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Greek 2 Chic: Picks of the Week [Pt.1]

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We’re putting some looks together for the fashion-savvy Greeks out there. Here’s the best from around the web:

DUCKS :: POW Bamboo Earrings by Melody Ehsani; We Run the South Tee by Once Upon a Time in NY.

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POODLES :: Sex Sells T-Shirt by MTTM; The M.I.A. Denim Jacket by Hellz Bellz.

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The M.I.A. Denim Jacket by Hellz BellzThe M.I.A. Denim Jacket by Hellz Bellz

DOGS :: Asher Roth Tee by UNDRCRWN; Camou Shorts by Deluxe S/S ’09 Collection.

Asher Roth Tee by UNDRCRWN

Camou Shorts by Deluxe

CENTAURS :: VR Stamp Tee by Viktor & Rolf  S/S ’09 Collection; Sentry All Gold Watch by Nixon; Swagg Knuckle Ring by GoodWood.

VR Stamp T-Shirt by Viktor & Rolf

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APES :: The Se7en Tee & The Greater Tee both by Alphanumeric; Converse x Selfridges 100th Anniversary Pantone 109 Sneaker.

The Se7en Tee by AlphanumericThe Greater Tee by Alphanumeric

The Se7en Tee by AlphanumericThe Greater Tee by Alphanumeric

Converse x Pantone x Selfridges

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April 30, 2009 at 3:56 pm

The smARTORIALIST: Kingdom Comme [pt.2]

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We’re revisiting Kindom Comme: the key choices that Comme des Garcons has made to become a luxe-hybrid brand. In the last installment [Part 1], I mentioned the Junya Watanabe Effect. For a little background info, Junya became an apprentice at Comme des Garcons in 1984, working as a patternmaker. Now, through several power moves, Junya became one of the most influential designers at the label — in fact, he’s responsible for much of the Homme line’s character.  Eventually he was given the appropriate title of “Rei’s Protege”.

eye Junya Watanabe x Comme des Garcons x Dickies

Junya has a keen interest in using “technologically-advanced textiles and fabrics”, not to mention his use of cotton. [HOW CROSS-OVER is THAT!!]  Think back to some of Junya’s most noted contributions — they come in the form of collaborations. And whom does he collaborate with…Iconic Sneaker Brands. Converse, New Balance, Nike, and Vans all have been blessed by the Rei Protege’ (under eYe), just as runways in Paris and Milan have. And the whole time, Junya’s connection to Comme only strengthened, doing more exploration of patterns and male silhouettes with his label eYe and Comme des Garcons at the helm. “How did Comme benefit,” you ask. Well, they were provided with the PERFECT Petri dish to test nontraditional Comme des Garcons concepts…..like working with common treasures.

Nike x Watanabe

new-balance-1500-eye-comme-des-garcons-junya-watanabe-man Junya Watanabe x Vans

Converse x Watanabe

Stay tuned for Part 3 of Kingdom Comme, where we’ll discuss the positioning tactics Comme has used to broaden it’s luxe-hybrid market.

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April 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Greek 2 Chic: I Got Sole (The Re-up)

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Happy Pre-turkey Day, Grads and Graduettes. I know yall are ready to sink your teeth into somethin’. Well, for all my sneakerheads out there, we decided to reboot the 10 Pics…10 Kicks post. Enjoy!

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November 26, 2008 at 5:28 pm

u|T|ø Endorses…Japanese Chucks!

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u|T|o Endorses…..ATO MATSUMOTO HIGH TOP SNEAKERS. Matsumoto is a japanese designer best known for his  space-aged sneakers worn by Kanye (also shown on this site). But THESE BAD BOYS…are just pure Bird Flu Sick!! Quarantine my FEET after I cop these! I feel like Ato sent Converse an email saying, “Anything you can do, I can do BETTER” (with an mp3 of him singing it attached)! The back of the shoe has a dope zipper/strap feature, somethin that Chuck T just never really thought about. In short, Domo Arigatoo, Mr. ATO.

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September 10, 2008 at 7:57 pm

The smARTORIALIST: Ladies…keep it tight

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With the increased popularity of the 80’s Revival and American Apparel, tights have become very fashionable for the female Urban Grads (especially when there isn’t enough time to shave those legs).  Well American Apparel isn’t the only game in town…well they are as far as the United States goes.  There is a company located in the United Kingdom that has a “massive selection” of tights for all occasions.  Check out a little of what tightsplease has to offer.

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Lebourget Alma Leggings

Jonathan Aston Ringers Tights

Cette Riga Tights

Pamela Mann Printed Tartan Tights

Levante Wet-look Capris

Don’t worry Urban Graduettes these tights are not expensive.  Visit the website http://www.tightsplease.co.uk to browse through the collection.  There are sheer tights, opaque tights, fishnets, footless tights, leggings, suspender tights, lace and crochet tights, children’s tights, and even tights for the pregos/expecting mothers.  So ladies, remember that the Smartorialist told you to keep it tight.

Post Scriptum I just wanted to put up a picture of these sequin tights by John Varvatos:

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Greek 2 Chic: Doves

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Be on the look out for Sig.nature, the UT line coming this fall! BUT, we didn’t leave you hangin’ on the style pointers. Peep these items out, incorporate them into your gear and step it up this summer:

I always appreciate LRG for keeping a distinct style.

Jack Purcell Classics by Converse. THESE ARE DOPE! Vintage look, classic texture, definitely a more mature summer sneaker.

The We Run Texas Tee by Once Upon A Time in NY. I know this joint is speaking DIRECTLY to a few kats out there! Get ya apparel game right.

The Rocco Denim by One People Project. DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS.

The Grandpa Cardigan by One People Project. Understand that you can have a new style and an old soul! Please, peep the embroidery. I ain’t even gonna say details anymore….I’mma just say, punctilio (GRE word for that a**).

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June 10, 2008 at 5:46 am