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August Man’s Picks of the Week (15 December 2017)

Under Armour x Star Wars collection

Still buzzing from the week’s much anticipated release of Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi in the cinemas? Sweat it off while donned in Under Armour’s special range of Star Wars apparel. The limited edition offering features six designs upon T-shirts and a hoodie, injecting some good old fashioned fandom allegiance in your post-training gear.

 

Ready Player One trailer

After its teaser preview at the San Diego Comic Con earlier this year, the film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s science fiction novel released its first trailer this week to the social media, giving us a better peek at the Steven Spielberg production.

The film centres around the main character Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), whom like every other living person on the near-future Earth, escapes to the virtual reality world of OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), where it is more appealing than the dystopian reality.

The players of OASIS are set in motion when news went out that the recently deceased creator of the OASIS, James Halliday (Mark Rylance), has planted an Easter Egg in the system, which will grant the seeker full ownership of OASIS and his $240 billion fortune.

 

Batman Ninja trailer

If the recent Justice League movie has left you a bit high and dry, you might want to give this Japanese animated re-creation a try. Batman (Koichi Yamadera) is transported to the Feudal Japan era, where he will face his villains, such as Penguin, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, as well as his arch nemesis, The Joker (Wataru Takagi) – with a little help from his allies, of course, which include Alfred Pennyworth, Catwoman and Robin.

 

Prada’s The Postman Dreams 2 series

The Postman’s journey comes to an end with the release of its finale two episodes, “The Punch” and “The Elevator”, for the series of short films for Prada directed by American filmmaker Autumn de Wilde.

Hollywood actor Elijah Wood delves into the imaginary vistas and mise en scène of de Wilde as the enigmatic Postman, as he embarks on impossible missions to deliver the iconic Prada Galleria bag to its recipients, Amber Valletta in “The Punch”, and Natalie Dyer in “The Elevator”.

 

adidas Originals Prophere

This weekend sees the launch of the latest footwear silhouette by adidas Originals, known as Prophere, inspired by uncompromising creators and the underground world they occupy, symbolising the attitudes of those who exist on the cultural periphery of the provocative nature.

The unexpected silhouette that is both disruptive in design and innovative in construction comes with a bold sculpted midsole that showcases a dynamic texture that pairs with the excessively thick three-stripe mark branding. A one-piece black, soft knit upper complements the raw edge leather heel cage, all the while carrying technical innovations that are signatures to the adidas Originals brand.