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Stan’s the Man & Raf is Daf!

Silver and Bronze Metallic’s

The Metallic Craze continues on into Spring 2016 with the Raf Simons x Adidas Stan Smith in these two very stylish Silver and Bronze colors. If you thought the 2015 bright orange  SS’s were the bomb, these two beat that color-way by a few miles. Just not sure if the Metallic trend will last. Although, this silver pair is very, very tempting.

Other colors of the Raf Simons x Adidas Stan Smith Spring 2016 kicks include: White with Mint and Burgundy details, Solid Navy, Peach, and Lemon. There will also be the Stan Smith Aged version, which looks quite used and abused in off-white and black. Would be hard to pay the big bucks for the used looking version, I’d recommend the Metallics all the way to the bank and back.

See you on the streetz. Thursday lunch at Kats All you Can Eat Sushi, Thursday night at Pomokai Ballroom, Friday in Waikiki, Saturday on the radio from 3p-6p and Sunday probably not on the streetz…sleeping somewhere.

Public School Update

The Missing Black and White Shoes were found on the Red Carpet and at SSENSE.

Public-School-Met-GalaThe Public School Website is running very low on most of their black and white Kicks. We found out where you can get  your own pair of the flashy patent black and white sneakers/black tie affair shoes.  They are available at SSENSE. There are also a few of the Pebble-Grain sneaks at the PSNY website and Derby’s on SSENSE in the same sweet colors available Today/May 7, 2015.    (A Streetzblog Wish-List for sure. But, could sell-out before I save up for them. Cost of any of the 3 is $440-$490). The Pair I like best is seen below and they are $480.  Enjoy the pix of the Kicks:

A couple weeks ago, a few of us were wondering what ever happened to the Chemical Brothers. And low and behold, they are back with a brand new video entitled: GO! See and Hear what you think?

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NikeLab x DSM Jordan 1

PATENT at the Street Market

This Thursday April 16th, 2015 Dover Street Market unleashes the NikeLab Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG x DSM (Obsidian/White). These will be available at the NikeLab Space at the Dover Street Market NY store and on the DSMNY E-SHOP.

According to the DSMNY website, they aren’t quite sure of the launch time, but you can enter your name and email next to your size. And they will email you the information once it becomes available. Price: $185

Nice all-obsidian blue patent leather upper with white outer sole. Perfect to wear with a suit. Although, It looks like the only mention of Dover Street Market is the DSM branding on the insoles. They also have a limited edition Jordan x DSM shirt and hat on sale this Thursday April 16th.  You can sign up for an email for these 2 items also.

Since these are Jordans, I suspect they will go quickly. When I was at DSMNY, I noticed most of the staff and some shoppers wearing a special pair of NikeLab kicks in a beige colorway.  It was the first time I’d ever seen them. Since then I’ve only noticed them on a female Runway model.  Look like they were pretty limited.

The other shoe collab that I like is the Converse x DSM. I have a pair of these and they are the newer re-imagined Cons with an extra bounce in the sole.  Very comfortable, you can really tell the difference.  They are a pure black-Out colorway with a DSM design/logo in white. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one in Hawaii who has a pair of these. And some are still available on the DSMNY website.

DSM x Converse

If you are in or go to NY, I would suggest visiting the store, it’s quite a fun place to visit, What do you think of the DSM collabs so far? Anyone know more about the beige pair? Thoughts on the new Obsidian Blue Patent J’s?

 

 

Double Duty Duo Shirt of the Year 2015

The T-Shirt/Dress Shirt Hybrid Shirt

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I like to wear crisp, clean T’s under my suits. Mostly because the weather is hot where I live and they keep me cool. And the way suits are cut so slim nowadays, it feels pretty stuffy with a standard long sleeve dress shirt underneath. That scrunchy feeling sucks even more in the hot weather.

