Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

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“It’s ok to be a square”

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.

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“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.

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“Fashion at the festival”

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.

Hardy, a Philadelphia-based Dj and entrepreneur with an affinity for troublemaking and original style, has had involvement with major nightclubs and special events from NYC to Vegas & Boston to Miami. I really liked his outfit because it was a effortless mix between classic, vintage and modern day apparel, making it great ensemble. – K.R.T.

 Straw boater by Ponte Rialo, Venice & vintage glasses. 

 Vintage silk pocket square from eBay estate sale & Armani Exchange suit

Reebok classic sneakers

 

 “you don’t want to miss this event”

On Tuesday, May 22nd, I will be a featured panelist at the Philadelphia Black Public Relation Society’s, Men in Communication & PR event. This year’s theme for the event is “Men in the mirror: the Role of Personal Image & Style in Media”. The event will be taking place at the NBC 10 building at 10 Monument Road in Bala Cynwyd, just off of the City Line Avenue exit via I-76. To attend this panel, tickets are being sold via http://meninprandcommunications.eventbrite.com for $15 for non-PBPRS members. Proceeds for ticket purchases will benefit MenzFit. MenzFit is a non-profit organization, that provides low-income gentlemen with professional interview attire and career development skills in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas.

Here is a list of the other panelists for the event:

Moderator: Mr. Kevin Parker – Owner of FBH Agency & Founder of Philly Fashion Week

German Cuadrado – CEO & Founder of PRPS Management LLC

Reuben Harley -“Street Gazing” – Philadelphia Daily News (Photojournalist)

Jared Michael Lowe – “Lowe Factor” – Blogger

Sabir M. Peele – “Men’s Style Pro“ – Founder & Creative Director. Men’s Style Consultant

Myself- Curran J. Swint – “Kings Rule Together“ – Stylist, Blogger & Event Planner

The event will run from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and will be a great opportunity to help students and men a-like to see the importance of image in today’s media. Get your tickets by clicking Here and for more information about the PBPRS click Here. It is an honor for me to be selected as a panelist and hope to see you all out there.