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Check Out Chicago Creatives’ Interview w/ DaveTheSLKR

posted by Alberto November 16, 2017

Chicago Creatives just released a brand new interview with our good friend DaveTheSLKR in which he talks about starting the SLKRS brand, how hard it is to find funding, the next venture for Los SLKRS and much more. Read an excerpt from the interview below and read the full interview on the Chicago Creatives website by clicking HERE.

What’s next for SLKRS?

I’m partnering with my friend Aldrin, owner of Kasa Silkscreening Inc., and we’re working on a print workshop, kind of like a paint and sip but with screen printing. We plan on hosting these pop-ups all around the city soon. I also started working on a collection that I hope to release in the beginning of the year with a video lookbook that will be directed by Miguel Cisneros (Unsung Media). This is the first collection where ill be expressing myself in regards to how I’ve been feeling about recent trends. I’m tired of clothes looking the same, and I felt like I was stuck in that space where I wasn’t thinking outside the box. I feel like a lot of people don’t understand what it’s like to follow your dreams, and this collection reflects how I’m doing it with a latino twist. 

To celebrate the release of the new interview, DaveTheSLKR cooked up a new limited edition t-shirt. Pics of that shirt can be seen below. You can pick up that up along with other Los SLKRS items on SLKRS.com.

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adidas Soccer Reveals 2018 FIFA World Cup National Team Home Kits

posted by Oscar November 6, 2017

The countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia is about to reach just 6 months more to go, so adidas Soccer has given us a glimpse at what some of the teams competing in that spectacle will be sporting next summer.  The Home kits of Germany, Spain, Russia, Japan, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico all revealed, and each one has taken inspiration from iconic shirts from their respective pasts.

The new jersey for FIFA World Cup defending champions Germany is a take on the team’s iconic 1990 shirt. Hosts Russia will be playing in an updated version of their 1988 Olympic Games kit, where the team won Gold. Messi and the rest of Argentina will be competing in an albiceleste shirt that celebrates the federation’s 125-year anniversary, which features an embossed sign-off combined of laurels (incorporated into the stripes) and the number 125.

2010 winners Spain pay homage to their 1994 shirt with a line graphic design consisting of diamonds in red, yellow and blue. Perhaps the best of the bunch, Colombia reminds us of their standout jersey for 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy that boasts a blue and red graphic design on the side of the kit highlighting the Colombian flag colors. Also worth noting is that GK jersey was inspired by René Higuita’s shirt from that ’90 tournament.

Japan incorporates traditional craftsmanship of Sashiko stitching technique for their classic blue shirt that also features hues of red and white as a nod to the national flag. Mexico’s (¡viva!) la verde has a gradient graphic running from the hem towards the chest. Belgium refreshed its 1984 kit with argyle in black yellow and red (the colors of the Belgian flag) with the federation badge in the center.

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Nike Soccer Unveils 2017/18 Third Kits for FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, AS Roma, Chelsea, Tottenham

posted by Oscar September 12, 2017

The UEFA Champions League is back!! While a lot of us may take advantage of these dates to start queuing up the iconic theme song (UPDATE), Nike instead has opted for unleashing some new kits for some of the teams in the competition they suit up.

Spain’s FC Barcelona, Italy’s Inter Milan and AS Roma, and Chelsea and Tottenham from the UK, all have new kits announced this week. All the teams listed will be sporting camo designs on their latest jerseys.

Some of the colors have some interesting names and titles. Chelsea’s dark grey shirt has “modern electric blue” features and Spurs will be wearing a dark purple kit “rich yellow” highlights. The cool names for the new colors go to Italian squads, with Inter rocking a thunder blue third kit and AS Roma’s new jersey will be turning heads thanks to their dark velvet brown tone. The big stand-out? That goes to Barça, which is biting Roma’s signature maroon & orange colors for some odd and inexplicable reason… I mean, it looks cool, but still.

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The Le Trappeur Tee by OriginalKewl®

posted by Alberto July 14, 2017

OriginalKewl®, a brand out of the Southside of Chicago, will be releasing a brand new tee tomorrow that is an ode to all the hustlers out there. Ricardo “Kewl” Alvarado curates the brand and you can expect a lot more heat from the fellow Southside native. For more on The Le Trappeur Tee , see what Kewl had to say below.

