Wednesday, 14 January 2015

WEIRS...



















Tomorrow is the next Weir on offer. This one is (like the forthcoming boots with Veras) inspired by Robert DeNiro's Michael Vronsky and deerstalking steez. Thankfully no deers were harmed in the making of these hats, with Mountaineering vibes and the great outdoors, this is one of our personal fave colours of this year. As always there's only 50 and they'll go dead quick, that's the story of the Weirs. 
The Black Ark one will follow this, release date for that one will be confirmed in the next few days. 
AND there's one release exclsuively sold by the Sock Council on Friday so check it out. TC

Monday, 12 January 2015

THE COLOURFUL MCMURPHYS







Sounds like an Irish folk band that title doesn't it? Well it's not, I mean it could be who knows? What it is, is the 2nd wave of our McMurphy releases, these being the 2 Tone Red and Blue and the 3-colour Red, Blue and Yellow, which go well with our Walsh trotters and of course the Trango jacket that inspired both. 
These are all made in England and limited in numbers as always. Online Tuesday 7pm TC

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

HAPPY NEW WEIRS...























Happy New Year, Happy New Weirs. As said at the tail end of 2014, we'll be back with hat season in full throttle. The first hats of this brand new year go online on Wednesday at 7pm (GMT). As always, very limited production of 50 hats per colourway, them's the rules as a result they don't hang around and far more people miss out than get them, that's been established by now, so as we say fastest fingers first. Exclusively online at shop.casualco.com   













So what's the inspiration for these two colourways then? First up we've got the Red, Brown and Blue - as you know colour ideas for these come from all sources, this one though, pretty much a combination of trying to do something we've not yet done. If the Vronsky is our Sierra Designs Weir, this is our vintage Powderhorn or Norrona one, old skool rambling vibes! After all, the whole point of these hats is a nod to the great outdoors.




































AND so to this one! 
Yep that's right, it's a 'Stoney' colour combination for this one! 
Inspired by the Black, Yellow and Green of the original button off patch. This will look nice with your dead expensive shiny jacket. Lots of interest in this already, we're bracing ourselves for another massive Twitter headache, when they're gone at 19:01:01. Brace yourselves. TC







Wednesday, 31 December 2014

THE FINAL CURTAIN...

Rik Mayall, actor.
As we approach the end of the year, here's a tribute to the famous folk who left this world in 2014. From the familiar faces, to those who were a surprise, shock and even a tragedy to see shuffle off this mortal coil so early... TC
Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor.
Robin Williams, actor.

Bob Hoskins, actor.






Eus├ębio, footballer.
Bobby Womack, musician.


Edna Dore, actor.

Eli Wallach, actor.


Jack Bruce, musician.
James Garner, actor.


Jimmy Ruffin, musician.
Lauren Bacall, actor.

Maya Angelou, author.

Mike Nicholls, film maker.

Pete Seeger, musician.


Ruby Dee, actor.
Richard Kiel, actor.

Sam Kelly, actor.

Warren Clarke, actor.

Ian McLagan, musician.

Rodger Lloyd Pack, actor.

Tony Benn, politician.
Richard Attenborough, film maker.
Raphael Ravenscroft, musician.

Lynda Bellingham, actor.
Joe Cocker, musician.
Alvin Stardust, musician.
Harold Ramis, film maker.
Frankie Knuckles, musician.
Edward Hermann, actor.
Frankie Fraser, criminal.

Bob Crow, Trade Union leader. 

Sunday, 28 December 2014

THE ULTIMATE 'WEIR' HAT.





Announcing the special edition 'Tom Weir' - Weir.
Made in conjunction with the Tom Weir statue campaign in Scotland. This one-off special edition is based on Tom Weir's legendary 'bunnet' in red and white. Featuring double sided sided branding bearing both our names in this tip of the hat to Mr Weir.
We have seen the Statue campaign work tirelessly to raise money for a lasting tribute to the legendary hiker and broadcaster in the picturesque Loch Lomond. The campaign have worked for two years to reach their goal of around £50,000 to get this statue built.
We have spoken to the founders several times over the last year to offer our assistance in this campaign, hoping to raise more awareness down here so to speak, he isn't too well known south of the border. Then of course, to try and help with some vital funds for this worthy cause.
Naturally, those hats we do have developed a huge cult about them and it was fitting that we produce this hat in aid of helping out. A percentage of all sales will be donated to help raise funds for his statue which will be unveiled in Loch Lomond on the 29th December on what would have been his 100th birthday.
Help be a part of that and raise some funds for a great lasting tribute. This is a complete one-off item and we reckon pretty collectible, not to mention making your own little part of history. Hats are limited to 100 and available Sunday 28th Dec 2pmDC