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Ransom by adidas Originals 2010 Spring/Summer

Posted in Sneaker Culture with tags , on February 26, 2010 by Jarrod

Canadian clothing label, Ransom is releasing their second footwear collection with worldwide sport/fashion apparel brand, Adidas. Made of ripstop nylon, these low-top sneakers strike an appropriate chord for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. I like the orange ones.


Via HypeBeast

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Black History Style

Posted in Celebrity, Clothing, History, Style with tags , , , , on February 26, 2010 by Jarrod

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Alright, it’s Black History Month and that means it’s time to celebrate the pivotal cultural, scientific and political achievements of some of America’s most important individuals. (Sounds kind of stale doesn’t it?) Among the lauded are the usual suspects: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, etc…but what about those other guys? The ones that changed history by not only combating against American racism, but also redefining and tweaking American style in ways that are still relevant today. The blog, Street Etiquette has teamed up with GQ to present a feature entitled, The Birth of Cool: 20 Black Style Pioneers, which presents to us twenty individuals who had pivotal roles in defining the sartorial image of the modern black man. Finally, a refreshingly new perspective in teaching history.

Via GQ

Shipley & Halmos F/W 10

Posted in Clothing, Trend with tags on February 12, 2010 by Jarrod

Shipley & Halmos have been a favorite of mine for quite some time now. I love how their stuff is simplistic, clean with a small injection of fashion. Their no-frills approach to design really makes them stand out from most fashion labels. The guys over at GQ have the entire F/W collection on their site. I suggest you take a look here

Via Valet

Are You a Blipster?

Posted in Clothing, fashion, Trend with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2009 by Jarrod

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theRoot has a very interesting article about the rise of the Black Hipster or “Blipster”, as they are called. This is a trend that can be found in every major urban area on the East Coast and probably out West too. I was Canada last month and they have them there too! If you’re not sure what a Blipster is or whether or not you are one, read the article here or take my short quiz below.

1. Are you black?

2. Do you shop at H&M, Urban Outfitters or American Apparel more than twice a month?

3. Do you drink cheap American beer out of a can?

4. Are your jeans able to comfortably accomodate a wallet, cell phone, mp3 player and a pack of Altoids?

5. Have you been to more than one indie music show in the past three months?

6. Do you currently or plan to own a pair of black plastic-framed glasses?

7. Do you currently or plan to own a pair of Oakley Frogskins or RayBan Wayfarers?

8. Do you hate the word “Hipster” or “Blipster”?

9. Have you been accused of being a “Hipster” or “Blipster” in the past year?

10. Did you own a Kafia (those arabic scarfs) before the debut of Kanye West’s video for “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”?

If you answered yes to 6 out of 10 question then yes you are a Hipster or Blipster. If not, keep trying, you’re almost there!

Nike Sportswear Air Yeezy (Final Colorway)

Posted in Sneaker Culture with tags , , on May 19, 2009 by Jarrod

Check out the third and final colorway of Nike Sportwear’s Air Yeezy. Although I’m not a fan of the shoe design, the colors are used best on this one. REVIVE of Michigan has them early, but only in sizes US11 and US12. If you can’t get them there then you’re going to have to wait until the June 6th release.

Images: REVIVE

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HUF Fall 08′

Posted in Clothing with tags , on September 18, 2008 by Jarrod

When I first laid eyes on these pieces, I had to clean my glasses and check the captions under the pictures to make sure I was seeing the correct thing. Smart peacoats, timeless leather bombers; surely these cannot be the products of a skate company? Well folks, this fall San Francisco skate store HUF has your sartorial needs covered with a very impressive outerwear collection that puts almighty Supreme to shame. Take a look at the pieces below and be certain that this is not a figment of your imagination.

Via: HS

Carrot Fall/Winter 08′

Posted in Clothing with tags on September 18, 2008 by Jarrod

In 1999 Carrot Clothing’s owner and founder, Alex began printing t-shirts with anti-war messages in order to boost morale in his war-torn country of Serbia. Now how many brands can say that they truly have roots planted in revolution and social change? Straight from Southeastern Europe, I present to you, some of the pieces which resonated with me from their Fall/Winter 08′ collection.