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ERDEM x H&M

Interesting Choice?

Streetzblog has been tracking the November H&M collabs for a few years now. And this year, the November 2017 collaboration is going to be ERDEM x H&M.

More than a bit, but a BIG departure from Alexander Wang and Balmain. ERDEM up until this collection has done Women’s wear with lots of flowing flowers.  ERDEM says on the H&M website that yes, there will be menswear.

What to expect?  Maybe Tweed Jackets, flower power shirts, riding boots, jodhpurs? We shall see! The collection comes from the English Countryside.  Not the City streetz of London.

It would have been a good year for OFF WHITE x H&M to happen.  Well, I expect we’ll see a dark blue with small red&white flowers hipster/Hawaiian short sleeved shirt. Been seeing many renditions of them lately. So, maybe H&M is on the right track. That shirt is super popular out here in Hawaii.   When I think about it, these clothes will probably go well with H&M’s Coachella vibe, they’ve been doing over the last few years.

I guess I shoulda’ bought more Alexander Wang x H&M when I had the chance. But with 2 credit cards, a debit card and some cash, I barely made it out of there without washing dishes. The clothes are great. The 2 pairs of shoes are way too big.  But nice to look at..LOL  *If you want a pair of the Mens Alexander Wang x H&M shoes, email me, I’m sure we can figure out a trade/cash deal.  They are still NIB.

What do you think of ERDEM x H&M? Me, I don’t quite get it. Or I keep forgetting that H&M also sells Women’s wear. And many celebrities wear the ERDEM clothes like: Emma Stone, Keira Knightley and Nicole Kidman.

We’ll keep you posted on the ERDEM x H&M collection. For now, we have this teaser video:

See you on the Streetz!

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Mercer Cred Project

Meet the Mercer Cred Double Cargo Pants Fall 2017

The Beginning/January 2017

The Middle/February-April 2017

The Finished product-May 2017

The Mercer Cred Double Cargo Fall 2017

The Mercer Cred Jr (Did these in just a couple of weeks, not 4 months…LOL)

And for fun, The Hawaii Mercer Cred Jr S/S 2017

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See you on the Streetz!

Design Time

 Finished Pants Project One

The Christmas 2015 Cryllic Streetzblog shirts made it from NY to HI today (7/27/16). The same day I completed the Seersucker Pants Project.

Above is the front of the new shirts and the right side completed pants leg.

The pants started off as $130 Suit pants on sale at Kohl’s for $50.  They now have 2 overlapping layers, Black Stripes on both sides with the right side a bit more tricked out with the grey design.  Also, cuffed them and took in the inseam. Quite a project!
  Here is the right leg. Similar to the left leg, just missing the grey acruements.

What I call my mood board for the next project. That’s just page one, there are an additional 5 pages of other pictures and influences I plan to use. At the moment, I’m putting together the basic portion of the pants. Later on comes the fun embellishing portion. I tend to let my brain cruise. Then burst into action as I make them into something completly new!

In just one day, I cut out a pattern using an older pair of pants. I made 4 legs, only needed 2 LOL.  And I have 4 flat pocket portions.  Did them with paper first, pinned em’ then cut out the black linen blend. So far, this project is moving quick!

Front and back legs, All cut up and ready to sew.

4 layers of black pockets ready to go!

The back of the new Streetzblog shirts.


Front and back of the new Streetzblog shirts. These are also supposed to be in black and    Red, but they are yet to arrive.

Goal of the new black linen pants to be finished is Wednesday August 24, 2016. I want to wear them to the Cubs game in Chicago on Friday September 2nd. So far, so good.

See you on the Streetz!
  

Public School’s Ready To Wear

Public School Update-June 2016

PSNY x Jordan 1 Low

PSNY x Jordan 1 Low

Public School NY/PSNY hit the runway on Tuesday June 7th with a combined Male/Female Spring 2017 RTW show.  Not only did they show off their new creations, but both Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne wore the upcoming Public School x Air Jordan Low Swooshless kicks.

The Designers in their new PSNY x Jordan 1's

The Designers in their new PSNY x Jordan 1’s

The low-cut sneaks have a high-end pebble leather upper, a white midsole, yellow sole and the color for the Olympics 2016-GOLD in the stitching, outsole and Nike Air Tongue Tag. No matter what they look like, I guarantee you they will sell quickly, most likely on the PSNY website later in 2016.

The Runway show had some nice mixtures of textures and colorings. Utilizing the iconic Black,White and Grey color scheme. Adding in some Forest Green and Beige. And don’t miss the new high-tops coming our way in Spring 2017.

My favorite look is this WNL mesh shirt and groovy slant grooved textured cut up trousers.

