Kicks Flow: Adidas Superstar II (Ghostface Killah)

Starks Is Back!!

Pretty Tony comes back hard with another model in the Def Jam x Adidas pack. This time steering away from the high top honker that was the purple Forum, Ghostface pays homage to his seminal hip hop album Fishscale with this canvas Superstar Low, complete with scaly stripes. Cop yours now at Extra Butter.

Come on, now. You DEFINITELY can't front on these, people..


Some Otha Sh*t: Sartorialist x Burberry (Art Of The Trench)

Mo' flavas..

From Sherlock Holmes to film noir– whether you are a clandestine PI or smoking femme fatale, the trench coat is laden with metaphorical concepts of both protection, mystery and that dose of stylish aloofness. The trench had grown quickly from a lighter raincoat alternative produced for soldiers during WWI into a classic item indispensable in any wardrobe. Of course, no one does the iconic coat like Burberry– the label which was commissioned by the War Office to produce the coats during WWI.

In an effort to bring the consumers’ minds back to the classic, Burberry launched a special website, Art Of The Trench, to showcase street portraits of people donning the Burberry trench in their own right and style. First to be a part of the project is the cyberspace’s quintessential street-style photographer, The Sartorialist. Over the course of a few months, The Sartorialist caught 100 people wearing the Burberry trench with flair. Spotted on people with vastly different sense of style, different sizes, age and background, the trench has proven itself to be an extremely versatile piece of clothing through this project, thus making the wearing of the trench coat an organic art form in itself. Check out some of The Sartorialist’s favorite shots from the project and visit Art Of The Trench for a full collection of shots. Have fun, peruse, and break out that trench coat in your closet next time you head out– rain or shine.

Step it up, folkers..



Top Shelf: Nixon for Barney's NY (Holiday '09 Collection)

Time to get ILL!!

Action sports watch maker Nixon have once again teamed up with Barneys New York to produce a range of exclusive watch designs for the Holiday 2009 season. Once again they have gone for a dark colored choice in all the watches with black being the prominent color high lighted by good amount of gold. The very popular 51-30 model is redsigned in three variations along with Magnacon and Smoke Time Teller P, totalling in five unique pieces in the collection. The release is scheduled to be mid this month on November 14th at their retail stores Barneys New York and Barneys New York CO-OP as well as their online store.

Get yours..


Top Shelf: Fragment Design x Rolex (Oyster Perpetual Explorer)

Oh yeah, we ain't done, muhf*ckas..

Having just collaborated with Rolex and SOPH. on a SOPH. 10th Anniversary Watch, Hiroshi Fujiwara’sfragment design has worked with Rolex and Bamford Watch Department again on a new Oyster Perpetual Explorer watch. This new custom Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer watch has been colored in all Black with the exception of the 3, 6, and 9 markers, the second hand, and the fragment logo on the face of the watch which are colored in an Aqua Blue color. via PLOG

Was'sup now? Cop if you can, folkers..


Models & Freshness: Cara Grogan for Agent Provocateur and Christian Louboutin


We stay shinin' while showcasin' our favorite models, doin' what it is they do so very well. This is Cara Grogan for Agent Provocateur and Christian Louboutin. We think she looks lovely, don't you agree?



Some Otha Sh*t: Nike Flagship Store (Harajuku Tokyo)

Pretty damn nice!!

The latest installation in the bustling epicenter of Toyko, Harajuku, is the largest Nike store in all of Japan, and the first Nike flagship in Tokyo. While the store designed by renowned interior design firm,Wonderwall, is an expansive space in itself house to a large range of Nike products including football gear (the only other store in the world aside from Nike London to offer such items), the store is more of a community than a simple retail space.

Other than provding customers with appropriate gear, the store also has specific programs matching the customers’ product needs. For instance, there will be a Nike Running Club held four times a week, providing runners with training tips to help advance the customers’ regimens.

Turning back to the products offered at the new Harajuku flagship, the store is divided into sport-specific areas– the first floor houses Runner’s Studio that helps analyze the runner’s strides; the second belongs to the largest NIKEiD Studio in Japan; and as previously mentioned, the third floor is retail goal for footballers with a special Nike Bootroom that will offer a range of football related services.

