No.96: Cigar & Champagne VI Gas Mask

The Cigar & Champagne VI Gas Mask, mask & photo by Freehand Profit, Worn by @braingang_brooks at the Sutro Bath Ruins.
The Cigar & Champagne VI Gas Mask, mask & photo by Freehand Profit, Worn by @braingang_brooks at the Sutro Bath Ruins.

I’ve created my 96th sneaker mask from 2 pairs of retro Jordan VIs – Cigar & Champagne 6s to be exact. It was commissioned by Sole High, a sneaker boutique in Buffalo, New York.The Champagne ankles turned furrowed brow give the mask a dragon-esque look. Appriopriately enough if you consider that dragons were often thought to have hoarded precious grails deep in their lair. Much in the way sneakerheads stash pair after pair of their treasured kicks. The mask also features a custom, hand cast nose piece which, like the soles and tongues of the Champagne VIs, also glows in the dark. To tie in with the Sixes theme, the back braid is my first use of a 6 strand braid. (Check out the full gallery below!)

The Cigar & Champagne VI Gas Mask was modeled by Perry Brooks (@braingang_brooks) at the Sutro Bath Ruins in San Francisco, California. It’s being unveiled in person today in Buffalo, New York at Sole High. I’ll be there with my beautiful and talented wife Betsy (@betsyvandeusen) – come down for some live art and good times with fellow sneaker & art lovers.

Freehand Profit

About Sole High

Sole High opened up in Buffalo, New York back in November of 2014. It all started when owner Jake had a storage locker full of sneakers and an idea to bring Buffalo, NY something that they never had. This sneaker boutique offers consignments, customization & restoration plus a wide selection of exclusive kicks.  The team at Sole High is very much involved in the sneaker culture, and they attend as many Sneaker Cons and trades shows as they can. This Saturday – May 23rd) they have invited Freehand Profit to the store to unveil the Cigar & Champagne VI Gas Mask that he made for Sole High. It will feature discount’s, giveaways, and just a fun atmosphere that any sneaker head can enjoy!

The Cigar & Champagne VI Gas Mask is the 96th sneaker mask by Freehand Profit and is made from 2 pairs of retro Jordan VIs.
The Cigar & Champagne VI Gas Mask is the 96th sneaker mask by Freehand Profit and is made from 2 pairs of retro Jordan VIs.

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