Archive for November, 2010
Monday, November 29th, 2010
This is that wonderful time of year when the “bad Christmas sweater” parties start popping up.
I have to say, it’s actually a pretty cool idea. It highlights some really bad sweaters out there.
Here are some examples of a few horrendous offerings. What do you think? Do you own any of these classics?
Monday, November 22nd, 2010
If you live in our great country, chances are you are very blessed. You have a computer to read this on (or a smartphone), a bed to sleep in, maybe a little extra cash for some Christmas presents. Face it; we’re pretty damn lucky.
I was recently clearing out clothing that I don’t need/want anymore to take to charity. I thought I was doing a good thing, you know, being generous. You should feel better about yourself when making an effort like that.
Instead, I felt greedy. This is for a couple of reasons; 1) the shear amount of things I have in my closet 2) the stuff I wanted to hold onto “just in case”. Seriously?
I have more shoes, winter coats, sweaters, and other crap than I can count. Why the bleep do I need all of this? What’s the point? I don’t mean that I shouldn’t have any of it (believe me, I’m not promoting a life of minimalism). But how about some perspective and control? We can all agree that there is a point where too much is not a good thing. Question is, when do we reach that point? Here’s an idea; how about we never get to that point.
I made a decision that for each new article of clothing I get, I’m going to start giving at least 1-2 away (and no, old boxers and socks don’t count…or that smelly gym tee you love). Even if you feel like you don’t have much, I promise you, you have a lot. It can always be worse.
I’m sharing this with you not to guilt you, because I don’t think there is anything wrong with owning stuff. I think it’s cool. More so, I think there’s a problem with owning stuff just to own it. At that point, well, what’s the point? Maybe this Christmas season we can think a little more about owning what we actually use. Otherwise, let’s pass it off to someone who cares.
Monday, November 8th, 2010
So, over here at F&F headquarters, all of our irons are in the fire. Our oars are fully submerged in the water. Basically, we’re really busy.
We’re busy planning some re-prints of our more popular initial designs, but are also beginning the legwork on our spring 2011 line. We’re REALLY excited about this and can’t wait to show you.
Until then, we wanted to show you our next re-release. It’s the re-print of our very popular “cross tessellation” hoodie. No, not an exciting name, but an awesome design on an incredibly soft and comfortable
eco-fleece pull over hoodie. I’ve been wearing our test version around lately, and believe me when I say, you won’t want to take this thing off. Amazing.
We’re hoping to have this available for you in the next 4-6 weeks. As always, we’ll keep you posted.
Friday, November 5th, 2010
I’m going to tell you straight up, I can’t stand Kobe Bryant (as a Celtic fan, it’s literally passed down in my DNA…I have no say in the matter, so don’t hate).
But, having said that, the man can dress. No Joke. If you google “Kobe fashion pics” you’ll be bombarded by a man who knows style. Stone cold.
Now, does it help having personal stylists, an endless supply of cash-money, and living in LA? Sure, but let’s not be bitter here.
Today, we’re going to focus on one look you guys need to be able to own, and how to do it on our budget. You know at my core I love a casually based sense of style, so we’ll twist this one up a little bit.
First off, the thing about this is how well it fits him. It’s not overly baggy/sloppy. It’s based in colors that allows for a casual look, but in a formal setting. I can’t tell exactly if he’s wearing Jeans or some kind of wool pant, but we’ll go with a denim variation here for our purposes. Additionally, we’re going to go with a more dressed down version of this. Again, versatile and long lasting.
What you have here are the basic components that allow for some personal flavor and alteration (i.e. the undershirt, tie, belt, shoes, etc.). Additionally, feel free to play with a more formal jacket, another material, etc. But go with something dark that you can dress up or down. You want to reflect your personal taste, but this is a good start.
Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
As we’ve wrapped up our summer vintage show schedule, many things hit our to-do list for the coming holiday season; prepping our spring 2011 line and photo shoot, re-stocking and retiring sold out designs, managing partnerships with various charitable initiatives, and pursuing new and unique ways to grow the Faith & Fortune brand through community involvement. This last task, is where you come in!
Faith & Fortune wants to hit the road, and the destination is your place!
Beginning in the coming months, we’d love you to consider hosting us (by “us” we mean founders Jim + Jay) in your home for an evening of fun. We negotiate a date and time, you set the guest list, and we’ll take care of the rest! Here’s what you and your guests can expect:
-The full range of products available on faithfortune.com, but in the comfort of your home for your to try on
-Exclusive previews of coming designs
-one-off prints that may never be available online
-raffle giveaways to benefit charity
-Food + Drinks (courtesy of F&F)
-Price specials not available to web customers
-guest feedback on potential designs
Additionally, this is a great opportunity for your and your guests to learn more about the vision of Faith & Fortune and get to know us personally (our favorite part!).
Lastly, as the host/hostess for the evening, we want you to be rewarded for your efforts! You will receive a % of total sales for the evening in Faith & Fortune credit (redeemable either immediately or down the road if you like).
If you are interested in hosting F&F for an evening and would like to hear more about it, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “trunk show” in the subject line. Let us know your name, location, etc., and we can talk more!
Thanks for considering, and we hope to meet you soon!