Wednesday, May 14, 2008

On the Street….Twins, NYC


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  1. Mz Bivigou

    May 14, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Rubix cute.

    (Sorry, I couldn’t resist).

  2. Marianna

    May 14, 2008 at 8:45 am

    I love how this guy uses colour. All that B&W and then a little colourful surprise in the details…

  3. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 8:46 am

    so cute!

  4. loup

    May 14, 2008 at 8:48 am

    i love this, sart. what’s his name?

    and do you know where he got his heart badge and belt buckle?


  5. Candace

    May 14, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Who is this guy? He’s just too cool!

  6. Lisa Shobhana

    May 14, 2008 at 9:31 am

    love this kid!

  7. momo

    May 14, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I <3 his heart!

  8. I *Heart* You

    May 14, 2008 at 9:41 am

    love it. i am pretty sure that lego belt is marc jacobs.

  9. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 9:46 am

    I like this guy. Do you have any more information on him?

  10. Thom

    May 14, 2008 at 9:49 am

    the lego accessories are marc by marc

  11. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:07 am

    It says in the title that this guy is actually twins. I love the guy on the bottom. I literally couldn’t stop staring. He’s beautiful. His outfit is kick-ass.

  12. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:16 am

    wow, love that ring…wonder twins power ACTIVATE! wait..are they really twins?

  13. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:17 am

    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.

    Hope to see more of this.

  14. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Is this one person or twins?

  15. bomb.ass.ting

    May 14, 2008 at 10:29 am

    I love the first look. I think without the tie it would be even more special.

  16. Arethusa

    May 14, 2008 at 10:29 am

    This is my favourite post ever!

  17. rosemary x

    May 14, 2008 at 10:43 am

    anonymous 10:17-

    are you joking?

    i think you need to look through the postings again because you may be remembering incorrectly.

    from what i see…there are regularly people of color as well as street/urban fashion being posted. although not necessarily hip-hop fashion – which may have been what you were getting at.

    just an observation.


  18. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:45 am

    YES! street finally gets cred from sart…street cred. hehehe

  19. Heather

    May 14, 2008 at 10:47 am

    The heart and belt buckle are so amazing!! I also love the stark white and the black ‘uniforms’ they are wearing!!


  20. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 10:47 am

    nice work. go mariners!

  21. -h of candid cool

    May 14, 2008 at 10:54 am

    haha so dope! love it!

  22. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 11:20 am

    The hilarious misconception in fashion is that it flows top down. It obviously does not. Designers will be aping these kids, not vice versa. Great style!

  23. ohyousayso

    May 14, 2008 at 11:52 am

    That they should be so proud to be a twin, Sart which of the two did you photograph first? Both are gorgeous.

  24. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    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).

  25. Mickey

    May 14, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    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.

  26. chrsitophersr.

    May 14, 2008 at 12:55 pm

  27. Vicki

    May 14, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I am getting my glue gun and my kids’ Legos out as we speak!

  28. Rykiel

    May 14, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Beautiful beautiful boys! Originators. Their looks will be coined in couture and “they” wont get credit. Im proactive in that change.

  29. Camille Acey

    May 14, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    these twins are epic LES cool kids (see a-ron and that click), OF COURSE they have fab style. they are STYLEMAKERS. but one more picture of them never hurt….

    @anonymous 10:17 – there are black people ALL THE TIME on sartorialist. where’ve you been?

  30. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    love it! great to see the simplicity mixed with expressiveness in both outfits. you have the eye for detail that most of us would have just walked by..
    safe, respect!

  31. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    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.

  32. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Here is the story about the twins.

  33. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    these dudes have been apart of the LES fashion scene since they were little tikes.i remember seeing them being chaparoned around TBC buying, when they were like 11.only in New York as they say.

  34. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I met these guys at an opening ceremony party the other week. Their names are Dee and Ricky… they said they designed those pieces for MJ. I think they have a web site… Very cool guys!

  35. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    The twins actually made the belts buckles first for marc jacobs, they’ve been doing crazy buckles and acc. for years…….Ricky and Dee

    stop sleeping

  36. tito

    May 14, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    they actually introduced these buckles to marc, they been doing this shit for years, he collaborated with them, he met them through Jason Preston

    stop sleeping

  37. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    These are the brothers that created the lego accessories for Marc. See the link.

  38. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    these twin brothers are THE accessories designers for marc jacobs, their portrait was in new york magazine or somesuch thing a few months ago.

  39. Alda

    May 14, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Me likeeey the black chinese shirt. I love the buttons and the cuff details. It looks great on him.

  40. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    apparently these guys [dee and ricky] designed the pieces for marc jacobs, scroll down this link:

    fabulous stuff

  41. mo

    May 14, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    i know those guys!

    That’s Dee and Ricky from, 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.

    cool guys

  42. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    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…

  43. Ryan

    May 14, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    actually the lego belt and heart aren’t marc jacobs. marc just used them as accessories in his spring 08 collection.

    the accessories are by Ricky & Dee Jackson. they work(ed) at BBC (billionaire boys club) which is probably why theres someone in the background of the second photo wearing a bbc hoodie and bbc shorts.

