Upscale Japanese clothier Engineered Garments has been partnering with Vans Vault for a few years now. The major design element for most of their pairs has been contrasting suede and smooth leather which creates patterns that are very striking to the eye. For their latest collaboration, they have added contrasting colors and suede to the equation on three OG Sk8 Hi LX silhouettes.
Engineered Garments blocked these OG models with alternating colored canvas, suede, and leather. Each pair is done up premium black leather and suede elements which are broken up by either olive, navy, or black canvas. While the black and navy colorways are a bit more subtle, the olive canvas stands out strongly against the black leather and suede. All three sit on black mid and outsoles with red Originals heel tabs.
The Engineered Garments x Vans Vault OG Sk8 Hi LX are available now in the olive and navy colorways exclusively in Japan from Nepenthes. In addition to olive and navy, a black colorway will be available in the US at Nepenthes NY on Friday, July 29th. Nepenthes will open up remaining stock to phone and email orders on Monday, August 1st.