Posts Tagged ‘t shirt’
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
One would not immediately think that this is a topic on which you’d need instruction. Seems pretty straightforward, right? Arm through arm-holes, head through neck-hole, proceed accordingly.
As it turns out, some of us could use a little advice on the topic. Do I go form fitting? Do I wear it cropped? Is neon yellow a good color for me? Ed Hardy; is he still cool?
In regards to the last questions, that’s a giant “NO”. The others? Not so clear-cut.
Show a little buff
Gentleman, it is absolutely the case that you should be proud of the work you’ve done in the gym. The grueling, tiresome, pain-inducing hours you’ve spent there should not be for naught. Some strategically chosen tees can assist you in the exhibition of your assets. Having said that, it needn’t be painted on. Take our fine fellow Hugh, if you will:
If anyone could lay claim to the inability to find a shirt which could amply house ones biceps, it would be the Wolverine himself. You’ll notice here though that Hugh has found the perfect amount of cotton to both show and not suffocate his fitness efforts. A nice, white, clean tee. Well done.
A little belly is still, a belly
With the re-emergence of the Crop Top(one never know how long exactly these things will stay) I feel it somewhat necessary to cover some brief yet valuable ground rules. The Crop Top continues to be everywhere this spring/summer and while you should absolutely consider this look for your wardrobe, remember that just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should.
You can tastefully show off a little midsection without going all exhibitionist with some of these great tops. Do you have the naval for it? We’ll leave that up to you, but remember that less is more. You can also pair these tops with some leggings, a skirt, or some great high-rise jeans. Get the cropped look without the exposed belly.
What do you think of these looks?
Graphic Tees; did they die out yet?
Au contraire, mon frère. Graphic tees are in fact now bigger and better (and sometimes badder) than ever. There is literally a graphic t-shirt out there with every celeb, athlete, train-wreck reality show star and hip-h0p mogul you can think of on it. Want a tee professing your love of large women? It’s out there. Want one advertising the new hoops sensation Jeremy Lin? Done. How about one with your own picture on it? I know a guy who can get that by tomorrow.
Again, we’re back to the “because I can, should I?” dilemma. Here is what I’ll say; consider your age, your place of work, the day of the week, and your significant other. These all come into play. A graphic tee does indeed add a nice little bit of edge to an outfit. A little bit of attitude.
These and others are just a few bits of advice to take into consideration when styling a new, fashionable tee into your outfit.
Or of course as some seem to do, you could take all of this advice, do the opposite, and who knows…maybe start a worldwide trend.
I doubt it though.
Monday, January 30th, 2012
You’ve probably heard the chatter over here for a litte while now. Well it’s official; Faith & Fortune on Karmaloop is a reality.
As of today several styles are “live” on the site, including some that are exclusive to Karmaloop. We’re very excited to have this opportunity with the e-commerce retail giant (these guys get over 5 billion unique hits a year…unreal).
Take a sneak peak below and see what you see.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
This past shoot we had a blast with our stylist coming up with ways to incorporate fun, “real life” outfit choices for some of our product. Graphic apparel is funny in that some of us are all to happy to rock out a bold printed tee and have that be your statement piece, while others prefer that it take a backseat or “complimentary” role.
We thought we’d throw a polyvore set your way that plays with some of the images from our shoot and gives you some colorful and creative ideas. Remember; find a statement piece or two for your outfit and play the rest cool and straightforward lest you be labeled a fashion victim. Happy hunting.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Those of you that follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or are personal friends of either myself or Jim know that all we could talk about over the last 72 hours was the appearance of our “Wilderness” t-shirt on VH1′s Top 20 countdown host Jim Shearer. It was really a very exciting time for us. To see something that we have put so much of our time and effort into be featured like that was a validation of our hard work. More than that, it was a validation of the great talent and drive of those who have helped make Faith & Fortune what it is. Our very very talented graphic designer Grant Hannaand our committed and passionate PR rep Noelle Guerin have a lot to be proud of for their involvement in this achievement. Well done guys; you’re the best.
After all the back patting and excitement of a moment like this, we’ve made a very intentional point to keep things in perspective. While yes, we do enjoy the PR, what we are most excited about is what doors this may open for Faith & Fortune as a brand and how we may use those opportunities to further our core values of bringing good things to other people. In many ways we measure the success of our brand as much by the relationships and measurable action steps we take as we do by the health of our bottom line. Product sales may keep us in business, but beyond that, it provides the resources by which we can help others. This is what excites us.
In the coming weeks and months we are going to share with you some activities and partnerships that we are going to be part of in hopes that our modest participation will provide positive traction for people in need. We would love for you to become involved and take part in our efforts. You can do this through active involvement (join us at our community volunteer opportunities), by product purchases (specific designs for partnerships will donate 100% of their proceeds), and through the strength of your word-of-mouth recommendations. You may not realize it, but YOU are the best marketer for any cause. Friends will take your word over ours any day…they believe and trust you!
We hope that you will join us and be part of our growth, because our strength will ultimately be in our community and the ability we have to mobilize around a cause. Our strength, will be in you.
Sunday, March 7th, 2010
Our desire at Faith & Fortune is to dabble in the serious and the juvenile, the artistic and the entertaining, the day to day things that capture our attention, and the beauty in our world that makes us stop and ponder. When doing this, it’s essential that we involve those who are the creators and visionaries of these things. One such artist is Ben MacAdam, who was introduced to us through our current featured artist Grant Hanna. Below is part I of a two part series of an interview with Ben. We hope you enjoy!
