…There’s nine hundred million of them in the world today /
You’d better learn to like them, that’s what I say / ”
I can’t really repeat the rest of that Monty Python ditty, but if you know, then you know.
Thomas and Lee-Hawk from the I.T group. It’s kinda hard to explain if you’re not familiar with Hong Kong, but I.T basically runs the show out here when it comes to fashion. Literally. All the cool stores are owned, and all the brands are sold, under the I.T name. Whether it’s indie street brands or high-end couture. Their in-house street brand Fingercroxxx is also tops here. I just saw 300, so they’re like the Persian Empire, except without all the ogres, lesbians, and giant rhinos. Well, maybe there are lesbians. Somewhere.
You know what’s a weird feeling? When you spend your entire life being the minority, and then overnight, you’re the majority. God, I feel POWERFUL. Next step on the agenda: ignorance and imperialism!
Big-Baller Kevin and Jason took me to some fancy restaurant here in Hong Kong called OUTBACK Steakhouse. Funny how Kevin’s (Hypebeast) parents used to scoff at his career endeavors. “Ha! Ha! A website about new sneakers and t-shirts!? Might as well go design a sweatshirt that covers your entire face so you can’t see anything but at least you look like a funny animal and hey it’s fun, why not?” Wait. What?
As much as people don’t believe it, Ben and I have pretty much stopped reading the streetwear-based news blogs. I know I know, you don’t believe it. It’s like when I was 6 years old and my mom left me alone for an afternoon with a vat of caramel popcorn. At first, I couldn’t get enough. Then halfway down the bucket, my mouth was lathered with sugar and caramel, and it all started tasting like cardboard. Half an hour later, I was on my side, clutching my abdomen.
Same thing’s going on here. But I must admit, I’m still a sucker for the more personal blogs out there. Like when Ray takes us out to the club, or Leah takes us on vacation, or when Nick Jackson goes on and on about obscure music. For instance, I’m a fan of when Heppler takes us on his morning commute by way of Youtube, and when he makes a stop at the bank. So I’ll pay it forward and take you on my commute to the office here in Hong Kong this morning.
..but that might just hit the buzzer on a scale of 1 to Annoying.
Just in time for the launch of CORN MOUTH, here’s our freshest Chronicle with the man himself. Tofer is LIVE (either click on the button on the right-toolbar or go directly to ZINE).
If you still haven’t seen Tofer’s CORN MOUTH in person, you should get down to the Store. Or you can cheat and check out some more detailed shots of the installation, and opening reception, HERE.
NOOO WAY… SERIOUSLY?..
…ANCHOR BLUE IS STILL AROUND ?!
Our old friend DJ Hapa is a true jack-of-all-trades. For all the Southern Cali folk, you see him every morning on the KTLA news, but he also runs REHAB Records and DJ City, heads the Scratch DJ Academy, and is the national spokesperson for epilepsy. In other words, Hapa’s the reason why your parents think you’re a failure. Even if you’re a brain surgeon with a 40-inch vertical jump.
Everybody loves Ray. And Denis. MIGHTY HEALTHY IS YOUR FAVORITE BRAND. EVER.
Since I’m gonna be rotting in an airplane seat for the next 14 hours, why don’t you spend the time going through our regularly-updated PHOTO BOOTH? Here’s a game. In the latest update (March 16), look for:
1) Starbuck’s cup.
2) A single-headed pug with 2 bodies.
3) The same shirt worn by 2 different people in the same pic.
4) A Blackberry phone.
5) Something better to do with your weekend. Go outside, moron.
After much anticipation, Tofer just unveiled CORN MOUTH at the Store..
The reception begins..
Streetwear’s best-kept secret: Hassan (VGRNTS), and friends.
Des (BB$) and our o.g. rider Tal. Remember?
Cars vs. People. The battle continues.
Congratulations to Tofer…
…Tofer’s opening reception for CORN MOUTH is going off in a few hours here at the store. Remember that across town, XLARGE is also hosting an art show with The London Police at their store. And there’s also a party in Super Intern Alex’s pants, and if you’re a fat hairy man, you’re invited.
Vehicle Skateboards in the house. Eddie Rap and Eli Reed are the future.
From Rap Life to Skate Life.. Check your TV this summer as Eddie and Eli put in the skate/rap grind..