New Balance have delivered their latest, with the Boston-based running specialists continuing their tradition of American crafted silhouettes with the 1978. This latest addition to the range draws inspiration from one of our all-time favourites the 990. Paying homage to the year the 990 was conceived within its name ‘1978’. Pulling design queues from the DNA of the 990, New Balance have also bestowed upon it the same premium manufacturing techniques to give us the upmost quality within the finished product.

The 1978 at its heart sports a three-piece upper, wrapped in luxurious suedes, and premium leathers before sitting neatly atop a specially crafted Vibram sole unit. The slimmed down upper of the 1978 sports a precisely cut design with the heavily detailed upper hiding a hint of 3M reflective beneath the signatory ’N’ and embossed details to finish it all off.

Coming to us in three colourways the ML1978BK sports a charcoal and black upper, whilst the ML1978BN sports a burgundy upper with dark grey accents. Lastly the ML1978NV comes wrapped in a tonal navy suede with tanned leather accents. All three colourways will release this Saturday the 18th of March at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store from 11am. Any remaining pairs will be available in our online store later the same day. Sizes US8 through to US11 (including half sizes) for $240. Until Saturday, we’ll leave you with all of the finer details after the jump…

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Fresh off the bat of the 247 ‘Luxe’ collection, New Balance have got another one in store for us with the 247 ‘Sport’. The collection includes two renditions of the 247 with the MRL247BK, and MRL247OL with both pairing premium construction with a series of engineered mesh panels, neoprene sock lining, reflective ’N’. The 247 whilst a new silhouette sticks to the heritage of New Balance’s past silhouettes with subtle references to the 1300, and 576 before sitting atop a REVlite sole unit that draws inspiration from the 998.

The MRL247BK features a completely tonal blacked out finish from the tongue badge down to the sole, and its counterpart the MRL247OL in a tonal olive with subtle black accents and off-white sole unit.

Both pairs will be releasing this Saturday the 4th of February from 10am at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store. Sizes US8 through to US12 (whole sizes only) will be available for $140 in the MRL247BK, and the MRL247OL in sizes US8 through to US11 (whole sizes only) for $140. Any remaining pairs will make their way to our online store later the same day. Until Saturday, we’ll leave you with all of the finer details of the release after the jump.

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Outfit Of The Week 30/01/2017

1/30/2017 12:37 PM

Mr. Mannequin’s out and about this morning, making his way about the laneways of the city in selections from orSlow, Garrett Leight, TID Watches, Norse Projects, Intelligence Mag, and New Balance. Kicking it all off this week with orSlow’s Button Down Shirt in White paired off with a pair of Garrett Leight Sunglasses, and TID No.1 Watch before flipping open the latest issue of Intelligence Magazine. All of his daily carry is tucked neatly away into his Ripstop Tote in Olive from Norse Projects. Heading down to the lower half of this week’s outfit, and Mr. Mannequin’s opted for a pair of Norse Projects’ Aros Light Twill Chinos in Black before lacing up a fresh pair of New Balance’s MRL247OL releasing this Saturday the 4th of February.

Has he outdone himself this week? Continue reading after the jump for all of the finer details of the outfit, and head in store and online to check each piece out first hand.

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Back from the New Balance archives and injected with a breath of fresh air. The M990V2 returns for the season with a series of premium suedes, leathers, cut, and stitched at the hands of their American artisans. This season’s rendition comes to us in the form a tonal dark turquoise with the perforated suede hiding hints of 3M reflective beneath and below the signatory ’N’. Finite embroidery and detailed embossed tongue complete the upper before sitting atop a light grey ABZORB sole unit.

The M990DRK2 is now available in store and onlinealongside the rest of this season’s selection of 995’s from New Balance’s Made In U.S.A. ranges. For all of the finer details continue reading after the jump…

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Outfit Of The Week 09/01/2017

1/9/2017 11:09 AM

With the warmer weather upon us, Mr. Mannequin’s taken to the streets ready to tackle the heat in selections from Tender Co, Norse Projects, Mikia, Garrett Leight, Indigo Robes, and New Balance. Kicking this week’s outfit off with a layered combination of Tender Co’s Rinsed Cotton Double Cuff Flat Shirt paired off with Norse Projects’ Niels Sports Waffle in Charcoal before donning Mikia’s Suede Bandana Necklace, and Bandana Bracelets, and keeping the sun off his eyes with Garrett Leight's Warren 46 in Whiskey Tortoise. Heading down to the lower half of this week’s outfit, and Mr. Mannequin’s opted for a pair of Indigo Robes’ Ripstop Jonny Shorts in Navy before finishing off it all off with a freshly laced pair of New Balance’s MRL247TA ‘Luxe’.

