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Rick Owens Goes for the Goth

Rick Owens x Converse x DRKSHDW 7/27/21

On the search for some good Olympic content centering around clothes, kicks, and headphones, I ran into a collab I somehow missed coming our way. The shoes appeared in my IG Live feed late last night/this morning. Releasing all day today 7/27/21. They’re already sold out on line, have some in store in Amsterdam and Italy. And at some good pricing on Stock X as of 8pm Tonight. I’m thinking pricing on these will go down a bit in the beginning, but in about a year should double. Since they’re sold out on the Converse site and the Rick Owens EU site. They should increase in price, but may be a good deal for the next few weeks.

When it comes to Rick Owens Collabs, they are kinda pricey but not nearly as pricey as the Rick Owens main line. So re-sale should stay around retail plus $30 for a bit. Then over time, the price will increase. The RO x Doc Martins are still within $30-$50 of retail, but there are some very nice Replicants out there, so be careful when purchasing the Doc x RO collab.The shoe that pretty much kicked off the latest 10 years of Streetwear is the Iconic Rick Owens Ramones. It is basically an oversized Black + White Converse Shoe. Made with exquisite Italian Calf-Skin leather with a crisp cool stainless steel zipper. Yes, it looked a bit weird when it first hit. But, quickly became the go to staple of the high-end 2011-2015 streetwear scene. I took a picture wearing a pair in the Barneys store back in 2012. You can see it here. Or same pic is below:

Since the Ramone was a blatant take on the OG Black and White Converse All-Star, it’s kinda strange that this collab brings us full circle. Rick making Dough for Converse. Converse making cheddar for Rick Owens. A bit Bizarre. Yet it’s happened … Today.

And little did we know, these were the exact same shoes as seen in the Rick Owens Runway show that the streetzblog reviewed here Just 5 months ago. I’m thinking Rick’s been listening to some Good Goth or Industrial Dance lately. These are More Goth than the Air Jordan x CDG @ DSM Collab and those were pretty Goth/S&M/Bondage themed.

As the Streetzblog continues to find a story or two in this years Tokyo Olympics, let’s take a look at the Converse x Rick Owens TURBODRK Chuck 70’s. They come in Hi-Top BlK and Low’s in WHT. Both with stacked sole and oversized tongue.

What do you think of them? Do you want a pair? Or gonna’ take a pass and wait for the next RO collab..we know we will get it sooner than later. Pretty sure they are already working on another RO x Converse iteration. BTW: There used to be some really DOPE Adidas x Rick Owens kicks at the RO store in Soho, NY. I know I shoulda bought a pair, but were about $300 8 years ago and that was just a bit too high at the time.

Converse x Rick Owens TURBODRK Chuck 70s High-Tops:

Converse x Rick Owens Chuck 70’s Lows:

Pix courtesy of Converse.com and various IG accounts.

What do you think? Turbo DRIP? Turbo Dunk? Turbo DRK? or Turbo Dork? Let us know in the comments section and LMK if you see any cool threads or kicks in or around the Olympics.

See you on the Streetz!

Vetements Secret Project Launches 7-22-21

Run to the Siberia Hills

Paint on Paint on Paint

Clothing companies are great at pushing the boundaries of promotion in the digital age. Check out the video below by Siberia Hills. You won’t see the ubiquitous jumping into pants or flashy graphics. But what we do get is some extraordinary under painting. Await some cool surprises on the bottom layer and the top layer of the painting. Nice way to promote your their clothing line. And check out the matching shirt. For More on Siberia Hills, see more, buy more here

Now if someone could help me with the jumping into clothes thing, LMK in the comments sections. My friend said to jump up and down in front of a door. But that’s all I understood of her directions. LOL! Got a bunch of pants RTW RTS. (Ready to Wear and Ready to Sell!)

Siberia Hills Newest Collection 2021

The Streetzblog x Street Meat Market Designer Etoile Pants are done. Here’s a few pix of the newest piece of art from Waikiki, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Upcoming project intertwines Aloha shirts and Tees for the Reduce, Recycle, & Retro Chic Collection 2022.

See you on the Streetz!

