It’s been almost a month since we did our last compilation of some of the cool stuff we’ve spotted dropping from our friends throughout the streetwear industry.
At the beginning of March, London welcomed Jon Sterlino from Fat Gold when he came over from FG HQ in Malta. During his time here, we caught up over coffee and he let slip that FG were in the process of printing a new line of tees. They dropped 5 days ago and unsurprisingly they’re dope. Peep the three new designs on the Fat Gold Facebook page – incidentally, we’ve just noticed the FG guys are the first brand we’re aware of using a Facebook store. 110% wickedawesome!
The weekend after Jon flew back to Malta, we bumped into Suffoca Boyce at the Johnny Cupcakes store opening. He’d been working on new product for the Suffoca shop which has just gone online. Our favourite piece (by far) is the Suffoca Silhouette Hoody which you can see below. The hoody features diamond stitching on the top panels, embroidered Suffoca text on the chest, and the Beanman logo on the left breast. The back of the hoody features screen-printed Suffoca branding (another Beanman on the top panel and ‘Suffoca’ on the bottom) and there are a whole host of awesome features which you can read about on the Suffoca blog.
Our friends over at Treacle Clothing planning doing big things for 2011. We caught a little vid they put on Vimeo the other day – well worth a watch for a bit of background behind the brand.
Finally, if you cast your mind back to August 2010, we featured a Dutch streetwear brand called Guy Vernes. We’ve kept tabs on brand ownder Bilal and the rest of the GV crew since then but were blown away when they dropped their latest ‘Special’ release; the ‘Emissary bag’.
Bringing it back to our primitive carriers, Guy Vernes teamed up with artisan Flybird, to create a unique conceptual backpack. Inspired by a carton box, the Emissary Bag is a full-grain dark brown leather backpack created for those needing an elegant bigger space. The bag has room for your 17″ laptop, books, tablet and the SLR without losing its unique square shape. The Emissary Bag is entirely handmade and comes in a limited supply of ten. Exclusively available at Guy Vernes Specials Shop.
You can see the ‘making of’ of the Emissary bag on the Guy Vernes blog here. There are only ten of these being made but they are available in the UK for £193 (including shipping) – you just have to email Bilal to grab yours. So, so dope (but quite expensive)! If the Emissary bag is too pricey for your wallet, head over to the Guy Vernes shop and grab a tee to support the brand.
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