"The New 9-5" and "Work for what you believe in" are the opening and closing statements of a quick digestible video on the collaboration between Cole Haan and Jeff Staple.
Both versions here but the Camo is sold out so hurry up for the black brushed leather. Both feature the iconic Staple Pigeon on the heel. STAPLE ØriginalGrand Ultra Wingtip Oxford collaboration will offer the same details as we've seen in the past for ØriginalGrand footwear. Luxurious cushioning using GRANDFØAM, bootie lining with sock-like construction, lined perforations to keep out the unwanted, rubber outsole for tracking and durability.
If you are a follower of our site, you should be familiar with who Jeff Staple is. He is a legend in the street-wear world and has been for more than 20 years. His brand Staple Pigeon has time and time again set trends and shaped the street-wear game globally. Cole Haan partnering with Staple was a collaboration waiting to happen. These shoes are great for working, kicking back, and even celebrating. Check out the video below and the links to get a closer look.
Black Brushed Leather
COVID Made us do it
Its strange what has a motivational effect at times. However, this time, we know what it is. The introduction of time and the need to be productive. With that in mind, here is the first post in a very long time. We wanted to keep it short and exciting but also share as well. We've been gone for a while and that is mostly because we have put our focus in to other areas. One of those areas is photography. Creating relationships and tangible content for ourselves and clients and family and friends. Look forward for us to be sharing some of this with you. In the mean time however, here is something we use for almost every shoot even just for simply lighting and the effect within a clients eyes. Reminiscent of the 90's rap videos.
Take a look at this ring light that all the influencers are now using for selfie purposes. We were using it before that for just regular lighting purposes :) This is the exact one we have and we love it. Ring Light.
We've been gone for a while. A really really long while. However, after some time away we are set to return with a different brand image and something more in line with where the team is in life. We've grown up a bit and so have our tastes. DRIPT will be turning into an all encompassing blog. Food, Travel, Fashion, Music, Reviews. We are going to review the mundane and we are going to review the fun. Whatever our team experiences we are going to share here for others to follow along even if it isn't new. New, old, fun, not fun. We are simply going to review life.
The DRIPT brand is set to exist in a position within the creative community and we plan to stick around for a while.
Zerogrand by Cole Haan
If you happen to follow Cole Haan on instagram or know someone who works for them, you know something big was in the works. They kept hinting to the weight of their new shoes with just "290" - The total number of grams the product weighs. Their inspiration behind this is Mass, Make and Motion. Mass, you can feel in the weight, make, you can feel and see in the construction, and motion is all in the flexibility of the out-sole. The outsole is the same type of flexibility as the Nike Free series. This sole has great cushioning, flexibility and a supreme reduction in weight that has never been seen in a brogue before. The suede Zerogrand is made with Kudu Suede Leather, which happens to be softer than regular leather making these lightweight brogues feel more luxurious.
The no stitch version has supreme breathability that is unmatched in any shoe of this type.
Feel free to look through the images and click on each to bring you to their respective pages for purchase.
Featured Art: CJ Hendry
One of the things we constantly are on the search for is something beautiful. What is beauty? Can I claim something as beautiful and automatically it is? Absolutely not! However, this is an artist that we do believe creates final pieces that are pure, simple, clean, and downright beautiful. She has applied her own translation and how she sees the products and is very consistent in her medium and utensils which is admirable. CJ Hendry is an Australian artist that is truly only armed with pen and paper and creates magnificent pieces of photo-realistic luxury items or items that she adores. The Cool Hunter introduced her to the world almost a month ago and will be holding exclusive for her work over the next 12 months. You can subscribe for more info here. Her process of creating these works takes hundreds of pictures and over 200 hours of work, simply using very fine Unipin Pens.
We would love to see her in New York but for now, we will settle with the digital world. Feel free to follow her on instagram and check out her work here.
One of the things we want to be able to bring you as a creative collaborative is all around exposure to everything we stumble upon and love. This isn't a new one but its a good one. Vicetone puts their amazing touch on Payphone by Maroon 5 and the instrumental points of this audio gift are just amazing for a Monday. Let's start off the week with a great song. Click here to go direct to a free download!
So it is with our greatest pleasure to apologize to you guys as readers for multiple reasons. A little bad we need to apologize but we need to. Over the last three months and a little before, we have begun developing actual product for you guys as readers! Our first product we will make of course is footwear and we are taking pre-orders. If you are interested please email us at email@example.com. We will slowly put up our product as we develop our new site but for now will conduct ourselves through email and keep DRIPT.net as is.
As a teaser, some of the materials we will be using are metallic leather, reflective leather, glitter leather, patent leather, spikes, full leather soles, custom insoles, the ultimate amount of comfort and quality, and something that pulls you out of your comfort zone. Interested? Email us and we will even customize the first 25 pairs for their owner.
~The DRIPT Team
Silvergrand and Gold
This will be the third time these amazing shoes are released to the public. 1st time around, they disappeared. 2nd Time around, disappeared. 3rd times a charm and chances are it will happen again. Women's shoes have been embracing the metallic leathers for a little while now and its about time the men's shoes took the dive. Thanks to Cole Haan for helping some of us more flashy men join along. They have both the silver and gold available for men and women and the men's is the long-wing.
Please use the link or click on the photo to get access as this was only released on Facebook and the product is hidden from the general Cole Haan web-store.
COLE HAAN SILVERGRAND
"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them"
Sunday Smashup - Episode 7.
We have said it in the past, what is better than free music? Free music by an amazing artist. Since his return to the US, REL has been bashing around with absolute gusto! Check out the link for his most recent release and episode 7 of the Sunday Smashup. Download, share, like, do what you gotta do!
Episode 7 Sunday Smashup
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