Archive for August 2009

Don’t Act Like I Never Told Ya

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If you’ve been following our twitter feeds (gr8vision, GunnerSixx, bleyzmanuel) you will have already known that we took notice of the recent “Construction Worker” trend in footwear (a brother confesses, Red Wing Inspired boots are my sh*t). If that wasn’t enough, we even posted the re-release of Polo Boots, back in July. Now everywhere you look, celebs have been rocking  steel toes — Timbalands and Doc Martens to be exact. So again…don’t act like we never told ya!

(Photos courtesy of Concreteloop — AUC stand UP!)

Kanye in TimbsKanye in TimbsMos Def in Timbs

Rihanna + BootsRihanna's friend con Doc MartinsSolange in Doc Martins


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August 18, 2009 at 9:50 am

Get Familiar | F/W09

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Grads, it’s mid-August, which means that “the season of versatility” is right around the corner. Before you think about putting away those chinos, chambray, and bright colors — take a look at some of the incoming styles. You may be surprised to see that some motifs are going to hang around this Fall, and into the cold season. Here are a couple of items that u|T|o staff has gathered to help you brainstorm your F/W wardrobe — GET FAMILIAR!!:



Blend some of your favorite summer pieces with elements from the fall. Mixing textures is one of the best ways to incorporate cross-seasonal looks.


Accessories that SPEAK!


Arm band by Maison Martin Margiela

Fall neutrals and cool colors will always be dependable options. But don’t abandon those electric colors and vibrant splashes that make your wardrobe POP!

Scarf by Nonnative

Fall/Winter 09 Accessories and Sneakers by Raf Simons

TEXTURE, Tailoring….Always work

Vest by Nonnative

J+ Collection Suit by Jil Sander x Uniqlo

Alexander McQueen F/W 09

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August 17, 2009 at 9:44 am

RecessionPrøøf 220: The Margiela S/S ’08 L[oo]k

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A personal favorite here at the Urban Takeøut studios is Maison Martin Margiela. I was really diggin’ the bandeau inspired looks of his Summer/Spring ’08 RTW line. I decided to put this post together to give you Urban Graduettes a more cost-effective way to show your appreciation for MMM.


No, these are not the same designs but they are ridiculously close. The cheaper alternative to the right is the “Summoning The Storm” tee by Liquid Blue.

Ripped jeans by Yodamnself.

And finally, the booties…Black leather ‘Soho’ collar sandals by Ash.

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August 13, 2009 at 9:35 pm


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The DoubleshotThe Doubleshot

Here’s your quick u|T|ø doubleshot — everything you missed or need to be reminded of:

  • Today, Scott Schuman’s book, The Sartorialist arrives in stores (I’ll be snagging my copy this afternoon from Barnes and Noble). Buy here.
  • Maison Martin Margela has released looks at their upcoming fall/winter collection. View here.
  • Spike Jonze and Kanye West have collaborated on a short film entitled, “We Were Once A Fairytale”. It will be available Sept. 8th on iTunes. Read more here.
  • Rodarte x Target was announced last week. We knew in July…but just in case you didn’t…read here.
  • Ford Model’s recent signee Amber Rose has a FLAWLESS feature in Complex Magazine. See here.


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August 12, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Inc.Me: Ladies Edition

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Once again, u|T|o is rolling out new categories for our readers! “Inc.Me” is a unique one; here we ask a guild of Urban Grads (via twitter) how they would INCorporate random article(s) of clothing or accessories  into their own personal style — then we post their responses! Check our side column for the tweets —–>>>

Here are the items:

Owlita Feather EarringsOwl Feather Earrings

>>NadirahAli says: “i normally hate feather earrings but these are dope! only sport em with tank&jeans, hair to one side and BADBAD shoes”

>>Diva_Esquire says: “okay the earrings, I’d def. wear them out on a weekend to an event with a solid color dress. The shoes & bag w/some slacks (blk)”

>>Luv_TayRonae says: “I’d so rock those feather earrings! With my Bangs out and hair in a ponytail. Nothing too flashy on. All eyes on my ears! GOLD!”

>>andremichael says: “love ’em. I call ’em “power accessories”! U don’t need much else going on w a major statement shoe or earring!”

>>NajahJamilah says: “DOPE WOULD DEFINITLY RoCK!”

Novella Royale Mister Bag

>>NadirahAli says: “the bag with denim easy everyday bag, but the shoes short black mini dress and blazer.”

>> Luv_TayRonae says: “For the bag, I’d wear my distressed jeans, fitted V-neck white-tee and my wicker Fedora. Hook on my Gold armlets…DONE!”

>>ShnElys says: “theres a little black dress in my closet ready for each of those accessories….”


Margiela Disco Ball Sandals

>>Diva_Esquire says: “the shoes are on some hot discoball steez, I’d rock ’em with all black”

>>cherita1984 says: “I’d rock them with a black strapless mini, blindin everybody in the room when I walk”

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August 12, 2009 at 9:50 am

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Street Style = Runway Edge

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Maybe it’s just me but street style has really been influencing menswear lately. Sagging pants has always been a part of street culture, then it was adopted by pop culture, and then the runway. BUT UHHH states are trying to pass legislation against sagging pants but it’s ok if the likes of Zac Effron do it. While it may not be “sagging” in the strictest sense CALVIN KLEIN is definitely being edgy by showing a lil’ underwear…and I aint talking about his ads from the early 90s.

I know some of my Urban Grads know about this one…the ” ‘wife beater’ tucked into boxers” look. Or according to creative director Italo Zucchelli “dress shirt tucked into boxer briefs” look. How’s that for Casual Friday. LOL. Get ’em Mr. Zucchelli.

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August 4, 2009 at 8:39 pm

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Get Familiar | A Knight’s Tale

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Shout out to designer Liza Koifman and creative director Tomas Overtoom of OntFront for thinking about us Urban Grads here at Urban Takeøut. As we keep our ears to the concrete to forecast upcoming trends and keep our heads to the sky to create new ones, we love to present to you the newest and sometimes overlooked fashion designers. So here is some fashion armor for the Urban Grads to do battle with. GET FAMILIAR!!

“…designed to catapult the bold sophistication of the valiant medieval knight into comfortable gallantry for the modern-day street cavalier.”

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August 3, 2009 at 6:48 pm

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