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Opening Ceremony 2021 Live Blog

Tokyo Olympics XXX11 Tokyo, Japan 7/23/21

Been looking forward to Live blogging the Opening Ceremony since the last Olympics. Will catch as many teams as I can and show you what they’re wearing, a bit of editorial and some info on who designed which team.

See the 2014 looks here and see the 4th most popular post on the streetzblog feat Michael Phelps and his “unsanctioned” headphones on this link

Time for the Live Blog NOW!

TOP HIGHLIGHTS. JAPANESE SINGER MISIA DRESSED IN A BRIGHT RAINBOW COLORED DRESS BY TOMO KOIZUMI. TONGA’S TONGA PITA TAUTATAFUA ALL OILED UP. AND ITALY’S PAC-MAN MEGA MEME CLOTHING.

  1. GREECE: Two athletes. Nice shimmery pleated skirt. Plain blue suit on the man.
  2. IOC REFUGE TEAM: Boring-Corporate blue suits with blue ties and white masks. At least you could see their eyes smiling through their masks with joy. (11 different nations)
  3. Iceland: Wore their track suits to the ceremony. Had Hi-Tech masks ans some popping hair cuts. But tracksuits to a World-Wide Fashion show?
  4. Ireland: More sweat suits. Forest Green on top and blue on the bottoms. Look like they wanted to hook up their sponsor-Adidas during the Ceremony. The tops were actually kinda nice.
  5. Azerbaijan: Nice streetwear type side stripes on pants. With matching stripe on the suits. Kinda a bit disheveled like they already had their tailgate experience prior to the walk. LOL
  6. Afghanistan: Plain blue suits, white shirts and red ties and matching pocket square.
  7. United Arab Emirates: White on white on white.
  8. Algeria: Tailored dark blue suits with blue and white custom basks. Nice haircuts.
  9. Argentina: Well so far, we either have blue suits or tracksuits. They are stoked to be there! Here’s another team with blue blazers, white shirts and white pants. So far, pretty underwhelming for the fashionista.
  10. Aruba: Pretty fancy custom green and blue blazers with matching hats.
  11. BEFORE WE GO ON TO THE NEXT, I JUST NOTICED THEY ARE CALLING THIS THE 2020 OLYMPICS. Not sure what is up with that. It’s 2021. I guess a bizarre covid filled 2020-21 comes with the territory
  12. Armenia: More tracksuits. White zippered tops and blue baggy bottoms
  13. Angola: Look a bit like a classic doll purchased from the tourist store. Sorry bout that. W apologize ahead of time. But those big oversized ruffles on the shoulders. Fashion Police Alert.
  14. Antiqua and Barbuda: All their shirts were mismatched. Dark blue suiting with colorful striped ties.
  15. Andorra: 2 people just dressed in their own clothes. I think.
  16. Japanese Cheerleaders: Went for it. black and white fronts. Yellow backs and yellow hats. looks like they had fun designing these culture specific pieces of clothing. They are featured throughout the parade
  17. Yeman: Red track tops and blue track pants. Pretty basic. Man, are they moving fast now. Hard to keep up. And hey, why does Y come after the A’s?
  18. Israel: Hight tech tops, white pants and shorts. The best masks yet.
  19. Italy: Giorgio Armani designed white, red and green uni’s. Many on twitter saying its an ode to Pac-Man. “Eating up the competition” Definitely made a statement. Untypical Giorgio Armani, possible Armani Exchange influenced. Well, same person does it all. I suspect someone youthful or with a youthful spirit did these designs. One of the stand outs for sure. Oh, and nice Kicks. Tri-Colored. Wouldn’t mind getting a pair of them.
  20. Iraq: Tan pants. Adidas track jackets. Look a little lost?
  21. Iran: Classic cultural attire. Cheap disposable masks?!?!
  22. India: The ladies have: Pants with skirts on top. Men have nice Nehru jackets that are pretty dope with bold classic expensive looking Gold buttons.
  23. Indonesia: White suits with bright red shirts. red and white masks to match
  24. Uganda: a bit too much going on
  25. Ukraine: Sporty. High-Tech tops. Light blue shorts. The bright yellow fanny packs are a nice touch. When worn around the neck not the waist.
