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RecessionPrøøf 220: Winter QLOthing

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UNIQLO is setting a solid standard for great looks this winter. Ladies, I stronnnngly urge you to peep the overall composition of these outfits!! I know all our readers aren’t in the closest proximity to a Uniqlo store — but you can definitely use their lookbook photos for inspiration. There seems to be an emphasis on color, tailoring, extended knits, and fur accents. (Things that I dig on women….the colored tights, the patina-toned denim, and ivory) Peep game:

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December 13, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Denimation 201: Industrial [Re]evolution

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It may not be a rodeo show, but Denim Button-down Shirts have found their way back into the market. The modern take on this classic garment is to use darker, finer denim or denim blends (as opposed to light-colored, heavier denim of the past), and to incorporate intricate stitchwork. Military pockets, pearl buttons, and bi-tonal interiors have been added to create the “Industrial-chic” look. Give these a try:

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(in order: Double-Faced Military Shirt by S2VS; Pen Chambray Jacket by Woolrich Woolen Mills; ACNE x Lanvin; Raf Simons denim suit; Denim Demon)

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January 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Don’t Act Like I Never Told Ya…

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You already know, here we go again. We figured that maybe a graph would help illustrate how far ahead of the curve WE (urban grads) really are.

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Now take a look at the celebs YOUR styles have influenced.

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December 4, 2008 at 5:23 pm

The smARTORIALIST: Master the \Un/derstatement

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If your attire was a conversation….the Overstatement would be the obvious, eye-catching piece, i.e. a bright scarf, an eccentric tie, colorful yet non-coordinated shoes, etc. The Statement would be the framework of the entire ensemble….i.e. the top, bottom, outerwear, and the overall fit of these garments. Finally, the subtle element you add to a piece or pieces would be known as, the Understatement.

The Understatement takes years to perfect, and often is the most overlooked facet of style. Why? — because it is rarely noticed, usually an uncalculated expense, and rarely gets complimented on. But, the irony is that, if done properly, the Understatement will become the centerpiece of a well-constructed outfit. Here are some examples of The Understatement:

1. Jewelry :: Cufflinks, Watches, and Rings – Get the UNDERSIDE engraved with either initials or a special message.

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2. Jackets/Blazers :: Buttons! Adding different buttons can revitalize a piece. Select based upon textures, colors, and sizes to embellish a garment.

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3. Shoes :: Mens – Toe and Heel Taps will save the life of your shoes; Womens – get the heels replaced and the toe shape reformed by a cobbler.

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4. Fragrance :: Mix your own! There are certain places you can go to create your OWN unique ratio of scent to alcohol

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Other unique understatements include: incorporating true vintage pieces (i.e. grandmother’s scarves or grandfather’s handkerchief), a naturally-worn leather carryall (the kind that has just enough discoloration to add a whole new dimension to it), or installing “linings” to garments (blazers with colorful or cashmere linings, heels with velvet at the heel, or cap with satin interior all do the trick). Get started while you’re young, because the Understatement doesnt arrive overnight — it takes time to master humility in style.

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November 14, 2008 at 9:38 pm

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Greek 2 Chic: The Re-up | Frogs

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We had to do it again. A lot of our readers appreciate the Greek 2 Chic posts, especially the women. It seems like we’re unleashing some options that fraternity and sorority folk can appreciate. So to the Ladies of Pink & Green, here’s lookin’ at you (again)!

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November 13, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Greek 2 Chic: Gray’s Anatomy

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What’s good, we are in, what I like to call, “Homecoming Season”. It just so happens to coincide with the Fall. Shouts to the AUC, and Howard (heard yall homecoming was live — but it don’t have sh*t on Morehouse’s). I digress, FALL fashion and HOMECOMING fashion rarely meet. They are literally, Black and White. Well, UTØ is about to introduce to you, the gray area. In other words, shades of gray are always Fall favorites, but we’ll show you some pieces you can incorporate into your homecoming swag:

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October 22, 2008 at 7:11 pm

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