It's a rainy Wednesday night and I pull up to the NIKE clubhouse drenched, but on a mission. My mission, to get a sneak peak of the new Hyper Adapts. Now if you know me, you know I've had a borderline obsession with the NIKE air mags of Back to the Future. A shoe that ties itself?? How could you not be excited about this?? The minute I heard rumblings of the Hyper Adapt, I was determined to see it for myself.
Thanks to my good friends at NIKE, I got my chance. The minute I entered the room I knew I was in for a treat. Slipping the shoe on was orgasmic. Soft as ever and just the right fit. I felt like Cinderella minus the pumpkin carriage; but that wasn't the end. After pressing a little button on the shoe, it began to tighten while a noise I can only describe as a power rangers action tune chimed in the air. It's as if the shoe knew exactly when to stop and precisely how they felt on your feet. It was truly something remarkable.
New York City will soon receive a significant upgrade to its already substantial sneaker head paradise thanks to Nike. Following the recent frenzy surrounding the news of Nike opening its doors to another Soho location. GENT was able to attend their premier launch event on Thursday night, showcasing Nike’s newest five-story heaven filled with footwear, apparel and the the best Gin and tonics I could ask for.
By 8pm the liquor was flowing and my assistant was stumbling but that didn't stop us from being in awe of Nikes newest establishment. Sneaker head heaven as some called it, filled with a who's who of fashion, music, and the bloggersphere. With just the right tunes playing to get you in a groove and decadent finger foods, Nikes SOHO launch event went off without a hitch. With the bell of the ball (The Airforce 1 Special Fields) I knew I was in the right place. Not one to be the biggest sneaker enthusiast around, I appreciate Nikes latest foray into the "fashionistas sneaker" with its reveal earlier this month shooting it right to the top of my Christmas list, I knew it would cause some waves.
From Fabolous and Victor Cruz to Chanel Iman, the hottest stars made appearances to the event. To check out more images of the launch, click the tab below to head to our events section.
Reimagining the signature Petit Malle trunk bag.
By: Jomario Jakes
Those who managed to attend Louis Vuitton’s 2017 spring runway show were in for a treat. The luxury brand’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquiere, had equipped several models with iPhone cases mirroring the label’s signature Petit Malle trunk bag. The public will soon be able to don the lavish accessory on their iPhone device that comes in various color schemes and patterns shown below.
Ghesquiere had teased the Petit Malle-inspired case prior to the show’s commencement on Instagram (shown below)
Take a look at the photos and let us know your thoughts. Will you be in line for the latest "It" accessory?
First things first,
Know Your Measurements:
Memorizing your measurements is key! Most of us don't notice the asymmetry of our bodies but the eye of a trained tailor sees them all. Fostering a relationship with your local tailor can definitely assist you with learning what fit works best for you.
Here's a few options in the area:
David Leung Tailor
1415 Lexington Ave · (212) 360-1833
Men's Tailor Shop
Clothing Alteration Service
545 5th Ave #803 · (212) 392-5711
Know Your Surroundings:
Take time to observe what trends you see while you're out and about. Whether you follow every trend or a fashion rebel this will help you streamline your look in order to blend in or standout. Remember you can always stick to the basics until you find what works best for your personal style.
Flea markets and thrift shops often provide quality clothing at a discounted price from the actual retailer. You can find a hidden gem that not only falls into the current trend but will also help you stand out with your unique vintage statement piece. Shopping at flea markets and thrift shops requires patience and practice in order to uncover those quality items. Vintage items may not fit exactly the way you want but this is why having an established relationship with a tailor is key.
Here's a few options in the area:
Artists & Fleas
Weekend crafts & antiques flea market
70 N 7th St
Akichi Flea Market
Weekend flea market with a vintage vibe
1181 Fulton St
Fort Greene Flea Market
Large outdoor bazaar; seasonal availability
176 Lafayette Ave
Take Care of Your Wardrobe
Properly caring for new or old items is a necessity. The more care you have the more wears you can get out of your items. Investing in a clothes brush is essential especially if you work in an office or business setting that requires blazers, jackets, suits, trousers, and overcoats. Also investing in a steamer will not only get the wrinkles out but will assist you with the preservation of your items in order to get the most wears out of them. Remember, clothing is never old, its vintage. (add direct link to products not the general link to an online store)
Fit is the Key to a perfect closet!
Having the perfect fit is key but what does that mean? Wrinkles in a suit usually means it is a bad fit. Vertical creases or wrinkles indicate the garment is too wide in a certain area. Horizontal of X folds indicate that certain areas are too tight. (add more details about fit, what are diff fits i.e. … slim, skinny, tapered, differences or add a link to an article that may go more in depth?)
Don’t Trust a Sales Person
Always travel with someone whose style you admire or have a set idea of what style you're going for versus taking advice from someone whose main goal is to make a sale. If you aren’t sold on an item right away, leave it behind. For example, shopping on E-Bay never trust the seller until you see pictures of labels, the item details tab for a description of flaws or even questions on sizing.
Research before Purchase!
Always make a list of what you need to avoid impulsive purchases or unnecessary items to just throw in the back of the closet.
Stick to Your budget!
Set a certain amount each month. Even if it’s $20 a month, that’s enough for a tie or a nice coat from a vintage store. The key is to save up and buy quality items when you can afford it. Things you don’t use or no longer want can always be donated or sold in order to purchase those key pieces you’ve had your eye on.