Tuesday, June 30, 2009
O.K. two nights ago a brotha was watching the BET awards with my wifey Pookie and her sister Donna. I always love to watch the Red Carpet of award shows because I love watching what the celebs are wearing. Yeah yeah yeah, I know they have stylists that pick out their clothing for them(which I can't stand!!!!) but, the majority of what is worn on the red carpet, influences whats sold in the stores. Anyway, I noticed there were a lot of men that went with the i'm not trying look (which to me, is mad wack at an awards show!!!! Suckaz got to go all out!!!). I mean Kanye rocking that jacket and timbs wasn't amazing to me. A black suit was nothing new neither!!! So who in Milt-Fresh's opinion stole the show for the night!!!!!??? DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!!!! MR. RIDIN MY PONY GENUWINE!!!!!!! This grey plaid had to be the meanest outfit(next to Bishop Don Juan who had the mean plaid suit with shutter shades). If you weren't going to go flashy, this is how you stunt at an awards show!!!! As you can see he put effort in this outfit. Me personally I wouldn't have worn such a plain shoe with it. Probably a pair of black and white wingtips, spectators or spats. Or even my favorite, some Zebra Skin pointed toes!!! But for genuwine it was a great fit.
Monday, June 29, 2009
July lookin like a big month!!!! Lot of concerts, just junk in general, junk goin down!!!! The 4th also gonna be big too. Just gonns be chillin with the wifey. Got to love that time with her. But anyway, been doin a lot of shoppin, a lot of stuntin,but in the midst of all just bein thankful, taking life one day at a time. Definetly been workin to get back on my grind with the bars. big demand for me to come back to the open mic circuit. I chilled out for a min to get things together. The community been lovin the spit gamee. really many who know me are just elated to see me on tv. Also been doin speakin engagements. I wouldn't call it praching(only cause i'm not a licenced pracher but trust i've been told I might as well call it that LOL!!! I really like speaking because I get to motivate people and show them how great jesus christ is. man its tough out here trying to survive, so niggaz got to be prayed up. I know, not christianly correct when using it in christian dialoug, but I have to say it like that. But yeah i'm on the grind.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Had to do a lil shopping today. Finally snatched up my Ralph Lauren Madras button down. Junk is definetly gonna get some work!!! Been clockin that joint for a min. Oh yeah had to get back on my jBoat Shoe kick. Rockports will hurt feelins with my fit on the fourth!!! Brown collection joint will put em in they place!!! Man I can't help how this stuff goes down on em!!! I can't call it!!!
Yes I had to do another installment of for the love of the FuZz when I saw different clips of Los Angeles Laker, Lamar Odom. Now when ever I heard of Odom it was for his ball playing ability. But when I came across his pics at off the court events I noticed he had a different look. Now from these looks one thing can be said, he's not afraid to be himself. he has balls. Which is what most men lack when getting dressed. However, certain things that he wears I personally wouldn't be caught in. Like a suit with a hoody attached to the blazer. May looks great on him, but for me, can't roll like that. Then the other part is he still wears a lot of his pants baggy. I mean I know I do wide leg pants. But the baggin saggin berries won't work with me. But on Mr. Odom he makes it work. I'm definetly in love with the coogi sweater, shirt and tie combo. I would definetly do that. He's a true example of Ghetto Chic. This is how the average trapper with money or athelete would dress(if they wanted to keep their hood roots and not go bespoke). Oh and recently Lamar Odom and P-diddy were named the best dresssed men at the Mtv Movie awards. And hpnor he definetly deserved. He one with the outfit in the last picture. He killed em with the pinstriped vest with matching tie and jacket with the mean jacket. Shades bring you that extra i'm the man feel. That look was so strategic.
