Thursday, 28 February 2013
Now then, early next week the store will be updated with a number of restock t-shirts including Northern Soul, Madness, Acid Casuals, Acid Ramblers, 3-Tone and Bowie Low.
ALSO NEXT WEEK finally the Massimo Osti tribute tee will be going online. This tee features a colour changing heat reactive tee (incase you didn't know) which is available over several colours in limited numbers and also on standard monochrome Black print on White tee.
COMING SOON... We Shall soon be taking delivery of the Resistance Smock.
This is a smock we've had made right here in blighty, three colours and limited in numbers. Pricing, sizing, pictures all to follow over the coming week. TC
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Okay then, Monday night. 8pm and 9pm (UK time) sees the final release of our bobble hats for this winter. The two specials, which as you ought to know by now are based on a couple of famous floors from cinema.
The last chance to pick up the hat's that have gone a bit bonkers, which given the theme is quite perfectly appropriate!
The Overlook at 8pm. Then in the interest of fairness to everyone the Black Lodge an hour later at 9pm.
Based on all previous releases we shouldn't really need to tell you that they usually go pretty quickly, but we just have anyway. So fastest fingers first and all that for the connoisseurs' bonce warmer choice. Be sure to check back next winter for some more bizzare film/music related noggin' covering goodness. TC
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Now then, it's not often we'll plug a t-shirt that's not one of our own, but stop and listen a second... Firstly it's a tee done by our illustrator mukka Mr O'Toole and secondly and rather importantly it's for a good cause!
Xpress is a new voluntary awareness campaign and exclusive charity album featuring The Strokes, The Libertines & Reverend and the Makers....
Xpress, directed by Manchester based Quenched Music, is a creative cross platform project to raise awareness of suicide prevention charity, CALM. The Campaign Against Living Miserably and to encourage men to express themselves through the creative arts. CALM (Registered Charity 1110621) was established in 1997, with help from industry legend Tony Wilson, to tackle the issue of male suicide, currently the single biggest killer of men under 35 in the UK.
You can check out the project at Xpress Official and if you're feeling generous, support the crowd funding campaign at INDIE GOGO with a donation. This will go towards making the physical album reality, from which all profit goes directly to CALM.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
In 2006 we released a homage "Dance at My Party", some years later we decided a reinterpretation was the order of the day and regular cohort and friend Peter O'Toole was charged with the task of creating a fresh take on the original.
And here it is. Available this evening on Red, White and Khaki T-Shirts. TC
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
We could jabber on about recontextualising the iconic image from Dexy's masterful debut LP, but the top; bottom of it is that the genesis of this idea has been around for some time. Curva Nord was started by Los Tres Amigo's - Phil Thornton, Andy Bird and Ste Connor back in the mid noughties - 2 'collections' were issued to varying degrees of success but the label then went into an extended hibernation. Sometime round last summer our paths crossed with a number of likeminded individuals, not least The Casual Connoisseur chaps during the course of a couple of 'meetings' over a few ales, the idea of awakening the slumbering label from it's hiatus was mooted. Here with the CC x CN 'Still Searching.....' tee shirt are the first fruits of what is hoped will be an ongoing collaboration.
The image was taken from a 1980 poster for Dexy's "Young Soul Rebels" Tour, rather than the album sleeve and has been cheekily fiddled with to include a Head bag (and Three Stripes on his case) under the urchin's right arm, as a nod to the early 80's pioneers - be they scallies/perry boy's/dressers/casuals - chosen luggage for acquiring then conveying their mostly ill-gotten gains across the UK and Europe. As Kevin Rowland so eloquently put it, to all those phoney charlatans out there "So shut your fucking mouth till you know the truth........." SC
Available at 7pm here : CC x Curva Nord
Monday, 11 February 2013
Now then, after what seems like an age (a couple of months) This week we should finally receive full size quotas of our next new tee releases: Dance At My Party, Curva's Connoisseur and the Massimo Osti homage which comes on the special heat changing colour magic tees and for the less zesty a nice monochrome version.
The plan is to get the stock online as soon as we get them, with the Dead Man's Shoes tee and Curva collabo likely to be first online later this week!
Given we've had approximately 100,007 emails about the last run of those Overlook and Black Lodge hats and just when they'll be online again - it makes sense to stick a little update up on here. As stated the hats are due with us early-mid Feb and they're on course for an imminent arrival.
You'll be updated with advance warning of a date and time.
So please be sure to watch for announcements on here and the social networks! TC
Sunday, 10 February 2013
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Recently received a copy of the Northern Monkeys book by our pal and some time roving reporter (on here) Bill Routledge. A rather heavyweight book featuring many nostalgic tales and turns of the origins of casual street style and youth cults via skins, scooter boys and soulies. All told from a Northern angle.
With a passionate and honest collection of tales (and photos) from Bill himself and familiar names such as Phil Thornton, Cass Pennant and Ian Hough, this is the untold chronicle of working class street fashion - real people's history.
Well worth a look if you haven't already. Northern Monkeys. DC