[Hello Brooklyn]: We Meet Again

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If you know me well, then you know that I am team Manhattan all the way. My friends that live in Brooklyn always say that they never see me unless they come into the city; which I would like to believe isn’t true but facts are facts. I told myself (and my friends) that I am going to step outside my comfort zone; or zipcode in this case, and visit Brooklyn more often. So with that being said, this past weekend I left Harlem to see what the Brooklyn Bridge Park had to offer and to shoot around with Arian; an amazing photographer I met during New York Men’s Fashion Week. I was actually surprised how quickly I arrived and the fact that I didn’t have to transfer trains was the ultimate win!

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The scenery was absolutely stunning and definitely worth the trip. There weren’t too many people around, it was quite, and it felt like I was in a different city; which is always a good thing when it seems like you can never really “get away” from all the madness that comes with living in NYC. Part of the park is under construction and will be opening back up soon. Can’t wait to get back to check it out and see all the newly added features.

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Considering I was wearing t-shirts and sneakers all week, I decided to actually put on a hard bottom shoe and blazer to switch things up a bit. My appreciation for banded collar shirts is at an all time high right now so when I saw this printed chambray one at Zara, it was only right to take it home with me. Not to mention that the sale that they have going on right now is amazing and I highly suggest you to check it out before all the goods are gone. Be careful though, Zara is one of those stores where you have to be mindful of what you purchase because everyone and their grandfather loves a good Zara piece.

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Until next time Brooklyn… and I promise [next time] will be soon.

Pieces featured: ZARA blazer & Banded Collar Shirt, Calvin Klein Jeans, Topman Loafers, Rayban Wayfarers. 

Photographed by Arian Jabbary // PHOTO+ARIANO

[The Introduction]: Unknown New York

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Yes, its still the summer time and we have some months until the Holiday season however, why not start early right? A brand that you may be familiar with and should become familiar with quickly if not by the name of UNKNOWN New York recently dropped a sick visual featuring supermodel Jimmy Q for their Holiday ’15 collection to be released mid October 2015.

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Unknown New York Holiday 15’ prioritizes a surplus of ready to wear pieces that will be sure to kick off the upcoming season.  Exclusive outerwear, along with specialized pleating featured on velour suits; hoodies and crewnecks represent elements of the 28-piece delivery.  

Prominent to the collection is the Unknown New York Petrichor Parka Jacket; made with 100% brushed cotton canvas; this parka is lined with faux fur to maintain body warmth.  Retailing for $375.00 USD, the modern-fit jacket also includes a standing tube collar, accessible front chest pockets, fur-lined front pockets and a double-layer fishtail hem. 

Unknown New York Holiday 15’ also provides a series of staple pieces such as the Alacrity Button Down available in three colorway’s: marsala, white, and black. New to the collection are the Benediction Woven Joggers, inspired by the sartorial of the ancient Philippine tribes. Made with cotton brushed twill, the layered joggers create a fashion-forward aesthetic that serves as a simple yet fundamental wardrobe essential. 

This summer has been great thus far full of memorable moments and unforgettable looks however, I am certainly looking forward to Fall/Winter; especially after seeing these pieces. Stay tuned for the official release date of the collection and keep your eyes open for a sick TNN collab coming soon. Until then, check out the Unknown New York: FW15 Collection video below. 

Unknown New York: Holiday 2015 from ENTREE LS on Vimeo.