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Vans Unveils Vault Taka Hayashi Apparel, Shoe Collection

By Jay Casteel   /   Published 02/05/13

Vans' Vault division has hooked up with designer Taka Hayashi for his first apparel collection and two new footwear silhouettes for the Spring 2013 season. Influenced by a combination of timeless style and outdoor functionality, the collection is comprised of four shoes, two pairs of pants, a jacket, and two tees.

The vintage-inspired TH Football Shirt and TH Raglan Shirt are premium basics, comprised of heavyweight slub cotton with buttoned chest pockets. Indigenous striping finishes the three-quarter sleeve Raglan for additional detailing.

The TH Varsity Jacket, TH Army Pant and TH Selvedge Jean are all "Made in the USA." The Varsity Jacket blends the classic bomber build with cyclist utility in mind exhibiting waxed canvas exteriors, taffeta lining and rear flap storage compartment. The olive Army Pant and raw indigo Selvedge Jean complete Hayashi’s apparel assortment with selvedge tailoring and suspender button adornments.

The TH Engineer Boot Zip LX is a revamp of Taka's previous TH Engineer Boot LX. He thena updates the crepe-soled design with mountaineering styling cues, rebuilding the boot on a Vibram outsole with a combination of water-resistant waxed suede and Horween leather uppers. Fleece lining and heel zip closure finish the Havana Brown and Perla colorways of each boot.

The Vaults By Vans x Taka shoe offerings are available now at select stockists, while the apparel ships this March.