Spring is here. Finally. There’s something about the change in the weather that makes most people hit the nearest boutique and drop ends. That’s alright. You can blame it on the fact that all of us here in the States have had an everlasting winter and shiny new stuff makes up for it. Plus, who doesn’t need pretty new things when the trees get to blooming? With that said, MFD kicks off this Spring For These Seven series. The first? Accessories.
1. Herschel Supply Co. — Parker Bag in Duck Camo ($49.99)
The Parker Backpack in Duck Camo made me smile as soon as I looked at it. It’s pretty basic in build, which is totally fine — how fancy should a bag be in structure? I mean, really. It’s perfect though if you’re on the move: stain-resistant, 15″ laptop sleeve pocket, internal media pocket, not to mention the dope design and the price. $49.99? Wins all around.
2. RETROSUPERFUTURE — Ciccio in Havana ($189.00)
I have an unyielding weakness for tortoiseshell frames. It’s ridiculous — as if I have a streak of prep in me. Listen though, Italian brand RETROSUPERFUTURE does pocket-protector-prepster well by funking it up some with their Ciccio frames. I like that the shape is so exaggerated and the lenses are clear so you can get on your Poindexter steez in the best way.
3. Miansai — Nantucket in Navy Blue ($89.00)
Everyone, and I mean everyone, should have something on their wrist to finish most outfits. This Nantucket piece from Miansai is the perfect closer to anything from jeans and a tee to khakis and a button-down. I love woven pieces and the classy feel of this bracelet with the sterling silver cap makes me think of lazy days spent having brunch on sunny patios.
4. Mass Comm — Five Panel Cap ($30.00)
Oh. You wanna talking exclusives? Let’s do it. Can’t get more exclusive or limited-edition than out of a guy’s trunk in the A. LOL. My man Jabari Graham, founder of AB+L Radio and the traveling exhibit Art, Beats & Lyrics, doesn’t play around when it comes to putting his fly ass ideas on paper. Or in this case, on fabric. Peeped one of my colleagues in a Kente-cloth five panel a few months back and almost fell out. As a child of the ’80s, I remember when Kente cloth was everywhere – so yeah, the fact that Graham made these tribal joints into caps? *swoon* Soon to come on the site.
5. Marc By Marc Jacobs — Henry Skeleton in Rose Gold ($250.00)
Rose gold is on one, right? Has been for some time now. I’m partial. The metal definitely gives a clean, unassuming look to most outfits so when I thought watches for spring, I thought of the Marc by Marc Jacobs Henry Skeleton 40MM. It’s just so pretty. I prefer the men’s version — the women’s has this odd rhinestone thing going on on the face. O__o
6. Tom Ford — Marko Aviator Sunglasses in Rose Gold ($380.00)
Aviators are a gimme for the sunny months mayne — everyone knows that. But finding the right ones, that’s the tricky part. Some are too gaudy, others are too flimsy, then of course, there’s the matter of shape. These Tom Ford Marko Aviators will cost, but they look sturdy and cool enough where you’ll probably be in them everyday anyway. Consider the four bones an investment.
7. Mitchell & Ness — Tip Off Snapback ($26.00)
Snapbacks work in every season. I mean, the playoffs are wrapping and the Knicks aren’t there but there’s nothing wrong with repping in their off-season. And if you’re repping teams, you’ve got to go with Mitchell & Ness Tip Off Snapback. The contrast visor, the quality of the stitching and the cool factor of the brand. *sigh* Nothing quite like pulling a fresh snapback down over your eyes to shield the blaze of the sun in the springtime.