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GL 6000 CH — Black/Paperwhite/Antique Copper: Pickup, Macro pics and a little fabric history

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The most recent addition to my GL 6000 collection is possibly my favourite to date as well. This colourway seems to tick so many personal boxes: muted Black/Grey upper, contemporary colour for the flexwave and midsole blockouts, and… the gold embroidered lettering…mmmmm. Read on for more photos and history… 

I was originally confused with Reeboks titling for this shoe ; I had believed ANT was Anthracite (A Greek-origin word meaning Coal-like), but in this case it’s for Antique Copper – one of a few unique Reebok-titled colours that Reebok Classics are applying to footwear currently (Court Victory Pump, Classic Leather Mids, even Easytones for example) – another being Walnut which I rather like.
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It took a little research to also reveal the CH acryonm ; it’s for Chambray – a Denim-like material with a French history:

  1. A chambray is a plain weave fabric woven with a colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft. Like chambray, denim is made with a colored yarn in the warp and white in the weft, but is woven in a twill construction. [From Propercloth.com]

The curious part of this is that Chambray (also know as Cambric) is a lighter-than-denim material used historically in Workwear. It’s not a dramatic material to be honest, and doesn’t quite have the textural appearance of denim, but in this application works perfectly – the reflective Gold detailing provides the pop against the black upper and nuetral canvas-like appearance of the Chambray.

The all-black heeltab, heel wrap, piping and stability clip really simplifies the shape —

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Even the footbed wordmark print gets the shiny shiny gold treatment —

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So yep, definitely one of my favourite colourways to the veteran 6000. Nice job, Reebok Classics—BokOne

Available now from the following European stores (I’m not seeing these available in either the USA or Asia) —

A Few store (Germany)
Reebok UK
Reebok (Finland)
Zalando (UK)
Zalando (Germany)

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