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Top Streetwear Trends Worth Investing in

From bold high tops to graphic cartoon tees, it seems like the only attire men want to wear anymore is streetwear. It’s not just a style that defines what models are wearing off-duty or what celebs are wearing off set anymore. Steeped in hip-hop culture, we know mens streetwear as a category of mens clothing online, but it’s also becoming a lifestyle and culture that revolves around men’s fashion.

From sneaker selfies to fresh haircuts, the streetwear influence is spreading like wildfire, especially amongst millennials. The street-style scene has infiltrated so much of today’s pop culture that most stylish menswear brands include streetwear-inspired pieces in their lines. You no longer need to limit yourself to impossible-to-get name brands in order to buy men’s trendy clothing with those authentic urban vibes, like urban styles of mens clothing online at Differio.com.

As much as we catch street style every day, there are certain trends that truly make a unique statement each season. We gathered the top streetwear trends that are worth investing in right now so you know what to ditch and what to score.

  1. 90s-Inspired Pieces

If there’s one era that’s been successfully brought back from the dead, it’s the 90s decade. From colorblock patterns to colorful graphics, men’s streetwear has definitely taken inspiration from some of the brightest and boldest elements of this decade. As for the streetwear looks, it’s never been easier to mix vintage and modern styles than with today’s retro-inspired fashion clothes for men.

Amongst trendy mens clothing online and in stores, brands are bringing back the bubble-jacket look – the kind made popular by so many old school hip-hop artists. The latest puffer-jacket trends are covered in high shine and fashioned with an oversized fit. Street-style aficionados are layering their puffer jackets over ribbed turtlenecks and colorblock sweatshirts.

There are signature details in these pieces that can take you back twenty years ago. You still get the urban-vintage vibe, but it’s tweaked with modern details that are worthy of being sold amongst high fashion clothes for men.

  1. Luxe Athleisure

Athleisure was probably one of the biggest influences that made mens streetwear so highly coveted across men’s fashion. It’s basically another way of rocking athletically sexy clothes for men when you’re not doing leg presses and bicep curls at the gym. Cool and comfortable, the newest streetwear trends you can find amongst mens clothing online takes athleisure to luxury heights.

The luxe-athleisure look is basically workout clothing redesigned to look more fashion forward. You can expect a high influx of cool sneaker boots – a wearable hybrid of high-top fashion sneakers and ankle boots. As for fashion clothes for men, urban hoodies, slim-fit pants, and joggers for men are getting updated with racing side stripes that add an athletic touch.

The beauty of this style of urban clothing for men is that you can easily mix and match these pieces for going out or staying in.

  1. Urban Apocalyptic

Festivals like Burning Man might be influencing the streetwear scene as trendy mens clothing online and in stores are debuting urban apocalyptic looks. While this trend still honors streetwear’s roots in urban culture, it seamlessly combines both styles, so you can rock Mad Max vibes on a casual hoodie or t-shirt.

From oversized puffer coats to worn distressed sweaters, the urban apocalyptic trend is all about making post-apocalyptic style more wearable. Some of the latest trends include tops detailed with that end-of-the-world feel, like ergonomic cargo pockets on cardigans and multiple zipper accents on ripped jeans.

It’s an innovative take on transforming looks that are normally more appropriate for couture and making them comfortable enough for grabbing drinks or running errands.

 

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From bold high tops to graphic cartoon tees, it seems like the only attire men want to wear anymore is streetwear. It’s not just a style that defines what models are wearing off-duty or what celebs are wearing off set anymore. Steeped in hip-hop culture, we know mens streetwear as a category of mens clothing online, but it’s also becoming a lifestyle and culture that revolves around men’s fashion.

From sneaker selfies to fresh haircuts, the streetwear influence is spreading like wildfire, especially amongst millennials. The street-style scene has infiltrated so much of today’s pop culture that most stylish menswear brands include streetwear-inspired pieces in their lines. You no longer need to limit yourself to impossible-to-get name brands in order to buy men’s trendy clothing with those authentic urban vibes, like urban styles of mens clothing online at Differio.com.

As much as we catch street style every day, there are certain trends that truly make a unique statement each season. We gathered the top streetwear trends that are worth investing in right now so you know what to ditch and what to score.

  1. 90s-Inspired Pieces

If there’s one era that’s been successfully brought back from the dead, it’s the 90s decade. From color block patterns to colorful graphics, men’s streetwear has definitely taken inspiration from some of the brightest and boldest elements of this decade. As for the streetwear looks, it’s never been easier to mix vintage and modern styles than with today’s retro-inspired fashion clothes for men.

