June 23, 2020
Vans X NEIGHBORHOOD and Mister Cartoon
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Tokyo streetstyle meets Los Angeles street life in the latest collection. Showcasing Vans’ dedication to artistic collaboration, Vans has partnered with Los Angeles-based artist Mister Cartoon and Japanese streetwear staple NEIGHBORHOOD for the latest Waffle Lovers release.
In a cross-culture collaboration, Mister Cartoon and NEIGHBORHOOD offer up an imagined Liquor Mart called “Uncle Toons Mart.” With a focus on Californian lifestyle, Vans merges this three-way partnership with a two-pack of Vans footwear inspired by each collaborator.
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.
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.