Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

“What you use to carry your belongings speaks volume”

I think men are starting to realize how important a bag is. The stereotype of it being considered a women’s accessory is being thrown out of the window. Having a bag to carry your everyday essentials is key, not only for keeping your pockets from bulging but to compliment your outfit with the silhouette of this functional accessory. – K.R.T.

Check out pictures of the stylish men and their bags and don’t forget to check out the last Street Kings: Bag Edition

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Every first Sunday of the month Shaheed Rucker of Changemakers Org & Gianni Lee of Babyloncartel & myself host a social mixer called Arts, Beats & Eats. We like to bring out the best in our attendees from choices of music, conversation & even style. So I have been featuring the best dressed male every Sunday on my blog for a style feature called ABE Best Dressed Spotlight (Check out last month’s winner Zombie Flyed Nation).

This contest is not necessarily a competition just another way to get the gentleman who attend to to step it up and come dressed appropriately. Having a room  of stylish men is a bit challenging to just pick one so I have to judge on many things including originality, style, swagger and consistency.

This month winner was also 1 part of the spoken word artist duo that night. Luis Marrero is the CEO of Voices In Power ” We are only heard if we speak”. Currently they hold a poetry slam at The HeadHouse every third Sunday from 6:30-9:00pm. He has been also falling into hosting many arts events in Philadelphia along the lines of sound and images. Check out Luis Marrero’s style & detail shots captured below. – K.R.T.

Luis’ Wardrobe Description:

Hat: Urban Outfitters Blazer: ASOS Shirt: J.Crew Tie: Vintage Pants: Levis 511 Cords Boots: Ariat Tie Clip: Ebay Pocket Square: BeautiesLTD.com Belt: H&M Suspenders Watch: Timex Leather Bracelet: ASOS

Be sure to check us out next month. Arts Beats & Eats “Breast Cancer Awareness”

10.2.11 – Primo Bacio – Towers At Wyncote – 8460 Limekiln Pk – 7pm-11pm

 

 

Each month our network of young artist  & young professionals assemble to contribute to various causes that are not only beneficial to their careers but the community as well. This Arts Beats & Eats was dedicated to bringing in school supplies for children in need to help them start the school year off right. Under a cool atmosphere of good music, art, vending and good people our organization along with our supporters made that happen. Together we collected loads of school supplies to help children for the academic school year.

Each 1st sunday of the month we share ideas, laughs and crafts at Primo Bacio Ristorante. We look forward to the month of October where we will dedicate our energy towards “Breast Cancer Awareness”. – K.R.T.

Arts Beats & Eats “Breast Cancer Awareness”

10.2.11 – Primo Bacio – Towers At Wyncote – 8460 Limekiln Pk – 7pm-11pm

Follow the organizers @Change_makers  & @GianniLee

Photos by Lamont D Nyce

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“Come help us donate school supplies to hundreds of needy children”

Arts, Beats and Eats is a monthly networking mixer in the city of Philadelphia that contributes to the well-being of society through health initiatives and community service efforts. Arts, Beats & Eats is an event where individuals can grow personally and professionally. Monthly themes focus on “giving back” through toy, book, clothing and food drives. Other themes surround educating our guest on health, political and social ills that plague our community. Individuals are able to enjoy live art, spoken word and fine music while shopping different local vendors.

This month’s theme is our “School Supply Drive”. Come help us donate well-needed school supplies to hundreds of children to start their 2011-2012 school year.

Admission: $10 with school supplies & $15 without

Location: Primo Bacio Ristorante (8460 Limekiln pike) Towers at Wyncote. 7pm-11pm

Twitter Hashtag: #ABE

Every first Sunday of the month Shaheed Rucker of Changemakers Org, Gianni Lee of Babyloncartel & myself host a social mixer called Arts, Beats & Eats. We like to bring out the best in our attendees from choices of music, conversation & even style. So I have been featuring the best dressed male every Sunday on my blog for a style feature called Arts, Beats & Eats Best Dressed Spotlight (Check out the last month’s winner Brad Pointer).

I can honestly say it was a hard choice. There were so many stylish gentlemen that night that I decided to choose two. Yasin Nahl & Charles Holmes, both in their early 20’s are the owners and designers behind Zombie Flyed Nation. With only 6 months into their reconstructed vintage & street wear brand they have already been featured in fashion shows throughout the area. Both gentlemen have a distinct look that they merge to create a unique style.

You may know the last name of Yasin, as he s the son of Taji Nahl of House of Ra’oof.  His dad is a major influence on the way he shops and having an eye for good vintage. Beside him being a model for Debonaire’ Models, he is always dressed very put together and incorporates vintage into his looks seamlessly.

Charles stood out to me because pinstripes pants are my favorite and to see him wearing a pair caught my eye. I also like to see people create a great outfit from seemingly “basic” elements. Charles’ hat was a plain hat until he added the patches and he did the same with his sweatshirt. This spotlight is also about consistency and these two young kings display true style every month at Arts, Beats and Eats. – K.R.T.

Charles wardrobe description:

Hat by Zombie Flyed Sweat shirt by Zombie Flyed Pinstripe Pants by H&M Shoes by Zara

Yasin’s wardrobe description:

Shirt by Vintage Brooks Brothers Pants by Levi’s super skinny Vest by House of Ra’oof Shoes by Bruno Magli