Saturday, 30 August 2014

Going Out - Stay Fresh - BOK BOK / FAZE MIYAKE


Summer is almost over but the guys at Stay Fresh have thrown us one last party before the winter grind kicks in.

Stay Fresh residents Joshua & Greenman will be joined at the Art School from 11:00pm-3:00am by TOO NICE (Jon Phonics & DJ Milktray) and ASTRAL BLACK (J Leslie & DJ Heckter) in the Vic, and upstairs by two very special guest DJ sets from Rinse FM's BOK BOK and FAZE MIYAK.

- BOK BOK (Night Slugs, Rinse FM)

Bok Bok started to make his name on the underground scene around the time Grime music was first emerging. He joined forces with like-minded producer L-Vis 1990 to form Night Slugs club night in South London. Through these events and their DJ sets around Europe, the duo cultivated a unique sound and in 2010 launched as a record label. Since then NS has been a non-stop source of ambitious, cutting-edge music for the club, launching the careers of artists such as Mosca, Jam City and Girl Unit.

- FAZE MIYAKE (Rinse FM, Woofer Music)

"You can learn a lot about Faze Miyake’s attitude to music through his Rinse FM show. Like his own productions, which avoid sticking to any one genre, his selections stretch from grime and dubstep to trap, hip-hop and wiry electronic funk. Fat, bulbous sub-bass lines and blizzards of clicking hi-hats collide with frosty synth stabs, woozy G-funk melodies and the frantic chatter of MCs. It’s a thrilling, energising mix."
 
 

There is still standard advanced tickets available at RA Resident Advisor here or tickets will be £10 on the door. 

Have a listen for what to expect from tonight:
http://rinse.fm/podcasts/
http://boilerroom.tv/recording/bok-bok-b2b-l-vis-1990/
http://boilerroom.tv/recording/faze-miyake/
https://soundcloud.com/astralblack
https://soundcloud.com/djgreenmanuk
www.fb.com/stayfreshgang

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Puma States 'Summer Cooler' Pack

Dropping instore on Friday the 30th of August is the Puma States 'Summer Cooler' Pack. With their origins in the 80s hip hop scene of American cities such as New York the shoe has been enthusiastically adopted by UK subcultures and affectionately named 'States' after their cross Atlantic origins.

The shoe features two Puma stables in the form of premium suede uppers and the classic State silhouette. The colourways, in keeping with the pack name, have a summery feel with soft tonal pastels of 'Atlantis Green' and 'Prism Violet' with signature gold branding. Check out the pictures below before the pack drops later this week:






Back to School - Bags

With the schools back in it's time to, if you haven't already, sort out a fresh school bag. Here at Fat Buddha we have picked out some of the best we have to offer for all styles and budgets:

Eastpak Rowlo Backpack - Into The Out Orange


From Eastpak is the Rowlo Backpack in Into the Out Orange. Able to hold up tp 24 litre capacity this backpack has a detachable padded 15" laptop sleeve inside and also features a padded back and shoulder straps for comfort. Made from Polyester the bag features leather detailing to the Eastpak brand patch and zip pulls with a leather reinforced handle and also features a rope and buckle closure for the main compartment and a zipped front pocket for secure storage. This backpack also comes with the Eastpak 30 year warranty.

Herschel Supply Co Little America - Woodland Camo



As part of Herschel Supply Co.'s spring collection 2014 is a mid volume version of a larger Little America bag. Shown in Woodland Camo option the bag is built from heavyweight cotton canvas and features full grain leather detailing in the straps and zip pulls. The bags interior houses a removable 13" fleece lined laptop sleeve and media pocket all fully lined with Herschel signature lining and features a cinch top closure system. The Little America backpacks exterior has a secure zipped front pocket complete with Herschel patch logo.

Nike SB RPM Backpack - Black

 

Shown in Black colour option is the RPM Backpack from Nike SB. Featuring a large main compartment which can take several A4 folders, exterior secure zip pockets and exterior zipped laptop storage gives space for all your bits. The bag also features curved padded shoulder straps for comfort and adjustable straps to the front for carrying your board.

Nixon Waterlock Backpack II - Red


Made with 1200D Rip Stop fabric at the front and bottom for greater protection and resistance to scuffs, Nixon have used a large volume main compartment with cinch and double snap buckle closure, padded side entry laptop pouches and two side zipper pockets, small media port and smaller micro suede pocket. Along with this Nixon include skate straps, padded back panel and shoulder straps.


Lars-Göran by Sandqvist is a heavy duty Cordura Nylon constructed backpack, it has natural leather straps and details, two zipped side pockets and a large main compartment with a drawstring and flap closure. Sandqvist have also included a padded laptop sleeve and a woven patch logo at the front.

All the above bags are available instore and online at Fat Buddha or take a look at our full bag selection here.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Dropping Tomorrow

We are excited to announce two great drops tomorrow in the form of the Bodega x Saucony Elite "Polka Dot" Pack and the WHIZ LIMITED x mita sneakers x PUMA Trinomic XT2. Check out pictures and information on them below:

WHIZ LIMITED x mita sneakers x PUMA Trinomic XT2:

The shoe is a solid collaboration from three sneaker greats PUMA, Japanese brand WHIZ LIMITED and Japanese sneaker store mita sneakers on Puma's long standing XT2 Trinomic silhouette. The colourway is inspired by WHIZ's S/S2014 collection with red and blue pops of colour in a subtle transitional effect on the mostly black upper. The shoe features mesh upper and suede overlays giving the shoe a great premium shape. The branding of the three collaborators is also on the insole.





