gloves, and a hard to find Louis Vuitton Damier Azur
backpack. It’s alot going on,but we always make
exceptions for Mr.West.
LL Cool J rocks it the same way he does at every event: graphic tee, cross necklace, baggy jeans, and a NY fitted that matches his shirt. He wore the same “Respect” t-shirt to the BET Awards a few weeks ago, but it was in black. I’m thinking it’s part of his new clothing line that is coming out in September. LL’s clothing line will be exclusively sold in Sears.
Musiq hit the stage in a red leather jacket, aviators, and
Obama shirt. “Yes We Can”! You can expect to see someone
wearing an Obama shirt, at every single major event in the world for now on:-)
Chris Brown stays stuntin’ , this time he rocks a Bathing Ape “Baby Milo” shirt, light royal blue American Apparel pants, and Vans SK8 Hi Dripworks in blue/pink. You gotta admit even if you think the pants are questionable the shoes are sick.
Van hi-tops, $49.99, www.journeys.com
Blue slacks, $68.00, www.americanappareal.net
LRG Green straight-leg pants, $68.00, www.karmaloop.com
A bathing shirts, $45.99, www.bape.com
Studded belt, $15.00, www.journeys.com
Kanye is rockin’ Tom Ford glasses above
Glasses. When you were little wearing them made you lame. People didn’t like you, some even called you names. . . 4-eyes, goggles, etc. But now it’s 2008. . . and the past few years have been slowly preparing us for this moment- GLASSES are HOT. The flyest dudes in the world rock glasses these days, and you might as well join the club. And the best thing about them is that they automatically make you look smart- boosting your IQ by atleast 50 points, lol. Glasses are absolutely a perfect addition to an Urban Gentleman’s wardrobe.
Not every retail store carries clear glasses quite yet, but many do. There are several ways to get these glasses- check out the list below:
1. The Urban Gentleman Store
We have the latest styles are recession-friendly prices. We seriously have the best collection of all the latest trends in eyewear, clear glasses and sunglasses, at very low prices, check it all out here.
2. American Apparel
They always keep chic frames in stock. There online selection is okay, but the instore selection is much better.
3. Thrift Store
The thrift store carries the most unique frames, and more often that not, thrift store frames are the kind you see in pictures and movies. If you’re from Atlanta- check out Little Five Points for these authentic frames- they have the best selection.
If you want a huge selection of glasses and designer frames to choose from then LensCrafters is your spot. You can just buy the frames straight off the floor or get a prescription put in the lenses. LensCrafters also has coupons.
5. Drug Stores, Wal-Mart, or Target
Drug Store like CVS or Walgreens and places like Wal-Mart or Target carry reader glasses for really cheap prices. If the reader has a prescription in it then just pop the lenses out. This would be the best choice for someone who wants to test out the style.
6. Urban Outfitters
You can always just buy a pair of shades or use some old shades and pop the lenses out.
Buying these glasses online are also pretty easy, and as always The Urban Gent store is your best friend. And don’t be afraid to wear or buy glasses that are modeled by females- glasses are mostly uni-sex anyway.
Other online sites:
- ICUeyewear.com: Great styles for really great prices.
- Readingglasses.com: They have a great selection of reading glasses, including retro styles.
Check Out these Specs
The Official RUN DMC glasses. If you want the authentic look, you should cop a pair of these bad boys.
I loooooove these, they seriously add so much personality to any look. Get the “grandpa readers”, here.
These vintage inspired clear glasses come in a variety of shades- black, pink, green, check them out here.
These guys are rockin glasses from American Apparel
Name: Craig Muse Miller
Favorite Quote: “Do You” -Russell Simmons
Style Icons: Ralph Lauren
Favorite Brands: Ralph Lauren Polo & Nike
Favorite Store: Any thrift store they have the coolest clothes!
Favorite Piece of clothing: brown “vintage” Ralph Lauren blazer
bow-tie or tie: tie
flat front or pleated pants: flat front
Shades, hat, or scarf: shades
Ultimate career/life goal: real estate guru and to help others reach their goals
Favorite Book: “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by.Dale Carnegie
Hobbies: anything real estate related, watching all sports
1. How would you describe your style?
My style is clean and unique…I’ll wear a blazer and a tie but throw on some graffiti chuck taylors with it!
2. How did you become so stylish? Where did it come from or who inspired it?
My grandfather has always been a smart dresser. He’ll wear a suit to a BBQ…lol. He is the one who got me to pay attention to what I wear.
