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Parks and Recreation: Summertime Style.

Parks & Recreation: Snapback & Tees (Summer Edition).

(behind-the-scenes video of Parks & Recreation: Summertime Style)

Lately we've been so caught up in button-downs, selvedge denim, shawl collar cardigans, and double-breasted blazers that we've forgotten about the relaxed easiness of a simple t-shirt and shorts. So we pulled out the snapbacks, fresh tees, a variety of shorts, and matching accessories to help get you through what seems to be the hottest days of summertime. Also, introducing, Ben Swann #TeamTUG.

An afternoon at the park.

 

10:37AM// Eat breakfast.

(snapback hat: AN 'Arched Atlanta Braves', shirt:t-shirts.com 'Animal House', shoes: Native' Miller', watch: Timex)

11:15AM// Pack your bag for a good ole time at the park (yo-yo, check, frisbee, check, a ton of games to have old-fashion fun, check…).

(bookbag: Sprayground.net)

11:45AM// Always say "hi" to the neighbors or passersby, wave or casually throw up deuces (aka peace sign).

(shirt:t-shirts.com 'Beatles 1962', shoes: Native 'Howard' , jacket/rain coat: Vintage London Fog, bag: Nametag Sprayground, watch: Timex, buttons: Good Wood and T.U.G)

11:51AM// Look both ways before crossing the street.

(snapback hat: AN 'Nineties' Oakland Athletics, shirt:t-shirts.com 'Retro Bob Marley', shoes: Native 'Miller', watch: Timex 'Camper', rucksack: Duluth )

12:03PM// Keep cool and be nostalgic– buy a popsicle from the ice cream man.

(snapback hat: AN 'Across the Board' Detroit, shirt:t-shirts.com 'Bayside High', shoes: Native 'Howard', watch: Timex 'Camper', jacket: Vintage early 90s Levis, buttons: Good Wood and T.U.G)

12:19PM// Sit on a bench (in the shade of course), people watch, and ponder upon life.

(snapback hat: AN 'Across the Board' Detroit, shirt:t-shirts.com 'Bayside High', shoes: Native 'Howard', watch: Timex 'Camper', jacket: Vintage early 90s Levis, buttons: Good Wood and T.U.G)

 

12:43PM// Play frisbee with a friend. (or any other park-friendly sport to your liking)

(snapback hat: AN 'Across the Board' Braves, shirt:t-shirts.com 'Hangover  One Man Wolfpack'shoes: Native 'Corrado', watch: Timex)

1:42PM// Take a breather and relax before heading home, or to your next destination.

(snapback hat: AN 'Across the Board' Braves, shirt:t-shirts.com 'Hangover  One Man Wolfpack'shoes: Native 'Corrado', watch: Timex)


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American Needle: The Original Snapback + Giveaway

Snappin' is back. We've been talking about it for the past couple years, but 2011 is probably the more official year of snapbacks being on the scene for fashion kids and on the shelves of retailers that have kept their ear to the ground in terms of what's hot. The in-trend wearing of snapbacks got me thinking about the origin of the popular late 80s/early 90s style hat. After a little digging I found that snapback hats are thought to have originated in the mid to late 1800s– when different types of hats were being used for the old American pastime of baseball. At the time, several different caps were being used with the baseball uniform– straw hats, boating caps, cycling caps, jockey caps, etc. So a less modern, more basic version of the snapback might have been around.

Brooklyn Excelsiors  and New York Knickerbockers in 1858

The official baseball hat (as we know it today) was first worn by the Brooklyn Excelsiors in the mid 1800s, but the hat first became an official part of the baseball uniform on April 24, 1849 when the New York Knickerbockers unveiled their official club uniform.

old style (vintage) baseball caps

I guess if there was a "snapback" back in the 1800s, the "snap part" had to have been similar to the metal snap buttons you often find on windbreaker jackets. There is still some speculation on how far back the history of snapping baseball caps go. But what we all know for sure is that the famous snapback caps we know today came about in the 1980s, and were made popular by the hip-hop/rap music culture of the era. That's where American Needle comes in…

Tupac Shakur wearing an American Needle snapback

American Needle (AN) is the original snapback maker, and started selling "the snapback" everyone loves today in the late 80’s. The vast majority of the high fashion snapbacks of the time were American Needle designs. A lot of the hats were worn by musical icons of that era – even American musical icon Tupac wore American Needle's Blockhead style in the movie Poetic Justice.  And now, AN has brought back many of their originals for us to indulge in… pretty sweet, right? Moreover, they've chosen to giveaway 5, yes five of their original Blockhead style snapbacks to The Urban Gentleman readers. I mean, who doesn't love a free snapback?

