A couple of weeks ago, we opened up the store to a first come, first serve table tennis championship. Out of 16 contestants and a hungry crowd, Richmond’s Markalo Prousalis took the gold: a $250 gift card to the store and a year of fame. Mark wasn’t even supposed to play. His brother was originally set [...]
As we speak, Chris Burkard, Keith Malloy, Cyrus Sutton, Trevor Gordon, and Dane Gudauskas are preparing to surf undocumented waves in the remote regions of Russia. They’ll fly from southern California to Kamchatka, Russia. It’s a pretty far trip. Preparing for a trip like this takes research, time, and plenty of patience – especially when [...]
Denim. Where would we be without it? A staple piece, a statement piece, and everything in between. Once the weather cools down, it’s the first thing we put on and the last thing we take off. Recently, WhoWhatWear made a video love letter to this cotton standout and it’s got us rooting for fall. Take a peek, get some outfit [...]
For the past two years, Scott Toepher has been working on a personal project entitled ‘It’s Better In The Wind,’ documenting motorcycle rides throughout the Western United States. With no frills or deep underlying concept besides the simple beauty and positivity behind motorcycling, he has put together a short film to go along with the [...]
Fall is just around around the corner, but yet summer is still firmly here…the temperatures are starting to cool but the days are still long. You know what that means? It’s getting to be the perfect time to go camping! Husband and wife photography team, We Are The Rhoads, contributed a photo essay for the most recent [...]
Flikli is a New York based company that in a way, takes video and motion graphics back to their roots. And in a time where the majority of content is viewed on a mobile device, this might not be a bad idea. The company creates high-quality animated videos affordably and quickly (what business doesn’t like [...]
For some, today was like Christmas for a six year old. It was like that first warm day of spring after a cold winter. What we really mean is that today, No Doubt, the multi-platinum band that created the third wave of ska/pop/rock/and reggae and more chart topping hits than you could ever count, just [...]
To complete Benga’s video for I Will Never Change, a total of 960 vinyl records were measured, cut, and then fitted to a single pole. To animate the wave form, the piece had to be unassembled a total of 960 times to place each record. Any shift in the position of the sculpture would mean [...]
In 1954, Mercedes Benz introduced a two-seater, closed sports car with distinctive gull-wing doors known as the 300SL. It was the fastest production car of its day. The car was based on the company’s very successful competition-only sports car of 952, a carbureted 300SL (W194). The road model was intended for post-war, American market consumers [...]
This is certainly nothing new, especially if you were in Times Square last week when the video debuted to all that were watching. Twin Shadow’s catchy summer jam, Five Seconds, is currently stuck in our heads, and the video to back it up is top notch. This synthed-out single puts frontman George Lewis Jr. on [...]
Here are a few ideas on opening up your favorite summer brews. Can’t say we recommend all of them, but we would sure like to watch you try!
Our dear friend- and best dressed kid on the block- Karl of Rogue Territory, just married his lovely lady in Paris. The elopement of just the two of them, along with a friend filming the experience, produced a beautiful film of a beautiful experience. It’s stunningly shot, and may just bring you to tears (of [...]
As part of our Meet the Maker series, the charming Samantha Pleet visited us in store from Brooklyn. She brought along with her an exclusive peek at her Fall 2012 line and a collaborative collection with Wolverine bootmakers. Check out the video of the event, meet Samantha and hear about her inspirations, and see the [...]
On a Friday in late March, four designers packed up and drove from New York City to Richmond, Virginia. Collina Strada, CourtShop, Dusen Dusen, and In God We Trust brought us exclusive collaborative pieces and joined us in store for Meet The Maker(s). See the video of the journey and the destination.
How can you pass up a video titled ” THE DDC 50 POINT PLAN TO RUIN YOUR CAREER”?! Well, if you don’t know, Aaron Draplin, the one man design force behind Draplin Design Company (DDC) and the beloved Field Notes Brand, you’re in for a real treat. Draplin gave a hilarious and inspiring talk at [...]
We gave you a heaping dose of Thom Dolan’s Spring collection in our 2012 Spring lookbook, and we’re not quite done yet. We’re pretty smitten with her vintage prep inspirations and boyish styling, and have stocked the shelves with Thom Dolan. Click to see a sneak peek into her showroom and hear about the collection from the [...]
Solipsist left me in awe the first, second and third time I watched it. It will leave you speechless, uncomfortable, and in wonder as director Andrew Huang takes you through another one of his beautiful films. Peek at Solopist-Making Of and have your mind blown yet again at the simplicity of the special effects that were [...]
