K.R.T. Tees vs Tanks

K.R.T. Tees vs Tanks
August 10, 2011 Curran

What happens when five of the hottest brands in Philadelphia come together for a photo shoot? 

In a market where everything is a competition, joining forces with someone that is in the same field as you is the last thing one would think to do. Well unity is what Kings Rule Together is all about. Relying on others and highlighting your peers not only lifts others up but in turn helps to lift you up as well.

I decided to bring out five of the hottest young brands out of Philadelphia that I admire, and use their owners to collaborate in a photo shoot. With each brand having a distinct style and following, one thing that we all have in common are “Tees & Tanks”.  Each shirt shows 5 different perspectives on style.

A tank top is not only the new summer essential but a confident man’s best friend. Only to be worn during certain occasions but it’s fitting to beat the summer heat and still remain fashionable. Most men may shy away from this item because they’re not fit enough or just self conscious. Playing it safe and sticking to a T-shirt is still quite fine too. – K.R.T.  

Growing up in the 80s & 90s with a passion for art Don Scott, owner of  THE DNTN BRANDevolved his company from the Don-Ation Clothing Brand. Not considering himself a fashion designer, Don is an artist transitioning his art into a wearable form. The DNTN Brand has become one of the most anticipated Philadelphia clothing lines and has been adopted by the urban/streetwear/hip hop & art community scene. With his new premium artwear collection rising and his keen artistic ability DNTN Brand is poised to make a creative splash.

“Intellectually Artistic” is a phrase that can somewhat describe Abstract Thought! Founded in 2007 by William Nearn Jr., Abstract Thought’s purpose is to design and distribute a unique type of clothing that will create its own timeless genre. They also challenge the consumer to derive his/her own understanding of their shirts in addition to hosting some of the dopest T-shirt release parties in the city. Their motto is “Always Think Abstract”

Founder Gianni Lee &  fellow Babylon Cartel members burst onto the City of Brotherly Love’s fashion scene with extremely colorful energy and unique style. Babylon Cartel was founded on the notion of “Pushing the Envelope” in street wear. Babylon wants to become a social hub that consumers relate to. We want to be the brand that you connect with on a day to day basis. Dressing up or dressing down, Babylon Cartel will not only be there for you to wear, but you can also be apart of “Babylon Cartel”.


King Rule Together started in November 2010 as a way to showcase my different endeavors in fashion, styling, event planning and style. The mantra of Kings Rule Together is a focus on bringing together men’s fashion and talented purveyors of men’s style. Kings Rule Together is a collective of gentlemen who understand the dynamics of not only dressing the part, but of being the part. It is my hope to showcase the Kings Inspire Kings tee-shirt and tank as a shining example of how what a person wears can serve as an inspiration for others. In the future, I envision Kings Rule Together the clothing brand as an extension of my style and an embodiment of the future of men’s fashion.

AnmlHse (pronounced Animal House) is a Philadelphia based company, formed by a group of college students concentrating in the visual arts field. Founded by Jonny Rabbit & PandaReemy, AnmlHse is a company surrounded by a brotherhood, which they call The AnmlHse Crew. This weird cast of characters serve as a foundation to their company and brings much to the table with each person’s individual talent. As a brand fully operating in it’s college years, they strive to showcase life experiences; whether it be struggling, entertaining, or being successful, they  hope that most people will be entertained by their daily ventures.

Photos by Ricky Codio follow him @RickFallenStar

Check out the all of the brands featured:

http://anmlhse.com/
http://www.babyloncartel.com/blog
http://www.dontbitemystyle.com/
http://imabstract.com/

Comments (12)

  1. Art Grandy 8 years ago

    Great Imaging..2thumbs^^!

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      Curran J Swint 8 years ago

      Thanks King

  2. June 8 years ago

    Wow,who is the genius that has got such a brilliant idea!I really admire the one who is drawing the picture in the picture.I want to tell him I awfully love his T-shirt,the dreamlike bright color catches my eyes instantly! And his painting is very bravo!I do appreciate his drawing style!And all the people in this team are pretty adorable.lol…..

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      Curran J Swint 8 years ago

      Thank you June. I came up with the concept but the photographer already does these type of shoots so we just teamed up.

      and the one painting only took him about 20 mins to do that. check out his site http://www.dontbitemystyle.com

  3. the dreamr 8 years ago

    For starters Ricky Codio killed this shoot, I also appreciate the difference in personality concerning each brand. As mentioned not everyone is comfortable with tanks, but this summer I seen an increase in numbers so its more confident people this year than it was before. If I had to chose or had it my way I would probably wear a tank for every show I have. It allows me to breathe and not feel so confined. I like Abtstract thought idea in allowing consumers to define their piece of clothing themselves. Yall all did a great Job looking forward to greater things-@TheDreamR

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      Curran J Swint 8 years ago

      Thank you @TheDreamR

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