Back in 1968, Frank Sinatra walked into a J. Press store. Usually, a good story begins with "a man walks into a bar", but this one doesn't. It is however a good story. Follow this link to Ivy Style and read more.
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) should already be known to you, dear reader. But did you know that Bing Crosby was a denim lover? And that he was given a denim tuxedo by Levi's? It all happened back in 1951, after Bing having problems getting a hotel room because he was dressed in denim. Read the whole story over at One Trip Pass!
Don Craig has surfed since age 5. His dad, Doug, would take the family to San Onofre State Beach nearly every weekend. Hermosa Beach was then an early surf city. Acclaimed surfboard craftsmen were clustered there - Dewey Weber, Dale Velzy, Hap Jacobs, Greg Noll and Bing Copeland. The five are charter members of the Hermosa Beach Walk of Fame, founded in 2003.
"These surf icons were good friends of our family and some of my earliest mentors," Craig recalled. "Beginning at an early age, I was recruited to be a team rider for each one of them."
In 1958, he won his first contest. Dozens more trophies were to follow over 50 years.
Of his contributions to surfing, Craig is proudest of Old Guys Rule "because I did it on my own and did it from scratch."
He started the brand by accident. At San Onofre, his dad and two old chums were known as the "Three Wise Men," admired by surfers young and old.
"As a tribute … I had a buddy make some stickers with the slogan 'Old Guys Rule.' I thought it would be fun to put them on all of our cars," Craig recalled. "Soon, other guys were asking for a copy of the sticker. The owner of Dive 'N Surf wanted to buy 100 of them. Sensing a business opportunity, I trademarked the slogan."
Edwin is quality stuff. Now they have made a version of their classic Nashville jeans, for the ladies. The ladies cut has slightly lower rise and and slimmer leg but everything else the original Nashville has. Raw 14oz red line selvage denim, button fly and coin pocket selvage.
Raw rockabilly ladies jeans without stretch. Invisible zipper and button behind one of the front pockets for a more feminine look. The high waist gives you the real authentic retro feel. Four big pockets, two in the front and two in the back.
After some 3 years, Sivletto has launched a brand new web shop. One of the new features is combination offers, so currently you'll get a discount on a Hawleywoods Layrite t-shirt if you buy Layrite pomade. The graphics are very retro and cool, and the navigation is improved. And yes, they ship worldwide. Check it out at http://shop.sivletto.com
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In the spring of 2009 Lee will launch a new Originals collection. This time it's called The Archives.
Lee Originals, conceived in 2000 as a limited edition of timeless
collector’s items, has now evolved into a wide scale celebration of
Lee Originals: The Archives is not about setting a new trend. It
goes beyond this. It is about rediscovering the tradition underpinning
Lee’s true heritage.
Exact, carefully detailed replicas showing just how jeans were
really made, back in the old days. Produced in Japan, undisputedly the
jeans production Mecca of the new century, their authenticity is
guaranteed by the use of the same sewing, cutting and weaving machines
and the handcraft techniques of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. This all
provides the uniqueness of each item, giving each piece a real frontier
personality as well as satisfying the demands of the expert denim
Extra extra! You can get parts of this collection as we speak! Yes, Swedish denim lovers Sivletto has been chosen by Lee to sell jeans and jackets for a limited period of two weeks. Then you will have to wait until spring... Visit Sivletto here