NEIGHBORHOOD AND MISTER CARTOON COME TOGETHER FOR CROSS-CULTURE COLLABORATION
“Tokyo streetstyle meets Los Angeles street life in the latest collection”
A capsule collection by NEIGHBORHOOD and tattoo artist Mister Cartoon, whom recently appeared in a biographical documentary as a main component in pushing Chicano art and lowrider culture into the mainstream.
This collaboration, based on the concept of a fictitious liquor store called "Uncle Toons Mart", includes an apparel collection reflecting the L.A. Chicano scene, a low-rider motif ceramic incense chamber, a "LINC Original Makers" oil diffuser, "STANCE SOCKS," followed with a triple collaboration OLD SKOOL and AUTHENTIC with VANS. The visuals released leading up to this release feature Mister Cartoon and his son, and were shot at locations to embody a local feeling specific to L.A.
MISTER CARTOON DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM HIS LOS ANGELES ROOTS WHILE MAINTAINING A GLOBALLY RELEVANT AND RESPECTED PRESENCE.
With his artwork largely synonymous with Los Angeles street culture, Mister Cartoon is best known for his tattoo-inspired creative style. Mister Cartoon draws inspiration from his Los Angeles roots while maintaining a globally relevant and respected presence. United by their longtime dedication to craftsmanship and attention to detail, Mister Cartoon and NEIGHBORHOOD find common ground while maintaining their respective cultural relevance.
Vans’ Uncle Toons Mart by NEIGHBORHOOD collection features an Authentic 44 DX accompanied by an Old Skool 36 DX. The Authentic offers up a visual manifestation of “Uncle Toons Mart”, printed in Mister Cartoon’s classic tattoo-influenced style. The fine line gray and black print is bound with white sidewalls reading “Uncle Toons Mart” and “NEIGHBOORHOOD” in the unmistakable Mister Cartoon cursive typography.
UNCLE TOONS MART BY NEIGHBORHOOD IS ASERENDIPITOUS MELDING OF TOKYO STREET STYLE AND LOS ANGELES STREET LIFE.
The Old Skool stands on its own with all-over black upper and sidewalls. The embroidered toe caps pay homage to the collaborators, simply reading “Tokyo” and “Los Angeles” on the right and left pair, respectively. Vans’ OId Skool sidestripe draws a connection between the vamp and heel caps where the embroidery reads, “Uncle Toons Mart by NEIGHBORHOOD”. Cast against all-black suede, the purple embroidery offers a bold reminder of Mister Cartoon’s iconic cursive style. Both styles share fully printed sock liners with custom Mister Cartoon artwork.
Uniting the backstreets of Tokyo’s Ura-Harajuku district and the streets of Mister Cartoon’s Los Angeles — Uncle Toons Mart by NEIGHBORHOOD is a serendipitous melding of Tokyo street style and Los Angeles street life. The NEIGHBORHOOD x Mister Cartoon collection will be launched June 26, 2020 at Crossover Online store at Crossoverstore.com excluding Stance collection.
For shoes, an extremely limited quantity will be available at both Crossover Online and South Key store in JB with first come first serve basis.
Photographer: Gregory Bojorque @bojorquez5
Cast: Mister Cartoon @misterctoons , Estevan Machado
Special Thanks: Kei Ozawa @kei_ozawa
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