  44. Ryan

    May 14, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    heres an article about ricky & dee


    May 14, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    they are total babes, i wouldn’t mind playing a game of switcheroo!

  46. Sean Watson

    May 14, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    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.

  47. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    These Guys are great. Nice vibe. the clothes, eh whatever. Doesn’t matter when you start out cool regardless. Props out to these guys.

  48. fawn lust

    May 14, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    great stuff! not to mention lovely smile in the first picture…

  49. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    MY FAVORITE POST EVER!!! Not even for the fashion (but it is still great in these pics) but for the personality. Fabulous

  50. DanieCo

    May 14, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    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!

  51. timmy

    May 14, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    His “That Girl!” hair-do in the first pic is a bit much.


    May 14, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Haha, it is defiantly two separate people.

    The twins have made a name for themselves as far as downtown is concerned for their custom belts amongst other things like being featured in a couple of brand Look Books.

    They have been making custom belts for a while I would put money on it that those are both custom pieces.

    Glad to see some familiar faces on the blog.

    Well done.

  53. Anna

    May 14, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    looooove their oufits! i believe the belt and pin are from marc jacobs

  54. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    tres cool. love the guy in white. so refreshingly original.

  55. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Oh, man. I’ve been reading these comments. How smart are these kids?!

  56. Monica Lee

    May 14, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    A M A Z I N G

    Seriously, fab.

  57. gloriousday

    May 14, 2008 at 7:40 pm


    this is one of my favorite posts ever.

  58. On Your Left

    May 14, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    That second outfit is ace! Very nice.

  59. Marcella

    May 14, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    This two are Ricky and Dee and they are actual twins! They designed those lego accessories and sold them to Marc. Downtown fixtures with great style!

  60. Anonymous

    May 14, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    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.

  61. CA$HRIC

    May 15, 2008 at 12:22 am

    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!!!

  62. Tim

    May 15, 2008 at 2:08 am

    Ok, I’ll play the bad guy here. The guy in the white is great, especially having the balls to basically coordinate his look around a Mariners hat.

    But the guy in the Chinese shirt? Really? Different but still disappointing.

  63. Scarlet

    May 15, 2008 at 2:08 am

    LOOOVE the lego accessories. <3

  64. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 5:41 am

    I thought New Yorkers were never star struck. Here we have two cutting edge sartorial performances and all most can find the time to comment on is the fame and celebrity of the guys.

  65. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Leroy from Fame!

  66. pika

    May 15, 2008 at 7:39 am

    i love the lego accessories. but i definitely like the chinese top more than the other. these boys are so cute.

  67. sda

    May 15, 2008 at 8:48 am

    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.

  68. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 11:04 am

    These are their own belts / broches. They made them for Marc Jacobs.

  69. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 11:05 am

    These are their on belts. They were commissioned for Marc Jacobs from the Twins.

  70. Kanani

    May 15, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Whimsical (in a good way).

  71. DeeandRicky

    May 15, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    hmm I didn’t know that guy was taking a picture for this site…cool! dope pic. dope comments too!

  72. ricky & dee

    May 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    i actually had a superman shirt under that white polo..

    Grand post sartorialist guy.. dope pics!

  73. Jasmine

    May 16, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Holy crap. Is that guy wearing a traditional chinese garb?


    Love his bling on his fist by the way.

  74. y.f. dubble

    May 16, 2008 at 9:34 am

    these dudes are straight fresh i’d like to see a style profile on them.

  75. timmayyy

    May 17, 2008 at 1:25 am

    in the first pic…i wish you couldnt see the superman logo under his polo. kills the look a tiny bit

  76. Yi

    May 17, 2008 at 6:20 pm


  77. Marionn

    May 18, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Love the rubix belt! And the white pants..

  78. Anonymous

    May 19, 2008 at 6:41 am

    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.


  79. Anonymous

    May 19, 2008 at 11:27 pm


  80. CapriceBeast

    May 20, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    what shoes was the one on the top wearing?

  81. Liesl

    May 26, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    This is the best post ever x

  82. Ange

    May 29, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    This bloke’s jacket is fantastic. Love that he has the confidence to do an all-white ensemble.

  83. ally

    June 3, 2008 at 6:27 am

    do you know how much i love this

  84. Maya

    June 3, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    fantastic, wow, those boys are no less than smokin hot

  85. adelelovesny

    July 10, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    I saw these guys in SoHo a couple of weeks ago, and they looked just as stylish.

  86. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Yes they are twins. i know a french photographer who is in BK right now who knows them. Anyway they are two designers: Dee and Ricky. They design Lego jewels for Marc Jacobs.

  87. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    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

  88. Vanitee

    September 25, 2008 at 2:49 am

    damn i luv these dudes
    doin their thing 4real

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