Archive for April, 2011

The Style of Prince William of Wales, Duke of Cambridge

The Royal Wedding has finally taken place, and Prince William and Kate Middleton have been wed. (They've been named the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.) To be honest, I didn't really keep up with all the royal happenings over the past months, but I guess in some sense we all did because every single detail of their lives have been on every channel from CNN to Bravo. Not to mention that every talk show has had some sort of Royal Wedding segment… Stephen Colbert's was probably my favorite though (that guy really is hilarious).

So today, I was like– why not get in on the action? Pay a little homage to good ole Prince Willy ;-) .But of course with an Urban Gentleman twist… so we're giving you The Style of Prince William.

Overall Prince William has the simple, clean, and proper style we expect from modern day British royalty such as himself. His suits aren't slim-fit tailored, he doesn't wear brightly contrasting tie and shirt combos, I don't even think I've seen him go sockless since he was a young lad at university. William keeps it completely classic. He mainly wears navy suits (sometimes double-breasted), light blue button-ups with classic pointed medium spread collars, and navy and/or burgundy ties. When he goes casual he usually opts for simple polos paired with khakis,  or crew-neck sweaters on-top of button-up shirts and trousers.

 

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Prince William and Kate

Back in 2000, People Magazine highlighted his style because at the time he was a little more fashion-conscious, even making fashion statements at times– once wearing a Great Britain flag waistcoat with the words "Groovy Baby" sewn on (he was 18 at the time). Now-a-days he isn't making such statements, but who knows what the future holds… Duchess Kate did wear an Alexander McQueen dress to the wedding paying homage to the late designer. So maybe, just maybe, we'll see them front row at a handful of fashion shows in the coming years.

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Prince William of Wales

Prince William Biography

Born: June 21, 1982 / Birthplace: London, England / Best Known As: The elder son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor is second in line to the British throne, following his father Charles, Prince of Wales. Prince William is the first son of Charles and the late Princess Diana, and the grandson of the current Queen Elizabeth II. Prince William attended Wetherby and Ludgrove schools, followed by Eton College and then the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His good looks, athletic manner and royal status made him a popular public heartthrob during his teen years. On June 22, 2005 he graduated from St. Andrews, receiving an upper-second class honors degree with a focus in geography. He entered Sandhurst Military Academy in January 2006 and graduated in December of that year; in January 2007 he reported for duty in the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry, and has continued military service since then. His younger brother, Prince Harry, graduated from Sandhurst and joined the Household Cavalry before him. Prince William began dating Kate Middleton, a fellow student from St. Andrews, in 2003. They broke up briefly in 2007, but reunited the same year. On November 16, 2010, Buckingham Palace announced that the couple were engaged to be married. The Royal Wedding was held on Friday April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey.

**The Queen conferred a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles are now Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus. Thus Prince William is now His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and Miss Catherine Middleton is Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.

bio from: http://princeofwales.gov.uk/

See The Style of Prince William, HERE.

Prince William and both Prince Harry looking quite dapper in uniform, polo gear, and suits w/ bowler hats.

Prince William and Prince Harry with their mother Princess Diana

The Princes with their father Prince Charles, son of Queen Elizabeth II

Kate Middleton and Prince William on their graduation day from St. Andrew's University. This is probably one of the best photos I've seen of the two since it's more natural and less "posed".

Never Hide: Two Door Cinema Club SXSW + Giveaway

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Two Door Cinema Club at SXSW

 

We're fans of Two Door Cinema Club, and we know many of you are too, so courtesy of Ray-Ban we'll be giving away a couple of Two Door Cinema T-shirts along with "Never Hide" frames. 6 winners total– 5  people will receive a Two Door Cinema Club official Band t-shirt and a frame, and 1 person will receive all the same gear, but it will also be autographed by the members of Two Door Cinema Club: Sam Halliday, Alex Trimble and Kevin Baird. This giveaway starts today and finishes today.

To win: Follow on Twitter, Fan on Facebook, and/or sign-up for T.U.G Mail. Then simply comment or retweet -and- let us know your favorite concert or best concert moment. (winners are chosen via random.org)

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2DCC at SXSW (south by southwest)  in Austin, Texas

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Michael Jackson, “Bad”

Woke up this morning listening to MJ, figured I'd share…

The Full  Michael Jackson "Bad" Video  (w/ Wesley Snipes)  is below…

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Chrome Bags: Sturdy, Tough, Guaranteed for Life. (plus giveaway)

This week we've featured lots of rucksacks/backpacks, and while some of you may mainly carry these for style, we have something for those who  are "hard core" backpack wearers– those who wear them when biking, mountain-climbing, hiking, yanno, stuff like that…

CHROME BAGS

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Their Story: Chrome started in Boulder, Colorado 14 years ago when a couple of guys needed bags and couldn't find anything that met their standards. So they got the toughest materials they could find, headed into their garage and started sewing. Functional seatbelts from used car lots were re-purposed into bag straps, and tough vinyl fabric salvaged from old furniture was sewn into bag liners.

Before long, people were knocking on their door. Word was out that Chrome was making the best messenger bags around. What started out of necessity became a business with an ethic: build functional products that people can rely on and do it well.

Eventually they moved to San Francisco, a city with a huge urban cycling scene. The business grew. Bags were joined by clothes, gear and shoes. "Our products showed up from Brooklyn to Berlin to Tokyo. But what matters today is what mattered in the garage – building products that work, and standing behind everything they make."

 

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Our favorite Chrome bag: The Pawn. Their most compact, all purpose pack with a seam-sealed, roll-tight, waterproof compartment (beer cooler). Made in the USA (we like this). Guaranteed for Life (we like this even more). Dontcha just love how so many products Made in the USA have lifetime guarantee these days. We'll be giving away The Pawn, read more below…

The GIVEAWAY: To win: Follow on Twitter, Fan on Facebook, and/or sign-up for T.U.G Mail. Then simply comment or retweet. (winners are chosen via random.org)

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Raphael Saadiq “100 Yard Dash”

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