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Greek 2 Chic: Graphic Content

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We rounded up some unique graphic tees for apes, rabbits, dogs, doves, and centaurs. The key to rockin a graphic tee is to go simple! Make sure there aren’t too many random colors (otherwise, you’ll look rubix cube). The current trend in graphic tees is using high quality, opaque paints, i.e. metallic paints, foil paints, etc. These joints we picked are designed by urban companies and have a good balance of image symbolism and image recognition [P.S. be READY!! UTO is coming with Ape Sh!t, Gentleman’s Klub, Purple Label, Sig.nature, and Century apparel THIS FALL!!! We’re GOIN’ IN!!!]:

The Public Enemy Tee by OBEY. Yo, Shepard Fairey, the artist/designer for most of OBEY’s graphic tees, has a GREAT talent for combining art with cultural relevance. PUBLIC ENEMY!!!! C’mon man! If you need any further motivation…..drop kick yourself.

The Masked Avenger Tee by Garbege. When I first saw this joint, I thought I was looking at a purple and gold Ironman. The Tony Stark-esque character is definitely eye-catching, especially since the popularity of the movie. Between the image and the color combination, this shirt is ill. Scoop it before other kats do, fa’real.

The Diamond Grenade Tee by WollyHood. Maaaaaaaaan!! Could it be any more perfe[k]t?? It’s a shirt….with a diamond….blowing up (1 +1 =……..)!! If yall don’t get this one, then the whole concept of Urban Takeout is being missed. Subtle, but blatant — Understood by some, witnessed by many, respected by ALL. Get in where you fit in (in other words, cop the shirt, and be on the lookout for Gentleman’s Klub).

The King of Rock Tee by Analog. Classic! Very clean and well-arranged. Run-DMC have probably the most recognizable silhouettes in the history of hip-hop. But what I appreciate most about this shirt is the alternation of colors! It’s just sick. Positive and negative space usage….mixed with metallic accents….Sucka Emcees should call YOU sire!

The Good Life Tee by Bonafide Icon. This tee just demands respect. You got a bunch of kids starin at the grill of somebody’s whip — EVERYBODY can identify with that (don’t act like you don’t remember playin’ That’s My Car)! At first glance, the foil graphic is crisp — nuff said. Church.

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August 5, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Greek 2 Chic: I Got Sole

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Ok, so this time, UTØ decided to go crazy and locate ten of the HOTTEST kicks you can own. The kicks shown in these pictures WILL make a statement, they don’t need any help from t-shirts with greek letters on them, no line jackets or anything else. JUST THE SOLES. So, without further adieu’, we present 10 Pics…10 kicks:

POODLES…..here they are. SB Dunk Hi (Marge Simpson Ed.) by NIKE. I always think SB Dunks look tough on a female, esp. if they wear those lil sizes. You can rock these to run errands, or to the next greek picnic, and STILL be crushin the game. As of now, these are only available in Asia, so Ebay needs to be your friend.

ELEPHANTS….This shoe is about to change the whole playing field. The Hi Road Sneaker by Blowfish is reaaally not a sneaker. It’s actually…well, I don’t know. What I DO know is that celebs have been spotted rocking these from NY to LA. These are slated to be as big as, or bigger than Ugg boots. Getcha gear up!

CATS……they did it again. Creative Recreation, the unique SoCal shoe company that has been blowing up these last few years, released this CRAAAAZY color combo. This Cesario Hi is ONLY available in women’s sizes. Everyone should have a creative rec shoe (Bleyz and I been on them since….’05), but this color…was made just for you.

FROGS….shut’em down. Cesario Lo by Creative Recreation. There are two distinct things about these sneakers that I respect. 1) Too many shoes use hot pink incorrectly — these, do it WELL. 2) Lo tops are really fresh, but most are either too bulky or too narrow — these are just right. Definitely a dress down shoe, but is exclusive enough to turn heads. Kick Game Proper!

APES…go bananas over these joints. Terminator High Supreme by NIKE. This is one of those special/rare moments, when you say to yourself, “God…Thank you.” I feel like these are the most simple, classic, elegant– yet still take a dump on everybody elses shoe game– footwear of the year. If Stuntin’ is a habit….you need to put these in your routine.

DOVES….you already know. Air Max Light by NIKE. Anyone who knows anything about sneakers will tell you that Air Maxs are classic (vintage fresh). This particular model is just…sick. Like typhoid, hay fever, and flu all in one. Color is key with Air Maxs, the more unique the combo, the doper the shoe (in this case, white/medium grey/ and laser blue is sooooo disrespectful to the haters). Re-up on those.

DOVES…I had to go in one more time — These one’s go out to my dudes at Chi (Dennis whatup!) These joints are a beautiful exclusive collaboration between Lanvin + ACNE. Lanvin is known for hi tops, ACNE is known for denim; put’em together and you’ve just cross-bred a denim hi top that SHAT on all other denim kicks.

RABBITS….alright, I’mma bring’em back. The Muska Skytop!!!! by SUPRA. I posted the cocaina version back in June (white on white for the slowpokes). Supra must’ve read yall minds….cuz they went and detailed them joints with CRIMSON. I feel like these shoes separate the boys from the nupes men (can’t say that cuz of legalities, but you catch my drift). Grab these.

CENTAURS…APES…DOGS….these can be what you make of them. SUPRA, yes, them again. All I have to say is, the shoe is ridiculous. The contours, the color, and the strap are all well-placed. But the damn shoe is just so raw — I don’t even know the name of it. I just got the email and said, HELL YES.

DOGS….straight nasty. The Muska Skytop by SUPRA (alright, last time, ever). BUT, the thing that makes this so ill is the whole shoe is suede. Peep the sole….1cm purple stripes….nasty. I’m convinced that everyone needs to be a fan of this shoe model. Hell, JAY-Z rocked them in several concerts. Basically, understand that this IS the trillest sneaker in the game (right now). Respond accordingly.

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July 15, 2008 at 6:25 pm

Greek 2 Chic: Picks of the Week

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Here are a bunch of random pieces the UT found inspirational:

The Double X Tee by Abstraxx. The Green + White joint, very subtle and unexpected.

The Will Not Tee by Bodagon. Everything from the message to the color choice. Dope.

The Lupe Tee by Sons of Liberty. Michael Young History (My Cool Young History)…..dope.

The CS Los Angeles Tee by Dissizit! Last week I posted the Red + White, this week…the Purple + Gold.

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June 16, 2008 at 11:03 pm

Greek 2 Chic: Ape

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Here are some dope joints I found for the Ape folk. Be on the look out for our line called “Ape Sh!t“, set to probate in Summer ’08:

Cardigan by 10 Deep. New underground brand, traditional style with an urban finish. Grab that….especially if you’re number 10. I’m all about the ALTERNATIVE color…not the dominant color. Most people are afraid to rock it cuz it’s hard to play off with an outfit. Step your collection up.

Nike Dunk Hi. I saw these in ATL about two months back. Had to take my own damn picture.

Nike Vandal Hi “Metal Pack“. Maybe these could go hard in the winter. But on second thought…studded kicks are on deck right about now, courtesy of the rockstar movement.

Abstraxx Belt Buckle. Hands down, the dopest subtle piece anybody could add to their collection.

Futura Labs + Purist Boutique in San Jose. I appreciate the tonality of this shirt.

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June 8, 2008 at 6:36 pm