Packages from Outer Space, Covered in Jam

I may not have mentioned it yet, but my holy grails are the Jordan 11′s. I have them in almost every color released. I intend on owning every color and December 23rd I will be one step closer to that, completely unnecessary, but ever so wanted, dream.  If you haven’t heard the Space Jam 11′s will be released this month after the date being changed twice  (Nike is good for that). I have been preparing for this all year, and by preparing I mean talking a lot about it my very limited number of sneaker head friends. I really never thought I’d own a pair of the Space Jam’s because the story is that there were only 5 pair made. I’m not sure why they’re being referred to as retro’s when they’ve never really been formally released, but whatever, I love them.

Apparently I’m not the only one who is anticipating the Space Jam’s release. New Era released a complimentary  fitted cap with a blue Bulls logo, that’s blowing steam through its nose, which reads “windy city”. The hat is made of the same ballistic nylon (the word nylon makes me think “cheap”) as the shoes, and features a patent leather bill with an oversized Bulls logo pattern printed on the underside. The inside is lined in blue satin (which makes your hair so silky smooth after wearing it for a while…..seriously) and the back has the word Chicago written in the same lettering as the number 23 on the back of the shoe.

As you can see in the pics, mine came in the mail today. It was the perfect ending to a week of studying, papers, finals, and lack of sleep.

I honor of my favorite shoe  being released I have designed a graphic for them that will soon be printed, making myself the only Tecknicolor, custom-made, Space Jam T-shirt. It goes perfectly with my new hat. Pics will be up as soon as it’s finished, so stay tuned.

Vitamin Water x New Era

new-era-vitaminwater-ss-fitted-baseball-cap-59fifty-hat_5 Ok, so I’m a couple of months late on this, but I couldn’t not mention it. I’m so pleased to see two of my favorite things come together to make an odd, but great product. New Era and Vitamin Water!!!! Anyone who knows me, knows of my many unhealthy obsessions, which include Yankees fitted caps and Vitamin Water. To my disappointment, these hats aren’t going to be released to the general public, only to those who endorse Vitamin Water, like Lebron James.

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viatimeneweraI thought these were for the same line, but these are the prototypes for a collaboration with Secret Society. I’m not really feelings these as much.

Source: Strictly Fitteds and Secret Society

New Era vs Ew Era: Yankee's Edition

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I love Yankee’s caps. I’m not really a big baseball fan though. The last time I can remember consistently following the sport or a team was when Griffey played for the Mariners (the first time) and they won the division championship against the Yankee’s, ironically. I have been wearing the same Yankee’s hat for nine years and I just bought a new one. I’ve been threatening to buy one for a couple of years now, but when I go into a hat store it never seems to cross my mind. This isn’t to say that I haven’t bought other hats or other styles of Yankee’s hats; I have, but I’m not talking about any sort of Yankee’s hat. I’m referring to the classic navy blue with the white logo hat. You can’t go wrong with that hat. It’s unconsciously become my signature thing. I found this out when I was coming out of the store at school and this guy stopped me to ask me where my hat was. I honestly did have it with me, but I left it in the class when I went to get a pack of gum (my breath was on ten). He told me that he day dreams about me in my hat. I’m still unsure about the meaning of that statement but I accepted it and kept moving. If you haven’t noticed, this is a big milestone for me. I love my hat and have become quite attached to it. I didn’t really want a new one, but I was tired of people making fun of how filthy it was (is).

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I often take my hat off or push it back on my head when I get hot and have been told by many to never show anyone the inside of my hat, ever. People have actually told me they’re embarrassed when they think someones seen the inside, lol. I obviously don’t care and show people the inside of my hat quite often (maybe they’ll feel bad and buy me a new one). So, although I know the posting of this pic would be strongly discouraged, here it is. I bet you can’t guess which ones the new one……I know it’s gross. Don’t judge me.

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Look at how discolored my old hat is, it’s so sad.

Apparently New Era started making their hats one size bigger at some point within the nine years between these hats. I had to buy the new hat in a 7 1/8 and it fits exactly like the old hat, which is a 7 1/4……I’m not getting rid of my old hat, by the way, it’s my baby.

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Interestingly, my favorite team from the 90′s (when I actually watched baseball) had my favorite player, who now plays for my favorite team in 2009. Alex Rodriguez.

New+York+Yankees+Photo+Day+P5h1us2WNtQlIf only.

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While I’m at it, I may as well mention the fact that the Nike Griffey Air Max’s are one best pair of vintage Nike’s out there. I didn’t get a pair back in the day (mom was on some crazy stuff), but they are definitely on my list. I know they were retroed, but I can’t fit men’s shoes. So I have to hunt down a OG 1996 pair, which I actually would prefer anyway…..So take that Nike!

One last thing and I swear I’m finished…..What’s up with a A.Rod shoe deal Nike?

New Era vs Ew Era: Yankee’s Edition

IMG_3096

I love Yankee’s caps. I’m not really a big baseball fan though. The last time I can remember consistently following the sport or a team was when Griffey played for the Mariners (the first time) and they won the division championship against the Yankee’s, ironically. I have been wearing the same Yankee’s hat for nine years and I just bought a new one. I’ve been threatening to buy one for a couple of years now, but when I go into a hat store it never seems to cross my mind. This isn’t to say that I haven’t bought other hats or other styles of Yankee’s hats; I have, but I’m not talking about any sort of Yankee’s hat. I’m referring to the classic navy blue with the white logo hat. You can’t go wrong with that hat. It’s unconsciously become my signature thing. I found this out when I was coming out of the store at school and this guy stopped me to ask me where my hat was. I honestly did have it with me, but I left it in the class when I went to get a pack of gum (my breath was on ten). He told me that he day dreams about me in my hat. I’m still unsure about the meaning of that statement but I accepted it and kept moving. If you haven’t noticed, this is a big milestone for me. I love my hat and have become quite attached to it. I didn’t really want a new one, but I was tired of people making fun of how filthy it was (is).

IMG_3098

I often take my hat off or push it back on my head when I get hot and have been told by many to never show anyone the inside of my hat, ever. People have actually told me they’re embarrassed when they think someones seen the inside, lol. I obviously don’t care and show people the inside of my hat quite often (maybe they’ll feel bad and buy me a new one). So, although I know the posting of this pic would be strongly discouraged, here it is. I bet you can’t guess which ones the new one……I know it’s gross. Don’t judge me.

IMG_3097

Look at how discolored my old hat is, it’s so sad.

Apparently New Era started making their hats one size bigger at some point within the nine years between these hats. I had to buy the new hat in a 7 1/8 and it fits exactly like the old hat, which is a 7 1/4……I’m not getting rid of my old hat, by the way, it’s my baby.

alex griffey

Interestingly, my favorite team from the 90′s (when I actually watched baseball) had my favorite player, who now plays for my favorite team in 2009. Alex Rodriguez.

New+York+Yankees+Photo+Day+P5h1us2WNtQlIf only.

nike-air-griffey-max-1

While I’m at it, I may as well mention the fact that the Nike Griffey Air Max’s are one best pair of vintage Nike’s out there. I didn’t get a pair back in the day (mom was on some crazy stuff), but they are definitely on my list. I know they were retroed, but I can’t fit men’s shoes. So I have to hunt down a OG 1996 pair, which I actually would prefer anyway…..So take that Nike!

One last thing and I swear I’m finished…..What’s up with a A.Rod shoe deal Nike?