OVO aka October’s Very Own, the collective founded by Drake, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noah “40” Shebib announced earlier this week their collaboration with Clarks Originals on a custom Wallabee Boot named “Made In Italy“. True to their name, each pair are handcrafted in Italy and constructed from premium Italian suede. OVO detailing can be found throughout: monogram debossing on the upper, a gold foil OVO owl branded tag and insole and the last customization is a signature antique amber crepe sole.
This limited edition collaboration will drop on Friday, April 27 online at octobersveryown.com, in OVO stores, and at the Clarks Originals shop in London, UK.
Wallabees became very popular with a wave of Jamaican immigrants in the 70’s who established roots in New York. They paired them with suits for an in-between formal and casual look that they felt was dapper. In the mid-90’s they were popularized by Wu-Tang Clan rappers Ghostface Killah and Raekwon. The former name-dropped the shoe numerous times and most notably named a compilation album “The Wallabee Champ“. Besides looking fly and standing out, they felt that wearing Wallabees proved that they weren’t susceptible to trends.