Thursday, 31 May 2012

Vans - Amazing iPhone Case

Here we have a lil cracker for you, these are due into us next month, iPhone cases with the classic rubber sole, these li'l crackerss will keep your iPhone in tip top shape for years to come, view our full range of Vans HERE.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

West End Festival 2012

One of Glasgow's biggest festivals returns again this year, from Friday the 1st June to Sunday 24th June the party begins for the West End Festival 2012. A festival that started out small in 1996 has now grown to major festival, much of it self produced by the talented and creative individuals that live in Glasgow.

The event which started off as a one week affair which featured a small theatre event and paintings on railings amongst other things has steadily grown into quite the festival. Now running over three weeks and with a huge variety of events on offer, last year boasted over 650 including a series of 23 music chamber concerts. What's more many of them are free.

This years event looks to be bigger than ever featuring a whole array of different events to choose from. Including music from the likes of James Grant, Glasgow's electronic street party The Electric Frog, Comedy from the Stand, Theatre showcases plus much much more. There really is something for everyone. Download the full brochure from the festival website here.

Crooks & Castles

Another brand that has just landed at Fat Buddha Store are US streetwear giants Crooks & Castles. The brand began life back in 2002 by Dennis Calvero and Robert Panlilio to bring a different element to the realm of streetwear. Now in 2012 the brand is as big as ever. The brands Air Gun print has become an icon image for the label, and still remains a constant best seller. The print is shown below.
There is also a small promo video for French Montana for Crooks & Castles below which goes behind the scenes.

We look forward to seeing the brand do well at Fat Buddha Store, and are glad to welcome them onboard.


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Mishka Spring Summer Lookbook 2012

Last week we saw one of our favourite brands Mishka from New York release their Spring Summer 2012 Lookbook. It had the same theme we've seen pop up previously from Mishka, discovering a cool destination and getting the best rappes doin their thang in Mishka gear.

The destination for this lookbook was San Francisco featuring the likes of Main Attrakionz, Chippy Nonstop, Antwon and much more. Photographed by Chris Brennan. Peep the full lookbook here.

We cant wait to get some of the New Mishka in stock, check out what we have in store and online now.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Music Monday - Blink 182

Today is my first Monday shift in what feels like forever. I've noticed that Monday's blog posts are usually reserved for Music Monday and today will be no different in that respect. However it will be different in the respect that today will be all about my favourite band Blink 182.
For me hearing blink-182 changed everything about me, it changed my musical taste, the clothes I wore and the friends I had. I think for a lot of people my age they done the same. The band started out as a 3 piece in California with original drummer Scott Raynor. They released two albums (Cheshire Cat and Dude Ranch) and a few EP's (Flyswatter and Buddha) with Scott. Their big break came when the recorded their first album wit current drummer Travis Barker. Enema of the State changed how the band were perceived and burst into the mainstream.

The band were best friends who loved making music as could be seen from Mark Hoppus' and Tom DeLonges' stage presence and constant jokes. The went on to release a few more major albums before they went on an indefinite hiatus.
A air plane crash that nearly cost Travis his life brought the band back together and since their hiatus have released another album. As the band mature and age so does their musical style. I for one still love them to this day and I'm proud to say that without blink-182 I would not have anywhere near the musical taste or lifestyle I do today.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Hottie of The Week! - Miranda Kerr

This week we crown Australian model Miranda Kerr as our hottie. Miranda Kerr is best known as being one of the world famous Victoria's Secret models, the first Australian in fact.

She has also had modelling work with the likes of Maybelline and Australian surf brands such as Billabong and Roxy.

She is married to British actor and star of the Lord of The Rings Trilogy Orlando Bloom.

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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Only NY

A new delivery from one of our favourite brands Only NY has just arrived through the door at Fat Buddha Store. The independant label began life in the westside of Manhattan in 1997.  By combining  innovative design with a love of graffiti and street culture Only NY was born. Now 15 years later the brand and identity are stronger than ever, with items selling out in no time. We have stocked and been behind the brand for years now at Fat Buddha and always look forward to a new drop arriving instore. Their collection for Spring/Summer 2012 features Tee's, Sweats, Snapbacks and a nice colourful selection of 5 Panel hats. Some of the new collection is shown below.

All of the items shown above and lots, lots more from Only NY are available instore and online now at Fat Buddha Store. You can check it out here.


Friday, 25 May 2012

Going out - Highlife 2nd Birthday

This month saw friend of the store Auntie Flo release his debut album Future Rhythm Machine.  Auntie Flo is a Glasgow based producer/DJ who holds residencies at Glasgow's Sub Club with Highlife and London's Plastic People with Huntleys and Palmers.  Auntie Flo is a real talent to look out for in 2012 and we are very excited for the release of his debut album Future Rhythm Machine.This year is really looking to be a good one for him and we recommend if you get the chance to go and catch him, he will be playing at several festivals throughout the summer from Lovebox in London to Dimensions Festival in Croatia.

This Sunday Highlife will be taking over the Subclub once more to celebrate their second birthday this time with a special Afro Noise theme. Joining Auntie Flo and Esa in the celebrations will be William Bennet with his Cut Hands project. Cut Hands creates a unique sound unlike any you have ever heard beforeusing original African percussion instruments as the source. According to the event page it may "make you feel physically sick, it will probably make you feel alive and it will almost certainly be like nothing you've heard before" sounds exciting!

