LUXURIOUS SUMMER

The brand Smith&Brandon was created in the summer of 2009, when Drake Smith had a vision to create something that he could offer to the world, while inspiring the kids in his area of living. “Everyone has a dream, right?” He just wanted to show that it was possible to follow your dreams and live through those dreams. Before the brand came up as an idea for that “Something”, Drake found himself walking into different department stores mesmerized with different articles of clothing always stating, “I would have done it like this.” This statement helped craft the high end street wear brand known today as, Smith&Brandon. Smith&Brandon is a lifestyle brand that offers high end street wear garments and accessories to every demographic and not one particular race. The S&B brand was birthed upon the love of fashion and the ambition to present the world with innovative styles. Our mission or our goal at S&B is to provide consumers with classic yet innovative designs combined with high quality apparel that portray not only fashion, but the lifestyle of Smith&Brandon. Fly Times Boutique was established in 2009 as well by Tony Davis. Fly Times quickly became the leading streetwear boutique in Alabama and pushed the limits by supporting the smaller brands for success. Now relocated to Charlotte, NC, Fly Times is positioning itself to become one of the premier boutiques in the country. Fly Times represents that the underdogs can win. Little step + little step + little step = BIG step. Everyone isn’t born Fly, but some people have it. They have that inner flyness that makes them stand out among their peers. Fly Times can be that outlet to your inner Flyness. The components in our logo simply represent our morals and principles in life. The crossed keys represent the brotherhood amongst individuals, the loyalty we have between us and building our brand into something bigger than ourselves; something classic. The open book represents the knowledge that we seek to obtain growth within ourselves, our brand and our future.

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Friday.

If you missed the announcement on twitter earlier today, don’t fret. The Smith&Brandon + FlyTimes Boutique collab drops next Friday! There’s no specific time, so please be on the lookout for the luxury goods!

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The Hermes Scarf

The Hermès scarf is a style icon. Worn by royalty and celebrities, coveted and admired, and now avidly collected, this deceptively simple square of silk is much more than just a fashion accessory: it is the stuff of legend.  Since the first scarf made its debut in 1937, the House of Hermès has produced more than two thousand different designs. From the classic scarves that embody the Hermès tradition to the wildly imaginative stylings of contemporary designers, the House is always forging new paths and yet is never afraid to take a fresh and often witty approach to its own heritage.

A scarf is not the work of a single individual; at each stage of its creation, talent and craftsmanship combine to create a work of art. These qualities shine through in the illustrations, by turns playful and poetic, which lead the you into a richly colored world with a multitude of motifs.

 They range from the equestrian themes that are internationally associated with the Hermès brand, through French history and the natural world, to global cultures. From vibrant opulence to subtle harmony, every scarf conveys a mood and every one tells a story.

Secretive Information.

If youve been following us on twitter, you’ll notice that we have premiered the photos of our collab sun shades with the homies at Flytimes boutique. But if you haven’t seen the leak of the luxury shades..here they are!

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Style Icon: Steve McQueen

The highest-paid film star of his time, Steve McQueen had a rebellious nature that complemented his on-screen American antihero persona and earned him the nickname “The King of Cool.” Off screen, the actor was passionate about motorcycle and car racing, and had a natural yet distinctive all-American boy-meets-renegade style that, together with his no-nonsense man’s man personality, made him a style icon both in his time and in ours.

 Style-wise, Steve McQueen excelled at taking classic American sportswear and giving it a rugged, masculine edge. Pieces that were included the actor’s style were aviators, slim-cut tailored suits, sport coats, zip-up windbreakers, khakis, button-downs in pale colors, V-neck sweaters, and shawl-collared cardigans, as well as polo shirts. Of course, as a racing enthusiast, the iconic star was also a fan of clothing he could get down and dirty in, such as racing jackets, simple cotton T-shirts, leather jackets, gloves, boots, and denim, denim and more denim. 

Steve McQueen was most in his element when he would dress down in jeans, but he cleaned up so well that Rolex named its sophisticated Explorer watch after him, officially calling it the McQueen Rolex.

C.O.L.O.R.S.

Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. It is a color found in many national flags.

 

The color black can represent;  Power, sexuality, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, fear, unhappiness, depth, style, evil, sadness, remorse, anger,  anonymity, underground, good technical color, mourning, and death (Western cultures).

 Green symbolizes: life, nature, fertility, well being Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe color, if you don’t know what color to use anywhere use green.
Green is favored by well balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.