Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Big Pimpin' At The Derby

This really works best if you start over on the jukebox on the left, scroll down to OutKast's "So Fresh, So Clean", fire it up, and then come back. Go ahead, I'll wait.

Now then...

You saw the shoes sitting on my living room floor last week, which was just a taste.

Here they are again on Derby morning

I matched them up with some light blue argyle socks that worked perfectly with the color scheme of the alligator shoes

Too much? Nope- just enough.

From there we went with some yellow dress pants- which match the yellow lines in the socks- and a blue alligator belt to match the shoes

Random drunken mistake pic got the isolation on the belt

Then topped it all off with a white linen shirt and a light blue fedora.

The result? Straight pimpin'

Pimpin' and reading the Racing Form looking for winners,
just like the dude at the 2.40 mark of this video. Hustlin'.

Here's myself & Bonita at the entrance to CD

CD here we come

Here's Kanu & The Hit, pimpin' hard

Sorry, ladies, we're taken

Here's Kanu & Bonita doing that hat switch

Switch hitters {insert SF joke here}

At the end of the day, walking back to the car, I realized about 6 hours too late that I could step it up another notch by putting my fedora brim on tilt- I won't make that mistake again.

Slim with the tilted brim

Back at casa del Hit, my threads finally tapped out after a long day of making this dork look presentable.

Your job is done, so sleep well- you earned it.

Oh, and one more thing. I be that baller on a budget as well:

Blue thatch fedora: H&M, $8
White linen shirt: H&M, $29
Blue alligator belt: Zoot suit store on Market St, SF, $10
Yellow pants: Ralph Lauren outlet store clearance rack, $8
Blue Argyle socks: Bass outlet, $4
Alligator shoes: Zoot suit store on Market St, SF, $39

Total outfit cost: $98. Suck on that, GQ!


beast in 'bama said...

Come June 16, I will have been married 19 years with 4 lovely children, so please take this in the proper spirit when I say that you, sir, have out-kicked your coverage like Sean Landeta.

Kanu said...

Oh I'm very much aware of that, BIB.

Like a 45 yard punt with a massive wind at my back that hits the astroturf, takes a massive bounce forward, and rolls to a stop as a 78 yarder.