Monday, 31 January 2011

Vans!

So last week we began receiving some new styles for the store. There's still more to come, but here's a peak of what we've got so far...

First off is the classic Half Cab. A shoe we've done before at Fat Buddha, but not in this new colourway -


Also known as the "Style 33", the was Steve Cabellero's signature shoe, originally released by Vans in 1991.  Considered to be one of the most legendary skate shoes of all time, the Half Cab is worn by an entire generation of pros who redefined street skating.

These are available online HERE!

Next up is the 106 Vulcanised, a newbee to the Fat Buddha Family!
In all black suede with the classic waffle sole, this shoe is not only a skate classic that dates back to 1966 and the beginning of Vans time but in this colourway it is also super versitile, being able to dress up or dress down - a staple pair of vans for your collection. Available here!

And last, but not least, is an old favourite - the slip on.



 Released in 1979, this shoe (known as the #44) was released, and with the help of skateboarders and BMX riders the Vans Slip-On became all the rage in Southern California and remains to this day one of the most popular vans styles of all time!

Keep those eyes peeled for even more new additions coming soon!!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Last Day


So the time has finally come... After nearly 4 years of working in Fat Buddha I must leave to chase my dream of becoming a photographer. I will still be working there, doing website photography and helping out but I will no longer be working in the shop. Sad times... Met tonnes of cool people, a few famous people and even made a few good new friends so thank you all for the banter and the good times! I also learned 1 important lesson... Graffiti is cool




If you are about Glasgow today come and say hello or goodbye and if not and you want to keep in touch I use Flickr, Twitter and Facebook and all the rest of them. So please visit my website, there are tabs to them all on the main page and add me as you see fit. Also expect to see me randomly blogging on the Fat Buddha blog still with my injections of geeky nonsense.

So I will simply say...



... And leave you with The Last Song...



David
Fat Buddha Store 2007-2011

Original Sin

So I went home last night to find the latest issue of Front Magazine, the best magazine out there at the moment, lying on my floor waiting for me. I had a wee quick glance through and noticed they had featured the Amos toys that we sell in Fat Buddha! So that got me paying more attention to the pages that didn't have naked girls on them and I came across an exclusive...


The Cult of Original Sin - A new clothing line that has just launched by amazing UK artist Godmachine. Here is his 'about me' statement... I can't re-write it without loosing something...


"So the story goes, it all started with sin and it’s been a slippery slope ever since… thank fuck for that, because we were born bad and life would be nothing without it.

Original Sin is about more than style and fashion, we’ve got strong ideas about living, loving and the many different roads to fulfillment-it’s a philosophy, our way of life. We draw inspiration from every from every darkened corner of this world and find beauty in the most unlikely places. We take gratification in the random madness of modern living and are constantly moved by the amazing things people are capable of."

It certainly shows in his artwork which is very dark and utterly fantastic! He has collaborated with everyone pretty much, including Adidas, Mishka, The Hundreds, Disturbia and Tony Hawks Skateboards. Not to mention having designed a million T-shirts for bands such as Bullet for my Valentine, Lamb of God, Enter Shikari, Bring Me The Horizon and A Day to Remember. Instead of praising him on and on. I'll just let you see some of it: -

  
So now he has his on clothing range which is sure to melt brains so check it out on his website here. The blog is also quite good but there is only a few posts as the website is brand new! I also see from his blog that they will be down at the Brighton Tattoo Convention as part of the The Dead Sea Mob so maybe Fraser will come back with stories of actually meeting him. If you want to say hello or find out more why not follow us both on Twitter? Here is Fat Buddhas and here is Original Sins.


David

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Krink tttoo

Whilst browsing twitter the other day, I found this completely horrendous 'tattoo' if you'd even call it that, of a big Krink Marker.





Words fail me when it comes to bad tattoos, if you're such a big Krink fan mate, check out our huge Krink range online now:

Who York?

Zoo York that's who!



Last week I done a wee feature on one of my favourite brands, The Hundreds. This week it's my second favourite brand we sell in Fat Buddha, Zoo York.

Beginning in the 70's in the 'Undesputed center of the universe', New York City by a tight crew of progressive minds with creative energy started the name. The original artists built a thriving scene of graffiti, skateboarding, banging tunes and complete originality. By the 80's Zoo York was symbolizing NYCs underground artists, b-boys, skateboarders and all the similar off-shoots.
In 1993, OG skateboarders Rodney Smith, Eli Morgan Gessner and Adam Schatz teamed up to found the East Coast's first true skateboarding-inspired lifestyle brand, Zoo York. Created to be dark and gritty, like New York City they created culturally relevant products from skateboarding, hip hop and graffiti scenes. Designed to withstand the city's rugged terrain Zoo York grew into a fully fledged streetwear collection.

Today, Zoo York is a highly evolved, globally recognized brand with unbreakable East Coast attitude and dialect. Continuing to be heavily influenced by skateboarding, hip-hop, graffiti and everything in between. They are also still backed by the 'Zoo Crew' featuring artists, musicians, designers, new and old skateboarders as well as some of the biggest names in BMX and surf industries.

The Zoo York Blog features skateboarding very heavily so make sure you check it out if you are into skating. Full of cool little features. I also found some VERY cool decks that they have made as well as some awesome trainers!


