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Third Looks teams up with PTP (Purple Tape Pedigree) for our second collaborative effort. On the heels of the TLxPTP ‘Pill’ Hood comes the more reverse weave goodness in the form of the new ‘Wifey’ hoody. Taking inspiration from the one and only Kiko Mizuahara; actress, model and dream wifey for countless humans on this planet.

The crewnecks are printed on heavyweight reverse weave Champion® sweatshirts and also feature subtle logo details on the sleeve and back. Profess your love for Kiko and all that’s good in the universe. Head over to PTP shop to secure one before they sell out for good.

Models: Jacques Greene, Note PTP, Geng Grizzly, Isabel Lasala

Photos by the homie Billy Fischer and see the entire editorial after the jump.

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I’m proud to present the lookbook for the debut collection from New York based label Purple Tape Pedigree. The 5-piece capsule ‘Good For Health’ collection includes 2 jerseys, 2 long-sleeve t-shirts, and a collaborative PTP x Third Looks ‘Pill’ coach’s jacket. The lookbook was creative directed by yours truly and we assembled a diverse group of friends and colleagues to represent the collection. No stylists were necessary as each person worked the pieces into their own personal style.

Inspiration for the collection includes Hong Kong cinema, Japanese anime from the 80’s, 20th century Brazilian surrealist art, post-2000 A.D. cyberpunks, and the onset of big city paranoia. The gear is available now on the PTP Garment District. New York heads will be able to see the gear in person at a special pop-up event and release party on May 31st (More details to be released shortly).

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For a quick recap of the night, the good folks at Sundree TV and Farrington G put together this lil clip recapping the performances. Some very good times were had by those in attendance and without a doubt watching the wait for the next DWMS that much more painful. Stay tuned here we’ll be sure to let you know soon as the next event comes together.

Yung Gleesh

If you were at DWMS2 on Saturday this will all be familiar to you. It was a night of raw, underground rap. No radio friendly joints here, just straight street anthems and the type of noise most people in your liberal arts college wouldn’t approve of. Mista Whoa got the night started with some strong genre-crossing sounds.

GrandeMarshall

Afterward Young Gleesh laced us with a very rare, high energy performance with the audience reaction for Skrong being one of the highlights. GrandeMarshall (Fool’s Gold) continued on the high energy rap theme delivering a 20 minute set before Farrington G set things up for Tommy Kruise. Seeing Ghost in the Shell visuals flashing as Tommy Kruise put together a seamless trap opus almost brought a tear to my eye. Geng Grizzly closed out the night with an incredible set himself that I can only describe as post-apocalyptic bunker music (Gucci deservedly got alot of shine)

Salute to everyone I saw there and to all the new people I met.  Shoutout Mista Whoa and Tommy for being fantastic human beings , Note D for the trippy visuals and  Geng Grizzly for putting it all together.

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If you visit this site reguarly Note and Geng Grizzly are familar faces by now. They’ve both had style profile features here in the past and I recently reviewed some beers with them in the recent Craft Beer Goons joint. Between the events, new releases through Purple Tape Pedigree and their weekly radio show Fresh Out the Box it’s safe to say the homies got alot on their plate.

Later this week I’ll be dropping an official Third Looks mix by Geng Grizzly. Come celebrate it’s release this Saturday July 13 at DWMS2 where I will be hosting alongside some musical heavy  hitters. There will be performances by Young Gleesh, Grande Marshall and DJ Sets by Geng, Mista Whoa, Tommy Kruise and Farrington G. This is one you will NOT want to miss. All the details on the event can be found HERE

To shed a little more light on both prolific members of PTP , I sat down with the homies and interviewed them on some key topics including  personal style, favorite film and their current taste in music. 

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Geng Grizzly and Mista Whoa 

Ill Visuals in the DJ Booth

Rome Fortune

I took a couple snaps from the Devil Want My Soul Party DJed by none other than Geng Grizzly and Mista Whoa. Really incredible vibe and it was nice to get a room full of people who really knew rap, instead of people who just pretend to (you know who you are).  It was one of the most memorable nights for me thus far this year.  The ESPN Highlight of the Night was the performance by Atlanta’s own ‘Beautiful Pimp’ Rome Fortune

Look out for another party with the camp soon. In other news I’ll be appearing on-air tomorrow night (Thursday, Mar 21) on Fresh Out the Box Radio. You can tune in on BBOX Radio. The show goes from 7:30 to 9:30PM and as always expect hijinks and great new rap.

Photos by Rocky Li

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Geng Grizzly wears many hats and his personal style is representative of his many hustles. Geng runs PTP (Purple Tape Pedigree) a hip-hop blog that will put you on to what you should be hearing (not what everyone else is playing). On top of that he’s got a fledging record label, Live From The Kitchen Recordings that is sure to be making tons of (bass ridden) noise this year. On top of all that you may have heard me make some guest appearances on his radio show Fresh Out the Box along with co-host Note D (check his style profile HERE).

 For these style profiles, I really look for individuals doing their own thing outside of what the trends of the moment may be. In the case of Geng, he breaks more sartorial rules than he follows but stays true to his roots and passions. His style in complex in a way that the average passerby or fashionista might not notice. Geng is someone who is not just wearing the clothes, he’s living in them. 

Look 1
Norse Projects Corduroy 5-Panel Cap
The Hill-Side “Large Roses” Bandana
Vintage JC Penney Hunting Jacket
Camber “Arctic Thermal” Hooded Sweatshirt
LL Bean “River Driver” Henley
Military BDU Shorts
Falke Merino Leggings
New Balance 1300’s

Describe how your personal style evolved to it’s current state?