If you can catch this film somewhere, it will be well worth your time. Inspiring, transparent and tragic, This Is My Dream is a true and rare gem. “Notoriously private Japanese fashion design icon Yohji Yamamoto lets his guard down in an exclusive, intimate short documentary film about life and the creative process, from Tokyo [...]
After Kentucky’s Sleeper Agent released their debut album Celabrasion, Rolling Stone Magazine quickly called them a definite “band to watch.” Hearing “That’s My Baby,” certainly confirms this, as well as the perfect opening song for the first day of spring. Just picture windows down, warm breeze, buds on the tress, and no destination in sight. Who’s [...]
If you’re a fan of quality products made in the United States, whether it be jeans or baseball gloves, then it’s about time you meet Max Wastler and Joe Gannon. Together, the two are traveling across the country, hitting every hard working town and city in search of goods and products made under the North [...]
When I wasn’t nurturing a healthy beard, I could have shaved my face, time and money with Dollar Shave Club. Maybe one day… Dollar Shave Club: Continuing membership May 10th. But enjoy this video in the meantime. If you haven’t seen it already. I watched it twice. http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/
Our friend Kristina Benns at Interview Magazine just sat down with Zeb Malik of POPO, a grunge-rock sound that we’re quite fond of. He just released his first full album, entitled Dope Boy Magick, on Mad Decent Records. If you’re not familiar with Zeb and his sound, this interview and video is a good place to start. [...]
We love typography and just about everything related to it. We also like videos. Upside Down, Left To Right is a nice little film on the art of letterpressing in Plymouth University featuring Paul Collier. Check it out after the jump.
YEARS is an insanely amazing project produced by Bartholonäus Traubeck. It literally tells the life story of a tree in musical form. The modified record player reads the tree like it would a vinyl record and interprets the tree rings into an impossibly haunting composition. Technically speaking, it reads the rings by its light and dark value and [...]
Oliver Spencer is a man and a fashion brand. Oli, the man, is a designer, a self-taught tailor, a switched-on, hands-on creative. The brand is an expression of modern man; his tastes, his touch, his style.
The concept is relatively simple: Spots. Simple and varied in size and color, thousands upon thousands of spots span together to make one of the worlds largest paintings. And thanks to the Gagosian‘s arsenal of galleries, 331 of Damien Hirst’s “spot” paintings are on display right now across the globe – 11 galleries in 8 [...]
Checking Thrasher Magazine at least once a day should be a requirement for anyone with a soul. Whether you skate or not, the current state of the industry is beyond real and it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on. One relatively new team to watch is the Converse team. They recently just took a trip [...]
The Selby has just produced a new video profiling the prolific New York sculptor Tom Sachs. Sachs is a sculptor, probably best known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, all of them masterpieces of engineering and design of one kind or another. In an early show he made Knoll office furniture out of phone [...]
Sit back in your seat, put on some warm socks, add a little “spice” to that egg nog, and relax because Jim Henson’s 1977 holiday favorite, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas is now streaming on Netflix All those 80′s babies out there can thank us later. We found the full downloadable soundtrack and bloopers reel over [...]
We’re really into coffee these days. Really, we’re into coffee all the time, but we’re really, really into coffee this winter. It’s just so tasty, warm, and delicious. We’re into the science and process behind coffee and what makes each cup so unique. Right now we’re working on a special project with our neighbors across [...]
Just north of oRichmond in Washington D.C., the Dandies and Quaintrelles have successfully pulled off their third annual Tweed Ride. The DC based social group is known for organizing and hosting vintage-inspired and always stylish events in partnership with an support of noble causes. With refined style and purposeful living, hundreds of cyclists rode through the streets [...]
Think because it’s cold out that surfing is over? Wrong. When the temperatures get colder, the waves only get bigger. Our buddy Nick tipped us on this place called Shipstern’s Bluff or Shippies for short. It’s a break off the south eastern coast of Tasmania on the Tasman Peninsula Australia. It used to be known as Devils Point. It takes nearly [...]
A couple of weeks ago our good friend Victor of Raleigh Denim drove a few hours north to see us here in Richmond and introduce the women’s line of RD. The women’s line continues with the same mission and integrity of Raleigh Denim. Jeans made by hand, sewn with traditional machines, made with local White Oak Cone [...]
