Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you , I’m back with another one. Welcome to the third installment of this series , but today I’m not just speaking on one legendary streetwear brand but two. PNB NATION and SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS , both of these brands gained major notoriety in the early 90’s and are both in my fashionable opinion the true essence of what a streetwear brand would look like. I personally feel like I saw both of these brands take off thanks to the fact that I was at the MAGIC FASHION CONVENTIONS in Vegas where they would show off their wears to various buyers. both brands were a major inspiration and influence to me because each time I saw them it just caused me to aspire to make my personal streetwear brand at the time better and better to feel like I could some day one day compete with them in the same venue. Both of these brands seemed to progress at a rapid pace each year when they were showing at the fashion convention and I was there to see it happen. As I was saying in the previous installments of this series not only has Hip-Hop reached a major milestone of a 50th anniversary , but all the style and fashion that came along with it. As I was saying before the late 80’s into the 90’s saw an explosion of brands and designers that would make clothing and fashion that seemed like something that was relatable and obtainable. Each time you saw one of these brands explode on the scene it literally made you feel like , it was possible for you to create a brand also and many did just that , not all were successful but those that were left a true impression on the industry and would be remembered for many years to come. Even if they didn’t all survive but at least had a really good successful run. Which is what both PNB NATION & SOHK were both able to accomplish in a sea of streetwear brands on the come up.

All looks in this video have been styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

For the most part both of these brands can now be shopped on sites that specialize in vintage streetwear , because even though both of these brands seem to be no longer being distributed to the masses , there is an old and a new audience that are still in search of owning a piece of these now rarely seen brands. to shop these brands log onto http://www.shoplhp.com , http://www.etsy.com , and http://www.grailed.com .

Just as reminder this is a style/fashion channel or vlog/blog , intended to help you to both enhance your personal style and wardrobe. If you are still not sure how, feel free to contact me and we can talk about it, (johncm43@verizon.com ) & ( johncm43@gmail.com ). Well there it is , it looks like we have just reached the end of yet another vlog/blog , I hope you have enjoyed reading and viewing it , as much as I enjoyed presenting it to you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been 50 YRS. of HIP-HOP STYLE & FASHION: Pt.3: PNB NATION & SOHK. That’s it for now , so until the next time…I’M GONE…!!!..

The Revival of a Street Luxury Brand: Sean John.

The Revival of a Street Luxury Brand: Sean John.

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I’m back with another one , and this time im speaking on a brand that made a major impact on the fashion world from the time it was introduced. Welcome to The Revival of a Street Luxury Brand: Sean John. From day one when I first saw Sean John introduced in Vegas at The Magic Show Fashion Convention, I was a major fan. But what made this brand such a success was the image of the lifestyle being sold with it, and no one was better at selling you a luxury lifestyle ,a complete image than it’s owner Sean Puffy Combs. From music to music videos all the way up to fashion , he knew how to sell you a complete lifestyle and image. The same way he sold you the image of his artist on Bad Boy Record’s , is basically the same formula he would later use to sell you the idea of a street luxury brand , and it worked. It worked so well that the brand amassed millions in a short period of time and gained the attention of the CFDA, naming Sean Puffy Combs menswear designer of the year in 2004. From there the brand began to branch out into womenswear , hit the runways of New York Fashion Week and the brand was licensed to make a fragrance , eyewear , shoes and jumped into the men’s suiting and dress clothing lane successfully. But like any brand that comes out swinging, there comes a level off period , where the brand looses popularity. In this case when Sean Combs sold off a majority stake in the company to Global Brands Group. The problem with making a move like that , the company that takes over dose not have the same vision or passion for the brand, so the brand begins to loose it’s way. But that’s about to turn itself around, or so it possibly seems.

With Combs buying the company back out of bankruptcy for 7.5 million$ , the question is does Sean Puffy Combs still have what it takes to revive and breath new life into this once power house street luxury brand ? Well that’s what we will have to watch out for and see. Hopefully you watched the video all the way through for the extra added bonus content.

Bonus video content.
All looks have been styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
Bonus video content.
Bonus video content.

Keep in mind that this is a fashion/style channel or vlog blog , intended to help you to both enhance your wardrobe and personal style. If you are still not sure how , then feel free to contact me (johncm43@verizon.net) or (johncm43@gmail.com) and we can talk about it. To shop the looks in the video and in the pics above log onto us.puma.com and www.adidas.com .

Well there it is , we have just reached the end of yet another vlog/blog post , hopefully you have enjoyed reading and viewing it as much as I enjoyed presenting it to you. This has been The Revival of a Street Luxury Brand: Sean John , and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

Be sure to meet me back here , for my next upcoming blog post.