Hey, gidday mates! We’re in that crossover period between spring showers and summer heat right now in New York City, and the atmosphere outside feels not unlike the inside of a mouth. Not my favorite. So, lightweight raincoats are an absolute must because you never know when the skies are going to open and drench all and sundry. I say lightweight, because anything heavier will result in a similar drenching, from sweat. Ewwwwww. Jenny and I took a spin around Nolita with our mate Kat Irlin yesterday, and paired our trench coats with easy T-shirts, broken-in denim and Chuck Taylors. Fun fact: The jeans that Jenny’s wearing are my 10-year-old Ksubi Van Winkles, which I bought in Auckland in 2006, and wore every day for the next two years. No joke. They were one color when I got them, every fade you see is entirely legit. (Pity I’ve outgrown them.)Click to Continue!
Ksubi’s Dan Single and George Gorrow biffing cake after their latest RAFW show. Ksubi’s selling out. Like, literally. Well they’re about to anyway. If you’re in New York this weekend, head to their store on Mulberry Street and go buck wild. Nothing will be over $75. Jeans – $30-$60, sunglasses – $30-$40, singlets – $20. According to Refinery 29, Ksubi wants to make way for new product. No doubt this will also get some liquid currency flowing. Out with the old, in with the new. If only we had sales like this in New Zealand. If only. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!
Ksubi’s Dan Single showving (shower shaving). I moved house this week, out of a very un-Selby-esque flat (plasma screen tv, modular couches etc), and into a very Selby-esque apartment (old wooden floors, tweedy furniture, free standing lamps, cow skulls etc). The new apartment is in a former department store, and I’m fairly sure that our rooms used to be the haberdashery section. Figures. Being the lovely friend that she is, Katherine gave me a house warming present to celebrate. The Selby Is In Your Place. (She scanned it for me too.) I’m a loyal follower of The Selby blog. TheClick to Continue!
Dempsey Stewart backstage before Ksubi – photos: Oliver Rose It reads like a film script. A decade of stunts; of rockstar status and parties with supermodels; of near-bankruptcy, financial restructuring and countless fresh starts. Imagine the expectations. Ksubi’s first show in three years. The label that single handedly put Australia’s surf-punk larrikinism on the world stage. ONE VIA ZERO. Best to start at the beginning.Like livestock, we were herded through an iron maze and into the Royal Hall of Industries, a free standing building alongside the floodlit Sydney Cricket Ground. Inside, a ring of black seats bordered the circular catwalkClick to Continue!
My obsession with wearing the same thing day in and day out didn’t start with my beige pants. As a 12 year old I wore a pair of Boom jeans with a navy Quiksilver tee shirt every day for about nine months. At 22 I bought my first pair of super skinny jeans – black Van Winkles by Tsubi. I wore them every day for about 18 months. They’re now a very dirty faded grey. Then I bought the above pair of Van Winkles. They were dark blue at the time. Look at them now. None of that pre fadedClick to Continue!