Rewind: SWEAR Armadillos

February 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm
SWEAR Armadillo grey black

Rewind: SWEAR Amazons

February 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm
SWEAR Amazon ?? t

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 Alcohols

February 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm
Alcohol 02

Rewind: Techno Snob 101

January 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm
Geek Boutique

First in a series trying to clarify and describe different raver clothing styles.  Also wanted to clear up where this blog is coming from  This is more or less how I attempted to dress as a young (er) raver.  By and large I NEVER see this style out on the dance floors anymore.  You may have noticed but many of my other posts are inspired by this style.  It is possible to find stuff nowadays […]

Rewind: SWEAR Airs

January 25, 2013 at 3:52 am
Black Milk blue galaxy leggings

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 […]

Rave Culture: Denise Bensons’ Then & Now (The Grid TO)

January 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm
loaded_crowd_pendulum_sept24_2005

Denise Benson has a stellar series of articles on The Grid about old-school Toronto clubs.  Oh man these take me back.  Would love one on the history of the Comfort Zone (there is an article on it’s current state, but only alludes to it’s checkered past).  Despite having lived around the corner for 2 years and living in the Annex for most of 1999-2007, and been pretty ok with sketchy party situations, I never actually went […]

Radical Self-Reliance: Rick Owens Cowl Vest

January 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm
PS I made this DIY Rick Owens cowl vest

Today’s DIY courtesy of P.S. I made this.  I’ve gotten a lot of project ideas from them over the years.  Def great for beginner DIYers. This vest was inspired by a Rick Owens vest (I assume the one on the model in the picture).  Gareth Pugh used to work for Rick Owens and Owens later became his mentor/sponsor.  You can see similar structures in GPs Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  You can Please visit the blog for […]

Rewind: SWEAR Jetty

January 11, 2013 at 5:56 am
SWEAR Jetty 01 white 1

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 Wolf

December 21, 2012 at 5:00 am
SWEAR Wolf g

Sorry I’ve been phoning it in, tomorrow’s my last day before vacation.  Looking forward to sleeping for pretty much the first time in 9 months.  Also planning on spending a lot of time working on blog posts  Meanwhile, back to SWEARS.  Again with clownish shoes but i kinda love these.  They could use a bit of a redesign but there’s the beginning awesome.  Fuck, somebody should really do that *cough cough*. SWEAR Alternative company profile […]

Rewind: SWEAR Whirl

December 20, 2012 at 7:31 am
SWEAR Whirl black

Almost forgot.  Sorry today is brief, 2 more work days then holiday.  I have SOOOOOOOO much awesome to share, just need to write it up. Don’t have many pics of this model, but these are definitely Whirls See also SWEAR Alternative company profile