Saturday, 30 June 2012

Dressers The Book



On Monday 2nd July we will see the release of the Dressers book, available in store and online. 80's lads culture, One up-manship, football fashion, music and everything else linked with the Scottish soccer casual scene in the 80's, Dressers has it. The book is a social history of young working class culture as it chronicles the rise of one of Scotland's original casual groups.



As well as covering and charting the fashion pioneered by the group from Italian sportswear to baggy rave gear it also gives us a view from the time on the terraces, therave scene and the real stories behind the headlines.


Over 200 pages in colour featuring personal accounts of events, over 500 photographs, all of the fashion and everything else from the Scottish 80's casual scene. The book is available to pre order online here and will be in store Monday.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Fat Buddha Store Summer Sale

Today we offically kick off our Summer Sale in store and online with discounts on a vast range of products throughout the store meaning there really is something for everyone.



This includes discount on our extensive footwear reange including Vans, Puma, Nike and Veras.
There are also fantastic discounts on high end streetwear US brand UNDFTD and Danish brand Wood Wood. We also have a cracking  selection of Edwin items including tees, denims and shirts in the sale too.



If you are looking for some tees for summer we have an enormous range for as low as £10 each including Carhartt, The Hundreds, Chocolate, Girl and Famous Stars and Straps.



If its denims or trousers you are looking for you will be more than pleased with the discounts on Edwin and Carhartt in store and online, with some styles as low as £25 each!
With other brands such as New Era, Vintage Snaps, Wesc, Addict on sale plus plenty more this is one sale you dont want to miss out on. Check it out online here and instore now.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Carhartt Camping Chair at Fat Buddha Store

Now we're into the full swing of summer (althoug it may not seem like that with the weather) in Scotland we have alreday had Rockness and London just played host to it's biggest festival in the form of the Radio 1 Hackney weekend.





And whats the ultimate festival accesory I hear you ask? It's got to be the Camping chair,perfect for sitting around with friends on the campsite getting your drink on and having general festival banter. And now you can lounge in style with the brand new Carhartt Camping Chair.

The stylish camouflage chair features a military label and Carhartt print across the back. As well as looking so good it is also very functional and extremely durable and even features 2 cup holders on each arm for all your drinks needs.

Pick it up in store or online now.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Kate Upon For Spanish Vogue

American model and actress Kate Upton has just done a fantastic shoot for Spanish Vogue with acclaimed photographer Miguel Reveriego. Kate is best know for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, first in 2011 and then in 2012 as the cover model. She has gone on to model for brands such as Victoria's Secret, to being shot by photographers such as .Terry Richardson.
I think you'll agree with us at Fat Buddha Store that the shoot (and Kate) look amazing.
Vogue magazine and much more publications spanning, Art, Design, Photographic, Lifestyle, Fashion and much more can be found instore and online at Fat Buddha Store here.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Converse - All Star Hi - Black Denim

Some new Converse just arrived instore just in time for the summer months ahead. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star in a new Black Denim colourway looks great, and sports a great fabric finish, with Tan leather details bursting through.

 Marquis Mills Converse opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in Malden, Massachusetts in February 1908. The company was a rubber shoe manufacturer, providing winterized rubber soled footwear for men, women, and children. By 1910, Converse was producing 4,000 shoes daily, but it was not until 1915 that the company began manufacturing athletic shoes for tennis. The company's main turning point came in 1917 when the Converse All-Star basketball shoe was introduced. Then in 1921, a basketball player named Charles H. "Chuck" Taylor walked into Converse, complaining of sore feet. Converse gave him a job. He worked as a salesman and famous ambassador for the product, promoting the shoes around the United States, and in 1923 his signature was added to the All Star patch.
Converse went through a long period of change and management until it lost much of its apparent near-monopoly from the 1970s onward, with the surge of new competitors, including Puma and Adidas, then Nike, then later Reebok, entered the market who introduced radical new designs. Converse found themselves no longer the official shoe of the National Basketball Association, a title they had relished for many years. While being employed at Converse, one of its employees, created the iconic chevron and star insignia / logo that still remains on most of the footwear items to this present day. You can check out more pics below.
The shoes shown above alongside our great range of Converse are available instore and online at Fat Buddha Store now. You can check it out here.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Music Monday - Nightwave


UK based Slovenian Nightwave, formerly known as 8Bitch is someone that many of you may already know by now and if you don't you are sure to find out this year. A close friend of the Glasgow based Lucky Me collective, Nightwave makes electronic music, DJ's and is also a vocalist (she recently collaborated with her boyfriend Rustie on his album track Surf). A real multi talented individual she has also done some acting in her time including parts in UK Police drama The Bill. She is also a Judo champion!




