Archive for January 2011 | Monthly archive page
Style isn’t limited to apparel, it can be applied to your everyday lifestyle. Having an artistic eye can land you jobs internationally in many fields of work; starting from the canvas, to fashion & even sports. MakerUSA is a collective of talented individuals committed to creating lifestyle products that symbolize the American landscape. Their team is dedicated to creating lifestyle sport products with respect and in relation to diverse, natural landscapes. MakersUSA is collaborating with pioneering local and internationally recognized artists in painting, drawing, graphic design, street art and tattoo artistry. Local artist Hamid Holloman of Mese design studios is a featured artist who has designed a series of skate boards for Ric Allison, who owns MakersUSA.
Check out the skateboards designs from Hamid Holloman
Cosmopolitan (adj): cos·mo·pol·i·tan: A city/place or person that embraces its multicultural demographics.
Being A gentleman of style, the blending of the eras is always close to home. Having a Jacket on that was originally constructed in the 50s & incorporating it with modern day garments showcases individuality as well as effortless style. From the 1960s to now It gives respects to the past as well as what the future represents.K.R.T.
Beanie Hat by Block Headwear
Vintage Custom Motorcycle Leather Jacket by House of Ra’oof
Jeans by J Crew
Construction Boots by Cabelas
Photos by: Taji Nahl
When it comes to music I’m a Q-Tip, Raphael Saadiq & Cee-Lo type of guy. I enjoy all genres of music but smooth R&B is what I enjoy the most. I have been told that i have a old soul so i adjust more to muisc that comes from within & has more meaning. So its kinda funny that for the past week I have been enjoying this mixtape by my good friend over at Abstract Thought Aaron Nearn better known as DJ AyeBoogie new mixtape “Welcome To The Aye”. It took me quite some time to listen to the entire thing but I like it because it shows you the different types of music being played down South that us folks up North don’t hear until 6 months after it has already came out. His trip to Atlanta inspired him to come out with his first mixtape full of instant club hits. Everybody says they go the extra mile but he went 658 miles for his!! K.R.T.
Download this mixtape here http://bit.ly/eTsr0M
Friday night I was invited to a private event at Ubiq (1509 Walnut st) for Mitchell & Ness new pop up shop located on the 2nd floor. This is a dope collaboration being that Ubiq is Philly’s premier sneaker & apparel boutique & Mitchell & Ness is the key source for athletic headwear, tees & athletic jerseys. This was the official launch which brought out all of their close supporters & avid customers. I networked with a great group of creative people who I plan to work with and feature on my blog in the near future. K.R.T.
Pictures from the Mitchell & Ness launch event
During my time in NYC I stayed at the beautiful W Hotel in Time Square. What caught my attention the most beside the details of the bathroom, the faster than life elevator & the amazing details of the hotel overall were the pictures of fashionable people all over the walls of the lobby. It was a street style photography series by Swagger 360 founder and photographer Karl-Edwin Guerre. The series was titled “Gentleman Of Nonchalant Elegance & Effortless Style”. I have been following Swagger360 for quite some time now so as soon I as saw the photographs I immediately thought of him.
Karl captures individual style of all races male & female but in this particular series it was all males of unique taste & effortless style. It was a total coincidence that the series was showing at the hotel and I just happened to be staying there. Being a gentleman of style it was refreshing to see such amazing shots as Karl’s style is something I aspire to. Hopefully, one day I’ll get the chance to meet him because Kings Inspire Kings. K.R.T.
Check out pictures from the spectacular W hotel and Swagger 360 series. -K.R.T.