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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

See a gallery of the new jerseys below. Continue Reading

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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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Sheila Rashid: Chicago’s Streetwear Guru

posted by Allie Rowe February 27, 2017

Her space was littered with hard work, fabrics set out on the kitchen counter all cut into different shapes and sizes, scissors sat looking lonely for their owner’s fingers. After a year of back-and-forth reaching out to the young Chicago designer, we were finally able to find a time the two of us could meet up and talk about her work.

Overalls.

As simple as the concept may seem, Sheila Rashid has reinvented the way overalls will be worn in fashion for many years to come. Her work is direct and purposeful, each stitch being sewn with great thought placed behind it.

Fresh in from a Vogue panel in New York, Shelia sat down to talk about how she started her career in fashion and the direction her overalls have taken since then. Continue Reading

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adidas and Paul Pogba Launch First adidas Soccer x Paul Pogba Collection

posted by Oscar January 16, 2017

Manchester United ace (and most expensive player in the world) Paul Pogba has connected with adidas to launch their collaborative adidas x Pogba Collection. The collection is designed in Pogba’s style, inspired by fashion and Hip Hop culture, offers streetwear and soccer gear including on and off the field footwear, clothing and accessories. The entire range features a newly designed ‘PP’ logo.

In a news release, the French international said “The launch of the adidas x Pogba Collection is the first step of my wish to leave my mark and shows how I view soccer, both on and off the pitch.”

The adidas x Pogba Collection will feature the new ACE 17+ PURECONTROL in Pogba’s signature black and gold. The boot comes with extra gold plating, a unique marble effect on the upper, ‘Pogboom’ etched on the webbing and trademark ‘PP’ logo on the webbing and tongue. Check out some more pieces after the jump. Continue Reading

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Nike Celebrates Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2016 Ballon d’Or Win with Limited-Edition Mercurial Superfly CR7 Vitórias

posted by Oscar December 12, 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2016 Ballon d’Or to rack up his fourth title so far. The Portuguese Real Madrid star had a stellar year for club and country that saw him also win UEFA Champions League title and the UEFA Euro 2016 championship.

Nike is commemorating Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements with the limited-edition Mercurial Superfly CR7 “Vitórias.” As Nike points out in their announcement:

The “Vitórias” boot upper and its signature speed ribs feature a stylish Pure Platinum upper with a subtle blue metallic shine and an elegant fade from heel to toe. The Metallic Gold plate is a nod to the gold trophies Ronaldo won this year and the heel graphic reads “Vitórias,” Portuguese for victories. The CR7 logo and Swoosh are further highlighted by an iridescent shimmer.

777 pairs of individually numbered Mercurial Superfly CR7 Vitórias will be available via nike.com and select retailers in early 2017. Siiii! Check out the new kicks below. Continue Reading

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See the New NJR x JORDAN Collection Colorway for Neymar’s Hypervenom

posted by Oscar October 11, 2016

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Nike has shared an update to their Neymar and Michael Jordan collaboration, the NJR X JORDAN collection, with a new colorway for the Hypervenom boot. The collection first launched back in June of this year, which saw the Brazilian star become the first football (soccer) athlete to feature the Jumpman on his performance product while the Jordan Brand released a Neymar edition of the Jordan V Low with “Neymar” stitched inside the tongue.

The new colorway transforms the boot into a white model inspired Neymar Jr.’s favorite the Jordan V with the signature shark teeth in red and the iconic cement print overlay. Another update brings the number 11, which Neymar wears for Barcelona, to the left boot and Jordan’s defining number 23 is on the right; the previous edition saw a number 10 on the left boot because that’s his number for the national team.

Check out more shots of the updated NJR x JORDAN Hypervenom below. Continue Reading

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The White Stripes Are Selling “Icky Trump” T-Shirts

posted by Oscar October 6, 2016

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The White Stripes “reunited” a couple of days ago to publicly declare via Facebook that they have no association with Donald Trump and his presidential campaign and denounced their use of the band’s anthemic song, “Seven Nation Army.” Today, they further show their disdain for the Republican party nominee by offering “Icky Trump” shirts on Jack White’s Third Man Records website. The shirt was inspired by the band’s song “Icky Thump,” not only remixing its title but also quoting the lyrics below:

White Americans? What?
Nothing better to do?
Why don’t you kick yourself out?
You’re an immigrant too.
Who’s using who?
What should we do?
Well, you can’t be a pimp
And a prostitute too.

Order an anti-Trump shirt on the Third Man Records websiteCheck out their full statement against Trump’s use of their song below. Continue Reading

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Mick Jenkins collaborates with Fat Tiger Workshop for “A Quest for Love Tour” Tee’s.

posted by JuicyJackie October 5, 2016

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Chicago is home and of course to us Chicagoans… The best city on earth. We’re a blog that strongly believes in it’s Chicago talent. With the current waves that Chicago is causing it’s amazing to see the city support each other. It’s love, it’s home grown and it’s real. Mick Jenkins & Fat Tiger came together to collab on a exclusive tour tee. The tee is only available on Mick Jenkin’s Red Bull Sound Select “A Quest For Love Tour with Smino” tour dates. The first 100 fans through the door at each stop will be gifted one of the four color ways: Grey, Black, Army Green and Khahi.

 

JoeFreshGoods on the collab:

“Mick has been a supporter of the shop and we’ve developed a natural friendship where now he’s family. When it came to his tour with Red Bull Sound Select and being able to collaborate it was very organic and natural. In terms of the design we wanted to keep in simple, clean and classic. We were inspired by the tour artwork, pulling soft colors from the background and using those neutral tones to come up with the four different color ways. We liked the bow and arrow and how it ties into the theme of love”

Catch Mick & Smino!

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The tour is running until the 21st of October, so make sure you stop by the remaining tour stops.

also make your rsvp here to only pay $3 @ the show!