Summers in full swing gentlemen. With the temperatures rising an emphasis is put on to the limit of clothing to be worn. One major trend I see for this season is tank tops. Some of my favorite street brands are putting on a full court press. Labels like Crooks & Castles, 10 Deep, T.I.T.S, Bloodbath & Rocksmith have some major designs for a staple that used to be for women and dudes with major muscles. Well add skinny/slim dudes like Machine Gun Kelly, Wiz Khalifa and yours truly jumping on this trend. Check a few of these looks below and make sure your push up game is on point.

All these styles and more can be found at the mecca of streetwear sites and obviously the webshop of each brand. No matter the temp always remember to be cool!

Southern California street-wear brand Bloodbath has unveiled their Spring 2012 Collection this week, via a new lookbook. For the new collection, the company keeps their signature simplistic approach. As seen in the lookbook imagery, Bloodbath offers a variety of new graphic tees, raglan shirts, crewneck sweaters, knits and long sleeve tees worn by Los Angeles rapper S-Mak. The pieces boast touches of camouflage alongside bold and subtle branding, as well as hints of destruction and anarchy.

Another t-shirt brand straight out of my closet. Now the name might throw off some but don’t judge books by covers..

Our name is meant to be remembered. By definition it is aggressive and violent. By design it is clean and simple. Think of it as a balance between opposites.
Bloodbath is made up of two words.
Blood means life, family, passion, sacrifice, and martyrdom.

Bath means cleanliness, being fully immersed in what you do, as an enjoyable meditation.
Our brand encompasses these aspects and strives to create quality clothing for people that want something different. Many brands claim a lifestyle, for us it’s just style. It’s not a way of life, its simply clothing created for those that really live. A mixture of statement, sentiment, and a story take part of every piece we make.

I love this brand from the simple messages to the creative way they make the styles look just as simple. Bloodbath’s Spring 2012 season will hit their website very soon. T-shirts are a must as temps rise so for more info, visit

Fresh on the scene for Spring 2012 its the look-book for a well known underground label, Crooks & Castles. I’ve been up on this brand for a while now with catchy slogans and innovative styles.

What is Crooks & Castles exactly? Well from their site its explained this way:

We at Crooks & Castles have always routed for the villain whether it be in a movie, a comic book, a novel, a rap song or every- day life. Growing up in Los Angeles during the 80’s and 90’s we became a part of this villainous lifestyle. Gangs were everywhere-the hood, the city, even middle suburbia. Most had no choice but to adapt to the environment. Some were able to escape or even channel what they’ve learned on the street into something lucrative. What caught our attention in the mid 90’s was independent fashion/graphic brands.
After years of learning the in’s and out’s of the business by starting a brand without knowledge of how to start or run a clothing company, we’ve finally come to this…”Crooks & Castles”! The concept was easy. “Crooks”, criminals, pimps, hustlers, thieves, etc. And “Castles” those who got rich by becoming a crook. From the robber barons of the early times like the Vanderbilts, the Rockerfellers, the Carnegies, to the modern day billionaires-Bill Gates & Microsoft. Those who stopped at nothing to get their “Castle”. We too hope one day to be the next rich crook.

Gotta respect the hustle. So check out the upcoming styles and visit the online store. Like they say: “Can’t Stop The Crooks!”.