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Philly 360° Style Guide: Philadelphia Menswear Shops For The ‘Heritage Hipsters’ In Old City

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • September 25, 2014
    • Philly 360° Mens Style
      • Philly 360° Mens Style
      • Photo Credit: Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia

For our next edition of the Philly° 360 Style Guide, we're focusing our attention on a special group of stylish gents that we've dubbed "The Heritage Hipster." 

Okay, so let's just own it. We know that the word "hipster" can be a polarizing term, capable of causing intense feelings of love, or hate, when used. But, in this case we've got nothing but good things to say about these fashionable fellahs. You know the type — the uber stylish, heritage brand-wearing, vintage-loving, well-groomed in the most unassuming way type of guy. 

Philly has plenty of dope "Heritage-Hipster" style and shopping options. And, we absolutely love every bit of it.

If you're on the lookout for your next fab vintage or heritage find, then your next shopping destination has to be the popular Philly neighborhood of Old CityThis part of town is renown for good eats, great art galleries and some of the finest vintage/thrift shopping that Philadelphia has to offer. 

Check out our pick's for this week's menswear style guide, and stay tuned for a few more classic Philly looks, courtesy of Philly 360°. Also, make sure to check out our style guide for the 'Dapper Sophisticants' of Rittenhouse Square too.


The ‘Heritage Hipsters’ Of Old City

    • Philly 360° Mens Style
      • Philly 360° Mens Style
      • Photo Credit: Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia

The ‘Heritage Hipster’: Old City

The Shirt: At Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, heritage, originality and time-honored craftsmanship are the order of the day for this rustic boutique. Pick up your hearty, hand-crafted Gitman Bros. button-down. You’ll be right up there with those that paved the way to the ‘Cradle of Liberty.’ 116 N. 3rd Street

The Shoes: For an impeccable pair of shoes, join the generations of men who have gone for the classic Oxford style. Briar Vintage has quite a selection dating from the 1960s all the way back to the 1800s. Your style is guaranteed to be one for the ages after hitting this shop. (62 N. 3rd Street)

The Jeans: ‘Best of Philly 2011’ winner Charlie’s Jeans, offers the guys and girls a premium selection of denim. Find your own pair of perfectly sized dungarees to match that button-up and you’ll be the epitome of rustic charm. (1735 Chestnut Street)

The Accessory: For a stand-out addition to your look, try on-trend, Old City boutique Lost + Found. This mother-daughter run style spot has long-lasting vintage belts for a fraction of the price. Look stylish without trying too hard or spending too much. (133 N. 3rd Street)

The Separates: Go full, vintage-meets-timeless style at Sugarcube, a boutique that carries everything from small label to well-known classic. We suggest a clean cut, casual chic blazer from Rag & Bone. Rest assured, Sugarcube’s selection will consistently provide you solid wardrobe mainstays. (124 N. 3rd Street)


And, to complete this week's menswear guide, we leave you with our latest venture — The Bearded Bunch video collab with Kings Rule Together founder Curran J.


Red Bull Canvas Cooler Project Lands At Arch Enemy Arts In Old City - Thursday, September 24

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • September 24, 2014
    • Red Bull Canvas Cooler
      • Red Bull Canvas Cooler
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Red Bull

Red Bull is back at it again. This week, the Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project lands in Philadelphia for the first time. This innovative project presents 30 talented, emerging local artists who each will transform a blank, canvas-wrapped Red Bull cooler into a piece of inspiration art in their own signature style.

All of the Canvas Cooler Artist are hand-selected and curated by the Arts Fund, which is a national charity that raises funds for art. The Philadelphia event includes fresh lineup of local talents including notorious prankster street artist Kid Hazo, popular instagram sketcher Dessie Jackson, neo-pop painter Thomas Buildmore, and Philly 360°'s own Stacey "Flygirrl" Wilson

On Thursday, September 25 Red Bull will reveal the finished coolers to the public during a one-night-only gallery exhibit at Arch Enemy Arts in Old City. During the event, two artists will be selected by a panel of judges to display and sell their work during Art Basel Week at Scope Art Fair in Miami Beach later this winter.

The event is free and open to the public. So, stop through Arch Enemy, grab a Red Bull and support these phenomenal Philly talents. 


