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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

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.

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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

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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step.youR.GAME.UP…The city of New Orleans

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I was thoroughly shocked when I went into the New Orleans’ Saks today and saw the Dior Homme Spring ’09 sneakers [in the black and white colorway] on the 50% OFF RACK. So at the risk of getting kicked out of the store, I took this picture and hit up the other chief editor of the Urban Takeøut blog. After a brief discussion we came to the agreement that in any other major city above the Bible Belt, these bad boys would have been expeditiously “scooped.” But sadly, my hometown has never been really fashion forward, or fashion stationary for that matter.

STEP IT UP!

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July 22, 2009 at 7:19 pm

The SmARTORIALIST: The Schuman Shøw

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Graduettes and Grads, the Sultan of Sartorialism Scott Schuman is finally putting all of his photographic work into one bound, street-inspired collection of the same name as his applauded website, THE SARTORIALIST.

The long-awaited book will come in paperback and a special hardcover edition, and will consist of 500 pages of his personally favorite photographs. The paperback will be significantly cheaper than the hardcover. “This was very important to me because as a photographer I wanted a beautiful book to showcase my images – but I didn’t want to do just another expensive coffee table book that would be too expensive for many of my readers.”

To launch the book there will be a “Sartorialust” pop-up shop in Barneys New York. So mark your calenders on August 12th for the US release of Scott Schuman’s masterpiece of the human fashion menagerie. The hardcover “Bespoke Edition” is available now on Amazon.com.

Check out more coverage from the man himself at http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/2009/01/sartorialist-book.html.

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July 21, 2009 at 1:09 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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July 16, 2009 at 11:03 am

(Kanye + LV) x HighSnobiety = Photoshoot

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KW x LV photoshoot

 Take one of the most anticipated footwear collaborations (Kanye West x Louis Vuitton), cross it with an ill photographer (Daniela Muller-Brunke), and what do you get?? A well-done visual presentation of iconic footwear, quarterbacked by Highsnobiety.

Enjoy the rest of the experience here.

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June 26, 2009 at 10:12 am