Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nowness: Bruce Weber's Dream Places excerpt










Courtesy: Nowness


Test Shots: Koji Kusakabe

Jake Davis Test Shots: Koji Kusakabe from Jake Davis on Vimeo.

This is the latest offering from filmmaker Jake Davis's "Test Shot" series. This is some "ish" that's cool like that.

courtesy: Jake Davis Blog

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Aston Martin One-77: The Christmas covet

close your mouth 'cause I know yo' mama taught you better
I'm like that super-model... you're never gonna get her
my bloodline is laced wit' the dna that creates dynasties
I hug the blacktop like mama does her newborn
although I'm next in the lineage, they treat me like the firstborn

I got more curves than Kim (not the "little"one, I'm talking 'bout the one Ray J knows )
you're probably feelin' your perve' potential rising right now
but keep ya' head up
you're not the only one
popes, soccer moms and Atlanta Housewives wanna ride me
I make even the most content covetous you see?
I inspire new perspectives
have you seen my rear?
even the straight-laced wanna hit me from back here
but think twice cause it gives the little green ass gekko fits
cause if somebody touch me, who you think can afford this insurance s#@t!!!
so proceed with caution if you've got me on your list
cause I'm not sure you're ready for a ride like this?
I'm the noisy type, a sound you probably never heard before
dame that little pussy purr, I got that big cat roar
if you're feelin' a bit moist don't even sweat it it's only natural
pull up wit' me, and I promise you'll have 'em all trying to get at you
when I come you'll say, "this must be heaven?"
but no... it's the stuff of legend, the Aston Martin One-77.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

"Happy Thanksgiving"

It's days like today that I reflect on the many blessings that God has bestowed upon me, and it reminds me of all that I have to be thankful for... and that's what Thanksgiving is all about, a time to gather with loved ones to reflect on what God has done and that we have to be thankful for. So from the First Street Style family, remember that "life is good, but living is better."

Now, before over indulging at the table today, enjoy the trailer below for the forthcoming film on Neopolitan tailoring tradition and remember you still have to fit into your clothes.

O'MAST from Kid Dandy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Young boy swag

I got that embryonic steez, kind'a like a Sunday morning breeze 
my herringbone car coat levitates to kiss the friendly skies
Gob blessed me cause I'm that child who's got his own
this flow is in my blood, but I ponder why. 
my pops is like, Tom... peeping in my window 
wondering how his firstborn stay so fly
I'd blog about it if I knew, but tell me... did ya'll peep the patination 
on the leather of my shoe???
I'm so sick wit' it' like cholera in Haiti
spreading to the masses,  they sittin' in wait hoping 
the "boy wonder" passes... them by...   
it's not fair, and I'm consumed with guilt
not even 4 years old and my swags on tilt
rockin' shorts in the fall, nonchalant ashe about my knees,
but still crispy, make my teacher say, "child please...."

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Can you have my Silas & Sam???

Topless girl in jeans: "Can I have your Silas & Sam shirt?"

Me: "My SIlas & Sam??? But this SIlas & Sam is bespoke, custom crafted for my body."

Topless girl in jeans: "I know, but it would look so much better on mine. Pretty please with brown sugar on top and honey dew on the bottom."

Me: "I mean... I'd like to help you out, but I really like this shirt. Trust me, it wouldn't go with those jeans anyway. How 'bout we just make one for you?"

Moncler + Thom Browne = Runway tour de force!

Moncler Gamme Bleu Spring/Summer 2011 Runway from LAT Videos on Vimeo.

This unlikely setting of the Velodromo Vigorelli became the backdrop for Thom Browne's latest creative collabo... this time with Moncler for their Gamme Bleu Spring/Summer 2011 Runway presentation. This visual feast celebrates all that is great about the unpredictable world of fashion.

Rugged Refinement: Boots & Suits

This style juxtaposition is just want the style doctor ordered. The good folks at Belvest have embraced this Italian trend of pairing the rugged stance of the hiking boot with the likes of classic tailoring. I celebrate the where-with-all to make a look yours, and this is a perfect example. You gotta have "big nutz" to pull off a look like this off, after all "life is good, but living is better!"

Vintage grown-ass woman swag

Image: Jeanloup Sieff

Patina: Vintage Vuitton

PATINAnoun\pə-ˈtē-nə, ˈpa-tə-nə\ (as defined by Merriam-Webster.com)

   : a surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use

  : an appearance or aura that is derived from association, habit, or established character

Nothing link the luxe patination that has enveloped this classic Randonnee canvas tote from Louis Vuitton. This bag is over 10 years old, but it's best years lie in the distant future. 

I personally have a predisposition to vintage luggage, art, leather, cars, furniture, and the list goes on. For one, the just don't make things how they used to; secondly, when I find a vintage piece the patination inspires me to fabricate a mental fable that shares the journey of the said item. For me this is the essence of the notion that "life is good, but living is better!"

Photo: Courtesy ethandesu.blogspot

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Brunello Cucinelli... where it all goes down

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI - Video Istituzionale from promovideo on Vimeo.

This lovely video was shot in the quaint Umbrian village known as Solomeo. It is this picturesque town that Brunello Cucinelli calls home for the headquarters of his company that creates some of the finest cashmere clothing in the world. 

It's places like this, though small in stature, but colossal in spirit, that confirm that "life is good, but living is better!"

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Tie for all occasions...

This is the personal necktie collection of RL Rugby designer, Sean Crowley. Damn... and Fatima thought I had it bad.

Courtesy: 13th & Wolf

Nowness: Following Suit... Lanvin 15 Faubourg

Lanvin 15 Faubourg.

The good folks at Nowness give you daily exclusives for you to love, and this look at Lanvin's 15 Faubourg is no exception. The collection includes classic suits with with some subtle detail. Read more after the click. More...

Ralph Lauren: A Decade of Digital Innovation

The Official Ralph Lauren 4D Experience - London from Ralph Lauren on Vimeo.

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