Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hutchinson bike chic video | Vimeo

It's Your Ride from Cinecycle on Vimeo.

Beautiful ad for Hutchinson tires....

Pt.2 Stussy Documentary

pt.1 Stussy Documentary

The Man who inspired the world of street fashion, don't let anyone tell you any different.

Pic Of The Day

Fixed Gear Fashion and the ladies of fixed gear Taiwan

The point of this Blog is to touch on the commonality of fashion and design in general with the lifestyle that is skateboarding, surfing and the recent boom of fixed gear bicycling. There is a certain independence and freedom that these activities and lifestyles tend to generate inside of a person when they are a participant in these lifestyle activities. Part of being associated with a subculture or indy movement is the individualism for each person that takes part in it. For years skaters have just done their own thing from a style point of view, balancing the need for mobility and the expression of going against the grain.... having their own ideas of wrong and right. Music has always had a big influence on the Skate and surf culture as it does with fixed gear riding. But as the world has become smaller largely in part to do with "WWW." Just like music there has emerged a mash up generation.... of "hipsters" . Some people see fixed gear riders at a bunch of hipsters and do not respect it because they believe it is a trend. Also their are the "O.G." messengers who like skateboarders feel the culture has been bastardized and brought to the masses.... Just like fashion designers who are passionate about their trade and are crushed by brands like Ed Hardy or Retailers who can not compete with Walmart. Well to cut it short life is a balance and at the end of the day and it is nature that rules all.... it is human nature to want to have something to hold close and know it is ours, it is human nature to want to belong and be a part of something bigger than us, it is human nature to be envious of what others have instead of being grateful for all that we have already in hand. But one day I hope most of us will come to appreciate the individuality that anyone reading this is a part of... we are the ones who dictate the future of fashion and art ... Skateboarders have been 2 to 3 years ahead of the curve from the day that kid screwed roller skate wheels to a plank! And know just like my skate and surf brothers and sisters around the world individualism has found more fans with the fixed generation... fashion, lifestyle, active life, individualism, mash up culture, hard core, bboy, punk rock, Thrashers!!!!!!!!! Check the girls in Taiwan rocking their Fixes for you......

my bike on HK Fixed Blog

HK Fixed