Archive for May 2009
The objective of our new category, RecessionProof 220, is to simply provide dependable suggestions of things/items that will contribute to your style, with out contributing to your debt. These items are virtually inelastic — they won’t fluctuate with the economy, they won’t depreciate in value over time, and they won’t need a billion-dollar bailout. “Why?” you ask….because Urban Graduates deserve it.
So here is the Rick Owens look at a WAAAY more affordable price.
Zip Bat Shoulder Dress by BLAK
WeSC Eve Jean
Buckled up wedge by We Who See
This post is dedicated to all those who DIDN’T get a pair of the ever-so-coveted Air Yeezys. With two colorways already released in limited quantities, eBay-ers have treated these sneakers with the same price inelasticity as diamonds — making it pretty difficult to obtain a pair without selling a kidney on the black market.
Today we’re gonna show you a few kicks that (1) ARE available (or will be available shortly), (2) ARE dope enough to draw the attention of others, and (3) WON’T leave your account overdrafted.
EXHIBIT A – The Ocean Runner by Greedy Genius
Likeness: Extended HiTop; Grey Colorway; like the LV sneakers by Kanye…but Hitop.
Where it Differs: Think Sperry x Supra x NIKE….not Kanye x NIKE x Warren Buffet. These are gonna be a heavy hitter upon release, mainly since this is the best looking Greedy Genius shoe to drop. Expect heads to turn, and wallets to say “Thank You”.
EXHIBIT B – RT1 by NIKE (White/Grey/Turquoise colorway) aka “The UnYeezys”.
Likeness: Extended HiTop; Bright contrasting interior; Safari Texture; Protruding tongue.
Where it Differs: Well….add a strap & an air bubble my friends, and PRESTO-Alacazam!! You have an Air Yeezy (but for about $135 LESS).
EXHIBIT C - Ex-O- Fit Hi SG Strap by Reebok
Likeness: Mid-Strap; Vibrant (attention-grabbing) colorways; mixture of materials.
Where it Differs: This sneaker is ALOT more OSTENTATIOUS than the Air Yeezys. It uses tone-on-tone, so more than likely…your sneakers will stand out from the rest of your ENTIRE outfit. Oh…did we mention you can get these for under $100?
YOU CAN’T SAY THAT WE DON’T LOOK OUT FOR YALL!
I just thought I would play a little game with the readers. The rules are simple…name each sneaker’s designer brand (not just designers because a designer for one brand might have his own brand too…hint, hint) but only the ones where you can see both pairs. And you thought you and your dudes were ON IT. You gotta love Paris street fashion. Anyway, comment and let me know what you come up with. And of course I already know the right answers. Lol.
I should go further and ask from what season too…For more pics featuring “on-it” crews like this check out Jak & Jil Blog.