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Honolulu, Hawaii: July 18, 2018 Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

Goodwill Goes Glam one of my favorite events of the year. Fun, Fashion Show, Fun, Shopping and more Fun!

First you see the Runway show. Second you shop the freshest gear to be found.  If you move quick enough, you’ll get some pretty stellar labels and high quality clothes.

This Years theme:  The Fashion Edit

This Years Designers: Allison Izu Song x Summer Shiigi

This Years Brands:  Allison Izu & Ten Tomorrow

This Years Camera:  Canon DSLR (Not an iPhone)

Ten Tomorrow

The Finale

Allison Izu

The Finale

The Shopping And After Party

Tips:

  • Head to the Shoes and Purses first. They are next to each other. One year, I found both Prada and Bape kicks in my size. Score!
  • Next, straight to the Aloha wear. Do not stop at the toys or sports clothes on the way. The best Aloha gear goes quick. And there are some very High quality shirts and brands.  Tori Richard, Reyn Spooner, Cooke Street, Ono, Tommy Bahama & More
  • Now, it’s time for the sports jerseys.  This year, my friend Amanda scored a primo condition Walter Peyton Bears Jersey. And I bought a Mitchell & Ness  MAYS 660 BONDS Jersey in perfect condition.
  • Set a budget ahead of time. Both years, I had a pre set budget and put back what was not in budget.  Just like a sample sale, a budget is needed.
  • Grab Quick, Grab Fast, put back what you don’t want.  The first half hour is just like a NYC Sample sale. You want to get the good stuff before it’s gone. Trick to this is don’t think much, just go for what looks good, grab it fast. Then weed through your goods before check-out.  People were eyeing my Willie Mays jersey for close to 2 hours, seeing if I would put it back.  And I was eyeing a pair of Gucci sneakers, both the jersey and the shoes did not go back.

See you on the Streetz!

Trending Fall 2018

Neiman Marcus Trends Fall 2018 

Listed above are the top 9 Trends for women & Top 8 Trends for men Fall 2018.

What do you think of the trends? What would you add? Delete? Let us know in the comments section.

*Trends from the Neiman Marcus fashion show August 2018

See you on the Streetz!

Diesel sells Deisel

Fun Times on Canal St. NYC

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A Trip to NY isn’t a trip to NY without a stop on Canal Street to check the Knock-Off Goods. If you were there in early February 2018, you could’ve scored some decent DIESEL or shall we say DEISEL Gear.

The Real Deal DIESEL set up shop along Chinatown’s Canal street during NYFY2018. For the first day, they acted as if everything was a knock-off. The 2nd day they let everyone know that it was really DIESEL.  The brand received lots of exposure and hopefully some younger fans of the brand.

Prices were also inexpensive and sold on eBay for much more. ProTip:  The DIESEL SITE says to check back on February 19 for a re-stock on the Goods!  Check em out, you may be one of the lucky one’s to score some great deals on DEISEL!  See  you on the Streetz…blog!

 

On the topic of brands knocking off their own brands. Here’s Gucci with Guccy.  I bet they sold a lot of these after the NBA All-Star Game 2018.  Heard one of the announcers say something like this:  Hey, what’s that shirt? That’s not how you spell Gucci

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See you on the Streetz…blog!

NYC DEC 2017

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Yohji Yamamoto Sassy In Paris S/S 2018

SASSY-Definition:  Possessing the attitude of someone endowed with ungodly amount of Cool

The video below is the Yohji Yamamoto men’s 2018 spring/summer runway show in Paris on June 22, 2017.  Once again,  Double Y delivers the goods. Exquisite flow of the tops & bottoms, the appropriate amount of the color black, clothes so comfy looking you may sleep in them,  & loose, flowing draped perfectly silhouettes.

Listed below are the Highlights & Lowlights along with the video of the Runway Show. Enjoy!

Highlights

  • The Duo layer on the bottom of the pants
  • Super comfortable
  • The crisp, clean lines on the straight legged black pants
  • Writing on the right side of the jackets to match the left side of the pants
  • Baggy, cropped, yet nicely tailored and very comfy black bottoms
  • Deconstructed, Reconstructed suit jackets. Some with splotches of paint
  • Silver Zippers, oversized Silver chains, and more sweet silver acruements
  • Fluid, flow, & fun

LowLights

  • The music is a big off. The Clothes really don’t even need music, they are so good,  but they would really sing better with some Loungy-Techno-House.
  • The Blues, the off whites and the reds.

Next post will be the finished product of the Mercer Cred Double Cargo Pocket Pants made by Streetzblog for the Fall 2017 collection. See you on the Streetz!