  26. Uzbekistan: Interesting green and white jackets. White shirts, pants and white sox.
  27. Uruguay: Ok, I’m running low on fumes now. With more track suits. Seems to be the theme for this year
  28. Great Britain: Ahhh. They upped the game on the tracksuit. I’m liking the red and white pinstripes on the jacket sleeves. If you’re gonna go track suit here’s how it’s done. Matching belts too. Mostly blue masks with one lady wearing 2-3 odd masks
  29. U.S Virgin Islands: BBI 50 meter free. One person I think. Went by really quickly
  30. Equidor:
  31. Egypt:
  32. They’re going too fast now. And so much negativity from the announcers and jocks about how there arent anyone there to watch them. Too much complaining. We will keep it as positive as we can going forward. But…
  33. Netherlands: Nice pin striped with orange suit jackets. I’d rock these
  34. Ghana: Signing, happy and proud to be there.
  35. Cape Verde:
  36. Guyana:
  37. Kazakhstan: More blue suits. But some nice bold white stripes.
  38. Qatar: White on white on white.
  39. Canada: Bright red Satin jackets..hmm interesting.
  40. Gabon: Plain track jackets and pants. Once again more Adidas. Wonder where Nike is at?
  41. Cameroon: Colorful. Funny brown bags
  42. Gambia:
  43. Cambonia:
  44. North Macedonia:
  45. Guinea:
  46. Cyprus: There’s Nike. Bright blue Polo shirts. Boring.
  47. Cuba: Nice jackets, should make it a suit. the pants are silly
  48. Kiribati: Blue shorts and blue T shirts with pink flowers. hmmm
  49. Kyrgystan: Pretty slick looking long Nehru jackets with classy patterns on top. I like these. Cool hats too. Very Exquisite. The announcer said they Turned it Out..which they did. Ranks top 3 so far.
  50. Guatemala: Khaki pants (ugh) and blue jackets white hats
  51. Guam: Aloha shirts and black pants. Look like they work for Hawaiian Airlines.
  52. Kuwait: White on white on white again.
  53. Cook Islands: Fun attire. nice patterns. Fancy hats. Shell Lei. Earrings. They had fun putting together their clothing
  54. Grenada: Track suits with fluorescent flair. Colorful masks
  55. Croatia: Red dresses like towels? strangely cut. Nice attempt. Almost, just not quite right
  56. Cayman Islands: Their own clothes
  57. Kenya: Ok so here’s some FLAIR. Plaid dresses and shirts in bright red and blue. I like these uniforms. Nicely Done!
  58. Cote D’Ivoire: Cool greens and oranges. Nice color-way for the show + for some kicks
  59. Costa Rica: Militaristic jackets white pants, pinstripe button down shirts
  60. Kosovo: More track suits
  61. Comoros: Robes in gold
  62. Columbia:
  63. Congo:
  64. Saudi Arabia: Aah this is the Japanese alphabet, that’s why things seem out of order. Yet they are in order in Japan.
  65. Sao tome and Pricipe: Flow Green. Not sure where this is. I think I heard the announcer say he didn’t know either..
  66. Zambia: Green and Orange. Go nice together.
  67. San Marino: Suits
  68. Russia or Roc: Men: Suits. Women: Rad Robes with a bit of Japanese flair
  69. Sierra Leone: Blue and green leaf jackets. Matching masks that are very nice
  70. Jamaica: Puma in the house. Look like they are here to win track and field. No messing around. Eye of the Tiger/Winner.
  71. Georgia: Oversized jackets. Interesting look
  72. Syria: Only 6 people. Grey pants. Polo shirts.
  73. Singapore: Khaki pants (ugh again) blue ties, blue masks, red blazers. I do not like Khaki pants, here, nor there, or anywhere. Save them for the State Farm Commercials.
  74. Zimbabwe:
  75. Switzerland: Muted red dirt. Interesting color-way
  76. Sweden: Women: Yellow on Yellow on Yellow. Men are blue on blue on blue
  77. Sudan: Traditional clothing
  78. Spain: Not sure what to say? Cropped white jackets
  79. Suriname:
  80. Sri Lanka: Blue skirts on men and women
  81. Slovenia: Luka’s team. Went by too fast to see what they were wearing
  82. Seychelles: Aloha wear
  83. Senegal: Bright blue. White scarfs. Disposable masks
  84. Serbia: Pretty sporty. Big cute stripes
  85. Saint Vincent: Tie-Dye. Wow
