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“Luxe” Life “Kicks” Fix

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I Almost “Luxed” Control!

I prefer real life in person window shopping over Internet Window Shopping. But I really needed a rest this 4th of July Weekend so I tried the relaxing in-home version of window shopping and ended up finding many High-End-Luxe Sneakers, Shoes and Hi-tops.

Without reading anyone else’s trend opinion for the Fall 2013 season, I found High Shine Leathers, Patent Leather, & Black to be my favorites.  Might be because that’s what I would like to wear or the fact that my feet really hurt. Either Way I made it through the Window Shopping without buying any new Kicks.  I was very close a couple of times, but figure I can just look around my condo and find a new pair or two to wear this Summer & Fall.  If you like anything here, many can be found on mrporter.com  LN-CC shoes or check out all the major designers on The Cut.

Lanvin High Shine Derby

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These exemplify Many of my chosen Hot trends perfectly.  High-Shine, Black and Nice soft comfy Leather. They also take an excellent que from Nike’s clear and Ice soles. Check out the transparent soles on these babies. Sweet! And they have just a bit of Subtle blue on the heel, the color for of the Summer and yet another big trend I’ve been seeing on Men’s shoes over the last couple of years-the interesting slices of colorful soles in Yellow, Blue, Orange, Red and Purple. Lanvin Men’s snake-skin Panel Derby shoes in Midnight Blue (My favorite color other than Black) $1,123 on sale for $787.

Lanvin Canvas & Patent in Black w/Golden Strap

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Even though these are low tops, I still like the black canvas and patent leather. They look sleek, slick and probably just as wearable out on a Saturday night as to work on a Monday morning. Lanvin Deacon Canvas and Patent Leather Sneakers in Black: $765.

Lanvin Suede and Patent in Black

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Another pair of low tops  , but irresistable. Simple yet elegant. And they bring back memories of one of my first pair of kicks-My Pro Keds Low in Blue back in the late 70’s.Would look great with a slim fitting black suit with thin purple stripes along with a pair of dark purple socks. Lanvin Suede & Patent Leather Sneakers in Black. $495

Jimmy Choo Shoes in Black Alligator

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This is the first pair that caught my attention on my Luxe Kicks internet window shopping spree.  Elegant Crocodile with soft leather construction and a slightly faded outer portion for that perfect worn in look. Belgravia Crocodile-Embossed High-Top Sneaker in black.$765.

Jimmy Choo Shoes in Red Alligator

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Same pair of Kicks just different color-way. Belgravia crocodile-emobossed High-Top. Rich Burgundy $765.

Saint Laurent Classic black High Tops

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Very understated yet full of style. This would most likely be my favorite of the pack. Even though I have every shade under the rainbow of kicks in my room, I tend to wear the more comfortable  and less attention grabbing the most.  I like the gold Saint Laurent label at the top of them. I wouldn’t mind wearing these to work sometime.  When did the Brand stop using Yves at the beginning of their title? I’ve noticed a lot of Saint Laurent branding over the last couple of days. Saint Laurent SL01H High-Top Sneakers in black. $575.

Paul Smith High Shine Black and Full Grain Green

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These would be my choice to purchase when I get a “Bonus” at work or design the next big “App”. Luxurious, attention-getting, one of a kind and very good-looking. Black suit, Black T-shirt, Black Socks and these is all you need. Paul Smith Grand Longwing Leather brogues with rubber sole/High Shine Black with Full Grain leather Green. $560 Also check out Paul Smith’s Bronze High Shine Grand Brogues. I totally dig this color-way. $586.

Comme Des Garcons Paris Cat Walk-Spring 2014

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These would be the “Teaser” shoes for today.  Spring 2014! I’ve seen these before in one of those $175 Fashion mags and now I found them on The Cut. Something to look forward to once we’re done with the black/Patent/High Shine or last year continuing through this year’s very colorful  soles. Buckled Cat patterns in a Nifty gloss to be worn of course…without socks.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s Shoe’s & Kicks Fashion Show. Can’t wait to buy my own High-Shine Shoes, maybe in September? Next Post will feature LoveFest 2013 coming up in June on the island of Oahu. Until then .. Have a great time on the Streetz of Summer 2013.

