Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Commonwealth - Eating Out

With the commonwealth officially kicking off today we have selected some of our favourite Glasgow eateries for you to enjoy over the next two weeks. While there are loads of great and different places to eat in Glasgow we have made a small section of some of the ones we hope to enjoy over the Commonwealth.

Bread Meats Bread:

With more and more great burger places opening up just now it's hard to choose a favourite but in walking distance of us is the great Bread Meats Bread. Along with your classic burgers you can also get current favourites like pulled pork and gourmet hotdogs along with brilliant sweet fries, all at pretty affordable prices. The place is always packed so you should make use of the lunchtime takeaway menu which consists of all meals with fries for £6 or £7, 12-3pm, Mon-Thu.

Address: 104 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5UB
Main menu pictures below: 

The Fish Plaice:

Another place we are looking forward to eating is the pop-up bar and kitchen from renowned Glasgow fishmongers The Fish Plaice. Open from the 18th July - 3rd of August in the courtyard of the Salt Market the menu looks ideal for anyone who loves fish. Just take a look at the food above to see what we're looking forward too.

Address: 1 St Andrews Street, Glasgow G1 5PB 
Main menu pictures below: 


Just opened and also in walking distance of us is new kid on the block, Mexican restaurant Topolabamba. Glasgow can't seem to get enough of burgers and Mexican food right now and Topolobamba has a great menu offering streetfood and sharing platters more close to traditional Mexican food than you will find anywhere else.

Address: 89 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5TF 
See menu here.


Formerly The Ivy, Distill is a bar and restaurant which in addition to running great nights and serving quality cocktails also offers great food. The menu is relatively simple but the food is top quality and rivals some of the far more expensive restaurants in the West End with a much better atmosphere. They also offer a great lunch menu which is 2 for £10.

Address: 1102 - 1106 Argylle Street, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 7RX 
See menu here.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Going out - Fish Plaice Pop Up Seafood Kitchen & Bar

Starting last weekend for the commonwealth Glasgow's renowned fishmogers The Fish Plaice have opened up a pop up kitchen & bar in the courtyard of the Glasgow Saltmarket which will be open between the 18th July - 3rd August 2014. 

The opening party will take place this Thursday between 6pm - Midnight and will feature live acts & DJ's in addition to great food. Check out the Faceboook event here.

If you can't make it down for the opening party make sure you make it down for the short time its open as the food is not to be missed. Check out the food & drinks menus below for what to expect: 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Carhartt WIP Autumn/Winter 2014

Take a sneak preview of what to expect from Carhartt WIP's Autumn/Winter collection for 2014. Inspired by their original workwear roots the collection features reworked classics, heavy use of camos and colours ranging from deep navy to warm Tuscany red. 

Keep your eyes peeled as the Autumn/Winter collection will be dropping instore shortly.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Going Out - Subculture presents Jasper James

Out this weekend? Then get yourself down to Glasgow institution Subclub for Subculture presents Jasper James.

Keeping it in the family residents Harri & Domenic are joined by Harri's son Jasper James right the way through to 4:00AM. Jasper has already been carving out a name for himself playing everywhere from London to Ibiza. If you haven't heard Jasper for yourself you can check out his mix on Soundcloud here.

You can get your advanced tickets here or try your hand at Sub Club's caption competition here for a chance to win a guestlist +1 and an exclusive copy Jasper's recent Optimo Traxx release.

Advanced tickets are £8 with the doors opening tomorrow at 23:00pm.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Smart Shoes

Fat Buddha isn't all about the freshest sneakers we also offer a wide range of smart shoes aswell, from brogues to boots. So in order to keep you looking sharp we have selected some of our favourite brands for smart shoes.

Clarks Originals: 
Let's start with the basics as every dapper gent should own a pair of Clarks, either their classics boat shoes, loafers and boots. We stock favourites including the Desert Boot, the Wallabee and the Desert London in loads of different colours and materials so there is a shoe for every style and occasion. 

Hertiage brand Loake is the go to for quality British shoes with the craftmanship showing in their brogues, boots and boat shoes. Each shoe has top quality leathers inside and out, goodyear welted victory rubber soles and last-penine / g-fitting.

Loake Wharfdale - Brown

Palladium lies somewhere between smart and casual making it idle for someone who needs a smart shoe but wants to get lots of wear out of them. The shoes come in loads of different styles, colours and materials.

Palladium Slim Chukka Leather - Moon Rock
Another great British heritage shoe brand Sanders and with over a 100 years experience you can see the craftsmanship in the quality of their shoes. We stock brogues and shoes in top quality suede and supple leathers with the brogues also featuring goodyear welted crepe sole making them a real good investment. 

