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Old news for UK street wear fans, I’ve been curious lately about Maharishi. Anyone have any experience with their patented Snopants? And no, that’s not Sno as in “snow”. It’s a patented example of those convertible pants that change from pants to clamdiggers to shorts. I’m usually not a fan of the “all in one” thing, pretty much no matter what it is. Always seems that it just means it doesn’t do any one thing well. But, it’s not always the case, the Swiss Army Knife – which often gets used as the generic term for anything that does this – is pretty great as is the similar Leatherman tool. I’m also interested in designer Hardy Blechman’s story – just seems like an interesting, if not odd, guy – and success in multiple disciplines (clothes and a published book) is always impressive.
I can’t seem to stop looking at Manastash stuff. Available at Hickoree’s Hard Goods and Jungmaven (great place to find organic t’s btw) in the spring. That camp shirt at Jungmaven? I’m going to have to figure out how to get my hands on that. A lot of the jackets are reversible so you can decide how wild a color scheme you want to go with depending on the day. Looking forward to seeing more of this stuff. Especially in person….
Sunday night internet shopping leads to finds like Hlaska. Next time I’m in the bay area, I’ve got to remember to stop by this store. Some nice shirts here and all made in the USA which is always fun to see. The diving bell reminiscent belt is fun too, might be the kind of thing I tire of quickly, but nice to have a fun belt once in a while.
These images probably won’t be new to most of you, but it’s an interesting story so I couldn’t help but post. A new shoe company where everything – all the way down to the foam, soles, threads, is made in the US. That’s a pretty difficult task I’d imagine. It’ll be interesting to see how these end up looking, feeling, wearing, and going over once they release.
For more info as well as a somewhat depressing video, head to their site where they promise more info soon.
Using castoffs from their Young & Norgate furniture line, the guys at Loki Longboards make some awfully pretty longboards. I know some of you out there don’t quite get the longboard, but man, sure is nice for a mellow evening roll across town. That carving feeling and actually being able to go places sure is nice. That Sideboard in small is right up my alley.
With a tagline like “Ethereal wardrobe pieces for the futuristic Zulu Princess” you know the pieces from Chasing Rainbows aren’t going to be boring. Hand crafted by two lovely and talented sisters all these pieces make a statement. It seems to me somehow a mix of sci-fi, Native American, and maybe a little Mad Max thrown in – but strangely, maybe miraculously, it all seems to work really well.
I think their pieces would perfect for the photo stylings of Brandon Harman so I’m going to have to figure out how to get them together.
At any rate, if you have a zulu princess in your life, or maybe if you want one, check them out.
I’ve been checking out the wares of the awfully nice brothers over at Feltraiger lately. While I think they’ve had good traction with that T – gotta love it’s called “California Girls” – I really like the shirts, the White LAX in particular. I like the simple straightforward things they are doing and am looking forward to seeing more.