Soft Touch Reviews: Bean Dip’s Speaker Box hoodie

by Andy on December 13, 2006

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Bean Dip Clothing were first on HYA more than half a year ago, and they seem to have gone from strength to strength since. I guess they realised that their success was almost entirely based upon my recommendation (wink), because they offered me a hoodie for review. Naturally, I accepted.

Read the review after the break.

As the title would suggest, I received the Speaker Box hoodie, which is part of their ‘Artist Connection‘ series (some of their favourite artists creating original art to be put in clothes rather than canvas). I had already said that ‘Speaker Box’ was my favourite from the new collection when I previewed the range a couple of weeks ago, and now that I’ve seen it in the flesh I haven’t changed my mind, not that I’m saying the other suck.

There’s a lot going on in the design, but it isn’t too overbearing, probably because most crest/emblem style designs need to pack a lot in to get the feel right. It was good to see BD willing to push themselves a bit in terms of design placement, with some print running over the seams on the kangaroo pouch, it just gives that little something extra to the design. They’ve stuck with the photocopy style that I loved in my Bean Dip tee, which helps to give it a vintage look without being too artificial. The printing on the inside of the hood is nice too, the gold isn’t too bright and the Victorian-esque pattern fits in with the style of the crest. The water-based ink used for printing feels good, though I get the feeling that it needs a couple of washes for it to bed-in before it will reach maximum softness.

Costiness=$50 from Karmaloop Kazbah, also available from their own site (though the links don’t seem to be clickable at the moment).

Enjoy the pictures!

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  • BeanDIpFan1

    Love the Stuff!!!!

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