Wyclef Jean, one-third of the legendary rap trio The Fugees, was greeted by a long line of fans yesterday at the Market Street, Villa. Why was he in town? To introduce Philadelphians to his new line of footwear that he designed in conjunction with Timberlands- the apparel company, not the record producer.
The soles are made from recycled tires and the leather is recycled as well. For the most part the footwear looks like the classic butter soft Timbs popular with teens and workmen for decades, but in the lining of these boots, Jean has added stripes and his Yele Haiti logo, a shout out to his non-profit that funds educational programs for Hatian children, Two dollars from the sale of each boot will be donated to the non-profit. The boots come in four styles and four colors including two styles for women. Price points vary from $120 to $150.
Wyclef will be spending today at West Philadelphia High School where he, along with Villa and Timberland are putting the finishing touches on the school's brand new gym.
Simple fashion for a good cause.