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The Friday Five

The Friday Five
We conclude our Dilla Month tribute with a Friday Five that’s got nothing but that good good from Dilla and his Detroit cohorts Baatin and T3 – otherwise known as the legendary Slum Village. So prepare to treat your Friday to some of Jay Dee’s best with nothing but the illest joints from the Conant Gardens trio. Hit the jump to listen.

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Cream, Get Your Money – For These Fila Sneaks Y’all

Cream, Get Your Money - For These Fila Sneaks Y'all

Fila is set to drop literally the cream of the crop on March 6th, as they debut the “Cream Team” pack to all adoring retro fiends worldwide.  The pack will consist of their classic T-1 Mid and Original Tennis models, boasting premium leather all over for primetime stunting. Going for $85 and $70 respectively, the “Cream Pack” ensures you won’t have to drop mad amounts of it to cop. Hit the jump for more looks at the pack.

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Liberty Fairs – Las Vegas 2015

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Next door to the Agenda Trade Show housed the ever evolving Liberty Fairs Trade Show. While many streetwear clients may have stuck to the aisles of Agenda, Liberty had all the other brands in between. We saw everything from classic Americana clothing to grooming products and even up and coming brands that are making their debut to the world of fashion. Every season they carefully create a theme that can be visible throughout the show. For this latest season there were dark cloud prints on the walls, an entrance hallway that resembled space exploration, and to complete the theme, a giant floating moon. It was something Pharrell might have conjured up if he tried to mix fashion and the universe. Oh wait, he did that already. Still, this trade show was made by fashion heads for fashion heads. Click through our photo coverage after the jump. Read more

Red Bull Thre3style USA Finals To Take Place in Phoenix

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Dubbed as “The World’s Largest DJ Competition”, the Red Bull Thre3style has definitely grown to include competitors from many different countries. Every year since 2010, one talented DJ is crowned the coveted title of Red Bull Thre3style World Champion. The handful of winners may be small now but they are ready to welcome one more member this year. But first, 12 DJ’s from across the nation will have to prove themselves in the USA Championship taking place in Phoenix, AZ on April 2-4. Get all the details after the jump.

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Agenda Tradeshow – Las Vegas 2015

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2015 is already looking bright for streetwear. From adidas to neoprene, and from Puma to lounge wear, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for trendsetters. The 5th Element team made our annual trek to the City Of Sin for a little research on what the rest of the globe is wearing and is on the precipice of making fashionable. Trade Show Week always brings out a steezy breed of professionals and they definitely did not disappoint in showing out, effectively selling their personal brand and lifestyle. Hit the jump to see some up and coming brands that deserve to get their shine, as well as established ones who prove they still got a voice in the fashion community.

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WHT TH HLZ: HLZ BLZ “Youth Wave” Spring ’15 Collection Rides Hard

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Streetwear icon HLZBLZ has been riding the consistent wave of bad-assery in style and demeanor since its inception in 2005, and 10 years down the line, Miss Lawn and crew show no signs of letting up or letting go. Staying true to their mission of filling a void deprived of cutting edge alternative apparel representative of their bad b*tch mentality, HLZBLZ releases the first series of their spring collection, entitled “Youth Wave.” The collection features classic pieces that are modernized to align with the new generation of rebelettes, including the brand’s signature drop-crotch sweats and cropped sweater to anchor the more stylized statement pieces that represent HLBLZ’s street-loyal, bad gal trademark. Hit the jump to peep the lookbook.
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The Friday Five

The Friday Five

We’re into the third installment of The Friday Five’s tribute to the late, great J Dilla for Dilla Month, and this week we’re focusing on his greatest solo joints – or better yet, masterpieces, if you will. There’s five Dilla bangers waiting to be played here, all a testament to the greatness that he displayed and shared with the music world. Click here to ear hustle this week’s Friday Five.

 

All Gone (2014) Book Launch In Las Vegas During Tradeshow Week

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In the middle of all the hectic fashion tradeshows in Las Vegas, we got a chance to go to an event that was both work and play. Okay, mostly all play. The All Gone 2014 book has been rolling through it’s annual tour, hitting different cities to promote it. Author Michael Dupouy, dipped in an all white fit and rocking some steezy colored kicks, was there signing his books. Shout out to Hennessy for providing the libations all night.

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All Gone Book 2014 North American Tour

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After 365 days, the All Gone Book is back again and on its ninth edition providing the world with an in-depth look at the most sought after items in street culture for 2014. See the entire North American tour list after the jump. Read more

Versatility

Versatility

Southern California isn’t prominently known for it’s distinctly separate four seasons, as beautiful weather is the norm around these parts. As a result, layering up for an admirable style flex presents itself with few opportunities. But don’t let the weather stop you from your ambitions of achieving steez gawd status, just be sure to throw on more versatile pieces that help you adapt quickly to any scenario. Helping us prove our point, we’ve got a pair of dual use jogger/slacks from Bravery For All and one very fresh and season-less friendly lightweight field coat from the head chief of military-inspired fashion, Alpha Industries. It’s all style and function with these pieces, as they represent perfectly the importance of versatility in clothes. Hit the jump for the full photo feature.

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