Posts Tagged ‘culture’
We gave you a glimpse at the collaboration back in the Valentine’s Day “Cupid’s Collage” post. The Official release date for the long-awaited Stussy x Hellz Bellz Ladies First Collection is this coming Saturday, March 07, 2009. The two iconic labels volley signature elements, such as Stussy’s CRAAAAZY typography, and Hellz Bellz’s Femme Fatale flair and colorways. I really appreciate their minimalist, bad ass chick approach — job well done. This will more than likely sell out, so jump on it like a trampoline before you see MIA (sans-preggers) or Santogold with every piece.
If there were one understatement item to invest in this year, it would have to be the pocket square. In the eye of this recession, fashion is turning to it’s simple roots. In that transition, the age-old handkerchief has taken front seat, bringing a variety of contemporary designs along with it. And although traditionally male, square silks have become a clever accessory for women too (often larger and more vibrant). GET FAMILIAR!!
The color pallets and artistic details are what propel the new breed of pocket squares. Check out Liberty of London, they have a nice variety of squares and small silk scarves for both men and women.
And just in case you need some advice on how to fold one….
It may not be a rodeo show, but Denim Button-down Shirts have found their way back into the market. The modern take on this classic garment is to use darker, finer denim or denim blends (as opposed to light-colored, heavier denim of the past), and to incorporate intricate stitchwork. Military pockets, pearl buttons, and bi-tonal interiors have been added to create the “Industrial-chic” look. Give these a try:
(in order: Double-Faced Military Shirt by S2VS; Pen Chambray Jacket by Woolrich Woolen Mills; ACNE x Lanvin; Raf Simons denim suit; Denim Demon)
Just when you thought your holiday season was safe, we had to let the Dogs loose! [Urban+Take(øut)] is rebooting (pun intended) the Q – Dog series, pumpin out a whole new style selection for the nastiest brothas on the yard. **To the Ques, please grab your Crown Royal bags, Vikings, and Lakers paraphenalia….and proceed to roast them on an open fire.** So relax, grab a pint of that Oil, and watch as we upgrade the Bruhs, (for in the immortal words of George Clinton, “The Dog that chases its tail will be dizzy”):
House Dog (Polo + Rugby)
*The embroidery on the Rugby sweater….ridiculoso. Plus the belt is a 4 season winner!
Street Dog (LRG + Billionaire Boys Club)
* Grape Cardigans?! No brainer.
Nasty Dog (Supra + Paper ROOt + UNDRCRWN + Beasted)
*I hope everyone notices that the two most powerful men in America are on these tees — Barack Obama…and Kimbo Slice.
Atomic Dog (NIKE + CLAE + Lacoste x Mita)
* Two words…Eggplant Flightposite — easily one of the top 100 sneakers ever made by Nike. And, did you peep how Lacoste’s collab with Mita Sneakers (Japan all day) look like The Retro Jordan 3′s??
BROOKLYN (WE GO HARD) VIDEO by Evan Roth
*This was a collaboration inspired by the Red and the Global Fund (HIV/AIDS Prevention) and will be featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie chronicling the life of Christopher Wallace. The link below the pictures…..pure ART for the Urban Graduate Soul. Break bread.
As Urban Grads, we live the MOST HECTIC lives known to man. But, there comes a point in everyone’s life when they realize that they need consistency. Amidst this unpredictable lifestyle, we are offered solace in one brand – J.Crew.
Two words come to mind…”classic” and “dependable“. I mean, these garments are practically engineered! And this is one of those circumstances where the price ACTUALLY equals the quality. You ain’t NEEVVVER heard of a J.Crew Sweater fallin apart at the seams (I still rock a driving cap I bought a few seasons back)! Not to mention, the brand just got an ad-hoc endorsement (in an interview) by none other than….MICHELLE OBAMA.
If the impeccable garment-work isn’t enough for you….how about that FIRE 15% off for ALL STUDENTS! Oh you didn’t know?! (If you have not been taking advantage of this….go stand in a corner — you are on timeout). Just show up with a college I.D. card, and get it poppin. If you’re really on the ball, you’ll catch them at season change (hmm….kinda like now) when they have an entire sale section (kinda like….now) and get Sale Reductions + 15% off.
J.Crew may not be the flyest and flashiest, but it does provide that “Go-to” wardrobe necessary in the Urban Graduate’s transition lifestyle. Anchor yourself.
Who says adults can’t have toys anymore??
Be@rbrick is a toy made by MediCom Toy Inc. and the company is best known for its visual collaborations. Imagine mashing up a plastic 9 piece Berenstein bear with some of the illest designers like Kaws and Nigo. As basic as it may seem, these toys follow some pretty interesting themes, ranging from patterned bears, to film-inspired bears (i.e. Kill Bill), and (in this case) even Breast-Cancer Awareness bears. What makes these things so dope is that they’re limited, rarely re-released, and extreeeeeemely unpredictable. The dang toy comes in a BLIND BOX**!! (TRANSLATION: you can’t see what bear is inside, until you purchase and open the box up) How Exclusive is that?! I don’t even think Santa’s Elves can get a hold of one of these joints.
** Now I know some of yall are reading this like…”Ninja Please, that ain’t FRESH!! How you gonna camouflage the thing I’m tryna purchase?!” But think about it….if you could see the object inside, would it make it more or less desirable..?
Layered Wood Be@rbrick
Kill Bill Be@rbrick
Bathing Ape Be@rbrick
Mastermind Japan Be@rbrick…
…[the clothing line behind the infamous $1,000 t-shirt]
Daft Punk Be@rbrick
Alessandro Dell’Acqua Be@rbrick