Sure there are visual highlights such as chandeliers crafted from 400 pairs of shoes and walls created from soles of 1,600 of shoes, the store’s best quality lies in its desire to connect with the community and hyper interactivity.

To celebrate the store’s opening, Nike has enlisted the help of 11 athletes to create a special collection of footwear and apparel that is due to release this Saturday, November 14th. Some of the athletes contributing to this joyous occasion include Nobuharu Asahara, Miho Brown, Yu Darvish, Rie Hasegawa, Takehiko Inoue, Shoji Jo, Kumiko Kaneda and Misako Yusada. Check out the pictures of the new sprawling Nike space in Harajuku and do remember to see it in person if opportunity befalls! Images via:SHOE MASTER



Classic Music: EPMD - Business As Usual

You should already know..

We're back on our "Classic Music" grind, in a time when Hip Hop fans definitely need it the most. You should already know what's up with EPMD, but I thought we should showcase one of our favorite albums from them, Business As Usual. Now damn near EVERY album they released was classic, but this album in particular has always been that sh*t!!

Not only was this the first album that Redman appeared on ("Hardcore" & "Brothers On My Jock"), but this was also the album that featured timeless classic cuts like "Gold Digger", "I'm Mad", and of course, "Rampage" which featured LL Cool J. From the production, to the lyrics, this was one of those early 90's albums, that you could listen to from front to back.

Now if you don't have this album, shame on you. But you should really run out and cop this, if that's the case. This was easily Erick and Parrish at their very best, with their chemistry hittin' it's peak on here. Do yourself a favor, and add this to your collection, if you haven't already.


Fly Season: UNDRCRWN Fall/Winter 2009 Shirts

We ARE Hip Hop!!

UNDRCRWN have just released some new t-shirts for the Fall/Winter 2009 line this month with one new design and one new colorway. First up is the twist on a classic slogan t-shirt design with “I Used To Love Her” which plays on the good old “I Love NY” design. Lovers of 90’s music would also appreciate the obvious connection and that this could even be an ode to the “Old NY”. The designs are available in basic black or white body with classic contrast prints.

Another item to drop is the exclusive version of the Astrodunk t-shirt design. The popular t-shirt design have been re-released in conjunction with Karmaloop in a limited run. A cool black and varsity blue color combination is currently available.

Pretty cool..



Kicks Flow: Nike Dynasty High QK LE


The Nike Dynasty have been getting much attention lately with various models popping up here and there and now the quickstrike limited edition models have dropped by surprise in two mature colorways. Perfect for toning down the feet in Dark Army or Dark Grey monotone upper that is more about being low key.

This premium model uses smooth leather uppers that is brought out by white mid sole featuring tone on tone stitching. The out sole is also color coded with the upper making this sneaker look more traditional and original in some respect. Only point of focus is the bright orange Swoosh flag tag at the heel breaking up the monotony. Via Caliroots

Nice!! Get Yours..



Some Otha Sh*t: Ransom by Adidas Originals (Release Party)

3 Stripes!!

First and foremost, shoutout to the entire Adidas crew!! Y'all know what it is!!

The RANSOM by adidas Originals footwear collection was released this past weekend at select adidas Originals’ retailers across the world. In Toronto, Canada where Ransom Holding Co. is based, a special party was held to celebrate the collaboration footwear collection and it’s release. Music was provided by Jay-Z’s tour DJ, DJ Neil Armstrong. Take a look at all of the festivities from the party that was thrown at Marben Restaurant in Toronto. Images via Inqmd // Paolo Azarraga



Top Shelf: Tag Heuer Meridiist Automobili Lamborghini


Inspired by the mythic Lamborghini Murcielago, TAG Heuer has teamed up with the famous Italian super sports car manufacturer to create the limited-edition MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini phone. In tribute to the year Automobili Lamborghini was founded, 1963 pieces of this finely-tuned device will be sold worldwide.
Housed in black titanium carbide coated 316L stainless steel, the design of the MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini phone references the super sports car down to its famed signature on the battery cover – the same as on the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640’s V12 engine block. The back of the device is engraved with its limited edition number while the keyboard is customized with Automobili Lamborghini’s trademark Taurus bull on the steel central button.
The TAG Heuer MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini phone will be available in November at selected TAG Heuer and Lamborgini retailers.
Next level sh*t, people..

