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The SmARTORIALIST: Knit Ties…Spring’s Underdog Story

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There once was a little cravat named, Knit. Knit was unlike all the other ties in his class. Knit was flexible. Knit had texture. When properly looped, Knit would make a variety of masculine, yet sophisticated knots about the neck. But all his classmates made fun of him, because he lacked ‘a point’. The pointy ties were favorites among all the power players; you know, businessmen — captains of industry. Knit’s pointy collegues were traditional, accepted by EVERYONE, and thus, far more popular than knit could ever hope to be.

But one day, the Bold Graduate came along. Debonnaire, in an artsy-book-smartsy kind of way. He was respected and reputable, well-versed and cultured. The Bold Graduate approached the class of cravats — poised and perspicaciously. He once-overed the Broad, Power ties — quickly writing them off for being too ostentatious and gaudy. The narrow, yet structured Repp ties desparately grabbed his attention, causing the Bold Graduate to vacillate a bit. Eventually, he broke their subdued trance and moved beyond them as well. Skinny, Bow, and Ascot…all starved for attention; he would not indulge them on this day. Finally, in his periphery stood Knit — bashful and quiet — yet, confident.

The Bold Graduate was intrigued by Knit’s humility. Knit seemed to get along with EVERYTHING knit came in contact with. Knit was refined, and had an accent. Most of all, Knit, by design, did not look like everyone else — The Bold Graduate could identify with that wholly. The Bold Graduate and Knit went on to become great friends, showing Spring how to be a modern rebel…and to look good while doing it. The END.

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April 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Class|in|Session: The Nifty Knot

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I saw this on the Sartorialist‘s blog and thought to myself, ‘Hmm…this would be a nice little jewel for our grads and graduettes to have — especially since scarves are a year-round accessory’.

Thank you, random street guy. Your nifty knot will serve us all.

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April 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm

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First|Løøk: Kitsune’ Woman – Fall 2010

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The creative minds over at Kitsune’ are making a bold statement for Autumn 2010, introducing Trad Fashion to it’s women’s imprint. Well — Urban Takeout is definitely NOT mad at them! The collection features some great tailored pieces, with vivid tonality and sophisticated silhouettes that scream “Yaleharvardcornellumbiaversity”. I’m a huge fan of the tops, infusing the rounded collars to create a softer, feminine ‘Ivy League chic‘ look. Kudos…like the throwback snackbar.

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April 9, 2010 at 11:13 am

Get Familiar: The Playsuit

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I’m going to step out on a limb here and guess that most women haven’t worn a playsuit since…elementary school. You remember them vaguely — they were essentially a one-piece tanktop + short set, something like overalls. Well, just like everything else making a resurgence, the Playsuit is back, in full effect. However, the modern approach to the Playsuit loses the straps, and boasts flowy, lightweight materials creating sexy-playful silhouettes. Perfect for warm-season shopping excursions, beach outtings, and midday romps, you can expect for the strapless playsuit to make a huge splash this spring and summer; Get Familiar, por favor.

Above: By Malene Birger playsuit available at Net-a-porter.

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April 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

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Thom Browne x Supreme [FAKE!!!]

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THIS JUST IN…THE THOM BROWNE FOR SUPREME COLLECTION IS FAKE, I REPEAT FAKE. This is NOT AN OFFICIAL COLLAB. Thom Browne came to speak this evening at the Katie Murphy Amphitheater located on the Fashion Institute of Technology’s campus and quickly denied the collaboration. He specifically said that there was no official collab and that Supreme simply bought Thom Browne oxfords wholesale! We are interested to see what becomes of this…

NOTE: Urban Takeout is not taking sides in this matter, we are just making sure that you the Urban Graduate stay informed. Urban Takeout, we got you covered!!

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March 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Get Familiar: S-Cubed (Saks Spring Shoes)

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Ladies, Saks Fifth Avenue is releasing a timely delivery of capsule collections for you to enjoy! The collections will feature footwear from 6 of the hottest designers: Heather Williams (exclusive to Saks), Daniele Michetti (exclusive to Saks), Diego Dolcini, Gianvito Rossi, Jonathan Kelsey, and Rupert Sanderson. Here’s the statement Saks released:

“’Special Delivery to 10022-SHOE’ is about showcasing rising designers, which Saks has always believed strongly in, and layering high fashion into our core assortment,” said Ron Frasch, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Saks Fifth Avenue. “Our shoe trend for the season is the sandal bootie and the designers of these collections offer a variety of interpretations of this must-have item.”

So, go ahead and get your sheckles together…or your sponsors (if you have one/two/more of those) and make the necessary moves to cop these!


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March 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

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Kehinde x Puma

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A friend put me on to this kat a while back. His style of art is simply the TRUTH. Watch as he teams up with PUMA for his latest design project!

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March 16, 2010 at 11:21 pm

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