  86. Saint Lucia: A lot going on
  87. Somalia: Contrasting prints. Kinda cool
  88. Solomon Islands: Very very nice aloha wear. Dark blue and bright Green. Nice job
  89. Thailand: Greyish suit tops
  90. South Korea: Muted Moss Green blazers are quite nice. Great color scheme. I would wear these jackets. Should have gone with matching pants, drop crotch to add some more style points. Had the same old White pants as so many others. With white masks and hats to match.
  91. Chinese Taipei: Went by too fast
  92. Tanzania: 3 dressed in their own clothes
  93. Czech Republic: Polka Dot vests. more white pants. Matching fans. Plain white masks
  94. Chad: 2 Judo athletes
  95. China:Red Blazers. Red and yellow masks. Got their mask game on! Some flowery skirts that look on point
  96. Tunisia: Announcer talking a lot of politics. Ugh. Blue suits.
  97. Chile: Well this is more than I thought. I may or may not last til the end.
  98. Denmark: I didn’t see them
  99. Germany: Adidas tech vests. Now this is different.
  100. Togo: Bright bright yellow pants
  101. Dominican Rep: Look a bit like USA in the 1920s
  102. Turkmenistan: Bright Green jackets. Pants are very modern. I like the pants
  103. Turkey: White on white with bold red trip and their shoes look petty keen. Red and white.
  104. Tonga: Show stopper. Flag bearing Oiled man. Takes the show. Gotta be the show stopper for these games.
  105. Nigeria: Ok? boring
  106. I’m almost done. computer is slowing down too
  107. Namibia:
  108. Nicaragua:
  109. Niger: Hard to see they are interviewing Lilly King and can barely see the clothes
  110. Nepal: Maroon jackets. White shirts.
  111. Norway: Look like they are from Norway. Some very sunburned
  112. Bahrain: Traditional and a bit of Gold Bling. Wonder if it’s real?
  113. USA: Ralph Lauren Keeps it OG with traditional Navy pants and jacket. Horizontal Striped shirt and custom face masks. I bet this is RLs last Olympics. Gonna Be Off White or Louis V next time around. USA looks very dated and corporate like they didn’t want to try something fun or festive. They are patriotic.
  114. Bahamas:
  115. Papua New Guinea:
  116. Bermuda: Dope pink Bermuda shorts with matching masks. Good job
  117. Paraguay: Festive fun stylish shirts. Look hand painted. Great look and on trend
  118. Hungary: Not really sure they cut them off for a commercia
  119. Fiji:
  120. Philipines:
  121. Finland: Boring
  122. Puerto Rico: Red White and blue. A bit Old School
  123. Brazil: Aloha wear. Seems to be a theme this year.
  124. Burkina Faso: Nice stripes
  125. American Samoa: Polynesian wear. Looks High level designer brand
  126. Virgin Islands:
  127. Vietnam: Grey pants. Some very nice sleek slick red material for their jackets.
  128. Benin: Colorful pink aqua and blue
  129. Belarus: Flight attendants. Oh well
  130. Belize: Khaki AGAIN! Argh
  131. Peru:
  132. Belgium: Wow they went all out on the womens clothign. Bright red with Tokyo written on them. a tad of Steet-vibe
  133. Poland: Not sure what to think
  134. Bolivia: Looks like Tommy Hilfiger
  135. Portugal: They are quite excited. Nice Kicks! actually very nice kicks.
  136. Hong Kong: Like US going normcore
  137. Marshall Islands:
  138. Madagascar:
  139. Mali: Chic Bold Robes
  140. Malaysia: Colorful
  141. Micronesia: Flight attendants x Aloha Wear
  142. South Africa: Eclectic Aloha Wear with matching masks
  143. South Sudan:
  144. Myanmar:
  145. Mexico:
  146. Mauritius: Cropped blue suits. Generica disposable masks
  147. Mozambique: Trippy pants
  148. Monaco: Corporate look like Monaco
  149. Morocco: Ready to rock it out on Christmas
  150. Mongolia: Interlocutor gold patterns
  151. Jordan: Expensive looking
  152. Latvia: Silver metallic. interesting. with grey masks. And some sort of plastic Jacket?
  153. Romania: Team Romania printed on high tech shirts. Looks a bit 1980s x 2021
  154. Luxembourg: The best metallic silver jackets of the event. The metallic blasted all the colors of the rainbow

