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BLACK FRIDAY!!

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Just a quick post for yall. Enjoy your shopping day Urban Graduates! I know we will. (What you see above is the DJ Clark Kent + NIKE Limited Ed. “Black Friday” AF1– only released in 3 locations — and Concepts in Boston, MA def. was a stop for ya boy. Told yall about the textured kicks — get familiar).

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November 28, 2008 at 5:17 pm

u|T|ø Endorses…Banana An

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As we all know Black Friday is less than 48 hours away.  You can expect a mass exodus of economy-scorned holiday shoppers to your most popular mall/s.  Some people don’t mind shopping in herds; while others are haunted by flashbacks of Mufasa’s death.  Sometimes you just want to sit at your computer in your warm abode with some hot chocolate and point-and-click away your shopping indulgences.  Well I have a great site for women’s accessories that caters to those aforementioned indulgences. Introducing to those who don’t already know, BANANA AN accessories.  Nothing on this website is over $13…except the Sumo Kitty Wallet by Fluff (that’s $15.70).  Shout out to Ms. Huynh.

Gold Tone Guinevere Necklace

Black Drop Heart Earrings

Marigold Bracelet

Super Nova Ring

Burgundy Gerbera Daisy Hairclip

Camelia Sunglasses

**The jewelry is nickel-free so there’s no need for the allergic to fear any sudden bouts of dermatitis…that’s never a good look**

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November 27, 2008 at 3:40 am

Greek 2 Chic: I Got Sole (The Re-up)

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Happy Pre-turkey Day, Grads and Graduettes. I know yall are ready to sink your teeth into somethin’. Well, for all my sneakerheads out there, we decided to reboot the 10 Pics…10 Kicks post. Enjoy!

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November 26, 2008 at 5:28 pm

The Urban Graduate [in.vest.ment]

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There’s no doubt about it, one of the most overlooked fall/winter essentials is the down vest. For some reason, us guys want to continue to act like it doesn’t exist. We figure, hell, what’s the purpose of a middleman?! Either go all the way, or not at all. — How terribly wrong! Urban Grads, the down vest should be invited back into your wardrobe. The trick is, don’t overdo the investment — go for a fitted look, low on bulkiness, and a distinct color/lining combination. Observe.

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The Down Vest should hug the shoulders, be close to the body, and have a distance from seam to seam of 4 to 5 inches. Throw a henly underneath or a contrasting oxford for a fashionable dressed down look.

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You could also achieve a dressed-up look by adding a fitted button-down and neckwear (although this guys tie is extremely wack…c’mon my grandfather owns that one). Bottom line, invest in functional outerwear — The Down Vest is a 3 season player! Put it in the game.

Here are some other vests for you to check out:

Denimation 201: Sulphur Dyeing [suhl-fer dahy-ing]

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Apparently colored denim has been awakened from it’s deathly slumber by radiation from a fallen satellite.  Or was it from deadly gas released from a medical supply warehouse?  Wait, I know what it was…celebrities like Rihanna and Fergie were spotted wearing colored denim jeans.  Colored denim is cool but you have to know when to relax.  We are in the Fall season so it’s time to tone down the brightness for richer colors.

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November 24, 2008 at 4:56 am

The smARTORIALIST: Like An Onion

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This is why Fall is my favorite season…LAYERING. Layering clothing is one of those intricate sciences of fashion. If done well, one can look like a million bucks and have people wondering if they should be taking a picture with you. If it’s done wrong then you can look uncomfortable, a mess, and worst of all…hot. There is no possible way that you can look cool if you are constantly trying not to exert any energy. There are a lot of great examples of layering all over the internet.

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Here are some tips on the all important art of layering:

1. Make sure that you start with a thin layer (oxford dress shirt, a nice v-neck, etc). You still want to be able to get down to this layer and be comfortable if it heats up unexpectedly.

2. Next, step it up in thickness.  You may want to try a thin cardigan, a sweater, or a vest.  Great Fall colors are navy, black, browns, and grays. But at this point in the process, you can add a little color if you choose to. I would recommend rich colors. For example instead of purple, try a wine colored knit of some sort.

3. Don’t forget the accessories…ties and scarves.

4. Now here is where it gets thick; literally. Slap on the outerwear, a peacoat, trench, chunky knit shawl collar cardigan, leather jacket, etc. I know it sounds like you would just be coming up with the same look, but that’s why I posted those pictures first.

5. Remember, layering doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to wear a jacket; AND layering is for casual dress. Hopefully you won’t crash and burn like Eddie Murphy’s last three to four movies. Enjoy.

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November 22, 2008 at 3:49 am

Get Familiar: Her Object Essential

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We all know how a woman’s accessory game is sometimes more important than the actual outfit.  Well, seems like most Graduettes know that.  I mean keffiyehs are cool for women, but there are so many different scarves and knit wraps coming out for “She-Grads” this Fall.  I mean, real talk, women HAVE to have a harder time with accessory-picking.  The gamut of clutches, totes, scarves, belts, jewelry, hats, etc. runs deep like the Yangtze River.  BUT, with the proper fashion flotation device, a woman can survive the overpowering current of decision to show others that her ability to accessorize is strong.  Quote me on that.