But there are times when I want so show off the fact that might suits are cut perfectly to show some cuff. Voila, along comes Berluti’s Half and Half. The torso and sleeves are cotton jersey like a T-shirt, and the cuffs are made like a dress shirt of poplin with hand sewn mother of pearl buttons. I doubt I would wear this alone, but with a slim cut 2 button suit, it would be really fun & stylish. The shirt’s a little pricey at $490, but if it comes in black or goes on sale, I’m gonna’ get one of these. People will be like Whaaat! are you wearing?  I always enjoy a nice conversation starter, especially when it has to do with clothes or kicks. Berluti Dress Shirt/T-Shirt Available here

PUMA’s Spring Summer 2015 Collection-Dropping This Saturday February 28, 2015

Very New Town Chic Video from PUMA. It just gives a total vibe of Slick, Hip, Cool, and Stand-Out Street Cred Chic. Something I suspect PUMA could use.  I haven’t had a pair of PUMA’s in like 25 years, maybe it’s time to try out their clothes.

Check out this Magical Mini-Mixer

Oh, think of the fun you could have at the Club this weekend. Would be super-fun to hack into the real DJ’s system with this gizmo. What a Blast! eh?

See you on the Streetz of Oahu this weekend. I hope to see the movie-Focus and hopefully eat at Buca Di Beppo. What are your plans? Let us know in the comments section.

Jimmy Got Shoe

I spot Some nice Patent on This video

Last year, I was very close to getting a pair of Jimmy Choo’s. They were Black patent leather. They just didn’t have my size and it was 8:55 p.m-Not the greatest time to shop.  I can’t quite tell what color these patent leather kicks are, but if they look as good in person as they do in this video, I just may need to re-visit my Jimmy Choo dealer. You may not even notice them, they flash across the screen so fast!

Also, it’s pretty sweet how this video uses 2 of the top 8 visual trends of 2015 in their video. Monochromatic Color and Sensory Immersion. These top 8 trends were announced earlier today (1/20/15) on an iStock Webinar. I’ll go over the top 8 iStock Top Visual Design trends in 2015 in-depth a little later this week. For those, who can’t wait, I’ve listed the trends below the video.

iStock Top Visual Design Trends For 2015:

  1. Point of View/POV
  2. Letterbox Look
  3. Busy with Boxes
  4. Monochromatic Color
  5. Sensory Immersion
  6. Super Still Life
  7. All Kinds of People
  8. Dynamic Women

See you on the Streetz on Oahu this week.

Stud City

New Louboutin’s for October 2014

Such a nice Shade of Blue!

Such a nice Shade of Blue.

Check out these styling new Louboutin’s for Men. So many Studs, Such fun colors. I suspect, also pretty pricey. But I’m afraid to look. If you want to see more of the new collection and dare to check the pricing, see  these and others on Louboutin’s French Website here.

I would probably get the black one’s first, just because I like to stay a bit ghost with my style. But the pair above have  a really nice shade of medium blue that doesn’t always come out, these might be the best bet for the money. The plaid pair would go nice with a dark brown suit. And Wow! Check out the candy colored studs. They look good enough to eat, like a retro candy necklace or sharper versions of the little dots of colored candies on the thin strips of paper. If you really want to meet some new people at a party, this is the pair to purchase.  Some very tasty treats!

See the trailer below for the Focus movie.  It has a bit of an independant vibe, yet stars Will Smith! Looks very exciting, suspenseful and a must see movie.

Who needs Boots?

Stay Styling when it Rains in Cons rubber Kicks

Rain and J’s just don’t go together at all. Next time it pours get your Cons on. Converse is getting ready to debut their rubber versions of the long-standing, iconic street and court Chuck Taylor All-Star High-Top.  The perfect cop for your rain gear wardrobe. These kicks have a Wellington style upper that provides awesome protection from water situations. They also have a nice soft fleece lining, brass eyelets and a gusseted tongue.  The Rubber Kicks go on sale on September 15, 2014 in the USA. In-store and keep an eye out for them on-line. Adults ($65) Kids ($45)

Looks like a great shoe to wear in the slush in New York City, to a big muddy music fest or on a hike on a rainy day. I’m kinda digging the Purple or Yellow pair or maybe the white and I’ll trick them out with some colorful sharpies.  There is possibly a blue pair out there somewhere?  Just hard to find the picture.  Below are 5 of the colors. According to Converse there are 7 total color-ways.  Some websites say 6 and funny thing is there are pictures on the web of  of just 5 (9/7/14). Looks like Cons is keeping us on alert. Maybe a flourescent pink for October or I bet they come out with a hunter green or even a camo down the line.