Dsquared2 Does it Up!

HOT x 3 at Dsquared2’s Runway Show

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Lately, my favorite designers are PSNY, Stampd and Chapter. All 3 utilize my favorite colors black and grey and have distinguished Street x Tailored looks.

Today (January 21, 2016) I found these pictures from the Dsquared2 Milan Fall 2016 Runway Show. They take the Street x Tailored trend up a couple notches.

The look on the left utilizes the hip and happening shorts on top leggings and takes the pants to the next level with crisp, cool slacks with crazy stitching, the shorts seem to be made of a really nice fabric, and all goes well with the over-sized double jacket set and the sexy combat boots complete the multi textured combination…all black on black on black on black. Wowza!

The Middle attire adds in some punk aspects with the tartan plaid. Then totally changes the game with a bomber jacket sleeve mixed with a suit jacket body. If I were to add color to my preferences, it would be with plaids, especially this one! Interesting bottoms, with a spice of 90’s shirt wrapped around the waist complete the Street x Tailored styling.  I’d wear the jacket for sure.

And on the far right, we see a similar jacket, using the bomber sleeve with a cropped black suit jacket. Not too keen on the colored vest, shirt and tie. But this jacket rocks!

Sometimes, Dsquared2 becomes a little difficult to find the exact runway pieces in-store. If I found it, I’d rock the shorts and pants on the left with the jacket in the middle.

Nice job Dsquared2!!

3 Great Looks from the Dsquared2 Milan Fall 2016 Runway Show



Tsunami of Swagger and Style at StampdLA

Brand Spotlight-StampdLA-June 2014

StampdLA picture book
Chris Stamp created StampdLA with one screen printed T-shirt back in 2009 and the rest is history. Today the brand can be purchased online or at places like Harvey Nichols and Colette amongst others. StampdLA has been seen on everyone from Miley Cyrus to A$AP Rocky to the Big Bang Band. Items include Shirts, Tanks, Shorts, Outerwear, Accessories and Bags. With a new Shoe line coming in 2015 which will be produced in Italy.

The brand tends to use a monochromatic color palette of mostly blacks and whites with interesting and unusual cuts. Let’s take a look at some of the newest looks:

A couple of my favorite pieces: A speedy egg-shaped surfboard and Check out how the Large lettered 3D embossed Los Angeles embroidery  goes almost  all the way round the Snap Back. Nice eh?

And one of Streetzblog’s Biggest Trend Alert’s for Summer 2014, the Black and White Long-Sleeve Mesh Shirts:

See the Mesh it Up Trend alert from Streetzblog May 5, 2014 post here. Find more StampdLA items or purchase the 13 Witness Black or White Mesh Shirt  here. See you on the StreetzHI all week-long.

Who hid the Music?

Marc By Marc Jacobs #NYFW-Fashion Show S/S 2014

Where’s the missing WWPRD Song?

I was able to watch this show LIVE on my iPhone. That’s probably my most favorite thing to do during Fashion weeks in NYC. The Good folks over at Marc Jacobs know me from somewhere or I signed up for their mailing list sometime. Either way, it’s so cool how I get to watch the shows LIVE just like Anna Wintour et Al.

This Show was pretty good.  I liked the 50’s inspired Khakis that had the 2013 Tapered at the ankle vibe to them.  And sporty Chic is supposed to be the trend. So Good show. I couldn’t go back to wearing a Satin Jacket, I had one of these in Royal Blue in the late 70’s early 80’s that I wore till it practically fell apart. On me now, I have no idea what vibe it would portray?  Hipster-Chic? I kind of think not. Probably, Hey that guy hasn’t been shopping in a while vibe. But I bet the satin jackets will look good on Early to Mid 20’s female and male model types.Funny part about this show, is I really liked the song they played during it.  It was called What would PR do? or WWPRD? At first I thought it was a PR tune, but couldn’t find it there, I did find a YouTube video of  Jeffrey Lewis doing an acoustic  type version of it. It doesn’t quite have the punch as the song they had on live during the fashion show. At least you can kind of feel a bit of the vibe of what was playing in the background of the video below.  It sure is a hard tune to find (at least on 9/13/13). I suspect it was an exclusive for Marc.

Here’s the Marc By Marc Jacobs S/S Fashion Show. Notice the music is missing. Check out Beatport to hear it!

