Showing posts from May, 2017

Stylecreep Spring Bank Holiday Sale

I have a predisposition for featuring a couple brands and online retailers, I make no bones about it, however it is only because of my personal interest and experience with them and nothing else. So here I am  featuring the pairing of Stylecreep and Standard Reference Materials  again.  Stylecreep are offering 25% off for the Bank Holiday period on all t-shirts, shirts and shorts. As the weather seems to have finally turned it's a great way of updating your summer wardrobe. Whilst I'm sure there are plenty of you who will enjoy browsing the fifty or so brands I'm drawn to Standard Reference Materials .  They guys are putting out brilliantly eclectic designs fairly frequently, including ones of a horror movie theme this past week. For fans of the brand and of street-wear in general however the very latest might be the most copacetic to date.  Following the garbage Supreme x Michael Jackson drop yesterday, Standard Reference Materials have supplied their own altern

"Whatchu' Talkin' 'Bout Wednesday" - Reebok Classic

Though my memory is foggy I seem to recall wearing Reebok sometime in the mid 90s whilst working at Sports Soccer (now Sports Direct ). I've tried to remember the model, I know they were a running shoe, but all I can think of is the colourway being white and purple. I didn't work there for long and the shoes clearly didn't make much of an impression on me. Other than that I've not worn (I did buy a pair of Pump OG in recent times but sent them back) another pair of Reebok , unless you include the original Ice Creams which for me don't count. What is much clearer is my fascination with shoe technologies from the 80s and 90s which includes the ERS , Hexalite and Pump by Reebok . There were other interesting developments over this period, adidas Torsion , Puma Disc , Asics Gel and of course Nike Air reigned supreme but Reebok were right there competing with them. My knowledge of the brand is practically nothing really so I've spent a bit of time resea


" Nothing is more important than the future generation. " - Reese Cooper Having seen a post on Hypebeast earlier today, and though I believe many if not all of my readers also check Hypebeast daily, I still felt compelled to highlight this project. Reese Cooper® and the Flint Child Health and Development Fund have partnered to release a hoodie on May 14th. The project titled,  WATER IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD , has the aim to bring the crisis in Flint, Michigan back to our attention. As of today it has been 1,112 days since the city and those in it have had access to clean drinking water. The charity’s ( ) main mission is to help fight the effects of lead poisoning in the children of Flint. Profits from this project go to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund. The story of the water crisis is Flint, Michigan is a harrowing one and on paper looks to have been entirely avoidable. Whether it was a cost-cutting decision or an instance of environ

Summer T-Shirts by Hobo and Sailor / WORKWARE

Looking out of the window as I type this and the last thing on my mind is t-shirts. It's wet and windy and I've got my jacket collar pulled up whilst indoors. Still, the following t-shirts have been on my mind and are absolutely perfect for when the sun does make an appearance this Summer. Now as you can well imagine there are countless brands and an infinite number of t-shirt options out there, so I'm highlighting just the ones from brands that are really floating my boat  so to speak.  First up is Hobo and Sailor . A brand I had associated more with sweatshirts which is completely unjustified as they've been making outstanding t-shirts since their inception. The latest offering of t-shirts are unsurprisingly Naval themed and utilise classic comic style graphics by way of a palm trees, anchors, a hula dancer, a tomcat and an octopus.  Next is a brand I've yet to feature on the blog, but one I've followed for quite some time on Instagr

Otoboke Beaver - "Golden Week" UK Tour 2017

  “Japanese girls ‘knock out or pound cake’ band” I can always rely on my buddy Mel to introduce me to some anomalous bands that would otherwise have slipped under my radar, and last week we got to see a band we've been speaking about for a while now, Otoboke Beaver. "Otoboke Beaver おとぼけビ~バ~ are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. The band’s name is taken from a local ‘Love Hotel’ and they describe themselves as: “Japanese girls ‘knock out or pound cake’ band”. Crazed, deranged garage, punk-rock-pop at break-neck speed and everyone sings. The band of mid 20’s talented musicians make easy work of the complex arrangements, reminiscent of jazzy riot grrrl/Queercore NYC punks ‘God Is My Co-Pilot’ or Barry Hogan (ATP) favourites’ ‘Afrirampo’.They only sing in Japanese, and often in Kyoto slang." There's no better place to see a band with this type of intensity and punk dramaturgy than the historic 100 Club. You're close enough to see every band m