790

Girls Taco Bell Hot Sauce Tee -- 1590

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You Can Only Get These Limited Edition McDonald’s Merch On One Day

Fast food brands are starting to integrate themselves into our lives with more than just their food. First KFC, now McDonald’s wants to give you streetwear that you’d legit want to sport anytime you go out.

On Wednesday July 26th, McDonald’s is launching their McDelivery food delivery service in partnership with UberEats. To celebrate the service going live in multiple countries worldwide, the golden arches is also giving free merch thats actually fly as hell. Lowkey, I’m going to need that sweatsuit ASAP.

The “McDelivery Collection” includes a sweatsuit, sliders, onesie, pillow set, and picnic blanket, and will only be available to customers who order through McDelivery from participating restaurants on July 26th.

View the full collection below: