Check Out the New Vintage-Inspired Union x Air Jordan Style Collab

Retro street style gets a modern makeover.

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L.A. based streetwear brand Union has unveiled their hotly-awaited collaboration with Jordan Brand for a capsule collection inspired by vintage ’80s and ’90s style.

The collection features two colorways of the Union x Air Jordan 1, which has the silhouette of the classic Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG, and is inspired by a mashup of several of the model’s original colorways.

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The kicks also have noticeable stitch marks that “celebrates DYI culture and vintage hunting.”

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One of the sneakers is a black, white, and red colorway with gray detailing on the ankle, exposed blue stitching, and a yellow UN/LA flap.

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The other has a blue and white upper, red and black ankle, exposed yellow stitching, and a yellow UN/LA flap.

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And to give the shoes the vintage and worn feel, Union owner Chris Gibbs went for a soft leather upper and a suede ankle.

“We’re referencing an era, late ’80s early ’90s,” says Gibbs. “The Jordan stuff I wear now is like if I go to a vintage market and I find some really old stuff that’s kind of patinaed or weathered in.”

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“To me, the vintage nature of it allows you to kind of wear it outside of its intended purpose.”

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Aside from the sneakers, the Union x Jordan collection has an apparel line with t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, hoodies, shorts, and pants. 

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Each piece in the collection is washed and distressed to really make them look vintage, and the fit is period-specific as well — with the drapier fit of the late 1980s.

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The Union x Jordan collection drops November 17th.

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