Finally black people on Sart! I have been reading this blog for ever and the other day I was thinking about how you’d never cover urban fashion, while I think definitely brings a lot of sophistication to the table, its just not your style.
yes, i also enjoy seeing black people (and other races) on this blog, nice finds, sart.
i find it interestingly annoying reading the comments about them though. many have something to say about the skin “hues” and how exotic things look on them (see next post of black woman, and one a week or so ago of an asian girl).
These two gentlemen are actually twin brothers and certified “darlings” of the downtown NYC scene. “The Twins”, as they are often referred to, are also relatively young (around 20 or 21).
They caught the attention of several media outlets in the past when they used retro video game controllers (i.e. the original NES controller) and retro handheld video games (i.e Tiger Electronics, etc.) and crafted their own belt buckles out of them. If the pieces in these shots are indeed Marc Jacobs, they have inspired high fashion with their look.
In an era where most young men all dress and act alike (most especially in the NYC street/urban fashion market), it is tremendously inspiring to see two young African-American men go against the norm and follow their naturally heightened sense of fashion instincts.
Those twins are the guys who came up with the whole lego accessory thing a while back. They hand made every piece. I believe after jacobs saw them, he collaborated with the Twins & incorporated it in his show/line.
That’s Dee and Ricky from http://www.deeandricky.com, they design those belts and Marc Jacobs used them for his show. They hang out with a lot of downtown NYC clothing brands like Off Bowery, VANE and LOLA.
They are actually twins and they are the ones who created the Lego accessories for Marc Jacob’s show. Their names are Ricky and Dee Jackson, aka “The Twins.” Apparently one of them is even dating Genevieve Jones…
Only the hat and ice makes the first one definitely hip hop. I think the idea was blue hat, blue undershirt, blue on the belt. The belt is fine, I’d switch the shirt to black, and lose the hat. This guys doing his thing though, and he pulls it off.
They’re Ricky & Dee Jackson, they designed all of the ‘Lego’ accessories for Marc Jacobs. Very talented twins! One of them is dating Genevieve Jones, I’m pretty sure it’s Ricky. I heard they are going to be doing a lot more work with Marc!
I dig “The Last Dragon” suit….glad to see someone has the guts to wear one these days. The kung fu look actually has some easy to wear elements that add that extra spark to an outfit. I had one when I was a kid and just recently got a few new pairs of Chinese Mary Janes again as an alternative to ballet flats.
Kudos to the Sartorialist for finally capturing one of the many DYANMIC DOWNTOWN STYLE DUOS!! Ricky and Dee always look amazing out on the scene. I love the nod to Taimak from the Last Dragon!! I’m so glad NYC Black guys are finally taking risks with their personal style and not afraid to give full productions!! WORK!!!
Maybe I’m the only one here but I’ve searched through their shop and I do not like their creations at all, besides the multi-color belt-buckle, that one looks nice. As I also do like the first picture, looks so clean and urban, I’m not sure about the cap though, but still: nice! The second one is pretty simple. Anyone could buy an asian outfit at a local store, looks good but it’s nothing special to me.
Ricky and Dee commented on themselves (see few comments above)! If I was a hater I’d say soemthing about the narcissism there, but somehow these kids look cool, in a “doing your own thing” kinda way, which I respect.
They’re twins(Demetrius and Ricardo Jackson) and i should know – i went to school with them! They’re the ones who created the lego belt for marc jacobs! i can’t believe they became so famous. how cool! :D