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Royal Wedding Kicks!

Posted in Fashion, Sneakers with tags , , , , , , , on April 14, 2011 by mattyfresh697400

ONLY 10 PAIRS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE.

To commemorate the highly publicized Royal Wedding, which is scheduled to occur on April 29, New Balance has designed this limited edition pair of trainers. Handmade-to-measure from the most regal velvet suede and mesh materials, each pair comes complete with personalized “Will” and “Kate” embroidery. With only 10 pairs available worldwide, New Balance is hosting a Facebook competition this week to give the shoes away during the London Marathon. To be eligible, running couples named “WIlliam” and “Kate” must log on to the brand’s newly created page and upload photos of themselves for a chance to win

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Louis Vuitton Journeys Campaign

Posted in Accessory, Fashion, Louis Vuitton, Print Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Every now and again certain brands seem to capture the essence of their products through creative, original and unique marketing campaigns.

For the past few years luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton has executed a series of brilliant print ads that comprise the ” JOURNEYS ” campaign.

It’s hard to put into words why this campaign is effective and on message. The images , captured by the brilliant (and very bankrupt) Anne Leibovitz , utilize an array of celebrity personalities , each in the midst of a personal “Journey”…..

Keith Richards seemingly on tour in a hotel room strumming on his guitar, Sean Connery overlooking the waters of the Mediterranean , Mikhail Gorbachev in the back seat of a car looking out the window at the Berlin Wall… Astronauts , Buzz Aldrin, Sally Ride and Jim Lovell gazing at the moon on top of a classic automobile. Andre Aggasi and Steffi Graff embracing in a hotel suite,

The images focus on the individual rather than the piece of Louis Vuitton luggage that each is carrying on with them on their “Journey”

It is the subtle placement of the Louis Vuitton pieces in the pictures which make each image all the more striking. And the latest addition to the campaign is no different, in the latest image soccer legends Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidan, presumably in a dusty European bistro playing a game of foosball.  Of course this particular piece of the “Journeys” campaign is in line with the upcoming 2010 World Cup of Soccer, which will grip the entire planet for the month of June. The house of L0uis Vuitton is nothing if not timely.

I like to shed light on different subjects that I find to be close to perfect, The Louis Vuitton Journeys Campaign is just that..PERFECT.

STUSSY 30 Years of DOPE!

Posted in Accessory, Fashion, History with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

The Stussy 30th Anniversary celebration continues with this third group of XXX Collaboration t-shirts. Having worked with Supreme, NEIGHBORHOOD, PAM, and more on the Group 2 collection of XXX Collaboration tees, Stussy comes back with another great lineup of collaborators for this third group. Included in this lineup is UNDFTD, NEXUS VII, Commonwealth, Super Co., CLOT, Ransom, and Cassette Playa. All of the tees will be released in two weeks on Saturday, May 15th at select Stussy retailers in Japan. Stay tuned for information regarding the US release. via Stussy Japan

Courtesy of Freshnessmag.com

Malmö FF x PUMA Match

Posted in Accessory, Adidas, Fashion, PUMA, Sneakers with tags , , , , , , , on April 28, 2010 by mattyfresh697400


Even with the frequency with which I purchase sneakers (which is constantly) I actually can not recall the last pair of PUMA kicks that I have copped. So it was a pleasant surprise on another FREEZING April NYC morning to find a new puma , with a colorway even my mom would love. There is something about sky-blue or is that Carolina blue that I just can’t get enough of.

Now I don’t know a damn thing about Swedish Soccer teams , but I am also not color blind either and these will certainly pop this spring. They are on the list for sure.

Swedish football team Malmö FF celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2010 as PUMA create a special colorway of their terrace-suitable classic, the Match. The low-top features a simple white leather construction with subtle nods of Malmö FF blue. Branding on the tongue and underneath the PUMA stamp are also added for a customized touch. Available on Friday, April 30th at Sneakersnstuff

Description and Flicks courtesy of HYPEBEAST

Also shout out to my man Oliver Brodlieb who recently designed his own Adidas kick at the ORIGINALS shop in Soho which has some striking colorway similarities to this new PUMA model.

