Bodega x Clarks Patchwork Wallabee
The inspiration for Bodega’s signature Wallabee begins with the dissemination of information and cultural exchange. The popularity of Clarks really traveled through music, starting in the UK and making its way to Jamaica as a symbol of affluence and thru reggae/Ska movements. As Jamaicans immigrated to NYC, Clarks styles were soon adopted by rappers, obviously the most notable being Ghostface/Wu-Tang.
Bodega highlights this sense of cultural diversity metaphorically with a mix of materials that include various leathers, nubucks, and suedes. Coming in two unique colorways and constructed with an elaborate patchwork design, the Bodega Wallabee represents the coming together of different styles (materials) and textures to create something unified. Harnessing a creative energy that is at once reverent and relevant, cutting edge and slightly updated for a more modern elevated streetwear style, Bodega's take on the iconic silhouette incorporates their trademark blend of classic, casual and cool, giving the finished product a unique universality that fits right in while standing out.
One of the Wallabee's greatest strengths is its range. They can be dressed up or dressed down, and not feel out of place. You can find them on anyone from private boarding school kids wearing Vineyard Vines to Polo-collecting hip-hop heads in NY. They seamlessly mix the high with the low, and that’s also what Bodega does best.
Release Info: Friday, November 15, 2019
Available online and in-store at our Boston location at 10am EST and in-store at our Los Angeles location at 11am PST on a first come, first served basis.