Archive for December, 2008

Common: Universal Mind Control

I don’t have time to give a complete review right now…. but this album is hot. Common is hands down one of the best artist alive— he and Lupe and Andre 3000 completely keep it real. I love alot of the beats on this album, they’re different yet classic. I actually first listened to the album this morning and I’m re-listening to it right now and it really is pretty darn fantastic. “Make My Day” featuring Cee-lo is one of my favorites… it just has that “southern easy living” feel about it, with a little bit of that 50s/60s sound- basically it has the same feel as “Hey Ya” by Andre 3000 and “Go Baby” by Lupe Fiasco. I just like the way he raps… it’s a bit old school, but modern at that same time.
Definitely buy this album or buy it for a friend.

Vineyard Vine Ties

There’s a so many ties out there, many types, many brands, so only a few brands stand out and Vineyard Vines is one them. Vineyard Vines ties were a favorite to many of the wealthy old executives and rich preppy guys that I shopped for while I was at Nordstrom. When I first saw them they seemed cheesy, but after awhile they really grew on me. Now I feel like it’s good to have atleast one Vineyeard Vines tie in your wardrobe, some guys even collect them, but I don’t quite think that’s needed.
Vineyard Vine ties have little pictures on them, the pictures range from animals, to food, to hobbies, to college logos. They go for $75, but you may be able to find them on sale at major retail stores and online.






vineyardvines.com

Art Basel in Miami

Art Basel Miami Beach is the sister event of Switzerland’s prestigious Art Basel show.
Pharrell Williams sportin’ a nice pilot’s jacket.

Lorenzo Martone and Marc Jacobs- he loves his skirts
(but atleast his are more like kilts than anything else)

Dwayne Wade is always so well-dressed.

Russell Simmons and Dwayne Wade
2 Very dapper men, except I don’t like
Dwayne’s pants, they’re so inappropriate for the look.

President- elect Barack Obama by David Zwirne
one of the many great pieces of art at Art Basel this weekend.

Hottie of the Moment: Carla Campbell

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Jamaican women are just hot, that’s all there is to it.
She can be seen in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Victoria’s Secret.

Carla Campbell



Ode to Star Trek: The Incognito Sunglasses


Okay, so this is nothing new– we’ve been seeing men walking around the mean streets of NYC, London, and Paris rocking sunglasses that undoubtedly remind of us LeVar Burton in Star Trek (and then I think about Reading Rainbow, lol). When I initially saw guys in these glasses I thought to myself “this is too much”, but the more I see it the more I understand it and I can surely respect it. There are two or three black guys that wear these shades all the time and they can semi-regularly be seen on street blogs such as The Satorialist. When I was shopping in SoHo last weekend I saw one of the guys, but he seemed like he was in a rush to go get somewhere so I didn’t stop to talk to him. These shades were “brought back”, buy Maison Martin Margiela in his S/S 2008 collection. Margiela is all about being incognito and letting the clothes speak for themselves. About 2 months ago Pharrell Williams was seen wearing the red and black Martin Margiela jacket at a Diesel concert- and they jacket surely spoke for itself.
The star trek glasses fad is slowly catching on with some people who don’t mind looking like Geordi LaForge (the Star Trek character), but it’s still too early to tell if it will disseminate or really end up in many peoples sunglasses collection. But unless Kanye or Pharrell start to wear them on a daily basis, then I doubt it- but who knows.

oh how i HATE men in heels

S/S 2008


S/S 2009

Maison Martin Margiela “L’INCOGNITO” Sunglasses, around $596 ea – visit: maisonmartinmargiela.com


This Weekend In Sports

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First, I would like to congratulate the Atlanta Hawks on a game well-played tonight. We beat the New York Knicks, 98-95, but we should have beat them by more.

Saturday:

Alabama vs Florida on CBS at 4pm
Missouri vs Oklahoma on ABC at 8pm
The big fight between De La Hoya and Pacquiao- “The Dream Match” on HBO

Sunday:
Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints on FOX at 1pm

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