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Louis Vuitton IPAD Cases….

Posted in Accessory, Apple, Fashion, Louis Vuitton with tags , , , , on April 28, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

I need one asap.

Yesterday was the day of the man purse debate and Gizmodo had a great piece on how the IPAD would now make the Man Purse or Satchel or Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag in my case, perfectly acceptable for a man to rock, case closed right???

My Bag

Well today it seems that the powers that be at LOUIS VUITTON were so taken with my piece on the LV Messenger bag and the Man Purse debate in general that they decided to quickly design an LV IPAD sleeve that could fit just perfectly inside your man Satchel.

Adding further case options for the iPad, Louis Vuitton unveil a couple of upcoming sleeve designs, specifically created for Apple’s latest hot shot gadget. Two colorways are seen, both implementing Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram and monochrome Damier Graphite schemes.

I have to say as usual with everything LV, it looks right. Source are saying a release is not likely till next year but well keep you posted on the release date.

Matthews World always a little bit ahead of the curve….

The Man Purse Debate

Posted in Accessory, Comedy, Fashion, Soundbites, The Hangover, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

"Its A Satchel"

So I am walking into my building yesterday and I see one of my door guys who I always talk to. The conversation is pretty standard for tenant/ building personnel relationships, Sports and women (not  always in that order depending on who happens to be in the lobby)

Yeah I Rock it...so what????

But as I am beginning to make my way for the elevator my buddy/door man says……

“Whats with the man purse?”

Now my very VERY first thought was of Zach Galifiankis from “THE HANGOVER”  :

Click the link to hear the audio

Indiana Jones Wears One

Phil: You’re not really wearin that are you?
Alan: Wearing what?
Phil: The man purse. You’re actually gonna wear that or are you guys just fuckin with me?
Alan: It’s where I keep all my things. I get a lot of compliments on this. Plus it’s not a man purse, it’s called a sachel. Indiana Jones wears one
Phil: So does Joy Behar.

But then I started thinking does my Louis V messenger bag look like a man purse, is it actually a man purse?

Now I am pretty comfortable with my ability to rock the LV and pull it off just fine , but clearly the haters are everywhere, even in my own building. Clearly there is an ongoing  debate regarding the Man Purse because I found a website dedicated to the subject .

Oh then I realized this site has a very clever name particularly for baseball freaks like me, the site is called THE SATCHEL PAGES (Satchel Paige being the oldest rookie to ever play major league baseball and one of the earliest players to break the color barrier

But I digress.

Please note the only reason I wrote this post was so I could use the word SATCHEL and reference “THE HANGOVER”

Thanks for listening.

“Hermes Boat Shoes”

Posted in Accessory, Clothing, Collectibles, Design, Fashion, Hip-Hop, Music, Rappers, Sneakers with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

"Oh Im So Old School"

Ok these are not “HERMES BOAT SHOES” but when I saw the image of these new Kicks from the Converse Jack Purcell line, the first thing that came to me was that classic Jay Z lyric…

“Lampin in the Hamptons, the weekends man
The Stan Smith Adidas and the Campers
Or playin guts on the cruise, Hermes boat shoes
The Izod bucket on I’m so old school”
That Ni$$a Jigga

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“Loungin In The Hamptons, The Weekends Man”

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Is it me or are these joints kind of hot?? It is me or might Diddy be rocking these? Is it me or will Diddy BE rocking these this summer while in St. Tropez with his man-servant Mr. Bentley shielding him from the Mediterranean sun with a Louis V umbrella?

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Yes that’s the Louis Vuitton LC ARC EN CIEL UMBRELLA

(Shout out to my mom for giving me the LV bug)

These Converse Jack Purcell are def taking on a nautical theme, Converse drops a new rendition of its classic Jack Purcell Ox. The kicks feature a mostly white base, complimented by navy flag detailing throughout the uppers with a multi-color flag motif on the clear outsoles.

Summer is coming!

as Jay says……. “Who is this Hot?”

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