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By now, you are well aware of the tragic events that have occurred in the country of Haiti. The earthquake that destroyed the homes and spirits of so many Haitians has been the cause of an unimaginable amount of pain and suffering. It has also been the cause of many good deeds done throughout the world.
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Varsity’s are my favorite piece of outerwear so I always get a little excited when fall rolls around. Brands start to release them around this time so I’m already getting a look at few pieces I will soon acquire. As always, Rugby has a very dope, high quality and detailed Letterman jacket as well as an innovative reversible satin baseball jacket. They break the bank a bit but I have come to find that varsity jackets, as well as other outerwear, are timeless pieces that you will cling to forever. I know I will!! Supreme dropped their own Letterman, in addition to a collaboration with W-Taps. Those two always produce great work. 10 Deep and Nike came through as well!! So much to choose from. Sigh. Can I get a recession proof Letterman from Ralph Lauren!!!??
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Technically, the Spring season is already among us although the weather seems to be doing its own thing. In my opinion, it’s not really here until the days are 70 degrees and the evenings are in the mid 50’s. I call it “get fresh weather”. A great spring day brings a certain mood for me. I feel like the world is my oyster and I could walk 100 blocks on a whim. With all that said, there are a few things that I feel a man should equip himself with in preparation for the Spring. And it’s not all about fashion either. Sometimes it’s about function as well.
A nice hat is essential on those days you don’t feel like really grooming yourself or if it just really compliments your outfit. Make sure you have a decent selection ranging from fitted caps to fedoras. Driving caps are my personal favorites because they can be dressed up or down and they come in so many patterns. Check out J.Crew, Urban Outfitters, and Major DC for some smooth Spring headgear.
Cool glasses are not a fad. They have been around forever and are not going anywhere folks. People seem to underestimate the effect a good pair of frames can have on their outfit, whether it be shades to block the rays or just clear lenses for style. Brands like Dita, Super, and Ralph Lauren are continuously releasing stylish eye wear so open your eyes and find some!! For a more vintage look and a large selection, check out Fabulous Fanny’s of NYC.
A layering piece is a must for the cooler days of Spring when you can’t get away with just wearing a tee shirt. Crew neck sweatshirts and varsity jackets will be in constant rotation for my wardrobe this season. There is so much you can do with them and a key to successful shopping is versatility. Brooklyn Circus, King Stampede, A.P.C. and other brands have managed to produce either cool crew necks, varsity jackets or both in to their Spring 2009 line for men.
Chino’s and broken in light colored denim is the way to go to stand out and be comfortable this Spring. Hard denim is usually what I wear for a large portion of the year. But the Spring weather calls for something lighter and softer. . Visit J.Crew or Rugby for a great selection of chinos and denim.
Classic footwear is the way to go on a sunny Spring day guys. This brings me to another one of my tips for successful shopping. Buy things that have been around long enough to never go out of style, or at least something you love enough to keep forever. That’s what I try to keep in mind when searching for footwear. Adidas Rod Lavers, Converse Jack Purcell’s, and Puma Clyde’s are perfect examples of classic sneakers. They can be worn with pretty much anything and they still look good when they are worn in!
One last thing gentlemen: don’t forget your bag. Where are you going to put your jacket when it’s too warm to wear, or your laptop so you can update your blog on the go, or your camera when you’re done shooting? Get yourself a bag with a bunch of compartments but make sure it’s not too bulky. You don’t want to look like you’re on a camping trip. Check out Manhattan Portage, Incase, and The North Face for some fly, functional bags.
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Super producer, Just Blaze, is not only incredibly talented. He is also a Polo Ralph Lauren enthusiast and collector. He’s got the income to support pretty much any habit he may have and there are not many Ralphy collections that can hold a candle to his. Just Blaze recently launched his own blog which is all about Ralph Lauren products. My kind of blog!!! Just Blaze’s site is titled One Nine Six Seven and I’ll be checking it out daily. Follow suit!!!
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With this season of New York City’s Fashion Week just behind us, I must say that I’m very disappointed that I was unable to participate in any of the fresh-tivities. I’ll be all over it next season though and my coverage will be coveted by many!! Ha! But back to the present day. Between this recession, and new designers emerging on what seems to be a daily basis, I imagine it must be pretty difficult to maintain a successful clothing label. But Ralph Lauren makes it look pretty damn easy!! Stores are going out of business left and right but Ralphy is not folding. His stores are offering great sales which shows he cares about his consumers to a certain extent but that’s as far as it goes. Not only is he still running the fashion industry, but he is also running the runway. If you didn’t catch any coverage on his segment of Fashion Week have no fear!! It’s smoothly showcased as “Romantic Luxury” in it’s own section of his website so check it out HERE. Enjoy folks!!!
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For those of you that know me, it’s pretty obvious that I’m addicted to retail. But I don’t just buy anything. I’m very picky and precise when it comes to shopping. My closet consists mostly of J.Crew and Ralph Lauren for the simple fact that both brands provide quality clothing for people of all shapes, colors, and sizes. They both create and recreate classics and I’m a classic fellow ya dig. Speaking of classics, I figured I’d share a few pics of a classic boot that I own. The Polo Ranger boot is my favorite shoe ever. EVER. It’s right up there above the black and red patent leather XI Jordans (re-releasing on December 26th 2008). But the Ranger Boots a.k.a. the “Cookie” boots can be worn so many different ways and have been the talk of the town since the 90’s. Think I’m not tryna get every pair I can find in my size and some for my kids to stunt with when their feet are big enough? Come onnnnn!!!!!
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In the words of Mr. Kanye West, “I know it’s late and I took all year but you can stop complaining cuz I’m finally here.” Those words should be playing in the background of the “make your own” section on Rugby.com. That’s right folks. Customizing rugby’s online is no longer “coming soon”. It’s here!! So those of you who can’t make it to the store or are too bourgeois to shop any other way than on the web, make sure you check it out. I highly recommend going to the store for custom pieces because the site is extremely limited in options but pretty much everything is open game at the Rugby locations. So if you’ve got a blazer, rugby, or anything other item you wanna trick out, head to Rugby and show Ralphy some love…
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