Posts tagged ‘design’

August 31, 2011

Four Day Mega Sale on ‘Bear Hug’ Tee Shirt and Prints

by Accidental Bear
Guess who is a fan.

 About the design:

The design is based on the old notion of a “bear hug,” or a big powerful embrace. Except, you know, from an actual bear. An actual bear who is probably angry because he smells your peanut butter sandwiches but can’t find any.

Who’s behind the design? Pigboy Tees is a t-shirt design collective that combines the talents of Matthew Parsons (Fanboy) and Chris McVeigh (Powerpig). Tees for geeks and geek lovers.  

  

‘Bear Hug’ is now up for sale on Nowherebad until Sept 4th.

Shirts are $12

Prints are $10

Both $20
They also have a Facebook page where they run competitions to win shirts/prints. Check it out – http://www.facebook.com/nowherebad


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August 14, 2011

Video: The Introduction to Beard Growth & Maintenance Course

by Accidental Bear

“Growing a beard is key to your success.”


Directors: Tom Bettany & Nick Graalman
Camera: Nick Graalman
Editors: Tom Bettany & Nick Graalamn
Writers: Tom Bettany, Joel McMillan, Joshua Fielder & Michael Bidstrup

Copyright The Beards 2011

August 11, 2011

Prps Goods & Co. Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook: Glorious & Manly from Head to Toe

by Accidental Bear

Prps Goods & Co. Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

Scanning through men’s fashion blog today you might end up being converted to having a fetish for shaggy homeless men. The male models in a large percent of campaigns for Fall/ Winter 2012 are beastly handsome with manes of luscious hair and larger beards with clothes to match. I’m not complaining, just observing. New York’s Prps is offering up the best of the best in its first-ever Prps Goods & Co. collection for the fall.

Prps Goods & Co. Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

Prps Goods & Co. Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

Prps Goods & Co. Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

Prps Goods & Co. Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

July 30, 2011

Levi’s Made & Crafted

by Accidental Bear

Levi does the body good. Good to the last drop

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Levi’s Made & Crafted was founded on a simple premise – “Modern items based on the principles of good design.” In that mission, the Levi’s DNA forms a backbone for forward thinking approaches to classic garments and accessories, all of which privileges the right fabrics and the correct manufacturing. For Autumn 2011 the line, now in its second full season, has expanded to include knits, shirting, and a special capsule collection of “Made in the USA” denim. The looks are contemporary and fresh, but with a decidedly familiar feel; the balance of new and old in the pieces struck admirably. We caught up with the Amsterdam based Made & Crafted design team to chat about the Autumn 2011 collection and to see what the future holds for the line. Our discussion, and some fine garments, after the jump. (Selectism)

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July 23, 2011

BE@RBRICK x Happy Socks: Totally Stoked to Make this Discovery

by Accidental Bear

BE@RBRICK x Happy Socks

BEARBRICK SetIn this collaboration, Happy Socks have designed an exclusive, creative and a colourful sock. The BE@RBRICK toy is designed as wearing this exclusive Happy Socks, and this exclusive collaboration is sold as a set ( BE@RBRICK sock and the collective toy). Happy Socks were approached by Japanese legend, Medicom Toy Corp to design its very own version of the famous BE@RBRICK. They could not help but create the matching pair of socks. The BE@RBRICK toy is sold in limited numbers. They are highly collectible, and predominantly collected by adults. As a result of their limited production, and the participation of artists, BE@RBRICKs are generally considered designer toys.

www.happysocks.com

July 23, 2011

There is Hipster & Then There is Awkward Clothing: Spring/Summer 2012 in-house collection from the Opening Ceremony

by Accidental Bear

I will do Opening Ceremony  the favor of holding off judgment until I see the whole collection, as they say they are holding back from showing the full collection yet. The missing pieces will have to fight an uphill battle in my mind to help out what I see so far. Awkward, very awkward.

