In 1979 Jerry Dammers of The Specials capitalized on the UK’s revitalized reggae and ska-inspired music scene, launching 2 Tone Records. While its inception was short-lived, defunct a short six years afterward, its cultural influence and synonymous “Walt Jabsco” character logo – based on Jamaican reggae musician Peter Tosh – have continued to live on via a small cult following.
Paying homage to the diverse artistic visions laid out through the 1980s, Concept’s creative director Deon Point has shared first looks at the brand’s latest collaboration with Vans.
Featuring the associated checkerboard motif, both the Vans Old Skool and Sk8-Hi take on the boxed pattern in a shaggy suede filling the midfoot and heel while a stark contrast sits at the toe box and quarter overlays. Rendering a black/green, brown/white and black/white combination on the low-top, a red/white and mint/white pairing resides on the Sk8-Hi in comparison with all but the black-white offering sitting atop a crisp white cupsole.
While no additional release date info was shared by Point or the brand, enjoy official first looks at the collaborative collection below.
For more under the California brand’s umbrella, the upcoming One Piece x Vans Authentic collab pays its due to straw hats.
general info on 2-tone records: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_Tone_Records