Whether you’re an avid streetwear follower or not, we’ve got no doubts that you probably should know who James Lavelle is. He’s the man behind Mo’ Wax Records and UNKLE, two hugely influential creative powerhouses in both the streetwear and music industries. Throughout his successful career he’s collaborated with Nike SB, Supreme, A BATHING APE, and many more. As part of a recent interview with Size?, Lavelle unveiled his extensive sneaker collection, and it’s full of super-rare heat that you likely haven’t seen before...
Lavelle’s very own UNKLE label has released countless mixtapes over the years, with 1998’s “Psyence Fiction” and it’s Futura-designed album cover becoming an instant classic.
Alongside musical ventures, UNKLE has also collaborated with Nike SB on both a high and lot-top version of the highly-coveted Dunk silhouette. The aptly titled Dunkle is now ultra-rare, very occasionally popping up on the resale market for well over retail price.
Throughout the interview he also discusses his long standing relationship with A BATHING APE founder Nigo in-depth. The duo originally bonded over music and came to be great friends, eventually teaming up to launch an UNKLE-themed Bapesta. Once again, the collaboration was super-limited and is now a grail for streetwear collectors across the globe!
If you’re not yet familiar with the work of James Lavelle, we suggest reading up as you’ll definitely end up learning more about the world of streetwear along the way. While you’re here, check out the Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal Toe” that’s set to drop this weekend!