Justin Timberlake Originates the trucker hat?!

JT (Justin Timberlake) spoke out in People magazine about his style credit. This conversation sparked as he laughed, “It’s funny, I keep hearing Ashton Kutcher say how he was responsible for trucker caps,” says Timberlake, 27, in a cover story for Fashion Rocks.

According to Justin T, he and his best friend Trace Ayala “were wearing them when we were seventeen.”

Justin doesn’t consider himself a “trendsetter.” “Honestly, I don’t walk out of my house thinking, Man, I hope somebody thinks this looks cool!” he says. “There’s some stuff I wear that people think is not cool.”

But he’s trying to change that. He has a new collection with Swedish fashion designer Johan Lindeberg which he describes as “Southern heritage meets forward European innovation.”

One word… HATER! Yes, you were rocking it JT, but 1) we don’t remember and 2) it must not have looked too cool, because noone picked up on it.


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Retro Foam Front Blue & White Trucker Baseball Hat (Adjustable Size)
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No Flava of Love 4 but 3rd Power Got Your Back

Flava Flav and Fam

If you spot it, we got it! We are running around checking your emails asking us where to get it. So we have decided to start posting some of them right here on the blog. You looking for some hot urban gear that the celebs are rockin’? Let us know about it.

Send you pic or questions to our communications team, YouGotThat@3rdPO.com, and we will try to help you get it. If we ain’t got it, we maybe can help you find it. Let us know what it is you are looking for and maybe you will end up posted right here…………Yeah, We Got That!


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20″ NECKLACE 925 SILVER HERRINGBONE CHAIN~NEW BLING
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Plain “No-Logo” White Baseball Hat (Adjustable Size)
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Plain “No-Logo” Brown Baseball Hat (Adjustable Size)
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Plain “No-Logo” Black Baseball Hat (Adjustable Size)
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How To Break In A Baseball Cap

We’ve all been there: after plunking down your hard-earned bucks on the latest and greatest team-boosting headwear, you slap the cap onto your head and look in the mirror and think, “Wow, I look like a geek in this.”

It’s not because your head is inherently un-baseball-player-shaped! I know of exactly one person who looks good in an off-the-shelf baseball cap, and that’s frequent Cheer-Clubber and Box-poster Useless Tyler. Last time I saw him, his cap looked as new as the day it was stitched together, and just right on his head.For those of us who aren’t Useless Tyler, we need to break-in our caps so we don’t look like locomotive engineers. Breaking-in a cap is a loving process that takes years of wearing it day and night until it takes on the contours of your own head. Well, some of us don’t have years. Some of us want our hats to look good on our heads now, in time for the upcoming baseball season. I ran into this problem in May of last year, when my wife bought me a new home grey Jays cap for my birthday.

I was going to break it in the old-fashioned way, by wearing it and wearing it some more, and bending the brim a bit into a nice, pleasant curve, but after enduring two weeks of “New hat, huh?” and “It’ll look better when it’s broken in” from the regular goons up in section 518, I decided I needed to do something about it a little faster.

(By the way, the cap in question is a fitted New Era 5950, the “authentic” hat sold at the Rogers Centre Bullpen Store, and the same style of hat that most MLB teams wear on the field. If you’re buying a sized Jays hat, you’ll be buying one of these.)

First thing I did was to try to work in the front panel, which sat up very high on my head. Well, nothing happened — the panel is designed to be stiff but flexible, and no matter how much I scrunched it or crumpled it, the panel just jumped back to the same shape it started at. I’ll admit I was a little irritated by this. So I turned to that amazing repository of all information, The Internet. Hey, if The Internet can give me instructions on how to build the Millennium Falcon out of Lego it can tell me anything!

