Take a Look at the Sneaker Collection of KITH’s Sean Conway

MR PORTER’s newest installment of Aficianados hones in on sneaker collector and KITH employee Sean Conway. Through personal divulgences, Conway shares how he made inroads into what he now considers to be a full-fledged obsession, first making real headway with a pair of Nike Dunk Low Pro SB “Sharks” he had purchased with his own money. That was in 2002. Over the course of 13 years , Conway has accumulated well over 500 pairs, with rare sneakers like the Nike Air Mag, Nike Air Yeezy 2 and Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III “Super Green” making their way into his collection. Check out how your closet compares in the video above.

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Watch The Behind The Scenes Video Of Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” ft. Kanye West & Paul McCartney

By now most of you must have listened to Rihanna’s new track “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Today Rihanna takes us behind the scenes of the video for the song. She explains that they are keeping it simple in terms of style and look, with all three wearing a classic American denim outfit in the music video. The new music video will be directed by none other than fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh. This is the first song of the singer’s new album.

Also worth noting is the desert high rise boots that Rihanna and Kanye West are wearing in the video. We already spotted these on Kanye in his new music video for “Only One” a couple of days ago. We believe that these are actually from his upcoming adidas collection, which should be unveiled in the very near future. We will keep you posted!

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Next Up: Al-Doe

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Al-Doe is the epitome of New York but not the “New York rapper.” The 29-year-old Bronx native’s early roots in the entertainment biz came far from the hallways of Big Apple project houses and high school lunch tables. Instead, his story began through a visual medium.

You see Al is Puerto Rican. It’s something that has been both a help and a hinder for him. He got a lot of his initial exposure as an actor during his childhood. Being featured in both soap operas and primetime TV programming, Al-Doe got a taste of the big time before he was even a teenager. It wouldn’t be until much later that he would even pick up a mic and rap.

“I feel like being Hispanic or Puerto Rican in the music industry, I think I have a lot of advantages. I grew up as an actor. From the time I was like 5-12 years old I was in soap operas. I did As The World Turns, I was on Law and Order.”

Hip-hop wouldn’t come along until Al hit 18. By then his acting career was well over (for now) and it was then he decided to pick up a mic. It was also at this point when he believed his ethnicity hurt him to some extent.

“I had a conversation one time with Fat Joe. I was in Miami one day and he called me. I never met him ever before–this was like a year and a half ago–and he told me that, ‘It’s harder for you [as a Latino]…’ I don’t feel like I get enough credit sometimes because I am Hispanic and rap is a dominantly black sport.” He acknowledges that being Hispanic makes him standout regardless and that no matter your nationality, especially in New York City, everyone’s the same deep inside.

“I’m from the same block as you. I went to the same school as you. Your sister’s my homegirl. My mother had to borrow milk from the neighbors just like your mother had to borrow sugar from her neighbors. We’re all the same.”

The RFC member is currently working on his forthcoming solo studio album, which he says is slated for an April release. It’s his next best opportunity to show the hip-hop world what he’s made of and let people know he’s a rapper from New York with plans for something much bigger.

“I never grew up wanting to be a rapper so I always looked at myself as something way bigger than movies and music. [I want to be] a household name… I’ve got a long way to go but I feel like I’m in a perfect space right now.”

- Paul Meara (@PaulMeara)

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The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the WeekWe’re back with another roundup of the 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week, now on to our sixth installment. If you are unfamiliar with Snobshots, it is our global street style page, highlighting the best in user-submitted images. To participate, all you have to do is use the #Snobshots hashtag on your Instagram street style posts, along with the #city you’re in and the #brands you are wearing, or upload directly to Snobshots. Try it out for yourself and check out this week’s 10 best entries below.

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week1. pangeaprod wearing Nike, EDWIN, Patta and Carhartt in Cologne

 

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week2. mpumelelomacu wearing Palladium in Cape Town

 

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week3. atothebed wearing Nike

 

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week4. kedecc wearing adidas in Auckland

 

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week5. temitopeowolabi in Toronto

 

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week6. mannydark in Nike

 

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week7. deadvibezzz wearing Vans

 

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week8. seffcazza in Montreal

 

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week9. daveang wearing Levi’s, Converse, Diesel, Patta and Carhartt in Rotterdam

 

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the WeekAZ10. mxdvs wearing Nike, ASOS and I Love Ugly

Stay tuned for next week’s installment and see plenty more #Snobshots over at Snobshots.com.

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Mercedes-Benz Takes Direct Hit Against Porsche With Its New Mercedes-AMG GT “Dreamcar” TV Commercial

Yesterday Mercedes-Benz launched the brand new “Dreamcar” tv commercial for its much anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. In a rather subtle manner, the German car maker mocks Porsche with the new tv commercial. The well priced Mercedes-AMG GT is a direct competitor to the Porsche 911, the car that so many want and have dreamed of as kids. That is also exactly the story of the ad, which sees a young boy dream of the Porsche 911, while it gets taken over by the Mercedes-Benz competitor. The ad concludes with the campaign’s tag line “Handcrafted by Racers.”

Check out the new Mercedes-AMG GT here and also check out our AMG Headquarter tour here.

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