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Diamond Supply Co. Presents: Bambu [FreEP]

10 Aug

DOWNLOAD: Bambu – Bambu EP

Kendrick Lamar’s Section.80 In-Store Signing [Video]

6 Aug

Bambu x Diamond Supply Co. [Video]

4 Aug

Diamond Supply Co. collaborated with Los Angeles-emcee Bambu to release a limited edition T-shirt and snapback hat package dropping on August 10. Along with the package is a 7-song EP produced by 6Fingers of Drums & Ammo. The package will be available exclusively at the Diamond Flagship store on Fairfax in Los Angeles and the EP will be available here.

Dome Apparel Releases Second Round of Line

22 Jul

Dome Apparel is a clothing company stationed  in Sacramento, California. The company, established in 2010, has just released their second round of clothes and it contains some pretty nice designs. The “Overthinkin” tee is personally one of my favorites. It’s clear they are willing to be creative while also giving a simple look to their customer.

They incorporate numerous designs such as the “teardrop” that is evident in quite a few of their shirts. They describe the teardrop as “…representing the ‘creative juice’.”. The “Creative Minds and Grinds” is a design that is also highly promoted by Dome Apparel. The design is said to be “…a shout out to the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals who find their comfort in ‘out of the box’ thinking in an effort to construct their very own come ups.” It isn’t rare for a company to have clothing featuring the same designs but Dome Apparel brings it to the next level by giving each frequent design it’s own unique story and reasoning.

Dome Apparel is a newer company but they’re striving to become a foundation in the street wear industry.

Check out their site DomeApparel.com, hit them up on their Twitter , and be sure to like their Facebook page!

See the second round of shirts after the jump!

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Lil Wayne Announces Clothing Line “Rebirth”

22 Jul

Lil Wayne recently announced his clothing line “Rebirth”. The line shares the same name as his latest album release. I’m not a fan of Wayne’s musical endeavors but if his clothes appeal to me, I may just rock them.

He announced the line in XXL magazine and was quoted as saying, “I want—I just figure people want to be funky like me, so I got my clothing line.” 

In the interview he also stated, “I wear a whole buncha items at one time, you know what I mean? I be figuring you at least want one of them items.”

I’m not much of a flashy person in terms of wearing a ton of things that sound out. If it’s not the shirt, it’s the shoes. If it’s not the shoes, it’s the hat. I feel that when he refers to the work “funky” to describe his clothing line, he is going to set out to make clothes that are a bit too vibrant and attention seeking. We’ll see though.

Loyal KNG – “Rebellious Intelligence”

20 Jul

The first thing I think of when I think of hip-hop is the beats whether they’re from Exile, J Dilla, Lex Luger, or more recently Tyler, The Creator. Then I move to the lyrics that come from the mouths of Shad, Blu, Fashawn, Intuition, Wax and Childish Gambino. Another feature of hip-hop is the movement of “branding” or “promoting” clothing companies and catch phrases.

Style and hip-hop have coexisted for the majority of hip-hop’s lifespan with Run D.M.C. rocking “their Adidas”, Wale rocking his “Nike boots”, Tyga bringing the “snapback back” (regardless of the fact the Cool Kids did it first), and Tyler, The Creator rocking his “Supreme box logos”. Hip-hop has been the main reason for a lot of clothing companies gaining a large fanbase recently. I personally used to sag my pants, rock the lastest shoe craze, and wear hip-hop apparrel such as Rocawear when I was in elementary school. That’s a bad look now for the most part as styles have changed.

Long story short, Fashionably-Early has extended it’s reach into the world of clothing and is willing to bring you, the reader, closer to brands that you may not have heard of but deserve your attention.

I recently got to speak with the owner of Loyal KNG, a clothing company that is set on backing the hip-hop culture and doesn’t mind throwing some pop culture references into their designs.

Read the interview after the jump

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