Jak&Jill preview a new set of sandals from the Givenchy camp, due to release in the upcoming spring/summer 2010 season. The sandals take on an aggressive look with full studded uppers and tonal high top patent leather construction.
Continuing his partnership with Red Wing Shoes, Ronnie Fieg designs two new colorways in the brand’s 8″ Boot for David Z. Included is an Ashy Grey leather joint and classic Oro Russet version, both limited to only 120 pairs. A release is slated for next Thursday, October 15th (10am EST), at both DavidZ.com and the David Z. flagship store in NYC. Retail is set at $290 USD
Alexander McQueen, Fall 2009 A black-tie-friendly flak jacket? Call it a must-have for the man who loves the smell of napalm in the evening.
Raf Simons, Opening Ceremony, Robert Geller, Camper Together The protective plate over the heart in Raf's immaculately tailored car coat is for decoration only. Same goes for the bullet-proof-looking quilting on this OC shirt. That said, we suspect these Camper boots could inflict some serious damage if necessary.
Tim Hamilton Redux, DKNY, John Varvatos, Junya Watanabe Tim Hamilton's leather jacket—revived from his earlier collections for the best-of-basics new Redux line—fits like a second skin. Need a bit more protection? Try this well-priced puffer vest from DKNY.
Bess, Prada You might go so far as to say these are both on trend and practical. For instance, you could use the Prada shoes to turn an old pair of cap-toes into brogues. Prada shoes, $990, select Prada Boutiques, prada.com; Bess boots, $320, American Rag, 160 South La Brea Ave., L.A., (323) 935-5134 amrag.com
Duckie Brown, Fall 2009 The Duckies claimed they were going for something sporty with this collection. We're going to assume this guy plays goalie.
"It should've never happened, but it's never too late," said Rose Braxton, great-aunt of 16-year-old Derrion Albert. "It's time for healing to start getting our communities together so this won't happen to anyone else's child ever again."
Four suspects have been charged with first-degree murder in the September 24 killing of Albert, and police say they are looking for three more people in connection with the beating captured on videotape.
Prosecutors said that Albert, an honors student, was an innocent bystander who ended up in the middle of a street fight between two factions of students from Fenger High School. The incident caught the attention of the White House, too.
The footage of the incident, which shows Albert being hit by a railroad tie, "is "chilling" and one of the most shocking things "you can ever see," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday.
President Obama's concern over the killing didn't provide additional comfort to the family, "but I'm glad that it's out there so everyone can see it and they know that, yes, this is happening," Braxton said.
"This was vicious. How do you just come out and decide that you're going to attack someone with a two-by-four?" Braxton said.