Friday, 6 November 2009

Freaks and Geeks, Kim Kelly's Ski Jacket

Sorry for promoting our Etsy so much lately, we promise we will bring you some more substantial stuff in the near future but for now, check this out:

Remember Freaks and Geeks?  That really awesome show from the late 90s about kids in the late 70s.  Man, that show was great.

And remember the head girl freak, Kim Kelly?  We found a jacket that looks like her iconic one and we're selling in on our Etsy.  We also found a jacket like Lindsay Weir's in a box in the dumpster but we're keeping that one.

Up for sale at

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Skull Rings

I want!

Alexander Mcqueen

Vivienne Westwood

Friday, 16 October 2009

Fassbinder Red Cowgirl Boots

Tell me, was it completely pointless of me to title these the Fassbinder boots? I'm starting to realize that no one knows who Fassbinder is.

Available at our Etsy shop.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

...and then there were Robert Crumb Sneakers

Holy crapola, I can't believe the underground comix Gods finally answered my prayers and brought me these Robert Crumb Vans.

Is it a widely known fact, however, that Crumb's images of Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural never got copyrights on them which lead to every mofo using his images left, right and centre. And if you know anything about Rober Crumb, it's doubtful that he would have approved of Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural sneakers.  Shame on the sneaker "gods".

Speaking of which, Crumb's illustrated Book of Genesis has finally been release.  Can't wait to see it!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Oh hells no! Barbra Streisand's unexpected connection with our Etsy shop.

The most popular item we ever listed on our Etsy shop,, was hands down our "Painfully adorable Bow Sweater aka Dancing Sweater". Unbeknownst to us, this sweater was copied almost exactly for Barbra Streisand's recently release doll. Ms. Streisand claims to have designed the top herself in the 1960s for an event at the Coconut Grove. But the lack of photographic evidence on the internet leads us to believe that she totally bit our style. Nice try Babs.

The Babs Doll as revealed on Oprah.

Our sweater from

Off tangent, here's the number she wore at the Oscars when won for Best Actress for Funny Girl.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009


Pink dress up for sale at

Monday, 7 September 2009

Workers put down your hammer and sickle...

...Labour Day Kitty is here.

"Say Anything, I love you John Cusack Overalls" will be available for purchase at

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Hot in Fashion: Fat Bellies are Phat

Potbellies are in vougue. Finally! I've been pushing this for years now.

"It’s Hip to Be Round"
Published: August 12, 2009 in The New York Times

THIS summer the unvarying male uniform in the precincts of Brooklyn cool has been a pair of shorts cut at knickers length, a V-neck Hanes T-shirt, a pair of generic slip-on sneakers and a straw fedora. Add a leather cuff bracelet if the coolster is gay.

In truth this get-up was pretty much the unvarying male uniform last summer also, but this year an unexpected element has been added to the look, and that is a burgeoning potbelly one might term the Ralph Kramden.

Too pronounced to be blamed on the slouchy cut of a T-shirt, too modest in size to be termed a proper beer gut, developed too young to come under the heading of a paunch, the Ralph Kramden is everywhere to be seen lately, or at least it is in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, the McCarren Park Greenmarket and pretty much any place one is apt to encounter fans of Grizzly Bear.

What the trucker cap and wallet chain were to hipsters of a moment ago, the Kramden is to what my colleague Mike Albo refers to as the “coolios” of now. Leading with a belly is a male privilege of long standing, of course, a symbol of prosperity in most cultures and of freedom from anxieties about body image that have plagued women since Eve.

Until recently, men were under no particular obligation to exhibit bulging deltoids and shredded abdominals; that all changed, said David Zinczenko, the editor of Men’s Health, when women moved into the work force in numbers. “The only ripples Ralph Kramden” and successors like Mike Brady of “The Brady Bunch” had to demonstrate were in their billfolds, said Mr. Zinczenko, himself a dogged crusader in the battle of the muffin top. “But that traditional male role has changed.”