Amongst trendy mens clothing online and in stores, brands are bringing back the bubble-jacket look – the kind made popular by so many old school hip-hop artists. The latest puffer-jacket trends are covered in high shine and fashioned with an oversized fit. Street-style aficionados are layering their puffer jackets over ribbed turtlenecks and color block sweatshirts.

There are signature details in these pieces that can take you back twenty years ago. You still get the urban-vintage vibe, but it’s tweaked with modern details that are worthy of being sold amongst high fashion clothes for men.

  1. Luxe Athleisure

Athleisure was probably one of the biggest influences that made mens streetwear so highly coveted across men’s fashion. It’s basically another way of rocking athletically sexy clothes for men when you’re not doing leg presses and bicep curls at the gym. Cool and comfortable, the newest streetwear trends you can find amongst mens clothing online takes athleisure to luxury heights.

The luxe-athleisure look is basically workout clothing redesigned to look more fashion forward. You can expect a high influx of cool sneaker boots – a wearable hybrid of high-top fashion sneakers and ankle boots. As for fashion clothes for men, urban hoodies, slim-fit pants, and joggers for men are getting updated with racing side stripes that add an athletic touch.

The beauty of this style of urban clothing for men is that you can easily mix and match these pieces for going out or staying in.

  1. Urban Apocalyptic

Festivals like Burning Man might be influencing the streetwear scene as trendy mens clothing online and in stores are debuting urban apocalyptic looks. While this trend still honors streetwear’s roots in urban culture, it seamlessly combines both styles, so you can rock Mad Max vibes on a casual hoodie or t-shirt.

From oversized puffer coats to worn distressed sweaters, the urban apocalyptic trend is all about making post-apocalyptic style more wearable. Some of the latest trends include tops detailed with that end-of-the-world feel, like ergonomic cargo pockets on cardigans and multiple zipper accents on ripped jeans.

It’s an innovative take on transforming looks that are normally more appropriate for couture and making them comfortable enough for grabbing drinks or running errands.

 

Best and Worst Cities for Car Lovers to Live in America

Are you totally obsessed with cars? Do you want to live somewhere where everyone else shares your enthusiasm?

In the US, there are some great places for car lovers to live, and, there are some pretty terrible ones.

So, where should you go live if you love cars, and where should you avoid? Read on to learn about the best and worst cities for car lovers to live in America.

 

The Best

 

Let’s start with the good news first – the best cities for car lovers.

1. Colorado Springs

If you’re looking to take breathtaking road trips through mountain scenery whenever you want, then Colorado Springs is the place to go.

The snowpack melts off in the early spring, which means you get to see waterfalls running off the mountains during the summer months.

Honestly, your biggest problem here will probably be keeping your eyes off the amazing scenery and on the road.

Plus, if you own multiple cars, you’ll be right at home here. Colorado ranks second when it comes to states with the most three-vehicle garages or larger.

2. Salt Lake City, Utah

Due to its Mormon population, world-class skiing, and craft beer, Salt Lake City often slips under the radar when it comes to car culture.

However, living in Salt Lake gives you the opportunity to experience some of the best driving routes in the nation.

Once you have your car shipped here from Executive Auto Shippers, you can hit the road to explore Zion National Park, Arches National Park, and, of course, the Utah International Auto Expo.

 

3. Dayton, Ohio

Cars are in the blood of those who live in Dayton, Ohio.

In fact, the very first battery-operated car ignition was invented here a little over 100 years ago. Even the country’s first speeding ticket was issued in Dayton!

While it doesn’t boast the mountainous scenery that Utah and Colorado do, you will find world-class car expos here nearly every month.

 

Worst

 

Now, let’s check out the worst cities for car lovers.

 

1. New York

It probably comes as no surprise that the Big Apple is not a car-friendly city.

With 5 times as much traffic congestion as Colorado Springs, cars really just aren’t a priority here. Most people opt for Ubers, subways, or bikes.

If you’re looking to live here but feel like you can’t part with your car, get ready for some expensive parking spot fees. These normally range from 300 to $1000 per month.

 

2. Miami, FL

Drivers in Miami get a bad rap – and probably for a good reason. Miami consistently ranks at the top for cities with the worst and rudest drivers.

Combine terrible drivers with high car insurance premiums, low car ownership rate, and constant congestion, and this place is pretty much a car lover’s nightmare.

However, NASCAR is big here. So if you are forced to relocate here, you could at least watch others enjoy driving their cars…

 

3. San Francisco

Don’t let the scenic road trips of San Francisco fool you – this city is also a car lover’s nightmare.

