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Greek 2 Chic: Picks of the Week

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Here we go, back with the latest and the greatest:

Nike Delta Force Low. JUNE 28th. So ICY.

The Tougher than Leather Skateboard by Greece is for Lovers. I just think this is different and really an artistic fly thing to have. Zero functionality lol.

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June 23, 2008 at 10:24 pm

The smARTORIALIST: Andre 3K .:Space Age:.

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If you like the Air Yeezy’s then you will probably love these…

These Marty McFly looking shoes are called the ATO Cow Hide Boot from Japanese designer ATO MATSUMOTO.

These shoes come in black, silver, white, and red. But it’s something about the black that gets me. To be honest, I think these shoes may have inspired the Air Yeezy’s if you ask me. But that’s just how an Urban Graduate thinks. We always see the fashion connection…we have an eye for these types of things y’dig.

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June 21, 2008 at 6:44 pm

The Urban Graduate [transport]

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I’m not sure if Mobil/Exxon really care, but Urban Graduates EVERYWHERE are being hit hard by the skyrocketing prices of oil. We drive a wide range of vehicles…. old hatchbacks, gas-guzzling spaceships, “I can drive over anything” SUVs, the ever-fashionable Passat, and occasionally, Daddy’s old Mercedez; but I can almost guarantee that NONE of our cars run on old beer cans and banana peels (i.e. The Delorean). It’s great that Hybrid, Electric, and Bio-Diesel cars are all on the market — but let’s be honest….is the Urban Graduate in a financial position to purchase any of these?

Allow me to introduce my nifty friend, THE BICYCLE!! Bicycles (Bikes for short) have been around for almost 200 years (ten years shy). These two-wheeled devices transport a rider from one place to another place…just like cars do– but with considerably LESS GAS (actually…none at all)! AND, they can PARK ANYWHERE for free.

Okay, let me be serious, people ride bikes all the time. As an Urban Graduate, do not restrict yourself to the dogmatic ways of Cars. Pick up a bike, and pedal to work, to school, to the bank, or wherever you deem reasonably within distance. You’ll save a few bucks, burn a few calories, and take care of business.

**The RAW Cannondale Special Ed. Bicycle by Cannondale and G-Star Denim.

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June 20, 2008 at 6:21 pm

The smARTORIALIST: Wildin’ Out West

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ROCK WITH ME on this one…western “pearl snap” shirts.

Western shirts (not the honkey tonk, Dolly Parton looking ones) range from cheap to moderately priced and come in an endless array of colorful plaid designs.  There is a design out there that will compliment any pair of kicks you can find or currently own.

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June 17, 2008 at 6:47 am

Denimation 201: Selvedge [sel-vij]

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Urban Graduates,

This is lesson one in a class about the wonderful world of denim.  The class on what denim actually is was covered in Denimation 101…but that was the basics.  As Urban Graduates you are now specializing in the fashion field so there is no need to backtrack.  Lesson 1: You say selvage…I say SELVEDGE.  

Selvedge, or “self-edge” denim has always been hot but pricey because of its high quality.  Selvedge denim is made on old-style shuttle looms that produces a narrower fabric than the newer and more commonly used projectile loom.  This produces a more tightly weaved denim that lasts longer.  In Selvedge denim, you can see the actual edge in the outseam where the weaving has stopped (as opposed to projectile looms where the fabric has been cut off at the ends resulting in lighter and less durable jeans).  The selvedge edge is usually stitched with a colored thread…red being the most common.  In the past, to acquire a pair of selvedge jeans you would have to buy some vintage jeans or go to Japan.  Prices for a pair of premium selvedge jeans usually range somewhere from 200-300 U.S. dollars.  But now, thanks to Uniqlo (they’re the “Japanese H&M”) you can acquire a pair of premium selvedge jeans for around eighty bucks.  Unsure if the jeans are selvedge…cuff em and look for the signature selvedge edges located along the outseam of the jeans!

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June 17, 2008 at 5:57 am

Greek 2 Chic: Picks of the Week

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Here are a bunch of random pieces the UT found inspirational:

The Double X Tee by Abstraxx. The Green + White joint, very subtle and unexpected.

The Will Not Tee by Bodagon. Everything from the message to the color choice. Dope.

The Lupe Tee by Sons of Liberty. Michael Young History (My Cool Young History)…..dope.

The CS Los Angeles Tee by Dissizit! Last week I posted the Red + White, this week…the Purple + Gold.

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June 16, 2008 at 11:03 pm

Greek 2 Chic: Cats

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Check out these items from around the web:

Striped Jersey Shopper Tote Bag by Marc Jacobs. Fly, in such a casual, beach-esque way. It’s not doing too much, but it shows that you’re on point with your taste.

Reva Ballet Flats by Tory Burch. I don’t know what it is with women and ballet flats. YALL LOVE THEM JOINTS! I know that us fellas…don’t understand why you want to walk around all day basically barefoot.  Nevertheless, these are some really fresh flats.

The Pinstripe Old Skool Lo Pro by Vans. This sneaker has had the BIGGEST come up in the last few years (thanks to all my Thizzlamic Folk out in the Yay Area)! I feel like this is the perfect crossover shoe for ladies; you can be active, and be fresh.

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June 16, 2008 at 10:40 pm