Fast & Furious x XLarge Collab

Fast & Furious F9 screeches to Theaters (soon)

The Fast and The Furious franchise continues with Fast & Furious 9 AKA F9 set to release in May 2021. Hopefully on the Big Screen. This set of movies is really only awesome when you watch it on the Big Movie Screen. Or you can watch the 4.5 hour F&F on TBS and not go to bed till 2am. LOL Actually not that funny, I’ve done it a couple times and had lots of trouble waking up for work the next day. And I have probably seen Fast & the Furious Tokyo Drift 12x. I like the music, vibe, fashion, style, cars, and of course the drifting. What’s your favorite F&F movie? Let us know in the comments section. (Author’s Note: I own a black Mitsubishi Lancer from watching the Fast and the Furious movie Franchise)

Photo by Devon Rockola on Pexels.com

F9 is set in London, Georgia (hmm) and Thailand. Looks like a mix of F&F, Mission Impossible with a bit of James Bond mixed in. The star Power is pretty impressive: Vin Diesel, John Cena, The Rock, Jordana Brewster, Paul Walker, Tyrese, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Charleze Theron, Kurt Russel, Eva Mendes, Lil’ Bow Wow, Even Lucas Black (NCIS) from Tokyo Drift is back!

Photo by chris howard on Pexels.com

AND from the looks of the trailer below, Sung Kang/Han Lue returns from the dead in F9. He’s one of the most fun characters, but I swear he died in Tokyo Drift, but keeps making appearances every couple of years. Last time, he made an appearance, I think they said it was a “prequel”. This time, who knows where he came from? Hope they just think we forgot and he’s just back IRL and not just a mirage, vision or nightmare of Dom’s. I like Han, he usually shows up just in time to provide some snacking levity, right when the movie gets too intense.

There’s even one rumor circulating on the net that Han’s body was taken by Eteon who used Highly advanced Cyber-Punk enhancements to transform him into a living, “breathing” import car driving, fighting machine. That doesn’t quite sound like the Han we know. We’ll just need to wait to find out how Han is back again when F9 comes out either on our TV or hopefully at the theater.

And for those who may have forgotten Letty passed away in Fast & Furious. She was awakened from her “death” in another movie with a bit of amnesia. You know, it might just be like the Batman and Spiderman movies. Time doesn’t really exist, it just morphs around. Let’s just hope that theaters can hang in there long enough for James Bond and F9. The movie theater is the only and best place to watch these two action packed, well-renowned franchises. BTW: The Matrix 4 brings back some people who we thought died, but the Matrix world is already rigged for time and space not to exist, it’s already in the 10th dimension of reality.

In the 1990’s on Lexington parallel to Broadway in Soho and Noho, existed a nice row of stores: Supreme, Triple Five Soul and XLarge. Back then, it was near impossible to catch a cab from Soho back to Mid-town. So, I’d find myself wandering in the near freezing December temperatures, in and out of these stores and others mostly for warmth. Little did I know that I should have been buying up inventory to sell in the lucrative Vintage clothing era of 2021.

I do still have one T from Triple Five Soul, I gave away my XLarge flannel, mainly cause it was too Big on me and I never bought any Supreme. I didn’t really felt safe in there back then. Maybe my age or was all in my imagination.

Get Fast, Get Furious with XLarge Hoodies and T’s

The Iconic Lexington Ave NYC store, XLarge, now in Japan, has teamed up with The Fast and the Furious for a 2021 collab collections of hoodies, pocket T’s and long sleeved shirts.

Here’s the listing of what you can expect from this collab:

  • Dom Toretto/Vin Diesel in full race ready mode
  • Suki from 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Twinkie/Lil Bow Wow and Sean Boswell/Lucas Black staring at the over the top bright green Hulk car
  • Scene from Tokyo Drift a bit prior to Sean tearing apart Han’s car attempting to race the Drift Master

The Fast & the Furious x XLarge Collab drips and drops this Saturday (1/23/21) AT THE XLARGE stores in Japan and at the ZOZOTOWN on-line shop. Pix of clothing courtesy of XLarge Japan and Hypebeast

See you on the Streetz!

Y-3 F/W 2019-20

Y-3 is the Only Brand You Need

Runway Show Paris Fashion Week March 2019

If I could choose only one brand it would be Y-3.  It can be worn at an upscale event, brunch, a Sporting event, on the streetz or even for lounging around the crib on a Sunday afternoon. Usual colors are Black + White and even when other colors are positioned in, they tend to look pretty nice.