Red Bull Canvas Cooler 
When: Thursday, September 25, 8 - 11 p.m. 
Where:   Arch Enemy Arts, 109-111 Arch Street
Cost: Free, 21+
More Info: RSVP at http://redbull.com/canvascooler


What’s Good In My ‘Hood: Jake Weaver, Northern Liberties

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • September 23, 2014
    • Jake Weaver
      • Jake Weaver
      • Photo Credit: J. Lowe for Philly 360

Each month, we showcase a different person from a happening neighborhood in Philly. This month we’ll like to introduce you to graphic artist and nightlife connoisseur, Jake Weaver of Northern Liberties, also affectionately referred to as NoLibs by locals. 

A man of many talents, Jake describes himself as “an artist/musician who refuses to adhere to the conventional idea of being an "adult." Rightly so, a gamer, skater, graphic artists, and event host, Jake has called No Libs his home for over six years, hosting and DJ’ing events at popular haunts such as The Barbary and Kung Fu Necktie.

Considered as one of Philly’s most successful up-and-coming neighborhoods, Northern Liberties features a throng of international restaurants, eclectic pubs and trendy boutiques — all while maintaining an authentic artistic vibe. A short cab ride from Center City, the neighborhood lies north of Old City and west of the Delaware River.

Find out about Jake’s hood below! 


Philly 360° Q&A with NoLibs resident Jake Weaver. 

    • Jake Weaver
      • Jake Weaver
      • Photo Credit: J. Lowe for Philly 360

How do you describe Northern Liberties?

A hodgepodge of what Philly was, is, and will become.

Favorite spots in your hood?

I love the entire area, but I go through phases. Currently, I'd say PYT for their ridiculous burgers and Standard Tap for its solid brunch menu. As far as shopping goes, you can find me at Exit Skate Shop on once a month buying kicks. If I'm trying to splurge, I'll go to Sole Control in the Piazza. Since I live so close to the Piazza, I can’t not go into Jinxed. They have some really cool furniture along with a lot of random 2nd hand items you don't necessarily realize you need until you stumble upon them.

What he likes about his ‘hood?

It’s very accessible.  I can pretty much walk 4 blocks in any direction and find what I'm looking for. The El is only a short walk away.

What should people know about his ‘hood?

It’s more than just a party destination, there are so many places to chill and just be here. You can grab coffee in a café or sit in a bar and meet a stranger from a different walk of life from yours and talk for hours. It’s unpretentious and laid back; in essence, it’s what Philly is all about.

Jake's NoLibs Itinerary: 

The Barbary, 951 Frankford Avenue | Live Music, Entertainment, Drinks, Nightlife
Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front Street | Live Music, Entertainment, Drinks, Nightlife 
PYT,  The Piazza - 1050 N. Hancock St | Burgers, Late Night Eats, Drinks 
Standard Tap, 901 N. 2nd Street | Beer, Drinks, Brunch, Dining 
The Piazza, 1001 N. 2nd Street | Shopping, Dining, Drinks, Nightlife, Entertainment 
Exit Skate Shop, 825 N. 2nd Street | Shopping, Sneakers, Skater Gear
Sole Patrol, 1050 N. Hancock Street | Sneaker Consignment, Shopping, Vintage Footwear
Jinxed, 1050 N. Hancock Street | Vintage, Furniture, Shopping, Home Goods


Watch the below Visit Philadelphia Neighborhoods video for more great places to visit in Northern Liberties.

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The Philadelphia Collection Continues With Three More Days of Philly Style - Through Wednesday, September 24

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • September 22, 2014
    • In September, Music, Art and Fashion Take Over In Style
      • In September, Music, Art and Fashion Take Over In Style
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Philly Fashion Week

Last week, our city welcomed the return of The Philadelphia Collection, which kicked off on September 17 with trunk shows, designer sales, and exclusive fashion shows.  

Missed out on the fashionable action? Don't worry, there are three more days of fabulous Philly style for you to take advantage of. Below, you can take a look at our top picks for the close out of The Philadelphia Collection 2014. 

So, on your mark, get ready — and shop! 


The Philadelphia Collection
When: September 17- 24
Where: Various Locations
Cost: See website for details.
More Info: Click here.