Here is the acoustic version of the song by Jeffrey Lewis. It is really missing the full  punch and pizzaz of the song I heard, not as punk rock sounding either. But at least you can kind of feel the vibe on the video above with no sound and check out the words, they are pretty smack dab on Today’s feeling about being in the world in September 2013. Some phrases are a bit more negative then I tend to like, but others are very “in the moment” about all Jeffrey’s missing is all this mobile phone craziness going on. Now everyone in my building where I work are staring at their phones in the elevators. AND most of the phones don’t get service in the Elevators. Just more people being Anti-Social is what I call it!

It’s not on SoundCloud, it’s not on iTunes, I did find it here at Rough Trade.  I don’t know if the song is the full-fledged tune with the production values and full band or if it’s similar to the acoustic version. Update:  Found it on Beatport and Yes, it is the song they played during the fashion show and you can listen to it or buy it here. Then watch the fashion show again and get the full affect of the Vibe of the show!

If you know other places  we can get the tune let us know in the comments section. Or if you were at the Marc by Marc Jacobs fashion show, Let us know what you thought of the tune or the clothes?  See you on the Streetz of Waikiki September thru Mid December then NYC and Chicago in December.

Before I go to sleep so I can wake up early to check out the Phillip Lim for Target collab in the morning, here’s the Marc Jacobs Fashion show that has all of the cool dark blues and black backdrop ambiance, and the models with the fun choppy hair. This Dark Blue and Black warehouse is how I would like my home to look,  wouldn’t that be fun! If you were at this show let us know how it was in the comments section. This to me looks like a really well done show-almost like seeing a Play in Times Square, NYC.

Comfrey Green and Dazzling Blue for Spring 2014

The Official Pantone Colors for Spring 2014

Men

I like the dazzling blue

Pantone Colors for Spring 2014

It’s New York Fashion Week September 2013.  What that also means is it’s time for the Official  Colors for Spring courtesy of Pantone!  My favorite’s are the Comfrey Green for Men and the Dazzling Blue for Women. Check out the Pantone site and vote on your fav color for Spring 2014, it’s pretty fun to see what people are choosing.  I won’t tell you which colors are winning, it’s more fun not knowing before taking the survey.

The Official Pantone Colors for Spring 2014

Women

I like the dazzling blue

Pantone Colors for Women Spring 2014

I’m still cheering for the Cobalt Blue and Black vibe I’ve been seeing this past Spring, Summer & Beginning of Fall. That I’ve seen on Women. It totally looks perfect together and Rocks like no other at the moment. Maybe by Spring 2014 the Dazzling Blue will be the star, it would look really good with the Paloma or my favorite of all time is Blue and Orange.  Thus, for sure I’m  going for the Dazzling Blue x Celosia Orange for Spring 2014. PERFECTO

Here is the quick list of colors for Spring 2014 or check out more in-depth detail on colors for Spring 2014 directly on the Pantone Site:

Placid Blue, Violet Tulip, Hemlock, Paloma, Sand, Freesia, Cayenne, Celosia Orange, Radiant Orchid, Dazzling Blue, Purple Haze, Comfrey, & Magenta Purple.

*These colors come out to help stores and fashion designers, but if I was a bartender, I would already be practicing with ingredients for the “Purple Haze” cocktail for Spring 2014.

What colors will you be Rockin’ this Spring 2014? I know I’ll be looking for the Paloma and the other 49 shades of Grey.

Note to Oahu:  Last year Ala Moana had their Fall Fashion Fun in September to coincide with Fashion’s Night Out. This year without FNO, Don’t fret yet, they just changed the dates a bit. Ala Moana will be doing their Fall Fashion Event October 4-6, 2013.

What Season is it?

One of my favorite looks for Fall/Winter.

One of my favorite looks for Fall/Winter.

Men’s Trends 2013-14

When I started this blog, I would look to the streetz, my personal likes and dislikes,  the internet and magazines for inspirations on what is HOT now.  As the blog progressed I noticed it got very confusing which Season and which Year the various media were talking about.

Some forms of media including WWD tends to be way ahead of what is going on now. Then when that same season comes around they are in with the Moment. Others seem to stay one season ahead and others are in the moment.

In Hawaii, because of the weather, things don’t change much. This winter was a bit cooler than usual so we saw more men wearing long-sleeved business shirts. And we did see many women Rocking the Cobalt blue that was so talked about for the last 9 months or so.  Here and there we do get a few trends going on.

Today, whether you want to be in the now, looking towards Fall/Autumn or looking for inspiration for next spring. Here’s a few samples of what I’ve found from scouring the house magz and internet for information.

Spring/Summer 2013

Well Spring has sprung and we’re now into Summer 2013.  GQ Japan June 2013 reports these 6 Hot Trends to Rock for Men.