In exchange for picturesque drives, you’ll pay an extremely high price. Not only will you be paying a fortune in housing here, but you’ll also be paying a fortune at the pump. Plus, the congestion levels here rank only slightly better than those in New York and LA.

Luckily, they have a great transportation system to make up for it.

So, there you have it – the best and worst cities for car lovers. We hope this list helps you if you’re considering a move or a second home.

JON BELLION ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Jon Bellion will launch an extensive 35-city North American amphitheater tour this summer titled The Glory Sound Prep Tour, kicking off June 12 at The Met in Philadelphia. The headline run, produced by Live Nation, will include a July 12 concert at Los Angeles Greek Theatre and an August 10 hometown show at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island. The tour will make additional stops in Atlanta, Miami, Nashville, San Francisco and more, before wrapping August 11 at MECU Pavilion in Baltimore. See below for itinerary.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 16, starting at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT at LiveNation.com and www.JonBellion.com

Bellion will be touring in support of his new album, Glory Sound Prep, which includes the singles Conversations with my Wife JT and Stupid Deep. Released last week by Capitol Records/Visionary Music Group, the album is available HERE. It includes collaborations with GRAMMY winning producer Quincy Jones, Roc Marciano, RZA, B. Keyz and Travis Mendes. Billboard said, Throughout the 10-track album, Bellion seamlessly intertwines sounds of pop, R&B, hip-hop and rock through his electrifying songs.

Glory Sound Prep is the follow-up to the New York-based artists’ RIAA Gold-certified 2016 debut album, The Human Condition, which has sold more than 1.5 million adjusted albums and amassed upwards of 1.7 billion cumulative streams. All Time Low, the lead single, was a Top 10 hit at Top 40 radio and is now certified 3x Platinum. All three legs of The Human Condition Tour sold out.

Bellion got his start with a series of mixtapes featuring his original songs ߝall recored in his parent’s basement. He built a remarkable following by sharing his music directly with listeners, giving away more than 200,000 free downloads of 2014 The Definition and playing live for fans on two sold-out national tours.

Also a sought-after collaborator, Bellion co-wrote and produced Trumpets for Jason Derulo and co-wrote the GRAMMY Award winning, 10x-Platinum hit The Monster for Eminem and Rihanna. He co-wrote and co-produced Christina Aguilera’s recent single, Fall in Line featuring Demi Lovato.

Colonel Sanders The Muse For Iconic Designer

 

Kentucky Fried Chicken® has collaborated with iconic fashion designer (and KFC fan) NIGO to create a one-of-a-kind collection of quality fried chicken streetwear for the fashionable, finger lickin’ hypebeasts of the world.

As a fan of Colonel Sanders and the iconic KFC brand, Hypemaker, Hypebeast LTD’s global creative studio, worked alongside NIGO to help combine his passion for the brand and streetwear to create the Human Made x KFC Capsule Collection, a KFC twist on NIGO’s Human Made brand inspired by Americana and workwear style.

For design inspiration, NIGO visited the KFC headquarters in Louisville Kentucky, spent time at the Colonel Sanders Museum, in the KFC archives and in the kitchen learning to make the Colonel’s world famous fried chicken.

“When we heard of NIGO’s obsession with Colonel Sanders, we had to invite him for a rare tour of the Colonel’s personal archives to help inspire him,” said Steve Kelly, Director of Media and Digital Marketing. “We’re humbled to work alongside both Hypemaker and NIGO in debuting this collection and are proud to have been a small part of his creative process.”

With his entrepreneurial spirit and world-famous designs, NIGO was the perfect designer to curate KFC’s streetwear debut with a fashion line that would make the World’s Most Famous Fried Chicken Salesman, Colonel Sanders, proud.

The Human Made x KFC Capsule Collection includes a Colonel shop jacket, 70s style racing jacket, hoodies, t-shirts and more ranging from $20 to $375.

Fans will be able to purchase Human Made x KFC Capsule Collection items at a pop-up shopping experience on Friday, Nov. 16, at a KFC restaurant in Manhattan (242 E. 14th Street, New York, NY 10003). NIGO will make an appearance at the opening of the pop-up.

For those unable to make it to the shopping experience, a limited number of items will also be available on HBX.com on November 23, just in time for Black Friday, while supplies lasts. The collection will also be available at the Human Made store in Tokyo starting November 23.

