Category Archives: How To Make it in America
Check it Ooouuuut!! walterFRENCH’s newest Vid. I call it “The renegade” for Sprite and BET. Catchy Beat, crisp lyricism, nice black and white vid with sweet transitions. Super fresh vid too-it just released on 7/12/12. And check out Walter’s T, he’s wearing one of streetzblog’s own “How To Make it in NYC” shirts. Thanks Walter!!
When you get a chance Help Walter out with the BET HOT16 2012 and give him a like or two on youtube-TU!
*The HTMIINYC shirts were made in December 2012. Designed and sketched by streetzblog with the Photoshop help of DJ Romeo Valentine. Originally made for the “How to Make it in America” Shirt Contest, but we didn’t make the deadline, so we went ahead and had the shirts made. Only 48 of the black and white shirts were made. Designed in Hawaii, produced in Brooklyn, picked up in NYC, brought to Chicago to Oahu. Hopefully the color version will be out before Thanksgiving. Probably another run of 48.
Here’s an advanced look at the front and back of the color version:
FIRST: “NO Win Ski for Nowinski due to Jeremy LIN-Ski”
Today was the second time I was able to see Lin and the Knicks on TV, last time they beat the Lakers, today they beat last year’s champs-the Dallas Mavericks. Jeremy Lin had 28 points, 14 assists and 5 steals. Those are the ESPN type stats, the fan stats go something like this: Lin had 2 big bombing 3’s up against Nowinski and another against Marion, he had some incredible hustle plays, and some killer drives through the paint! I personally loved it when after Lin hit a big Three and the announcer said “In your Face”-A real Classic line from when I played in the 80’s! His team-mates were also feeling it today, Chandler was reliable as usual, Steve Novak came in with about 14 points and JR Smith in his first game as a Knick had a bunch of 3’s! Tomorrow Melo comes back to the team-The Knicks should keep on Lin-ning all the way through the play-offs. And it’s all so much fun to watch! YAH!
NOW: For the Longest List of Lin’isms-via Streetzblog.com
- Super Lintendo
- Lin Your Face!
- Linderella Man
- Occupy Lin Street
- Lin God We Trust
- Statue of LinBerty
- The Linja Assasin
- Lindoor Basketball Sensation
- Linspector Gadget
- Heat Linspector
- Got Lin?
- Lin there-Done That
- Lin Would Go
- Linstinct for the Game
- Linstant Offense
- Mission Linpossible
- Lincredible Hulk
- Tower of Linferno
- Al-Lin and the Chipmunks
- Rolin’ Down the River
- Just Lin Baby!
- Just Lin It!
- Lin it to Win It
- Knicks Lin
- Lin Lin Lin
- The Lin Spin move
- Spinnin’ Lin
- From Linfinity and beyond
- Linstant Rice
- Linstant Craze
- All he does is Lin, Lin, Lin
- Everyday I’m Shuff-Lin
- Lin-ning Streak
- Lin Asylum
- Air JorLin
- Lin the Game
- Lin the Zone
- Not Lin our House
- I heart Lin
- Fal-Lin-In Love with You
- Lin State of Mind
- Another Win for Lin
Add a Lin’ism or Lin Knick-Name in the comment section or let us know your favorite. Lin Note: Lin will be playing on the Team Shaq team with Blake Griffin and Kyrie Irving this Friday night-Feb 24 at the NBA All-Star rising Stars Challenge-9P ET, pretty sure it’s on TNT.
Many Linism’s made up by me, my friends or found on various sites including: Ocregister.com, espngo.com Buzzfeed.com jeremylin.net and funnyjunk.com Thanks for the help with all the fun names and helping Jeremy Lin and the 2012 New York City Knicks go down in Linstory!
If you want some Lin-Gear, here’s a great place to get some!
Since tonight is the Season Finale of How to Make it in America. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the clothes and accessories as seen on the show or on the actors in real life.
Kurt and Bart are the Costume Designers for How to Make it in America. Their favorite place to shop for the vintage look is at the Fox and Fawn in Brooklyn, NY. Here they’ve found 80’s costume Jewelry, Vintage Leather wear, Hipster Designer shoes, and Hot brands like YSL and Cacharel. There’s also a record store in the back of the store.
Ben or as we should say here-Bryan Greenberg personally likes J. Crew, Kenneth Cole and Urban Outfitters. and his personal fav designers include Rag & Bone, Simon Spurr, Dior, and Alexander Wang.