The Le Trappeur Tee is an ode to the hustlers, to the people who wake up and everyday continue to Go Out N’ Get It.

Regardless of your hustle, continue to progress. There’s two types of people those who conform to what is comfortable and those who go against the grain to work towards what is theirs.

A celebration of the hard working self striving to achieve the pursuit of happiness and in turn, a dream. – Ricardo “Kewl” Alvarado

The new tee will be released at noon tomorrow (7/15) via originalkewl.com. Check out more pics and a promo video HERE.

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Check out the ‘Los SLKRS Collection’ Lookbook

posted by Alberto July 7, 2017

SLKRS [slackers] released their new collection, Los SLKRS Collection, back in late April via a pop up shop at Vintage Lounge in Little Italy. The event was a success with the entire collection selling out in a matter of days. If you didn’t make it out back in April, you’re in luck. The entire collection was just restocked and made available on SLKRS.com. You can check out the lookbook shot by SauceVision for the collection modeled by Vic Veggies and Joe Khalifa below. For more info on the new collection, see what SLKRS co-founder/designer has to say below. 

“With the new collection, I wanted to create something that I could relate to. In streetwear, I feel like I don’t completely connect to a lot of brands because I’m Latino. I can obviously relate with the Chicago brands but I wanted something that a Latino in Chicago could relate to.

Moving forward, I’m going to keep LOS in front of SLKRS. We already have plans on shooting our next lookbook in Mexico City.” –DaveTheSLKR

Aside from making some fire streetwear, the SLKRS squad (Sauce, Dro, Jerry, Tino, Jesus & Vic Veggies) know how to throw a decent party. If you don’t have any plans tomorrow (7/8), they are throwing their third annual Yacht Party. For more info/tickets, click HERE.

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U.S. Soccer Unveils USMNT 2017 Nike Gold Cup Kit

posted by Oscar July 1, 2017

U.S. Soccer and Nike have unveiled the Men’s National Team’s new kit, to be worn at the forthcoming 2017 Gold Cup tournament that crowns the best of North America. On the new kit you’ll find “One Nation” is detailed on the left shirt sleeve, and “One Team” on the right. A graphic reading “We Can,” “We Will,” “We Are,” is knitted visibly on the back of the shirt, just inside the collar.

The new kit was unveiled during the Men’s National Team’s Gold Cup warm-up match against Ghana, with the squad unleashing their new look as they were getting ready to sing the Star Spangled Banner.

The Gold Cup kit is now available for purchase at ussoccerstore.com. See the photo gallery below. Continue Reading

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1688Lbs – Summer Looks

posted by Alex June 16, 2017

Get in tune with one of Chicago’s up and coming streetwear brands, 1688Lbs who just dropped their summer looks today! Peep game as they’ve been hard at work for the past couple of months with their guerrilla marketing, designs and exposure into the local scene. The homies at 1688Lbs have created a different taste in streetwear that’s been missing in the local scene recently. Their style is versatile as it caters to just about anyone from creatives, skateboarders, athletes, and really anyone who is looking for something different and fresh to rock. My picks for the drop are the 1688Lbs City Skulls tee as well as the Signature 1688Lbs Signature Tee. Check out the looks below and make sure to cop from 1688Lbs’s latest drop here!

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Real Madrid and adidas Reveal New 2017/18 Kits

posted by Oscar June 14, 2017

The biggest team in the world today, Real Madrid have unveiled their new kits for the forthcoming 2017/18 season. The club’s latest jerseys were inspired by the club’s loyal fans – the Madridistas – and the city of Madrid.

The current title-holders of the most recent editions of the Spanish La Liga and the Champions League, Real Madrid are set to defend their crowns in the new kits. The Home jersey, in its iconic white, features the introduction of sky blue stripes and branding that was inspired by the Madrid sky to represent the connection between the club and the city. A memorial stamp at the bottom of the jersey commemorates the club’s 115-year anniversary.

