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Get Familiar: Gucci In A Flash [Gucci x Mark Ronson]

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OPENING TODAY IN NEW YORK (via Crosby St.) is the GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY pop-up store. This “flash sneaker store” has brought Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and DJ Mark Ronson together to design a limited edition collection of sneakers. At each stop on this 18-city international tour a new Gucci Ronson sneaker will be introduced to the world, in addition to exclusive editions of 18 sneaker styles in the Gucci Icon-Temporary collection. The Gucci Ronson sneakers retail between $500-$600, while the Gucci Icon-Temporary sneakers are between $500-$1,400. Each sneaker comes with exclusive packaging and the option of having your initials placed on the leather lace adornments.

Shout out to Bay Area Kicks for the photos.

**UPDATE** — Here are some shots from the pop-up store, courtesy of Nitrolicious 🙂

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October 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Get Familiar: The Hunter Gath’ress

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As an Urban Graduette I’ve come to realize two truths.

Fact 1: Men like when we wear their clothes. Fact 2: Every girl wants to wear items of men’s clothing.

It’s not really a secret, sometimes we just want to breath and not have everything so close. And I’ll agree, women do have a thing for an Urban Grad who can bring out his inner Brett Favre and make it his own. But sometimes we just want to be “ruggedly sexy” in our own way.

Hunter Chic isn’t just for the boys anymore. It’s for us women who want to show that clothes can empower us in an appealing way [sans the big shoulder pads of the 80s…gross]. To get the look across successfully there needs to be that mandatory dance between hard and soft; rugged and smooth. The subtle play between opposites that a guy who appreciates a mean shoe game will recognize. Let’s do some fashion addition:

Kettle Black plaid boyfriend shirt 128 intermixerez

Barbour ladies Utility Jacket (classic)faux fur 330 shopbop

Glen Price wool gauze scarf 85 intermixGenetic Denim shane torn 198 intermix

Chloe lace up suede booties 695 intermixSee by Chloe suede wedge boot 625 intermixHunter boots www.hunter-boot.comProenza Schouler mustard PS1 satchel

Mara hoffman fringe shawl sweater  561 shopbopJamison Fringed cardi 220 saks

– Ceci Staff writer & F.I.T. student

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October 15, 2009 at 12:01 am

u|T|ø endorses…Public School

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Very rarely do we come across brands that effectively merge conceptual wear with practicality. In the case of Public School, their S/S 2010 line accomplishes the unlikely. The collection, which is inspired by The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, offers some of the most stunning pieces I’ve seen from any brand for that season. Raw materials blended with synthetic….in a manner that comes off as Nuvo — not contrived; It doesn’t get much better than that.

We’ve been watching Public School’s collections for the past few seasons. One of the dopest things about this brand is that it actually takes risks! Their craftsmanship is superb, but more impressive is the subtle sense of maturity that comes with each collection; it’s almost as if there’s an organic progression in construction, concept, and presentation.

If you haven’t got the picture by now, Urban Grads, you should renew your Public School spirit! Support quality, support conceptualization, and support practicality.

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October 2, 2009 at 8:42 am

Get Familiar: The Hunter Gatherer

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Here at u|T|ø, we’ve come to realize two truths. Fact 1: Every woman loves Brett Favre. Fact 2: Every man wants to be Brett Favre (somewhere deep down). Don’t be upset, it’s just how it is! When you boil it all down to the raw extract, the quality that makes Favre the quintessential definition of MAN is his ruggedness. Hence, this fall…use your instincts – go rugged.


There’s something very GQ about the look we call, Hunter Chic. First thing that comes to mind – Texture. Most rugged apparel is composed of heavy materials that are perfect for insulation, while still being visually appealing (think Tweed). Next, they rely on patterns to create a traditional garment (think Plaids and Quilted pieces). Finally, the key to the Hunter look is LAYERING; we’re talking a thermal, under a flannel, under a down vest (and maybe even a coat if need be).


Below are some items we feel you may want to invest in to bring out you inner Favruh-ness. Man up, Get Familiar!!


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Beauty & Youth Tweed JacketRed Wing Irish Setter BootHardGraft Headwear

Edifice x Penfield VestOliver Spencer Fishtail Trouser

Junya Watanabe Quilted Nylon Jacket

Opening Ceremony Max-Lined Parka

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September 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm

u|T|ø endorses…3sixteen Fall 2009

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Frankly, 3sixteen needs no introduction. Back in April, we previewed the S/S 09 collection just to give Grads a taste of the creative genius this brand possesses. This fall, our friends over at 3sixteen have truly outdone themselves, presenting a collection that is both sophisticated and unique. View the video look book here.

The entire collection emits a rich urban zest, offering a variety of pieces (from staple outerwear like pea coats and toggle coats to elite accessories like ties, bracelets, and glasses). Their latest look book is set against a New York City backdrop, adding a sleek cosmopolitan element to this collection.

Honestly, it’s refreshing to see such an astute approach to presenting a designer collection. A brotha can look at something like this and visualize himself in these settings, wearing this apparel, and giving off this vibe. With that said, u|T|ø stands behind this product — unequivocably.

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August 30, 2009 at 1:24 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!!:

Summa-Fall

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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.

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Accessories that SPEAK!

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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

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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