    • Fabulous Fashion
      • Fabulous Fashion
      • Photo Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC

Monday, September 22

Fall Fashions…Locally Made | Time: 3-7 p.m. 

Be among the first to view and purchase the latest fall dresses, jackets and accessories designed and fabricated right here in Philadelphia. Come, sip delicious cocktails and discover some hidden gems in our talent filled city.

Where: Urban Princess Boutique, 620 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147


Tuesday, September 23rd

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Shopping Soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center | Time: 11 a.m. - 7p.m. 

Join the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator designers for a one-day-only shopping soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center. Meet the 2014 Designers-In-Residence in person, and treat yourself to major fashion steals, light bites, tunes, and sips.

Where: 1701 JFK Blvd #300, Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

Imbue & Cayetano Legacy Collection Trunk Show at The Bronzed Bee | 6-9 p.m. 

Come see the Cayetano Legacy Collection statement jewelry trunk show. Local company Imbue machine-washable clothing trunk show will be offering-20% off. Bronzed Bee airbrush tanning studio is also offering 20% off packages. 

Guests will enjoy freshed baked mini cupcakes from special guest Courtney Lapresi of Master Chef along with light fare and bubbly will they shop and get style tips from Imbue & CLC representatives. 

Where: 406 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

 

Rittenhouse Row Fall Fashion Crawl | Time: 6-8 p.m. 

A roving event highlighting the best of fall fashion and mixology in Rittenhouse.

Where: Rittenhouse Row, All around Rittenhouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19102 to 19103


Fashion Under The Shambles | 6 p.m. 

A visually tantalizing evening showcasing the best of local Philly men and women fashion with an exciting collaboration between some of the most innovative & creative boutiques, and salons in the South Street Headhouse District. 

Master of Ceremonies is America's Next Top Model Finalist Cory Wade Hindorff. 
Cash Bar, Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, Rain or Shine, Fashionable Attire Required
RSVP only, VIP Tickets available for $25 at SouthStFashion.Eventbrite.com

Where: 200 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Wednesday, September 24

Sweet Octavia Accessories Trunk Show | Time: 6-8 p.m. 

Preview of exclusive, handmade, one-of-a-kind wallets, clutches, cuffs, cross body bags, clothing and MORE. All while enjoying spa treatments & sampling wine selections.

Where: 7175 Ogontz Avenue, Suite C, Philadelphia, PA 19138


And, in honor of all things Philly style, we present one of our Philadelphia faves, Project Runway winner Dom Steater.  Watch our video now! 


Philly 360° Style Guide: Philadelphia Menswear Shops For The ‘Dapper Sophisticants’ Of Rittenhouse Square

  • Posted By: Devon Darrow
  • September 11, 2014
    • Philly style with Brad Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles: Commonwealth Proper
      • Philly style with Brad Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles: Commonwealth Proper
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Visit Philadelphia/Philly 360°

Guys, we know you need more than one type of outfit for everyday life. You don’t want to be stuck in that ‘one outfit fits all’ mode. Maybe you’ve got a businesses dinner, a conference, a date, you’re headed to the big game, you want an outfit to sharpen your style, you’re going for that vintage-meets-heritage vibe or you just want to go straight casual with a little something extra.

For whatever look you’ve got in mind, Philly 360° has put together some looks that fit all occasions. And, we're staring with the "Dapper Sophisticants" of Rittenhouse Square.

With Philly’s diverse selection of men’s stores, from the established and traditional to the modern and trend-evoking, you're guaranteed to take your style to the next level. 

Check out our pick's for this week's menswear style guide, and stay tuned for more classic Philly looks — courtesy of Philly 360°. 