As women have come to outnumber men in the workplace, it becomes more important than ever for guys to armor themselves, Mr. Zinczenko said, with the “complete package of financial and physical,” to billboard their abilities as survivors of the cultural and economic wilds.

This makes sense, in a way, but how does one account for the new prevalence of Ralph Kramdens? Have men given in or given up? Are they finished with asserting the privileges that have always accrued to men. Or is the Ralph Kramden Barack Obama’s fault?

Hipsters, by nature contrarian, according to Dan Peres, the editor of Details, may be reacting in opposition to a president who is not only, as the press relentlessly reminds us, So Darn Smart, but also hits the gym every morning, has a conspicuously flat belly and, when not rescuing the economy or sparring with Kim Jong-il, shoots hoops.

“If we had a slob in the White House, all the hipsters would turn into some walking Chippendales calendar,” Mr. Peres said. Instead, the streets of Williamsburg are crowded with men who are, as he noted, “proudly rocking a gut.” Mr. Peres’s magazine has a term for these people: the new “poor-geoisie.” But the people lining up for $13 lobster rolls at the Brooklyn Flea last weekend hardly looked as if they were worried about making the rent.

“I sort of think the six-pack abs obsession got so prissy it stopped being masculine,” is how Aaron Hicklin, the editor of Out, explains the emergence of the Ralph Kramden. What once seemed young and hot, for gay and straight men alike, now seems passé. Like manscaping, spray-on tans and other metrosexual affectations, having a belly one can bounce quarters off suggests that you may have too much time on your hands.

“It’s not cool to be seen spending so much time fussing around about your body,” Mr. Hicklin said.

And so guys can happily and guiltlessly go to seed.

Women have almost never gotten a pass on the need to maintain their bodies, while men always have, said Robert Morea, a personal fitness trainer. (Full disclosure: my own.) It would be too much, he added, to suggest that “potbellies are suddenly O.K.,” but as lean muscle and functionality become the new gym mantras, hypertrophied He-Men with grapefruit biceps and blister-pack abs have come to resemble specimens from a diorama of “A Vanished World.”

“When do you ever see that guy, anyway?” Mr. Morea asked, referring to those legendary Men’s Health cover models, with their rippling torsos and famished smiles. “The only time you really see that guy, he’s standing in front of an Abercrombie & Fitch store.” Perhaps, he suggested, there is really only one of them. “It’s the same guy. They just move him around.”

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Top 10 Pompadours / Quiffs / Whatever you call it

10. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

9. Porter Wagoner

8. Pony Boy Curtis

7. Little Richard

6. Wally Cleaver

5. Nick Cave

4. Eraserhead

3. The Misfits

2. Elvis

1. Morrissey

Honorable Mentions:

These two people who we randomly found on Google Search
Japanese street gangs

Kyle Bishop from obscure Canadian hardcore band Grade. So obscure that all we could find was this crappy photo of him.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Elvis Sighting

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Tough economic times mean no more soft feet: Crocs go bankrupt

Peter Forsberg, the Al Bundy of Crocs,
says goodbye to another stable job.

Crocs are going out of business, finally!  Not only are Crocs the ugliest footwear to have ever existed, their virtually indestructible design made it unnecessary for customers to buy a second pair.

Now, if only regular people bought different coloured Crocs to match their every outfit like celebrities do, Crocs wouldn't be in all this mess.  In tribute to the fallen shoe company, we bring you some their greatest hits (or misses):

Brook Shields in her comfy Crocs and mumu combo.
I wonder if she will be wearing this hot pink number to the Emmy's?

The ever so classy Mr. Morgan Freeman looking swell in his 
Canadian tuxedo complete with Canadian made Crocs.

Jared Leto at a fashion show, glaming
it up in a pair of silver Crocs.

