Pride in ones beard can possibly have a life all its own. Run you and yourself a bath, choose some soothing music, Tom Waits perhaps, and have an intimate evening with Bluebeard products and your chin. Internet porn not needed. Mike Enders
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A bearded Jude Law leaves The Ivy in London. (Via www.celebuzz.com)
While you were busy at work answering calls, attending meetings and making trivial decisions I did some window shopping for you (thanks & you’re welcome). This could also be translated as my Christmas wish list, just saying.
Cody Vest by Pendleton
Classic lightweight puffer vest from Pendleton. Features two outer slant pockets, single inner zip pocket, high collar styling, full snap front button closure, and Chief Joseph pattern top contrast. HERE
Mr Henley Wilde by Fresh Jive (I had no idea Fresh Jive was still around)
Lightweight striped crew neck henley with five snap button closure, contrasting collar and cuff detail, and slightly curved hemline from Fresh Jive. HERE
Standard Issue Windbreaker by Obey
Lightweight zip front hooded windbreaker from Obey. Features drawstring hood with logo toggle detail, two front waist pockets, elastic sleeve cuffs, and drawstring waist. HERE
Free And Easy Issue 8
Free And Easy Issue 8Free & Easy is a contemporary Japanese men’s lifestyle & fashion magazine that features a catalog of genuine vintage clothing and mainly Japanese reproduction brands, focusing on the rugged side of Americana. HERE
Step outside of your musical comfort zone and get down and dirty to some blue grass with the Water Tower Bucket Boys. No, you don’t need to be a folk/ hippy to enjoy these sounds, just a craving for good soul moving music. Readers, meet Water Tower Bucket Boys, Water Tower Bucket Boys, meet our readers (knuckle punch). Mike Enders
After 5 years on the road, 4 albums under their belt and multiple international tours, the Water Tower Bucket Boys have been brewing up a storm in the folk music world. The boys have collaborated live with members of bands like Frank Turner, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, the Red Stick Ramblers, and the Foghorn Stringband and shared the stage with acts like Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford and Sons, Wilco, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, and Woody Pines. They have toured extensively in both the USA and abroad, and performed live on the BBC, NPR, and RTE. Their all original sound is infectious and has spread far and wide to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Based in Portland, Oregon these young gents got their start busking on street corners playing traditional old time and bluegrass, eventually honing their sound as a solid dance band playing square dances and bluegrass festivals up and down the west coast. www.watertowerbucketboys.com
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Interview: Walter Van Beirendonck Invites Everyone to Step into his Head at his Retrospect Exhibition 9/13
We got a hold of Walter Van Beirendonck right at a monumental time in his life. Fans and fashionistas have bowed down to Walter’s genius, corky and colorful collections for decades. On September 13, 2011 the Antwerp Fashion Museum will be displaying a large retrospect exhibition of Walter’s work from 1980 – 2012 called DREAM THE WORLD AWAKE. The tickets for the retrospective better be honored for a week, because that is how long it will take to honor, respect and swallow the fine details of the clothing and the brilliant visual scrap-book of Walter’s life. Walter confesses that it was emotional while pulling pieces from his archives and seeing his life’s work all in one big space. That must have been massive treasure chest of joy and memories.
Walter, whom I consider friend and ‘bear’ role model played well with all of our questions but stayed a gentlemen when describing what types of kink tickles his fancy. Walter Van Beirendonck is the ultimate Accidental Bear and has a glorious beard and dynamic spirit that deserves its own love song.
by Mike Enders
Q & A with fashion bear Walter Van Beirendonck:
Accidental Bear: How was your summer? With the fashion world aside for a second, where could I find you on a fun day off?
Walter Van Beirendonck? In Antwerp, Belgium. Summer was really busy, working mainly on preparing my retrospective which will open soon, 13th of September, in the fashion museum, MOMU-DREAM THE WORLD AWAKE.
Fun days are days when I can visit other cities, go to the museum and galleries, browse around in bookshops, eat ice-cream with friends!