Kenya was top 3. And their Kits are Just as Dope. I’m digging the 3D effect! Might need to cheer for this team.. Or get a jersey if its possible?

See you on the Streetz!

A Gothic Paradise?

Balenciaga Haute Couture F/W 2021-22 July 7, 2021

Balenciaga at 10 Avenue Georges V

The Major hype surrounding this show was who attending it and what were they wearing! Especially what was Kanye up to? He had on that funky YZYGAP round puffer jacket in the color black-the same one that was on sale for a few hundred bucks in bright sky blue a few weeks ago. It looked a bit better in black, but still has no zipper or buttons to keep you warm. Then he had his entire face covered with a mask. And to top it off, he wore Adidas Yeezy’s (Foam RNNR’s) with NIKE socks, totally freaking out most snearkerheads. Also in attendance were: James Harden who is now on the board at Saks 5th Avenue. Lil Baby. And a few others listed below.

IN ATTENDANCE:

  • Kanye West
  • James Harden
  • Lil Baby
  • Anna Wintour
  • Bella Hadid
  • Lewis Hamilton-Formula One Driver

Here’s two vids of the celebs arriving. Giving you a feel of the hype surrounding this special Balenciaga Couture Runway Show. Kanye West made a very impressive entrance.

Kanye West Arrives at the Balanciaga Runway show 7/7/21
James Harden and Lil Baby arrive at the Balenciaga Runway show 7/7/21

Lil Baby and James Harden had a bit of a run-in with the Paris police a bit later in the night after the show. Something about some funky smells in and around their town car. They seem to be doing alright now.

This was the first Balenciaga Haute Couture Show since 1967. Talk about pressure for the former co-founder of Vetements – Demna Gvasalia. Who took the helm of Creative Director in 2015 succeeding Alexander Wang.

I’m not sure how the show could reach expectations set at such a high level, 50+ years since the last couture show of an amazing brand with such a high pedigree of excellence. Luckily the the success of the Balenciaga sock runner and Triple S sneakers, along with many of the NBA rocking the Balenciaga brand across their chest, made this show right in time with the times. A perfect storm moment to bring back Couture at Balanciaga.

As you’ll notice, some of it is quite wearable and some mostly for the show and art of the day. Especially those domed mushroom hats. They are quite extravagant, but unless you’re going to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, very unwearable.

There is NO music in the Runway show, an ode to the 1950’s + 60’s when Cristobal Balanciaga wanted the clothes to do the talking, walking and rocking. In 2021 it gave us an eerie/scary vibe, some coughs and weird crunching of the clothing. I would have MUCH preferred a Techno + Lounge + a bit of Industrial dance soundtrack. Maybe next time? One could hope!

The clothes featured giant, exaggerated tailoring. Oversized Suits and Bathrobes. Extra Wide shoulders. Faux Fur. Precise and obscure cuts of clothing. Along with a multitude of slicked hair, Coolio cornrows, Tom Cruise eye masks and a sleek black mushroom shaped chapeau pour votre tete.

Could have had more black outfits. But Demna likes his bright yellows, pinks and greens. There’s a bit of underground Vetements humor in the collection, but a bit more classic Balanciaga. Although the long + elongated black suits are probable a bit more Vetements. They are cut nice, but wearing one of those suits to a dinner event would make it hard to eat without getting sauce on your clothes. And some cuts too large and obtruce, they reminded me a bit of a child wearing their moms or dads shoes or clothes.

Having the Kanye hype helped and all in all quite: Fierce and French. A Gothic Paradise, not quite, maybe a Haute Couture version of a Goth in Paris? It was quite an endeavor to take on and do as well as was done. A grande tribute to the past and present it was. Enjoy with a couple bottles of Veuve Clicquot and some macarons and you’ll be good to go!

Demna Gvasalia summed up the day with this quote:

We cannot only look into the future. We have to look into the past to see where we’re going,” he said. “Clothes have a psychological impact on me. I realized they make me happy—and I realized that’s the purpose of fashion. It’s not about the frenzy and buzz—and the white noise, I call it, of the digital mayhem we’re living through. The essence of it is my passion and the tools. I realized that couture is the best way to manifest it. And this is what really turns me on.”