The ‘Dapper Sophisticant’: Rittenhouse Square

    • The Bearded Bunch
      • The Bearded Bunch
      • Photo Credit: Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia

The Suit: For those of you looking for the traditional yet sophisticated, retro yet modern, suit attire you’ll need to start at Commonwealth Proper. You’ll find that custom-made, perfectly tailored suit with an expert fit. Curated fabrics top the quality off making for an investment-worthy closet addition that will last well into the future. (1839 Chestnut Street)

The Shirt: For the dress shirt, head to Distante´ Clothing, a Philly staple since 1983. Known for their signature French cuffs and tall collars, this article will no doubt leave you feeling a little taller arriving at a business meeting or that dress-to-impress event. (1510 Sansom Street)

The Shoes: Find your dress shoe fix at Boyd’s, a Rittenhouse Square staple of elegance. We suggest a slick pair of Armani Oxfords or some slightly more casual Ferragamo loafers to top off your outfit. (1818 Chestnut Street)

The Tie: No man should forget those wardrobe flourishes that add a little extra something. Try pairing a Duke & Winston bulldog-motif tie with your high-collared shirt for some British-inspired, prepster flair. You’ll feel like royalty (or maybe The Duke himself) in no time. (1822 Chestnut Street)

Outerwear and more: While we know you’re not on Savile Row, Henry A. Davidson can take you there stepping into the elegant, out-of-the-way showroom. We suggest one of their topcoats for those colder months—even in the winter, you’ll never lose your style. (1701 Spruce Street, 2nd floor)

If you’re looking to go bolder, try a Neopolitan-style, hand-cut and hand-sewn jacket from Nigerian-born menswear designer, Ikiré Jones. (131 N. 21st Street)

Accessories: Head to Mettler’s American Mercantile, a Center City, all USA-made outpost, for the stylistically simple, pure leather belt. You can stop here for all your made-in-America specialty items too. (2129 Chestnut Street)

Look further to ToBox, a local lifestyle store, for anything from lapel pins to handmade pocket squares to Italian socks to luggage. Why not travel in style too? (25 S. 19th Street)


And, to complete this week's menswear guide, we leave you with our latest venture — The Bearded Bunch video collab with Kings Rule Together founder Curran J.


Can't Miss Fashion: The Philadelphia Collection Returns - September 17-24

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • September 9, 2014
    • The City Festival at The Piazza
      • The City Festival at The Piazza
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC/Philly 360°

Ready to bring the fashion again, Philly? Heading into its fifth year, The Philadelphia Collection will take place once again throughout the city from September 17-24. 

As more retailers are flocking to Philly (we see you Uniqlo and Century 21), the fashion-themed weeklong event is an initiative to help place the city of Brotherly love on the national fashion scope. With countless trunk shows, designer sales, and exclusive fashion shows, The Philadelphia Collection includes signature events like Phashion Phest, and Macy’s Fashion Show featuring the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator.

Below, you can take a look at the major happenings of the Philadelphia Collection 2014. Be sure to mark your calendars and get ready for another fun week of shopping, sipping, and preening into fall fashion’s hottest trends.


The Philadelphia Collection
When: September 17- 24
Where: Various Locations
Cost: See website for details.
More Info: Click here.

 

Philly 360° Guide: The Philadelphia Collection 2014

    • Behind the scenes with Dom Streater
      • Behind the scenes with Dom Streater
      • Photo Credit: D. King for Philly 360/Visit Philadelphia

Wednesday, September 17


Macy’s Fall Fashion Show | Time: 1 p.m. 

Join us for a Macy's Fall Fashion Show followed by a sneak preview of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Designers in Residence Spring 2015 collections!

Where: Macy's, 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Phashion Phest | Time: 6 p.m. 

21st annual showcase of fashion and beauty, open-bar cocktail reception, student designer showcase, salon trends and high-energy fashion show

Where: The Shops at Liberty Place: 1625 Chestnut Street

http://www.phashionphest.com/


Thursday, September 18


StylePOP | Time: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

StylePOP is a fashion pop-up market held at Dilworth Park at City Hall.

Where: Dilworth Park at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107


LAGOS “Arm Party” | Time: 5-7 p.m. 

Join us to wardrobe your "arm" and adorn with LAGOS bracelets! Stack them up, and create your individual look for Fall 2014! Join us for wine/champagne, and a “special raffle” drawing! Stop by to join the fun! 5:00- 7:00pm

Where: LAGOS the Store, 1735 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


TechStyles: Fashion Meets Technology | Time: 6-9 p.m. 

A panel and interactive discussion held at NexFab, bringing together Philadelphia based makers and creators to engage and educate attendees on how technology is integrated into fashion.

