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Vaughn de Heart Spring/Summer 2013 Photo Shoot from Vaughn de Heart on Vimeo.

Solid collection from Vaughn de Heart as usual, I like the way that RoyLyn keeps things on a theme with his own style and yet still manages to release items that are different enough each season that it feels fresh, which is quite a hard balancing act to achieve.

Vaughn de Heart


I don’t post nearly enough hoodies considering that HYA used to be a hoodie blog, so I thought I’d try and redress that balance a bit after I saw this simple

Costiness=$36 Buy it at Trucker Deluxe

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Impressive new collection from Sin Star, I’d say that it follows a lot of the trends that are hot in the UK at the moment, but I’m fairly sure that does Sin Star a disservice since they’re probably actually influencing the scene at the moment. There’s a load more in the collection but I didn’t want to put too many images in this post.


You can generally tell how much I like a collection by the amount of pictures that I share of it, sometimes if it’s a big release from a brand I might skip one or two of the items just for the sake of brevity, but in the case of this #TokyoTribes collection from Project A Apparel I’ve included every item, if not all of the many, many lookbook photos the are available. Here’s what Project A have to say about the collection:

Project A Apparel are back with their first drop from their SS 2013 line, this time taking a trip to the far east with #tokyotribes. The first release from the collection focuses on the brand’s experiences and influences from Japan, taking in imagery from classic anime movies , Bosozuku biker gangs and video games. Featuring graphic tshirts, sweatshirts, a zip up hoody, hats as well as their very first illustrated oxford shirt. The new collection showcases two guest collaborators, Dublin artist Morgan who worked on the Lucky Pussy tee and patch graphics and world renowned Irish godfather of graffiti, Rask.

The collection was actually released on May 1st, but as I was away I’m sure you’ll forgive me for being a bit tardy with this one.


Let’s take a look at Dance Macabre

by Andy on May 3, 2013

Dance Macabre from over in Middlebrough (that’s North East England for those that are unaware) got in touch recently to say hello and I am pretty impressed with their setup, they’ve got some strong designs with a consistent style running through them, and that’s important to a first time viewer because it means that we can immediately tell what these guys are all about. Here’s some more info in their own words:

Our style has an alternative edge and our designs are are blend of Victorian collages and gothic themes mixed with bold colours and urban grunge.

All our designs are limited edition with only a small number ever being printed. See your edition number on the back of your price tag.

The designs are produced by Paul Dobson and printed locally to North East England. Paul spends hours looking through archaic prints and random photos seeking out any golden nuggets; he then montages them together into eye catching designs. The lucky few get printed to be enjoyed by you.

The physical shop, located in the Emporium, Middlesbrough is a start-up initative allowing small start-ups such as Dance Macabre to trade in the centre of the town. The shop is managed by Paul’s business and real life partner Leona Hartland.


I was going through the lookbook for the third season of releases from LUVD and just when I expected it to end a new item popped up, which has resulted in the massive gallery you can see below, and I haven’t even included all the images!

It is a wonderful release from LUVD, my standard yardstick of whether I like a collection is whether I would wear it, and in this case I can say yes, I would wear absolutely every item. The standout piece for me is the ‘Forgive’ t-shirt, I like the typework on it, but they’ve done a good job with the logo items as well. Great lookbook photography really helps to bring it all alive too. Tee are $24/26, and hoodies will set you back $45.


Sevenly have teamed up with Next Door (a charity fighting domestic abuse) to raise some money for their important work. As usual the designs are top notch, they seem to always have a solid line-up of designs over at Sevenly. $7 from each sale goes directly to the charity so if you like any of the designs then pick one up and feel better about yourself for helping someone out!


File this one under interesting. There’s a company called Flint and Tinder that are used to making belts, rucksacks and manly outdoors things, and they’re now turning their attention to making hoodies, but not just any hoodies of course, hoodies that are built to last.

