The Knitty Gritty

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This #NYFWM was all about indie love for us! We caught up with a few emerging talents amidst the menswear vets who run the game. Dockers sponsored a league of bright young designers with courageous points of view! We loved Ricardo Seco and Kenneth Ning. Leaving the Ricardo Seco presentation, we shot a quick post with our friend and favorite photgrapher, Purcell Nurse. The light in the nearby parking garage was good to us. Let’s be real, it was dark out and the shades were by no means for function but more like FUNction…lol.  

It’s sweater season!
Don’t sweat(ER) it:
We are big into sweaters! We probably acquire at least one new significant sweater (2 between the both of us) each winter Season which we think is an extremely important for those looking to build a healthy collection. It’s a cool see how your personal sweater style changes from year to year.



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 Banana Republic Marled Turtle Neck *On SALE right now*


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Sweater: Gap Cable Knit Sweater in Moss *On SALE right now*

T-Shirt: LongFit H&M Heather Grey T-Shirt

Jacket: Heather Grey Overcoat from H&M

Pants: Wide Stripe Trousers From Zara *On SALE right now*

Socks: H&M Powder Blue Socks

Shoes: Puma







Sweater: Banana Republic Marled Turtle Neck *On SALE right now*

Jacket: Levi’s Cotton Poplin Jacket 

Pants: Camo Cargo from Zara *On SALE right now*

Socks: H&M Turquoise Blue Socks

Shoes: Dr. Martens Double Monk Strap Braider





 3 Tips for proper Sweater care and maintenance 

1. Cleaning
-Dry cleaning is always the best option but some sweaters, even the ones made of wool are hand-wash friendly.
-Pilling: you can painstakingly pick hundreds of lint balls from your sweater or invest in an electric pill shaver. You won’t need to shave your sweater often, probably once per winter
- If wash friendly, hand wash and lay flat to dry to avoid stretching 
2. Storage 
-Don’t hang them, fold and store.
-Cedar planks are a great alternative to smelly mothballs and do a great job at warding off hungry moths and silverfish.
3. Repair
-if you have been attacked by our white winged friend or their friends, silverfish; there is a solution! In NY, we have They are knit-gicains at alter knit and also generous priced!
Happy Valentine’s Day Sweat(ER) hearts!

Black Out




Black is usually a safe “go-to” for most people BUT not for us! All black is totes out-of-the-box for us! We usually wear tons of color and are in fact known for crazy color combos amongst our friends and family. This was a bit of a different shoot for us. I felt like we had to be serious, lol…maybe it was just in our minds. This is def a “I’m a New Yorker handling serious business” look and “I’m on a mission” look. Weigh in, did we handle business or nah?!?!
Life made easy!
3 Fun advantages to wearing All Black Everything (ABE)
1. It’s extremely SLIMMING.
Get ready for multiple people to ask, “Have you lost weight?” Be prepared for the reality of the scale when you get home. Don’t let ABE play with your emotions.
2. It’s EASY.
No brain cells required. No matching, coordinating necessary.
3. REPEAT friendly.
People never know if you are wearing the same ABE that you were wearing the day before…lol.
Wear it to the Max!
3 Tips for wearing All Black Everything (ABE)

1. MIX and Match blacks.
Growing up, it was near illegal to wear blacks that did not match (which btw is impossible if two separate items were not dyed in the same BLACK dye lot.) Today, those rules are out the door…today, there are no rules!
***DO mix black textures and charcoal gray to add dimension.
2. BLING, Bling.
Accent with either silver or gold jewelry!
3. Add a TWIST .
A pop-color shoe is always a nice twist.

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Black to Grey! What do you think?

Frames: Mirror Tint Wayfarers



H&M Outerwear at unbelievable prices!

Glen’s long grey wool over coat was just $50 and Bruce’s Washed Black parka was a steal at $25


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image2Overcoat: H&M $50

Cropped Jacket: Levi’s $23

Long Tee: H&M $5

Black Denim: Zara $20

Bag: BruceGlen Loaded Tote



Until Next Time!



Walked into Levi’s in Times Sq and in usual fashion, headed straight for the sale racks (always head for the sales section first)! Been waiting for the right moment and “chill in the air” to debut this beauty! We’d never expect to find a treasure as special as this out side of cruising the aisles of  The Goodwill!  This vintage inspired ski Jacket makes me feel like a kids again! The BOLD graphic print is an appropriate update that still nods to the early eighties! This Jacket is perfect in every way; it’s warm, puuuurdy, and we only paid a measly $40 bucks for it. We got the vintage look we love with a few modern  twist without the smell of granny’s basement. Thank you Levi’s, you’ve done it again!