Moderator: Sabir M. Peele, Men's Style Pro

Panelists include: Dom Streater, Fashion and Textile Designer Jason Browne, Founder of SPOR Christine Zapata, NextFab Dave Beaker, Beacon and Lively

RSVP today to: 

Where: Next Fab, 2025 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146


Boyds Made-To-Measure Event | Time: 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, til 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

Join top executives from the world's best designers for 4 days to help you design your perfect suit, sport-coat or pant. Exclusive savings for this event only!!

Where: Boyds Philadelphia, 1818 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Shopping: Philly 360° Style!
      • Shopping: Philly 360° Style!
      • Photo Credit: M.Kennedy for GPTMC

Friday, September 19


United By Blue One Year Anniversary Party | Time: 6-9 p.m. 

United By Blue is celebrating the one year anniversary of its flagship store. Join this sustainable, Philly based company for complimentary cocktails, snacks, and entertainment.

Where: United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier, 144 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


FBH Presents Philly Fashion Week Ready to Wear Runway Show | Time: 7-10 p.m. 

Fashion purveyors and industry movers and shakers take part in PFW's premiere ready to wear fashion show, featuring 10 national & international fashion designers. Doors open at 7p, show starts at 8p. Tickets can be purchased online through the PFW website.

Where: Crane Arts Building: 1400 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122


Saturday, September 20


AN EXQUISITE BRUNCH: Fashion, Food & Photography at the NINObrand Atelier | Time: Noon - 3 p.m. 

We're pleased to invite you to an al fresco celebration of only-in-Philadelphia art, food and fashion. Guests are encouraged to wear favorite NINObrand styles and become part of our photo chronicles, and enjoy the mindful organic fare of SCJRealFood. RSVP by 9/18 to .

Where: 333 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Sunday, September 21

 

Eagles Watch Party/Line Release | Time: 12-4 p.m. 

Philly Phaithful and Broad Street Broad will host an Eagles/NFL watch party at No. Libs Showroom and release new items from their Fall collection for fashion-forward sports fans.

Where: 737 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123


Monday, September 22


Fall Fashions…Locally Made | Time: 3-7 p.m. 

Be among the first to view and purchase the latest fall dresses, jackets and accessories designed and fabricated right here in Philadelphia. Come, sip delicious cocktails and discover some hidden gems in our talent filled city.

Where: Urban Princess Boutique, 620 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147


Tuesday, September 23rd


Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Shopping Soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center | Time: 11 a.m. - 7p.m. 

Join the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator designers for a one-day-only shopping soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center. Meet the 2014 Designers-In-Residence in person, and treat yourself to major fashion steals, light bites, tunes, and sips.

Where: 1701 JFK Blvd #300, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Rittenhouse Row Fall Fashion Crawl | Time: 6-8 p.m. 

A roving event highlighting the best of fall fashion and mixology in Rittenhouse.

Where: Rittenhouse Row, All around Rittenhouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19102 to 19103


Must-Hit: PAFA’s ‘Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper’ - Now through October 12

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • September 5, 2014
    • PAFA
      • PAFA
      • Photo Credit: Visit Philadelphia

In keeping with its mission of promoting transformative art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) has opened two exhibitions of African American Art spanning two centuries. Inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ essay “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” in The Souls of Black Folk, ‘Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper’ features more than 90 pieces from the Kelley Collection and artist Eldzier Cortor.

With more than 70 pieces, the “Kelly Collection” – in the Hamilton building – features artwork over the span of the 20th century, with emphasis on the rich evolution of African American art. The exhibition consists of drawings, etchings, lithographs, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, gouaches, linoleum, and color screen prints from widely acclaimed artists such as, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, and Philly’s own Dox Thrash, Paul Keene and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

On display in the Historic Landmark building, the “Eldzier Cortor” exhibition, aptly named after the successful printmaker and painter, consists of 53 objects, including original plates and test proofs, from the years between 1950 and 2000. The installation is curated to take museum-goers on a journey into Cotor’s working methods and showcase how the artist used printmaking as a means to explore motifs in constant change.

Both exhibitions are currently on view. The “Kelley Collection” runs through October 12 meanwhile the “Eldzier Cortor” exhibition s runs through August 31.

