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Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope-a slight change, and all patterns alter-Sharon Salzberg

I think this quote goes well with these kicks..dont you?

Adidas Jeremy Scott Black/Green Kicks at the Vanquish Store in Shibuya

Adidas Jeremy Scott Black/Green Kicks at the Vanquish Store in Shibuya

One of my really good friends emailed me the other day and said he was in Tokyo, I immediately said “Get me some street clothes magz and stop by Vanquish in Shibuya”. That BTW is what I always tell people who go to Japan.  This friend actually went to Vanquish..I still dont know about the magazines, but these pix are awesome! I feel like I went there myself.  

Street photograph of the Real Vanquish Store in Shibuya, JPN

Street photograph of the Real Vanquish Store in Shibuya, JPN

Ever since I saw those patent leather Hi-top Brogues from Vanquish I have wanted to go to Japan just to go to this store! I even took 8 weeks of Japanese class in preparation for my future trip.

Picture from the Vanquish Windows April 2013

Picture from the Vanquish Windows April 2013

I couldn’t believe it when my friend said he was a few blocks from what I think is my favorite store I’ve never been to. And checkity-check it out-He procured us some pretty slick pix!  I dig these multi colored Adidas x Jeremy Scott Kicks. I suspect you can find them at barneys.com, but it’s much more fun seeing them at the Vanquish store in Shibuya.  All pictures courtesy of my good friend-Stephen.

Adidas x Jeremy Scott Multi Colored Wings at the Vanquish Store in Shibuya, JPN April 2013

Adidas x Jeremy Scott Multi Colored Wings at the Vanquish Store in Shibuya, JPN April 2013

One day I will make it there. Until then Enjoy the pictures from my friend.  Here’s the Kicks I wore on Easter Sunday! I think the picture is deserving of a blog entry.  Whatcha’ Think? It’s been triple filtered with Photoshop Lite, Snapseed and Instagram.

My Easter Kicks-March 31, 2013

My Easter Kicks-March 31, 2013

Here’s the New trailer for The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio(Blood Diamond, Basketball Diaries & of course Titanic), Carey Mulligan (Wall Street, Public Enemies) Tobey Maguire(Spiderman), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers&London) and Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark 30, Smokin’ Aces & Warrior). The newest trailer features quick snippets of some new music by Beyonce, Andre 3000 and Florence + The Machine. And BIG rumours that Jay-Z will be hitting us up with a new track for the film!

My sister was reading this book back in November 2012, I borrowed it at the beach a couple of times, but for some reason it really was confusing to me. By the looks of the trailer that confusion will turn into #goodtimes. And I say pretty much any movie with Leonardo in it tends to ROCK!. So, I’ll be there May 10th for the first showing. Looks and sounds good and check out the Mansion they live in!! Wowza!

If you get a chance tune into KTUH.org on Saturday April 6 from 6p-9p HST, I/Sniper Wells will be filling in for Nocturna on the Feast of Friends Show. I’ll be playing some classic Industrial Dance, Goth, Underground 80’s and of course some “Ultra Bangin’ Beats!”  Have a Great Weekend.

My Wish List-March 17-2012


Black Patent Vanquish x Tricker’s High Top Brogues-These are on the very top of my March “Wish List” So nice!-just gotta’ think of a couple of $10,000 interactive Advertising Campaigns and I can get them. Shouldn’t be too hard, everyone needs a reason to wake up in the morning with mission and this is mine!

Even bloggers have a wish list, especially bloggers who blog about Street Styled Kicks and clothes who don’t work in retail, probably have longer wish lists. First on my middle of March wish list are these Vanquish x Tricker’s black Patent Leather High top Brogues. I know, I just got a similar pair at Christmas, The Grenson Black High Tops with the light white crepe sole. But these are just so, so nice.  Check out the box and accessories they come with!

Now that’s some dope, drop, Fading, exquisite LUXE at the highest point on the Power Spectrum Gear.  I can feel the nice soft felt on the shining cloths. Oh..if you do own patent, Here’s a quick lesson on how to clean them.  Use the clothes like above with a bit of warm water and dry completely. NEVER use the ol’ reliable Mr. Clean magic erasing sponge that works for most other sneaker fabrics-it will scrap the patent right off, right quickly like it did to my limited Edition Blue and Orange And1 Marbury’s back in the day.  But if you do have a pair of J’s or other leather sneakers, especially AF1’s, the Magic Eraser is unbelievable how well it works to make your kicks Icey crisp, clean and vibrant.

These Vanquish Guys have a pair of pants I actually tried to buy today, but I got through the Japanese only so far, I couldn’t figure out the cost of shipping to Hawaii, Thus, I went to Old Navy and bout a pair of $11 and $18 jeans that I will take my bleach pen and sand paper pen  to make them look similar.  Or my friend at broke2gear or my other friend at Happyhosthawaii.com can help me order them up.  If you need help, give me a call or email and both Thomas and Sharen have some great Japanese speaking skills. BTW-I start Japanese in April. My goal is to go there, buy a bunch of stuff at good prices and sell it right here on streetzblog.com or on broke2.com  Here’s a picture of the Jeans I want and here’s where the Vanquish site is located.

One more item I like is this Hoodie.  I think the main reason I like so many of their clothes is the come in mostly black and that is for sure my favorite street color with slate grey a close second.

And here are the last three things on my wish list:
The Black and Orange NYK Carmelo Jersey:

The Black, Blue and Orange Jordan 4’s. Labeled various names on the internet like the Cavs-Yuk, The Knicks-Ok and the JorLin’s-I like this name. I sure ain’t no Cav fan, used to be Lebron fan but never was a Cav’s fan. Note: These are not out yet or at least I couldnt find them earlier this morning on the internet. And so far, no release date mentioned.

And as you already know, I still want a pair of Concord 11’s size 10. But I am waiting until I make a big deal like selling my book “Wave-Goodbye” to a movie studio or selling a bunch of “How to make it in NYC” Shirts. Or maybe some other idea I havent thought up yet. But being stubborn on these and need to make something happen before I can get em’.

And when I do get them I am for sure getting the real one’s with the Icey blue sole. I’ve seen some ok fakes out there, but the soles were extremely “Off” BTW I don’t own any fakes, unless my cements are and I just don’t know it,for some reason they didn’t come with a retro card, but maybe they don’t do the cards anymore. LMK if you K. Thanks What’s your wish list for March or April? Comment it up if you like.

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