I meant to post this in a more timely fashion, but that’s life. My friends at ACCLAIM recently sat down with streetwear veteran and living legend Shawn Stussy to talk about pretty much everything. Definitely an interesting read, hit the Interview: Shawn Stussy link to check it out.
Pete from Turntablelab recently interviewed my friend Nima about his pioneering online retail business Digital Gravel, and it’s current new direction. There is a wealth of information here about the streetwear industry and the joys of running small T-shirt brands here, for anyone into that sort of thing. Check it out here.
Benjie just added the Black Basic T to his Stay Weird Forever online shop. Now you don’t have to work out in order to rep the SWF! And in almost-semi-related news, Jeff Hamada of Booooooom fame was kind enough to post the Burgerlords tee Benjie did for the homies at LA burger hotspot The Oinkster on his Instagram yesterday.
It’s great to see some nice video content from my old friends Andrew and Johan at 3sixteen again. This day-in-the-life is shot really well, and follows the two talented denim experts as they spend time in SF for their latest denim production. Andrew also manages the NY branch of Self Edge while Johan manages the LA location.
Ivan has been doing big things with his Skulls brand lately. I was traveling last weekend, and didn’t manage to post about his Spring Lookbook shoot with model Alysha Net (Parts 1 and 2), or his awesome pizza bagel-themed “Vinnie’s” Pack. The brand is about to turn two so Ivan is celebrating his own unique way, by releasing more impressive and eye-catching hats.
#BURGERLORDS is a very popular burger-centric Tumblr site, powered by The Oinkster – one of LA’s best (and often touted as one of the whole country’s best) purveyors of fine hamburgery. So it’s only appropriate that they teamed up with the talented LA artist/illustrator/awesome dude Benjie Escobar, who is known for his artist renditions of all things burger and pizza related. Benjie has killed it with this new #BURGERLORDS T-shirt design for them, which is now available at The Oinkster website.
Strange Times is a collective of accomplished artists, designers, and illustrators, based right here in LA. They’ve teamed up to launch a great-looking brand, with pins, tees, and fleece. The Spring 2013 collection is called “The Charge of The Weird Brigade.”
Utility Project is an awesome collaboration between two well-respected LA brands: LUDWIG and Gourmet Footwear. It’s a true collaboration in the proper sense of the word, utilizing Gourmet’s popular original shoe models, paired with lovely vintage military deadstock material, sourced using the vintage expertise of LUDWIG. The end result looks incredible. Check the video for more info. Available in the LUDWIG Shop as of noon today. [Watch Video]