Uptown Bourgeois is an arts, news, and culture blog created by New York-based freelance writer Jefferey Spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

The Must Wear List 8.21.15

Welcome to the Must Wear List-a weekly roundup of fashion releases that you must know about! Whether you choose to add these pieces to your personal collection or simply devour the information for conversation with your fashion friends, the list will always feature great finds and big news! Enjoy!

(In order from left to right)

The Yeezy Boost 350 in Pirate Black

Hate him or love him, you have to admit that Kanye’s Yeezy Boost 350 is one of the hottest and most notable sneaker releases in the last year.  And with the Adidas collab shoe being released in pirate black on August22, it looks like Ye’s about to dominate the global shoe game once more.  I tend to gravitate toward much simpler sneaker selections, but I’m definitely into these.  You won’t find me in a mile long line outside of Foot Locker, but I just might frantically search the web to get my hands on a pair of Yeezys.

Beauty & Youth x Porter “City” Collection

These royal blue nylon bags with elegant white contrast trim are at the top of my must-have accessory list.  If you’re going to carry a bag this summer, it should match your aesthetic and fashion sense.  Just as much thought and selection should go into your accessory choices. Why not start here?

Brutus’ first full menswear range

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, menswear brand Brutus has stepped outside of its decades-long reputation of perfecting the trimfit shirt.  The label has just released its first-ever full menswear range featuring classic style that effortlessly combines modern looks with retro flair.

Dino Sanchez handmade leather accessories

If you want something that’s truly one of a kind, look no further than Dino Sanchez’s leather accessories collection.  Each piece is handmade, meaning no two pieces are alike.  Take your pick of wallets, fobs, journals, and folios among other key accessory picks.

Ralph Lauren’s new Smart Shirt

If you’re an active guy but feel weighed down by activity tracking devices like the Nike Fuelband or the Apple Watch, the new Ralph Lauren Smart Shirt is the perfect way to track your progress in style.  At $295, it’s more affordable than many of the activity devices on the market.  Plus, it’s just fucking cool.

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