Walking through the city of Atlanta on a hot day in July can make you feel like you’re walking in the Concrete Jungle. I came across this retro Fashionisto as if he was walking down the streets of Brooklyn in the early ’90s. His style reminded me of Spike Lee’s 1989 masterpiece Do the Right Thing. It screamed a culture of LOVE-HATE Brass Knuckles and Public Enemy’s single “Fight the Power.”
All the details in his outfit tell a story of the history of African-American culture, including ethnic tension, violence and respect. His accessory is a New York Knicks Snapback with an all-black, thrift store sweatshirt. He cut up his H&M jeans for a radical, edgy look.
What stood out the most were his sneakers. He took his Jordan Retro 5 sneakers and splattered paint all over them. This Fashionisto said to me, “I like the rugged new look. I wanted to turn nothing into something.”
How To: To recreate his look, it may cost you a pretty penny in one area, but it will be a style steal in another! Unfortunately, the Jordan Retro 5 sneakers are only released at a particular time and you will not find them on any Foot Locker shelf. To get your hands on a pair, go to the website Flight Club, grab some paint and tap into your creative side. Next, take any pair of jeans, grab a couple of scissors and watch this DIY ripped jean tutorial. There you have it, easy way to express your individuality and get a little creative in the process!