Over the next week IMFmag is going to bring you a two part series profiling the growing popularity of Bello Verde and bespoke retail. Bespoke retailing is becoming a booming business and as men get older and make more money they want to look the part. Yes street wear is cool but what really makes a statement to the ladies is when she takes a look at you and says thats GQ. Following the unveiling of the GQ Men of the Year, the team here at IMF is working to continue to help you upgrade your look and elevate your wardrobe. The best way to do that is by starting with custom clothing. Bello Verde is a custom clothier that we here are fond of given its celebrity clientele, quality fabrics, and attention to detail. When Mickey Solomon (CEO of HMS International parent company of Gladson) calls you the new “Tom James”. You know you are doing something right.
Bello Verde gives you access to the unobtainable wardrobe when sitting down with one of their stylists. Being a bespoke clothier gives them the accessibility to work with each client from top to bottom on what they want customized for their clothing. Based out of Columbus, Ohio, they recently designed a custom suit that represents the 614 with a scarlet and grey color scheme for former Buckeye and current NBA Philadelphia 76er Evan Turner. Visit Bello Verde to view more detailed looks of from their collection and to learn more about the business. After the jump you can view the custom outfit that was put together for the Sixers star.
Straight outta Compton. As one of GQ’s Men of the Year, Kendrick Lamar shares his struggles with this year, speaks of good kid, m.A.A.d city to “Control”, early beginnings and everything in between. GQ always does a great job classing it up, as we see Lamar sporting patterned designer shirts and other great trends this season. Hit the jump for our affordable alternatives and be sure to read the full article here.
Consider this video a reminder that Hype‘s AW13 collection is now available, including all new pieces that are print heavy. Also be sure to check out their new Hype baseball jersey along with fresh crewnecks, shirts and headwear. Now available online.
Akomplice has teamed up with artists J Dilla and Joey Bada$$ to present a capsule collection that seeks to combine style and music. In their efforts to pay homage to J Dilla, the collection remembers the importance of the past with a distinct and respectful nod to the future that is constantly informed by it. The collection features a t-shirt, crewneck sweater, as well as a 7? record with J Dilla’s “Two Lips” and an exclusive track from Joey Bada$$. All profits made from the sale of these pieces will go towards funding inner-city music programs and helping underprivileged kids. The limited capsule collection will be available at selected Akomplice retailers and their online store starting November 29th.
New York City based street-wear brand L2BF (Live To Be Free), took to the Vasquez Rocks in the Sierra Pelona Mountains of Los Angeles, CA for their exclusive lookbook shoot. The brand’s strong message “Forever Free” is what highlights this capsule so uniquely. Through this capsule L2BF focuses on delivering that message through exhibiting a lifestyle that is truly “Forever Free”. Set in the mountains high above the restrictions and distractions of society, these breathtaking images are meant to be the first step in freeing your mind.
The capsule is a two-shirt delivery, which comes in both black and yellow. The shirt features a series of logo hits across the sleeve hosting the brands iconic mask logo, L2BF lettering and biohazard aesthetic across the back. The capsule is limited to 100pcs and will be available November 7th online.
Please note – this is coming soon. Continuing the popular minimal, tonal color blocking trend, Nike brings us the N”The Monotones Vol. 1″ footwear collection. The range features a graduating spectrum of grey tones from white to dark grey covering Nike Air Force 1, Air Trainer 1, and Air Max 1 models. Be on the lookout for the full pack releasing soon at Wish ATL.
40ozVan sits down with World Star Hip Hop for an interview while in Cali. 40 discusses his buzz and his come up as well.
As we approach winter, it’s appropriate to layer up and utilize the classic sweater. With this single article of clothing, one can dress it up, dress it down, showcase your personality, bold prints, colors, textures and of course keep warm and look great while doing so. We’ll explore the different types along with stylish options that best suits your needs. Winter never looked so good. Hit the jump for our top picks.
From the wise words of The Neighbourhood:
“I want the world in my hands, I hate the beach, But I stand in California with my toes in the sand, use the sleeves of my sweater, Let’s have an adventure”