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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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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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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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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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Leaders Spring 2015 Lookbook 2

posted by Alex May 14, 2015

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You can’t get anymore Chicago than what Leaders keeps producing. With their second drop of their Spring collection, they give homage to Portillo’s, Giordano’s and even the pesky Chicago parking meters. This season, make sure you’re keeping your city on your back while you’re out an about at these festivals. Check out the rest of the looks below.  Continue Reading

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Dope.Boy.Magic Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

posted by Alex June 3, 2013

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It’s what you’ve all been waiting for ain’t it?! Joe Freshgoods just killed the summer by dropping his latest collection on us today. It definitely looks like Joe put his creativity and Chi-Town West Side flavor into this.  I don’t need to say much more about this cause it’s pretty much game over after this. Peep the rest below and go to www.dopeboymagic.com NOW! Continue Reading