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Carhartt WIP Spring/Summer 2012 / Ad Campaign Illustrations by Shohei Otomo

Two of my favorite things in one place.

The more I dig back through Carhartt’s WIP line the more I become a fan. I love their product and the ideals behind it. But they also know how to grab you from other aspects of subculture. Take this ad campaign for instance. I love Shohei Otomo’s art. And what is he doing here? He’s using his artistic skill to illustrate a lookbook of WIP pieces. I’m bummed I missed this when it happened.

Great clothing being drawn by an incredibly skilled artist. You can check out the stuff he did for the Fall/Winter line here : 

http://www.carhartt-wip.com/news/art/2012/11/carhartt-wip-fall-winter-2012-illustration-campaign-by-shohei

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Mike Shinoda x 686

Sooo… I NEED this jacket. Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park fame (do I really need to say that though?) has teamed up with snowboarding gear manufacturer 686 to create a one of a kind outerwear piece. Shinoda worked with 686 on all aspects of the jacket from creating his own camo pattern and other areas of the design down to the technical details. It’s a smart collaboration resulting in a great looking jacket.

It releases through zumiez.com on the 15th of November. Who wants to buy me one?

5&A Dime Blog/Site/Store

What’s up girls and guys?

Since the move to San Diego I’ve recently become employed at a small, independent clothing store called 5&A Dime. The store sells (mostly) men’s clothes, but there’s a few products for women as well. We carry brands like Stussy, UNDFTD, Us Versus Them, In4mation, etc. As well as housing our own in house brand that also goes by the 5&A Dime moniker.

If you live in San Diego come by the store and check it out. We’re located in Downtown, SD on 8th Ave. and G street.

If you don’t live in SD, then hit up the website : 5andadime.com, where you can shop the store’s brand, and stay up to date with the store and its occupants via the blog.

Speaking of the blog, go read it. As of today I have made my first post and I’m excited to carry on from here. The topics I’ll cover probably won’t stray from what I write about on here. Music will be the major topic, with art, fashion, and other things sprinkled in here and there. The personal stuff and poetry (when I do write some) will be on here.

So now you can find me here (Tumblr), on acidjive.com, and 5andadime.com. Thanks for your time. I love you.

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The top image is from the latest issue of Rolling Stone which has an interview with the Robots about the new album. The second and third images I got from Hypebeast (hypebeast.com) which are promos for the suits Saint Laurent designed for the robots new stage attire. 

The all black look is hella legit. It’s slick, refined, classy and chic, yet still maintains the “futuristic” aesthetic. The sequins are done tastefully. And all black is still Punk Rock/Goth, in my opinion, so that’s badass. I’m not one for high fashion, but I’m down with anything these bots touch.

Supreme x Vans

Why do these have to be coming out when I’m broke? Story of my life, I swear.

Supreme teams up with Vans once again to drop some of the cleanest kicks I’ve geeked over in a while. I’m a sucker for floral print, and this pattern strikes a chord with me elsewhere. Not only is it a dope floral pattern, but it’s also a floral pattern derived from a painting used by the band New Order for their album Power, Corruption & Lies. The album cover was designed by Peter Saville who is most known for his design work for Joy Division, New Order, and Factory Records.

So my sneaker/fashion nerd sensibilities are being touched upon, and my love (obsession) for music is being abused.

Thanks Supreme. Couldn’t have dropped these a week ago when I had money?

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Kinetics x Keith Haring Foundation x Columbia Anders Falls Jacket

The technical assets and craftsmanship associated with Columbia with the art of Keith Haring? Count me in.

It drops in February, which may already be too hot for AZ. But if things go the way I want I’ll be somewhere colder by the end of the year. This definitely has a chance at landing somewhere in my closet. 

Inspiration…

     There’s a lot of big clothing companies around these days (seems like a new one pops up every 30min.) but few of them have attained the success or garnered the respect that The Hundreds has. They do things their way no matter what’s cool, or what’s not. They’re usually on the “setting” end of trends. When Streetwear goes right, they go left and vice versa. They’re one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to Four The Taking and our goals in that creative realm. The man behind the scenes that does most of the inspiring (for me anyways) is Bobby Hundreds - one half of the founding team of The Hundreds. Bobby is an awesome designer, creative director, photographer, writer, and from what I’ve heard he’s a good dude. These are all things I enjoy doing (on a much smaller level - for now) and I aspire to be on Bobby’s level one day and then take it further.

     Bobby wrote a piece about the passing of Adam Yauch that contained a line that held a special meaning to me. He said that MCA, “taught him to think for himself, while also thinking of others.” Well in turn Bobby has had that kind of effect on me. I’m not worried about success, fame, or money. I’m worried about creativity, originality, respect, and the people I love. My good friend Steven Garnica got this autograph for me from Zumiez 100K. Short and sweet, Bobby said “thanks”. I’ve been wearing The Hundreds for 6-7yrs now so I think I owe him a bigger one. And also thanks to Steven for taking time out to get this for me, it means a lot.

I hope everyone who reads this can find their inspirations and work to achieve what it is they aspire to do. 

Don’t emulate, don’t imitate, don’t duplicate… Motivate.

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Stussy x Glassjaw

I haven’t posted anything about clothing in a while (although I’ve been meaning to) so hopefully this will jumpstart me. 

Stussy has got together with the gentlemen of New York hardcore band Glassjaw to make a limited edition t-shirt. It comes in two colors : the grey one you see above and a black version. The black shirt will only be available at their July 8th show in NY while the grey piece will drop online July 9th. Both colors are limited to a run of 93. The shirt is a commemorative piece celebrating the 10th anniversary of Worship & Tribute. Get one if you can.

The 44% off sale ends tomorrow at midnight. Don’t miss out! Use code : BALDEAGLE at checkout to save. #art #design #clothing #sale #fourthetaking #fashion (Taken with Instagram at www.fourthetaking.com)

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