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Barstoolsports Mike Tyson’s Punch Out Tee Shirt Line…

Punchout Tee Shirts

Nice concept. Horrible execution. +1 for sentiment. -1 for completely ignoring Little Mac. -1 for placing emphasis on tank tops. A nice simple hoodie would have sufficed. I don’t think the 8-bit gamers fit into the tank top wearing demographic. If anything, save that for T & C Surf Design retros.

Iron Mike

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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Fashion, TNell

 

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$100 for a pair of Camo Cargos?


I’ve been hunting for a high quality pair of military cargos for the past week or so (Old Navy durability isn’t exactly reputable). Took my search to eBay and ended up finding some pretty obnoxious prices. For freakin’ cargo shorts! People are rolling this one particular brand out for $85-100 accompanied by a collage of Lil Wayne images rocking the same pair to boost their street cred. Nothing special about them however. Simply a standard pair of Marc Jacobs cargo shorts that retailed for around fifty bucks on their website. That was before the resellers caught wind of Weezy wearing them and decided to cash in, using the all too familiar “hypebeast” factor.

You figure now a days your average teen sees a pic of his favorite pop rapper donning a pair of anything and he immediately wants in. Resellers take this into consideration and view it as a great opportunity. They promptly purchase as many units of product ‘x’ they’re able to until they are OOS everywhere.¬† Now they can dictate the market and become capable of flipping them for double or triple the price they paid. That’s exactly how resellers work. They prey on the beasts. They do it with sneakers and they do it with apparel. Well I hope I’m not too late in exposing them in regards to this specific item. Did a bit of research and am now 100% certain these $100 Marc Jacobs shorts being sold on the ‘Bay are nothing more than a pair of $30.00 Rothco Infantry shorts with some unnecessary MJ tags slapped on them. So even if you’re a self-proclaimed hypebeast or simply like the “camo dress” look Wayne is sporting, don’t waste your hundo on the Jacobs. Snag a pair of the exact same shorts without the Marc Jacobs logo for nearly 1/3 of the price HERE. Every size available.

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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Author, Fashion, It Was Written, TNell

 

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Air Jordan IV White/Cement vol. 2012


I’ve been going back and forth on these for the past two months and still haven’t made up my mind. Obviously, there is a lot of concern surrounding the price tag. The 1999 version of this sneaker retailed at $100.00. Fast forward about 13 years. Nike now plans to throw these on shelves as of February 18th and demand $160.00 per pair. Is inflation that much of a bitch? $160.00 for a sneaker with 1989 technology is asking a little much, no?

Secondly are the minor (major in my eyes) detail adjustments. As most people know, long gone are the days of the heralded “Nike Air” logo on the back of earlier Jordan retros. We’re now overwhelmed with jumpmen on the back of our favorite late 80’s-early 90’s J’s. I suppose I can live with the jumpman on the heel tab of the III, V, and VI. But for some reason it just doesn’t look right on the heel of any IV. Maybe it’s too bulky. Or it could be it suffers from the lack of the Air under it. I don’t know. All I do know is that it never belonged on the IV (or most other Jordans for that matter). 80’s babies agree with me.

Another obvious difference between the 1999 vs. 2012 is the shade of gray. The 2012 has more of a true cement color, which makes sense considering the name of the colorway. The 1999 had a “tech” gray which was on the lighter side. If I had to choose, I’d again have stick to the ’99 tech gray. My hope is that the above image and all other pre-release images are not how the final product will turn out. Wishful thinking I guess. These will be a game-time decision for me.

This will probably be one of the only pairs of kicks I cop all year if I decide to pull the trigger. I can’t handle the pace that Jordan Brand has been dictating for the past few years, releasing sneakers damn near every month for upwards of $160-200. The problem is the cycle will continue because Nike is making bank off these kids don’t hold back at all. I blame hip-hop ūüėõ

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Fashion, Shoes & Hats, TNell, Videos

 

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Abercrombie & Fitch are some hypocrites with this whole Mike “Situation” Sorrentino publicity stunt

NEW YORK (AP) – The Situation doesn’t usually require a lot of motivation to lose the shirt. But Abercrombie & Fitch wants him to go one further – the company has offered to pay “Jersey Shore” cast members to stop wearing clothes carrying their brand.

The preppy teen retailer said Tuesday it would pay a “substantial payment” to Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino or any cast member who stops wearing its clothing on the popular MTV reality show because the series is “contrary to the aspirational nature of the brand.”

“We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image,” the retailer said in a press release.

These idiots should have checked their past t-shirt lines before dropping this nonsense on the Situation. They think this dude will damage their image? I’m thinking these A&F corporate fags have never walked into one of their own store fronts or taken a look around at who wears their $70.00 cargo shorts. Damaged is something their image is well past.

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in Fashion, It Was Written, TNell

 

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Random Objects


Vision Test: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision.” I love the Random Objects t-shirt line. Unique and simple at the same time. Everything printed on American Apparel tees too. You can find the Vision Test and others for $23.00 plus shipping @ www.randomobjects.net.

