These are the Converse First String Standards Dr.J Pro Leather shoes that just released this past Friday August 5th. The Shoes honor the legend of Julius “Dr. J” Erving and the shoe he made history in, Converse recreated the classic silhouette in a premium crafted version. Only 168 of these limited edition Kicks were created in this White/Navy colorway. With Hopefully more colorways to come soon.
I saw these onhypbeast last week and they sure brought back big time memories. The Original shoes launched back in 1976 and when I think about it, that was the start of my interest in Shoes. At the time I remember there were only three things you could wear for Basketball-The J’s, The Pony’s and an ugly pair of plain white Nike’s that had black swooshes on them. Well actually before these three shoes, the years before that you could either have Canvas Colored Converse All-Stars or PF Flyers. My favs were the Bright orange converse hi tops with flourescent light blue laces!!
The Dr. J shoe in the 70’s was the shoe that ushered in the REAL start to the original “Sneakerhead”. When I saw the re issue, I thought “cool” I gotta get a pair, but they are very limited and I actually want to wait to get the star chevron logo’d shoes in the plain greyish color, so I can color them in with a sharpie just like we did back in the day.
My favorite Player on Northwestern’s Basketball team-Billy McKinney added purple to his star logo and by the end of the game his shoes were practically all purple, it was pretty fun to watch. But what it really did is ushered in the first custom kicks. We all copied him and made our own customs by coloring in the logo’s with Orange, Purple, Blue, and red. And the best place to buy them was from Tony Brown on the “After Hours” market over at they YMCA-He’d hook you up for mere $25 bucks.
As I mentioned, the new re issue of the J’s only came out with 168 pairs, but look who was wearing a pair on tonight’s Entourage-Vinnie Chase has them on as he walks into Ari’s office. It’s usually Turtle with the HOT kicks, but tonight Vinnie blew him away withe the OG J’s.
Hey-did you see the show tonight? I told you a few weeks back that Ari would hook up with Dana Gordan and look what happened tonight! Although I didn’t much like the end of the show though, a little too intense..sheez the guy blew his own head off..WTF!
So, most of us have all seen the Season 8 Trailer where the boys walk out into the sunset telling us that it’s the last season. Well finally today July 1st 2011, I just saw the trailer we have been waiting for – the trailer with scenes for the new season starting Sunday July 24th. I only saw it once, but wanted to tell y’all that it’s up and running on HBO. It has a pretty cool Eminem Tune playing in the background and shows some conflict between “Drama” and 80’s chain smoking jokester Andrew Dice Clay-seems “Drama” gets him a part in his new Gorilla Cartoon and something goes astray. Other than that, I only had chance to see the trailer once, but looks to me like Ari is gonna hook up with the scorching hot with the even more scorching personality Dana Gordon-some call her the female version of Ari, I call it some crazy sex on the way! And Ari’s separated wifey ain’t gonna’ be too pleased-Can we say Knarly “Cat Fight” on the way..oh yeah!
So far, no sign of Vince’s latest flame-Sasha Grey..but Bobby Flay does make an appearance or two on season 8 and one of the guys from the Big Bang Theory. And even though it’s not on the trailer or on the internet, I suspect we gotta’ see Eminim show up sometime to do something fun on the show.
Well, I scoured the internet tonight looking for the new trailer, but guess it’s so new, no link yet. But as soon as I find it I will add it to this post.
In regards to Street Fashion and Culture, this is purely a Street Alert, no need to comment on the fashion on Entourage. With that said, I can’t resist: Ari always looks immaculate and has perfectly tailored suits, “Drama” needs some new clothes or a hot new brand to wear, Turtle usually looks pretty street and always has HOT Kicks on and I really don’t care much about Eric. For some reason he irritates me even though I don’t personally know him.
I can’t wait until the premiere on Sunday July 24th and I’m hoping to get a part in the Entourage movie-I already know what I will wear: My favorite worn and torn long sleeve dark yet faded blue Diesel shirt, my favorite super comfortable, perfectly fitting Holy Monarchy Jeans and either my new Electric Green Statue of Liberty Dunks or my patent Black Stealth Jordan 20’s.
Happy 4th of July Weekend!! Call me at 808 479 9928 if you want to know where to hang out this weekend on Oahu. I know all the special hidden parking spots to see the fireworks and secret parties for the weekend. Have fun, be safe, Celebrate Life!