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Keep Company has a really unique line of shoes. I must say I haven’t seen many other kicks like these, but I really like them. They are apparently designed and made for women, but have quite a strong following of guys that wear them as well. Many of their styles are unisex looking, and I would rock quite a few of them. All of their shoes are “cruelty free’, which I am assuming means they use no animal products in any of their designs. Best of all it looks like almost all of their style are on sale right now, visit their site and check it out.
I have been a big fan of GRN Apple tree for a long time now. I am happy to see that they are taking the dive into a women’s cut-and-sew line, and from the looks of it they have done a great job for their first attempt. In most cases when designing women’s clothing I think there is more room to be creative with the cuts and overall design, and they have taken advantage of it. The piece shown above is a good example of this. The line should be available in retail stores by the holidays, keep your eye out.
You have most likely seen Poketo’s awesome artist wallets. But what you may not know is Poketo also has a really cool line of t-shirts as well. Most of them have a really artsy hand-drawn type feel to them that I really like. They are reasonably priced, many of them as cheap as $18.
Want a free pair of the new Vans Dustin Dollin No Skool 2s, or how about a free pair of any new model of Vans you want? Well in celebration of the release of the new ultra realistic Baja: Edge of Control video game the creators, THQ, have teamed up with Vans and TheDopeFiend to give you just that. Baja: Edge Control is an amazingly realistic four-player split screen Baja race simulator that was released September 22nd.
Despite the overly bubbly/cutesy logo, the concept behind PleaseDressMe is a great one. PleaseDressMe is a search engine designed specifically for t-shirts. The site allows you to search different tees according to color, price, keywords, tags and will also select random tees if you’d like. They have also developed a Firefox plug-in so you can easily access their search. It’s a really good concept, I hope the quality of their results improves and grows. At the moment you get a lot of “College Humor” type results, but I think this will quickly change.
When it comes to graphic tees I am all about simplicity. I really like the combination of simple shapes and good colors. Blood is the New Black has a bunch of designs by a bunch of different designers that fall into this category. I am also always down to support a small company that prices their product at a reasonable cost. Many of the shirts over at Blood is the New Black are under $25, and they are having a sale right now! I am excited to see future work from featured artists at this label.
The lookbook for CTRL’s Fall ‘08 line is up and looking pretty interesting. It looks to me like this Swedish label has gotten a lot of inspiration for the current design going on in Brazil. Is it me or could you not totally see Lovefoxxx from CSS wearing a pear of these? A lot of the clothing is a bit “out there” for my own personal style, but I think if worn properly some of these pieces are really cool. Especially the girl’s stuff.
As Promised, more content for the ladies. It appears as though the female focused streetwear style blog/online boutique Cultist has “revamped, restocked and relaunched” their online store. The store has some really cute stuff from labels like Insight, Hellz Bellz and WESC. I especially am liking their selection of dresses.
I know the female readers of this blog must occasionally feel somewhat neglected. So I have decided to add a bit more female oriented content to this blog and dedicate them to the ladies, especially my girl Yuri who was recently kind enough to let me crash at her place in San Francisco for 5 weeks, and who is also an avid reader of TheDopeFiend.
Modern Amusement has been a favorite clothing label of mine for some time now. They have recently, and finally announced they will be releasing a women’s line due out this Fall. From what I have seen so far the line it looks quite promising.
GRN Apple Tree has long been one of my favorite clothing companies. Throughout the years they have managed to stay unique with their designs, avoiding most of the overdone/overused trends that most clothing companies fall into. There is a series of GRN Apple Tree’s newer designs that I particularly like. The series features large prints and masked monochrome or black & white photos, masked by angular shapes. The designs are large and bold, but stay fairly minimal without being to over-the-top. The Pommier V-neck, Snap Shot and Lamp V-neck are a few of my favorites.
I absolutely love Nooka watches… and what’s cooler than a Nooka watch? A free Nooka watch. The crew over at JoshSpear.com has started a free giveaway every week which they are calling Big Ticket Tuesdays. Each week they will select a various item, and then devise a way for one reader to win this prize. This week the prize being given is an awesome camouflage Nooka watch. Head on over and check out the rules, and check back every Tuesday for a new prize!
As far as I am concerned the quality of graphic tees has pretty much been on a downward spiral for the past few years, but once in awhile you find some gems. Das Monk has some cool minimal, but well designed tees. Best of all they ship for free worldwide if you buy 2 or more tees.
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I don’t often wear jewelery, most likely because I don’t often find jewelery that I think is worth wearing or purchasing. This is not the case with the pieces made by CompleteTechnique. With much of their jewelry being inspired by the audio and DJ world they have pieces that include headphones, record player head shells, microphones, cassette players and speakers. Each piece is crafted from 14K/18K Gold or Platinum and constructed with the highest level of technique.
Last month I began seeing Converse ads popping up in a bunch of magazines that featured Pharrell Williams, Santogold and Julian Casablancas. I, like many others I am sure, wondered what Converse had up their sleeve. On July 10th is was revealed that Converse had gotten the artists together to collaborate on a track in celebration of their 100th anniversary. The track titled “My Drive Thru” is available as a free download on Converse’s website. The website also features many other musicians that are all often talked about in the blogosphere including MGMT, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, YACHT, Kid Sister, Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces, Frank Carter of Gallows; Does It Offend You, Yeah?, and Sophie of Care Bears on Fire. Again this is yet another example of a company adapting to the changing digital world, creating music available for free to the listeners while still supporting the artists behind the music.
Behind the clever name of the t-shirt website 200 Nipples is also what could be a rather clever idea. This clever idea works like this – 100 limited edition tee designs are made available for purchase on the site (explaining the name 200 Nipples). The cost of the 100 tees begins at $1 and goes from there to $100. For example: t-shirt #1 is $1, t-shirt #2 is $2, t-shirt #3 is $3 and so on all the way to 100. The sooner you visit the site the cheaper you will be able to purchase the design for. The problem with the concept is finding a design cool enough for someone to want to fork out $40-$100 for. The design on the site at the moment is a design I wouldn’t pay anymore than $10 for. So in order for this to work I think they are going to have to get some amazing designs by some very highly regarded designers. I like the concept though.