Swedish men's clothier OUR LEGACY was founded in 2005 by native Swedes Jockum Hallin and Cristopher Nying. For 12 years, they have focused on thoughtful design and placed a major emphasis on quality. The brand has teamed up with Vault by Vans to create an outstanding collection of 10 pieces of footwear and 12 pieces of apparel that pays homage to the Southern California hardcore scene of the 80's and 90's.
The footwear will consist of three colorways each of the Authentic Pro LX and Half Cab Pro '92 LX and two colorways of the Old Skool Pro '92 LX and Sk8 Mid Pro '91 LX. The Old Skool and Sk8 Mid feature jazz stripes done in full grain Swedish natural leathers.
The Old Skool, Half Cab, and Sk8 Mid also feature long haired, nappy suede panels which are broken up by mil-spec nylon panels to create contrast. The Authentics feature an all-nylon upper in tonal blocking. Additionally, each style in the footwear capsule features a custom “Curated by Our Legacy” overdyed label and custom footbed.
Of special note, the Sk8 Mid Pro '91 LX features the traditional single stitched rib around the ankle collar. This is the original Style 83 design from the Sk8 Mid's inception. And a final word on the shoes, if you didn't notice, these are all Pro models as well as LX models. That's a first as far as I can tell.
The apparel capsule consists of three pullover hoodies, coaches jackets, short and song sleeve tees matching back to the black, orange and white colorways of the footwear. All of the designs of the apparel is in the vein of 80's and 90's hardcore band merch, like Uniform Choice's Straight and Alert! tee. The "USE YOUR HEAD" long sleeve tee takes the Uniform Choice lyrics and prints them in a style used on Dischord samplers of the time. All of this apparel was made in the USA, a sharp departure from Vans' usual Asian-made fare. Does this mean a return to US production by Vans? Probably not, but at least it's a turn in the proper direction.
Vans has an excellent interview with OUR LEGACY founder Jockum Hallin on his Youth of Today roots and where the inspiration for this collaboration came from that you can check out here.
The Vault by Vans x OUR LEGACY collection will be available exclusively at Vault retailers starting on Saturday, February 25th. Prices for the capsule will range from $78 - $298. Check your local for more information. Meanwhile, check out bands like Shelter, Uniform Choice, Youth of Today, Chain of Strength, Ten Yard Fight, and Slapshot to get in the mood.