1)Where do you currently work, and what do you do there?
I was born in Colchester England, but most of my youth was spent in historic Concord, Massachusetts. I moved back to this area with a new perspective of it as an adult. I’ve come to appreciate the landscape here with all its open fields, barns, and farms. As a kid I was mostly occupied with skateboarding so pavement was more appealing at the time. I see a large correlation between the landscapes I experience and the elements in the art I make. The solid grid-like urban scape and the soft countryside always have their voices of conversation in my work.
I worked at the design firm Bartlett Interactive in West Concord, and then began taking my freelance design a bit more seriously. I also wanted to spend more time painting. I now work part-time at Francesca Anderson Fine Art Gallery in Lexington, MA. Being surrounded by paintings, meeting experienced artists, critiquing art, is a healthy environment for me as a young artist. At the end of this year I will have the honor of curating a show, hopefully I can slip some of my work in! I’ve been selling pieces I’ve done in the past every now and then so whenever that happens I get pumped to keep painting. Also, I’ve just recently started working part-time as a junior designer at http://abovethefolddesign.com.
2)When did you know that the Arts were your “calling”?
In the act of drawing from still life and the human figure I discovered art was ‘my calling’. My professors played a large role in how I began to value art, to be interested in how light told stories, and be able to participate in the dialogue of art today. But to be more specific I remember a direct affirmation from my life drawing and painting professor Bruce Herman. During a personal critique at the end of one junior semester he said ‘Ben, Art is your vocation”. I thought to myself ‘perfect!’, and I wasn’t sarcastic to myself at all. To hear that from someone I so admired as an artist and person, I couldn’t help but let go of any doubts and continue the pursuit.
3)What kind of impact did studying art in school have on you?
I am thankful for how my teachers shared their personal world views with me, how it infused their work, and created a sacred atmosphere in the studio. As a student looking to worship Christ, I absorbed so much of what they expressed in their lectures and what they said about their own art. The result was that I was able to build myself up with a concrete base of how and why to make art. I thank them for that.
I also appreciate that studying art in school gave me the opportunity to explore different mediums. Having a broad understanding of the tools helped me realize that the idea had to come first and the idea would choose an appropriate medium, not vice versa. From a semester in New York City I was able to see this more and more in the galleries. And discussing with peer artists I could see my own work expanding outside of the traditional idea of painting being ‘a window’ and into a more interesting arena. One example was to use found surfaces, such as the ‘Graffiti’ series (using surfaces already covered in another person’s marks), which helped launch my work into creating dream-like abstractions of landscapes and even textures on their own.
To be continued….
Monday, February 15th, 2010
Art in unexpected places
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
I love New England. I love the change in seasons, I love the spring (mud season), summer, fall, and even winter. OK, scratch that; I like parts of winter. That period leading up to Christmas and a few weeks on into the New Year where the novelty of snow has yet to wear off and you’re still thinking “Yeah, I’m a tough New Englander. Not like those pansies in the south who run away from this. Bring on the snow”. I’m thinking I might be a fraud. What I really like is the change in wardrobe that I’m allotted. Bust out the sweaters, the various layering affects, shoes that aren’t Chuck Taylors or flip flops (flip flops are an entirely other rant, btw.), and hats. I love winter hats. Especially as a guy since we have ZERO accessories (I’m not complaining…I’m not one of those who pulled for the man-bag to catch on. Simplicity is the way to go).
All of this aside, for the love of everything cotton, I would love to be able to just throw on the jeans and t-shirt again. Is that so much to ask?!? I made a mildly defiant attempt at this earlier today (32 degrees here in the northeast for those of you in warmer climates) when I took my dog out for a quick little jaunt around the block. Wow. Bad move. What ensued was nothing short of a race for my life. I felt like Jack London’s character in “to build a fire”. It’s not the Yukon, exactly, but at the moment I was sure it could have been. To a passersby, I surely looked like a kid on the beach trying to launch a kite, running full speed with my dog dragging behind, at times becoming airborne hoping for a swift wind to bring him skyward. Unlike Jack London’s character, who met his demise, we made it back home safely no worse for the wear. It doesn’t mean my dog wasn’t traumatized, but we made it.
So I make my simple plea; enough already. No more cold. No more snow. No more sweaters. Can someone dial that up for me? I’m really pretty simple after all. Give me Jeans. Give me T-shirt. Give me Dog. What more does a man need?
Saturday, January 9th, 2010
We all hate that feeling; you walk down the street or into a room…and bam, there it is; The exact same
article of clothing you are wearing, but on someone else. You thought you were original, one-of-a-kind, making
a statement, your own person, all that jazz. But as it turns out, if you bought this item at a large chain store there
are thousands of it out there. Not feeling so original, are you?
Our current release of designs is featured as a limited production run; 500 pieces. After they are out, no more. Gone for good.
With so few produced, you are almost guaranteed you will never see anyone in the same design (I say almost, b/c that’s not a guarantee we can make with 100% certainty for obvious reasons…I mean, people have had planes land on their home…what are the odds of that?!?)
Included with each piece is a special tag designating what number piece you are the owner of. Now that is info you can use.