K.R.T will be supporting our good friends over at a Indochino’s Traveling Tailor Series as they make there way to Philadelphia from May 14th through the 27th at 1518 Walnut Street.
During this pop up shop Indochino’s experts will measure you up for custom suits, shirts and outerwear. If you book an appointment and purchase a suit, you’ll be treated to a free custom shirt and gift set too ($160 value, available in limited quantities). Come out and get suited up like a King. Support the brand K.R.T by supporting Indochino. Can’t wait to see you there.
Be sure to share your experience on the web with hash tag #SuitUpPHI.
To book an appointment click below:
I can remember a few years back reading the Philadelphia Magazine in the barbershop saying I need to be in this magazine. I always considered myself as a fashion maven residing in the area so I knew that one day a kings dream would come true. Now 3 years later I had the pleasure of being featured in the March 2013 issue for fashion highlighting “20 best dressed Philadelphian’s”. It was a honor to be recognized in such a notable level amongst many other fashionable people in the city of Philadelphia. As fashion is something I breathe, to be labeled as this in the city that I was born and raised in and carry it on my back everywhere I go is an honor and truly an amazing feeling.
All Star Weekend was hosted this year in Houston, Texas. We were super pumped when we found out that arguably the best basketball player on the planet LeBron James of the Miami Heat had worn our K.R.T x NBHB “Kings Inspire Kings” collaboration pin, front row at the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk contest.
“Past creation can inspire new ideas”. -K.R.T.
K.R.T. introduces its second collection Pre Spring 2013 titled “Abstract” which was inspired by an innovative artist of the late 19th century by the name of Piet Mondrian. A Dutch born artist Piet became an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement best known for his non-representational form termed Neo-Plasticism.
As a lifestyle brand Integrating art within fashion has been the focal point of K.R.T., as well as maintaining moral integrity that identifies us all as Kings and Queens. Check out the latest collection and let us take you on a journey of style through Kings Rule Together’s vision.- K.R.T.
Initially when looking for something fashionable to wear, often I would overlook the turtleneck . Over the years peoples perception of the “turtleneck” was altered due to years of brands only targeting the more mature crowd such as; grandfathers, grandmother etc, thus the turtleneck has evolved into a “must have” for the fashion innovator. As traditional Americana circumvented back into the mainstream fashion industry, this created an outlet for the turtleneck to be reintroduced.
One of Kings Rule Together supporters Bow Wow was recently seen wearing K.R.T. Apparel on more than one occasion. The picture above shows the entertainer at work hosting the B.E.T. hit series 106 and Park wearing our “Young King” hoodie in red.
The picture below shows Bow Wow hanging out with a group of friends enjoying lunch, while wearing our “Young King” hoodie again but in Black. I guess its easy to say that Bow Wow considers himself a “Young King”. This hoodie is availble for purchase at our online store. – K.R.T.
Visiting the great city of London, England was always a dream/goal of mine. I didn’t know how soon it would be nor that I would be there with two of my closest friends Shaheed and Nehemiah. My main reason for going was to experience London Fashion week first hand. Although I would be going for the last two days It was a something I wanted to partake in. Needless to say I didn’t want to come back.
I was really intrigued to see how different the style was on the everyday people of the city. I don’t think I can judge much off of the five days I was there, but it reminds me a lot of New York City. You can’t really tell who is a native or who’s a visitor, it’s like a melting pot of various countries and
Check out more pictures after the break
During my trip to London I noticed a lot of stylish women in various areas from oxford circus, brick lane, Carnaby st, Dover street market etc. Although these women were not apart of London Fashion Week they all seemed to just naturally have style. I know the feeling when you just walk out of the house dressed for yourself and some random person asks you to take a picture on the street. That means your doing something right. Needless to say every aspect of London has style. – K.R.T.
Check out some of the stylish women I was able to captured after the break.
I had the honor to be featured on GQ Uk and Hypebeast street style segment online during my recent visit to London, England for fashion week. You can see more pictures and details HERE (GQ) and Here (hypebeast). – K.R.T.
