After my tour through the Fashion District — with its gleaming white walls, hot lights and King of Prussia Mall feel — I decided the Fashion District, with its generously-sized Nike, Levi and Skechers outlets and soon-to-open AMC Theatre is the answer to what kind of fashion city we really are.
Those who can’t comprehend how mass incarceration has had a deadly effect on black families or those who have never heard of colorism — let alone the one-drop rule — or those who have no idea that a kitchen is more than a place where food is prepared, and so on and so on, will never tune in.
“What we want to do is create an experience,” Jenkins told me one stormy summer afternoon. “We are out to change the idea of who belongs in a suit, what the personality of a suit is and to show men they can make their suit whatever they want it to be.”
In honor of National Men’s Grooming Day — Friday, August 16th — MenzFit is launching a campaign to collect toiletries — toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, razors, aftershave, pomade, and lotion — for men who are transitioning from prison to life on the outside.
Ten years ago, I went down to my parent’s basement in search of an Ebony from the 1970s with my beloved Jackson 5 on the cover. But when I made it to the shelf where mom kept the 11x14 glossies from the late 1960s and early 1970s, they were gone.