 Bodega x Saucony Elite "Polka Dot" Pack:

The other great collab dropping tomorrow comes from Boston-based brand Bodega and Saucony. The two shoes in the pack consist of Saucony's GRID 9000 and  G9 Shadow 6000 silhouettes with a polka dot motif around nylon and suede uppers. A bold colour palette features combinations of red, blue, beige, purple and black.









We expect both sneakers to sell out instore on Saturday so don't miss your opportunity to pick up a pair.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Jason Markk Shoe Cleaner


We are stocking the full set of products from premium shoe cleaning brand Jason Markk, from wipes to brushes.

Check out our previous blog post on keeping sneakers fresh and see these tips and how to videos for Jason Markk below and you can keep your trainers looking fly forever.

Directions:
1. Dip brush into bowl of water
2. Apply liberal anount of solution to brush
3. Dip brush back into bowl of water
4. Scrub shoes creating foaming action.
5. Wipe clean with cloth or towel, repeat steps 1-5 as needed

Leather:

video

Suede/Nunuck:


video

Using Quick Wipes:

video

Jason Markk products are available online or instore at Fat Buddha.

Monday, 18 August 2014

NEIGHBOURHOOD X Carhartt WIP Lookbook

The hotly anticipated collab between streetwear staples NEIGHBOURHOOD and Carhartt WIP will be dropping at the beginning of September so take a sneak peek of the lookbook images and preview video for this collection here:









Thursday, 7 August 2014

Going Out: Solid Gold Safari - Country House Weekend II


From the 8th of August to the 10th of August at a secret Scottish location Solid Gold Safari returns with their Country House Weekend II.

Anyone who experienced it last year will tell you about the great music and atmosphere on offer, well this year will be no different with even more quality acts playing. There will be two stages one indoor and one outdoor but covered, so no need to worry about the weather, with both stages alternately on for 12 hours at a time.

Take a look at the stellar line up below:

Fudge Fingas,
Auntie Flo live,
House Of Traps,
Dixon Avenue Basement Jams,
Linkwood, Telford,
Melting Pot, 
Cottam, 
Pro Vinylist Karim, 
Bobby Cleaver & Nok La Rok, 
David Barbarossa,
Andi Hanley,
Jelly Roll Soul,
Samantha Bagg,
Kev Stevens and Craig Moog,
Jamie Thomson,
Lee Marvin and Jimmy Jammin Thomas,
Jazz Spastiks,
DJ Dribbler & The Earl,
Wrong Island,
Lets Go Back,
Way Back,
Wilba,

The general admission is £60 with a £10 fee for camping for Friday and Saturday night. The maximum capacity is 250 so don't miss your chance!



Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Brand Profile - G-Shock


We stock a massive and varied selection of G-Shock watches so we thought we would let you know a little bit more about the brand.

G-Shock are made by Casio and were originally designed for sportsmen and professionals who required a high quality durable watch that would survive all environments and as such all G-Shocks are durable and waterproof. The first G-Shock was launched in 1983 designed by Casio engineer Kikuo Ibe who tested the watch to the very limits and created the high resilient designs we see today. Featuring ten protective layers which protect from shock, harm and water damage the outer layer is made up of rubber to protect the steal uppers from scratch.

G-Shock are constantly launching new models as well as updating existing ones, you just need to look at the ubiquitous popularity of G-Shock's baby G in the 90s to see the enduring popularity of there new designs. Working off the durable designs G-Shock have evolved into lots of different styles and colours with the new black/gold combination being particularly popular. We stock a massive range of styles, price ranges and colours so take the time to look through them and you are sure to find one for you.

Take a look in store for yourself or check out our collection online here.

G-Shock GD-X6900FB-1ER Watch - Black

 G-Shock GA-110GW-7AER Watch - White
G-Shock GA-110GW-7AER Watch - White

G-Shock DW-6900CB-8ER - Silver

G-Shock DW-6900SC-4ER Watch - Orange/Blue

Monday, 4 August 2014

Wood Wood - Autumn/Winter 2014 'Heroes' Collection


Swedish brand Wood Wood was established in 2002 by co-founders Karl-Oskar Olsen and Brian SS Jensen. The pair grew up with the graffiti and street culture of the late 80's - 90's which serves as inspiration for the brands signature style which manages to seamlessly blend style and functionality.

The latest collection, the Autumn/Winter 2014 'Heroes' collection, from Wood Wood sticks to this motif and is inspired by the 1961 British/American war film 'Guns of Navarone' along with the movies from that era, the war movies of the 50s and 60s. The uniforms and make do and mend ethos of the era inspire the collection which sees classic silhouettes and styles mixed with modern materials. The colours are muted in keeping with the military theme and the collection features lots of taping, sealed seams and performance inspired detailing.

Take a look at the lookbook images below:


























The collection will be dropping in store this week and will follow online shortly after.