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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.

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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!

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Check Out Issue 3 of ‘underAchievers’

posted by Ellena Rodriguez May 11, 2016

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Chicago’s talented Nico Sirridge and Matt Gordon have just dropped the 3rd issue of ‘underAchievers”. The up and coming online art publication showcases work of a diverse group of creatives, and in this release they introduce us to some dope artists. From photographers, to painters, to musicians, they focus on a range of artists in this week’s publication.

The magazine opens with the work of Atlanta native Nick D’Andria. They give a background of the young photographer followed by some of his incredible photos. The issue goes on by interviewing artists Teresa Padron and DJ Earnmoney. Clothing brand, Green Tangerine CO, also makes its ‘underAchievers’ debut along with the talented Wheaton photographer Natalie Kigburg.

Each creative voice presented in the magazine features their individual work along with how we can reach and keep up with the artists.

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Lookbook: Warrior 2 Summer Collection

posted by Ellena Rodriguez May 7, 2016

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Warrior is back with a dope summer line along with some exciting news. The Chicago based street wear brand has just hooked POD up with a few looks from their most recent lookbook. The new collection debuts some never before seen Warrior merch such as a champion braced baseball tee, tie dye tee, a beige and pink sugar skulled hat, and other pieces with “War” imprints. You can check out more pictures from the collection on their official Instagram page… @chicago.warrior.

The line will be available to purchase at their debut pop-up shop. The event will be held at the Iridium which is located in Block 37 on State St. The merchandise will be very limited so make sure you stop by on May 27th between 2pm from 8pm to pick up some dope merch.

Check out some of the summer line down below along with an interview of Warrior creator, Ruben Guerrero, as he decided to talk about his up and coming brand with the guys at the Me And My Friends Podcast.

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Limited Edition White Sox Hats redesigned by Chance the Rapper

posted by Tali April 6, 2016

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So we all know Lil Chano from 79th and his love for the White Sox, especially since he’s always sporting one at every show or event he attends. So it’s only right that the Chicago rapper and famous Sox fan releases his own design for them, right? Right. I guess that’s why he teamed up with New Era and designed a limited edition team logo that also resembles the style of his group logo, The Social Experiment.

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Beyoncé Announces the Release Of Her New Ivy Park Clothing Line

posted by Oscar March 31, 2016

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Beyoncé continues to try and take over the world, one business venture at a time, and today she has announced the launch of her new fashionable, fitness clothing line.

Queen Bey’s new “athleisure” attire will be available at Topshop, Nordstrom, and Zalando starting April 14. You can follow the brand as it unfolds on Instagram and Facebook, all of which is accompanied by a promo video in which Beyoncé explains what inspired the creation of this brand.

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Lookbook: Warrior Spring/Summer Collection

posted by Ellena Rodriguez March 23, 2016

Image-1Chicago homie, Ruben Guerrero, is making his premiere in the fashion world by launching his fresh new collection called Warrior. The up and coming Chicago based street wear brand just dropped their lookbook and hooked POD up with some photos for their Spring/Summer collection. They give us a variety of dope merch from sugar skulled patched caps, ripped up styled tees, to patched tees that can all be worn by both guys and women. Check out their Instagram page, @chicago.warrior, for more pieces of the collection.

Warrior will also be dropping a new item from collection every week, along with some re-releases, and even a few surprise releases. All will be available to purchase by contacting Ruben via twitter or Instagram (@illrubenati). 

Take a look at some of the collection down below, and watch out for Warrior’s future pieces…you won’t regret it. 

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Lookbook: Ethik Spring 2016 Collection

posted by Alex March 22, 2016

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Even though Ethik is closed in New York for the moment (they’re open in Philly), they are busy pushing out dope new product consistently. Check out what they dropped for their 2016 Spring Season. Some of our picks to click are the Rain Slicker Desert Camo, Baseball Jersey and Enemies Script Tee. Check out what they have to offer this season and make sure to cop some items.

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