Men’s Clothing 2011-2012: Spring-Summer Fashion 2012 Collection –Clothing Spring-Summer Fashion Trends 2012 For Men: Now in: some first looks at the Spring/Summer 2012 in-house collection from the Opening Ceremony line.

The collection is vast and we’ll do our best to show as much as we can, but we’re holding back on some looks for later. For now, we preview a good chunk of the collection. Highlight colors work throughout the collection. The knit-top above is a great casual garment for the season. Much more to be seen in our gallery.

“Composed of eclectic, easy-to-wear pieces in clean silhouettes, the men’s collection features an extensive palette of vivid primary colors –  electric greens, yellows, blues, and reds…”

July 22, 2011

Say Wah!?!? Han Kjobenhavn 50’s Sweat Shorts

by Accidental Bear

I’m not so sure about these: speechless. So much elastic going onI give them 6 month to live.

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Han’s 50’s sweatshorts are roomy as hell and finished in a narrow leg to bag them even further. A breathable and fresh take on the very casual side of summer.cstore has them and so should you. (tipped by Selectism)

July 17, 2011

Moncler V Men’s Collection Autumn/Winter 2011

by Accidental Bear

 

Moncler V Men's Collection Autumn/Winter 2011

An excellent look at the Moncler V collection for Autumn/Winter 2011. “Entitled ‘Himalaya 1977′, the collection sports wonderful wool patterns and showcases again the knowledge and expertise by Nakamura to tell a story with fabrics. Of course you will also find a good amount of outerwear, accessories, great boots and a premium luggage range as part of the collaboration for the coming season.”

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July 11, 2011

“The Elements of F*cking Style” Book

by Accidental Bear

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Cool Hunting points us at a new book that looks to refresh your knowledge on grammar and the proper use of the English langues. The Elements of F*cking Style out now, looks to make the lessons and reminder a fun affair. “The truth about English is that it can get pretty boring. Dangling modifiers, gerunds, punctuation marks–it’s enough to make you want to drop out of high school. Swearing and sex on the other hand, well, these time-honored pastimes warm the cockles of our hearts. Now, The Elements of F*cking Style drags English grammar out of the ivory tower and into the gutter, injecting a dull subject with a much-needed dose of color.” (selectism)

Available from Amazon The Elements of F*cking Style Book.

June 29, 2011

Lee 101 Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection: Woodsy

by Accidental Bear

 Woods, but the real test is, Can you swing an axe? Back in the day Lee was un-cool hand me downs. Through the test of time and durability Lee is stronger than ever. Woodsmen, dock workers, and laborers alike are the inspiration for the Lee 101 collection. “A highlight of the collection is the Logger Jean – sturdily constructed it is fitted with extra durable and functional details such as suspenders and additional pockets, it is available in a selection of 5 finishes (2 rigid, 3 washes).”  You will be protected by the city elements you city slicker: rough train seats, close encounters with rogue nails sticking out under your  work space or desk and unexpected downpours of acid rain.

Lee 101 Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

June 27, 2011

The Facial Hair Handbook by 2 Time Beard Champion Winner :Its a Contest this Time Around

by Accidental Bear

Its a contest this time around.  Submit your most creative, crazy, but SFW submissions. It can your own beard or the beard of a friend.  I’ll pick my favorite and you’ll get this book and some other goodies. 

Contest ends July 5th.
that gives you a good week to come up with something.

It should have been seen as a sign that a man can shave every day of his life and his beard will keep growing back. Over the past few years, we’ve seen facial hair sprouting up on faces everywhere. Men want to experiment with their facial gardens, but it’s not always just as easy as putting the razor to rest…

Beard Grooming

The Facial Hair Handbook is a hilarious and informative guide to all aspects of facial hair, for men of all ages and all faces. From making the decision to wear facial hair, to the best way to take it off, all men can finally be stylish and care for their appearance while staying true to who they are: Men.