O.k, I was at Urban Outfiters ans saw a pair of these blue Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes. Problem was, they didn't have my size. Size 11 would have definetly would have worked them jerks!!!! And like my philosphy with all boat shoes, the brighter the better. More colors, the better the chance you have to dress them up. Cats ain't up on that. Brighter shoes are great to dress up. It's just how far you feel like going!!! Me, I go all out and over board!!! Over doing it is my middle name!!! However, if your not into dramatics you can pull out an item to compliment the shoes well. Like iff wearing the blues, just wear a black suit, white dress shirt and a blue tie to go with the sperrys. Leave the color unbuttoned Now thats as smooth fit. I'm a style beast!!!!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Last day of school. My DAD REV. MILTON EARL BROWN,SR ON HIS LAST GRADUATION AS PRINCIPAL OF URBAN YOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL. GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU AS YOU START YOUR RETIREMENT. FOR 35 YEARS IN THE SCHOOL YEARS YOU HAVE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES. INCLUDING MY OWN!!!! YOU MADE IT FROM THE COTTON FEILDS OF GREENVILLE, NC TO BE A PREACHER, EDUCATOR AND MOST OF ALL A GREAT FATHER FIGURE.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
GP ARE YA WIT MEEE!!!!! LOL! Ok I have a confession to make, i've never been a fan of Kirk franklin until now. Not so much for his gospel Music, but for his new found style. Now it's safe to say that a lot of black men who are at the forefront of whatever they're doing are starting to beleave in wearing a suit. Many are starting to even hit they're tailors for that savile row fit (you may not can afford it or travel their, but you can sure look like you have)!!! But the thing is everybody is doing it now. but it's safe to say Kirk has personality with his look. yes he does bow-ties, but he doesn't look like he's the third son of Fonzworth Bentley(dudes be really jackin benley's dandy style). Plus what also works for kirk is the arm candy!!!! adds even more to the look. mr. franklin has really come into his own with his look. i also think with him having to host Sunday best, it gave him an even bigger platform to showcase his sunday best. I tilts my hat to the stylist in charge. even though I feel it would never happen, he should be in the running for Vanity Fairs International Best dressed list. It's between him and Nick cannon. But the only way a black dude will get on that list is if he's kanye west. which isn't a bad thing because kanye deserves it. He's been up there for two years. However we need Fresh blood for the african american community in the running. but they'll say whats another negro in a bespoke suit? I guess that's life.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Out shopping, had to have these Oak color stacy adams croc and ostrige print Madisons. Got to love the Old School stacy's. they're very comfortable. But like i've said befor, only real men wear O.G. stacy's. A more distinguished gent.
In New Haven, it's a right of passage for a dude to have a gold chain, with a maddillion. It's been like that forever, preferably a Cross or a jesus peice. Over the years, hood dudes have went through many changes with the Jewlellz!!! There was always one star everybody followed in the Jewelry game. and that was Jay-z. I remember when dudes switched from Gold to platinum, dudes couldn't afford platinum, so they settled for buying white gold chains.This went on for three years, til Jay-z switched the game on em. He decided to bring Gold back!!!! In the song "nigga please" featuring Pharrell Williams he brags about his wealth, but spews a line that sent a lot of white gold chain wearers back to the store, "pimp strollin on em, black diamonds, Rose Goldin on em". Soon you saw many artists sporting Rose Gold items. After Jay, Lloyd Banks from 50 cents G-unit was seen with the rose Gold jesus peice. But nobody does a Rose Gold Jesus peice like the Guys at kanye's g.o.o.d music records. Then there was Nelly's Grills where they boasted about having Fronts with the whole top diamond and the bottom Rose Gold. on a local level rose Gold became a huge trend on the scene. In true New Haven fashion, It took it two years to become huge, but when it caught on dudes couldn't get enough of rose gold chains. The thing was you had to be part of the flyest of fly to wear Rose gold chains. The first time I saw these chains in person was when I was in college. There were two individuals who were known for stunting with the typical D-Boy/hood Pretty boy look(side bar, these guys were no where near my level). one dude was so tough he had the rose gold watch to go with it!!!! Well months later yours trully would also get caught up in the Rose Gold world wind. I had the rose gold body of jesus in his robe. And yesh I had the watch to match. I was in love with Rose gold. At the time I was a huge silver lover(because oof my mom). It wasn't til a couple years ago I started mixing Gold and silver peices(in memory of my grandmother, she was a gold lover). In doing so i came across this rose gold Dolce and Gabbannatime watch. I wear it in memory of the fading trend. i'm still a big Rose Gold fan to this day. But it was wild watching how dudes killed it!!! After a while the whole city was full with dudes rockin em. So bad til the dudes who rocked em first went back to regular gold. Well just like every trend. All things must come to an end.