Sanders Alfie - Teak Brown
Get all your sharp smart shoes online and instore at Fat Buddha. 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Best White Summer Sneakers

With summer upon us it's time to let your weather worries go and get out your white trainers as they never look better than in the sun. Getting in the spirit we have made a list of some of our favourite white shoes for the summer months.

A classic white shoe in the form of the Adidas Originals Beckenbauer in a White/Royal colourway. Originally launched in 1982 it was designed as a training shoe for Franz Beckenbauer and in recognition of this features a gold portrait of him on the tongue along with suede and leather uppers and the classic three stripe branding.

We can't do a list about white trainers without mentioning the essential Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. With its block white colourway, classic converse silhouette and lightweight canvas material making it a summer staple.

From the Puma 'Cream' pack comes the Blaze of Glory in a solid white colourway. The all-white mesh uppers are complemented with stone coloured panelling and contrasted with fuchsia pink accents. The shoe also features Puma's trinomic technology in the sole and premium leather panelling.

A  perfect shape for anyone who likes a crisp white tennis shoe, the Superga Cotu Classic comes in lightweight canvas material, has a vulcanised sole and is machine washable ensuring that it will stay white all summer.

This Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski in its all white block colourway looks sharp as hell and features suede uppers, vulcunised outsole and tonal leather piping. Anyone who is a fan of the Janoski shape should love this sharp mono colourway.

All shoes are available online and instore at Fat Buddha 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Festival/Camping Essentials

Summer is here which means it's also festival/camping time and we've made it easy for to get kitted out with all your essentials in one stop at Fat Buddha.

The first thing you'll need is a sturdy and easy to carry backpack. We stock a wide range of styles and colours for anything you may need from the classics like East Pack to the stylish Sandqvist. You can get your backpacks instore or online here.

Another essential. It probably wont be sunny enough for sunglasses but after two days camping it's an easy way to look sharp and less grim. We stock Ray-Bans in store and they have the rare gift of making almost everyone looks better. You can get your Ray-Bans instore or online here.

Get yourself sorted with an easy to carry, foldable and lightweight Carhartt BBQ. Its easy to carry, folds into a small bag and looks sleek as hell. You can get your Carhartt BBQ instore or online here.

Camping Chair: 
Another slick bit of camping gear in the form of the Carhartt camo camping chair. With its drink holder, Carhartt detailing and carrier bag making it perfect for camping. You can get your Carhartt camping chair instore or online here.

The final bit of a essential kit from Carhartt is the Carhartt x Lowdi Bluetooth Speakers which are one of the best small speakers you can get. Great sound quality, small enough to travel with and you can sync it via bluetooth to your iPhone or Samsung mobile devices making it perfect for camping. You can get your speakers instore or online here.

If your going camping or to a festival your probably going to look and smell terrrible so embrace it, get some wet wipes and keep yourself looking as slick as possible with some Uppercut hair gel. You can get Uppercut instore or online here.

Crep Protect / Shoe Cleaner:
If you going to a festival/camping your shoes are going to get destroyed but they don't have to be. Get yourself some crepe protect before and some shoe cleaner for after and your shoes will be sorted. You can get your Crepe Protect instore or online here.

Friday, 4 July 2014

PUMA '93 OG Pack

Puma have raided the archives as they prepare to relaunch the Puma Blaze of Glory OG 93 pack featuring updated classics in the form of the Puma Trinomic Disc Blaze OG '93 and Blaze of Glory OG '93.

The originals broke ground in 93 with the trinomic cushioning system and now two decades later these classics make a return. The classic colourways feature either a white or black base accented with bright Hawaiian Ocean and Blazing Orange on the outsole, tounge and heel tab. While being released in the original colourways the shoe features updated leather mesh and nubuck materials and of course features the trinomic cushioning with OG neoprene booties.

Blaze of Glory OG 93'

Trinomic Disc Blaze OG '93

Both the Puma Trinomic Disc Blaze OG '93 and Blaze of Glory OG '93 from the pack drops instore tomorrow and will be online shortly after.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

New Brand: V/SUAL by Van Styles

The latest brand to drop instore is V/SUAL by Van Styles the LA based photographer known for his amazing streetscapes and photos of models. 

Van Styles simplistic view towards life and passion for photography have lead him to collab with some of the biggest brands in skateboarding and streetwear and has now lead him to launching his own brand V/SUAL. See Van Styles in action here:

His printed t-shirts have dropped in store celebrating the art of photography as a whole with the prints featuring images of models, landscapes and street photography.



The tee's are available instore and online now

Friday, 27 June 2014

Going Out - Leon Vynehall b2b Medlar

Going out this weekend? Get yourself down to La Cheetah tomorrow for Leon Vynehall b2b Medlar.