Demna Gvasalia

See Rotersand’s OG Gothic Paradise video prepared by Sniper Wells below:

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The Balenciaga Video Game Runway

AFTERWORLD: The Age of Tomorrow. Balenciaga Fall 2021

As we emerge from our cocoons of 2020 we’ll find some things the same yet many changed. Some futuristic, a bit of retro-vintage, Rave culture, maybe a bit of the Roaring 20s. This video filmed as a video game shows many of the trends to expect as we emerge from home bound to a combo of home and outta bound.

The more you watch this video the more you’ll see. Here are a few of the key takeaways:

  • Your Avatar image melding into your Real Image of yourself. We’ll see people on the streetz looking more and more like their Zombie killer, Prince and Princess, Farmer, Cyber-Punk video game avatar. The imagined becomes real very quickly.
  • Functional Tech-Wear: Less about showing off the features. But building in the sweat wicking, multi pocket, rain resistant clothing. The incorporation of the tech without showing it off.
  • 90’s Rave Culture, as see in one of the Zones on the video. Neon Greens, Pinks and Orange. Mixed in with sombre blacks. Its either gonna be a 90s Rave, a 1960’s Psychedelic experience or a Roaring 20’s kind of year for some. Especially for the 16-30 year olds.
  • Virtual Reality + Real Reality with a touch of Augmented Reality melding into ONE. Goes a bit back to the Avatar mentioned above. And Richard Branson going to space. Things will move, meld, change from the unreal life to the real faster than anyone could ever Imagine.

You’re sure to find even more hidden gems inf the Vid. Check out the Balenciaga Video Game Runway show below and let us know the trends you see in the comments section below. See you on the the Real Streetz…very soon!

Jackin’ Music Colorful Clothes Prelude to Summer Party

Jacuemus: Fall/Winter 2021-22 Runway Show

The Jacquemus Fall/Winter 2021-22 Runway show takes you on a colorful ride through a Teletubby land filled with Bright Orange, Florescent Pink, Bold yet Light Blue and some nice requisite deep dark monochromatic black. Complete with both menswear and womenswear rocked by super models including Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid.

From the Mountains to the cover of Vogue to the Athleisure bondage bedroom. Jacquemus takes you on a journey thru a multitude of colorful clothing and beautiful people. Giving us a look into the post pandemic Summer of Love Candy Land filled with non-stop Parties.

France’s Simon Porte Jacquemus coed collection can be seen below and pre-purchased now (7/2/21) on their website. Utilizing the pre-order formula, made to take care of the environment while maximizing profits. Just Like Travis Scott and McDonald’s did with their “streetwear” collection.

See the Highlights and the Lowlights and the Video of the full show below:

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bright Orange and Bright Pink-Love that color combo
  • Faux Green Lawn & Faux Blue Sky ala 1990’s Teletubbies TV show
  • Shag haircuts + Corn Rows
  • Zip upon Zipper Layering-Pretty Dope Effect
  • The clean flow + fit of the thin fluescent fabrics
  • Athleisure Bondage Vibe
  • Tinie Tiny Purses + Big Bold Colorful Backpacks
  • The Risque Sexy Ibizaesque Women’s Tops-Bound to sell-out
  • Vibrant Colors taking us to into the Summer of Love Post Pandemic Party

LOWLIGHTS:

  • Baggy Brown Cowboy Pants
  • Pink Skull cap hood like hat
  • Flip-Flop cap ala Underdog
  • Thick brown long skirt
  • Men’s too tight black and grey striped and orange biker shorts
  • Too many different themes

What do you think of the Runway Show? Let us know in the comments section.

See you on the Streetz…blog!

Vetements Secret Project Launches 7-22-21

Gucci Glamourama

Gucci Gang Gucci Gang-My Lean Costs more than Your Rent

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Gucci Goes where Energy Flows

4/16/21: The Gucci Aria 15:30 minute mini movie takes the place of an IRL Runway show. It’s been interesting to see these mini movies encapsulate various brands new clothes. Some of the mini movies have been stark, some were brazen, a bit of color and some nice sleek black + White.

Gucci decided to throw everything into their mini movie. Some of it not too obvious, a bit more subtle, Yet, there is A LOT going on in this Mini Movie. The Musical soundtrack takes us on a historic journey spotlighting many eras of the Gucci brand. The songs mention Gucci, but do more than that as they set the tone and vibe for the clothes to Shine.

