Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Hundreds

February has been a busy month for us here at Fat Buddha as we have been treated to constant deliveries from all of our favourite brands for Spring/Summer 2012.  One of which has been the latest offering from The Hundreds and as per they have not disappointed.

Here's a little look at some of the pieces -

 The Hundreds Royal Shirt - This is a really smart long sleeved shirt in blue featuring a front pocket with contrast bar logo and detail stitching on the back that give it that "Hundreds" edge.

The Hundreds Kenai - This is a cut and sewn piece with custom stripes and a chest pocket with Adam Bomb logo - BOOM!
The Hundreds Peak 5 Panel - Spring/Summer is all about the 5 panels and The Hundreds have given us this smart hat with a simple motif logo on the front, an instant classic.

Check out The Hundreds on our website here and for updates on more stock check out our Facebook.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Music Monday

On Sunday night a couple of us from the store headed out to the Arches to catch SBTRKT's sold out show on their live UK tour.  SBTRKT is a UK based producer/DJ who's self titled album was a real favourite last year.  When performing live as SBTRKT he is joined by singer/producer/collaborator/ band mate Sampha.

The elusive producer who went for a good while without anyone finding out who he was due to his SBTRKT moniker and the fact that he always wears special made tribal masks to cover his face.  The reason for this being that he feels he would rather use anonyimity to let the music do the talking rather than himself as a person.

The live show consists of them playing a whole host of different instruments from acoustic drums, drum pads, sequencers, keyboards and live singing.    I caught the show in Manchesterlast year just as his debut album was released so it was nice to see how their live show had progressed.  It was a really top night and they didn't disappoint.

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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Hottie of the Week! - Prince

This is a very special edition of Hottie of the Week as we are doing things a little different from usual and showing some praise to a guy.  And the only guy deserving the title of Hottie of the Week is the purple one, Prince.

The sexiest man in music nuff said.

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Friday, 24 February 2012

Diamonds are Forever - Diamond Supply Co

Diamonds are indeed forever, and Diamond Supply Co continue to amaze with their great selection of Snapback hats. Spring 2012 is going to be a great season, and these Diamond Supply Co Snapbacks are no different, keep checking hte website www.fatbuddhastore.com for all the new releases.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Carhartt Holbrook Sweat

Here, we go, the Carhartt Holbrook Sweat in Red, this sweat is now a key piece in the Carhartt range and spring is still quite chilly, so, its time for sweats.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Brands at Fat Buddha Store

Over here at Fat Buddha store we're very excited to welcome some new brands which will be joining us instore and online throughout the course of the year. From streetwear brands such as Mishka NYC to Scandanavian beauty's such as Woodwood & Baldr Collective, not missing out on footwear either with New Balance and the lovely crafted Sanders shoes's joining the fold, and if that wasn't enough, we have the outstanding handmade accessories brand P.A.P and stunning stationery masters Madori to follow. You can check out the brand list below.

We hope you guy's are excited as we are 2012 is shaping up to be a good one.....


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Fat Buddha Store - Sketch Battle 4 'Gorillaz'

Converse X Gorillaz are releasing some limited shoes to celebrate the launch of some new shit from the guys at Gorillaz.

We were needing a theme for the 4th sketch battle, so for you, our great reader heres a great competition to enter, the theme is 'Gorillaz', you can interpret it however you wish, just come up with a great sketch, email it to leslie(at)fatbuddhastore.com by the 4th of March to enter.

All entries will be posted up on the monday on our facebook page www.fatbuddhastore.com/fatbuddhastore for 1 week, everyone votes and the winner gets lots of prizes.  The last sketch battle had over 3,300 votes cast.

So you need to be in it to win it, enter the competition, do something you enjoy, GO FOR IT.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Music Monday

In 2010 the London record shop and now Label Honest Jon's, known for specialising in reggae, jazz and soul music since 1974,  put out the fanastic African dance music compilation Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa.  A compilation of African dance music called Shangaan that was well received by the Global dance culture, by those that heard it.

Over the past year Honest Jon's have released  a series of 12" revisions of the Shangann Electro tracks.  Consisting of different artists remixes of the original Shangaan Electro tracks.  The final installment to be released was MMM and Old Apparatus meet Tsehsa boys.

