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The Urban Graduate [play.vs.away]

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Grads and Graduettes, there are some things we need to discuss. As the unique trend originators that we are, it is IMPERATIVE that we remain AHEAD of the curve…not behind it. I love yall like a play cousin, but today, we have to put it all out on the table. There are just some things people need to stop rockin….right now. Not now, but RIGHT NOW. We’re gonna help facilitate this transition for our slow brothers and sisters in graduate-dom; enter “Play vs. Away”.

1. FABRICS :: Look now, it’s getting cold. Put that damn linen and seersucker away for next June, and throw on heavier fabrics like…i dunno….WOOL! Tweed, Corduroy, and Moleskin are all good fabrics for this time of the year.

Moleskin - IN PLAY

Moleskin - IN PLAY

Seersucker - Put AWAY

Seersucker - Put AWAY

2. WOMEN’S FOOTWEAR :: Ladies, you know yall are my heart….but if I see one more woman skippin around here with gladiator sandals on (this includes you Rhianna), I swear fo’ God I’mma bring a lion out to attack your tacky ass. Knee-high bootsRider boots, and even Hunter boots are good looks right about now.

Knee-High Boots - In PLAY

Knee-High Boots - In PLAY

Gladiator Sandals - Put AWAY

Gladiator Sandals - Put AWAY

3. Men’s Footwear :: I love loafers and moccasins. They seem to go with damn near everything and they’re timeless. But, let’s be practical, there’s nothing worse then stepping in a puddle, or snow, or the elements…in a loafer. They are made for fashion, not for protection. Switch to a more protective, and still stylish alternative, the Chukka Boot.

Chukka Boot - In PLAY

Chukka Boot - In PLAY

Loafer/ Moccasin - Put AWAY

Loafer/ Moccasin - Put AWAY

 

4. ACCESSORIES :: It was hot two years ago, it even hung on last year, but now….it’s just kinda sad. Keffiyehs (or Arab scarves as ignant folk call them) should only be worn if you plan on crossing the Sahara this winter. Otherwise, grab a REGULAR SCARF, wool, cashmere, and cable-knit, and leave the camel-jockeying alone.

Woven Scarves - In PLAY

Woven Scarves - In PLAY

Keffiyahs - Put AWAY

Keffiyahs - Put AWAY

5. TECHNOLOGY :: Now this has to be said. If you’re a grown-ass adult, who plans on being viewed as a grown-ass adult….kick that toy to the side. It’s not fresh. You’re not in Mrs. Walinski’s 3rd period — you’re in Philosophy, Biochemistry, Contracts, or maybe a cubicle. Point blank, upgrade your phone along with your life; the G1 is like the Sidekick + iPhone + I’mma boss.

G1 - In PLAY

G1 - In PLAY

Sidekick 1, 2, or 3 - Put AWAY

Sidekick 1, 2, or 3 - Put AWAY

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Written by great8productions

November 4, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Posted in The Urban Graduate

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  1. Nice list but I disagree with #3. The use of a Keffiyeh/shmagh allows for a more flexible layered effect. Also contributes to a cleaner profile thus providing a more fashion forward presentation.

    This may not be the best practice for graduates in regions where each season exist independently, it wil certain benefit those living in coastal areas that are prone to occasional cold spells

    Winston

    November 5, 2008 at 2:56 am


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