Favorite Trainers/Track Sneakers for S/S 2014

Favorite Trainers/Track Sneakers for S/S 2014

Last year I posted my favorite trainers and track sneakers for 2013 so of course I’m back with my favorites for 2014. I was fortunate enough to pick up the Nike Air Max 90 OG and Nike Flyknits from last year’s list.We have 8 months to see how lucky I...
Philadelphia Road Trip for @Culturesnob convo w/ @MarcusTroy

Philadelphia Road Trip for @Culturesnob convo w/ @MarcusTroy

    Earlier this week I linked up with my guys from Bird Bath Cabal and we took a quick trip to Philly for an interactive conversation with Marcus Troy moderated by Jesse Jones. The event was coordinated and hosted by CultureSnobs, a creative agency that focuses on interpreting culture...
My Gear: Nike Air Max 90 'OG'

My Gear: Nike Air Max 90 ‘OG’

  Just few posts ago I mentioned these sneakers as a pair of my favorite trainers for Spring 2013. I had the blue color way back in when they originally released. I remember when I first wore them like it was yesterday. I wore them on a trip to Kings Dominion....
Cyber Closet Look 26

Cyber Closet Look 26

The previous post featuring the new Balenciaga Pleated hight tops inspired this cyber closet look. Purple/Violet is one of my favorite colors but I don’t wear it very much. I began to wonder how would I sport these violet beauties in the streets. The silhouette is sleek but the details...

The Platform: Mr. Violent from Allen Onyia of @UpscaleHype

  I thought this was a really clever and graceful way to cover a new product. Allen Onyia and the team at UpscaleHype give one of the most coveted high end sneakers a personality and share this new point of view with the blogosphere. Looking forward to more from The...

“1998″ by @Japiro (directed by @NiceshotKyle & @iQuell)

  Japiro’s “1998″ seemed to be the song that resonated the most with his fans. Over J.Cole’s popular Erykah Badu loop, he captured some critical moments in his life around his high school life in 1998. It was only right that he prepared a visual for his supporters. Here’s the...
Favorite Trainers/Track Sneakers for S/S 2013

Favorite Trainers/Track Sneakers for S/S 2013

The new year has set in and I’m catching up on fashions, style, culture and other important things that make my world go round. Every year I make of list of things I plan to purchase during the course of the year to help build my wardrobe and steer clear...
#Style: Trench Coats for Gray Days w/ iQuell

#Style: Trench Coats for Gray Days w/ iQuell

  My favorite season affords me the opportunity to wear my trench coat on the days when it’s not to frigid outside. Those are normally gray days where there’s a bit of an overcast or even a slight drizzle. I dig gray days in my city. The cloudy skies accented by the...
Music: ULTRASUEADE: ...in search of iQuell

Music: ULTRASUEADE: …in search of iQuell

       Instead of asking for gifts for my birthday I’d rather give them. So I assembled a celebration playlist and with the help of my man Japiro we made “ULTRASUEDE: …in search of iQuell” a reality. Download from the link below and share it with your friends.   ULTRASUEDE:…in...
My Gear: Color Denim w/ iQuell

My Gear: Color Denim w/ iQuell

  Somewhere between my inner rebellious style that wears black waxed jeans 4 out of 5 times and my corporate casual style there’s always the urge for me to pick up a few items that show a little flavor and versatility. On my last trip to NY I stop passed Uniqlo...
Bally Sabatino Boot

Bally Sabatino Boot

  Summer is coming to an end in a few days and before you know it it’ll be time to pack away the lightweight sneakers and shoes and break out the boots. I’ve always been a fan of hiking boots. My favorite back in the day were the Timberland hiker,...
#Style Cyber Closet - Look 24

#Style Cyber Closet – Look 24

1. Unconstructed Blazer – $600 by Gant Rugger at Mr. Porter 2. Suede Drivers – $495 by Ferragamo at Park and Bond 3. Colored Denim by 7 for Mankind 4. T-Shirt – $25 by Kings Rule Together 5 Pocket square – $8 by The Tie Bar   After a short...
#Style Cyber Closet - Look 23

#Style Cyber Closet – Look 23

1. Combat Jacket – $189 by Zara  2. Gold Michael Jackson chain & charm – $295 by Nous Sommes 3. Jeans – $306 (on sale) by DSquared2 4. Hightop Sneakers – $525 by Yves Saint Laurent (for now) at Mr. Porter 5. V-neck tee – $24.50 by J.Crew My 3rd look...
#Style Cyber Closet - Look 22

#Style Cyber Closet – Look 22

1. Vintage denim shirt by Levi – $380 at Haven 2. Fedora  by G-Star – $60 (on sale) at Ssense 3. Cargo pants by J-Brand – $240 at Park & Bond 4. Longwing oxford by Mark McNairy – $295 (on sale) at Endclothing 5. Waxed cotton & Leather bracelet both...
#Style Cyber Closet - Look 21

#Style Cyber Closet – Look 21

1. Striped Sweater – $265 by Feal Mor 2. Leather hightops – $400 at TresBienShop 3. Dry Flat Selvage Denim (Thinn Finn Fit) – $275 by Nudie Jeans 4. Cotton/ Cashmere Scarf – $460 by Aleaxander McQueen at Ssense I was tapped by a friend to put together some looks for an...