The guy’s got swagger in spades…and that attitude comes through on the pages. That makes the book a fun read – even if your aspirations for facial adornment never move beyond the milk-mustache phase.
LA Times

Author Jack Passion is a two-time world beard champion and stars on IFC’s Whisker Wars, coming this August.

Available Wherever Books Are Sold!

The Facial Hair Handbook Contest

May 10, 2011

Levi’s Sculpture by Ian Mcchesney

by Accidental Bear
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With my love for Levis and my separate closet just for blue jeans, who would have thunk to build a sculpture? Jeans usually last about 3 weeks of wearing before getting washed (shush!) and basically stand up on their own in a sculpture like formation. British architect Ian Mcchesney takes us to a whole new level of putting together an outfit. This outfit of jeans he has made is fit for the Guggenheim  ~AB

British architect Ian McChesney has sent us images of the sculpture he designed for Levi’s as part of the Regent Street Windows Project in London.

Coinciding with the launch of the Levi’s® Water<Less jeans – made using significantly less water, this sculpture is based on water and fluidity – over 100 pairs of jeans are fixed together in the form of a giant whirlpool. The piece uses 120 pairs of jeans riveted together using over 1000 copper rivets. It measures 9.4 x 4.8m and is 3m high. It was designed by Ian McChesney and Fabricated by ‘millimetre’.

Via www.contemporist.com

May 9, 2011

2011-12 A/W Fashion Show London On Schedule –» Tim Soar

by Accidental Bear

Tim Soar

“Menswear needs designers who are unafraid to demand emotions and to make us weak at the knees. With designers like the clever design duo Steven Cox and Daniel Silver showing in New York and Damir Doma showing in Paris, Tim Soar has joined these ranks, this time in London.
Tim Soar began his artful career in the music scene, a scene that has proven to be a constant reference and inspiration in his work as one of London’s most promising menswear designers. He began to Dj and worked with Graham Ball, one of the masters of the London club scene. In 2005, the Tim Soar label was born, and his love of music and, perhaps, the past has had a strong presence in his work ever since. He has said about fashion, “What you see is what you get, and anything else seems superfluous”. These sobering and no nonsense words describe his clothes perfectly.” homocouture.wordpress.com

www.soar-london.com


May 7, 2011

Me Wants a Felt Mouse

by Accidental Bear

Joey Roth’s The Felt Mouse

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Joey Roth’s latest project looks to hark back to a time of wood mice with compression clicks. It’s clearly a nicer form, replacing the “razor” movement with a precision optical control. It’s very much a modern mouse with an incredibly unique form. “The Felt Mouse will be launched on the 13th this month, part of American Design Club’s “Use Me” exhibit.”

May 2, 2011

Beard Dying Tips via Beards.org

by Accidental Bear

Whether you are a Radical Fairy type and trying to attract a new mate by dying your beard and pubes the same shade of purple or turning salt and pepper via age and stress you might have considered coloring your facial hair. It is a better open for your mid-life crisis than putting a red sports car in your drive way that you cannot afford. While visiting beards.org I found this helpful article. Take a gander of my findings.

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Kevin’s beard coloring experience

I started coloring my beard at the age of thirty-two. I was getting stressed over having a graying beard.

While shopping in the shaving aisle, I came across a beard-coloring product called Just for Men. I was amazed at the selection of colors and the promise of covering my graying beard. I knew I had to try it.

The hardest part of coloring my beard, was finding the right shade. Just for Men comes in everything from blonde to black. Having dark brown hair, I chose the dark brown shade. After I completed the coloring and my beard dried, I was shocked at how dark the color was.

My first reaction was that my beard looked fake. Most beards are not a solid color. Mine has blonde, red, brown, and even some black. After the coloring, my beard was all dark brown. My sister even commented on how stupid it looked. After three weeks, the color was almost all washed out and the gray was back. READ FULL ARTICLE AT BEARDS.ORG