Gucci Aria: It all starts at the Club Savoy, inspired by the famous London hotel where Gucci Founder Guccio Gucciworked as the Maitre d’ prior to moving back to Florence to open a Leather goods store in 1921. takes us on a journey filled with so many clothes, fabulous walls filled with high-end Mega dollars worth of multiple blinking lights and some over the top accoutrements. I thought I saw Gucci looking like Balenciago, the first time I watched this. By the third time I watched, It is Balenciago and Gucci all on one garment! Two Mega Brands merging legally on to one garment. These will sell-out before they even hit the stores.

The movie continues with some classic Gucci looks and colors. Many oriented towards the 1970’s wide collared, oversized aviators disco phase. Lots of bling and big brash chain linked Gucci Choker necklaces. Along with a subtle nod to Dapper Dan. The more you watch the film, the more you will see the underlying secrets and brash nods to many upon many “Easter Eggs”. Kinda fun to watch a few times. I ended up watching it 4x before writing this.

OH and the Finale…Wow! Pretty out there! The Savoy Club doors open to a freak filled outdoor theater extravaganza, so many times over the top. It’s close to moving into the H&M videos/Zoolander territory. Floating people, slow-motion birds and horses, dancing in the fields while wearing very expensive clothing, heart shaped purses complete with Aorta & Arteries. Here we get a bit of a Tom Ford feeling and the art of the High Fashion beyond reality theme. All while the soundtrack asks: Waiting for the Stars to Align. What the Future Holds? Pretty sure they are talking about the post pandemic world. They say it loud and proud with odes to Classic Gucci intertwined with the flare of the Gucci Future, bold, brash, picturesque. Leading us into a future like no other. Will it be the Roaring 20’s? Or will it be Board games and Tea? We shall see, no one knows, whatever is around the corner will be what you make it and what you believe is possible. Lets all try our best to make it an Unbelievably Sexy Celebration in Grande Gucci Style!

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“…whatever is around the corner will be what you make it and what you believe is possible. Let’s all try our best to make it an Unbelievably Sexy Celebration in Grande Gucci Style”

-Scott Mackenzie-

Below are the Highlights and LowLights:

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Gucci Brand Music
  • Rose Gold Balenciaga Choker Necklace + Gold Oversized Gucci Choker Necklace
  • Silver, White, + Black Strobe Light Walls
  • The White Suit-If you’re gonna wear John Travolta’s suit, it might as well be a Gucci
  • Green Gucci Suit Green
  • 1970s NYC vibe-Oversized Aviators and XL Shirt Collars, with a tad of Bell Bottoms
  • Multi-Colored Jacket and Pants on White…I would like to see a still shot of these
  • The Multi-Starred Black + White Suit
  • Purple on Green…interesting color palette which works here
  • The Savoy Work-Wear Jacket…It makes a quick appearance near the end
  • That Square Brown Gucci Purse…Is it Retro Chic or brand New?
  • The Surprise of Gucci x Balenciaga…Two x Mega Power House Brands in one Garment!

LOWLIGHTS

  • The Leather Nipple Straps on Men
  • Pink Furry Top
  • Oversized Fur wristbands..Uhm? I don’t think so
  • Furry Aqua Pants
  • Beige
  • Horse Helmets-Even if I had a motorcycle, I couldn’t wear this
  • The Chin Straps that come with the silly Horse Helmets
  • Dangling Silver Nose Rings…Maybe better as earrings?

So that you don’t have to Shazaam all the great Gucci Tunes, Here is the Set-LIst of the Gucci Aria. Soundtrack by Alessandro Michele. Mixed by Lawrence Rothman

  1. Gucci Gang – Lil Pump
  2. Green Gucci Suit Green – Rick Ross feat. Future
  3. Gucci on My Bag – Mier
  4. Gucci Coochie – Die Antwoord and Dita Von Teese

In the theme of Gucci x Balenciaga. Here’s a sneak peak at my upcoming Designer Brand Etoile Pants F/W 2021-A Street Meat Market Product by Streetzblog:

Supreme x Gucci x Vape-Ghost x Honolulu Police x Susan G. Komen HI x Unravel Project x Off-White x Louis Vuitton x Street Meat Market x Streetzblog

See you on the Streetz…blog and maybe soon on the Real Streetz!