We like to poke fun because Crocs are so damn ugly, but while researching the brand we came across their list of 10 reasons to wear them:

1. Incredibly light and comfortable to wear (they weigh only ounces & even float!)
2. Made from a super soft material that molds to your feet.
3. Non-marking soles
4. Extremely slip resistant.
5. Anti-microbial means no odor. Say good-bye to smelly shoes.
6. Can be sterilized in bleach and H2O.
7. Easy to clean and renew to original luster.
8. Advanced toe box ventilation system keeps feet cool & dry while also allowing sand, air, water & debris to pass through.
9. Ergonomic Italian styling is the ultimate In orthopedic health.
10. They're cool! Get a grip.

Goddamnit! Now we secretly wonder what they would feel like on our feet.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

I went on Etsy and all I got was this stupid T-shirt

Finally! Our Etsy store is up and running. We will put up a bunch of D.I.Y. screen printed T-shirts tomorrow and in the next few days we should have up some vintage pieces. Check us out at

Friday, 10 July 2009

Friday Consumption Guilty Pleasures

Michael Jackson Dress by Jean Charles de Castelbajac

Soda pop nails

Oscar the Grouch sneakers by New Balance

Thursday, 9 July 2009

A very awesome blog

Best "What I Wore" blog ever:

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Suri Cruise is the Cat's Meow

Zebra Scarf: Headband from the dollar store
 Grave Digger T-shirt: Value Village
Zebra Pants: From some granny wear surplus store I can't recall the name of
Neon Sneakers: Ardene

Suri Cruise's First Poop.

Here's a link to Suri Cruise's fashion blog:
Child exploitation or adorable outfits?

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Tandem Bicycling with Bad Brains Sneakers On

Shoes: Surpreme x Bad Brains by Vans
Socks: Joe Fresh
Everything else: Vintage

Monday, 6 July 2009

The Strokes Present Jacket Trend Forcasting

The Jacket Cycle, also known as the Outer-Wearess Cycle, attempts to explain the continuous cycle of trends in jacket fashion. This world of jackets consist of blazers, jean jackets, military jackets, bombers, and biker jackets. It just so happens that The Strokes are trackers of these rotating looks. All of the jackets mentioned are classics and will always be in style no matter what the trends are, but usually one of them triumphs over the others and is declared the dominate jacket of the moment.

For spring/summer 2009, studies have shown hipsters are attracted to the denim jackets, so we can safely conclude that we are at the "Fabrizio Stage". Despite the circular chart, it is difficult to accurately forecast when each jacket will dominate. In between stages, blazers usually make a comeback. For example, blazers came out of hibernation after last year's motorcycle jacket trend and if everything goes accordingly, fall\winter 2009 runways will have us seeing blazers in the near future.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Fabulous examples of Canadian Tuxedos

On Canada's Day evening we dressed up in our best hoser gear, packed up our scarborough suitcases, and headed to the Habourfront to watch The Constantines and Chad VanGaalen.

Tie: Denim belt found in somebody's basement
Vest: Stole jacket from Dad then deconstructed it
Shirt: Denim blouse from Mom
Jeans: H&M boy's skinny jeans, $25
Shoes: Denim Ked rip-offs from Zellars, $10

Flannel shirt a.k.a the alternate Canadian tuxedo jacket: From Value Village
Denim sleeveless blouse: From Mom's closet
Denim mini skirt: From Goodwill by way of Old Navy, $5
Black tights: From the dollar store, $1
Work boots: Vintage

The Constantines @ The Harbourfront Centre
Hey, those are not CANADIAN tuxedos!  
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Will knows better. Stenciled Canada flag on the chest and all. 
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Here's a better look at Will's Canadian tuxedo from their New York show the day before. Luckily, he had on the exact same outfit.
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A shout out to Kanye West for celebrating Canada's Day with us.

More shout outs to Ian Blurton...
...and The Outsiders.

Happy belated Canada's Day from Bob and Doug MacKenzie.