Hook Up: November 7th, 2012

Sadly the youth of America recognizes Ice Cube as the angry guy from Are We There Yet?, but we know him best as former member of N.W.A. and Darrin “Doughboy” Baker in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood. The story of six young men living in South Central L.A. became an instant classic, as it discussed the biggest issues of the time, including crack, AIDS, and inner-city violence.  We recently watched the movie for the umpteenth time and realized how amazing Ice Cube portrayed his role. While you cannot buy the attitude, you can certainly buy the look.

I heard you like Mr. GQ Smooth now.

SCOTT Sports “Hemlock” Buttondown
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Chambray fabric looks good anywhere. In a factory, at the office, around a dominos table. Anywhere.

New Era Detroit Tigers 59Fifty Hat
$34.95
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The current hierarchy in the hat world goes as follows:  snapback, fitted (59Fifty style), and the Flexfit. Currently there is no Detroit snapback in the New Era catalog, but as they grow in popularity, there should be one soon. And if anyone says anything about rocking a fitted cap, lift your shirt and show what’s tucked in your waist.

Altamont Basic Crew Sweatshirt
$52.00
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There has been a surge in plain crewneck sweatshirts lately, but the new style is a step up from the old Champion tucked in your Dad’s closet. The ones from Altamont are damn comfortable.

adidas Superstar Shoes
$70.00
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These adidas kicks have been popular with every generation since their 1969 release, and are considered the most popular shoe in history. Want proof? Check out the Wikipedia page dedicated to the shelltoes.

etnies Straight Fit Jeans
$56.00
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There is a very big difference between loose pants and the shit MC Hammer wore, but people fail to realize that. Get any brand of relaxed denim that isn’t labeled JNCO and you’ll be set.