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Many looks have the WNL – We Need Leaders patches and wording throughout the collection.

And some nice Electric Yellow intermixed with the black, grey, white, beige, green and just a bit of blue. And did you notice the guys in the white jumpsuits with the electric rubber yellow plumbing/dishwashing gloves whacking away at the cinder blocks? Probably some sort of message they’re sending us? Or just having some Public School Fun? Maybe shop class?  What do you think?

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See all the looks at here at Vogue. *All Pictures courtesy of Public School and vogue.com.  I missed the show in person, was at sewing school.

Here’s a sneak peak at my latest creation. So Far, I’ve spent 21 hours, surging, pinning,  cutting, inseaming, deseaming, pressing, and sewing.  I hope to show the process and finished piece by June 21st. If you see it on the streetz..blog on the 21st you know they’re done, if not still working on them.  Whew! *One day I will look back at some of these creations and be able to finish them in half the time or better.

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See you on the Streetz..this weekend at Waikiki Beach checking out the GIANT waves!

KENZO x H&M November 2016!

H&M x KENZO

Earlier this week, I was thinking it was just about time to hear what the new H&M Collab would be for November 2016. And Voila! Today/Wednesday May 25, 2016, Vogue.com reports that it’s going to be KENZO x H&M for November 2016. Official Hashtag is: #KENZOxHM                                                                                                                                                  The Women’s and Men’s Collection of ready to wear and accessories arrive in 250 H&M stores and on-line on Thursday November 3, 2016.

Past Collabs have included:
Balmain , Alexander Wang (My Fav)-2014, Isabel Marent-2013, Marni-2012, Versace-2011, Lanvin-2010, Comme des Garcons-2008, Karl Lagerfield-2004.  Also: Beyonce, David Beckham and Viktor& Rolf.

See you on the Streetz and at H&M in Waikiki on Thursday November 3rd, 2016.

OR x Nike Lab x HEAT!

Heat on the Street!

HyperFocal: 0

Olivier Rousteing x Nike Lab Mercurial 5.0 Flynit-Black/Gold/Metallic Metal Back Zip/Black Pull Tab

Nike Lab teams up with Balmain’s designer of the Celebs; Olivier Rousteing. This collection brings you High End Black and Gold Jackets and Pants for Men and Women. Along with 4 pairs of Football kicks. Including my favorite pair shown above. I like the Simplicity of the Style and the Gold Metallic Back Zip the best!

The whole collection is Black and Gold, Olivier’s favorite colors and the perfect Color-Way for an Olympic year!

I find it pretty amusing that most websites and bloggers are calling the shoes Football inspired. Which, YES, they are in most of the world. But even the U.S sites don’t mention that they are what people in the U.S call Soccer Kicks. I know I got in trouble 1x on YouTube for siting a movie as a Soccer movie. Almost incited an internet riot. So, they’re probably better off calling them Football compared to Soccer.  And The Whole Black and Gold ensemble is entitled the “NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing: Football Nouveau” collection. I just figure, I can take the Heat on the word Soccer. I think some are gonna’ be a little confused.

But in reality, this collection will most likely be worn more at the Club then on the Pitch/Field.

This is some pretty Styling Gear. Even though the hype is only 10 days. I suspect it will fly off the net and out of the NikeLab locations.

On June 2, 2016 you can try your best to cop the Kicks and Gear Here. For now, check out the Vid starring OR himself…Hey-Where’s his A-List posse of beautiful people? Playing Football? Maybe Soccer? Probably taking a nap, getting ready for the next party. Wherever they are, it’s good to see OR in action working and the collection is Pure Fire. 🙂

From Runway to Realway in a Day

KiniZamora X Touch by Alyssa Milano

Hawaii designer, Kini Zamora won the Project Runway All-Stars Challenge last night (Thursday April 7, 2016) on TV. By winning the Atleisure Challenge, the prize included taking the design and producing it into a collab with Touch by Alyssa Milano.

I don’t know when the show is taped, but when I watch I like it to seem like it’s happening live. But check this out! The jacket has already been tweaked a bit and is available now at Touch!

The pictures below show the design on project Runway and the picture on the right is the transformed jacket as pictured in today’s (Friday April 8, 2016) Alyssa Milano Instagram picture. The jacket and Shirts are available  now right here.  Jackets are $99.99 and Shirts $49.99 and come in many different NFL and MLB team designs. Including The Chicago Bears, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, New York Yankees, Oakland A’s, Chicago Cubs and many more.

Congratulations to Hawaii’s Kini Zamora for winning the challenge. And congrats to Touch by Alyssa Milano for hitting the fast lane on getting the merch out to the masses.

See you on the Streetz.