Men’s Trend’s Fall 2013

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Men’s Fashion Trends Fall 2013

Taking a Flash-Forward approach to  upcoming trends for Fall, here are the NINE various trends seen at the London, Milan, Paris and New York Fashion Weeks. Trends courtesy of and named verbatim by the WWD-February 28, 2013 Edition. With Editorial about the trends courtesy of streetzblog.com

Suits, Green, & cropped Pants.  Photo courtesy of David Hart Men's 2013 Collection

Pretty much everything all in one Shot! NewSuits, The Color Green, Heritage Fabrics & cropped Pants. Photo courtesy of David Hart Men’s 2013 Collection

1. Pared-Down Suits: Trousers still looking pretty skinny, yet length depending on where you live and what look you’re going for are either very short & cropped or pretty short & scrunchy. Presently I prefer mine with zero or 2 small pleats,  tailored fairly close to my legs with a slight break above the ankle with a ¾ inch Cuff.
2. Volume Coats: I suspect the designers were over doing it a bit here to show the trend. The coats fit at the sleeves but are big, bulky and basically look like they don’t fit. It’s taken my 15 years to realize most of my clothes are way to big. This is one trend I won’t be participating in during 2013. I find the fitted yet comfortable look to be the best at the moment for my clothes and my future winter coats.
3. 3-D Effects: Puffy fabrics, protruding elements, and various depths to one piece of clothing. I suspect this is a look for fashion forward Paris or Milan. Looks a bit retro 80’s. I’m not very into this look, kinda’ like trying a bit too hard; maybe it will grow on me or possible “on top” my fabric of choice.
4. Cropped Pants: Well above the ankle. Almost like long yet tailored shorts. This looks good if you use High Quality Designer duds. I’m one of the biggest proponents for mixing Fast-Fashion and Hi-End Fashion, but for this to look good I would suggest spending some bigger cash and get your gear from DSquared2 Marc Jacobs, Rag&Bone or Junya Watanabe. Or if you do go FF-HF, invest in some nice hi-top brogues or play with your socks a bit. The Cordovan hi tip brogues look great! Or try  the Pebble Brown Doc Martin’s or some Army/Navy Surplus store combat boots.  The black socks with the Black pants are a look I dig. I’d say it would also work well with Flo-Orange, Flo-Green or Paisley socks as well. Like the look, just spend a bit of cash and get some nice high quality fabrics, or some nice kicks and socks and this should be a pretty stylish Pick!
5. Mr. Green: Basically WWD is saying that dark green, forest Green, and army green are going to be Big colors for Fall 2013. Looks ok to me, I tend to go for the blacks, greys and midnight blues on the weekend. But I do wear a lot of green to work, so no prob’s with green on this end.
6. Heritage Fabrics: Grey, Black, dark camel Tweeds, plaids, Checkers and squares, In nice thick hi-quality pants, shirts, jackets and vests. I think we’ve been seeing this trend taking form for a couple years now. Chic Men Magazine has been doing it up since issue number one. This version has a bit of a “Blow Up” retro Sixties look to it. I like it; you would just need to live somewhere cold enough to make this look work for you.
7. Chic Athletics: Looks like more and more designers going the Y-3 x Adidas Style. Marni, Duckie Brown, Kenzo, Kris Van Assche, Time Coppens and Trussardi using High end fabrics with a sporty weekendy type of look. Things look a bit baggy here, not sure if we’re ready to going back to the big and baggy look. I for one am going to try and stay true to fit for another year or two. Anyone need some XL & XXL NBA or NFL All-Star Gear? I have lots in my closet, waiting for the trend to come back around or prepared to sell it in my new “Kicks and Clothes on Wheels” Mobil Mobile that I designed last week. Right now, you could just email me if you’re interested and are big enough to fit the Gear.
8. Bold Patterns: Flowers, Paisleys, Birds, geometric shapes on pants, shirts, coats, sweaters, and suits. One trend I can do without. Unless I was Dj’ing or doing some sort of Red Carpet entrance. Then I’d still probably stick to my Black, Grey and Orange plaid pants on plaid shirt with black suit jacket look. No birds or toads on my clothes this year!
9. Leather on Leather: Leather Jackets, Leather pants Leather gloves, leather shoes all worn at the same time. If you’re a Rock Star or think you’re a Rock Star this is the look for you. Have fun!
What will you be wearing in Fall 2013? Comment or Hit up the survey just below this blog posting with a quick click. See you on the Streetz.

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