They argue that we, the general public, have been conditioned by clothing manufacturers to believe that clothes have a short lifespan. People expect something from Primark to last for just a couple of nights out, and they’re priced that way, but there’s no reason why a good quality hoodie shouldn’t last for a long time even if you wear it regularly. F&T give lots of reasons for why their hoodie is built to last, and I’d be inclined to agree with them, largely because they’re offering a 10 year free mending service, so if the seams come apart or you get a rip in it over the next 10 years you send it back and they will mend it for you, not replace it, but mend your own hoodie and send it back.

Clearly, other people think that this is interesting too, because with 40 days to go (I’m writing this on Tuesday afternoon) they’re at $373,097 pledged, far ahead of their $50,000 goal, so you know that if you pledge this will get funded, and they’re not a fly-by-night operation so it’s hard to foresee any problems in them delivering the hoodie n the short term at least. If you want to get in on the action yourself you’re looking at $89 for a hoodie, which actually seems like amazing value if it lasts as long as they say it will.


MKNK, founded in Turkey last year, just dropped a hoodie in a couple of colourways and a couple of snapback hats too. Very cool to see Derin’s brand expanding it’s range and offering a wider variety. You’re looking at $60 for a hoodie (limited to 70 pieces in each colour) and $35 for a snapback (limited to 50 pieces of each design). For the next two weeks you can get $5 off your order with the coupon code HIFIVE too, which is just lovely.


Anything Goes seem to have had a meteoric rise over the past year (and it has been exactly a year since they released their first design), let’s see what they’ve got for us in this collection:

The range consists of Daddy’s Girls tees in dark heather and navy, Axes & Arrows pocket tee in white, new colour-ways for our So Gangsta and Set Sail tees,
new colour-ways for our Day Of The Dead beanies, a brand new Set Sail hoodie printed on American Apparel two tone hoodies and two collaborations on jewellery
based on previous Anything Goes designs.

As I write this their store is currently down for maintenance in prep for the release, so I can’t give you any pricing info, but it certainly is a strong looking release.


Bey, Jay and a whole lot more at atslopes

by Andy on February 26, 2013

obey beyonce t-shirt at atslopes

Pretty big release over at atslopes. It’s surprising that no one has come up with the Obey connection before, but if they have I’ve never seen it.


Impressive new collection from Vaughn de Heart

by Andy on February 10, 2013

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This collection was actually released over at Vaughn de Heart more than a week ago, but if you haveb’t seen it yet it might as well have been released just yesterday!

As you can tell from the pictures, we’re looking at a hoodie, a crew neck and a couple of tees. None of them are too crazy but that’s RoyLyn’s style, he liked to keep it clean with bold graphics and I think he’s pulled it off, with designs that can appeal to both fans and newcomers to the brand.


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If I were to be completely honest, and I might as well be because this is my site, I don’t really care for the C&CCC crew neck. If you’re closer to the brand and a supporter of Coffee & Cigarettes then you’re probably going to like it, but there’s not enough there for a casual fan like me since it’s just a circle and a bit of text. The hoodie on the other hand is a different matter altogether, it’s still a circle and text but it’s just so much more interesting. It’s $40 for the hoodie, and the same for the crew neck.

Apart from releasing clothes C&CCC have also been doing their bit for charity by releasing a compilation of punk, hardcore and indie brands to benefit a hunger charity called Action Against Hunger, which I wholeheartedly recommend you check out here: http://www. coffeeandcigarettesclothingco.


gaius baltar is my homeboy t-shirt

I still haven’t managed to get around to watching all of Battlestar Galactica, I think I need to lock myself in a room one weekend and just watch the whole thing in one go.

Use coupon code hoodie30 to get 30% off hoodies at Enclothe until Monday, and don’t forget that as usual there is free US shipping if you spend $50 or more.


Cool new hoodie from Black Thunder

by Andy on January 10, 2013

black thunder hoodie

Well, this seems like a reasonably priced product, nice one Black Thunder!

Costiness€25 Buy it at Black Thunder

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If this is what they’re kicking off with then I very much look forward to seeing what Classy Crooks give us next. The tee is NZD$40 and the hoodie is NZD$75.


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