Here’s a look at 5 of the bold, buttery, eye-catching, monochromatic, rain resistant colors:

What do you think of the new kicks? See you on the streetz of Honolulu.This Sunday I’ll be at Inspiration Furniture, the Hawaii Woman Expo and the BIA Hawaii Remodel it Green Remodel it Right show. Then Hopefully home for some food and rest. Have a nice Sunday. Ciao and Aloha. SM on SB.

Super Styling Shoe Swagger

Greenwich Vintage Shoes with Flashy Soles

As some may know, I’m presently on a clothes and shoes fast until the end of September. For a bit, I was quite upset and didn’t write for a week or so, but I’ve decided even on a fast, I can still look and write about what I find. I found the most amazing shoes on instagram!  The Greenwich Vintage Co.  When I first saw these I was pretty upset because they were so nice,but only 25 available. I thought, On a shoe fast what am I going to do?

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Greenwich Vintage x Color of Life ‘Grown men Solar Reds’

Greenwich Vintage x Color of Life ‘Grown Man Solar Reds’ from Greenwich Vintage on Vimeo.

But, Luckily not only did I find this pair on their website, but even better kicks to look forward to purchase in the future!  You can actually customize your own super styling shoe utilizing the Built to Order Option. These can be made with a black, brown or camo wingtip top, mid sole, sole type, inlay options and even customize your width.  Yet the best and most super fantastic awesomeness in these custom kicks is you get to choose your very own electrifying colorful sole from 12 different colors including:

  • Volt
  • Lemonade
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Dark Green
  • Kelly Green
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Baby Blue
  • Pink
  • Burgundy
  • Red
  • Black
  • White
  • Natural

And the prices seem reasonable, I haven’t checked the details on the shipping costs, but the prices start at just $275 for these super slick custom kicks! *The black and Brown start at $275, camo’s are a tad more.

Custom Built to order black and camo wingtips

Custom Built to order black and camo wingtips

If you aren’t ready for the full-blown custom experience or want to save a bit of cash, you can grab a pair of your own shoes, choose a flashy sole, mail them to these guys and they’ll trick them out for you.

 

Before and After pictures of older shoes with bright new blue soles!

Before and After pictures of older shoes with bright new blue soles!

Or the third option, is to choose a pre-made pair of iconic colorways. As of today, there are 4 to choose from. Here’s a picture of one of the HOT options in black with red soles.

Iconic colorway in black with red soles

Iconic colorway in black with red soles

Me, when I get a pair, I’m for sure going for the custom-built to order pair. Maybe, by the time my clothes and shoe fast is done, they’ll have a pair of hi-top built to orders. That’s a good thing about clothes and shoe fasts, is things can get better as time goes by. I may miss out on the special 25 pairs, but I’ll be ready in October for some of my own specially made custom-built to order kicks from the Greenwich Vintage Shoe Company.

Here’s a bit more information on this company taken directly from their mission statement:

Greenwich Vintage’s primary focus is the re-crafting and re-purposing of wingtips, boots and chukkas with its signature in-house colored soles. In addition, the Company resoles and restores customers’ footwear with its signature colored soles, preserving and improving on the past for future generations. Greenwich Vintage takes pride in being keepers of the craft, in that all of our in-house footwear is designed and handcrafted by our master cobbler at our workshop in Waconia, Minnesota. Finally, Greenwich Vintage is proud of the fact that all of our products, from footwear with colored soles, clothing, as well as accessories, are MADE in AMERICA.

Check out this amazing video showing the making of the sole and a look at their runway shoe show:

Color Your Sole from Bolster on Vimeo.

