1. thefashionbomb:

Men’s Fashion Flash: Swizz Beatz in Givenchy’s Skull and Cards Shirt at the Official Olympic London After Party at Camden’s RoundHouse

BRAND CONTROL; never forget these words.  Remember what happened to Moschino, Iceberg, Coogi, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Gucci, Burberry, Armani and Cristal in the ’90s?  Shit, only a few of the aforementioned ever really recovered from that debacle.  And no one wants to be the posterboy of a racial debate with the hip hop community, that’s for sure.  So, keep it simple: avoid making a quick dollar by not selling out to trashbags and keep your integrity, please.
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    thefashionbomb:

    Men’s Fashion Flash: Swizz Beatz in Givenchy’s Skull and Cards Shirt at the Official Olympic London After Party at Camden’s RoundHouse

    BRAND CONTROL; never forget these words.  Remember what happened to Moschino, Iceberg, Coogi, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Gucci, Burberry, Armani and Cristal in the ’90s?  Shit, only a few of the aforementioned ever really recovered from that debacle.  And no one wants to be the posterboy of a racial debate with the hip hop community, that’s for sure.  So, keep it simple: avoid making a quick dollar by not selling out to trashbags and keep your integrity, please.

  2. klinno:

Can I just take this outfit? Even though I know it’s bad to only wear one designer.

Wearing an obnoxiously large trademarked pattern is a statement to the world that not only are you morally alright with becoming a human billboard for a brand that doesn’t give two shits about you, you’ll even pay for the right to do so.  

    klinno:

    Can I just take this outfit? Even though I know it’s bad to only wear one designer.

    Wearing an obnoxiously large trademarked pattern is a statement to the world that not only are you morally alright with becoming a human billboard for a brand that doesn’t give two shits about you, you’ll even pay for the right to do so.  

  3. visualdictionarytomylife:

Burberry Prorsum

Sure, that jacket is dope boy fresh, but whoever made the decision to style it over a double breasted suit should be Cheney’d.  On the other end of the styling spectrum one can find cashmere topcoats over tracksuits—let’s keep it somewhere in the middle, fam.

    visualdictionarytomylife:

    Burberry Prorsum

    Sure, that jacket is dope boy fresh, but whoever made the decision to style it over a double breasted suit should be Cheney’d.  On the other end of the styling spectrum one can find cashmere topcoats over tracksuits—let’s keep it somewhere in the middle, fam.

  4. Unequivocal Blind Melon fan.
  5. Thoughts on Barbour wax cotton jackets?

    Just when I thought I was over the whole waxed cotton craze, my buddy showed up to brunch in this Burberry Brit Alabaster jumpoff.  Needless to say, I was impressed.  And believe me, it looks so much better in person when worn by a normal looking individual and not the above-pictured Simple Jack looking rat bastard with that “which way did he go, George?" face.  

  6. NTB— mucho respect on everything you do. You've become a staple. Anyway, I'm thinking about getting a cropped trench coat and I wanted to know if you had any recommendations at a few different price points (500 or less). I can do standard beige/tan, but I'm highly interested in navy. Your thoughts?

    Depending on where you reside, the trench could be one of the most or least important items in your closet.  That being said, if you’re “thinking about getting a cropped trench,” I must assume you’re not in a city like London or Seattle, because if you were, you simply would have already purchased one, long ago.

    Let’s assume you are in a city like New York, then.  On average, NYC gets about 3-4 inches of rain per month.  I’m not a meteorologist, but it seems to me that it’s a safe assumption that each time it rains, accumulated precipitation is about 1/2 an inch.  This means that it probably rains 6-8 times a month and 72-96 times a year.  Now let’s reduce that by 1/3, seeing that if precipitation gathers any time between November and February, it will most likely be snow, not rain.  This puts us at 49-64 days of rain in NYC.  

    What I’m getting at is that if you live in NYC, you’re not going to get crazy use out of your trench.  And going with the P/U ratio, you should probably save your money for a different item and just cop something decent from Uniqlo or Woodbury Common.  

    In any event, if you are comfortable spending $500 on a trench, I just say you wait for Burberry’s sale and swipe their classic trench for about $700 (or less).  

    As per navy, while I have no problem with it per se, the classic beige/tan is timeless and way more handsome.  Good luck.