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Get Familiar: Simply…Suede

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SUEDE is apparently becoming hot this season with sneaker designers. It’s an interesting choice because it has strong weaknesses like the ability to become dirty and absorb liquids quickly, but it’s also soft probably making for a comfortable wear. Not to mention it just looks more luxurious. Here are some S/S 2010 offerings…

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January 22, 2010 at 11:48 pm

[4]u|Tø Know: Richard Chai [4] PRO-Keds

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Richard Chai relatively new to the menswear fashion scene has already made some major moves since the release of his own line in 2004; he has already completed capsule collections for Topman and Target. His newest collaboration, supposedly set to drop this January is between he and Keds. These understated yet eye-catching hi-tops feature a single zipper fastener running vertically up the front to secure the shoes, reminiscent of the new Rick Owens trainer redux. There are still holes for laces if you want to lace them up, but I ask you this question…..why would you?

Check out his Spring 2010 collection here.

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January 16, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Get Familiar: Cole Haand of Winter

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Cole Haan has resurrected the name of its’s long lost co-founder with the COLE ROOD & HAAN line of “roaring-twenties” inspired brogues, wingtips and dress boots and some cool complementary bags.

For ze Urban Graduette…

Cole Haan Chassis

Cole Haan Crush

Cole Haan Breezer

Cole Haan Messenger Bag

Cole Haan Tote

…and ze Urban Graduates:

Cole Haan Bearcat

ColeHaan Boot Leg

Cole Haan Jack

Cole Haan Dapper

Cole Haan Duffel

Cole Haan Messenger Bag

Purchase here.

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November 9, 2009 at 4:54 pm

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Fashion’s Night Ø|u|T: MOMO x Y-3

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New York based artist MOMO has successfully collaborated with the Adidas brand Y-3 to create a collection of “fli-tops” with artistically architectural colorways. This capsule collection is a redux of the Y-3 Hayworth Mid II but it boasts designs similar to his work in the International Outdoor Urban Art Exhibition. Tentatively, these shoes will be part of a limited run of 350 pairs worldwide with a pricetag of about $320. They will debut in the US at Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out.

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September 6, 2009 at 11:52 pm

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!)

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

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August 18, 2009 at 9:50 am

Texas Iconic Boot Returns

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Every region across the nation has their ICONIC shoe. Northeast — yall own Timbs (Wheat seems to be the standard). West — Vans & Chucks, (depending on if you Go Dumb or Jerk). And then there’s….the 3rd Coast — specifically TEXAS. They are responsible for the POLO BOOT, period. For those who are 3rd ward born and raised, but not in Texas anymore (i.e. The Urbane Epicurean), the re-release is scheduled for today, 7/16 [at David Z. – 556 Broadway (between Prince and Spring st.) New York, NY 10012] and tomorrow, 7/17, online. Grab a pair,  throw on some screw, and commence leeeeeanin’!

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via highsnobiety.com

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July 16, 2009 at 11:03 am

Get Familiar: Manga Wedges

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These vixens are bad as hell! The white and black colorway is so clean. Not to mention they look like they are from an episode of Robotech. While I enjoy the classics I am partial to techy-inspired designs. You may not know of him yet, but look out for Liam Fahy, the designer of these “beau|Ties.”

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June 8, 2009 at 12:11 am