Angelo David “This Place”

With so many young up-and-coming singer/songwriters in the Pop/Alternative world nowadays, it takes real genuine talent to stand out amongst the crowd and have the music world take notice. But that was just the case for Angelo David, who at only 16 has been writing and producing dynamic new tracks that brought him to performing for sold-out crowds and catch the ear of Britney Spears’ music Director Marc Delcore in 2013. Now with an EP and multiple singles under his belt including his latest “This Place” and the soon-to-be-released “The Inside”, he’s continuing to write and produce hot new tracks.
With a unique ability to convert his personal experiences to powerful lyrics and catchy musical transitions – singer/songwriter, producer, and keyboard player Angelo David began writing socially conscious songs at only 8 yrs old in his native Boston, MA.
The Britney Spears’ Las Vegas band backed Angelo at the Topsfield Fair in 2013 and he performed at Webster Hall in New York City in 2015. In September of 2017, Angelo headlined the Hard Rock stage in Boston to a sold out crowd. Over the past five years, Angelo has performed at festivals, charity events, and award shows.
Angelo released his first EP in 2013, along with his first music videos, “House Is Burning Down” (a song about being bullied) and “Mirror” (an introspection). On June 8, 2013, “House is Burning Down” trended at #4 worldwide on YouTube as one of the most popular music videos around the web. Catching the ear of Marc Delcore, music director for Britney Spears, Delcore offered to produce Angelo’s next single, “Heard it at Sunset,” a moving song about the Boston Marathon bombing. The song and video were released at the one-year anniversary of the bombing with all proceeds to benefit the One Fund.
His musical and acting talents have also been recognized by film festivals internationally. In 2014, “Heard it at Sunset” won Best Music Video at the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival and “Mirror” won Best Music Video at the Indian Cine Film Festival in Mumbai, India. In 2015, Angelo’s music video “Lonely” won Best Music Video at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
In 2017, Angelo was asked to write a song about togetherness for the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization to benefit unemployed coal miner families in Kentucky and West Virginia who are struggling with depression and opioid addiction. He’s also been interviewed by NBC-10 TV, WSVN-TV Miami, Dirty Water TV, WBZ radio, the Boston Globe, GoodMusicAllDay, One Magazine, and other publications.
While he frequently continues to release new singles, including the upcoming “The Inside”, it’s certain that Angelo David is a rising talent that will continue to take the Pop Music world by storm!

Citi / AAdvantage Present Luke Bryan

Four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will be performing an intimate show exclusively for Citi/AAdvantage cardmembers on Monday, December 3 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC.
Starting today at 10am ET, Citi/AAdvantage cardmembers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets using their Citi AAdvantage card. Visit https://www.citiprivatepass.com/landing/citi_aadvantage_presents_luke_bryan.html for additional information.
“I love that my fans are given special opportunities as Citi cardmembers,” said Luke. “We look forward to being in New York in December and putting on a great concert for them to show our appreciation.”
“We’re thrilled to once again partner with Luke to offer our cardmembers an exclusive, intimate performance they’ll never forget,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer CMO at Citi.
Last year, Luke celebrated the launch of his album What Makes You Country with an intimate performance for Citi cardmembers at LA’s Belasco Theater as part of Citi Sound Vault. Created in partnership with Live Nation – the world’s largest live entertainment company – Citi Sound Vault is a curated platform exclusively for Citi cardmembers to access unprecedented music experiences across the U.S.
Citi and Live Nation have a longstanding relationship that is focused on providing fans with more access to their favorite artists and providing next-gen experiences. The duo are trailblazers when it comes to delivering unrivaled experiences for fans, offering thousands of events each year to Citi cardmembers.

“YOUNG THUG AS PAINTINGS” EXHIBIT

During Miami Art Basel, Young Thug is teaming up with Netherlands-based artist, Hajar Benjida for their SCOPE Miami Beach installation, “Young Thug As Paintings,” an iteration that Benjida originated on Instagram (@YoungThugAsPaintings).
Originally a school project, Benjida’s “Young Thug As Paintings” pays homage to the cultural capital of Thug, by juxtaposing him with some of history’s most revered works of art. Each combination offers a glimpse into Young Thug’s fluid sense of style and musicality. “I jokingly answered an interview question with “I hope to discuss renaissance paintings with Thug someday.” 1.5 years later and I’m bringing my project to life together with Young Thug himself,” stated Benjida.
The exhibit will be available for viewing December 4th through December 9th at the 18th Annual SCOPE Miami Beach Art Fair. SCOPE is one of the most important satellite art fairs that takes place during Miami Art Basel. The exhibit is sponsored by Young Stoner Life Records and 300 Entertainment. “Young Thug is one of the most profound artists of this generation and we’re going to continue to celebrate him in the most innovative ways. Hajar Benjida’s display of Thug’s influence through art disruption is incredible. This is also a celebration of Hajar’s talent and her appreciation of the culture,” says Rayna Bass, Head of Cultural Marketing at 300 Entertainment.
Thug’s exhibit comes shortly after the release of his latest EP, On the Rvn, which featured surprise appearances from Elton John, Jaden Smith, 6lack, and Offset.
Check out his INSTAGRAM HERE