*Hot trend from GQ Japan, editorial after it c/o Streetzblog.com

  1. Flower Print. Colorful shirts and pants. Check out Ralph Lauren Purple Label for inspiration.
  2. Pattern:  Stripes, checks, & plaids. Have fun mixing them up and having fun with this. My mom used to tell me “Don’t mix your plaids and stripes”  This season it’s ok, try it see how it goes. Might want to stick to the same color palette or go for broke and mix some red or black plaid pants with red and black striped shirt, or a purple and orange business man’s shirt with Cooks/Chef checkered pants (This pattern is better known as Black and White Houdstooth or Prince of Wales Checks in the Fashion World).  Check Diesel Black Gold for some striped pants inspiration.
  3. Color:  This is that whole colored pants trend you maybe seeing a lot in the magazines or in person dependent on where you live.  Green, Orange, Red, Yellow, & Bright Blues are just a few to try.  Summer is a great time to try this color plan out. The light will give them a nice glow and might make you feel a bit cooler. For Inspiration check Gap, Express, Alpha Dockers or Ralph Lauren Purple.
  4. Tailored: Out of everything, this is what I’ve been noticing the most this Summer and continuing to be even bigger heading into Fall, next Spring and possibly next summer. The skinny Jean fad lead us all to more of a better fit for Men’s clothing. Be it your pants, shirt or suit.  Custom, bespoke, or just going down to your local tailor and tweaking a few pieces of clothing will get you set for this continuing trend.
  5. Denim: I bet we all have a few too many pairs of jeans. This trend doesn’t necessarily mean you need to get another pair.  It’s about the color denim in your short and long-sleeved shirts, possibly your trainers/kicks.  And I remember last year they were trying to get the jean Jacket back in action, I havent seen that come to fruition. Maybe in Japan? Diesel Black Gold has a nice darker blue Denim shirt that looks pretty crisp.
  6. Leather: Once again not just your pants or jacket, but your shirt can now be made of leather.  For sure, this is a bit too hot for where I live, but I guess it could look ok in a layered look.  This is by far my least favorite of the 6 trends. It just won’t look right on everyone.  GQ Japan suggests Balmain Homme for inspiration.

Winter 2013

The September 2013 issue of Details magazines recommends:

  1. Plaid: I thought this was a two years ago trend. but seems to still be rocking. Especially by some of the more Luxe designers like Saint Laurent by Hedi Simane ($890), Rag & Bone $290), A.P.C $235, Public School ($325), Band of Outsiders ($295) or Armani Exchange ($88). I’ve personally seen some nice plaids at Rag & Bone, just seemed a bit pricey for something I only wear once or twice a year to watch the Pipeline Pro at 4AM. Streetzblog Tip:  check out Both the Army Navy Store (they get lots of left over stock from Japan so they have lots of Large and X Large in stock-2nd or 3rd floor) and the basement of  RagStock-“Premium Recycled Clothing” on Belmont in Chicago for some great deals on some pretty nice plaids. Two years ago at RagStock,  I scored a couple of pristine Hilfiger and Land’s End plaids for less than $10 bucks each. And they weren’t boxy, actually fit quite well.
  2. Black shoes: Cap toe, Loafer,  and the double monk strap is still being pushed hard. I’d also add in black mid cut boots from a luxe designer like Dsquared, Grenson, Emporio Armani or Saint Laurent.  Or my favorite at the moment: The LUXE designer Hi-Top. They may be pricey, but that’s my favorite trend to rock in 2013.
  3. Color:  Once again we get the color green light.  This time it’s olive green, toned down blue, Aqua Blue,  bright YELLOW and RED. (And Details also threw in Brown).  Personally I’d stick to the brighter colors for Spring and Summer. I like the darker greys, slate greys, black, and Midnight blue for Winter.

Spring 2014

WWD is one of the best places to check to the future.  I like the news Forget summer pastels and bright shades, A darker palette rules the Spring Designer market.  Here are the 4 colors that WWD recommends for Spring 2014.

  1. Dark Burgundies
  2. Navies
  3. Deep Purples

I also see more blues and a darker shade of green in the pictures.

And Also from WWD, be on the look-out for these Spring Trends in Mens Fashion: Flowers on pants, shirts, jackets and T’s, Volume Shorts, Loose Tailoring, Darker colors, the Active Lifestyle look, and Clashing Separates.

Whether you’re dressing for now or the future, hope this helps. I always say If you feel comfortable in something, if you feel you look good in it, it gives you confidence or makes you smile, Just wear it!

Have a nice week!  See you on the streetz a lot this week. Friday night at Wet n Wild Hawaii, Friday evening at the Power Bash and Saturday early evening at the Duke Kahanamoku KINE luau!

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