We do stock a load of Zoo York clothing, mainly T-shirts here in Fat Buddha too...


Lastly I found a couple of excellent Zoo York video's. The BMX race featuring the epic BMW jump and the horribly brilliant, throwing Zoo York logo tagged cockroaches on passers by... Amazing.





David

Friday, 28 January 2011

We are MOVING


Thats us almost 5 years in our Bath Street store and guess what we have outgrown it, its time we grow up and get a bigger place.

28th of April we pick up the keys to our new store, 73 St Vincent Street, we will be open for the 6th of May, trading over 2.5 floors. 

Mez level will be the book & toy shop, we will display properly our bearbrick collection (do you know we have the biggest bearbrick range in all of EUROPE), the book section will double in size from what it is now and we will be the biggest Taschen stockist in Scotland.

Ground Floor will be Clothing, Footwear & Accessories, fearuring Shop in Shop from Carhartt, Vans & Eastpak, look out for an expanded range of Nixon, New Era.  New brands we will add will be Rayban, Loakes, Puma, Converse, Undefeated, Huf & Mishka.

Basement will be the Art store, paint supplies (biggest range in the city), an expanded sketch pad range and this section will grow.


So there you have it, May is the month, we will still be keeping the Bath street store, which will become a homewares/gift style store, so  keep checking up on us.

Leslie

Tattoo.


Tomorrow I go down south to the annual Brighton Tattoo Convention. Working non-stop i'm really looking forward to it. The event is usually a good laugh whether you're getting tattooed or not, and one of my best mates owns his own shop so it will be good to go see him.


If you're even a casual fan of tattoos you should get yourself this book from Taschen:






The book covers all sorts of styles and has big photo examples of many greats in the fields work.

Available instore now for £8.99



Fraser.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

New Music.






A few new albums I've been listening to in the shop recently.
Iron and Wine, Sleigh Bells, and The Naked and Famous.


Fraser.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Cement.

Following on from the other day, we now take a closer look into the retro version of Jordan Brand’s iconic Air Jordan 3 in the highly popular white/cement grey colorway. Released on Saturday, the shoes kick off another year of sought-after retro designs with this drop anchoring the month of January 2011. This edition also welcomes the return of Jordan’s elephant print box.







And for those Jordan purists out there we still have a few select sizes of the Jordan VI Oreo Pack, Jordan VI Varsity Reds and Spizikes.


Fraser.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Black Fly x Risk x Smash 137 Mural


This video captures a three-way collaborative mural, painted in Miami for the most recent “Art Basel” art fair. Filmed by and created for Black Fly, the artwork was created by graffiti artists Risk and Smash 137. Originally dubbed Can Massacre by Smash due to the fact that cans were brutally cut to make the work, you will see the way in which paint flew freely across the piece to produce a carefree image, inspired by the attitudes of the artists.
Director: Willie Toledo



BLACK FLY X RISK X SMASH 137 X MIAMI from Willie Toledo on Vimeo.


Fraser.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Fat Buddha Website, NEW Release


Today, we released version 6 of the Fat Buddha Store website, bit cleaner, colours toned down and better use of socila icons.

View the site HERE.

Ritual.



Here at the shop, I Absolutely cannot get enough of the new White Lies album Ritual which came out last week!
Nowhere near as good as the first White Lies album - 'To Lose My Life' which was released in 2008, its still a banger none the less!

Check out the video for the first single from the album, Bigger Than Us, below:




Fraser.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Hundreds About The Hundreds

 

The Hundreds has always been one of my favourite brands in Fat Buddha. So today I went on a little mission to find out more about them. Till now I just thought they wear a company that makes amazing Tshirts but I was wrong... They go far deeper than that!

The Hundreds was founded in 2003 by Ben and Bowasbby Hundreds as a clothing line and online-magazine incorporating the trademark attitude and personal perspective they have on street culture. The Hundreds apparel is inspired by US lifestyle and culture, predominantly the Los Angeles and Californa states. With a heavy focus on Southern California’s skateboarding, surf, punk, and hip-hop cultures. The designs are also reminiscent of 1980s surf-culture t-shirts, independent skateboard company apparel of the 1990s, and the advent of “streetwear” at the end of the millennium. The line is comprised mainly of graphic t-shirts, denim, wovens, fleece, outerwear, headwear and accessories. Then in 2008, The Hundreds branched out and launched a range of shoes called The Hundreds Footware. Finally, in 2009, they introduced The Hundreds Eyeware.


The Hundreds also has collaborated on a number of projects with globally recognized brands such as Disney, SE BMX, DeLorean Motor Co., Forum Snowboards, Casio G-Shock, eS, Gravis and Medicom, As well as a number of individual artists and designers such as David Choe, Jun Cha, Tofer, Robbie Conal, Angelyne, H2O, Kurupt, Craola, Avail and Usugrow.




The Hundreds website is also a great blog! Check it out, it's full of cool videos, art and photography. They also have a few sub-blogs available down the right side of the page. Everyone knows I am into photography and they have one of the best photography blogs I have found in ages, ynot. Make sure to give that a good flick through, it is great!

Wait... Is that Usher on the NY storecam?!


I had a wee look through google and found a couple of cool The Hundreds images for you!




Lastly, I wanted to pick out a few of my favourite The Hundreds products that we sell here at Fat Buddha.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

David