Eric Shulz has a pretty important job. He’s making sure the Red Wing boots that we sell don’t fall off your feet after you kick the day’s ass. Extensive product testing goes into each model Red Wing produces. From impact testing to waterproof testing – not only is your boot going to look good but [...]
We’re sure you’ve seen a picture of this guy floating around the internet somewhere. He’s a staple in any streestyle blog for obvious reasons. Nick Wooster, the men’s fashion director of Neiman Marcus Group Services (Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman), is pretty much the modle of a sartorial badass. Whether you agree or disagree with Nick, [...]
They’re a brand that we and hundreds of others have fallen in love with. Denim that is produced in the USA and made in the USA, by hand, one pair at a time. You can tell the difference when you put them on and when you’re not ready to take them off. Each pair is [...]
“I walk down a stream with them. Let ‘em dry and wear them again the next day and I just keep doing that. And then I know whether the glue’s working on them, whether the stitch is gonna hold, whether the hand sewer did a good job putting the components together. If the foam is [...]
No, we’re not a surf shop. Yes, we love surfing. ASP world tour star Taj Burrows, speaks on Dion Agius’ surf flick, Thanks For The Dinner And Sex. Taj is also featured in the upcoming Globe video: Year Zero which premiers this wekend in California. Skip the first :30 seconds and you’re in business…
Adam Cramer speaks the truth, so listen to the man. After you listen to him, take some time and get your hands dirty. Break something just to fix it, because the chances are you can, you just have to put some thought and muscle into it. We’d love to hear your feedback on this.
If you’re not familiar with The Beastie Boys latest single form Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 entitled “Don’t Play No Game that I can’t Win,” then you’re definitely missing out. The song features special guest Santigold in a reggae-inspired party song that officially proves that the three MC’s still have it. The new Spike Jonze [...]
The brilliant, clever, forever cat-loving, manager of our brick and mortar store, Miss. Holly Caroline, has pulled together a list of her favorite Summer songs. Here is the run down for Summer 2011 Playlist no.1:
Audi’s recent victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2011 did not come easily. With a smaller engine than most of it’s competition and a completely redesigned carbon fiber body shape, going into this race left many questions. This inspirational video shows just how much work and emotion goes into this grueling race.
Take a step back in to the golden years of surfing. Tracking, a new film by director and filmer Jimmy James Kinnaird follows surfers Ellis Ericson, Jason Salisbury, Niah and Mia through the jungles and waves of Indonesia. What seems to be matched with a nostalgic soundtrack sure to make coming out of that wave [...]
With the 98th Tour de France just days away, let’s take a look back at one of the most famous races in the world with some historic clips from the good ol’ internet. This years race will run from Saturday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 24th. Made up of 21 stages, covering a distance of [...]
Everyone has them, everyone wears them and this will remain. T-Shirts are often like our second skin, our favorite ones telling more of a story than our crazy uncle. France’s So Me have created a short documentary called T-Shirt Stories: a dive into the contemporary counter-culture around the world of t-shirts and the characters that [...]
Take a minute to check out this very sexy new video from Metronomy entitled, “The Bay.” Directed by “the realizer” David Wilson in Devon, the shots are amazing, the edit is amazing and we must say, everyone is dressed very nicely. Makes us want to spend summer at the bay. That was an easy decision. Click [...]
Not that we’re on a sufring kick or anything (wink*) but this has got to be one of the more incredible examples of videography in the surfing world. Created by Mickey Smith, who worked with Allan Wilson from Astray Collective to shoot amazing footage of the Atlantic coastline, traveling around Ireland, Cornwall and Manchester.
Kicking off for Memorial Day weekend while the summer Warriors Of Radness line is out, Jack Coleman has orchestrated, filmed, and personally edited a phenomenal 3:47 video shot entirely on 8mm film. The flick features Levi Prairie from Gantez Warrior and Brad Coleman from Indian Burn, some surf footage, sky, sun, clouds, and of course [...]
Karl certainly has been putting his eye behind the camera recently, but it’s not something we mind. Featuring the likes of Anna Mouglalis, Freja Beha, Bianca Balti, Jake Davies, Oriol Elcacho and more. Produced for Chanel. Video after the jump.
Last weekend, you should have been in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a rare occasion of musical talents joining forces to create one hell of a cover. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Sharon Van Etten and Richmond’s own, Fight the Big Bull, got together for a special rendition of Alan Lomax’s Tribulations. The artists were part of the MusicNow festival in Cincinatti [...]