Return of The Kings Pop-Up Shop with the Boshok Brethren

The BOSHOK Spring/Summer 15 "Return Of The Kings" #ROTKDC Pop Up Shop will be taking place this weekend from 4-8pm at the Red Lounge located at 2013 14th Street in NE Washington DC. The FREE event, which will be hosted by Jeff Jackson, premieres their Spring/Summer 15 Collection, and will also feature a fashion show, photo booth, refreshments, a performance by Ras Nebyu and sounds provided by DJ K-Meta.

Shockoe Atelier's Rites of Spring Party!

This Thursday April 2nd, the folks over at Shockoe Atelier (formerly known as Shockoe Denim) are throwing a release event at their shop for the upcoming releases that they have appropriately named "Rites of Spring". This event also doubles as the coming out party for their new Slim Six Deadstock Military Canvas Pant. If you would like to attend, send your RSVP to info@shockoeatelier.com. Come out and enjoy a good time with minds behind the brand!

We Are Women, We Are Art Arrives in DC

As part of the Women's History Month festivities, the folks over at Crenius have organized the "We are Women, We Are Art" event taking place at Iching Restaurant in DC. Being hosted by ladies of the "We Are The Linkup" Podcast, it will feature live art, poetry performances and an open mic. Come out and enjoy this free event and tell them TomTom sent you.

Why is #BCFest So Important?

In the buildup of the Broccoli City Earthday Festival coming to DC, I stumbled upon this gem by the Think Broccoli team. This short video explains why the founder, Brandon McEachern, created the festival, the reasons why it sustains and is necessary to the youth of today.

Sunday Brunch with Nigel and Fred

It's Sunday morning and you just finished working off last night's festivities. Now it's time for brunch.

The key? Choosing something stylish enough for the city and laid back enough for Sunday. Throw on a couple of pieces from the first ever Fred Perry x Nigel Cabourn collection. The mashup of traditional English tailoring and modern athletic aesthetic is executed through the eyes of Mr. Cabourn and the minds at Fred Perry.  With the line being sourced or made in the UK you can find outerwear from the Mackintosh factory in Lancashire, classic Fred Perry pique cotton polos, and drill cotton shorts; a tribute to the classic tennis days of Fred Perry himself.

For that perfect spring Sunday look, pair the Half Zip Cellular weave shirt in dirty white with the inky blue 1929 Table Tennis short. From the Nigel Cabourn exclusive narrow gauge brass Riri zippers, dual pockets (a high low if you will) and a modern, mother of pearl, two button spread collar this polo is sure to set off your outfit correct. The inky blue shorts feature the Fred perry wreath branding on the rear pocket, a classic button fly and a rich deep navy blue color.

For the feet, a classic tennis style silhouette in the Nigel Cabourn Shoe. Featuring a two tone grey and cream upper with an always desirable gum sole. A perfect spring time sneaker.

Just in case that early morning chill hasn't burned off yet; the Cameraman Windcheater Bomber should solve the problem. Featuring the same inky blue flavor with a monochromatic body and varsity style striped collar and cuff this jacket is an instant spring time staple.

The Fred Perry x Nigel Cabourn collection exemplifies the modern, well-dressed, well-tailored, athletic man. Fine detailing featuring Nigel Cabourn's signature touch, mother of pearl buttons, UK made or sourced products, and the use of neutrals and blues; this collection surpasses trendy and finds timelessness.

For more information on this collection and to purchase, visit the Fred Perry site here.

#StraightFromTheInbox: Radio B and Chiveer Make Beautiful Noise on "Winnie Harlow"

"This ain't amateur night at the Apollo, I create a body of art like Winnie Harlow..."

As you take a good look at the model in the cover art of this song, its easy to take notice of her unique skin tone and beauty really are a work of art. Lyricist Radio Blitz channels his inner artist and uses model Winnie Harlow as his muse to deliver this skillful, reflective exhibition over this beautifully smooth Chiveer instrumental. Listen close and pay attention to what it sounds like when Richmond Virginia, Toronto Canada, and Chelyabinsk Russia all converge on a beat.

Social Media: Twitter/IG- @Radioblitz @Chiveer @WinnieHarlow

Karmalifee Presents Lauchlan Pierce's "Trapped in the House Jersey" Mix

Karmalifee's own DJ Lauchlan Pierce drops a new mix entitled "Trapped in the house: Jersey". Since the winter has been a little rougher than expected, thiS mix comes with the pulsing energy of jersey club music, house, trap, and finishes with some mid-tempo cuts. Featuring mashups of artists from Beyoncé, Usher, and Trey Songz; cue this mix and turn it up. Better than Red Bull, but you can still have the wings.

But Are Your Vans Buttersoft Though?

Vans does it again with this beautiful mixture of premium material and vibrant colors on the "Buttersoft Pack". Reminiscent of these amazing Syndicate OddFuture editions from last year, they look to continue the trend of Springtime colors in their recent slew of releases. With this deviation from their normal leather and canvas, the use of "buttersoft" suede and brown leather lining mixed with pastels make these an items must-have. Our favorite pick out of these would have to be the turquoise or "Turchese" colorway as they have called it. We think pairing this with neutrals colors will make the pastel pop. You can find the "Buttersoft Pack" at select Vans retailers like Kith.

Are You Driven To Be An Outkast?

Thomas found this "Driven" episode of the everybody's favorite rap duo, Outkast. This is the story of their upbringing as told by their family members and close friends. It makes you slightly miss the documentary series and how it was able to capture the essence of the artist without actually interviewing them. Another interesting element to their story is not the stark contrast in their styles, and how they were able to work through their differences, but the similarities in how they grew up. It's like their connection was inevitable and they were going to meet their goal by any means necessary. Take a moment and check it out.

#StraightFromTheInbox: 2015 Cherry Blast at the Blind Whino!

#StraightFromTheInbox: 2015 Cherry Blast at the Blind Whino!

The seventh annual Cherry Blast: Art + Music Dance Party is Friday, March 27 at the BLIND WHINO: SW Arts Club, a dedicated art space in Southwest Washington, DC (700 Delaware ave, SW). Blind Whino, formerly a church, is now a contemporary dedicated art space, the perfect setting for this multimedia, multisensory event.

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