Welcoming the ‘All Star Modern’ with open arms

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There’s are not many things in life that you can’t go wrong with. And a classic pair of 1970s is different one of them. Stylistically you can’t go wrong with a pair of converse. Just when you think this iconic brand couldn’t keep pumping out that fire. They give you some more heat!

In the displayed images you can see Patrick and I sporting what is the first in a series of updates to Converse’s iconic sneakers the  Converse All Star “Modern”. Even though this sneaker carries the same slim silhouette as its cousin the 1970 All Star. The All Star Modern is much lighter in weight.

“With this collection, Converse is delivering a comfortable, lightweight product that’s new, exciting and modern, but still feels very Converse.”said Bryan Cioffi, Vice President/Creative Director of Converse Global Footwear.

Also the amount of flexibility due to the Phylon outsole is a refreshing touch brought to the All Star family. It looks great, breathes great, and most importantly performs great, the Phylon outsole provides  your feet a great range of motion and comfort.

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PROJECT LAS VEGAS Blogger Awards

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In my previous post I mentioned that the Blogger Project this year put together a blogger awards segment of the event. In which we were given categories and the 3-4 nominees to chose from. We would go around visiting the booths of the nominees and give each collection a good run through. Getting the story behind each collection also played a major factor in our decisions. Here are the winners:

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Univ

Jason Schmitt

Public School

 

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BEST DENIM

Raleigh

Norman Russel

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Comune

 

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THE BEST OF THE TENTS

Michael Bastian

Todd Snyder

Mattison

Theory

 

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BEST FOOTWEAR

New Balance

Billy Reid

Swims

Seavees

 

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BEST SWIM / ACTIVE

Paste

Mc2saint Barths

Ocean Pacific

Katin Usa

 

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BEST COLLECTION

J. Lindberg

 

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FAN FAVOURITE 

Happy Socks

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This past week has been quite the experience, as some of you may already know who follow me on Facebook as well as Twitter. This week I was in Las Vegas, Nevada attending Project Las Vegas.

For those whom may not  be familiar with Project let me give you a quick run down of this event. Project is a trade show that is held bi-annually in New York and Las Vegas. Bringing expertise and relevance to the global fashion industry through a highly merchandised and highly visual approach. Project is capable to create destinations where innovation, commerce, and service converge. Thus making it the world’s preeminent contemporary fashion trade event.

Not only was I an attendee at Project Las Vegas, I was also  chosen to be on board for the Blogger Project. The Blogger Project is a team of well-recognized editors and menswear aficionados chosen by Marcus Troy. This season the Bloggers chosen for this project teamed up and to celebrate and award brands in the following categories of : The Best Emerging Brand, Best Denim, Best of THE TENTS, Best Footwear, Best Swim / Active, Best Collection, and The Fan Favourite. I will be sharing the winners of these awards in a later post.

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Gloomy Days

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d1Gloomy rainy days are something we all despise but can not avoid during the transitional period of seasons (Spring – Summer). They can drag on for days on end. Luckily I didn’t get caught out in the rain. It was that time of the day where the rain had finally settled and left us with an overcast that just makes you feel as if the life is being sucked right out of you.

Wearing form-fitting apparel in gloomy or wet weather is the most uncomfortable thing to deal with. Even worse is when you get rained on and everything just feels as if its just stuck on to you ugh *shutters*. Gloomy and wet days I tend to throw on things that are a lot less form fitting and gravitate to a bit more of a baggier fit. Layering up during rainy seasons is a must, but not layering to the extreme. Keep it fairly basic with a lightweight sweater on unconstructed blazer. Why light weight? Well during rainy seasons while they may be a bit chilly the weather tends fluctuate quite quickly in a matter of minutes. Having something lightweight will be a good medium in case the climate decides to switch up on you mid day.

The cargos I am wearing in this post are heavier than what one should probably wear during the spring season. But they are still quite breathable and very roomie, and tend to absorb dampness a lot better than lightweight chinos or denim.

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