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January 14, 2009


Last week was a hot one for Luis Vuitton, with it’s full on Stephen Sprouse collaboration/makeover unveiling at the SoHo flagship store.  The store went under a full makeover with neon graffiti and neon lights all paying homage to the godfather of skate/graffiti/punk rock fashion fusion.  Dietch Projects will also be running Rock on Mars (funded entirely by LV), a retrospective that turns the entire space into Sprouse’s futuristic Rock and Roll vision.  A limited edition LV x Stephen Sprouse, skateboard and trunk will be sold for 8k as well as some other limited books and shirts.  These items are available now at the SoHo store and will be available worldwide Feb 2nd.  The retrospective at Deitch Projects will run through Feb. 28th.  For all those who just read that blurb and thought that sounded way too buttoned up for this blog, there’s a sidenote below these pictures that I saved all the flavor for.







Sidenote: Before you drink that jaded streatwear haterade on this post, educate yourself.  I had it out with a sneaker head earlier about how he thought LV was a “bullshit cop-out” with the skateboard/graffiti collaboration and I had to kindly correct him.  Because, when I asked him if he knew who Stephen Sprouse was, his repsonse was …….. yup, still waiting.  Truth is, Spouse was collaborating with Luis Vuitton in 2001 doing the same thing, before this rookie even discovered limited edition anything.  “Well if they wanted to do graffiti shit, that ain’t real graffiti”, this collaboration it’s not about graffiti, it’s about a designer and artist.  Not to mention that Sprouse is hugely responsible for laying the foundation of street culture/art/fashion fusion aka “his culture” in the 80’s downtown NYC scene.  I’m just getting a little tired of this jump to hate, closed minded, street aficiando’s who bought their first dunks 6 months ago and think this culture is all about their dunks they bought 6 months ago.  So ******, go to wikipedia, look him up, formulate a response and come back like you knew who he was all along and then you can tell me it’s still bullshit, I may even agree with you.  You’ll at least be informed in your opinion while you wait for your pre-order kanye x kaws album. Same thing , different packaging.



November 16, 2008


Pull up your tight sag and run your ass over to 169 Bowery to peek the new Reebok concept store called FLASH.  It’s here for only one month and each week they will be releasing a limited edition shoe that only has a shelf life of that one week, then it’s replaced by another limited edition shoe for the following week. 1 month = 4 shoes to collect in all.  The store will have limited edition apparel and other footwear as well.  Be sure to go on the days where the young whipper snappers won’t be running around and acting like those lady’s when they sell wedding dresses at a discount.  You know, like this:

(I identify with the red sweater lady)


October 22, 2008

Let us all bow our heads and have a moment of silence for this momentous occasion.  Upper Playground, one of the Bay Area’s best exports, has finally landed in New York, by opening a location in the East Village.  Upper Playground is a store, clothing line, blog, gallery, activists, artist home amongst all other things awesome.  I would personally consider them the “Conglomerate of Cool”, yes that is my term, if you use it, you better source it. Ahem…hint hint.  We at Deviant Decorum have been a huge fans of U.P. for years now and is always a mandatory stop in our Bay Area travels, them and HUF of course.  How can you not love a place that uses a walrus are their mascot?  Their gallery, FIFTY24SF, has also been putting up some of the best shows for street artists for some time now and intertwining them with releases in their retail store.  You know all those David Choe, Mike Giant, Sam Flores, Estevan Oriol, Usugrow shirts that we rock and the faux streetwear kids always ask, “where did you get that shirt?” and we lie and tell them “Urban Outfitters”, well they came from Upper Playground.  Don’t worry, those kids probably don’t read this blog anyway, they are patiently awaiting the next set of orders from their supreme commander Kanye West on how to act like a prick.  Talented? … yes.  A Prick? …….. yes.  Talented And Not A Prick? …… Upper Playground.  Go to the store:

437 East 9th St.
New York, NY 10009
Everyday 11:00am-7:00pm


August 20, 2008

On August 22nd, 2008 Nike will unveil it’s new flagship store in SoHo dedicated to Nike Sportswear line that was birthed earlier this year. Located on 21 Mercer Street, the store will be the only one in the world that will carry the whole Nike Sportswear collection in its entirety. Nike Sportswear Mercer Street will also house the Bespoke program which allows consumers to interact with Nike designers for full customization of footwear as well as products that are exclusive to the store itself. Nike will host a block party on August 21st in celebration of the Grand Opening with presentations from people way cooler than myself. Early reports aka walking by the store on my way home from work, have spotted a line already forming of the young and dedicated and sometimes delusional sneakerheads. Maybe they will make smores with graham crackers shaped like dunks, over a campfire fueled by old shoe boxes their parents made them throw out. And yes, I do consider myself a bit of a sneakerhead too, but camping out for days?!?!, somebody has got to remind these kids that 1. this behavior is not conducive to getting a girlfriend and 2. when it’s all said done, they’re just shoes. There, I said it. More pictures showing the interior of the store when you click that link: (more…)


March 10, 2008


Well Nas predicted it in late 2006 with the album, “Hip Hop is Dead” and now it seems the soothsayer’s words have come true. Deviant Decorum has learned and confirmed that current Hollywood trainwreck Lindsey Lohan is back in the studio making a Hip-Hop album. I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in. Miss Leave Me Alohan is quoted as saying, “I’m recording right now [with] Motown and being in the studio again has been really great.” Sorry Lindsey, Amy Whinehouse already has the market cornered on jams about rehab. Oh, and speaking of Miss Whinehouse, she’s getting ready to release a line of cosmetics and hair wraps. So if you ever want to get that “junkie sneaking heroin into prison to your abusive boyfriend” look, now you know where to find it.


February 28, 2008


So in the new streetwear world of re-producing every single throwback and capitalizing on everything from the late 80’s and early 90’s enough to make you vomit neon, Reebok pulled out all the stops with re-introducing….(drum roll)…THE PUMP! At first, I was getting ready to let the jaded streetwearer lingo fly and tear into this release with pure fury when something happened. I remembered that first day. That first day which which birthed the habit that has been turning off women since grade school…collecting sneakers. I remembered that historic morning when I walked into class and officially became the first kid in my school to have Pumps. That’s right Mike Martinez, it was me and not you, you were one week too late sucka. They where white, neon yellow with black trim, fresh twisted leather detail on the sides and the envy of every kid in school. At lunch, kids took turns pumping the shoe and pressing the release to hear that sweet sound of psssssssssssssssss. It was pure bliss. I never realized that this shoe was the one that started it all. Sure, a few years went by and there was a shameful Birkenstock phase, but it all comes back to one shoe, The Pump. So I shall let this one pass without drinking a full cup of haterade. I’m still not going to buy them, but it shall pass. Shit…on second thought, I’ll probably buy them. Nostaligia is a mother fucker. To see the rest of the designs, click that link right HERE: (more…)


February 25, 2008
Art superstar James Jean teamed up with fashion powerhouse Prada to create something that is definitely worth a few mentions. Jean’s art not only inspired the new line for Prada but the flagship stores in NYC and LA got a facelift to unveil the new collaboration. The interior decor of the shops were transformed by the artist to reflect the wonderland that inspired Prada’s uber-colorful release. Prada also commissioned Jean to create an animated film, Trembled Blossoms, to reflect the idea behind the collaboration with music by Deviant Decorum’s fellow high school alumni’s CoCoRosie. To see the full spread of pics from this release, click that link right HERE:

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