The clothes are always made with superior high quality.  Every pair of Y-3 pants I own are sturdy, solid and clean. I can actually feel the high standard of tailorshp that goes into them, when I wear them.

Although they can run a tad big at times. I do own a piece or 2 that are a bit big. If you get a chance, try them on.  Pro Tip:  SSENSE tends to have the best on-line sales.  And Bloomingdale’s  is the place to go for selection, quantity and to try the goods on for your fit. You may need to size down 1-2 sizes dependent on the year the Y-3 clothes are from.  For this show they did run a tad Big.  You can also catch Y-3 on the Adidas site, where you will find a pretty decent array of clothing and All of this season’s shoes.

Highlights:

  • Comfy Flow
  • Fluid Clean
  • Oversized Fun Flair Street
  • Black + White Layering upon Layer
  • The YOHJI Track Jacket & Tees
  • Melange of Exotic Swirling Colors
  • White on Black Adidas Stripes Poppin’ like some Jiffy Pop
  • Unisexy
  • The Kicks

Lowlights:

  • The Music during the Show
  • The Orange, Black, White, color blocked Track Suit and Jumper
  • The Unfazed Attendees

See you on the Streetz…blog!

Tom Ford Suits up for GQ

Sage Style Advice from Tom Ford

I’m fairly strict on my work-wear, keeping it pretty Downtown-Corporate-Chic during the weekdays. Yet on Saturday and Sunday, If I’m not at a work event, I’m a firm believer at whatever your age, wear what you want and makes you feel good. Many weekends, you can catch me wearing extra large drop crotch Rick Owens Slate grey shorts, a Y-3 T and some Hi-Top DSM x Converse Kicks. If I’m on a vacation, I’ll take it up a notch or 2 with mostly bottoms and few tops that I created + sewed myself.

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Tom Ford looking quite Stylish. Photo Courtesy of GQ

The September 2019 issue of GQ is all about suits. From Goodwill glam Plaids, to oversized pants to the Lebron/Thom Browne shorts suit. Basically, wear your suit anyway you want. Which leads us to this incredibly awesome quote from the ever stylish Tom Ford:

Tom says that people ask him: I wish lived in the 30’s or I wish I lived in the 50’sthat was a more elegant era.  Tom Ford responds by saying:

But there’s no reason you can’t live in the world you want. All you have to do is dress the way want and live the way you want.

He’s talking more about dressing up in a stylish Suit. I’m talking more about wearing street at any age. Yet both of us are saying the same thing. If you like something, if you feel good wearing it, make sure that you put it on and wear whatever you want.

The photo below is one of my favorite non age appropriate outfits. THAT my daughter took a snap of when I wasn’t looking.  I like it, I wore it. I may not be in the demo for this outfit. (Leggings, shorts in the winter etc) But on that day, I sure felt good about the World…and had an added SWAG in my step. Wear what you like, when you want…and with that said, I may wear some black to work on Monday.  Hehehe

BTW: I still receive the paper version of GQ in the mail.  If Details were still around, I’d still subscribe to it also.

Here’s a picture of the outfit I wore from the front side. A picture I knew that she took.

Streetzblog at DSM

Streetzblog at DSM December 2014

And here’s some more shots of me wearing what I want at any age.

Do you think it’s ok to dress as you like at any age? What’s your favorite suit trend for 2019-20? Are there any paper mags you still get in the mail or at the airport or is it all Digi all the time now? Let us know in the comments section.  See you on the Streetz…in a suit?

Dapper Dan Is Everywhere

Dapper Dan’s the 2019 Man!

Over the last 5 week’s (May-June 2019) I’ve seen and heard about as much about Dapper Dan as I did back in the 90’s. He was on Project Runway, in a song on When they See Us, and GQ did a nice write up about him. I don’t know who his publicist is, whoever it is, knows what they are doing & does it well! He’s everywhere.