A King’s Wardrobe:
- Hat from House of Ra’oof
- Red Jacket by House of Ra’oof
- Long sleeve oxford by Club Monaco
- Belt by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Pants from Culture Couture Vintage
- Loafers by Gucci
Since I first introduced (Street Queens) to K.R.T., taking pictures of stylish women is always lots of fun during my travels. For some reason I see more stylish women than men and they are a little more creative with their appearance. I guess you can say it is because they have more options. This being my first time in London for fashion week one thing that I couldn’t help but notice were the various amounts of jackets of all sorts amongst the women in attendance. The weather over London was so tricky, so I saw a little bit of style from every season outside of the Somerset House.
Check out some of the stylish women I was able to captured during LFW. – K.R.T.
Being that I only went to NYFW for one day I was excited to attend London Fashion Week s/s 2013. As I still consider myself a new photographer going to fashion week is a great way for me to test my skills. If you miss a shot you miss a great image and no photographer likes missing a great shot. Since this was my first time in London I made sure I paid close attention to the details on every person I encountered. I can honestly say that searching for style is easier when its right in front of your face everywhere you look.
Check out some of the stylish men of London Fashion Week I captured during A King’s Journey to London, England. – K.R.T.
A key part of a King’s lifestyle are his networking abilities. In my travel’s I had a pethora of opportunites to meet an array of different entrepreneur’s and learn from other brands within the surrounding community. With that being said, it’s extremely important to me that we support local brands that have a good message behind them or a unique standing. One local entrepeneur whom I’ve gained a great respect for is designer Connor Dickson, of Lancaster, PA. Connor Dickson’s brand consists of bow ties, belts, bags which all are essentials parts in a King’s wardrobe. Each product is completely handmade within an Amish community in Pennsylvania with great attention to details that ensures the customer is receiving an heirloom piece.
I recently had the opportunity to curate a photo shoot with Connor and his brand. With Lancaster, Pa being so close but seemingly so far away- it was definitely an experience to remember. Make sure you look out for this brand and their collaborations coming soon with K.R.T. – K.R.T.
Bariq Cobbs, Jamel Ransom, Jahream and Myself.The homie Joshua Kissi modeling for Ozwald Boateng show.First time meeting my new London friends La Touché and Martell Campbell but wont be the last(Stay Tuned)Jamel talking to superstar stylist June Ambrose right before she took our picture for her instagram. She’s always showing love. (Past love)Jamel hanging out with our Philadelphia Native photographer Big Rube and New York friend Steven. Mike taking us everywhere. Gotta love New York city subway system.
To be considered a true gentleman of style one must demonstrate the proper etiquette in both appearance and behavior: knowing how to treat your Queen, what to wear to an event, how to work the room with just your charm… having proper etiquette at any given time, no matter the circumstance. Most men nowadays may not learn this from a father figure, which is why I appreciate my mother for the way she raised me. I can honestly say she taught me how to be a gentleman or, at the least, demonstrated her idea of what she thought it took to raise a young King. Queens really do inspire Kings to better themselves.
I recently had the opportunity to do an amazing video and photo shoot on a Brooklyn rooftop with 1stClassDreamz (Nadir Nelson) and photographer Natasha Lynette to display some of my looks and new K.R.T. collection. This collaborative effort has been talked about for quite some time but we finally manage to get things done. In the video below you will see the entire shoot from my style to some of our many laughs during this day. – K.R.T.
I was asked in the video what were 10 words that represent the Brand and myself:
Kings Rule Together has marked down prices on some great summer buys. Shop K.R.T. for the last of summer savings on popular summer tanks ranging from $15.00-$20.00. All sizes and quantities are limited, so snag a tank on this hot deal before it’s too late! – K.R.T.