I know i'm mad late with this, but last Monday was my dad's retirement dinner. After over 35 years working in the New Haven public school system he finally decided to retire. He leaves the feild of ducation as Principle of Urban Youth Middle school. Over the thirty years he's helped guide theminds of inner city youth that have gone astray, into greatness, And the majority of students he's touched along the way are very greatful to have been under his tutledge. However, the night was filled heart felt songs, out puring of words's and just huge amounts of love from those in Education, the church, and all over. I'm very proud of my dad. He's y hero, my inspiration, my support system, my everything. However, one thing he's made clear, he's not retiring because the children are bad. He's retiring because he's tired of teaching lies that are conflicting to his beleif as a pastor of the church and a devot christian. So in his heart he feels a need to bid farewell to education. Congradulations dad.
Friday, June 19, 2009
I'M NOT A CURSING MAN, I'VE LEARNED HOW TO FIND BETTER WAYS OF GETTING MY POINT ACROSS, BUT THIS STATEMENT RIGHT HERE HAD TO BE SAID!!!!!!
Soho in New York City has been known over the years as an oasis for trendsetters, artists, musicians, fashionistas, and ect. A place where creativity was embraced and redundancy was shunned. However in 2005, Soho took on a new face in the form of attack of the clones. Around this time two music and style power houses were taking over the industry. The two were Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. And with every trensetter theres bound to be millions of trend humpers waiting to imulate their style. Soon there were many individua;s mimicing Pharrell and Kanye's style to a T. More so Pharrell. Cats were wearing bathing ape hoodies and sneakers, with the billionare boys club jeans, even walking around Soho with skateboards. Walking like Pharrell. acting like Pharrell,Creating myspace pages claiming to be fashion foward, and using his phrase that was used on the inside the cover "wealth is not of the pocket but of the mind"(thats wild coming from a dude who has a Hermes Purple Croc bad and every bathing ape sneaker in multiple colors). And that was just the begging. Along copying trends, came the influx of big bussines, BATHING APE had opened up a u.s. flagship store. Then there was Supreme, Then Sneaker Conglomerate Flight Club which thrives on the Average sneaker collector. The theres Swiss Beats Kid Robot clothing brand, so forth and so on. Soon Soho had changed from a place for the true geniuses of the art of fly, to copy cats running around spending cash to become a look a like. Around this time you had different crews, many all with the same concept trying to fight for the title of being super cool. You had ya prepe on one corner, skaters in one pack, then the pharell crew posing on one side. Then the 80's dudes on the other end. Then the second, third and fourth 80's click across from one another. Well to make a long story short, after five years of seeing the otrosity a brand known as the secret society has decided to land a few punches at Soho streetwear fashion. They've created their own campaign against Soho culture by using the logos of well known streetwear brands to scream out F soho. Which I could imagine has ruffled a few feathers in Ny. besides dissing soho, it also is dissing streetwear. in a sense it's letting the world know they're a line that's more high end. No matter what it had to said. I mean there has to be be a new sense of originality. i know no idea is original, but come on, actually walkin around with a skateboard in ya hand and you can't skate??? Don't make sense!!! I mean where i'm from, New Haven is the same way. The sad part is be it that CT is right next door to New York, New Haven cats is lookin right into New York lookin at what they doin. Then two years later we decide to get up on the trend. prada kicks had been the rage in NY since 03-04, 07-08 is when you saw cats in new haven stuntin with em like they were somethin new. New Haven cats take things and saturate it. i mean now of days on these streets your either a skinny jeans, tight shirt wearin, dunks or supra wearin dude(soho ain't it??) or you a wanna be flag drappin blood or crip throwin up signs. No originality anywhere!!!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Ok as fashion and style goes I do feel Brad Pit has been very overrated. I mean basicly cause too me when he dresses down he really dresses down. I don't care if he's got on Gucci jeans and prada t-shirt, he still looks beat!!! almost as bad as denzel when he decides to go beat down!!!! But Just when you think Brad doesn't deserve shine in the halls of sartorial greatness, he comes out guns blazing in an outfit of this magnitude. He really looks like he oozes cool at the caans film festival. the scarf in the shirt concept is a smooth look, almost ascotish in a sense. Once in a blue moon, brad proves to have an inner negro when getting dressed up at times. And it shows here. Minus the bespoke tailoring, you have the color of the suit, the shades and most of all the shoes are very flashy. I could really see this look down in new York for club night. It screams look at me9without throwing on an odd color). i tilts my hat to brad for this. I know Brad rides off the fact that he's brad pit but he should really consider dressing this crisp more often.