Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Secret Scientist is bringing you the hottest thing since Barcelona in 92'!! The same way Jordan, Magic, Pippen, Malone and them dominated the summer, The "SS" Basketball drop is going to have the same effect when it drops. In case you've been under a rock Secret Scientist is a very up and coming label that is exclusive to Fly Times Boutique and its online store. This drop is going to include a grey crew neck sweat shirt with "SS" Basketball logo and a navy blue tee shirt with the Secret Scientist "Dream Team", outta the way Christian Laettner!!! So there it is, more for you to anticipate.... oh yeah, an it drops at halftime of the Allstar Game so have your chips together!!! Peace!!!
---worded by: Majjy Dangerfield
at 9:58 AM
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Meet Tony Davis, our boss and the epitome of cool. Born in Mobile, AL. He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Marketing. He even played college baseball for three years. To think, he could have been a professional baseball player instead of the creator of the greatest thing to hit fashion in Alabama. Ever since founding Fly Times Boutique, he has given streetwear and followers of streetwear in the South a place to call home. At only 24 years old, it won’t be long before Fly Times is everywhere you turn, thanks to him. Of course you want to know more about the guy that keeps you looking legit. So, I interviewed him for you! And yes, he’s the boss you wish you had. Plus, he has the best superhero theme song to date. Let’s get to know Tony Davis, the CEO of Fly Times.
1. Describe Tony Davis, The Boss. What’s he like? I am a very chill boss but when I want something done it needs to be done. Majority of the time I am laughing and having a good time. It takes a lot to get me aggravated but when I do it’s a problem. As long as you do your job and show up on time I am happy. Being on time is very critical to me.
2. What is Fly Times’ mission statement? The mission of Fly Times Boutique is to offer the flyest clothing to accommodate a niche target. The company will make every effort to keep the customer happy. As well as running a profitable business, Fly Times wants to establish a personal relationship with each customer to be able to assist as much as possible. Our goal is to make the customers experience the best any boutique can offer. We want to continue to be flyer than most.
3. How did you come up with the Fly Times name and the iconic paper plane? The name first started off as a newspaper theme. I wanted the fashion to come as news. Time was running short so I had to come up with something simple so I decided on the paper plane. Paper planes are iconic within itself. Paper planes have been around and will be around forever. Growing up everyone has flown a paper plane. I want Fly Times to last forever. Just like the paper plane. I still may incorporate the newspaper theme.
4. Do you have a style icon? If so, who and why? I am a huge fan of Nigo. He is the owner and creator of Bathing Ape. He did not just change fashion, he changed the world. Crossing borders internationally is not an easy task, but he has pulled this off as well as maintaining his presence at home. He also has a very selective clientele.
5. All bosses have a catch phrase. What’s yours? You got to have one. “Great day. Thank god and thank you.” I thank God faithfully. I have to. Without God I would not be in the position that I am in. Next I thank the customers. I love my customers.
6. What’s your most coveted pair of kicks? My most coveted pair of kicks are my Cool Greys. It may sound cliché but that’s my favorite pair. I was so amped about the release. I still have not worn mine yet.
7. What artist(s) are you listening to right now? Mac Miller
8. Hypothetically speaking, say you were a streetwear superhero saving the citizens of Fly Nation from the fashion lames of the Earth. What would your name be, and who would produce/perform your theme song?
Supa Fly and perfoming would be Missy Elliott - The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly]
9. What’s your stance on the ever popular skinny jeans beef? Yay or nay. I’m not really into it. But if that’s what you want to wear then go for it. Be confident in what you wear. A persons perception can change a lot by someone just by the way they carry themselves. The same outfit on two different people can look so different.
10. What should everyone be looking out for from the Fly Times boutique and brand in 2011? Continue to grow. Fly Times is a baby in the industry, As the store continues to grow expect bigger and better things.
worded by: Frieda Funlicious
at 12:19 PM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Streetwear Grew Up I remember when streetwear was not my thing, but this was around the birth of this era (mid-90’s to mid-2000’s), when “streetwear” was the attire generally frowned upon by society and defined as “ghetto” and hip-hop centered. However, like hip-hop, streetwear culture has totally evolved transforming itself into something of a cultural sponge. It has taken all the cool bits and pieces of other popular cultures and combined them to make a bridge that blends different styles together. Baggy jeans are obsolete. Jerseys are now limited to sporting events. The hoodies, chains, and “fitteds” that were once looked upon with disdain have now become the exact remnants that many attribute to the very essence of this new definition of urban style. Streetwear has gained an intellect, a wit about it. And the beauty of it all… streetwear has managed to keep its grasp on the grit that spawned its movement while creating an ever-progressive, fresh trajectory for the future.