The new away jersey draws inspiration from previous black Madrid kits worn by the club in some of its most successful moments. The jersey continues the theme of the home kit with a new trim color – this time with turquoise green stripes. The Real Madrid logo is re-imagined in turquoise green with a neon effect to stand out against the black.

Get the new 2017/18 Home & Away kits here: goo.gl/2bs6nW

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BiGBODYFiJi Has Blessed The Streets With His Highly Anticipated Debut, the “Messico EP”

posted by Miguelini May 6, 2017

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Yesterday BIGBODYFIJI released the Messico Ep and it is exactly the refreshing project Chicago needed before Summer officially gets under way. The EP was entirely produced by seerwho pushes Fiji to move like water over energetic beats on all 5 tracks. On his debut solo EP, FiJi introduces himself as an artist who is confident in their craft and isn’t following the crowd with unique braggadocious raps that one might even describe as jolly. The name of the EP stems from one of Fiji’s old high school friends, nicknamed Messico, who happens to be locked up at the moment. Features include , and Fiji’s little brother Jarvis Rush ().

Recently, Andrew Barber tweeted this: 

To answer that question I present to you the one and only BAD BOi 97′. You can stream the Messico EP after the jump. It’s time…

Photography: _alexzandro

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Fat Tiger Workshop via Des Money

posted by Allie Rowe May 1, 2017

I sat down and talked with the manager of Fat Tiger a local clothing shop in Chicago that is known for its original styles and streetwear. Here’s what he had to say about Fat Tiger and much more in the fashion industry.

So tell me your name:

Des: Alright my name is Des, some people call me Des Money.

How’d you get the name Des Money? 

Des: Uhhhh shit um, So I mean it started way when I was younger, my mom used to really go all out and dress me up and shit like that. Three piece suits or whatever. So when we would go out to family functions and my aunties and uncles used to just give me money. It was just a thing. My nickname was always like money man cuz I always had dollars on me. Continue Reading

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Chicago Legend BiGBODYFiJi Announces New EP/Listening Party!

posted by Miguelini April 26, 2017

Photography by @_alexzandro

It’s only been 3 months since MiLiTiA MUZiK VOL.1 came out but BIGBODYFIJI and the DECENTMILITIA plan to keep taking 2017 by storm. This Friday at JUGRNAUT there will be a listening party for Fiji’s latest project, the Messico EP, which is set to drop on May 5th. All Decent Militia family and friends need to come out to witness this historic moment but if you can’t make it for whatever reason, DSTNTNVISUALS will be having a live Instagram stream of the entire event! (Shoutout !)  You will have to come to JUGRNAUT Friday or tune into the live stream to find out why BiGBODYFiJi is the true king of the streets and maybe even discover the mystery behind his recent fascination with… Mexico? (A Cinco de Mayo release date, Messico Ep, what is going on???) Until then check out the tracklist below! All I can say is 2017 is already looking Decent as fuck.

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Hola Chola Chicago Pop Up Shop Recap

posted by Alex April 4, 2017

Let us fill you in on what you missed out if you forgot to RSVP for this past Sunday’s Hola Chola Pop Up Shop that took place at the National Museum of Mexican Art. The event was created to celebrate the designs of Susanna Gonzalez Torres of Hola Chola. Susanna is currently on tour throughout different cities selling her designs and making exclusive pieces for each city. If you made it out, you were able to get your nails done with a flare inspired by the Mexican culture from the good people at Hush Salon. As you walked into the function, you were able to see some old school lowriders provided by Neighborhood Legends and Streetwise Car Club. It was the perfect spot to get your Instagram stunting on. Throughout the night, Latnix and old school tunes were provided by our own homie, Freddy Phatz who kept the dance floor busy throughout the event. Drinks were inspired by your local Southside Mexican paleteria, La Michoacana who provided the mixers for the Hennessy X Agua Fresca de Pina, Hennessy X Agua Fresca de Fresa and of course Hennessy X Horchata. The good people at Cold Chillen provided the awesome designs and graphics including the menus and invites. During the event, Susanna gave an inspirational speech on how the Mexican Culture influenced her designs and how her hardships and travels throughout Mexico have led her to her present situation. Check out the pictures of the event below!

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