‘Spiritual Strivings’ is included in the museum’s admission, which costs $15 for adults; $12 for students and seniors; and is free for children under 12, PAFA members and military personnel.


PAFA Presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper
When: Now through October 12
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad Street
Cost: Included with museum admission  
More info: www.pafa.org

 

The September Must-Hit List: Sneaker Pimps With Cam'ron, The Philadelphia Collection, Seun Kuti + Rich Medina, Gizmo, STS, The Bearded Bunch, Fly School Circus Arts & More

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • September 4, 2014
    • The Bearded Bunch
      • The Bearded Bunch
      • Photo Credit: Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia

Featured Events:

Sneaker Pimps Featuring Cam’ron — Sunday, September 7

Searching for your next pair of dope kicks? Well, look no further. On Sunday, Sneaker Pimps—the world’s largest sneaker show—comes through Philly with more than 1,500 rare, vintage, customized and celebrity-signed sneakers. The Philly edition of Sneaker Pimps includes a headlining performance by hip-hop great Cam’ron.


Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 + Rich Medina — Monday, September 8   

The son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 touch down in Philly alongside veteran turntablist Rich Medina to promote their latest project, A Long Way To The Beginning. The seven-track album, which boasts production creds by GRAMMY-winner Robert Glasper, reimagines Fela’s classic afrobeat sound for the modern ear. It all goes down on September 8 at Union Transfer. #bethere


Gizmo — Tuesday, September 9

Band member and musical director for notable acts like Meshell Ndegeocello, Lalah Hathaway and Bilal, 23-year-old Philly bassist Gizmo has stepped out into the limelight as a solo artist. After releasing his latest EP last year, the music phenom hit the road to share his feel-good, soulful sounds with music lovers across the nation. He hits World Cafe Live next week.


Artist For Artist — Thursday, September 11

Artist For Artist returns to The Fire with live performances by some of the hottest indie acts coming out of Philadelphia. The lineup for the next installment of the music series includes multi-talented vocalist, violinist and beat-boxer Brian Fitzy; poet-turned-emcee STS; up-and-coming rap star Young Gliss; and more. 


Snarky Puppy — Friday, September 12

With the release of their most recent live album, Family Dinner, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most respected bands in the game. Their formula is simple—fuse jazz and rock musicians with R&B/soul vocalists to produce a fresh sound that is all their own. Philly fans can catch Snarky Puppy at World Cafe Live.


The Philadelphia Collection — Wednesday, September 17-Wednesday, September 24

Philly fashionistas & style guys: Throw on your hottest stilettos and finest threads and step out in style for The Philadelphia Collection. This signature Philly event will shine an international spotlight on our city’s booming retail and design scenes with runway shows, style soirees, exclusive trunk sales and sophisticated after parties. #TPC2014


Day 26 — Monday, September 22

After a four-year hiatus, R&B power group Day 26, which was created by Diddy for MTV's 2007 hit show Making the Band 4, has reunited and is hitting the road to promote their new music. All five original band members—Robert, Will, Brian, Mike and Qwanell—drop in World Cafe Live to show their Philly fans some love.

    • Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind & Tayyib Ali at Mitchell & Ness
      • Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind & Tayyib Ali at Mitchell & Ness
      • Photo Credit: Stratagem for Philly 360°
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      • Fly School Circus Arts
      • Photo Credit: Stratagem for Philly 360°
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Philly 360° Spotlights:

The Bearded Bunch

Though it may seem as if a well-kempt beard is a new trend in men's style, the truth is that dapper dudes from Philly have been sporting their beards, with love, for years. We sat down with Kings Rule Together founder Curran J, and seven other stylish gents to chat about the “Philly beard.” Watch our video.


TourStar Music App

Philly-based music industry exec Brandon Pankey is adding another venture to his impressive list of credentials: creator and co-developer of the hot new music app, TourStar. Co-designed with artist engagement company GroundCtrl, TourStar takes users through a virtual Sims-like world where they can experience the ups and downs of touring and fame, and players can win real world prizes.


