20. January 2011 09:00
Ann Toebbe's handiwork reminds me of some '92 after school computer game-ish. Back then,
unless you saved up months worth of pocket money (meaning no candy ever), "free" entertainment
was ALL hustle. Never just a simple click away. Usually, that meant persistantly calling (see stalking)
some neighbouring kid you hardly even knew - not to mention getting those unreliable floppies
actually working once acquired! Personal nostalgia aside, domestic clutter does rather well on
You can buy original prints by Toebbe and other artists here. Simply size down if you're
29. December 2010 09:45
Adding a cuff to your jeans is a simple but time-tested way of notching up that everyday
casual look - plus it'll keep your fancy selvedge denim from getting all ruined in the winter
slush. Remember though, a tapered fit is always preferable when sporting a cuff, the occasional
boot-cut is best left for your pop's old slides or murky bottom drawers. Not sure about the
height? 7 cm is so spot on it's almost too classic - regardless of shoes! If that doesn't quite
do it for you, why not have a look at denimdebate.com for further inspiration.
14. December 2010 09:00
As a talented youngster already set to become a successful jazz trumpet player, loosing
three fingers in a work accident inadvertently jostled him down a very different life path -
fortunately enough, it came to be as one of America's all time greatest illustrators.
Bernie Fuchs (1932-2009) started out producing ads for the booming Detroit auto industry
in the early 1950's and later moved on to creating editorial artwork for some of the
biggest selling magazines of the era, including the weekly issued Sports Illustrated.
In compliment to this he was also frequently commissioned to paint portraits of numerous
presidential candidates and celebrities, one notable subject being the late John F. Kennedy
who supposedly was so pleased with the outcome he even used it for official matters.
8. December 2010 09:00
Ed Templeton decked out in well pressed Dickies probably is to 90's skateboarding what
butter is to toast - pretty damn essential! From epic video parts in classic productions like
'Welcome To Hell' to pushing himself creatively as proprietor of the infamous Toy Machine
label, he's grown to become something of a cultural cornerstone.
For those of you not obsessed with canadian maple, abec 10's, or give-away stickers,
chance is you've still stumbled upon his art in magazines or through regular exhibitions at
venues worldwide. His latest show in Belgium last spring was accompanied by a retrospective
book called 'The Cemetery of Reason', luckily, good ol' Amazon's got you covered.
The polaroid of Mr Templeton featured top of the post is courtesy of photographer Scott
Pommier, for a lunch well spent, head on over to his site for more lifestyle infused
21. October 2010 09:00
Dust off your lucky suit and charm that favourite gal next door into dancing away like the
30's never passed. If your wardrobe's stacked with all but Oxfords, what better way to up
your game than a fresh pair of Jim goat skin shoes from Vagabond. Definately more on
the formal side, but oh so comfy and oh so smooth, you could probably double as a text-
18. October 2010 09:00
Be on the lookout for trinidadian brooklynite Theophilus London, soon to drop his highly
anticipated full length debut and sure to whop some serious a** doing so. Stylewise, think
african official amped up on some 80's Morrissey at a Yankees game. That should have you
close enough. You'll need a trunk load of flair to pull off a navy double-breasted, though.
Gold buttons and all. That and raw, uncompromised talent. He's definately got plenty of
both, but hey, you could always ride the coat-tails or simply download his latest mixtape,
'I Want You', right here. Sing-a-longs are great too.
If you're not so keen on a full download, have a listen to 'Flying Overseas' below. That if
anything should make you change your mind.
13. October 2010 09:00
That last disposable razor just jacked your chin up? About time you saved up some paper
for a descent one and tried your luck at the local antique store. Throw in a jar of tobacco
scented wet shave soap and you're half way to calling yourself a gentleman.
From there on, it's all patience and manners really. But you already got that, right?
11. October 2010 09:00
Despite most of us being downright city dwellers, we all need a tad of fresh air sometimes,
not only to balance out the daily grind but more so to enjoy some quality outdoor fun with
friends and family.
To cut matters short, hop in these 'chelsea bad boys', grab your favorite flannel, fill up
that beaten up thermos and head for nearest park to enjoy them last spells of summer
sunshine. If you're out of suitable bags to pack that lunch, or simply lack a brisk buddy to
carry it for you, consider this rugged canvas tote from Hickoree's a faithful substitute. It'll
make you look the part too.
And nope, you don't have to pitch no tent, just handle the camera when your
mates fail trying! Out you go.
6. October 2010 09:00
Lads. If this won't make you want to grow a beard and strut about town in a denim jacket
I don't know what will.
4. October 2010 09:12
In the spirit of vintage motorcycle racing and the legendary Manx Norton, today we bring
you a casual outfit to challenge even the most die-hard Brando fans out there. We got
a pair of well worn vintage jeans, a vintage leather jacket, a 50's style pocket tee by
Levi's Vintage Clothing from Trés Bien Shop, a plain belt by H&M, a wallet by Sandqvist,
and Brylcreem from Sivletto for managing that oldschool hairdo! Top it all off with a mint
pair of Billy boots by yours truly and you're fully set for autumn.
For further Norton motorcycle memorabilia pop over here or for the more 'rough neck' side
of things, check out Hunter S. Thompson's documentative book on bike related gang
Now go raid you grandad's attic for some timeless classics! He won't mind, Im sure.