Archive for February, 2012
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Yes, yes. It’s yet ANOTHER post on Faith & Fortune and our limited edition threads appearance on Karmaloop.com.
Hey, can you really blame us for being so excited? Karmaloop has exposed our brand to millions of their community members around the world. In a period of less than 3 weeks we’ve shipped apparel off to Paris, Ontario, Hawaii, and now Denmark. Sure we’ve been shown all kinds of love in the US, but it’s this international flair that has us so pumped.
More than anything it’s the cumulative effect that this kind of exposure has. New doors have opened with great stores and we’re growing the F&F community. As we re-vamp our website and seek to continue the focus of our charitable partnerships (As always, check out the rad folks at Rock For Justice) new resources will allow for new activities and new product development for you.
So head on over to our webstore at Karmaloop and see what’s going on there.
Let us know what you think!
Monday, February 20th, 2012
As we continue to produce new designs and source as many super-soft tees and hoodies as we can, quietly behind the scenes we have been working on our first ever custom product piece. With no timeline in mind and an attitude of education, we are aggressively pursuing “operation cardigan”.
A shawl-neck lightweight piece, this is one of those mens staples that we intend to be an exciting addition to your closet, but not one in danger of being lost in trend-tragedy. You know those items all too well; it was really cool for a week (maybe even a season if you’re lucky), never to be worn again. Buried and doomed to obscurity in your basement, you live with regret over the purchase.
We’ve been scouring the style blogs and perusing trends to find that right mix of flair and stability. Something that gives you the comfort of familiarity but with an ever-so-feint head-turning characteristic. This could be the color. It could be a well-crafted piece of embroidery. It could even be a patch. Who knows.
To be sure, this springs color pallet is one of a bright and optimistic spirit; a collection of colors sure to put a pep in your step.
What do you think? What would turn your head without turning you off?
Monday, February 6th, 2012
I’m sure this is not the only blog written on the inspirational qualities of Willy Wonka. I’m sure creativity, youthfulness, innocence and heavy drug use have all been considered (don’t tell me there were not heavy doses of various hallucinogenics passed around during set + costume design).
Safely, we can probably assume that not many an article has referenced the fashion cues provided by one Gene Wilder in the lead role as Willy Wonka. However, I say we would be remiss to not consider the incredible creative inspiration provided by a movie like this.
So, the key in situations where we use wildly imaginative and colorful examples as a template for something we seek to put our own spin on is to consider the time. By “time” I mean “how does this stranslate” to the modern days I live in. Obviously this outfit shown from Willy Wonka would be a tad, how do I say, crazy to wear piece for piece.
What we want to do is pick and choose elements (colors, shapes, styles, combinations, etc.) that fit not only our personality and taste, but current trends.
We’ve chosen some pieces that stand out with some volume (the blazer), some staples that bring timeless elements (the saddle shoe and hat) to the outfit, and something light and complimentary and trendy in the scarf.
What do you think? How would you change this to fit your personal style?
Check out more insights like this and see our limited edition apparel at Faith & Fortune.
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
You either love football or hate it with the fire of a thousand suns. I’m convinced there is no halfway liking what takes place on the gridiron (no, it’s not a place where waffles are made, silly).
I happen to be one of those crazed fans who can’t get enough of the hoopla. There’s pretty much 2 in-your-face weeks of jam-packed content to digest. If your team is playing (which mine is), it’s a veritable utopia of sorts. If your team isn’t playing, or if you can’t stand sports in general, this is your personal “hell week”.
Fret not though my friends; even if you’re not a fan of 300lb men crushing one another there is plenty to celebrate fashion-wise. Below is a quick run down of some of this weekends biggest players (and I don’t mean waistline) and how they choose to throw-down on the runway (i.e. the walk from the locker room to the post game interview podium).
Many athletes aren’t exactly known for their sartorial skill so much as their 40-yard dash speed or vertical jump, but these guys and many others know how to spend their money when it comes to style. Give them credit; money doesn’t always equal taste (see Ed Hardy).