BTF (Behind The Facade) New Collection

When it comes to trendsetting and stepping outside of the box, leave it to BTF Clothiers to elevate the game. Behind the Facade Clothiers are a premium clothing brand out of Washington, DC established in 2017. Although their clothing may be stylish and fashion forward, the ultimate goal is to bring awareness to mental health and breaking the stigma associated with it.

Check out a glimpse of their new collection dropping soon:

Please visit them on Instagram: @Btfclothiers

Study Connects Early Baldness to Prostate Cancer in African Americans

New research finds a link between early baldness and cancer of the male reproductive gland known as the prostate. The study involved African-American men, a group at particularly high risk of prostate cancer.

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious connection between prostate cancer and baldness. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson, PhD, says the two may be linked through a testosterone product called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT.  The hormonal chemical, Zeigler-Johnson explains, “is a form of testosterone that seems to be associated with male-pattern baldness and also connected to prostate cancer occurrence and prostate cancer progression.”

Previous studies have looked at the link between baldness and prostate cancer, but Zeigler-Johnson says this is the first to focus on African-American men, whose prostate cancer death rate is two and a half times that of white American men.

In the study, Zeigler-Johnson and her colleagues asked about 300 prostate cancer patients and some 200 non-patients about their baldness history. They then compared the type of baldness and the age when the men started losing hair with their medical histories..

The study by Charnita Zeigler-Johnson and her colleagues is published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Giuliano Fujiwara Brown Boots

Giuliano Fujiwara has revamped their Brown Boots  from the Fall/Winter 2011 Collection by making very slight changes to the design. These boots ($789) showcases a large tassels tucked underneath the lace-up middle and and excessively thick rubber sole.  

For the Fellas: Video: Drake – ‘Practice’

Bottoms up.  Drake celebrates the booty in the video for “Practice.”  Inspired by Serena Williams’ viral clip, the visuals star a voluptuous vixen who dances in her bedroom mirror to his Juvenile-sampled song off Take Care.  At the end, Drizzy surprises her and the cameras cut as they take it to the bed.

The Young Money rapper, who launches his “Club Paradise” tour on Valentine’s Day, is asking his fans to submit videos of themselves dancing to the song.

Men’s Wear Trend: Fashion Power

For fall 2012, the traditional business suit has gone through a much-needed fashion makeover and been turned into a sleek, youthful and modern ensemble. Tailored clothing manufacturers are proposing a formfitting silhouette, with narrow lapels and tight, defined shoulders that will empower any executive.

Shown Here:

(1.) Gucci’s wool and cotton suit and Prada’s cotton shirt. Linda Farrow glasses; Alexander Olch tie; tie bar; Imperial pocket square; Gucci belt and shoes.

(2.) Tallia Orange’s poly and rayon suit and Prada’s cotton shirt. Hugo Boss sunglasses; John Varvatos tie; Tateossian tie bar; Thomas Pink gloves; Louis Vuitton briefcase and shoes.

(3L.) Elie Tahari’s wool suit and Kiton’s cotton shirt. Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses; Bespoken tie; Tateossian tie bar; Imperial pocket square; Dunhill gloves; Calvin Klein briefcase; Gucci shoes.

(3R.) Joseph Abboud’s wool suit, Ermenegildo Zegna’s cotton shirt and Thomas Pink’s wool coat. Gucci sunglasses; Giorgio Armani tie and pocket square; Salvatore Ferragamo tie bar; Thomas Pink gloves; Calvin Klein portfolio; Louis Vuitton shoes.

(4L.) Dior Homme’s wool suit and Burberry London’s cotton shirt. Alexander Olch tie; tie bar; Salvatore Ferragamo belt; Bally shoes.

(4R.) Boss Selection’s wool suit and Kiton’s cotton shirt. Oliver Peoples glasses; John Varvatos tie; Tateossian tie bar; Imperial pocket square; Brioni gloves; Calvin Klein briefcase and shoes.

(5.) Calvin Klein’s wool suit and Prada’s cotton shirt. Fendi sunglasses; Brioni tie; Tateossian tie bar; Bally Belt and shoes; CH Carolina Herrera gloves; Salvatore Ferragamo briefcase.

Christian Louboutin John John Shoes

This Christian Louboutin John John Men’s Flat Shoe from the Fall/Winter 2011 Collection retails at $865. I must say I really like the style and look of the shoe. They remind me of the classic style of the 20’s and 30’s where the lace-up style shoes were in high demand.   They can definitely be rocked with a nice tailored suit or a pair of designer jeans.  I’m diggin’ them!!!  Something to have chillin’ in the shoe collection. They’re offered in multicolored variations: one in navy blue/gray and the other in burgundy/light blue.

3.1 Phillip Lim Braided Biker Jacket

The Watch the Throne tour made its stop in Kanye West’s hometown of Chicago this week. During his downtime, Kanye and Jay spent their time connecting with the fans by visiting random locations throughout the city. Jay-Z was spotted in a Givenchy leather and shearling biker jacket retailing at $4,070, while Kanye sported the 3.1 Phillip Lim braided black leather biker jacket priced at $1,750. It appears Kanye had his customized, as the jacket originally features silver hardware detailing, his is all black out.