3. What advice would you give someone trying to find their personal style?
I would say don’t try to dress like everyone else or what is in vogue at the moment…Do You! If you like it and feel comfortable go for it…Mix things up.
4. What’s the best clothing advice you’ve received?
Shoes are the most important part of an outfit…nice shoes say a lot…
Linen Herringbone Sport Coat
On sale: $229.99
on eBay: $123.25
A mini-history lesson: The polo shirt was first known as a tennis shirt. It was designed by 7-time French Grand Slam tennis pro, Rene Lacoste. He designed it because he needed a more comfortable shirt to play tennis in. He first wore it in the 1926 US Open Championship and in 1927 he added the crocodile emblem. Polo players began to heavily wear the shirt in the 1930s (after Lacoste began to mass produce them)- hence the nickname "polo shirt". In 1972 Ralph Lauren included the "polo shirt" as a prominent part of his line called Polo- to further boost popularity. Many English speaking westerners started calling the tennis shirt a "polo shirt" on a widespread level because of Ralph Lauren immense popularity . . . see, you learn something new everyday okay, back to the list. . .
This is the polo that everyone thinks of when they say the word polo. The fit of these are the best and now Ralph Lauren allows you to "create-your-own" polo.
Retail price: $79.50 – $125.00
Average Sale prce: $45.00
polo ever made. This polo automatically preps up any look,
making it a must in your wardrobe.
Retail price: 79.50
Average Sale price: $50.00
Express- the Modern polo
Chaps- the Bargain polo
This is somewhat of the "starter" polo, meaning that it's the average guys first polo if they didn't grow up wearing it. It's a good quality brand that can be found in most stores.
Retail price: $39.50
Average Sale Price: $19.99 or less
Sean John – the Comfort polo
What can I say, Diddy is a great designer- even if he's crazy,
lol. His polos fit perfectly and they make most guys look fly.
Plus, it's always good to support black designers.
Retail price: $52.00+
Average Sale Price: $30.00
Rocawear – the Hip-Hop polo
Again another rap-star delivers (Jay-Z & Damon Dash). Rocawear has a great line of men's clothing. One of its best feature is the R logo- which always matches the shirts lining. Rocawear polos are really cool, they remind me of Miami for some reason.
Retail price: $58.00
Average Sale price: $35.00
Burberry- the Gentleman polo
With Burberry you can do no wrong. The polos are just about as classic as Ralph Lauren and Lacoste. The best thing about Burberry polos is the high-quality material and rich colors.
I've recognized that most rich and wealthy executives almost exclusively wear Burberry polos.
Retail price: $95- $160+
Average sale price: $75.00
Penguin- the Vintage polo
This is everyone's favorite extra polo. Penguin is a brand that not everyone knows about, but those who do swear by it. I've met guys who exclusively wear Penguin polos. They're meant for young stylish guys who enjoy vintage looking polos.
Retail price: $59.00
Average sale price: $39.00
Coogi- the Artistic polo
When I think about AE, I think about private school kids-
which is cool. American Eagle is a really good all-american
brand, with great polos for good prices. You can also
customize your polo, I made a pink one w/ a navy eagle
on it (showed above).
Retail price: 24.50-34.50
Average sale price: $14.50
Guilty Brotherhood- the Lupe polo
This has to be the most googled polo in the world right now. Ever since Lupe spit his line about liking ". . .Guilty Brotherhood Polos" on Gold Watch everybody has been trying to get there hands on one of these. Unfortunately it's not that easy to cop via the internet.
To order email, firstname.lastname@example.org 962-62364
These are some freshAzz Jordans, some people may think they’re too colorful, but being that I’m an artist of sorts- I can truly appreciate them and the deeper meaning behind the design.
Famous Spanish painter Joan Miro had died before the 1984 Olympic Games. Later years in 1992 Michael Jordan and the Dream Team won gold, they played in Miro’s hometown Barcelona, Spain, and in the game Jordan wore the Air Jordan 7 Olympic edition. Taking one of Joan Miro’s design, the “Woman and Bird” sculpture. They have mixed that style into the Air Jordan 7 Retro.
Donatella Versace has somewhat dedicated her Spring 2009 Collection to our next President- damn, who doesn’t love this man? Versace called Obama “the man of the moment” and said her collection was for “a relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.” Her main point is that men like Obama have inspired her, and she designed the line for a modern man with a laid back relaxed look/attitude.
You can watch the entire show below:
Versace Spring/Summer 2009 Show
Jermaine Dupri & Janet Jackson were at the show
Check out JD’s coverage of the event HERE