(Much of the Info for this post is courtesy of racked.com and apparelinsiders.com)
The best overall article I’ve read on Kurt and Bart and the clothes in the show can be read here. A quick snapshot is: Kurt and Bart Looked to the Streetz and the Subway for Inspiration. A typical male characters look would include: Jeans by A.P.C, Jackets from Freeman’s Sporting Club and Sneakers from Gourmet. I’ve personally seen mostly Nike-no Jordans for some reason, but lots of Dunks.
Dont forget to check out the finale tonight on HBO, I’d write more but I’m late for a trip to the North Shore. Aloha.
How To Look like you are making it in America/NYC Season 1 inspired Jackets
Well, this post is a bit late to say the least. But, I was hoping Ben would start wearing some better clothes in season two and I could tell you more about them. It seems in Season one he had the best military inspired jackets around town, this year he’s been wearing girly knits and plain black thin hoodies. Doesnt make sense how someone with such swag one year can go to such lameness the next. So, this blog will be about How to Make it in America Season 1’s inspired Jackets as seen from the Heat from the Streetz.
Getting the Look
Most of what Ben wore in Season 1 were military inspired Pea coats. The Limited Express and J. Crew are probably your best bets to get this look. But buy early, last year when I got to NYC in December The Limited was pretty much out of all the good sizes for all their Hip jackets. And don’t forget Army Navy stores, You can buy the originals or look alikes and then purchase a few patches, medals and other Knick-Knacks at the same store and take them to a local tailor and you’ve got your own original design. Here in Hawaii, I like military HQ over by Sand Island Access Road. It’s a little pricey, but they do have some good authentic gear here. And my favorite Army Navy store is the one on Belmont in Chicago. If you get a chance to go to Chicago, this is a must see store. The first floor has all hot brands, the next floor has tons of shoes and the next floor has some skater gear and the Army/Navy/Military originals and knock offs at pretty awesome prices,a huge selection of gear and the jackets will for sure keep you warm as well as keep you looking stylish.
Here are a few pix from The Limited Express that look similar to what Ben had on in How to Make it in American Season 1:
Here’s another Hot look from the Limited Express for Winter 2011-12
Here’s one of the latest pictures of the Air Jordan 3’s Black Cement set to release on Black Friday-the day after Thanksgiving or the Midnight of Thanksgiving depending on where you live. Special Thanks to nicekicks.com for the photo. You can click here for more pix from them.
And Here is Dwayne Wade sporting the 3’s. For more pictures of him click right here. I like the shoes, I like the Kicks mixed with a nice suit, I like Gabrielle Union, but not too sure about the D-Wades’s suit. For some reason the material looks funky. I guess I like more of a 100% Wool suit especially a black one.
And from one of my favorite shows at the moment, here is Kid Cudi wearing a pair of Air Jordan 3’s, I’m just not positive if they are the new ones or not. Seems there’s been about 3 or 4 in similar colorways. I have a pair of all Black-black Cats, the only Jordans I own that don’t hurt my feet. But that’s never stopped me from wearing all the other tons of J’s in my Condo. Special Thanks to gsneakers.com for the picture of How to Make it in America’s Kid Cudi Rockin’ his J-3’s
Just checking in real quick. Sorry I couldnt write much this week. I’ve been going to work from 830A-1230P then School from 2P-8P. A bit draining I did notice that the Knicks Blue and Orange Spike Lee shoes will be coming out on November 5th and they will be $175. Just not sure where they will be sold and if they are limited or not, But they are HOT!
After I make it through this intense week, I’ll be doing some How to Make it in American postings and the Halloween Kicks article I promised you a couple of weeks ago. Until then, I need to do some homework now, then get some sleep. Have a Great Rest of the week!
Now I gotta tell you I don’t work for HBO or even know anyone who works there. And Yeah, I know I already posted a “How to Make it in America” video this week. But this one is just too cool and I totally dig the NYC vibe. What song is this? I know I have it on a CD in my car, but my brain is kind of blurred from too much paperwork at work this week. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Luis Guzman gets a neck tattoo-bet it’s not real! See you Sunday October 2nd on Twitter, hope we can watch the first show of the second season together #howtomakeit I’ll either be @scottmackenzie3 or @HiChiNy it depends on which computer or iPad I use on October 2nd.