“It’s been a long day without you, my friend
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
We’ve come a long way from where we began
Oh, I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again”
Wiz Khalifa – See You Again [Ft. Charlie Puth]
This won’t be a long post nor will it be feature filled aside from the few credits at the bottom. I’ve spent the past week or two working on fleshing out a house for the first time in a while. I’ve posted a picture or two of a couple of rooms on Twitter just as I’ve gone on. This room though is my favorite room of all. It’s the room I go to when I need to think or need a peaceful space to be in. Some call it a man cave, a sports room, whatever you’d like to. For me, it’s simply my zen space.
Yes it is fully outfitted in mostly Lakers stuff, the majority of it is custom done so no it’s not available. It’s for me. Kobe was and remains my absolute favorite basketball player ever. I did a DJ set that was a tribute to him as well as a big exhibition that took me a ton of time to put together. The pieces in this room were formed during that process. So to be able to bring them into my home space was such an easy choice. There’s more Lakers/Kobe related items around the house and honestly I’m really happy about that. The art I chose has meaning, the pictures are memories, everything has a purpose.
Each jersey in each frame was done by hand in Photoshop and took over a month of working on to complete. Countless hours across the board to cover his entire career. From high school to the NBA, and the Olympics. Whether it be #33, #8, or #24 it is represented here. There are 17 banners lining the wall that you can see part of, from 1949 all the way up to 2020. There are 5 Larry O’Brien trophies on the table. I chose only 5 because this room is Kobe. The KB memorial icon, Kobe’s signature, the Lakers logo, and the Staples Center logo are painted onto the floor. As true to form as I can be. I may be proud of the work I’ve done on other rooms, but none will surpass the value of this one to me.
The great thing about taking a photo in my “man cave” is that I’m wearing a lot of stuff from this month’s round of Man Cave. Always an event to make sure you get to because there will be something there that you need. Not want, need. I picked up quite a few things this time around. So let’s work from the top down. Stray Dog has been my go to skin for quite some time now and even though I’ll usually stick to one face for a while, I usually buy what’s come out just so I’ve got it if I need it. Their new Brandon skin is a really well done and detailed skin that may just become my full time face.
Then we have the brand new Double Tee from TonkTastic & HERMONY, this time being Batch II. If you’ve paid attention Batch I is at this month’s round of The Mens Dept. They even updated to add new sizes and wider waist options to both. I remember buying a lot of shirts from the last time these two teamed up and this time is no different. Fatpacks for both. Easy call. So many options and a tee is always something you can wear. Finally we’ve got Kalback’s ViBe Jeans M2, these again are an obvious fatpack buy as all of their jeans are in my opinion. This time around we’ve got a nice cutout in the right leg that has multiple patch options to fill the space. You can check out the first version of them (also available at this month’s round of The Mens Dept) in my previous post.
I’ve get some less edited shots of the rest below so you can see the details of the rest. It may not be everyone’s thing but hey it’s my house right, so do it my way. Purple and gold all the way. Plus a splash of Michael Jordan cause why the hell not right. Until next time.
“So let the light guide your way, yeah
Hold every memory as you go
And every road you take
Will always lead you home, home”
Wiz Khalifa – See You Again [Ft. Charlie Puth]
Head: LeLUTKA.Head.NOA.3.1 ~ Jaden Nova
Head Applier: Stray Dog BRANDON LELUTKA TONE 04 FRECKLES NO BROWS ~Gac Akina ~ NEW @ Man Cave (May 17-June 11)
Beard: [MAGNIFICENT] THOR Bun – Grooming Hair – LeBarbier Alpha
Hairbase: LeLUTKA.EvoX.Hairbase.044 (BOM) ~ Jaden Nova (Comes with the LeLUTKA NOA Head)
Ears: ^^Swallow^^ Urban Ears ~ Luciayes Magic
Eyes: Avi-Glam. Glory Eyes – 703 ~ Kendra Parfort
Beard: [MAGNIFICENT] DUCKY SKUNK – Beard – LeBarbier Alpha
Beard Layer: Volkstone Rey Facial Hair // 004 TINTABLE (BOM) ~ Daves Hexem
Body: [LEGACY] Athletic Edition (1.1) ~ MeshBody Resident
Skin: STRAY DOG – Legacy Skin – TONE 04 (BOM) ~ Gac Akina
Tattoo: DAPPA – Zugai Tattoo. [FRESH] Lelutka EvoX. ~ Devil Fae ~ NEW @ Man Cave (May 17-June 11)
Shirt: TonkTastic & HERMONY – Double Tee Batch II ~ Tonk Tomcat ~ NEW @ Man Cave (May 17-June 11)
Pants: <Kalback> ViBe Jeans M2 FULLPACK ~ Patrix Beck ~ NEW @ Man Cave (May 17-June 11)
Shoes: GUTCHI – Estelar 360 //FATPACK ~ 00xRedAtackx00 Resident
Bracelet: RE Aeon Bracelet & Rings ~ Crashnoww Resident ~ NEW @ The Mens Dept (May 5-May 31)