To win: Follow on Twitter, Fan on Facebook, and/or sign-up for T.U.G Mail. Then simply comment or retweet. And as always the more ways you enter the higher your chances of winning. (winners are chosen via random.org)

I'm pretty intrigued by American Needle's history (In 1946, American Needle supplied the first Major League Baseball team caps ever sold to fans in a ballpark – in Chicago's Wrigley Field. ), and I'm very impressed by the vast array of hats they have. I've never quite seen an online retail collection of hats like theirs. They manage to cover most, if not all, historical style baseball hats. (plus you can search them in order from 1869 onwards, check that out here.) I actually felt like I got a mini history lesson just from perusing there website. Case-in-point: I didn't know that the Braves franchise was first in Boston, then Milwaukee, then moved to the best city for the team– Atlanta ;)

From left to right: 1908 Boston Braves, 1915 Boston Braves, 1934 Boston Braves, 1940 Boston Braves, 1946-1952 Boston Braves, 1953-1965 Milwaukee Brave, 1968 Atlanta Braves, 1974 Atlanta Braves, 1982 Atlanta Braves.

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Hard Hat: Chrishabana


$198.00

Summer Fedora: Black & Brown

I say, this year, every guy should acquire atleast one fedora to wear this spring and summer. So while browsing Nordstrom I found these two classically colored fedoras, that should easily match an array of clothing in the average guys wardrobe.


Goorin Brother Straw Fedora, $45, brown and black.

Ode to the Fedora: A Collective View of the Man and his Fedora

Check out this collection of celebrities wearing fedoras…. some look quite stylish, while are others are lacking….

Johnny Depp

Brad Pitt

Jude Law

Hugh Jackman

Josh Hartnett

Justin Timberlake

Colin Farrell

Pete Doherty

Ian Ziering

Jeremy Piven

Thomas Jane

Kevin Federline

Ashley Parker Angel

Taye Diggs

Matt Lauer

Reverend Run

Benji Madden

Matisyahu

Randy Jackson

Mario Vasquez

(Photos compliments of DETAILS Magazine pick up the March issue) They forgot a picture of Ne-Yo though, he probably has the largest fedora collection known to man. lol.

Ne-Yo

Overall, I feel like the guys who try, yanno like they’re trying and planning to wear a fedora, yeah well those guys end up looking like douchebags… But the men who moreso wear them out of necessity and without trying end up with the coolest look. It’s all about looking naturally cool when you’re sporting a fedora- it shouldn’t be contrived. When you specifically plan to wear a fedora you’ll most likely end up looking sort of corny…. kinda like Ne-Yo. As much as I love his ridiculous ability to write hit songs for female superstars like Beyonce and for himself- I am just so over his tilted fedoras. Fedoras should be worn straight on the head, the proper way, unless you’re in the mafia, a gangster of sorts, or attending Easter Sunday services at a southern church.

You should notably wear them like:
Jude Law- with character and personality, or like…
Hugh Jackman- in a distinguished handsome way, or like…
Pete Doherty- with easy swag… swag isn’t the right word, persay, but I can’t think of any other word at the moment…

Hey, Don’t Forget Your Fedora

Goorin Brothers fedora, $38, nordstrom.com

Fedora hats… it’s just the american way. Classic, gentleman like, and just good old-fashioned cool. Dress like it’s the 40′s and go buy a fedora or two for this season.

How to Wear Fedoras: To be honest you can wear them with anything at this point, jeans and a tee, khakis and a button down, it just depends on the kind of look you’re going for.

You can find fedoras almost anywhere in any color… Macys, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, etc… I suggest going in the store to buy this guys, unless you just know what fits you.
Best Online Store: TheFedoraStore.com


urbanoutfitters.com, $28.00

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