Dark Defined Elegance

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Givenchy Fall Winter 2021/22

Sleek set, pulse pounding soundtrack, Laser Lights and Lots of Black colored clothes. This is my kind of Runway Show! Dark, Defined, Elegance from start till finish. Check out the Givenchy show below as they take you on a little trip into the deep, dark, cauldrons of precise, distinct, crisp French tailoring. Any show with this much black is a winner in my book. The soundtrack and light show exude elegance of the Rich and Famous. Kinda like a James Bond Spy movie told in 10 minutes via hot models and slick, dark, perfectly placed, layers of clothing. With some great accoutrements Like the Giant Gold chain and the fun triple back packs and spot on make-up and hair styling.

I would dig going to the after-party of this show. Then heading over to Hotel Costes for a night cap or two. Of course wearing my black double hoodie, tailored black trousers, with the giant Gold chain and the triple back pack filled with enough gear to stay out till the sun comes up.

Here are the Highlights and Low Lights of Givenchy

Highlights:

  • The Vibe
  • The techno music and laser light show. Nice build up adding on layers as the video progresses
  • Lots of Black colored High-End tailored clothes
  • The Double Hoody look
  • The Triple bag back-pack
  • Black on black on black. Loving the layers
  • Vibrant oversized Giant gold chain
  • That grey skin tight sheathe dress
  • Any show with puddles is a winner. And black puddles even better!
  • The silver flasks worn as Necklaces. Nothing says Lets Party like a flask flinging around a Hot Models neck

Lowlights:

  • The Color brown. High-End French Luxury clothing should never be brown. The blacks, whites and a tad of taboo red do the trick quite nicely
  • Some of that over the top bulky fur
  • The fuzzy fur Mittens. Uhm?
  • Main dislike is incorporating the knitted head-wear especially the creepy king crowns. Not even sure how they fit in to the HIgh-End tailored, dark, edgy, Spy Vibe. Could have used ultra High-End flat billed snapbacks. Maybe in black sleek satin or soft calfskin. Black logo on Black caps

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Fast & Furious x XLarge Collab

Fast & Furious F9 screeches to Theaters (soon)

The Fast and The Furious franchise continues with Fast & Furious 9 AKA F9 set to release in May 2021. Hopefully on the Big Screen. This set of movies is really only awesome when you watch it on the Big Movie Screen. Or you can watch the 4.5 hour F&F on TBS and not go to bed till 2am. LOL Actually not that funny, I’ve done it a couple times and had lots of trouble waking up for work the next day. And I have probably seen Fast & the Furious Tokyo Drift 12x. I like the music, vibe, fashion, style, cars, and of course the drifting. What’s your favorite F&F movie? Let us know in the comments section. (Author’s Note: I own a black Mitsubishi Lancer from watching the Fast and the Furious movie Franchise)

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F9 is set in London, Georgia (hmm) and Thailand. Looks like a mix of F&F, Mission Impossible with a bit of James Bond mixed in. The star Power is pretty impressive: Vin Diesel, John Cena, The Rock, Jordana Brewster, Paul Walker, Tyrese, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Charleze Theron, Kurt Russel, Eva Mendes, Lil’ Bow Wow, Even Lucas Black (NCIS) from Tokyo Drift is back!

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AND from the looks of the trailer below, Sung Kang/Han Lue returns from the dead in F9. He’s one of the most fun characters, but I swear he died in Tokyo Drift, but keeps making appearances every couple of years. Last time, he made an appearance, I think they said it was a “prequel”. This time, who knows where he came from? Hope they just think we forgot and he’s just back IRL and not just a mirage, vision or nightmare of Dom’s. I like Han, he usually shows up just in time to provide some snacking levity, right when the movie gets too intense.

There’s even one rumor circulating on the net that Han’s body was taken by Eteon who used Highly advanced Cyber-Punk enhancements to transform him into a living, “breathing” import car driving, fighting machine. That doesn’t quite sound like the Han we know. We’ll just need to wait to find out how Han is back again when F9 comes out either on our TV or hopefully at the theater.

And for those who may have forgotten Letty passed away in Fast & Furious. She was awakened from her “death” in another movie with a bit of amnesia. You know, it might just be like the Batman and Spiderman movies. Time doesn’t really exist, it just morphs around. Let’s just hope that theaters can hang in there long enough for James Bond and F9. The movie theater is the only and best place to watch these two action packed, well-renowned franchises. BTW: The Matrix 4 brings back some people who we thought died, but the Matrix world is already rigged for time and space not to exist, it’s already in the 10th dimension of reality.