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2011 in Fashion, TNell

 

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Crooks & Castles Violento sunglasses



These shades are almost entirely inspired by the popular yet overly expensive Versace square wayfarer-style sunglasses donned by celebrities past and present. They even feature a bandito logo at the temple which one could easily mistake for the trademark Palazzo logo as seen on nearly every Versace frame. Compared to other Crooks eyewear, this style retails for a reasonable $67.99 at Cranium Fitteds. If you are a Crooks fan and not worried about being mistaken for a hipster, this pair is for you. And if you were curious, Violento = Violent in Italian.


 
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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Fashion, TNell

 

Milkcrate Hannibal Lecter T-shirt


Was never a huge fan of Silence of the Lambs, but I love retro tees with pop culture icons. Can’t speak for the quality of the shirt, but the design is hella cool. Just don’t expect an average chick to hit on you while you’re wearing it. Snag a Milkcrate “The Psycho” tee here for $30.00 USD.

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2011 in Fashion, TNell

 

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Crooks & Castles Elephant Bandito Tee

Looking¬†for¬†the right¬†tee to match your new pair of True Blue III’s? This might be perfect. The bandana portion is even made up entirely of a cement pattern. Grab it right here for $30.00. I had to search a handful of sites that still had stock so jump on that link asap. You’re welcome.

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2011 in Author, Fashion, TNell

 

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Valens by The Hundreds

Summer is right around the corner. Perfect time for the Hundreds brand to drop the Locs inspired “Valens.” The shape screams LA circa the¬†NWA days. This particular pair of Locs features a shiny black acetate frame with gradient gray lenses. Also available in other colors. Cop here for $79.00. Great way to separate yourself from the countless number of hypebeasts who¬†rock Wayfarers.

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Fashion, TNell

 

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The Fucking Dart (Will Ferrell) Tee by 8103

Love him or hate him (I love him), Will Ferrell has helped produce some of the most memorable¬†characters in comedy over the past decade. This tee pays homage to Frank the Tank’s self inflicted tranquilizer dart shot to the neck. Easily my favorite scene from 2003’s Old School. The shirt will run you $34.99+ shipping @ Karmaloop. I have a hoodie with an identical¬†design and I can tell you that the quality is there. Enter rep code BOOJ for 20% off your order.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2011 in Comedy, Fashion, Random Cool Shit, TNell, Videos

 

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Air Jordan III White/Cement Grey/Black/Fire Red set to release on 1/22/11

Less than a month after the Cool Grey XI’s successful¬†release, JB is dropping another nice looking pair of retros. The White/Cement III’s will run us a questionable $150. I say questionable because of¬†the reputation of the retro III midsole. We all know they are susceptible to cracking/peeling/chipping with casual wear. Not sure if the price hike is justified. They do however come with a cool looking cement print box. If you’re wondering where to purchase, Nikestore.com was very reliable a month ago. They even had that “COOL GREY” promo code that allowed us buyers to have our pairs by Christmas Eve. I’ll be sure to update this post with any codes I get my hands on.

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Posted by on January 13, 2011 in Fashion, Random Cool Shit, Shoes & Hats, Sports, TNell, Videos

 

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HippoEstethics…

HippoEsthetics

I was supposed to post this like 2 months ago when the new line was fresh.  Yeah I been crazy lazy.  Anyways fresh or not, these are still tight.  I like the Jo Shmo Diner shirt.  Click the pic to hit the site.

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2009 in Author, Fashion, Mazz

 

Deez Nuts Tee @ Mixunit.com…

Deeeeeeeeeez Nuuuuutsssss
Deeeeeeeeeez Nuuuuutsssss

Found this on my fav hip hop site and ex-employer MixUnit.com.  Definitely getting both black and white.

Shop now and save 25% on everything online with code “SAVEBIG”!¬† Also check out their CDs and DVD selections.
 
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Posted by on March 22, 2009 in Author, Fashion, Mazz, Random Cool Shit

 

Jesus Shuttlesworth Jersey Shirt…

Ray Allen’s character in¬†He Got Game

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From one of my all-time fav sports flicks. I thought this idea up awhile back, but what I had in mind was a real deal authentic piece. Barstoolsports.com took the cheaper route for now and made the t-shirt jersey version available on their online store.

 

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2008 in Fashion, Sports, Videos

 

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Crooks & Castles Shop Blog…

So I was just browsing around and stopped by the Crooks & Castles shop blog.
Seems like they wisely chose to use the same WordPress template as good ol’ Bigsteez.
Anyways just picked up the Flying Gun Tee in all over print on white for 20 bucks at the mall.¬† Yeah I hate the mall too but¬†MetroPark¬†has Crooks on clearance cuz the Abercrombies don’t buy them.

Crooks & Castles Flying Gun Tee

Crooks & Castles Flying Gun Tee

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2008 in Fashion, Mazz

 

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