Tiffany Young Announces “LIPS ON LIPS”

Pop phenomena, Tiffany Young, announces her eight-date 2019 “Lips On Lips” North American Mini Showcase Tour. Kicking off on March 3rd 2019 in Toronto, the tour will weave through New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, Vancouver; ending in her home state of California with San Francisco and Los Angeles. Tickets will be available for Local On-Sale this Thursday November 15th at 10:00AM Pacific; and General On-Sale the following day, Friday November 16th at 10:0AM Pacific.

Kicking off March 3, 2019; Tiffany will be bringing her charismatic performances and smooth vocals to the states where she will be performing her highly talked about singles Teach You and Over My Skin.” Fans can expect an EP to drop early next year, along with many more surprises in store. Cosmopolitan describes her sound as “catchy choruses, an irresistible dance-ready beat laid with synths that sound futuristic and vintage at the same time, every lyric oozing with feeling, and of course fun theatrics. But instead of singing demurely about general cutesy crushes and falling in love, Young’s busting out her big girl chops for more personal yet relatable, story-driven tunes.” Meet Tiffany Young, the K-Pop Megastar You’re About to See (and Hear) *Everywhere* – Cosmo

In the midst of her U.S. takeover, Tiffany spoke to PAPER Magazine about representation and her newly discovered freedom of expression, stating; “We are in this amazing time where there are no limits […] It’s all about diversity, being opinionated and having something to say.” Tiffany was photographed for PAPER Magazine’s new digital cover series Takeover, where they chose five of their favorite women who’re making a significant impact on the music industry right now. Tiffany Young, the breakout singer of K-pop group Girls Generation, is carving out a major name for herself stateside.” Also photographed for the series: Normani, Charli XCX, Teddy Geiger, and Kelelam.

Check out her Instagram HERE

Top Tips to Help Women Treat Carpal Tunnel

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, women are three times more likely to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome than men, making even the most basic repetitive tasks like typing, using a computer, chopping vegetables and gardening painful. The associated pain or numbness in the hands and wrist that can radiate up the arm and hinder the ability to work is caused by the median or ulnar nerves in the wrist becoming compressed by repetitive motion. The good news is, the pain associated with carpel tunnel can be relieved without surgery. A good fitting wrist brace and a simple exercise, holding the arm out straight and flexing the hand at the wrist, can relieve the pressure on the nerve.

Testing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are two definitive tests that physicians use to diagnose carpal tunnel: Tinel’s and Phalen’s.

 

  • The Tinel’s Test. If tapping on the underside of the wrist causes shooting pains in the hand, it is considered positive.
  • The Phalen’s Test. If the hands feel heavy, tingling, burning, or numb when holding both wrists in a back-to-back position in front of the body, with the wrists bent at 90 degrees for 90 seconds, it is considered positive.

 

Carpal tunnel is sometimes mistaken for thoracic outlet syndrome. The tightness, soreness and restrictions in the neck, shoulder, chest muscles and/or a slight shift in one of the ribs – often attributed to thoracic outlet syndrome – can actually result in symptoms much like carpal tunnel. The good news is that easing the symptoms of both carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome may be accomplished with a correctly fitting wrist support.

Wrists are not one-size-fits-all. Women’s wrists are, on average, 10 percent narrower than men’s, so it’s important their wrist support is made just for them. The Wellgate for Women Perfect Fit Wrist Support, for example, helps to ease the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel, tendonitis, arthritis and sprains by keeping the wrist in a neutral position to relieve pressure on the median and ulnar nerves during the day and at night.

The American Physical Therapy Association offers these tips for women to limit their chances of getting carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • Consider using a wrist brace at night and when playing sports to support the wrist in a neutral position.
  • Take frequent breaks from activities that require repetitive motion, even cooking tasks.
  • Move only your fingers and keep your wrists straight when typing.
  • When typing, make sure your spine is flush with the chair back, your shoulders are relaxed, and your feet are flat on the floor.
  • Keep your computer monitor at eye level.

 

Women should not just assume they have to live with pain.

 

About the Author

Dr. Holly Herman has been a physical therapist for more than 43 years, with a full-time private practice in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Herman provides expert care for women and men seeking careful, considerate diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and other medical conditions. She is dedicated to training physical therapy and other healthcare professionals worldwide.