Only debuting in 2012 Leon Vynehall has quickly risen through the UK house ranks with his organic house sounds. His mixes on soundcloud here should give you some idea of what to expect from his mix of house, funk and clipped electronics. More twinkling house will be provided by DJ and resident WOLF music producer Medlar ensuring a quality set all night. Check out Medlar's soundcloud mixes here.

The night kicks off from 11:00pm - 3:00am tomorrow with advanced tickets £7 (resident advisor) or £8 entry on the door before midnight.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Nike Air Max 1 Essential 'Dark Dune'

Another great colorway has dropped from Nike in their Air Max 1 Essential in Dark Dune.

Coming in the classic Air Max 1 Essential silhouette the mixed colourway features a khaki base with the lower half a bright teal with further contrasting pink in the lining and outsole. The materials are a mix of mesh and suede with mesh on the toebox and ankle while the side panel and swoosh are a thick suede.

The trainer has already dropped instore and will be online shortly.

Monday, 23 June 2014

4 Steps to maintaing your beard

Beards are more popular than ever and if your lucky enough to be able to grow one we have made a 4 step guide to help you along the way. We have also pilfered some videos from the Beard Baron to make it even easier for you.

1. Get the right style
Beards suit most people unless like me your unable to grow anything more than patchy stubble. For a rounder face try to get a linear beard which will give you definition and a longer face can be balanced out with a fuller thick beard. Best thing is usually to play around with it until you find what suits.

2. Cleaning
You should treat your beard the same way you treat the hair on your head which means shampooing and conditioning it. It will keep the hair healthy and stop you from looking like a broom.

3. Beard Oil / Products 
If you want to get your beard looking extra fly you can use a beard oil which will soften up the hair. We stock D.R Harris beard oil instore.

4. Grooming
It's a lot of work and commitment to keep a full beard so make it easier for yourself by investing in a good pair of clippers or scissors. Or even better leave it to a professional and get a barber to keep your beard looking neat while you get your hair cut.

It can take three months to grow a proper beard so hopefully this guide helps you along the way. We stock a wide range of shaving and grooming products instore and online to keep your beard looking fly so get your essentials.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Nike Quickstrike - Air Flight Squad QS

Our latest drop from Nike Quickstrike is the Air Flight Squad QS in a 'white safari' and a 'black safari' colourway which will drop instore and online tomorrow.

The trainer may look like a classic but is an entirely new design although Nike lovers will recognise the Nike Air Jordan 4 sole and the heel and ankle design of the Air Flight '89. The design also features great safari print leather panels and thick tongues. In tune with the flight theme, ever pair also includes a dog tag chain.

Its getting harder to find basketball sneakers in Glasgow so we can see these being a big summer hit so get yours when it drops instore and online tomorrow.

Monday, 16 June 2014

4 Steps to keeping your trainers fresh

The sun is out which means we all want to get our finest sneakers out and look fresh but then have to deal with the inevitable fact that they will likely get destroyed within 20 minutes while avoiding anyone with a drink and clumsy feet. Well not any more, being the good guys that we are we have made an easy 4 step guide which means your shoes will never look anything less than box fresh.

1. Prevention 
With everything prevention is better than the cure and its no different with shoes. So its probably best to avoid those all white Janoskis when it's pissing it down or if your heading to some claty Glasgow club. A great product to use is Crep protect which is a spray that creates an invisible layer on your shoes which repels liquids and prevents stains. The product works on suede, nubuck, leather and canvas and is simple to use. Take a look at this video attached to see how it works:

2. Cleaning
If you are already past the point were you can protect your shoes it's time to clean them. For cleaning stains its best to use a small brush or old toothbrush along with a stain remover and warm water and rub gently then pat dry with kitchen towel and leave to dry naturally. There are loads of products available for cleaning shoes, we sell the great Angelus blue foam cleaner which removes surface dirty from all materials, alternatively you could use a bowl of warm water and washing powder. See Angelus blue foam in action here:

3. Laces 
The easiest thing to get dirty on your shoes is the laces and dirty laces make a shoe look terrible. First off try washing the laces in the washing machine and failing that buy new laces. You can get new laces cheaply from most shoe shops and you will be surprised how much difference it makes to your shoes.

4. Don't 
First thing I would say is never put your shoes in the washing machine. Ever. It seems like the easy option but will ruin the material and make them smell a weird damp smell that you can never really shift. Secondly if you are using a brush make sure you don't rub to hard, you cant get the same effect taking a little extra time and being careful. Finally I'd say to know when your beat, those greying Nike's you've clung on to for 6 years are by this point too far gone (see example below) accept it and get yourself a new pair and follow the above steps so it will never happen again.

Crepe protected and Angelus blue foam cleaner are available instore and online.