Posts Tagged ‘tshirt’
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Don’t believe me? Fine. I can be reasoned with. I’ll admit that this is difficult to back up without any substantial evidence.
HOWEVER, where you have to acknowledge defeat is in the fact that limited edition graphic apparel without question, makes you a better person. I mean, let’s explore the facts: You own something really cool (in this case a t-shirt or sweatshirt), that brings you a certain level of coolness. In addition, you happen to own something really cool that is also hard to come by. Do you feel me? Are we connecting? In more technical terms, it would look like this:
See what a simple, colorful, comfortable piece of clothing can do for a persons mood?
I realize this may seem an exercise is juvenile behavior, but the point is clearly made. Creatively designed clothing adds life, color, and sometimes a conversation piece (did we mention that less than 50 of these tees are usually ever produced?).
While I will begrudgingly concede that we can’t assert with 100% certainty that a specific type of clothing raises your “coolness” factor, you have to admit, these guys and gals below look pretty rad. Right?
File under “cool, extremely soft, colorful, graphic apparel”.
Thursday, January 6th, 2011
There are a lot of artists out there. I mean, tons. We hit dozens of indie art craft fairs this past year spreading the F&F word and in the process were able to meet some very talented individuals with a wide range of interests and abilities. To be sure, we didn’t love everything we saw. That’s the really great thing about art though. The old cliche that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. These visits to the shows actually got us to thinking, how many more artists are out there that we will never ever hear about but would love to meet?
One such artist that we have been fortunate to get to know and work with is Deno Angelopoulos from NYC, born and raised.
As part of our collaboration with Deno, we are offering in limited production 4 t-shirt designs that feature Deno’s work. All are photographs taken and altered by him. His vision, in his city, by his hands.
We are very excited to offer these pieces, and as with all artist collaborations, a % of every shirt goes right back the artist.
Browse and purchase from the collection Here
Watch our video clip of Deno Here
Read the interview, now:
1. Tell us a little about yourself…a quick primer on Deno, if you will;
I was born in New York, NY on March 21, 1980. I currently reside in Flushing NY. I am a self taught artist, and I started to express myself creatively from an early age, doodling and drawing on anything I could get my hands on. Teacher’s friends, classmates and even the police department were the first people to recognize my work. Graffiti and cartooning was my inspiration and then it became a form of expression, at this point I knew that I wanted to become an artist. I then applied to the high school of art and design but wasn’t accepted. I was introduced to the real harsh world of rejection and didn’t pursue going on to school to study after that. Instead I kept sketching, keeping my art more of a hobby and a form of expression. I started to paint in 2007 for therapeutic reasons, as I needed to express the pain I was undergoing and my passion for creating art became a vital part of my existence and I haven’t looked back since .
2. If you had to describe your style…
My style is constantly changing, it branches off into multimedia expressions and always keeps you questioning what’s coming up next.
3. What inspires you?
Music is one of my biggest inspirations, so listening to music while I paint is essential to my creative process. Living and working in NY also has a tremendous impact on how I create. NYC is full of chaos , diversity, and energy which I portray in all my art work .
4. What role in your life does your art play?
Creating art plays a major role in my life; it gives me a purpose and allows me to express myself. I am grateful to have a creative outlet which gives me peace and happiness.
5. Lastly, what’s something we might not have guessed about you?
That I own a used car dealership and I enjoy working on cars.
You can learn more about Deno and purchase his work here at http://doastudio.com/
Stay up to date on his shows and other happening by liking his Facebook here
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
As part of a new weekly feature, we’re going to bring you some our favorite fashion items out there, how we are pairing them with our favorite threads here at F&F, and how to look good in the colder whether. We may not be able to control the temps, but there is plenty to work with out there. Today, we’re going to work on you, guys. Let’s face it, we need it the most.
Every guy needs to have one or two quality pairs of jeans. This needn’t mean you spend hundreds of dollars (in spite of what True Religion or J. Brand tells you), but it does mean you need to choose strategically. This means considering your body type, and the style of denim. Right now Gap is putting out some great styles, and specifically, their Selvage denim rocks. This is about as raw and basic a starting point you can get. This means you will be the one to add the character and style to your denim, based upon how you wear it. There’s nothing wrong with jeans that already have fading and whiskered alterations, but there is something cool about creating your own personality. To some this sounds ridiculous, saying “we’re talking about jeans here”. But those of you who know how great a good pair of jeans is, know what I’m talking about.
The above picture, as luck would have it, has the shoes I love right now (they aren’t new, just new to me!). The Desert boot or Chukka is a timeless, incredibly multidimensional addition to your footwear collection. Clarks is really the originator/owner of this style, but Steve Madden, Cole Haan and others have perfected the look as well. Below are a couple of styles that you can’t go wrong with, either for a casual or more formal look. Suede or Waxed; what’s your preference?
It’s easy for me to suggest any one of our products, simply out of self promotion. For that reason, I would say “don’t just take my word for it”. I obviously believe in our designs, but either way you would find me layering our newest, softest Sovereign tee in a myriad of ways. This tee is cool b/c a) the history of the design behind it b) it’s a white tee, so it’s versatile c) the material feels like angel hugs (or how I’d imagine them to feel, were they to feel like anything at all). Pair it with an unbuttoned flannel, a cardigan, or all alone.
The great thing about fashion is you can combine these things and alter the look in about a million ways. The bottom line is you can make the look your own. Having said that, above are some staples that can work in any individuals wardrobe and provide use for several seasons, if not more.
Do you own any of these? Thoughts?
Thursday, September 16th, 2010