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UNIQLO Denim is ILL

Yo I ran into my man on the A train the other day that I hadn’t seen in a minute, and my dude knows my style is on another level so he asked me “Son, where can I cop some ILL denim for an equally ILL price?”  My dude is another positive brotha doing positive things, on his way to the top and balling on a budget, so I knew he needed that dopeness at a low price.  AND because I am a trill dude that is all about helping out a positive brotha it wasn’t “no thang but a chicken wang, having a smokeout in the dungeon with the Mary Jane OutKast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" swag to put him on.

I had one word for homeboy.  UNIQLO.  UNIQLO denim is dope B. dope.  Why is UNIQLO denim dope?  Several reasons son.  First off UNIQLO is straight out of Japan, and the Japanese know denim.  Japanese cats treat denim making like it’s a dam religion.  Brothas out there go hard in the mills.  Sometimes I think they take their denim more seriously than their break dancing.

Second my G. is ALL the different cuts they offer. Skinny fit, slim fit, regular fit, relaxed, tapered, selvedge, black, grey, light blue.  You name the cut, color, wash, and they got it.  Straight YC Racks on Racks on Racks of denim! 

UNIQLO Soho NYC Store

All this dopeness probably has you thinking “how much is this going to cost a brotha?”  And if you are thinking that my ninja I’m disappointed B because you should know by now that when it comes to looking fly without spending high I GOT YOU!  The ILLEST part about UNIQLO denim is the PRICE!  Most of their denim hovers around $39.99, BAAAM SON!!! 40 bones for ILL denim, wooooo!  They even have ILL selvedge.  I copped a dope pair of selvedge denim jeans at the UNIQLO on Broadway in Soho, Manhattan, NYC for $69.99.  Whether you are riding the A, F, J, hipster L, or lame 6 train cop a couple pairs of UNIQLO denim and stay CRISPY son!

Ralph Lauren Big Pony Red #2 is ILL


In case you haven’t figured it out yet my dude grown men that want to maintain a high level of swag wear cologne.  Cologne makes you smell lovely B..  Fine honies like men that smell lovely.  And if you’re a man that fine honies like you will date them.  Dating fine honies is a good look for you B. 

There are a bunch of colognes out there to choose from son.  So many choices it will make a brothas head spin, and you don’t want your head to spin.  Fine honies don’t like men whose heads spin.  And you don’t want fine honies to not like you.  When fine honies don’t like you they won’t date you.  Fine honies not dating you is NOT a good look B.

Never fret G because I got your back!  I want all the brothas on their grown man B.I. to have all the tools they need to succeed with the fine honies.  One thing you need to succeed is the Big Pony Red #2 cologne.   This scent is BADOODLES!  This scent was made to help brothas book fine honies.  Dark chocolate and musk for a spicy seductive scent, woooo son!  If that doesn’t say “seduction of women” I don’t know what does. 

I personally always keep a bottle of this cologne on hand at all times son, and I have had many a fine honie tell me “dam you smell good”.  This is your night time cologne.  Your date night colgne.  Your evening scent.  Four sprays B.  A spray on the front of your neck, a spray on the back of your neck, a short spray on your right forearm, and a short spray on your left forearm and you’re good!

Ralph Lauren always brings the ILLNESS and they brought it with this fragrance. A scent like this will have a fine lady in your place sewing you a sweater in her bra and panties on some Project Mayhem Lo Sweatas steez.  And if you consider yourself a good friend and a wing man you’ll put your fam on to this scent too!  And then your whole squad will be the bomb, come on playa you know better.  Go getters in Big Pony No 2 smelling Lo Sweatas!

Copping Summer Clothes On The Cheap Is ILL


The summer deals are here my ninja!  AND we still have plenty of summer left.  The retailers have summer weight to move!  They need to clear their inventory because the fall season re-up is coming.  Do you know what that means?  That means we get to make moves on some Re-Up Gang swag and GET IT FOR CHEAP!

Re-up Gang - We Got It For Cheap

If you still need some ILL summer pieces and then I would make moves this weekend son.  The packs are going to get hit hard this weekend, and you don’t want to have to make moves out of state to hit that weight on some outlet mall steez.

Son these dealers have some ILL sales right now, and you should go meet them

Brook Brothers - Summer Clearance Event Up To 50% off

Gant - 50% off sale

Land’s End Canvas - Summer Sale Up To 65% Off

J.Crew - Extra 30% off Summer Sale Items

Stay Crispy This Summer My Ninja!

Gant is ILL

Son Gant is back! But Don’t call it a come back they been here for years!  They just fell off.  But now they are back on some “momma said knock you out" swag!  I rolled through their flagship store on 5th ave in Manhattan the other day, and there was so much crispiness in that store I almost started drooling like when a fly honie shows up butt naked at an NBA players Colorado hotel room, I see you Kobe!

And they are slashing prices on their summer line to make room for the upcoming fall season so almost everything in the store was 50% off, BAM SON!!!  I copped these ILL shirts at 50% off.                                                                         

Gant Rugger Shirts  Gant Rugger Polo

Gant Rugger India Madras

The fit and quality of these shirts is BADOODLES. Well tailored, slim fit. High quality, low price.  Gant you have that dope preppy swag with a modern, hip twist that I’m loving in the 2,000 twizzle (2012).  Gant is a good look for brothas that want to look fly on their grown man B.I.

