Black Friday is the best Friday because this is the one time you can go retail – ham at low prices. I’ve learned you never run away from two things: 1. a fight and 2. a sale on quality. Isn’t investing your time into timeless efforts what it is all about? Quality is key and anything short of it results in something short lived. I never take a break from pursuing my curiosities, especially when the pursuit in question leads to something worthwhile. If I am thankful for anything it is my innate ability to explore and experience. You should no longer seek a reason to explore as I am going to direct to some of the hottest sundries this side of the Mason Dixon.
- Tommy Bahama’s Havana Pilot: The land and sky finally meet with the Havana Pilot. The pilot boasts a brown crocodile texture leather band, with sliver stainless steel accents. The watch’s champagne face houses a chronograph and the date. This watch is very nostalgic of the timepieces worn by pilots during World War II. It is clear to see where the creative team at Tommy Bahama found their inspiration. The Havana Pilot is retailed at $495.
- Grast ‘s Bronx T-shirt: Based in the Time Square station, right next to the downtown ACE train lines lies one of NYC’s treasures. Grast isn’t just any subway retail store. They are home to some of the illest sweatshirts and t-shirts, I’ve seen. I am currently chasing their Bronx sweatshirt, since I have not seen it. I am going to share the awesomeness that is the t-shirt version.
- She by Alice Smith: If you watched Black Girls Rock you may be familiar with the DC native and her vivacious vocals. Smith is a modern day jukebox diva, whose voice recalls the earthy rawness of the 70’s. The album came out in March, however the LP is a mainstay on my ipod. Listening to “another love,” will certainly ignite your interest. She is available for download on itunes.
- Reebok Pumps: “Everyone remembers the original Jordans,” Kanye West states to Sway during their spirited interview. Jordans are cool, but the Reebok pumps just scream old school. When I found my orange and blue pumps back in Cleveland it was wrap. I knew these were the shoes for me. Pumps really allow the owner to express themselves through the variety of colors and patterns. Brands don’t make shoes like that anymore, so why not take it back.
- Dungarees: Overalls are back!!!!!! I am that one person, who has been waiting for the day that they would return. These relics of the 80’s can be found in a number of styles. Topman and Zara has a nice selection for those seeking a more fitted look. If you really want to recall grudge, Dickies is always an option. Overalls were birthed for fun, so go in and enjoy yourself. They are priced around $79 to $110.
- The Brass Bottle: Bushwick’s latest happening serves it’s patrons an old English in a brown paper bag. That alone had me sold on the establishment. The speakeasy vibe, eclectic furniture, Audrey Hepburn portrait, combined with dry erase walls makes the a caldron for the perfect night. Never take my word alone trek on down to 201 Atlantic Avenue and see for yourself.