Kicks Flow: Puma Basket II (Soda Pack)

I dig..

Puma gets inspired by soda drinks for their latest Basket 2 Pack. The pack consists of overall 4 sneakers, whose colorways have been inspired by Diet Coke, Coca-Cola, Fanta and Root Beer. The sneakers have been released this week and Puma retailers.

Pretty damn cool! Don't ya agree?


Top Shelf: 18K Gold Casio x Art is Alibi G-Shock DW-6900

I know, I know..

Over the years we have seen many custom works on the iconic Casio G-Shock DW-6900. Pharrell Willimans, Kanye West and Nigo have showed off pimped versions of the watch, usually using heavy metals and stones. One can say that the concept is not entirely new. Jan Mihm and Charlie Müller of Berlin based Art Is The Alibi now also took a shot at the watch. The cover of the case has been removed and replaced with a 18k solid gold cover. The mix of 18k gold and an otherwise rather in-expensive plastic watch has always been intriguing. Obviously the watch does not come cheap – priced at 19′000 Euros (28′000 USD), the watch is limited to 25 pieces and will be exclusively available at colette and also through Art Is The Alibi.
We had the pleasure of checking out the watch live a couple of months ago and the execution and craftsmanship is perfect. If it is worth the price, you have to decide for yourself. Shoutout to Highsnobiety!!
All we have to say is WOW!!

Kicks Flow: BAPE Holidays 2009 Bape Sta Check

They're back, folks!!

Matching the checker accessories from the Bape Holiday 2009 Collection, we give you a look today at the Bape Sta Check. Also coming in three colorways, the uppers of the sneakers all come in premium white leathers and only the Bape Sta logo on the side is covered in Bape check patterns.

Nice! Get yours!



Top Shelf: Rolex (Fragment Design for SOPH)

Keep that watch game on point, people..

Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design has designed a limited edition Rolex Watch from the Bamford Watch Department to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of SOPH. The watch is limited to 10 in the world and will be released on Monday, November 2nd. This watch is one of the many collaboration pieces that SOPH. is releasing on that Monday. Take a detailed look at this beautiful all Black Rolex watch after the jump.
Launch Date: November 2nd (Monday)
That's a serious piece there!! Get that in your life, if you can..

Put On: Lil' Wayne (No Ceilings)

Back on our music shiiieeett!!

Lil Wayne’s official new mixtape, No Ceilings, is now readily available for download all over the internet. Weezy whose various mixtapes from the past has propelled him to a new level of super stardom does not disappoint on his newest mixtape that he is giving away for free. The Cash Money/Young Money megastar raps over a number of today’s hottest songs’ instrumentals including Jay-Z’s Run This Town and D.O.A. as well as the Black Eyed Peas’ I Got A Feeling. Download Lil Wayne’s No Ceilings mixtape, here. via NahRight

Nice!! Go cop that!!


Fly Season: A Bathing Ape (P Coat)

'Tis that time o' year, folkers!!

Pea coat is a military jacket that have made its way into fashion and street wear for a very long time and time and time again, different brands have made their own interpretation of the traditional navy jacket. Here we see the P Coat from A Bathing Ape (BAPE), in a navy colorway following the traditional silhouette with extra detailing.

The double breasted characteristic is the biggest key point for the pea coat and this jacket makes it more pronouned with the use of six large buttons and diagonal pockets on either side. Featuring navy like BAPE patch design on the left shoulder and silver BAPE Sta studs on each collar completing the aesthetics of the wool jacket. On the inside is the color matched navy nylon inner linings with once again the BAPE Sta pattern stitched on it.

Now that's a "Must-get", people..


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