Posts Tagged ‘ grey ’

on sale: nike tech fleece aw77 hoodie

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i’m not gonna lie i love a good hoodie.  i think nike makes some of the best.  recently they’ve started calling their hoodies and other fall weather gear “the tech pack.”  i don’t know what it means or why they’ve named it the tech pack, but it’s warm and comfortable and on sale.  i’m going to pick up this grey one before they run out of my size.

air jordan 1 retro high “barons”

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much to the chagrin of (some) friends and family and various readers of to take the train, i am a big fan of air jordans.  the 1’s and the 3’s are my favorites.  i bought a pair of air jordan 3 retro “infrareds” a couple of months back and took some pretty harsh criticism from those around me.  i ended up returning them (frowny face).

i get it.  they’re not necessarily “me” or my particular style – which is one reason i like them so much.  the other reason i’m into air jordans is because they remind me of my childhood.  i remember wearing the 1’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 6’s.  i skipped the 2’s.  i still don’t care for them.

after jabari parker was drafted by the bucks last week, he threw out the first pitch at a milwaukee brewers game and was wearing a pair of air jordan 1 retro high “barons.”  the color motif is a nod to jordan’s minor league baseball days with the birmingham barons.  right now these are at the top of my “to cop” list.  i’m a sucker for grey sneakers.  i was in las vegas when they dropped and slept through my phone alarm (damn it!).  the next time i have an extra $200 lying around i know where it’s going.  in the meantime, i can admire these through various pictures on the internet.  oh, and i wish jabari parker a long and successful career in the nba (not that he reads this blog, but i figured i might as well throw that in there.  i liked watching him at duke).

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new kicks on the cheap

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as mentioned a couple of times on to take the train, new balance is one of my favorite shoe brands.  you know you’re getting comfort and quality when you purchase a pair of new balance shoes.  lately they’ve been putting out a lot of collaborations and special versions of their popular models to please the sneaker heads and the casual fan.  (ps ball and buck if you read this blog, please hook me up with camo 574s.  i will be your best friend forever.)  not necessarily lost in all of the hype is the classic 574 which you can find pretty much anywhere for under $60.  i was close to pulling the trigger on a new pair of 1400s from j. crew as well as some of the new 998s from kith, but since it’s the holiday season and i shouldn’t be spending money on myself, i went with a cheap pair of 574s from zappos for $51.  i know you’ve seen nb 574s thousands of times, but these look too good not to mention.

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top of the heap at red clay soul

jay over at red clay soul has been doing a feature called “top of the heap” where he’s asked a couple of bloggers to send him a picture and a brief description one of their favorite things.  i was fortunate to be included and to have my entry posted this morning.  here’s what i wrote for rcs:

my favorite piece in my whole closet is this t-shirt from my high school.  it was given to me on the first day of my freshman year.  it was supposed to be just for gym class, but every student wore theirs outside of school.  it was like a rite of passage: you made it to high school; you got the grey mba t-shirt.  they changed gym shirt companies my sophomore year and switched to a cheaper, starchier material and a lighter color of grey.  i’ve had this one now for 15 years and it’s still in great shape despite several girlfriends in college trying to steal it and one roommate offering me $200 for it.  there’s a lot of history in this shirt.

thanks again, jay.  i’m lovin’ the “top of the heap” series.

supreme kicks

as i might have mentioned last week, i wasn’t super excited about these supreme x clarks desert chukka boots.  well, that was a mistake on my part.  these things are absolutely flawless.  they fit the same way as my beloved desert boots, but they have an extra lace loop to keep them in place.  the upper is nubuck suede with a nice leather heel detail and crepe soles.  below are a few pics of the shoes right out of the box.  please excuse the shoddy camera work.  i need to learn how to take better pictures.

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