Archive for the ‘Boot Camp Clique’ Category

Outfit Architecture…

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014


Outfit Architecture is more than simply styling yourself for oohs and aahs. You have to create a ‘Fit that functions for the moves you are making.

The fair isle knit sweater and pinpoint button down oxford are dayjob staples. I usually put a tie on even when I don’t tuck in the shirttails. Ties give you a certain gravitas.





I popped tags on some crispy 501s and even put on some new ‘LO socks (made in Japan). This ‘Fit was all about comfort and flexibility. Something to go from working during the day to playing the city at night.

The final question was which Timb boot would hold down this conservative ‘Fit. I choose the Intervale Mids because I wanted to be quick moving ahead of this oncoming snowstorm. I made it back home just in time.


Sean Price x M-Phazes: Land Of The Crooks

Friday, December 20th, 2013


P takes a trip to the land down under for this EP project. Aussie producer M-Phazes is riding high after a placement on Eminem’s last album. Land Of The Crooks is M-Phazes salute to the most thorough boro and Sean P is the tour guide.

Peep the stream…

Outfit Architecture…

Sunday, December 15th, 2013


Outfit Architecture is the next wave for all advanced Lifestylers. Those of us who have been doing this thing for years have enough pieces in our archives to assemble outfits for weeks.

The winter supply line soldier looks something like this below.


I was so thirsty to post this ‘Fit I didn’t wait for the knit watch cap. I’d like to ask y’all what color should I make the cap? Orange rust or should I pick up the plum colors?

This trekking parka is one of the gems from the 2012 Modern Explorer series.


Bloomigdale’s is once again the top shop on my list for catching the end of season sales.

Everyone in fashion has been all about these pants with the jersey cuffed ankles. Blue label made these pants during the Hi-Tech era and I just unearthed them from my archives. I could see RL doing these again from the Denim and Supply brand.




These pants are designed specifically for the winter since they are lined throughout.

If you are a frequent visitor to this page you remember we put this shawl knit on the wishlist a few months ago. Bloomingdale’s offered the sweater for $100 which was basically 75% the MSRP and squarely in the comeup zone.


The best part of this acquisition is the young lady working the floor who knew I was looking for this piece held onto one in the backroom hoping I’d make a return trip to the store even tho’ I was there earlier in the week.

I’m about to turn shit up for the 6″ Field Boot as I did for the Iditarod Superboots and the World Hikers. This is a classic Timberland style that must not be slept on. Forget what the most popular rappers are wearing because they ain’t up on this.


I also brought out some NWT Rugby brand socks just for the holidays

The Misadventures Of Zwarte Piet…

Monday, December 9th, 2013


Santa’s helper is out here in the streets sourcing the shit the fat man is gonna drop off to all the good kids.

Don’t be out here fuxing shit up for you make Zwarte Piet have to snatch you up in his satchel and spirit your ass to the diamond mines.

Zwarte Piet takes a trip thru the New Amsterdam for the high holiday season, and I do mean ‘high’.

If you had seen me bust my ass on that bus exit you would be in tears. It was awesomely epic.

The final scene calls for a little Blackoake version of Donnie Hathaway’s ‘Soulful Christmas’

Modern Explorer Lifestyle…

Saturday, December 7th, 2013


I’m advancing the art of Outfit Architecture with the Modern Explorer 2013 I.T.’s I’m accumulating.

The ‘Fit begins with the footings foundation. The classic contractor boot from Timberland in a cranberry buttersauce.


Knitted watch cap with bear insignia.

Pullover sweater featuring union jack patch.


Cotton cargo pants. I need two(2) of these.


The Timberland contractor boots are a collab with the retailer VILLA.


The JTM (Join The Movement) boot is part of VILLA’s contribution to a local Philadelphia boys and girls club they support.

Getting fresh and giving back is the foundation (footings) of Outfit Architecture