Black on black on black tote designed by Andy Beach of Reference library and made by Steele Canvas Basket, MA (est 1921). This thing is giant and sturdy with beautiful, even brutal details and construction, the three materials all vary slightly in their quest for blackness. Just $ixty bucks from Kiosk.
Canvas/Natural/Worn. Antigo Daily Journal, paper boy's delivery bag, c 1950's, found in Minocqua, WI. Mary Weirman's Canvas laundry duffle, F.D ROOSEVELT (USS Franklin D Roosevelt CV-42), thanks Andy for this one. Carhartt union made, sanforized work/shop apron c 1940's from eBay.
Vintage Rocky Mountain Featherbed Co (Wyoming), down vests currently up on eBay, these have been going $tupid of late, an all leather version, (second image) reaching 1,500.00 U$D. Bottom image, vintage ladies (the lady's) late 70's Denver Down vest with sheepskin collar, Rocky Mountain Featherbed adjacent.These are being re-issued you know where, in house relative here. Mountain Clown?
Beach Clown is the new style silently taking over this season, with labels like Band Of Outsiders & Dries Van Noten offering striped cotton shirts in sophisticated palettes. Whilst using the term 'Beach Clown' to specifically define a fashion style is a relatively new thing (*credit to Ms K.Breslin of Los Angeles here) its roots shoot back deep into the collective creative consciousness. Trying however to designate the original 'Beach Clown' can get as gratuitous as crowning an individual for producing the first striped painting.
All we know is this; that the Bauhaus were big players and early promoters of the Beach Clown aesthetic, and that by the time the movement reached the states it had been reconstituted into a somewhat softer more malleable 'lifestyle' movement. Whilst Brian Wilson's brothers denied his emphatic calls to name the band 'The Beach Clowns', for fear of being too closely associated with the style (viewed by many as European vice) they agreed to adopt the candy striped button down shirts as their signature look, and in doing so inadvertenty gave the Beach Clown movement its most enduring endorsement.
Holubar, Colorado, early 80's Gortex hooded windbreaker. USN, WW2 deck cap. Sierra Designs navy blue quilted nylon bomber, never seen this tag before, maybe 80's?. Sierra Designs nylon vest with 60/40 shoulder yoke, 1970's. US made gear for the mono season, from Rose Bowl.
One of my earliest posts was a photo of Frank Fairfield playing the dust out of himself at the Hollywood Farmers Market last year. I was pretty thrilled to see he has a 7' release out on Tompkins Square right now...could there be a better home for his sound? We think not. Further interweb research informs me that he's also been opening for Fleet Foxes of late.
*Frank Fairfield tracks also available on iTunes.