Looking like a trillionaire but spending a small amount of money without a care is ILL

Son I was rolling down 5th Ave in Manhattan because I’m trill like that, and when I walked by the window display at Bergdorf Goodman I thought “daaaammm that outfit is fly”.  The ILL white pants are a dope look for the summer time.  The brown blazer with the subtle plaid, and the button down chambray is going ham.  This is one of those date-night summer outfits that will increase your chances of getting the “Ciara swag goodies" out of the jar at the end of the night.

Bergdorf Goodman Window Display

And for those who may not know Bergdorf Goodman is a SERIOUS department store.  I’m talking  about people send their butlers to shop there for them, and the salesmen has a PHD from Columbia.  The clothes are so “luxurious” I don’t even know who half the designers are.  I knew without a doubt that outfit was probably two months of my “the rent is dam high” Manhattan apartment rent.

So what can a brotha do to keep his fly and his bank account on high?  Shop smart my ninja, shop smart.  Lower priced and afforadble clothing lines offer high-end designer style without high-end designer prices. 

I quickly realized why I was diggin that outfit so hard.  I already owned the pieces to put together that fly outfit.  Peep my swag

Jacket & Chambray shirt - H&M

Denim Pocket Square - Club Monaco

White Pants - Zara

Loafers - G.H. Bass & Co

And when I’m rocking this ensemble I will be rolling down the street with a hard gangsta leanBergdorf Goodman SWAG with the affordable price tag.

Terrence Ross’s Swag At The NBA Draft Lottery Is ILL
I officially declare Terrance Ross as the FLYEST cat at the NBA Draft Lottery.  Dude laid the murder game down with the outfit.  The jack is tailored well.  The light grey suit, and powder blue gingham shirt are ILL summer colors.  Homeboy took it to another level with the bow tie.  All the other brothas wore ties, but Terrance knows it’s all about the details.  The details are what let a brotha stand out from the lames, and he had the cojones to rock an ILL detail on the biggest stage yet of his career. AND my ninja matched the color or his pocket square with the color of his shirt!  I SEE YOU TERRANCE!  I didn’t know NBA players were hiring fashion stylists now before they even start their first season!
Honorable mention must be given to my man Jeremy Lamb. 

This brotha came in a close second with a well tailored light grey suit, skinny black tie, brushed metal tie clip, white button down shirt with the ILL black buttons (Details Son! DETAILS!) And the light pink silk pocket square for that extra swag.
I was very pleased to see neither of these brothas wearing earrings too.  Earrings are for ladies, Dipset, and little boys.  Not for grown-ass men.  Shout out to Killa Cam, ASAP Rocky and all my WAVY Uptown ninjas!

Terrence Ross’s Swag At The NBA Draft Lottery Is ILL

I officially declare Terrance Ross as the FLYEST cat at the NBA Draft Lottery.  Dude laid the murder game down with the outfit.  The jack is tailored well.  The light grey suit, and powder blue gingham shirt are ILL summer colors.  Homeboy took it to another level with the bow tie.  All the other brothas wore ties, but Terrance knows it’s all about the details.  The details are what let a brotha stand out from the lames, and he had the cojones to rock an ILL detail on the biggest stage yet of his career. AND my ninja matched the color or his pocket square with the color of his shirt!  I SEE YOU TERRANCE!  I didn’t know NBA players were hiring fashion stylists now before they even start their first season!

Honorable mention must be given to my man Jeremy Lamb. 

Jeremy Lamb NBA Lottery

This brotha came in a close second with a well tailored light grey suit, skinny black tie, brushed metal tie clip, white button down shirt with the ILL black buttons (Details Son! DETAILS!) And the light pink silk pocket square for that extra swag.

I was very pleased to see neither of these brothas wearing earrings too.  Earrings are for ladies, Dipset, and little boys.  Not for grown-ass men.  Shout out to Killa Cam, ASAP Rocky and all my WAVY Uptown ninjas!

The Cage at West 4th St, Manhattan, NYC is ILL

The Pusha T Drake Diss Record and Madras Sport Coat are ILL


Son I was peeping the visuals for Pusha T’s Exodus 23:1 record which is an alleged Drake diss record.  This record is a mad ill, hard hip hop record with an equally ill video.  What’s also ILL is the dope madras blazer dude at the beginning of the video (9 sec mark) is rocking, which looks just like the ill Ralph Lauren Rugby Patchwork Newbury Jacket in the pic above. 

A madras jacket my dude is a stand out piece to your summer wardrobe, that definately takes some gulliness to rock.  Cats are gonna notice you in this and EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is the ladies will notice you in this jacket.  When you rock this jacket be bold my dude, and be confident.  Step out with the “I don’t give a F***  swagger”, and you will be looking MAD CRISPY B.

For an equally dope and less expensive alternative Lands’ End Canvas has a madras blazer too.  Pick one, throw it on for a summer day-time event and walk tough my ninja.  Just make sure you’re not walking with cats looking like Pusha T’s entourage in this video.  The only beef grown should men have is the sirloin at Ruth’s Chris

Marc Jacobs is ILL

Ladies might wear Marc Jacobs on the thigh BUT men wear Marc Jacobs on the tie.