Friday, December 31, 2010

I wanna ride this from the Nation's Capital to Italy.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Can it be that it was all so simple then?

Monday, December 27, 2010

"As the curtain falls, it's another great day complements of the Creator. I'll see you guys tomorrow, God willing."

over the river, and through the woods...

Young boy swag

still in pre-k, but got all eyes on me 
like 'Pac
got 'em blogging & tumblin' for my next kit
big boys tryin' to graduate to my sartorial level
I've already lettered twice, B... even nice when I'm disheveled
this here swag is sport to me...
just something I do
while my contemporaries muse on a, b, c's...
I got publishers sweatin' me for an anthology on my steez
you think it's a joke?
check my hat game...
brim broke down like a '72 Pinto... insane
and peep the bow-tie, self-tied is my variety
ya'll still sportin' clip-ons in this microwave society
now, if you can handle truth let's make it black & white
I stand tall in my saddles,
even when I'm sittin' tight


Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Vintage Chop-up...

here... the bread was broken
then prime jewels spoken
they came in the form of pearls & nuggets
the stuff that anchors dynasties...
I'm talking Black Wall Street and Rosewood
a vintage chop-up hailed by the masses
African Americans socializing in their rightful classes
back then life was good, 
and living was better
whole townships were caked wit' the cheddar
the haters couldn't fathom us
had to get at us...
'cause we circulated the dollar amongst our own
guess you could call it homegrown
see, they swiped at our trunks,
but couldn't take us out
'cause our roots ran deep and the blood had clout
so we' coming back like we never left
lettin' crabs out the barrel
puttin' the smash on Willie's lynch
for real... this things a cinch
I mean, look at the flick
do tell... I'd say we're built for this shit
it runs through our veins
like royal life fluid
we kind'a like them cats at nike
we just do it...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

'Tis the season...

The snow in... add: hot apple cider, Donny Hathaway's Christmas Song,, and that special someone.

How to...

How a real man rocks pink.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

"May I help you?"

via: Tokyo Bleep

Peace be still...

This looks like a good spot to go "chop it up" with God.

via: dontcallmecliff

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mos Def.

Nowness: Seu Jorge- The Model










You may know him as "Knockout Ned" in the Oscar-nominated cinematic powerhouse City of God, but Seu Jorge is best known for his deep velvety vocals. Nowness has placed their spotlight on his latest venture, which is a hybrid that merges the music & film worlds. The piece is a counter-part to his recent album, Seu Jorge and Almaz, and features a collabo with director Kahill Joseph.


Baby it's cold outside...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Chart a new course...

they say insanity is doin' the same thing,
and expecting different results...
I'm chartin' new territory 
reachin' 4 heavenly destinations
gotta take the road less traveled 
this is dat big boy "ish"
I mean... 
pull ya pants up & put a belt on
if you gon' venture here,
or stay on "same" street
that one they call, fear
as for me....
I can't stop...
won't stop...
like Dougie--
I'ma keep risin' to the top
livin' on purpose,
and my best is yet to be seen
I'm cut from a different cloth
call me bespoken... nah mean?
if not... ask wikipedia

Silas & Sam, or nothing...

"My bespoke Silas & Sam shirt is being laundered, so I'd rather go shirtless."

My Dudes...

The Works of Gordon Parks

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Be Selfless...

Be selfless, as we (and our gifts) are here for the service and benefit someone else. This is the of true living, and after all... "life is good, but living is better!"

Truth... can you handle the truth?

These are the "TRUTH." Now, the question is "can you handle the truth?" The Brogue remixed by Duckie Brown in yellow for Florsheim.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Even the animals know to "sleep in heavenly peace." A good nights rest is paramount to indulging in the good life.

image via:thesteward

Descend Like... Whoa


Friday, December 10, 2010

Which one?

If you're wearing either of these, you can get "it."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Who just hit me?

Iron Mike Tyson to be enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 12, 2011.

The Intersection: Color & Pattern

These are garments that inspire the "good living" that we at First Street Style speak of. Get into it, get it tapered up, feel like a king... now take dominion.

images: welldressed

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Icon: Luciano Barbera

A profile on Mr. Luciano Barbera. A study in effortless style, and the personification of the First Street Style mantra... "life is good, but living is better!"

Grown man etiquette

The Offices of Facebook

Firm Studio O+A designed the Facebook headquarters, with the task of merging the historical/ industrial integrity of the existing structure, while capturing the unique identity of the various divisions within the company. The structure brings together 700+ employees in a 150,000 square foot space in Palo Alto's Research Park.

via: wanken