Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Is it just me, or from a design perspective, have a lot of streetwear companies been stepping up their game lately? Purchase at the 10 Spot now.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Never one to shy away from a battle/back down from their beliefs, Freshjive is apparently keeping with this direction under their new 'label free' approach. Not going to front, I wouldn't rock the shirt, although I do understand the message they are trying to convey (peep their explanation here), and respect the means for which they are trying to display their belief, I am just not a fan of demeaning our President (regardless of party affiliations) in any way. That being said, I am 100% against censorship, so if you are interested in the shirt, pre-order here.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
My favorite shirt from the current line up, which is available now. Info:
In case you didn’t notice, The Hundreds are from California, and proud of it. And who reps Cali harder than these famous claymation raisins? Nobody, that’s who! So we took one of the most well known dried fruit advertising campaigns of all time for inspiration, and updated the fun little guys for the times – lacing them with accessories like a boombox, nice kicks, hats, skateboards, markers, and other fun stuff. Bomb logo print at the top back.
Available in royal blue, black, and yellow.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
British artist Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol, England.
During the 1990s Hirst was known as a wild child in the art world and his work embodied both everyday realism and provocative sensationalism. Known for his ironic wit and cultural commentary, Hirst often explores the theme of mortality through a variety of mediums and techniques from installation work, to painting and sculpture.
A series utilizing preserved dead animals suspended in formaldehyde (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) catapulted Hirst to fame amidst controversy. The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot tiger shark immersed in a glassed display case of formaldehyde became the iconic work of British art in the 1990s. Its sale in 2004 made Hirst the world's second most expensive living artist after Jasper Johns.
Hirst is known for his iconic graphic Spot paintings that depict rows of randomly-colored circles. Supreme will release a series of five individually designed decks and a Box Logo tee designed by Damien Hirst featuring his Spot paintings.
Available in-store November 19th and online November 23rd. Available in Japan on November 21st.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The Stussy x Basil Wolverton feature is now live on STUSSY.com. Basil Wolverton is one of the most well respected cartoonsists and illustrators from the golden age of comic books. He was best known for his grotesque caricatures and work with Mad Magazine. Last summer, The Gladstone Gallery in New York City exhibited a retrospective of his work, showcasing it for the first time in a gallery setting. For [Stussy's] Holiday2009 collection, [Stussy] licensed some of Basil's famous portraits for a series of tee shirts, available now.
Monday, November 16, 2009
"As for blakroc, its pretty legit. I'm not sure if you know the black keys, but you're a fixie away from being a full blown hipster so you probably have" - Aaron
Meant to post this clip a couple weeks ago, but at the time I was hittin you guys with too music. Anyway, peep. The Black Keys + Dame Dash assisted features = BlackRoc. This is lookin' to be a niiiiiiice project.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
"This genuiune partnership not only commemorates Pacquiao's fight against Miguel Cotto on November 14, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, but also mark's valiant efforts to raise proceeds to help Typhoon Victims in Pacquiao's homecountry of the Philippines. Major devastation and tragedy struck on September 26th, 2009 to Metro Manila and it's surrounding areas. Part of the T-Shirt sales proceeds will be donated to the needy victims on behalf of the Manny Pacquiao Foundation and IMKing. The IM king “Pound4Pound” design is an inspiration based off Chief Datu Lapu-Lapu, who back in the 16th Century fought back against Spanish Conquistador, Ferdinand Magellan, and successfully defended his village and fellow Filipinos. Pacquiao actually portrayed the legendary country hero in an annual re-enactment held in Cebu City, Philippines, as he is the perfect modern day example of Lapu-Lapu as a national hero. It is Pacquiao's Filipino Fighting spirit and an inspiration to the people to make it out of adversity and never let anything stop your dreams." Available at IM KING's homepage.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wow. Gotta be honest, not a huge fan of these. I like the siloutte a lot, feeling the red midsole, tuxedo toe-box is straight, but what's up with that disk?! I'm not even sure what the streets, excuse me, blogs, are saying about this one, and I don't really care. Anyway, this is the first Signature Air Jordan shoe endorsed by anyone but the logo himself, so that's cool (good look for D-Wade). Nice write up on the unvieling via Dimemage. Detailed pics here, and a nice 'What if' situation here.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
So when I first saw this shirt as part of the Freshjive season preview, I was dumbfounded. Was this a shot at Supreme, its Fairfax neighbor across the street, or The Hundreds, its nightbor up the block on the corner of Rosewood and Fairfax? Well, Bobby Hundreds seemed to think the same, posting on his blog today the following: "…and Freshjive? What’s up with that?? Hmm…"
I'd like to think that its just a Freshjive commentary on the current Streetwear consumer, quick to pick up anything with their favorite Brand Name (Supreme) or Emblem (Adam Bomb) on it, but who knows.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Friday, November 06, 2009
Once again, the Clipse bring another quality seasons worth of gear. This is not your ordinary "rapper's clothing line". From the materials, to the designs, to the themed drops, the Play Cloths does it right once again.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Excellent piece on Freshjive, one of the few originators (and innovators!) left in the game. Read up on thier history, and the interesting direction Rick Klotz is taking his marquee brand (by essentially removing branding altogether). Full article here.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Going back, way back. It's a shame artists like Otis Redding didn't get a chance to share the visuals for their musical masterpieces via music vidoes. Anyway, I got caught listening to this song while stuck in traffic driving home from work, and the imagery Otis paints is stronger than any video could portray anyway. Big ups to Otis Redding.