Kini Zamora from Project Runway with Scott Mackenzie

Streetzblog with Kini Zamora November 7, 2014

Oxford Circus

50 Steps to Make a Great Shirt

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The Aloha Shirt I made from Scratch.Pattern, Fabric, Buttons, Thread, Sewing Machine, Super Sharp Scissors and 12 x 3 hour classes. 

Years ago, I learned the hard way, it takes lots of work to make a shirt. I personally invested 4 months, 12 sewing classes, a lot of supplies tallying up to $200+ dollars to make my own Aloha Shirt. It was very confusing, a bit frustrating, yet very  satisfying to complete, but for sure did not save me any money. With the classes, supplies, fancy scissors, and time, that shirt would have retailed for $580 or more!

In this video, Swedish label ASKET shows us all how to make an Oxford shirt in 50 steps. You’ll be amazed by all of the intricacies that go into making such a standard shirt. Me, I already know what it’s like to make my own shirt. If I saw this video prior to my project, I doubt I would have tried it.

Pretty cool video. Whether you want to DIY or just see how it’s all done. This is a pretty awesome story from start to finish on making an Oxford shirt. Thank You to ASKET for letting us in on the process.


Asket uses 2.2 square meters of fabric, 97 meters of thread, 14 buttons, 43 pieces, and close to 50 people to complete the Oxford shirt. And it comes in 15 various sizes to make the project even more complex. Think about all that next time you put on your favorite Long Sleeve button down Shirt. Wow!

You can get your very own ASKET Oxford Shirt here for about $79. See you on the Streetz!

Strapped in Black

Dior Homme Run/Fall 2016

Fall 2016 brings us lots of strapped and black trousers. Some baggy, some tailored straight. This pair is tapered, tailored straight. The strapping is super-cool and very intricate. I would buy a pair right now if I could. Although,  It’s toward the end of January 2015 at the moment, Fall 2016 seems like a long time to wait for a pair of pants. Sounds like it’s time for another DIY project.

The Plan of Attack for my DIY Trouser Project

Now that I’m home in HI, I’m thinking I’ll use Silver and Gold safety pins, the straps I have left over from NY and I suspect I’ll do a bit of hand sewing on them. Once they’re finished, I’ll post 1-2 pairs on this blog. If anyone knows where I can get some flo-orange straps, LMK. I think they would look dope on top some black suit pants.  See you on the Streetz! This week it’s the amazing NFL Pro Bowl Beach Party and of course the game. If You’re in town, it’s time to get out your (In this order) Best kicks, suntan lotion, 3/4 length shorts and your favorite teams jersey. Feel free to email, text or stop by any of the festivities Friday thru Sunday and say Aloha.

Dior Homme strapped pants

*I also like this model’s shoes, but I doubt I will attempt to make a pair of them. Looks like Fall 2016 will be a great year for real sturdy, stylish shoes and boots.

Stampd Strapped Bomber Jackets

If you can’t wait for the strapped pants, check out these nice strapped bombers by Stampd.

 

NexPANTation

Nice Pants! Fall 2016

The men’s runway shows are bringing us some pretty dope clothes for Fall 2016. In the previous blog we saw some nice jackets and pants from Dsquared2. Today we find some pretty bangin’ pants from Yohji Yamamoto and Dries Van Noten.

Yohji Yamamoto

Highlights:

  • The color black. There will never be a new black. Maybe slate grey, but nah, black will always rule.
  • Straps:  I used straps on my DIY bomber jacket, Stampd used them in 2015 on their bombers and a pair of trousers. I own a pair of chapters with a couple straps. But this is next level twisting, flipping, turning, cropping, of the black strap. Very nice!
  • Layering black on black always a dope look.
  • Possible skirts for the mainstream? They don’t quite look like a kilt or a skirt with the layering, so maybe this will be the year?
  • And we can see the skinny and super skinny jeans of 2011-2015 finally and definitively moving towards a more bulky, comfortable silhouette. Whew!

Pictures courtesy of Monica Feudi and Vogue.com

Dries Van Noten

Highlights:

  • Sweet Pin Stripes.
  • Crisp, cool, a bit more bulky than before pin striped shorts. A must have for Fall 2016.
  • Once again, The skirt that’s not a Skirt. Layering and changing up the cut could be the breakthrough?
  • The layered look.
  • Comfort is in. From these 2 runway shows we see just a touch of the more bulky baggier look. In some of the other shows for Fall 2016, the pants are even wider than these. Gonna be a great year for men’s clothing especially pants.

Pictures courtesy of Yannis Vlamos, Indigitalimages.com and Vogue.com

See you on the Streetz! This week, nothing too special, maybe some eating, sleeping, and resting. Before Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl.

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