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Easy like Sunday Morning

 easy BannerWe Stopped for a mini shoot after our church service a few Sundays ago!

FullSizeRender-4We ran into Fanke Jensen you may recognize her from her work as Jean Grey in Xmen or even more recently as the lawyer from “How to get Away with Murder”


 Fanke as Jean Gray in the Blockbuster X-men








What we wore:

The highlight of theses looks were definitely the matching BDG Striped Long Sleeve Crew Necks on sale at Urban Outfitters for $9.99. Love the nostalgic, almost child-like feeling of these striped guys!

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Photos taken by Wallstreet.paper and Purcell Nurse

The “Fringe Binge” Scarf

The “Fringe Binge” Scarf

Combat frigid temperatures in the most extravagant way with the “Fringe Binge” Scarf. More Fringe than necessary but then who cares what’s necessary? Let’s over do it! You’ll stop traffic and become the center of every conversation as your gold leather bring blows in the wind. Pop against the background of white snow with these rich yet fall appropriate brights.

Made in the United States.
100% Wool Plaid Flannel
Scarf: 72″L X 12″W
Fringe: 9″L 100% Genuine Metallic Gold Leather along the length of the scarf

Available for purchase click here!

“FRINGE BINGE” Starring Lillian Lightbourn












Just what the Doctor ordered.



Jacket: All-Sons Camo Button-Down Overshirt

T-Shirt: H&M Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Shoes: Dr. Martens JAKE Boots



A match made in heaven! Dr. Martens and Street Style WOW were literally made for each other! We love the history and upbeat energy of this iconic brand! More to come from us and Dr. Martens as fall draws near!


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Screen Shot 2015-09-20 at 10.53.26 PM “For every day adventures, in the Land of Ooo and beyond, this is the boot. A tribute to Adventure Time’s magical, shape-shifting Jake the Dog, it’s crafted in yellow Smooth leather, with Jake’s jowly face on the toe and a padded, lace-through over-strap shaped like his hand.”  -Dr. Martens









Shirt: Polka Dot Button-Up Shirt

Pants: Uniqlo Men’s Jogger Pants

Shoes: Dr Marten 1461 Mono in White 







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  • The Core collection features our classic styles with new colors and materials
  • Our classic 1461 3-eye shoe
  • The sole, welt, stitch, eyelets, laces, heel loops and even linings are identical colors
  • The leather is ‘Smooth’ is durable, with a smooth finish
  • Sleek and tapered shape
  • These shoes are heat-sealed then stitched



The Wild, Wild West



 Squadra Nera Neoprene Sweat Shirt and Bomber



September started with a bang! We spent our Labor Day, laboring in Malibu, California on a hot beach, oh what a hard job! We style a very gifted gospel-singing group called Brandon Camphor & One Way! The mission: Shoot and style three music videos in two days and we did it! Can’t wait until the footage is released!


On our third and last day in LA, we had three hours of down time after returns and before our flight back to the east side so the only logical thing to do was a photo shoot, right?! We are so excited to share the awesome brand, Squadra Nera, created by our good friend Max who goes to our church, The Rock Church. His collection has a heavy Japanese samurai influence. He’s an amazing talent and an all around good guy! In addition to designing, he also styles Raven Symone for The View! His line was just picked up by Patricia Fields!


We rode down a highway until we found a good spot to shoot; one that captured the essence of LA…with the perfect blend of city and desert terrain. According to the maintenance man tending the housing development site where we decided to “set up shop”, we were shooting for about 10 minutes next to a snake’s pit. They named the snake Bertha. Apparently she’s so big, she eats rabbits. It’s hard focusing for a picture when the bush beside you is being rattled by God knows what!  Any who, this is the result of our L-A-scapades! Hope you like our first post! More to come!


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Jacket: Squardra Nera High Low Nylon Bomber

T-Shirt: Marble Printed Zanerobe Sleeveless Tee

We wore Vitaly Jewelry:

Ring: BerlianXGold

Pendant Chain: ARXGold

Bracelet: KusariXGold


Shoes: White Instinct 620 New Balance




Hat:  Austen Teardrop Panama Hat (Now on Sale)




Top: Squadra Nera Sleeveless Kimono Top

Shorts: Zara






Shoes:  Mono by Dr Martens

Socks: Striped Socks


More Jewelry by Vitaly

Bracelet: KusariXStainless Steel

Ring: OdakXStainless Steel