The video below sums up his BIO. Watch this historically rich Video to see his career from the beginning til Now:

Back in the day Dapper Dan made custom outfits for the Hip-Hop community, mostly in NYC.  He used designer labels. Blew the logos up Big. Or painted the designs on leather to make custom Street wear. His favorites were Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Fendi.  He always dressed impeccable with major Swagger. His clothes were worn by many super-stars including: LL Cool J, the Fat Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, Jam Master J, Mike Tyson, KRS-One, Floyd Mayweather and Big Daddy Kane.

Here are the places I’ve been seeing Dapper Dan as of lately:

May 5, 2019:  Dapper Dan in GQ. Click here for article.

May 16, 2019:  Dapper Dan on Bravo’s Project Runway. This came out late April. I spotted it on May 16.

June 15, 2019:  When They See Us-4 part TV show on Netflix (June 2019) .  Heard the Jay-Z song, U Don’t See Us “Wear a G on my chest, I don’t need Dapper Dan, this Ain’t a sewn outfit, holmes, holmes is about it”

 

Additional News on Dapper Dan, I found when looking for the Jay-Z Song’s title:

In 2017, Dapper Dan and Gucci partnered for a line of men’s wear. In 2018, they opened a new atelier on Lenox Avenue in partnership with Gucci, Dapper Dan of Harlem, the first luxury house fashion store in Harlem.  Everything came full circle. From doing Knock Offs/Knock Ups to really working with Gucci.  Congrats to Dapper Dan!

Upcoming:

A book – Dapper Dan Made in Harlem: A Memoir is available for pre-order on Amazon.   And a movie of the memoir is planned.  See you on the Streetz!

 

Hottest Clothing Brands of 2017

Top 25 Clothing Brands of 2017 – Via Streetzblog

Top 25 of 2017-Daniel Patrick - Streetzblog

Nice Layered Look defines 2017 pretty well. Throw in a few holes & we nail it.

It’s been a great year for Fashion, Hi and Low End Street & Designer wear. Here’s a list of the Hottest brands of 2017. If you have a brand to add, let us know in the comments section. Happy New Year!  See you on the Streetz…Blog.

  1. Off White c/o Virgil Abloh
  2. Daniel Patrick
  3. CH
  4. Rick Owens
  5. Public School/PSNY
  6. Adidas
  7. Balenciaga
  8. Stampd
  9. Alexander Wang
  10. Y-3
  11. Ovadia & Sons
  12. Heron Preston
  13. Greg Lauren
  14. Gucci
  15. NSF
  16. H&M
  17. Commes Des Garcons
  18. Raf Simons
  19. Zara
  20. Grenson
  21. Ben Taverniti Unravel Project
  22. Maison Margiela
  23. KAWS
  24. Canada Goose
  25. Nike

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Some pretty nice Shoes in the Sky. Picture shot pretty close to the Daniel Patrick Shop in Soho.

Complex Con-stantly LIT!

Complex Con-November 4 & 5, 2017

Long Beach, CA-Recap from our Streetzblog on site LIVE correspondent and via Some great Insta-Nabs.

The Hottest street wear brands, designers and Hip-Hop entertainers converged in Long Beach, California November 4 & 5 at Complex Con 2017. Back in the Day, Complex was an up and coming magazine Founded By Marc Ecko.  His own clothing brand having hit it’s Apex years earlier, Complex was an under the radar Street and trend mag, I would buy the day it came out. As the internet and social media blew up, the magazine lost it’s pages and the paper it was made on became much thinner.

Fast Forward to 2016 and the first complex Con occurred, some saying that there were 400 VIP tickets sold, the same source told us this year, there were close to 2,000 VIP tickets sold and over 50,000 in attendance! Who needs a magazine? When you can turn your brand into one of the top 3 go to spots for street wear, kicks and tech trends. And put on a Con that attracts the Biggest and Best cultural icon of our time!  (BTW: Unofficially, The top 3 are Hypebeast, High Snobiety and Complex).

Complex Con 2017 had everyoone who is anyone in the Street game.  DJ Khalid, Pharrell with NERD, M.I.A, Cam’ron, Wiz Khalifa, Skrillex Lil Yachty, DJ Mustard, Kid Cudi from How to make it in America,  Maxwell Osborne &  Dao-Yi Chow from PSNY, Chris Stamp from STAMPD, Travis Scott, Vince Staples, Action Bronson, Kobe Bryant, Yes Jules, Ben Baller & D’Angelo Russell. Along with the stars of the weekend:  Off-White’s Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami. Here’s a few pix of the 2 making Sweet Custom T’s on the spot!