Has he outdone himself this week, head in store and online now to check out all of the individual pieces first hand. For all of the finer details of this week’s outfit, continue reading after the jump…

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New Balance 247 'Luxe'

1/5/2017 11:51 AM

New Balance are kicking off 2017 with their latest silhouette the 247. Adding their latest to a long list of heritage silhouettes, the 247 breathes life into New Balance’s ranges whilst paying homage to the 574, 998, and 1300. Hints of all three past silhouettes can be found within the 247 from its REVlite sole unit all the way through to its perforated toe-box, and premium leather upper. Coming to us in Beige, Black, and Tan, all three of the 247 Luxe silhouettes feature the quality craftsmanship we’ve come to expect from New Balance. Each colour way comes wrapped in premium laser cut leathers, with finite detailing running from the embossed signatory ’N’ through to the 247 tongue tag. Subtle naturally tanned accents adorn each colourways before sitting atop it’s REVlite sole unit.

All three colourways will be releasing this Saturday the 7th of January from 11am at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store. Any remaining pairs will release online later the same day. Sizes US8 through to US12 (whole sizes only) for $180. Until Saturday, we’ll leave you with all of the finer details after the jump.

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Mr. Mannequin’s back at it again, taking advantage of our annual boxing day sales with another of his annual sale outfits. Taking the best of our savings with up to 50% off both in store and online to put together yet another thrifty outfit.

Kicking it all off this week with selections from Premier by Up There, Larose Paris, and New Balance. Layering up Premier by Up There’s Cafe Jacket reduced from $449 to $224.50, atop our Indigo Chambray Badger Shirt reduced from $219 to $109.50 before keeping the sun off his face with Larose’s Burlap Baseball Cap reduced from $189 to $94.50. Heading down to the lower half of the outfit, and Mr. Mannequin has opted for a pair of Premier by Up There Johnny Pants reduced from $199 to $149.25 before lacing up a pair of New Balance’s M990DSU2 reduced from $280 to $210.

Has he outdone himself this week? He’s sure saved a bit. Take advantage of our sale in store at both McKillop’s Level 1 and Basement stores, and Little Collins locations. For those of you shopping at home 25% off is automatically reduced upon checkout (excluding new arrivals) and up to 50% off reduced items in our sale section. Drop in and take advantage!

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Outfit Of The Week 19/12/2016

12/19/2016 12:33 PM

Mr. Mannequin’s taken some time out walking the laneways of melbourne to enjoy his morning coffee. Relaxing in his weekly selections from Indigo Robes, Made In Japan, Norse Projects, Mikia, Moscot, and New Balance. Kicking it all off this week with a combination of Indigo Robes’ Chambray Badger Shirt in Sax paired off with a pair of Moscot’s Nebb Sunglasses in Black, and Mikia’s Navy and White Bandana Bracelets. His morning coffee of course poured into one of Made In Japan’s ceramic cups available in our ‘Gift Emporium’ pop-up store. Heading down to the lower half of this week’s outfit and Mr. Mannequin’s opted for a pair of Norse Projects’ Sten Light Military Chinos in Dried Olive before lacing up a pair of New Balance’s M995GR to finish it all off.

Has he outdone himself this week? To find out for yourself, continue reading over the jump for all of the finer details, or head in store and online to grab all of the pieces individually.

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New Balance and Norse Projects have come together yet again to continue exactly where they left off with part two of their ‘Danish Weather Pack’. Norse have taken to the classic Rainier to continue the themes Inspired by the shoreline and topographical coastline of Denmark amidst the dark and gloomy winters. Reintroducing the Rainier with its original Vibram sole unit, and updated lacing system before wrapping the upper in a weatherproof Gore-Tex for protection against the elements. The collaboration offers us two colourways with a Blue Graphite, and Husk coming our way.

Both colourways will be hitting our shelves this Saturday the 10th of December from 11am at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store. Any remaining pairs will make their way into our online store later the same day. Until Saturday, we’ll leave you with all of the finer details after the jump.

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New Balance have delivered one from the archives, finally after all of these years the 995 is back in all its grey sueded glory. The predecessor of the 990 first graced shelves all the way back in 1986 with subtle, yet significant changes. The outsole was now moulded, size specific design in comparison to the original die-cut super flex sole. All of this alongside a pre-moulded ENCAP unit made room for a dual density EVA to be placed in the lower part of the heel, further refining the cushioning distribution. Fast forward to 2016 and this grey suede beast features all its original counterparts’ features from the grey suede all the way through to the vibram outsole complete this American crafted classic.

The M995GR will release this coming Saturday the 9th of December from 11am at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store. Any remaining pairs will hit our online store later the same day. Until Saturday, we'll leave you with all of the finer details after the jump.

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