In the 1990’s on Lexington parallel to Broadway in Soho and Noho, existed a nice row of stores: Supreme, Triple Five Soul and XLarge. Back then, it was near impossible to catch a cab from Soho back to Mid-town. So, I’d find myself wandering in the near freezing December temperatures, in and out of these stores and others mostly for warmth. Little did I know that I should have been buying up inventory to sell in the lucrative Vintage clothing era of 2021.

I do still have one T from Triple Five Soul, I gave away my XLarge flannel, mainly cause it was too Big on me and I never bought any Supreme. I didn’t really felt safe in there back then. Maybe my age or was all in my imagination.

Get Fast, Get Furious with XLarge Hoodies and T’s

The Iconic Lexington Ave NYC store, XLarge, now in Japan, has teamed up with The Fast and the Furious for a 2021 collab collections of hoodies, pocket T’s and long sleeved shirts.

Here’s the listing of what you can expect from this collab:

  • Dom Toretto/Vin Diesel in full race ready mode
  • Suki from 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Twinkie/Lil Bow Wow and Sean Boswell/Lucas Black staring at the over the top bright green Hulk car
  • Scene from Tokyo Drift a bit prior to Sean tearing apart Han’s car attempting to race the Drift Master

The Fast & the Furious x XLarge Collab drips and drops this Saturday (1/23/21) AT THE XLARGE stores in Japan and at the ZOZOTOWN on-line shop. Pix of clothing courtesy of XLarge Japan and Hypebeast

See you on the Streetz!

Balenciaga wears their Sunglasses at Night!

Balenciaga Spring Summer 2021 Paris Fashion Week (October 5, 2020)

The World feels a bit better now with this show. Slick, nice music, real streetz, Paris at Nuit. Aaaah, feeling good today. Check out the Balenciaga S/S 2021 Runway show and the Streetzblog Hi-Lights and Low-Lights below:

Hi-Lights

  • The dark streetz
  • The womens wear especially the silver dress and bright outfit and the slashed/ripped dress
  • The silver phone case necklaces
  • The Music. Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart. Sounds like it was remastered and a few extra beats added to the OG. Fits the vibe like a glove
  • The Sunglasses. The Big Black versions!
  • There’s a pair of shoes somewhere in here that has actual springs on them. Pro Tip: They are called the X-Pander, the latest and greatest street sneaks from Balenciaga.
  • The Setting-Paris and the Eiffel Tower
  • The Yellow E’s Good on Halloween Smiley Face T
  • The crisp cool lighting and Electro vibe of the video

The Low-Lights

  • Some of the guys clothes-looked too 1990’s and cut off jeans?
  • No Masks
  • Need a close up of the sneakers with the springs
  • More Post Apocalyptic. Has the setting the music the vibe, but not the clothes
  • Faded Jeans
  • Bulky parkas and long trenches

Also, be sure to look over the credits at the end. Very detailed information about social distancing, sanitizing and even info on how the snacks and food was served and eaten.

Note for later: The Date on this show is October 5, 2020.

We are now really and Officially in the Blade Runner/Mad Max reality world. The FUTURE is NOT later, it is NOW.

See you on the Streetz!

You only know my Name, not my Story

IN JULY 2020, THERE ARE MANY NICE CLOTHES, BUT NO WHERE TO WEAR THEM!

Balmain Menswear F/W 2019-20

         HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Dope Sunglasses
  • Can’t go wrong with Blacks, Greys and Whites
  • Preppy Militant
  • The Music Rocks especially Fury Weekend’s Industrialized Pink Floyd Tune
  • Fits the vibe of the World in July 2020
  • Inclusion + Diversity
  • Horizontal stripes
  • The Black pants with the thick White stripe down the side
  • Elevated Dr. Who + John Lennon specs
  • That Hoodie! You know the which one!!
  • Specialty Slogans with meaning
  • Olivier’s Haircut and Outfit
  • The finale

         LOWLIGHTS:

  • The Flapping Grey Belts and Gray Accoutrements
  • The Funky Black material for the vampy Blade inspired looks. Seems too thin and a bit tacky
  • Frilly, Textured, Flowery, Material
  • Lack of Ability to Spot the Celebs in Attendance

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