Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Right Now... by Shaun Dangerfield

Chicago band The Right Now have just entered my radar.
I love hearing a modern soulful record done tastefully with a bit of class and this delivers... musically beautiful.
And the bonus is the Hot Toddy remix to play out, a savage piece of 12" wax available as of yesterday and if the sax don't get ya' then her voice will and if it doesn't get you lyrically then your made of stone you cold hearted mo-fo and I want you to leave my sight while I let her croon all over me.....

Original first and Hot Toddy second.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Clockwork Orange Art.... by Shaun Dangerfield

We've had the still image of Alex DeLarge flicking through records as the main header for some time now, an iconic moment from an iconic film, a bit of magic.
I thought I would put this artwork up that I've got stored in a file with a load of other useless Clockwork Orange fodder cluttering my system from along the way..... good though.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Steven Alan Blucher..... by Shaun Dangerfield

After quite a trek these Steven Alan blucher's finally turned up imported from America.
Rust/Ginger suede with red brick Vibram sole handmade in Pennsylvania, full leather lining and waxed laces with a goodyear welted sole.
I think this is my 4th pair of shoes in ginger suede with red sole, without doubt my favourite looking colour shoe and design but these are the sturdiest pair I've had, really well made.

The Steven Alan Journal is always worth a read through if you have 10 minutes...

Friday, 18 January 2013

The Boogie Cartel x The NYC Downlow.... by Shaun Dangerfield

Some more NYC Downlow guest mixage on the go, it was hosted on their radio show new year so I uploaded it to Soundcloud for those who didn't hear it and might want to..... and when is there a better time but a big snow day like this, something to warm you up.
Boogie, Disco, Italo, House.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Buttero... by Shaun Dangerfield

Going back to the subject of clean silhouettes on trainers and shoes that I was talking about in the Converse post I thought I would share these photo's from Buttero for those who have not saw them. From the initial tanning and dyeing to the cutting and sewing I love photo's like this taking you through step by step with what they do.
I've been thinking about trying to make a leather wallet for much too long now, not to use but just to see how it would turn out and I'm sure if I put some time and effort into it I could turn something out worthwhile.
Back to Buttero though who are housed in Tuscany, Italy and run by the Sani family since 1974.
World famous for it's riding boots but as you can see make a mean casual shoe as well.

In their own words "The silhouettes benefit from the Italian eye for form, proportion and style. The final result: a fusion of pure rawness and elegance."
Or as I like to say some pretty dandy trabs.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Denimhead..... by Shaun Dangerfield

It's no secret that I love denim, the wearing in process to the first soak, the history of it all and especially pictures of the ageing process.
I know that sound's massively geeky but that's just the way it is.
One of the copies I have of Lightning Magazine has some great shot's of vintage denim and denim related pieces and I've been meaning to put a few photos up from it but I've not got round to doing so until now, they might interest you.... they might not.
The magazine itself goes right the way back to the 1800's and through all the denim labels and to be honest it was way too much to put on here although I wish I could.
Unfortunately as it's a Japanese magazine and the details are in Japanese I couldn't date anything up apart from starting up with the vintage Buddy Lee doll that after a bit of research I found out were first made in 1920 and ceased production in 1962.....
 Vintage Levis ball cap.....
 Another Buddy doll from Lee
 Front page...
 Levis squash racket cover....
 Levis raggy dolls....
 Denim clothing for dolls....

You can have a browse around the webpage through this link below....

And there's a good read from the editor of lightning (and founder of 2nd magazine) Atsushi Matsushima in this link below...

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A Big Con..... by Shaun Dangerfield

I do love a nice clean silhouette on a trainer, after so many years of adidas behind me I find it hard to go back unless it's a random pair of New Balance or vintage Nike and nearly always go for Buttero, Spring Court or Jack Purcell but I did like the light brown (no doubt some other fancy name like mocha or cappuccino) in these converse so picked a pair up.

Not much use in the current weather but nice and easy to throw on once it warms up.