Available Saturday, August 16 / In-store at BAIT Diamond Bar ONLY / $150 USD
Packer Shoes collaborates with Saucony and hip-hop producer Just Blaze on an homage to the street style of the early nineties. Done on the ever-popular Grid 9000, this collab zeroes in on a specific piece of clothing of the era: the blue, red and yellow Polo Ralph Lauren “Snow Beach” pullover. Hip-hop fans likely remember this exact jacket from the video for Wu-Tang Clan’s 1993 track “Can It Be So Simple,” shown off by Raekwon as he delivers his verse.
The aptly named Grid 9000 “Snow Beach” closely mimics the construction of the jacket to accurately capture the feel. The yellow textile panels and red fleece lining match the materials used on the original jacket. The flag patches and pulltabs mirror the branding. Even details like the hangtag and lacelocks line up with the zipper tabs and cordlocks of the pullover, respectively. Limited pairs will be available at BAIT Diamond Bar on Saturday – first come, first serve. Continue reading for more images!