In this edition of Streetwear Fit, I feature my favorite silhouette the Air Jordan 1 in a unique colorway and a first of its kind collaboration with a BMX rider – Nigel Sylvester.
Kicking things off, is the unboxing and on-feet view of the Nigel Sylvester Air Jordan 1 from my YouTube Channel.
Nigel Sylvester is a BMX rider who I have followed for a fair bit ever since I discovered his GO series on YouTube. And 2 things stuck out all the time when I watched his videos, apart from the obvious skills and me wanting to pick up BMX skills along the way. First and foremost was his preference for G Shock watches (I used to be an avid collector and still have a couple of them on me) and the fact that he always wore Air Jordan 1s and thrashed them when he stunted on his bike.
Take a look at one of Nigel Sylvester’s GO videos:
I used to cycle to work and on weekends. I had one of those tiny foldable bikes that I would throw in the trunk of my car. And whenever I would ride that bike I would try popping a wheelie or hopping onto and off the pavement. Needless to say, the bike wasn’t built for it and I looked quite the fool on the rather busy streets of India. Even when I tried getting myself a proper BMX bike, nobody could help me get my hands on a decent ride. That dream still is unfulfilled but I hope I can realize it before Christmas of 2018.
Point is, when the sneaker was teased I was counting on people not caring about it because I really wanted to get myself a pair of these joints. I enrolled at multiple raffles and also tried getting them on Nike’s website but alas. However, out of the blue, I get an email from Madrid based Foot District. All of which I detail in my video. There is nothing extraordinary about this sneaker except the detailing.
As you would see in the video, the scuffs on the Nigel Sylvester Air Jordan 1 have been hand-distressed on each individual pair. Which means although they follow a pattern, no 2 pairs are the same. I chose to swap over the white laces for black, instead of the other color option red. I wanted to keep the sneaker as basic as possible with maximum focus on the details rather than adding a pop of color.
And for the rest of the look, I wore a tee that has similar colors as on the sneaker – sail, white, black and maroon (like on the outsole of the Nigel Sylvester Air Jordan 1). As you should know by now, all my fits are practical and functional.
What are your thoughts on Jordan brand collaborating with the likes of Aleali May and Nigel Sylvester?
Check out the Streetwear Fit featuring what appear to be my staple – the Air Jordan 1 and Stone Island Cargo Pants.
Tee – Palace
Pants – Stone Island
Shades – Chimi Eyewear
Watch – Omega
Sneakers – Nigel Sylvester Air Jordan 1
All images shot on an iPhone and edited on VSCO