Some of you regular visitors might have noticed a drop in productivity here over in the last few months. Its not been because we’ve run out of rad stuff to enthuse about. Quite the opposite, we’ve been busy beavering away on our new site and the new chapter for Wheels On Toast.
Visit www.wheelsontoast.co.uk from now on where you’ll find the same (but better) blog stuff as always. Theres also a brand new section profiling brands and individuals we think deserve more then a lil old blog post. Finally theres a bit more info about the folks behind WOT and the other services we do if you’re so inclined to know.
Go on then, what are you waiting for, times a wasting. http://www.wheelsontoast.co.uk
I came across these two interviews within a fews days of each other so it seemed obvious to stick them together to bookend the importance of the Stussy brand to me personally.
I remember this BBC film when it was on TV and it blowing my mind. This was pre Internet so the only way I’d have seen Stussy gear was in the odd skate or style mag, so seeing these rad images on TV was really rare.
Forwarded 20 odd years and heres a brilliant recent interview with Shawn, its a really good read especially his insights about the new generation of surf/style brands and where his heads at today. READ IT HERE
Theres also this lovely video in the interview showing him at work in the S/Double studio. I fucking love seeing him in the shaping booth, mowing foam in an Oxford Shirt and what looks like a Rolex, Shawns never gonna be your typical shaper, others need to up their sartorial game.
I had a quick browse of the current S/Double clothing range and there are some lovely pieces perfect for us ageing grommets. I also see hes still making a classic letterman jacket, funny how twenty years ago I’d have killed for one and having seen this latest version I still kinda feel the same today.
Trends and brands come and go but I’m still really glad Shawn Stussys influence is still prevalent in my life, even if its just occasionally dropping by his blog to see his preference in cars and girls. Visit it here
‘Increase the peace’
Discovered this excellent video on Cycle Zombies, I’m always seduced by the SoCal garage life that CZ and their associates present so well. Suppose it stems back to being a grommit in middle England in the late 80’s and seeing similar images in copies Trasher and Transworld. Anyway back to the subject of selling shorts, some naysayers may say this video is contrived, hipster shit. Well fuck them, I’d quite like a pair of battered Dickies that are nice and light to swin and surf in. S’pose thats all there is to it. Read more at Matrix
Although I don’t own any garments by WTAPS I’ve always admired the design and vision behind this brand. After seeing this video I like it even more. Tetsus got a great vibe in his studio and an even better old Triumph. Also love the Barbie quote, the Toy Story writers know their shit. Stumbled upon this from Gwarisms twitter.
Its April and normally my Belstaff would have been put away for the spring / summer months, but due to our unremitting winter I’m living in mine at the moment. Not a problem when they look this good. Via Secret Forts
This picture from the satoriaist has me in conflict, first tsked at the hipster tote and ankle rolls, but then backed up and considered the nonchalant lean and proper double kick board rather than a stupid londboard, then got happy again. I think I’m okay with it now?
I’ve not hankered afters a particular sneaker for ages, in fact the last pair I bought about 3 years ago (NikexAPC All Court) are still boxed under my bed, bearly worn. Seems like the last few years my feet have been on a continual rotation of Vans/Clarks for summer, Red Wings/Loakes for winter, but I do feel a bit unadventurous sometimes. Anyway back to the subject of the post, I remember this particular example of Adidas Superstar pictured with fond memories of back skating in the early 90s and this re-re-release looks very tempting. Although deep down I know the minute I bought these they’d quickly find themselves relegated to festering under the bed, unworn with all the other sneakers I feel too old to wear. via