Rewind: SWEAR Armadillos

February 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm
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Rewind: SWEAR Amazons

February 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm
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Need to make some headway on the SWEAR backlog.  Still have a bunch more models to post.  The red/blue/silver ones are actually mine, will be part of an Astro Girl costume for Burning Man Amazon 01 Amazon 08 Amazon 12 Amazon ?? ankle boot Amazon ?? double hook   Amazon ?? lace up   Amazon ?? side logo   Amazon ?? triple loop Amazon ??

Rewind: SWEAR Aliens

February 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm
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Rewind: SWEAR Alcohols

February 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm
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Shuffle: Kikwear Returns for a Second Spin – LA Fashion Week | Fashion News | California Apparel News

January 26, 2013 at 4:31 am
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Way to go Alex and everyone else at Kikwear!  Nice write up on the return of rave fashion by industry mag California Apparel News. Kikwear Returns for a Second Spin – LA Fashion Week | Fashion News | California Apparel News. And from the Kikwear tour, wish I could go to this in my hometown: Check out Kikwear facebook page for more info.  Yes, I will get around to doing a full post in Kikwear/Kikgirl […]

Rewind: SWEAR Airs

January 25, 2013 at 3:52 am
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Hooray for making shit up as you go along.  Just making days up will-nilly. Alright, the need for a custom blog design is becoming more apparent.  Bare with me for a bit longer.  Meanwhile, the onslaught of SWEARS continues.  Yes, I think I pretty much have every pic of SWEARS currently on the internet, as well as many gleaned from years of ebay and a few too many hours on the Internet Wayback Machine.  It […]

Shuffle: Solestruck Blog

January 18, 2013 at 5:53 am
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See?  I’m not fucking crazy.  Though in all honesty the hiking boot truck model is probably the ugliest pair of shoes made by SWEAR Alternative. The following text and photos courtesy of Solestruck Blog. “A quick trek to Google-Image search (my go-to for stalking), let’s you know that the obsession with the 90’s inspired and Portugal based Swear Alternative is alive and well. What was once a powerhouse brand among club kids, techno heads, ravers and […]

Rewind: SWEAR Kiss boots

January 16, 2013 at 2:01 am
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Woohoo!  Thanks to SWEAR maven Gerrixx for uploading scans of a 2001 SWEAR Alternative catalogue.  It’s helped sort out my mass of pictures.  I have a lot of updating to do.  Slowly adding profiles to the Archive page which will have company profiles and every picture I can get my hand on, hopefully organized by style. There is also a SWEAR facebook group if you are interested. The SWEAR Kiss platforms are legendary.  Less ravey, worn […]

Rewind: SWEAR Jetty

January 11, 2013 at 5:56 am
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I suspect that SWEAR Jettys may be the originators of the whole “fluffy” trend (ie faux fur leggings/boots/bootcovers).  While Elsa Schiaparelli predated them by about 60 years with her monkey fur boots.  But I doubt those ever made it to a rave.  I’d like to know when the Jettys were first produced and if anything similar was made before. See also my SWEAR Alternative company profile [Ed.] Alexander Wang has a contemporary version. [Ed.] Just found […]

Rewind: SWEAR XXX

December 28, 2012 at 4:17 am
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Yeah so funny thing about these shoes.  I was wandering around Queen St. in Toronto on boxing day, intending on buying some new headphones but of course got distracted by clothes.  The store Original turns out has a bunch of SWEAR backstock for $40-50. Turns out these shoes have a penis and semen on the bottom of the sole. I shit you not, you can see the urethra and the glans at the toe of […]