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Makia Warehouse Raid

16 November 2012, 22.38 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Fashion & Footwear, Products, Uncategorized, Video | Comments Off

Thank goodness for brands like Makia. They recently sent me a bundle of their latest Finnish-designed product including this permanent fixture on my coat rack: the Button Up Hooded Sweatshirt. Apparently it’s also a favorite of musician, actor, and Viking Vesa-Matti Loiri. If you’re still trying to catch up with Makia, check the documentary below or visit MakiaClothing.com

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PASS~PORT Range 9 Just Released

10 November 2012, 08.23 | Posted in Art & Design, Fashion & Footwear, Products, Project News, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off

In 1872 a human-sized gold nugget weighing more than 600 lbs was unearthed from a dusty hill in New South Whales. Rumor has it that when the prospectors were chiseling away at this shiny mother lode, a future-historic skateboard was found deep within the core of the gigantic chunk of cheddar. Not knowing whether it was extraterrestrial, celestial, or just plain pugilistic, the archeologists decided to bury the skateboard and never speak of it again.
From the land down under comes a brand that you should certainly be paying attention to. PASS PORT is making premium skateboard decks and a range of apparel that confirms this is more than just another garage project… and quite possibly connected to the aforementioned true story. They recently dropped a new collection on their website, and fret not: you will soon be able to get your passport stamped, as there are rumors that Pass~Port will be available in the US soon. For more information visit passportal.com.au

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WAAR/We Are Runts First Look

15 March 2012, 22.43 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Fashion & Footwear, Products, Project News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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No longer a part of the Comune camp, Michael Quinones is now involved with a pretty exciting new label called We Are Runts. I’ll let them do the explaining:

We Are Runts [or WAAR] is a creative lifestyle brand built with a product assortment of repurposed vintage military surplus and or short run/deadstock fabrics.  Each piece has been updated, reconstructed and adapted with a modern silhouette while keeping the color palette and utilitarian details of military garb, in addition to being manufactured domestically.  Essentially, it is a collection and identity of kids that grew up, but never stopped loving their youth and what has shaped their lives now as adults (well, sort of adults).
Conceived on the decision to rely on each other, not work for others, the idea of RUNTS and the history of the name really began a while back for us.  We’d constantly refer to each other and our larger group of close friends as ‘RUNTS’ in the industry.  We were always the little guys in the office as far as ownership, and were constantly looking out for each other.  That is the same mentality that we’ve tried to bring here; a group of friends working together and looking out for each other.”

For more information, stay updated at WeAreRunts.com

Heel Bruise Spring Delivery

Heel Bruise just released one of my favorite new apparel collections, and our good friend Richard Mulder has a great vision for the brand. Below are some images from the Spring 2011 look-book, These Days. Photographs by Robbie Jeffers.

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