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I remember two things about Stripes:

1. I totally wanted their RV.
2. I laughed way too much at the excessive amount of plastic explosive used to blast open that door.

Costiness=$29.95 (available as a tee for $21.95) Available from Found Item Clothing


Invisable Man by ARE Easy Clothing

by Andy on November 8, 2009




Just so we’re clear, I know that it’s actually spelled ‘invisible’, but I think that the product name is either a typo or a play on words (he is able to be invisible, or something like that), and since I can’t be sure either way I thought I’d leave it as they have it on their product page.

Costiness=$20 Available from ARE Easy Clothing [Main AE site]


The Arrow St Hood by Ucon

by Andy on April 29, 2008


You can always spot a continental European streetwear company a mile off, can’t you? They just have a certain look and style, usually pretty simple styling, which somehow manages to be both loud and subdued at the same time, even though that is a complete oxymoron. Ucon, a Berlin-based streetwear label, are more on the subdued end of things, focusing more upon high-quality designs rather than something that shows that wearer to be craving attention. This hoodie for example, it’s simple, just two colours and a bit of striping for interest, but I like it, I’d like to wear it with a bright t-shirt underneath, a bright t-shirt that shows that I crave attention (now who’s an oxymoron!).Costiness=€69.95 Link

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Rope Stripe Hoodie by Sailor Jerry

by Andy on April 10, 2008

Rope Stripe Hoodie by Sailor Jerry

I could yak on for a couple of paragraphs about this hoodie, but they’ve done a good job with the blurb, so I’ll let them take it from here:

In case you don’t know it, horizontal stripes are an old school sailor thing. Men swabbed decks, shouted out whales, and had on-board barefisted boxing tournaments in these stripes. So we used them on a hoodie along with a Sailor Jerry clipper ship. You could leave your balls at home and still be a man when you wear this hoodie.

“Leave your balls at home and still be a man,” that’s what I like about small brands, they can get away with saying the things that larger brands wouldn’t dare.

Costiness=$72 Link


Adonis Blazer by Brooklyn Industries

by Andy on March 11, 2008


When I was in Hong Kong I spent quite a lot of my shopping time trying to find a decent blazer and come up with nothing (HK is not the friend of the larger gent). I’ve got one nice blazer and feel good (and look even better!) when I’m wearing it, sometimes its good to class things up a bit, even if my friends to think I’m attempting to become a long-lost member of the Backstreet Boys just by wearing a jacket.

I’m not sure if I’d buy a blazer over the net, but this does look damned sharp. Personally, I’d like to see something a bit more interesting going on in the lining, white is fine but why not have a bit of colour to pep things up a bit?

Costiness=$135 Link


Cool breeds cool

by Andy on April 9, 2006


Shimone from San Francisco-centric blog Jungle Life has been good to Hide Your Arms. Shimone has already sent 2 leads my way, so it was high time for me to ask “what hides your arms?”

I picked up the Verse Rhyme hoodie in Dijon from Brooklyn Industries. I was nervous about the bold colors at first but when it arrived I saw they were muted to more natural tones for an effective dose of casual. The pictures on the site don’t really do it justice so I’ll fill you in on some additional details.

The interior of the hoodie is completely lined with fleece making it incredibly soft to the touch. The zipper handle spells out the word “Brooklyn” (this you can see from the zoom image on the site) and when zipped all the way up rests cleverly at the neck. The construction is magnificent from top to bottom – everything is made to last – and the sizing is spot on. Because of the colors used it goes with just about everything – making a flashy statement with jeans or a subtle statement under a coat.

Furthermore, it’s available for both men and women. Men in Dijon and Grey, Women in Grey and Eggplant. If you’re looking to go bold I’d go with the Dijon for men and Grey for women or tone it tone with the Grey for men and Eggplant for women.

Brooklyn Industries has quickly become one of my favorite labels for their frequent sales, affordable prices, great use of color, fresh designs, attention to detail, and quality construction.

The Verse Rhyme Hoodie is on sale right now for $48 (men) and $44 (women) and can be purchased for an additional 10% off using the coupon code “Skyline06″.

Brooklyn Industries actually released a new line of clothing on Sunday (yesterday) inspired by Coney Island to coincide with the opening of the park for the season. Look out for another review of Brooklyn Industries in the near future, though I may struggle to better Shimone’s excellent review!


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