Archive for the ‘Style’ Category

The Beauty of Simplicity.

March 11, 2011

Haru’s: The Fried Chicken Kings.

February 25, 2011

Hey guys remember Street Wear? Remember that? Man those days bring me back. I think it would be a fun idea to look back at Street Wear when it was still the “in” thing, you know for nostalgias sake. And to serve as a cruel reminder to myself how how much money I spent on those clothes and more importantly, how stupid I must’ve looked in them.

Here’s a Swagger shirt I bought which featured Iggy and Big-O of the Japanese rap group Shakkazombie(and co-owners of Swagger)and Lupe FIasco. I wanted to get the white version of the shirt but all that was available through my endless searching was the gross neon yellow one. But more important than the color, was the fit as it would’ve been nice to get one in my actual size. The shirt I ended up getting was way too long.(The particular site I ordered from was one that didn’t display the measurements of the garment) It was so long in fact when I tried it on before I put on any pants, it looked like I was attending a birthday slumber party for a 9 year old girl.

I sold it shortly after that and now looking back at the pics I took of it for the eBay auction(that tag next to my shirt is my eBay user name) I still really like the art on it and think it holds up as one of the best designed shirts of this last “Street Wear” era.





Swagger
Lupe Fiasco

Anti “Azn” Movement: Jeff Staple.

January 27, 2011

A Love Supreme Dreaming supports progressive asians, not superficial “Azn’s”. Far East Movement this is not, kids.

Talking about the beginnings of Staple, getting hustled on the streets of NY and where Darrin Hudson is at now:

On street wear trends and its eventual evolution away from “mens wear” and why so many asians are into street wear:

On Hip Hop’s influence, not knowing the names of Roots songs and being a backpacker for life:

On not drinking since 1993, touring with Nas and how “image” is part of the “business”:

A Take Away Show Feat. Aloe Blacc

November 14, 2010

This is amazing. That’s all there is to it. As far as what I like personally, this is hitting on so many levels. I’m just gonna let the video speak for itself. I posted the second part of this because I particularly like “You Make Me Smile” and the cover of my favorite Bill Withers song “Use Me Up”. Part One is just as good so please check it out for the full experience.

Norton & Sons(Monocle)

July 2, 2010

Every man should have at least one good suit. I believe that a suit should fit properly to look as good as it can on whoever is wearing it. I understand not everyone can afford to fly out to the UK, visit Savile Row and get a bespoke suit. But remember that one $1200 tailor made is better than two $600 off the rack.

Jeff Staple: The Accident

May 14, 2010

This is one of my favorite videos. Despite not owning many Staple Design shirts(I have a few but most unfortunately run too big for my liking) they remain one of my favorite brands. Here Jeff Staple tells his story from the company’s humble beginnings to how it came to be the creative force it is today.

He speaks on everything from designing covers for Rawkus Records in the late 90’s, the Pigeon Dunk, collaborating with Hiroshi Fujiwara on iDiom, and his retail store Reed Space. It’s a lengthy video but well worth the time as far as I’m concerned. Absolutely inspiring.