Let’s be honest, streetwear is defined completely differently than it was five years ago. There is so much variety that it has surpassed its street roots. It’s not that the culture is becoming uppity. Streetwear has matured. It’s taking the trends and making them gritty. Gone are the days of wearing clothes at least three sizes too big for you. Streetwear has gained coordination that surpasses those dated attempts of fashion. Streetwear is a style. Yeah, I said it, style. Baggy pants and tall tees were not style. A Crooks & Castles pullover, Benny Gold jeans, and a pair of Supra Muskas, that’s style. It’s all about personalizing your look. There is literally a label for everyone to create a contemporary yet urban influenced aesthetic. So, there is no excuse to be dressing like you’ve been living under a rock since 2006.
Now, best way to see this new definition of urban style is to look at the tees because if you’re anything like me, it’s the first thing you notice in a person’s wardrobe. Then, you say to yourself, “Man, I MUST get that shirt.” I can’t mince words; its apparent streetwear borrowed some inspiration from the skater scene by adding more artistic merit into what goes on your back. Skater culture is reputed with the incredible art of expression with notes of graffiti and other associated surfer/skater attributions, and so is streetwear culture. It was only inevitable that these two concepts marry to create some of the best brands offered today. These t-shirts are more like walking graphic design exhibitions that use needles and threads as opposed to ink and spray paint. There is some real printmaking magic happening at labels like RockSmith, Crooks & Castles, and LRG. However, my favorite tee right now would have to be The Burr T-shirt by RockSmith. Yeah, it’s simple, but this is a great example of that wit I mentioned earlier. It’s a Gucci Mane inspired t-shirt, but Gucci is not the most aesthetically pleasing person to have on display. So, what RockSmith does is take the images and fonts associated with luxury label, Gucci, to imply that you are wearing a t-shirt about Gucci Mane, himself. It’s sophisticated irony. Plus, it says “burrr” with a little Gucci Mane caricature holding duffle bags. Is that not the dopest thing you ever heard?!
See, streetwear is upwardly mobile. Your favorite rapper is wearing Crooks right now. I bet your neighbor is ordering a snapback off the Fly Times website (You should too, by the way). I mean, I saw an Asian kid, the other day, rocking 10 Deep, and I high-fived him. He deserved it. Streetwear is a positive epidemic. It will continue because there are always new ideas and new designers trying to keep the streets alive. All the cool kids want a piece. This is great because it means people are getting smart and dressing better which will, in turn, aid in a better world for all of us. Seriously. A secret scientist has proven it.
--Worded by: Sequoia Barnes
at 2:35 PM
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Happy humpday people!! The week has almost come to an end but that doesnt mean that there isn't work to do. Janurary seemed to just "FLY" by but its all good, while you all diligently work Fly Times Boutique brings you more exclusive items to spend that hard earned money on. Trust me, todays installment of fresh gear will definetly make you want to consider putting in some overtime!! Sit back, relax and pay attention to what's coming your way..
Ok, so I know everyone went out last week and copped the Jordan 3's like you were supposed too. If you did, give your self a congratulatory pat on the back, if you didn't its all good, you're still goin to want what Fly Times is bringing to you. "NDK" clothing has been making big noise in the fashion idustry. So much so that it has a really hard time staying on the racks!! This black crew neck sweatshirt is dawned with the "NDK" logo with the timeless cement print over the bunny , and for an additional flavor the letters "NDK" draped across the back in red with the cement print as well. And just to let you all know, Fly Times Boutique is the "ONLY" boutique that will be caring this exclusive piece. So my suggestion to you all is to be ready because when it drops, it will be gone faster than "Homeboys in Outerspace"!!!!
So there you have it, Fly Times Boutique has brought to you something else to drool over. Stay tuned, because there is more to come!! Peace out everyone!!
----worded by: majjy dangerfield
at 11:32 AM