Posts Tagged ‘Spring 2009

Get Familiar: “Formal” Sneakers [Spring ‘O-nine]

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UTØ is back with the second installment of the “formal” kicks segment. It’s still cold but it is gonna start warming up eventually and that means time to put up the outerwear…and bring out the lighter colors. And nothing says Spring like a pair of white sneakers. But I’m not just talking about any pair of white sneaks. I’m talking about ones that can make the difference between you looking like your ready for a fashion-forward Spring and you looking like Markell Shoe Company has your email address. The “formal crossovers” for the Spring season are from Dior Homme and Yves Saint Laurent. They go well with a dark pair of slacks and a lighter, collared top. Not to mention the subtle black embellishments on the Diors that will guarantee these bad boys (go see NOTORIOUS, out now!…kidding) a double-take from other urban graduates.

Dior Homme Spring 2009 hi-top sneakers


Schmoove Barocco Hi Collar Ivory Shoes


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January 18, 2009 at 12:20 am

Get Familiar: ‘Ver Eo’ Bags

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Urban Graduates,…


…Christmas is almost here and I’m sure that most of you have been shopping for others and yourself (I personally shop for myself first because it makes it easier for me to spread the holiday spirit).  December 25th will come and go as soon as you think and so will the New Years and the presidential inauguration.  And before you know it Spring will be upon us…and it will be time to hit the beach.  In preparation I have compiled a list of some hip Spring travel bags.  Nothing says what the f@%$ like a flyly dressed individual on the beach or walking the city with a crappy, contrasting travel bag.  And this is by no means an exhaustive list, feel free to let me know what other bag would make a great addition.

Fred Perry Contrast Barrel Bag

Brooks Brothers Oil Cloth Backpack


GOOGIM Wing Crest Duffle BagGOOGIM Wing Logo Accent Backpack

Marc by Marc Jacobs Blue Canvas Colorblock Weekend BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Blue Canvas Colorblock Weekend Bag (inside)

Bruxe the greene 3 day pk backpack

Bruxe - The Jefferson Rolling Bag

Bruxe-Greene Three Day Pack

Bruxe-Jefferson Rolling Duffel

Vael Project Rucksack

Vael Project Rucksack [back]

Vael Project Tote

Vael Project Tote [back]

Just thought these were cool (still trying to find out availability)…


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December 18, 2008 at 3:29 am

Greek 2 Chic: Match Maker, Match Maker

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I think the web just exploded with new pieces from all the top streetwear designers. I’m bout to show yall some pieces that are gonna make Jeff Goldblum look less fly. Have your pencils ready:


Around the Way T-Shirt by Jeepney + NIKE Spring 2009 Collection Dunk Hi. This is a match made in heaven!! The perfect sneaker for the perfect chick! The shirt is extremely official, with the drip effect complementing the simple text. The sneaks….damn. Can you even see the detail?! Ridiculoso! Colorway is awesome — an all around good match.

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Google Eyes Crewneck by Alife + NIKE Spring 2009 Collection Tailwind. Look what we have here! Crewnecks and Tailwinds go together like T-Pain and Autotune — a classic combination. First, Alife is a heavyweight authority in streetwear. This design is definitely eye-catching (no pun intended). Complementing the fit, Nike Tailwinds always emit retro-swag. The tonality is sheer dopeness, gray on gray, with red and black accents.


Colette x Virgil Abloh Athletic T-Shirt + NIKE Spring 2009 Collection Dunk Hi. Now, I have been holdin on to this Colette joint for over a month. This is what I would call, a hi-street-end fashion mashup. Colette (a Parisian designer label) hooks up with Virgil Abloh (a young Black designer from the Midwest) to drop this rope-chain-esque tee. THEN, you got the gingham print Dunks to smooth it all out. Pattern meets Posh meets pure freshness.


The Barbarella T-Shirt by Rise Up + NIKE Spring 2009 Collection Dunk Hi. You have to appreciate the intensity of the colors! It really creates a nice look when you place bold hues on a soft pallet. The shirt by Rise Up is extremely underground (available at Karmaloop), and has a Futura-vibe about it — I dig it. Then, the dunks do exactly that….Slamdunks the outfit on home. Start to finish, a good match.


The Each One Teach One Shirt by Alphanumeric + The CoolBreeze Vader by Greedy Genius. You CANNOT get more streetwear savvy than this pair right here. Alphanumeric is my sh*t, I’ve been rockin it since 10th grade. They reemerged with some really fashion-forward concepts, focusing on minimalist concepts. Greedy Genius, in my opinion, is the next Supra-esque phenomenon. They have crazy colorways, architectural yet classic construction, and truly do the hi top sneaker justice.

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Brick Logo Tee by Gold Coin + ADIDAS x Jeremy Scott Sneaker Collab (Feb 2009). DAMN. That’s all she wrote! The tee is live as hell cuz it captures subliminal messaging — no gold on it, but you’re definitely thinking about GOLD! THEN, the kicks put the game on pause!! The tongue ALONE is enough to make haters get the “upset-stomach face”. I need these in my life, E-ME-JITLEE. (Bet u didn’t even see the gold lace jewel! Oh, the subtleties..)

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December 2, 2008 at 8:09 pm