You know, being on a clothes and shoe fast isn’t all that bad, it gives me a chance to search the condo for some special kicks. In the place I live, it’s almost like real shopping.  Yesterday I found and wore some Green, white and Gold retro Lebrons. I received a bunch of compliments at the gym and many people had never even seen them before! See you on the streets of Oahu all week-long and at the Spartan Race on Saturday and Sunday August 16 and 17, 2014. I’ll probably be wearing some nice retro J’s or Lebrons in the Mud, some would say I’m crazy, but those are about the only shoes I have to choose from!

PS x JB

Public School x Jordan Brand/Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

I’ll tell you right out of the blocks, don’t get too excited about this pair of kicks. They will be very hard to find. They are limited to 50 pairs which are going to the friends and family of the Public School brand. The Good news is a similar pair will be produced and available at the Flight 23 shops in New York City, depending on where you find your research on the web, this version could be out by end of Summer or in 2015. There’s some conflicting information about the release of the NY23 version of these kicks.  The pictured version is entitled the PSNY.

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I know, a little confusing.  I do like the PS on the back of the pair pictured. That’s pretty cool. The Icey Translucent outsole is sick.  And all black is a great color to sneak into work with or rock with a suit, maybe with a black or white T and a purple or blue pocket square.

See you on the Diner En Blanc Streetz this weekend! A very hard party to dress for, no black allowed, everything is suppose to be WHITE including the pants! Yikes! Maybe I’ll do a post on it, maybe I won’t.  As you know, white’s not one of my fav colors to be rockin’.

 

 

 

In His Choo’s 2015

Jimmy Choo Spring/Summer 2015 London Runway Show

It’s only June 18, 2014 and Jimmy has your Choo’s Ready to Rock in Spring and Summer 2015.  Just when you thought you had all the shoes you need, a video like this appears on YouTube.  There’s so many nice kicks on here, I’m glad I have lots of time to save up for 2015. Check out the video on YouTube  or look at some more pictures from fashionising.com, see what your favorites are, then take a look-see at my highlight list from the Jimmy Choo SS 2015 London Runway Show.

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Highlights:

  • Patent Leather Hi-Tops: Patent and Hi-Tops, 2 of my Favorite words and three Different pairs to choose from. Gold, Silver and black.  Wow!
  • Comfort:  Almost all of the Choo Shoes shown have comfy looking soles. Lots of crepe, rubber, and plenty of  bounce in most of the collection.  I like comfortable shoes and this collection definitely look comfy.
  • Colorful Monk Strap Brogues: These get me almost as quick as Patent Hi-Tops, yet I’m still don’t own a pair. Usually the soles are hard leather so I don’t buy em’. These look tempting, since they look a bit more comfortable and for sure very colorful in light blue, yellow and orange. Maybe these are 3 colors to be on the look out for in SS 2015?
  • Sockless:  I do like the look, just not sure if my feet can take the beating. And look at how high the pants are rolled up. Italy? Paris? Maybe Miami? Would be quite daring here in Hawaii.

Which are your favorites? Or least preferable?  Anyone know any of the models in the vid? Maybe I could get a pair for Summer 2014? Seems like a looong wait for SS 2015  Have a nice Summer 2014. According to the calendar, the official first day of Summer is this Saturday June 21st. I tend to like the old system of the first day of Summer being Memorial Day weekend and the last is Labor Day Monday. Here, where I live it’s Summer all year-long, except in Summer-Time the sun can burn you a bit more and the Waves are bigger on the South Shore/ the side I live on. If you live in Hawaii or come for a visit, you need to be just a bit more careful by using additional  sunscreen 30+ or over and especially more cautious with the waves. I wouldn’t recommend a surf lesson when the waves are bigger than 4 feet. As a surfer told me last week when I was getting bashed about, It’s pretty Gnarly out here today, you may want to go inside the reef. It was a 5-7 foot day and Hawaiian waves are actually double what the meteorologist tells us they are, thus a 5 foot wave is actually 10 feet tall!

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