Back when I was a kid, I had a clean pair of velcro Nike “Uptowns”…lowtops in white with a black check and black sole. I have the photo to prove it. I was also wearing a denim sweatsuit with red trim in said photo. While I feel like I have since struggled to replicate that level of splashiness, at least the core concepts have stuck through the years. I done swapped the denim suit for one of French terry cotton persuasion and dress for comfort, contrast, and construction. Triple C’s.…yahmean?!

Now I tend to build an outfit around a well-made, timeless piece, and decorate it with things from the “other side,” whether that means pairing up the vintage mountaineering with the “high fashion,” or jumping between the lanes of core function with active wear and military/factory worker garb. Growing up in NYC, especially Manhattan, played a huge role. If you cared at all, your mission was to find a way to stick out from the pack of thousands rocking on the same type of shit. Some do it in a real “I look like Grace Jones-meets-Rufio from Hook and I am fine with that” kind of way, while others try to be a bit less outlandish with it. I usually favor the more subtle approach of putting multiple worlds together and over the years have come to better grasp how to do so by playing with the finer details like fabric weight and texture.

Look 2
Military Surplus OD Wool Watch Cap
Vintage North Face (“Brown Label”) Down Vest
Norse Projects “Vorm” Pocket Sweatshirt
Vintage German Military “Raindrop Camo” Trousers
Falke “Walkie” Socks
PF Flyers “Bob Cousy” Lows

Has hip-hop influenced your personal style? What about its impact on your life in general?

By junior high, say ’92-93, I was able to start buying my own clothes and really try to get fly like our rap idols.  We were all into the North Face/Helly Hansen/Columbia/Nautica/Polo/Guess/Nike/Timberland shit because that was what we saw in the videos, magazines, and album covers/liner notes.  I was a Boot Camp Clik (Black Moon, Smif n Wessun, Heltah Skeltah, etc.) fanatic so I stayed rugged and utilitarian in military anoraks, my pops’ M-65 (early 70’s – ‘Nam), fatigues, and gore-tex boots.  The impact of hip-hop (as a New Yorker who had about 16 years of life before the Internet touched down) wasn’t really thought about, it just WAS.  As young adults, you either walked it or you tried really hard to do so (rarely to favorable results, as you can imagine).  Every borough had its own angle on style in general (from slang to preferred brands and sneakers that they’d rock).  It was all in the rap music…and we drank wild 40’s of O.E. and plastic cups of Henny because of it.

How did Fresh out the Box Radio and PTP come to be? Can you share a key experience or lesson from your time spent on these areas.

Purple Tape Pedigree was born in 2009.  I used to post often-forgotten hip-hop and hardcore/metal videos on Facebook and folks would pop up like, “start a blog…it’s free and you probably have really cool stories to share.”  I eventually did.  By late 2010, rap started to get really interesting again and I began posting mostly current releases on PTP.  By 2011, my ace Note (or James, as previously featured on this fine website) was in the mix.  He not only helped with the daily posts (bringing in his expertise of the UK’s respective grime and road scenes), but he moved the site off of Blogspot and made the layout look all types of sexy.  PTP wasn’t JUST us though, nothing ever is, so shout out to all of the invisible board members, silent investors, and loyal friends who have helped grow this into the mini-movement that it is today (air horn).

FOTB was part of the first wave of shows to be on BBOX Radio.  Originally, I was going to be a DJ on Headless Heroes (Monday’s funk/soul show on BBOX), but then the idea of “new and progressive hip-hop” came up and we jumped at it.  16 months later, we’re still getting drunk on the air, playing new rap before it becomes the “new shit,” and talking crazy with rappers and brand ambassadors, alike.

I’d say the key experience is actually EXPERIENCE.  Know your shit like you share a bed with it.  Spend a lot of time practicing your craft before and after and don’t ever get caught bragging about it on Twitter.  Finally, don’t over-think shit.  If it feels right after running it through the various “Shit I’ve learned up until this point” and the “Shit I’ve heard about from more experienced people” tests…then go for it.  Fuck it, it’s the Internet.

Look 3
Masahiko Ono Repro Naval Watch Cap
OC x Pendleton F/W ’09 Wool Jacket
Patagonia “Down Sweater” Vest
Brooks Brothers Oxford Button-Down Shirt
Unis “Gio” Pants
Falke “Walkie” Socks
Clarks Waxed “Wallabees” (w/ new cotton laces)

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Tim Barber

Bumming Around is a collection of day to day photographic captures of day to day life. Whether it’s hanging out with friends, going to events, or rolling down city streets this feature allows me to share what I see with you. If you’re Bumming Around in other cities and want to share your photos get in touch and I’d love to display them here.

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Cities Aviv

James Goodmane

In the YouTube age radio is a medium that is often overlooked (no pun intended). From a personal standpoint I’ve had a love of radio since childhood. It was where I’d hear new music, interviews with my favorite artists and what I’d blast driving around town. There’s an artistry and personality that comes through radio that is timeless.

I was invited by the homies Geng-Grizzly and Note D to the BBOX Radio booth for their last episode of Fresh Out the Box. It was a great experience chopping it up on live radio with them and hearing new rap tunes that fall outside the usual mainstream suspects. Also notable on the show was the interview with Memphis rapper Cities Aviv and his manager James Goodmane. They are both extremely gracious people and they dropped ample knowledge of the Memphis rap scene.

If you are at all a hip-hop fan Fresh Out the Box is must-hear material. You can download the latest archived episode HERE. You can tune in live on BBOX Radio every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30PM. If you liked this feature I recommend checking out  style profile I did with Note D. Look out for more collaborations with me and the Fresh Out the Box Crew in the next few weeks.

 

Photos by Rocky Li

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