On Saturday, February 3rd, Lapstone & Hammer will debut their first capsule of the new year: LAPSTONE INDIGO 2024. While the theme of indigo is a Lapstone staple, the additions of Standard Issue and Asics make this a release not to be missed. Featuring cardigans, hoodies, tees and sweats made especially for us by our friends at Standard Issue, and two of ASICS’ most popular runners hand-dyed right here in Philly, this is a collection unlike any we’ve done before.
Lapstone and indigo have deep roots together. From the dip-dyed Champion hoodies of our very first seasonal collection to the all natural indigo dye we explored in our “Indigo Stonewash” project, it’s a theme we keep returning to again and again. For good reason too, as the indigo plant is the oldest and most widespread source of dye on Earth, as well as one that can be processed and interpreted in myriads of different ways.
LAPSTONE INDIGO 2024 features the first of three installments of the “Standard Issue for Lapstone” project that will continue throughout the year. The Los Angeles-based label produced a range of apparel for us in two distinct colorways: Deep Indigo and Stonewashed Indigo. Signature Standard Issue hoodies and sweatpants feature cream-on-Deep indigo and navy-on-Stonewashed Indigo prints of our new ‘70s-inspired LH logo. Tees feature the Lapstone script logo on the chest and a special Standard Issue/Lapstone Diamond lockup logo at the hem in the same color combinations as the sweats. The standout piece has to be the kimono-inspired French terry cardigan, made famous by the versions they did for NBA teams, it’s rendered here with an embroidered Lapstone script logo on the left chest - cream-on-Dark Indigo and navy-on-Stonewashed Indigo.
ASICS’ deep roster of early-aughts tech runners are some of the hottest shoes on the market right now, and make “Lapstone for ASICS Indigo Dip Dye” a perfect addition to LAPSTONE INDIGO 2024. While we have experimented with dip-dying shoes in the past, we’ve never made them available for sale until now. We chose the Gel-NYC and Gel-1130 silhouettes for this project with the thinking that their abundance of mesh and suede materials would soak up the dye really well - and we were right! The special dip dye process creates a nice variation of indigo tones throughout the collection, making no two pairs alike. The layered construction of both models’ uppers, along with the metallic silver and suede overlays really make the indigo pop, turning these already coveted sneakers into absolute must-haves!
Standard Issue for Lapstone:
Cardigan (S-2XL) - $150
Hoodie (S-2XL) - $125
Sweatpant (S-2XL) - $120
Tee (S-2XL) - $50
Available in two colors: Deep Indigo and Stonewashed Indigo
Lapstone for ASICS “Indigo Dip Dye”:
Gel-NYC (Men’s size 7.5 - 13) - $180
Gel-1130 (Men’s size 7.5 - 13) - $160
To showcase this new collection we knew we had to find models as unique as the indigo-dyed fits they would be rocking, so we tapped the homies, 76ers guard and Philly fan favorite Patrick Beverly, and his co-host on the Pat Bev Podcast, Philly OG Adam "Rone" Ferrone. Check 'em out below, and check out their podcast while you're at it!
LAPSTONE INDIGO 2024 will be available FCFS on Saturday, February 3rd at 10:00am EST both online at lapstoneandhammer.com and in-store at our 1106 Chestnut Street location in Philadelphia. The Lapstone for ASICS "Indigo Dip Dye" will be available 2/3 FCFS in-store and via online raffle from 2/1 @ 10:00am - 2/2 @ 11:59pm, sign up at lapstoneandhammer.com.
Photos by Evan Kaucher, Layout by Na'im Cook