Almost anything. Google was not very helpful, turning up hundreds of blog pages of people complaining about how hard it was to break-in their baseball caps, but no solutions or instructions. I was despondent; I couldn’t take another inning of razzing from the guys in the cheap seats. In my desperation I wandered all over the New Era website, reading anything cap-related, and I learned all about how many different New York Yankees caps are sold by just this one company…

And then finally, there it was, hidden in cleverly with the washing instructions. The 5950 cap is made of wool — if you wash it in warm water it will shrink, so you need to dry it on top of something similar to the size of your head, like an upside-down bowl or a basketball (you know who you are) or your actual head. If you dry it on your head, it will shrink precisely to the size and shape of your noggin… Well, that’s some mighty useful information!

I immediately leaped up from my desk at work and rushed to the washroom to soak my cap in warm water. Then I clapped it onto my head and waited for the magic to happen. After about ten minutes of wet-cap discomfort, I began to suspect that I was the victim of a savage burn laid upon me by the webmaster of the New Era website. Unpleasantly lukewarm water was tricking down my back and into my eyes. I began to plot my revenge. But then, as the cap dried, a miracle happened: the cap began to shrink down to the dimensions of my head, pulling the stiffened front panel backwards so that it no longer stood so high up.

And now, with some additional curving of the brim, I have a cap that’s very comfortably broken in. I highly recommend this method, despite the few hours of discomfort and the wet dog smell that will trail you until you have a shower, and not out of some perverse need to burn someone else as badly as I was burned.

Article Courtesy of Batters Box


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Chris Brown and Eve Fashion Alert

Chris Brown Bandana Eve Kufi Beanie

Chris Brown and EVE prove that 3rd Power Outlet has fashion on lock! Chris Brown is rocking a hot checkerboard bandana beneath his hoodie and EVE is seen rocking a cute kufi beanie on the red carpet. Both of these looks are truly in style for Spring.


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Grey Beanie Kufi Hat (One Size)
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It’s Bball Time

Men’s Conference Hoops pick up today with a full schedule. I’m trying to install a ticker for all you basketball heads that should be working, but are watching online streams, lol.

Here’s a Top 25 schedule for today:

12:00 PM Villanova at (9) Georgetown
12:00 PM Dayton at (10) Xavier
2:00 PM West Virginia at (15) Connecticut
3:00 PM Colorado State at (24) Brigham Young
3:15 PM Auburn at (18) Vanderbilt
5:30 PM California at (3) UCLA
7:00 PM Tulane at (2) Memphis
7:00 PM Pittsburgh at (13) Louisville
9:00 PM Oregon at (21) Washington State
9:00 PM (25) Marquette at (14) Notre Dame
11:30 PM Arizona at (11) Stanford

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SEC Teams NCAA Mini PENNANTS Collector Sport Set w/ BONUS
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Eminem Knows How to Rock Our Gear

Eminem is always seen rocking durags & bandanas. He was one of the pioneer artists to start rocking this style and always keeps it fly. Eminem pulls this look off both with and without a cap. For all you wankstas out there rocking it wrong… take notes!

Eminem DuRag

Eminem DuRag

Eminem DuRag

Eminem DuRag

The real question is when is he coming back on the scene? Where’s the real slim shady??


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How Will You Spend St. Patrick’s Day?

As I mentioned last week, I’m having a completely different take on St. Patty’s Day this year. I plan to rock my green, pinch the rebels that aren’t rocking green, drink some green brew, and party. I found this pretty cool site that a lists of all St. Patrick’s Day parades and events, so I won’t miss a thing. Find out what’s going on in your city!

Yea, it might seem a little young or a little lame to some to partake in the festivities, but it can be done right and can be tons of fun! Here are few things I’m thinking:

  1. Green-themed St. Patrick’s Day house party: complete with Irish recipes, green and gold balloons, hats, beads, necklaces, etc.
  2. St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl: Ladies, rock a green boa, green pumps & for the guys we have the sweatbands for you and if you’re smart you’ll don a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” shirt.

Send a comment and share how you party!

St. Patrick's Day
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Green Head and Wrist Sport Sweat Bands (3 pc. Set)
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St. Patrick's Day
Republic Of Ireland Flag 3′ x 5′ Irish (91.4 cm x 152.4 cm)
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