Our Streetzblog corespondent traveled from Hawaii to Cali on the sole mission to meet Murakami and buy a couple thousand dollars of his limited edition gear. She succeeded as you can see by this picture, along with an autographed book.  (She did say it was a 4-5 hour line to meet him and another 2 hour line to get her things at the end of the day). I told her via text:  Looks like it was well worth the trip and time spent in line.  BTW: She also stood in the Off-White line, but after another 3 hour wait, missed the Limited Edition Hand screened shirts by about 100 people.

Number One Tip: If you go to Complex Con or another Big event like this. Go to your favorite booth/designer first then have fun at the rest of the event.

If I was there, I would have gone str8t to the PSNY area to make some custom Nike Air Force 1’s. Would have tricked out the special PSNY x Nike AF1 Hi’s.  Here’s some pix from the special master class area, where attendees could customize their own AF1’s with PSNY.

Here are some of the Custom Nike AF 1’s made at Complex Con:

The Top left Silver pair was made by Maxwell Osborne from PSNY. Jeff Stamp from *STAMD stopped by and made a pair And check the bottom left with Virgil’s version along with pal: Macklemore. *STAMPD has recently released a collab with Hawaii’s own,  Town and Country Surf/T&C Surf. Pretty cool and close to home.

Here are a couple of Sniper Wells from Streetzblog’s latest projects. Fluorescent Painting with matching custom Jordan 21 Kicks!

Our Correspondent scored us some nice pix from the event including Pharell heading up the steps, The Limited Edition Fools Gold Boxes going for $50, some attendees and art from Murakami and NERD.  (Thanks Much for getting these and other great pix on today’s post!).

Pharell was looking pretty Swank with his matching bright orange hair &  spiked Biker Jacket:

Pharrell at Complex Con

Hope everyone had a good time at Complex Con 2017.  And much Mahalo to our special Streetzblog Correspondent for all the great pictures. *All pictures are courtesy Streetzblog Corespondent or from the Live Instagram feeds over the Nov 4 &5  2017 weekend.  See  you on the Streetz…Blog!

Streetzblog x H&M x Off-White Bomber Jacket 2017

 

 

PSNY x Jordan 15’s 2017

PSNY is BACK and Making Stacks!

PSNY x Jordan 15 Kicks and Collection made their debut at NYFW Sept 2017.  They had Hoodies, Pant/Short combos, T’s, Shirts, Caps and of course the Kicks.  All in the Great Balck/White and Red and Olive Colorways.

Me, this is when I know I’m working too much.  For some crazy reason I didn’t see it coming.  Didn’t see the hints on Instagram. Missed the street buzz and September 8, 9 and 10 were the only 3 days of the year, I didn’t read the blogs. I never miss a PSNY drop!

So at 4:18 HST when the email came in, I for sure missed that.  Just randomly went to their site Sunday nigh and found the Ultra Awesome Collection,  except for a few items ALL SOLD OUT.

It was nice of them to sell on line.  If you live in NY, you could have gone to the Chinatown Pop-Up Shop to Cop on site IRL.

The clothes are LIT! Jordan!!!  PSNY back in black! OMG! I would have bought it all. LOL.

There are some shops  getting some gear like St. Alfred’s in Chicago and Haven in Canada.  So, you still might have a chance to get something.  Me, being a big PSNY and a huge Jordan fan am a little bummed I had 5 events this past weekend and missed the drop.  If you see anything, I say buy em.  The kicks will go for big money on eBay and I’ll buy any XL clothes you can find.

BTW:  The Kicks have a really cool PSNY on the back and WNL on the front tab, pretty dope for one of the worst looking J’s of all time.

Oh Well, They did the 12’s, now the 15’s. Hope to be awake and ready for the PSNY x Jordan 4 or 11.  Before everything is gone, you can still peep the collection on their site.

Pictures below are courtesy of Vogue.com  (Slightly cropped, but still high quality)

See you on the Streetz!  Just booked my NYC trip, Gonna be there December 15-20, 2017.  Can’t wait even if it’s brisk outside.  Hope to find some PSNY, Stampd, Chapter, or Off-White somewhere around town.

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