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Calling all Cohens

by Andy on April 19, 2006


Strange as it might be to the mainstream, Adam Brody/Seth Cohen is a style icon for the Postal Service generation (seriously, how much am I annoying the indie kids right now?). I saw today’s recommendation and was immediately reminded of the awkward-pasty-pot smoker, who inexplicably wears sweaters in Orange County, where I would presume its usually kinda warm.

I may mock my own choice of clothing for the day, but I do actually quite like it, the colours compliment each other nicely, and the design has a cowboy obsessed Grandma feel to it. And it’s managed to survive from the 1970s in ‘very good condition’, whereas those vintage-look items on the high-street probably won’t last two years. Obviously, there is only one of these available, so if you want it buy it, not that I’m saying that HYA commands buying frenzies amongst its readership.

Costiness=$50 available from Rusty Zipper.


The O.C. beats HYA to the punch

by Andy on March 20, 2006

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Turns out we were actually peddling old goods when Eirk from No Star Clothing recommended the outlet hoody by Option G in last Monday’s guest feature.

I was watching The O.C. today on Channel 4 (even though I’d already seen it, but lets keep that between me and you), it was the “The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah” episode where Ryan became a real man and finally turned 18. In a scene where Marissa went to visit Johnny I thought I noticed something odd…

No-longer-surfer-boy was wearing the Option G hoody. I dived forward in my seat, much like when they reveal one of their dramatic plot-twists, and then I laughed at myself for being quite so involved with the O.C., and quite so obsessed with hoodies.

I thought that people might want to know since I know lots of people get to here through google searches that involve Seth Cohen and the O.C.

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I’ll be blunt

by Andy on February 16, 2006

1328021BLKzoom1I’m sure posting an item by a big-name designer is kinda counter-productive for the blog’s ideology, but I call ‘em like I see ‘em, so todays designer is… Paul Frank.

Name checked by Kaitlin ‘is definitely 14‘ & Marissa ‘how much more crap could happen in her life’ Cooper in the O.C. a couple of weeks back, he’s probably now experiencing a Death Cab-esque indie backlash (whilst sitting in a hot tub full of money), but I don’t really mind, because that hoody over there looks good.

I may be a strat kind of a guy, but I’d allow myself to wear a bass, it has that really simple hand-drawn style to it, kind of like wearing an idea rather than a product.

Costiness= $58 from Karmaloop, use the voucher code ICE to get free shipping in the U.S. ($5 off shipping for international orders). $58 ain’t that bad, I dunno what Kaitlin was on about saying they couldn’t afford it, they’ll be living with Dr Roberts in a couple of weeks anyway!

*EDIT* more money-saving goodness, get a $10 gift voucher for joining their mailing-list.


Picked this morning

by Andy on February 1, 2006

Jamespo posted about Fresh Cotton earlier this month and I do like what they have on offer there, buuuut, their site is flash, so I can’t offer you any pictorial goodness to distract you from my obscure and excessive use of commas, and brackets (they’re in, like, every sentence). From what I can tell, Fresh cotton is based in Holland, since it’s Dutch/English language, and they have their own line of products, but they also sell products by other designers, such as Soul Rebel and On the Moon. They also do some more mainstream labels (D&G, Paul Frank, Pornstar). Their prices are on the less desirable side of my costiness-o-meter, but as their F.A.Q says, life in Britain is expensive, so you’d would be making a saving overall.

The Seth Cohen set should click their way to the mens sweat and purchase the squirrel sweater immediately (what’s the deal with Seth smoking weed anyway, what a random plot fork).


Run Away

by Andy on January 27, 2006

Paul Frank HoodyNow, being British I’m lucky, I can post this item without needing to fear that I will ever be embroiled in any of the shady business practices that are associated with Urban Outfitters. According to the internet, they rip-off people’s designs, just ask Johnny Cupcakes

Anyway, let’s go beyond politics, I like this hoody from UO, the asymmetric lines give a little something different, and the runners say “hey, I’m a go getter.” Well, maybe they would if this was a personal development blog, but here they just say “hey, nice design.”

Costiness=$44.99 and they only ship to the U.S., Ca-na-da and Me-hico, so I won’t be able to enter that Seth Cohen lookalike competition, after-all. Seriously, what’s the deal with their range and models, research for their design team must be an O.C. box set and (polaroid) photo’s from a Death Cab for Cutie show.


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