Mitchell & Ness Presents Russell Simmons

Music industry legends Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind stopped by Mitchell & Ness to promote their latest venture, All Def Digital (ADD). In a candid discussion moderated by branding consultant Set Free, the two entertainment powerhouses introduced the room to Philly's first ADD artist, Tayyib Ali. Watch our video recap.


Fly School Circus Arts

Fly School Circus Arts helps people of all shapes, sizes and skill levels push the limits of their physical abilities through trapeze. Philly 360° followed along as lifestyle influencer Kharisma McIlwaine took to the sky and tackled her first lesson. Think you're up for the challenge? Watch our video.


Philly 360° & Curran J Present: The Bearded Bunch (Video)

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 27, 2014
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      • The Bearded Bunch
    • The Bearded Bunch
      • The Bearded Bunch
      • Photo Credit: Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia
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Lately, we've seen an abundance of men rocking beards, from the streets to the stage, and even on the runway. Though it may seem as if a full, well-kempt beard is a new trend in men's style, the truth is that dapper dudes from Philly have been sporting their beards, with love, for years.

For some, a groomed beard represents an extension of their own refined sense of style. While for others, a striking, long beard has deeper, more spritual roots. In either case, there's no denying that there's something special about the "Philly beard."

We sat down with Kings Rule Together founder, Curran J, and seven other stylish Philly gents to chat about the "Philly beard" and its impact on men's fashion.

You can check out "The Bearded Bunch" video and visual gallery below. And, if you're proudly rocking a Philly beard of your own, post a photo on Instagram or Twitter with the tags #Philly360 and #PhillyBeard.


Philly 360° Presents The Bearded Bunch with Curran J. You can check out the video, cast listing and visual gallery below. 

The Bearded Bunch Cast:

Curran J — Kings Rule Together
Luis Marrero — Founder of Voices in Power
Erik Honesty — Owner of Culture Couture Vintage
Hamid Holloman — Artist & Designer, Custom Lifestyle
Kyle Cooley — Model
Marcus Williams — Barber
Tawfeeq Gaines — Co-founder of Search & Rescue
Jamaaladeen Tacuma — Composer

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Images by Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia. 

We’re Wearing White: Diner En Blanc Comes To Philly Tonight - Thursday, August 21

  • Posted By: Devon Darrow
  • August 21, 2014
    • Diner En Blanc
      • Diner En Blanc
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Georgi Anastasov Photography

Have you ever unexpectedly come across a massive group of people elegantly decked out in all white, somewhere in Philly? If you’re not already in-the-know, this is Diner en Blanc Philadelphia — a top secret, invite-only affair that celebrates elegance, class, decorum, and etiquette in a chic picnic setting.

Because the picnic’s location isn’t revealed until the last possible second, the scene of a sudden onrush of people to a random spot looks more like an epic flash mob.

Started in France over 25 years ago, DEB draws thousands of picnic-goers every year in cities from Europe to the United States. The low-down on attendance is even though the event is members only, a member can invite someone else to attend the event and others can get on the waitlist, registering for DEB on a certain day at a specific time.

If you’re one of the fashionable wearers of white attending the event, here’s your Need-to-Know:

Bring your own: Guests must bring their own meals! However if you’re not the cooking type, DEB is partnering with Garces Catering and DiBruno Brothers so that you can order a gourmet meal for the event.

Provide your own: plates, silverware, linens, glassware, and beverages.

Carry your own: table (between 28” by 28” and 32” by 32”), white table cloth, two white, foldable chairs, and a picnic basket.

Arrival & Seating: Guests all arrive together at the secret location by chartered bus or organized public transportation. Once at the location, guests will sit across from one another, women on one side and men on the other.

Don’t forget! DEB is having two contests during the event, one for ‘Most Elegant Table,’ and one for ‘Most Elegant Male’ and ‘Most Elegant Female.’ Make sure to have your look and your table looking sharp.

And don’t worry, if you didn’t get invited this year or missed your chance to register on the waitlist, there’s always next year. Originality is encouraged so put on your best white attire and get ready to participate in a spectacle of the utmost refined elegance!


Diner en Blanc Philadelphia Presents: Diner en Blanc
When: Thursday, August 21, Time TBA
Where: Secret Location
Cost: $29.25 per person + $5 membership fee upon registration
More Info: Diner en Blanc Philadelphia


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