A final compilation set for the series is set for release on 27 February featuring all of the revisions together on in one 2 x CD format.  Some of the artists featured are Oni Ayhun, Ricardo Villalobos, Actress, Hype Williams plus many more.  The compilation is called Shangaan shake and I am mad excited about it.

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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Hottie of the Week! - Elisha Cuthbert

This week the Hottie title goes to Canadian born actress Elisha Cuthbert.  She has starred in a range of movies including Old School and The Girl Next Door.  But nowadays she is probably most well known for her role alongside Kiefer Sutherland as Kim Bauer in the long running action series 24.

She currently stars in the ABC series Happy Endings which, now in its second series, is doing really well and has some comparisons to a new more up to date Friends.  It's pretty funny too.

Here's to you Elisha Cuthbert.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Fat Buddha Store is growing, come join us !!!!!

Fat Buddha is Hiring
Last year has seen Fat Buddha Store experience a great deal of growth on our online business, we also launched a 2nd website and this performs above our expectations.
In light of this we now wish to take on a dedicated Website Sales Assistant to work 3-5 days a week.

Duties will include:
·      Downloading and fraud checking Internet orders.
·      Taking telephone orders.
·      Packing up and dispatching Internet orders (including Amazon & EBay).
·      Dealing with customer returns.
·      Listing products our websites, Amazon & EBay.
·      Maintaining stock accuracy and updating the EPOS system.
The role will also involve:
·      Booking in deliveries and updating websites with sizes.
·      Working on our social media sites and following protocols.
·      Maintaining standards in the art dept.
·      Working on the sales floor to cover breaks & holidays.
The successful candidate will be extremely computer literate; will have a profound knowledge of social media and its benefits. You should have a mature outlook and have some life experience as this role requires a great deal of common sense.
Will be experienced in online shopping and able to contribute to the development of our online presence. 
A knowledge of photoshop is an advantage and an understanding of SEO and its benefits to run a successful website
This is not a role for someone requiring a lot of training, the role involves you working on your own a lot of the time and you will be expected to arrive to work on your first day with all the skills and experience required to carry out the job.
To apply you should send your CV to leslie@fatbuddhastore.com with the subject heading ‘Website Vacancy’, you should attach a covering letter that explains what you can offer Fat Buddha Store and why you should be selected for interview.

The closing date for applications is 23rd of February.

The End Book - Back in Stock

The End Book is back in stock, having sold out the first time, we have it back, its a great read and in its day was the bollocks, you can but it HERE.

Jesus this has taken a long time. 20 years in fact. If you've never seen The End now's your chance to find out about a unique chapter in British publishing history. Long before casual was ever really recognised as a youth cult a group of Liverpudlians created a home-made fanzine capturing life on the streets of their city, the local music and political scenes, and not forgetting the terraces. It was very funny, very roughly laid out and very popular. Its greatest champion was John Peel who would regularly name check the magazine on his Radio One show and also invited the editors onto national television to discuss their cult fanzine.

Hardcore  fans of The End  have been badgering the former editors to bring out a best of for decades. Now Sabotage Times and adidas have come together to help them finally produce one volume with every issue in it. The book will include every Ins and Outs list, every music interview, every letters page, every one of the classic End illustrations and interviews with Billy Bragg and The Clash amongst many others. In addition to all 20 issues there'll also be a new Ins & Outs list, the memories of the three editors, and various other articles from contributors and admirers.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Fat Buddha - Sketch Battle 3 - The Winners

The winner of the Fat Buddha Sketch Battle - No3 was Liz Willoughby, who amassed over 1,000 votes,  great entry and a deserved winner. Nice big prize for Liz.

A VERY VERY close 2nd was this great entry by Ayin Gurling, they were neck and neck for the whole week, and Ayin is going to get a special Runners up prize.

Gary Cassidy came in 3rd place and this one is pretty cool.

Kerrigan Renniegade came in 4th with this zombie inspired lovefest.

Andrew Ferguson was the last winner with this great entry (my favourite) great picture.

So there you go 1 winner and 4 great runners up, a massive thanks to all the people who entered the competition, and a massive Hi-5 for all the people who voted, so far we have had over 3,300 votes, so big Hi-5.

The next theme will be announced end of this week, next competition starts in a month.