A B: Sherbet or ice cream?
Walter: ICE-CREAM!!! With strawberries
A B: Your clothing stirs up all sorts of reactions from people, usually joy from the amazing playfulness of colors. How would you react to any negative comments to your design? Have you actually received any negative feedback?
Beard News: ‘Fake Beard’ Bank Robber Caught, Tom Sturridge Bushy Beard, What it’s like with a beard? …
FBI Arrests Tulsa Man in ‘fake beard’ Bank Robberies
A Tulsa man was arrested Friday in connection to bank robberies that include at least four in Oklahoma, two in Arkansas and one in Joplin, Mo. – several of which were done wearing a fake beard, according to official reports. FBI agents arrested Jason Andrew Day, 39, at his home in the 1400 block of East 38th Street on Friday evening, jail records show. According to his arrest report, Day told booking deputies he is a student at the University of Tulsa. Day was wanted for a July 22 attempted robbery and an Aug. 23 armed robbery in Fort Smith. Police used electronic billboards to circulate Day’s picture. MORE
Sienna Miller’s Boyfriend Tom Sturridge Sports Increasingly Bushy Beard
He’s always favoured a hirsute look – but Sienna Miller’s bearded boyfriend Tom Sturridge appears to be pushing the limits with his facial furniture. The 25-year-old London-born star has long been a fan of face fur, but his beard now appears to be bigger than ever. However, the growth is for a part. His spokeswoman told Mail Online: ‘Tom’s beard is for a part. He is shooting additional scenes the much anticipated epic On the Road.’ MORE
Blogger Eric Bandholz writes about his life with the evolution of side burns into a big bushy beard.
So recently I’ve made a conscious decision to grow out the largest beard I have attempted. I have worn one style of facial hair or another since college. Started off with sideburns, then a chin beard, chin strap, mustache, full beard and pretty much any other conceivable style out there. The only consistent thing between those beards is that none of them were ever big and long. MORE
Chaz Bono Sports Beard InWest Hollywood
Transgendered activist Chaz Bono — his beard growing in nicely — was snapped Monday afternoon out & about in WestHollywood, California, andRadarOnline.com has the new pics. Bono, 42 — wearing a white tank top and gym shorts — was seen eating in his car (perhaps refueling after a workout), before heading inside the home he shares with longtime girlfriend Jennifer Elia. It’s an exciting time for the only child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono. PHOTOS: Chaz Sports Beard In West Hollywood
The Sunnah Beard: the latest trend amongst non-Muslims in Philadelphia USA
There’s not a woman in Philly who would rock a burka just to make a fashion statement. But when it comes to Muslim-inspired menswear, well, that’s another story. Regardless of their religious affiliations, certain Philadelphia men, mainly African-Americans, have adopted the style of wearing long, old-world-style beards, sometimes pairing them with calf-length trousers and long shirts – all looks inspired by traditional Muslim attire. For many, this convergence of hip-hop with Islamic style is purely a fashion statement and has nothing to do with whether a guy worships in a church or mosque. Some jokingly refer to non-Muslims who adopt this mode of dress as “asalama-fakems,” a play off the traditional Arabic greeting of “as-salaam alaikum,” meaning “peace be upon you.” MORE
Ashton Kutcher Tugs Allah’s Beard Over Letterman Fatwah (watch)
Ashton Kutcher showed up on David Letterman last night wearing riot gear, giving a gentle tug to Mohammad’s beard for the Fatwah that’s been declared on DaveKutcher, who made a living pranking Hollywood celebrities on MTV’s Punk’d, didn’t seem to mind placing himself in the line of fire of crazed Muslim radicals. MORE
Japanese retailer United Arrows presents ‘Portrait of United Arrows: Fall/Winter 2011′, a lookbook showcasing the collections that will be available in store in the coming months. These looks have a European-world traveller-literary-writer-poet-bbisexual and I don’t brush y teeth everyday feel to them, but when put together well I am a huge fan. The presentation of these clothes is impeccable.