Picture by Natasha Lynette
Graphic by Shanina Dionna
Photographer, blogger and gentleman of style himself Karl Edwin Guerre, recently curated this amazing video for his site Guerresims and GQ Japan, highlighting five gentleman of style from all over. These are not just your average day to day group of men. These guys are no stranger to the camera and have a special niche for details and tailored suits. Check out the video above as this is just a glimpse to what Guerre has in store. - K.R.T.
On Thursday, June 28, the young King had a release event at Kembrel for my latest K.R.T. collections- the “Vision” collection and “Inspire” summer series edition.
The purpose of the event was to let the people see through the eyes of a King, because I wanted for my vision to become clearer. A few weeks before the event, K.R.T. supporters anxiously awaited the arrival of my new shirts since I posted a picture of at least one of the shirts on Instagram.
From start to finish of the event, people came to purchase K.R.T. merchandise and enjoy the company of other K.R.T. supporters. The guests arrived looking their absolute best, while showcasing their style. Sounds were provided by DJ Mike Lowry, who was able to capture the moment by playing the soulful yet unforgettable songs of the nineties and then crossed over to some of the newer music of this current generation. Live models, Karon Byers and Sylvia Ardente, stood in the windows of Kembrel sporting the “Living a King’s/Queen’s Vision” shirts. The guests that came enjoyed the culinary styles and tastes of Victoria’s Kitchen along side some natural fresh juice from Abu The Juiceman. While the guests were satisfied by their K.R.T. purchases, their taste buds and stomachs also were also in delight.Photographers, Ricky Codio, Dominique Nichole, as well as videographer, Julian Willingham from Forever Dope Society (FDS) were able to capture every moment.
The wonderful part about the night was that there was practically a smile on every face at Kembrel, because they knew that they were apart of my vision. The night ended on a note that make me feel proud and assured that we were all living the vision. – K.R.T.
Check the pictures from the event here
There was a time when I would wear a blazer without a pocket square and thought nothing of it. Maybe because I thought of it as just a handkerchief with no real purpose, or maybe it just reminded me of old men. I never realized how much of an impact this small accessory could make on an outfit, giving it that perfect polish. Every time I see a well dressed man in a suit or blazer, I look to see if he has a pocket square or how he accessorizes his look. Now whenever I wear a blazer of any kind, pocket squares are my go to accessory.
“Rule of Three”
When I hear the words “custom lifestyle” I think of creating your own destiny and making your own rules. Putting things together that don’t necessarily belong but make them work for you is a great way to describe the event that took place by the good brothers over at ButchershopReab, Search and Rescue, and Co-laborative lab. You might have heard of Search and Rescue before as they created my installation at the “K.R.T. New Online Launch” event. With each of these brands being skilled in their own craft collaborating in the installation of this space in Harlem 218 E. 125th st. Ny, Ny they were able to create an event showcasing a custom lifestyle through art, furniture, and fashion.
Search and Rescue provided unique antique props as the backdrop for showcasing custom furniture by ButchershopRehab, and original Colaborative lab paintings and wearable art. The experience was very gallery meets Trunk Show and all items on the floor were for sale. By way of many people being in attendance, tweeting and instagraming, it made the experience much greater by having those in tune with social networking wondering what was happening at the event as they took pictures of the unique display. All and all this was a great way of Kings Ruling Together. - K.R.T.
Check out some of pictures I captured at this event HERE.
“a few styles on one street corner”
The other day, while posted on 17th and Samson, I was holding my camera while engaged in a conversation with my friends Shaheed and BigRube. My eyes were wandering, looking around for that one person that deserved a snap shot. I noticed a few well-dressed women which cut our conversation short, they stood out to me amongst the crowded street.
Saturday wasn’t just a regular day on the popular fashion landmark Walnut street. This day was the Rittenhouse Row Spring festival where streets were blocked off from Broad Street to 19th and Walnut. Rittenhouse Row showcases some of Philadelphia’s finest fashions, cuisines and entertainment. This occasion was exciting to say the least and like any other day on Walnut, the fashion-forward people were out and about on the busy street. As always I had my camera on my shoulder, but for some reason I only took pictures of one guy in particular which was Adrian Hardy.