Archive for February 11th, 2011

February 11, 2011

Nylon Beard Covers, Who Knew?

by Accidental Bear

This is just to pass on the world that

Nylon Beard Covers Exist!

I cannot think of a purpose unless you are the lunch Lady/Man. Let me know what you think a beard cover is good for.

Nylon Beard Cover

February 11, 2011

What Do you know about Dickies Workwear?

by Accidental Bear

I’ve been wearing Dickies or ben Davis pants every since the 9th grade ( just a few years ago). They went hand in hand with my skate board and loppy sided bangs. Then a decade later while working in a shop on Haight Street all the ” cool” kids were wearing them. Today 2011 there is nothing more durable or out lasting then some good Dickies Workwear mixed in with my mature style of dressing to bring my look together. I never knew anything about Dickies besides they sell them at hardware stores as well as hipster shops in the Haight/ Ashbury SF CA

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“We recently caught up with the head of European Dickies, Juergen Alker, at Dickies Hamburg HQ for an interview about the brands heritage, their collaborations, projects and why they didn’t have an archive until two years ago.”- By Jason Dike

Love Your Workwear

VIA www.selectism.com

So what happens to heritage now? It’s been a busy year for the word, nearly every blog post, magazine article and press release mentions the H word at least once. The New York Times put it into it’s most overused fashion words list which, seeing as NYT aren’t usually first on the fashion pulse, is really saying something. So, the question remains, where do we go from here?

That’s not a question Dickies ask themselves. They see themselves as a workwear brand and always have. And, more importantly, they see workwear as it is – light years away from fashion or lifestyle brands. Up until a few years ago, they didn’t even have an archive. “Their archive was a cellar in a school building they owned” says Juergen Alker, who runs the streetwear wing of Dickies. “Down there was almost nothing, just a few items. It was just like a normal old cellar – pretty spooky actually. Now they’ve started a real archive and they’re buying back pieces from Ebay and looking around vintage markets in order to get a little more history back to the company. When it was being made no one was thinking that they might need it in the future. We just do workwear, things change over time and you develop new stuff and you just don’t think you might need it again.”

They belatedly started their own archive and since then the European wing of Dickies, based in Hamburg, have been taking inspiration from Dickies archive rather than creating new products. “We don’t really design anymore, we just take pieces and twist them a little bit”.

February 11, 2011

Tim Gunn Doesn’t Eat Beaver or Wear it

by Accidental Bear

Here is the 6,000th reason why you should love Tim. I have this weird feeling that although Tim is against fur fashion that he’s an animal in the sack ( just saying).

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Tim Gunn Says No Fur at Fashion Week

By Advocate.com Editors

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Project Runway host Tim Gunn is using New York’s Fashion Week as a way to spread his “no fur” message.

“I’m on a campaign to get as many fashion designers as possible to stop using it,” he said. “I’d just like to sit with them and have a talk and ask, ‘Is it really necessary?'”

Gunn, who appeared Thursday night at Stella McCartney’s boutique along with Taraji P. Henson, Olivia Wilde and representatives of PETA, would like designers and shoppers to understand the consequences of using real fur. “There are other products we can use,” Henson said. “Get a fake fur.”

Henson is currently appearing, sans clothing, in the current ad for PETA’s “Fur? I’d Rather Go Naked” campaign.

February 11, 2011

Gratuitous Cutie Fuzzball of the Day

by Accidental Bear

February 11, 2011

Monkeys Give Hope to Lonely Gays. Moment of Awe!

by Accidental Bear
  • If monkeys can make love look so easy , why cant you? You and your honey should keep it simp this Valentines. Sit around naked picking bugs out of each others hair and sporadic rounds of sex in nature is a good start.
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  • Gay Monkeys Elton + David To Spend Romantic Valentine’s Day Together

Elton and David, the same-sex spider monkeys romancing each other since March at the Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire, England, will be treated to a special Valentine’s Day treat by zookeepers. “They love to spend their time cuddling and kissing one another,” says the park director. “They make a wonderful couple and to celebrate their first Valentine’s Day we plan to give them a special romantic meal.” I hope it’s a Rush Limbaugh-shaped cake!

Read more: http://www.queerty.com/gay-monkeys-elton-david-to-spend-romantic-valentines-day-together-20110211/#ixzz1Df7xb5F2

February 11, 2011

MEN’S NEW VIDEO; Who Am I to Feel So Free

by Accidental Bear

Some like it HOT HOT HOT!

MEN Offer Sneak Peak Of New Single “Who Am I To Feel So Free”

VIA http://www.eqmusicblog.com

Men

MEN have announced their next single “Who Am I To Feel So Free” and are offering a little sneak peak from the video set over on their blog, www.menmakemusic.com.

Not enough for you?  Well you can also check out a live performance of the song recently in Rio too.  No release date as of yet, but you can bet we’ll be waiting impatiently for the single to drop and that we’ll be at their next London shows on February 8th and 14th.

So cannot wait for the album…