T by Alexander Wang featuring Azealia Banks

“Gold Celine wedges I’m way downtown” Alexander Wang recruits Azealia Banks for his Fall 2012 campaign. “Van Vogue” is great “fashion” song to rock to. Perfect match! Wang totally gets it as this isn’t the first hip-hip, fashion fusion video he’s been involved in. I feel like the rest of...

A Conversation with Phillip Lim

  SHOWstudio: In Fashion – Phillip Lim from SHOWstudio on Vimeo. “Let Phillip Lim remind them that its Fashion Week” – K. West A conversation with one of America’s top designers. He discusses his background, his views on the fairer sex and how “it takes a whole lot of ugly...
My Gear - 1901'Wing It' and 'Wingman' Oxfords

My Gear – 1901′Wing It’ and ‘Wingman’ Oxfords

All the hard bottom shoes and loafers I normally wear to the office need a rest during the summer months. They leather can use a break and so can the soles of my feet so I made it a goal of mine to find a sole pair of soft bottom...
Music: What I’ve been listening to lately

Music: What I’ve been listening to lately

1. “#HEAUXSHIT – The Playlist” – This playlist/mixed CD started out as a joke between friends and manifested itself into one of the finest compilations of ratchet, nasty, entertaining rap music. Brought to you by the twisted minds of @p00kums, @japiro and myself. You can download it here. Please hashtag #heauxshit on...
My Gear: Vintage Cazal 305s

My Gear: Vintage Cazal 305s

  As a kid I used to watch my father get dressed and zoom in and out of my grandmother’s house on the weekends. He always seemed so poised, so important and he always dressed really cool! He never really wore suits out to wherever he was going but he...
Style: His and Her Margiela's

Style: His and Her Margiela’s

I was browsing the Internet checking out designers I like and stumbled across the strapped up beauties from a brand I a little familiar with. These mid-top trainers are from Margiela’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. I haven’t seen them until now. A lot of guys have their reservations about shoes with...
My Favorite looks from Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2013

My Favorite looks from Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2013

Christopher Bailey is one of my favorite men’s designers. He a few of my favorite looks of his for Prorsum’s 2013 Spring/Summer collection. FYI: Baseball/ Bomber Jackets are my favorite men’s outerwear piece so this collections wins in book automoatically! You can view the show in all its retractable roof...
Cyber Closet: Look 20

Cyber Closet: Look 20

1. Tracket Jacket – $280 Vintage Suede by Givenchy available at FruitionLV 2. Glasses - $399.99 Cazal 740 96 from Vintage Frame Company 3. Shorts – $195 by Rag and Bone available Mr. Porter 4. Watch – $282 by Uniformwares 5. Lowtop Sneakers – $380 by Comme des Garcons SHIRT x The Generic Man Très Bien Shop...
Making it Happen: Baltimore's Best Tailor Christopher Schafer

Making it Happen: Baltimore’s Best Tailor Christopher Schafer

  Recently I paid a visit to Christopher Schafer, voted Baltimore’s best tailor the past 2 years by Baltimore Magazine, at his Harbor East studio. I met Chris last month at the Style & Swag Men’s Fashion Event at Reginald F. Lewis museum. Chris was one of the panelist lending...
T.G.I.F - Dates, Drinks and Dinner Jackets

T.G.I.F – Dates, Drinks and Dinner Jackets

  This weekend I hit the town and ‘turnt up’ a bit to enjoy a little nightlife in the city. I skipped the normal club scene and had drinks and laughs at a new upscale restaurant and  lounge. I thought a dinner jacket would be appropriate considering the high brow...
The ConfirmedStock Pop-Up Recap

The ConfirmedStock Pop-Up Recap

  If covering an art exhibit wasn’t enough excitement for me for one Saturday, I also attended the Confirmed Stock Pop-Up Shop that I mentioned here a few weeks ago. The turn out was great! Great vendors, great customers and great products. It was held in an abandon church that...
Quell Collections "Gold Standard" T-Shirt is ON SALE!

Quell Collections “Gold Standard” T-Shirt is ON SALE!

