Just Don x GQ

The big-time looks for Don C and his Just Don cap conglomerate continue to add up. Sitting down with GQ’s Will Welch at the site of one of the exclusive homes of Just Don — Barney’s New York — we get to hear from Don C himself on the brand as well as his tips on how to rock the lid.

Most interestingly is the full story of Don C’s original inspiration for the snakeskin caps: 80’s Chicago drug dealers. Ha! It’s a great story of where these caps derived from and an important one for our youthful creatives to understand too. I love seeing the Just Don caps everywhere and man, if I just had the bank, the collection would be in the double digits for sure. Enjoy the 3-part video series — all quick-hit videos that were fun to watch.

Don C x Air Jordan I for charity

To close out Black History Month, Nike has one more release up their sleeves and it’s with frequent collaborator Don C.

This all-new Don C x Air Jordan I collab is going to a good cause — being sold in an eBay Charity Auction all week. The auction goes live an hour from posting time and the winning bid will benefit the Ever Higher Fund, which unlocks “the potential of underserved youth by supporting charitable initiative that leverage the power of sport.”

Look fresh and help the youth? That’s a winning combination. If you’ve got the money to drop, head on over to justjordanbhm.com for all the details and to bid. #Salute to Don C, continuing to inspire all Chicago designers.

Make Black History Every Day, Don't Need a Month #bhm

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Kanye calls out Nike

Last night at Big Sean’s Grammy Weekend set at the HoB Sunset, the stars were out and it was Kanye who took over the headlines. He called out Nike real quick up above saying, “Y’all should thank Nike because they made me make these songs right here,” West says before performing ‘New Slaves'”.

ICYMI: The first look at the adidas Yeezy Boost

Also partaking as part of Big Sean’s set was Travi$ Scott, Justin Bieber, Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown, Tyga, YG and DJ Mustard for “IDFWU”. And as you can tell in the photo below too, J. Lo, J. Cole, and the Jenners were at the show too.

Finally, be sure to also peep an entertaining video of Kanye letting an aspiring rapper spit some bars to him last night. Love that guy’s thankful reaction at the very end, haha.

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J. Cole, Chris Brown, J. Lo, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, kanye West, the Jenner sisters, Tyga, Travi$ Scott, and a couple randoms
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Ye, Ibn, Sean, & Don C
Ye, Ibn, Sean, & Don C
Kanye, Jay, Sean, Steve Stoute, Nas, & Patriots owner Robert Kraft
Kanye, Jay, Sean, Steve Stoute, Nas, & Patriots owner Robert Kraft

BAPE x RSVP 2015 Capsule

It’s not often that I put together a fashion spotlight but when BAPE & RSVP Gallery combine for the 2nd time in 3 years for a new collection, I had to queue up a post.

Camo is a clear theme in BAPE & RSVP’s gear — everything from tees, to hoodies, to shorts for the springtime. My favorite piece of the collection is Milo snoozing on the RSVP logo. Need that in both white and black.

The gem of the collection may just be the hats — a collab with Just Don as they bring back an old ‘A Bathing Ape’ text design on the hat.

More details on BAPE x RSVP here and hopefully we’ll all be able to get our hands on somethin’ soon.

Just Don x Air Jordan 2

Here’s the next evolution for Just Don.

Don C’s luxury, leather headwear is now translating to Js — namely with this new Just Don x Air Jordan 2 collab, cleanly detailed in the gallery above.

Leather on your Js may feel like a lil much, but it definitely works all the same. The blue really pops, as do the details. My favorite being the Beaverton – Italy – Chicago patch, indicating that these Jordans follow the originals in being made with Italian leather in Italy.

To cop ’em, hold your breath til January 31st, the current rumored release date.

Unrelated but relevant: Wow.

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Kim & Kanye’s Wedding Rehearsal

One of the rare cameos from Kanye West on Keeping Up With The Kardashians was just before Kim’s big day. E! got some exclusive clips of the two with their wedding party (including Virgil Abloh, Don C, and the whole Kardashian family) and the 3-minute preview is up above. Pretty cool to see them in this element, rehearsing the walk down the aisle like so many of you couples are doing this summer too.

NBA x Mitchell & Ness x Just Don x Been Trill

Seen via the NBA’s own Facebook page is this fresh new video recap of the launch of Just Don & Been Trill‘s new collab with the NBA & Mitchell & Ness. The new hats feature Been Trill’s signature hashtags with a ‘Photoshop Mirror’ spin on vintage logos of some of the NBA’s most signature franchises. I appreciate the consistency of Just Don and the fresh twist on vintage NBA hats. The one hat of the many seen in the video that I really want: that 1991 Bulls Championship hat. Whoo! I remember that one #Classic.

As for the video itself, it’s an excellent production that shows the swanky outdoor/indoor setting, the newspaper backdrop, clean hat displays, and of course some VIPs in attendance. Spotted were Russell Simmons, Vashtie, Stalley, and Don C himself. It’s also accompanied by a hot beat that I tried Shazamming to no avail. It must not be released but if it is, educate the uninformed!

Hometown readers, if you can pony up the cash to rock the leader in luxury sports hats, you already know where to go…

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