 There will also be cake, so get down and celebrate Highlife style. Standard.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Bring The Heat

Over her in Glasgow we're getting some serious hot sunny weather and hope it continues. To keep you fresh and looking sharp we have a great selection of shorts over here at Fat Buddha Store from  great brands such as Carhartt, Obey, Wesc, Addict, etc. You can check out a selection from some of the brands below.
 Carhatt - Unit Bermuda - Gibson Check Pistache
Carhartt - Cargo Bermuda - Camo
Obey - Truman Shorts - Khaki
Addict - Chino Short - Oxford Pin
Addict - Patrol Shorts - Oxblood

Wesc - Conway Shorts - Botanical Green

All of the styles shown above and many, many more colourways and options are available instore and online at Fat Buddha Store now. You can check it out here. Enjoy the sunshine....


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Summer Festivals

As the sun has decided to come out for a bit over here in Scotland it has really started getting us hyped about the up and coming summer festival season. It's only about two weeks till Scotland plays host to it's first festival Rockness! This being the case we thought we would look into a few other festivals held further afield that we are pretty hyped about.

1. Sonar - Barcelona 14th, 15th and 16th June - Since 1994 Sonar has been celebrating advanced music and media throughout various venues in Barcelona. It is a real pioneering festival with an artistic programme that is divided between activities at Sonar by Day which showcases new talent and live shows and Sonar by Night which presents the headline artists. Sonar by Day is held right in the centre of Barcelona while Sonar by Night is held on the outskirts in a massive airport hangover. Having been there myself I can confidently say it was one of the best festival experiences of my life, and its full of Glaswegians. This year some of the acts include New Order, Richie Hawtin,  James Murphy plus many many more. During Sonar Barcelona is party central with different parties put on all over the place such as the Mobilee rooftop -

2. Bloc - London 6th and 7th July - Now in its sixth year, Bloc a festival with a dedication to electronic music will be held in a new venue at London Pleasure Gardens. It was originally held at Butlin's Holiday resort in Minehead. This years festival looks bigger than ever as they are also using the MS Stubniz as a venue. The Motor Ship Stubniz is a deep sea fishing vessel that belonged to the German Democratic Republic before the collapse of communism. It was been transformed by a group of forward thinking artists into a moving platform for the sonic and visual arts, perfect for Bloc. The line up includes Snoop Doff, Gary Numan, Villalobos plus many more.

3. Dimensions - Croatia 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th September - Dimensions is a brand new festival created by the same team behind Croatia's Outlook festival. It is an underground music festival held in the iconic Fort Punta Christo, it also boasts boat and beach parties. In the beautiful surroundings of Croatia this looks to be something very special indeed. The line up includes Carl Craig, Little Dragon, Moodymann plus lots more.

Check out our new range of Ray Ban sunglasses to keep it fresh while you are partying this summer online here.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Palladium Boots

 In store now we have Palladium Boots, the classic French hat was founded in 1920 as a company that started out creating specialist tires for air crafts. Their advanced tires that were made by layering canvas bands undrneath vulcanised rubber soon ende up on the majority of Europe's aircrafts.

In 1947 Palladium put this same idea and expertise that was used in their tires to footwear and the resukt was the Pampa Boot. A boot that was renowned for its comfort, funcionality and durability so much so that it was adopted by the French Foreign legion.

Check out their series of Urban Exploration videos - This video sees the brands front man Pharrell Williams explore Tokyo after the tragedy of the 3/11 earthquake.

Cut to modern day and the comfortable, durable and funcional qualities that the brand stands for are still there with a more modern style and they look great. These qualities make them the ideal choice of footwear for the explorer in all of us, that still like to maintain style of course.

Check out our full range of Palladium here.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Music Monday - Notorious B.I.G.

With today's date, May 21st being the birthday of now deceased hip-hop legend the Notorious B.I.G. (also known as Biggie Smalls) we thought it only right we dedicate this weeks Music Monday to him.

Biggie who was raised in Brooklyn, New York became a keyplayer in the East Coast hi-hop scene after the release of his debut album Ready to Die in 1994. His success and ability as a rapper and lyricist helped put him and New York back on the map for hip-hop in a time when it consisted mainly of East coast artists.

This led on to a West Coast/East Coast divide and a feud between the rappers from the major record labels Death Row and Bad Boy Records, the former included Tupac Shakur a former associate of Biggie's. This feud grew to such an extent that both Tupac Shakur and Biggie were murdered in drive by shootings a few years apart from each other (1995 and 1997). Biggie's murder case to this day still remains unsolved.

Hailed as one of the greatest rapper of all time, Biggie's ability to flow as a lyricist and performer has resulted in him being championed as the saviour of East Coast Hip Hop and to this day he his music lives on. Happy Birthday Biggie!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Hottie Of The Week - Vanessa Paradis

This week's title of Hottie Of The Week goes to none other than Vanessa Paradis. The French singer, model and actress hit the charts in 1987 at the age of 14 with her single "Joe le Taxi". It spent 11 weeks at the top of the French charts, and proved an international success as well. Since 1998, Paradis has been in a relationship with the actor Johnny Depp and still continues to grace the covers of magazines sush as Vogue, perfom live with her band and release albums.

Eastpak - Eco Range

Eastpak's forever popular Padded Pak'r gets a new makeover as part of the brands range of Eco Friendly bags. Made from recycled bottles and coming in a green/brown colourway with contrasting zips, this bag looks sharp. Established in 1960 Eastpak originally produced bags for the US Army, in 1976, they began producing bags for consumers under the Eastpak brand name, and the rest they say is history.The brands continues to grow with a line of collaborations from Denmark based company Wood Wood to world famous Dior designer Kris Van Assche.The brands Eco Friendly range covers popular products such as the Padded Pak'r, Out Of Office and Delegate Messenger Bag. You can check out some pics below.

The bag shown above sits alongside even more of the great Eastpak range here at Fat Buddha Store. You can check it out here.