  The Quell Collections Shop Page has been updated and along with the new look are also new prices. The “Gold Standard” t-shirt that dropped at the end of last Summer are now on sale for this Spring. There are only a few sizes left in each color and there’s...
An Open Letter to My City

An Open Letter to My City

(About 98.3% of #welcometoBaltimore tweets were not things to be proud of)   Dear Charm City, We made it. We trended. We went worldwide on Twitter. In this case it wasn’t for something to be proud of and now I’ve noticed what’s wrong with our city. It seems we’ve lost...
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Favorite Trainers/Track Sneakers for S/S 2014

Favorite Trainers/Track Sneakers for S/S 2014

Last year I posted my favorite trainers and track sneakers for 2013 so of course I’m back with my favorites for 2014. I was fortunate enough to pick up the Nike Air Max 90 OG and Nike Flyknits from last year’s list.We have 8 months to see how lucky I get this year.   1....
Philadelphia Road Trip for @Culturesnob convo w/ @MarcusTroy

Philadelphia Road Trip for @Culturesnob convo w/ @MarcusTroy

    Earlier this week I linked up with my guys from Bird Bath Cabal and we took a quick trip to Philly for an interactive conversation with Marcus Troy moderated by Jesse Jones. The event was coordinated and hosted by CultureSnobs, a creative agency that focuses on interpreting culture through events. Before we made...
Shoes: NikeID - "Cork" Highs and Lows by iQuell

Shoes: NikeID – “Cork” Highs and Lows by iQuell

    Earlier this week the premium cork feature was added as a NikeID option for the Air Force 1. I thought it wouldn’t hurt to get some “practice” in and see if I could create something that would actually move off the shelves if they were a true Nike release. The cork feature is...
The Return...

The Return…

  It’s been approximately 1 year and 2 months since my last post here. Almost the same amount of time as MJ’s 1st departure from the NBA,   but my hiatus was not voluntary. Cyberspace caught up to me and bugged the backend of blog, disabling my ability to post. I do take responsibility, however,...
My Gear: Nike Air Max 90 'OG'

My Gear: Nike Air Max 90 ‘OG’

  Just few posts ago I mentioned these sneakers as a pair of my favorite trainers for Spring 2013. I had the blue color way back in when they originally released. I remember when I first wore them like it was yesterday. I wore them on a trip to Kings Dominion. I had light denim short...
Design: Quell Collections Wallpapers - Bentley Continental GT by Quell Collections aka Continental "Quell"

Design: Quell Collections Wallpapers – Bentley Continental GT by Quell Collections aka Continental “Quell”

  The Bentley Continental is my favorite 2 door coupe. I decided to re-imagine it through the vision for the Quell Collections aesthetic. I relate the Quell Collections vision to Bentley’s strong, sharp, contemporary lines. Its gorgeous and masculine at the same time. There are 3 variations of the Continental “Quell” wallpaper available for iPhone you...
Cyber Closet Look 26

Cyber Closet Look 26

The previous post featuring the new Balenciaga Pleated hight tops inspired this cyber closet look. Purple/Violet is one of my favorite colors but I don’t wear it very much. I began to wonder how would I sport these violet beauties in the streets. The silhouette is sleek but the details and color are vibrant enough...

The Platform: Mr. Violent from Allen Onyia of @UpscaleHype

  I thought this was a really clever and graceful way to cover a new product. Allen Onyia and the team at UpscaleHype give one of the most coveted high end sneakers a personality and share this new point of view with the blogosphere. Looking forward to more from The Platform series.

“1998″ by @Japiro (directed by @NiceshotKyle & @iQuell)

  Japiro’s “1998″ seemed to be the song that resonated the most with his fans. Over J.Cole’s popular Erykah Badu loop, he captured some critical moments in his life around his high school life in 1998. It was only right that he prepared a visual for his supporters. Here’s the second visual from Japiro’s latest...

‘Beating the Little Hater’ by @Jsmooth995 of Illdoctrine.com

  We all face the “little hater” insight. Its human instinct. We develop character and make progress by overcoming that “little hater”. Listen to Jay Smooth of www.Illdoctrine.com break it down
Favorite Trainers/Track Sneakers for S/S 2013

Favorite Trainers/Track Sneakers for S/S 2013

The new year has set in and I’m catching up on fashions, style, culture and other important things that make my world go round. Every year I make of list of things I plan to purchase during the course of the year to help build my wardrobe and steer clear of spontaneous purchases. This year...

Making it Happen: Wardrobe Stylist Nicole Alston (@ColaCultivated)

This first post of this year starts out similar to my first post from a year ago. Instead of speaking on my efforts or my plans I’m highlighting the great work of one of my peers, this time around Baltimore native, Nicole Alston. Nicole and I met via Twitter just admiring each others work and...