With a few releases under her belt on the likes of labels such as Svetlana Industries and Unknown to the Unknown which has helped put her on the radar in the dance music scene. But more recently it's her DJ'ing that she has been gaining attention, her very eclectic tastes and talent are obvious in her sets as she plays whatever she wants, bouncing between techno, classic chouse, grime, r n b, juke, hip hop and everything inbetween.





Her talent has resulted in her being selected as a participant in the world famous Red Bull Music Academy where she will have been given the best opportunity and teaching to hone her art. If her RBMA set at the Sonardome during the Sonar festival in Barcelona a few weeks ago is anything to go by she has really stepped her game up with a set that blew Sonar away.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU DID SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME


Eastpak, have launched their new advertising campaign, catchily titled:
'When Was The Last Time You Did Something For The First Time'.

The older you get the smaller the chance it'll happen, so stay young and get involved, for me it was so long ago, i'll need to figure my next 'First Time' out

Visit the website at  www.whenwasthelasttimeyoudidsomethingforthefirsttime.com .

 



 EASTPAK, the authentic urban lifestyle brand, has unleashed its new 2012 creative campaign into the world. A celebration of the path less travelled, the campaign inspires us to seek out new experiences, break new ground and invent new ways to enrich our lives and our urban environments. Which is why every element of the 360° media campaign centers around one challenging, thought-provoking question: “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

We all dream about the future. We all make plans. And we all make promises to ourselves. “I’ll do that one day,” we say. But most of the time we break those promises and that “one day” never comes. Developed by the Brussels-based communications agency, Satisfaction, the 2012 EASTPAK campaign is all about helping us keep those promises, by reminding us of the things that truly inspire us; by making us think about the things we really live for, and by suggesting simple ways we can live more fulfilling lives and add meaning to the cities we live in.

Because life in the city is all about transformation and metamorphosis, invention and reinvention, evolution and revolution. The urban environment is in constant flux. You can either move with it, rebel against it or give it new meaning and direction.

John Israel, Satisfaction: “We believe that by living out a new experience we share a part of ourselves with the people around us. Finding new sensations helps us find new things out about ourselves.  Looking at something differently broadens the mind, just as much as seeing something for the first time. It's all in the action, the taking of that first step. Which is why we asked members of our community (between 20 and 28) to send us their experience ideas. This information formed the basis of our campaign.” 

The 2012 European EASTPAK campaign will be released on 21st May 2012. It is a 360° media campaign containing visuals and movies filmed on location in St. Paulo by Arnaud Uyttenhove in Febuary 2012, featuring real people living out real experiences.

So what about you? When was the last time you did something for the first time?





Sunday, 24 June 2012

Hottie of The Week - Emilia Clarke

Star of Game of Thrones and all round beauty Emilia Clarke claims the Hottie of The Week title today. The English born actress has grabbed everyone's attention with her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones.




If you haven't watched Game of Thrones yet get to know, it is truly gripping and made all the better with Emilia Clarke.



Saturday, 23 June 2012

Crooks & Castles - Airgun

US streetwear giants Crooks & Castles famous Airgun print sweat's have just landed instore at Fat Buddha. 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 airgun sweat comes in a variety of colours and prints shown below.
All of the prints shown above and more T-Shirts and Hats from the brand are available online and instore at Fat Buddha Store now. You can check it out here.

Friday, 22 June 2012

HUF - Death From Above

The new Death From Above 6 Panel Volley hat from famous San Francisco brand HUF has just arrived instore at Fat Buddha Store. HUF-founder Keith Hufnagel grew up skateboarding in the gritty streets of New York City's late-80s. In those days, skateboarding was simply not accepted: it was punk rock, it was hip-hop, it was a counterculture of outcasts misunderstood by the masses. It was a way of life that would ultimately shape Hufnagel's outlook on life.



In 1992, Hufnagel moved to San Francisco to pursue his passion of skateboarding. He turned professional soon after, providing him a rare and rewarding opportunity to travel the world by means of his skateboard and the industry that supported him. Brought up by the very 'do-it-yourself' approach that came along with skateboarding, Hufnagel saw an opportunity to give back to that same community which had raised him, and opened a small boutique in 2002 on an offbeat block of San Francisco's Tenderloin District, the first of its kind. Its aim: to bring together under one roof the most respected brands that the skateboard, streetwear, and sneaker communities had to offer.  He named the shop HUF, and it quickly came to be recognized as the Bay Area's premier purveyor of hard-to-come-by goods.


With its rapid growth and popularity, Hufnagel found the necessity to launch his own line, HUF, assimilating into one label what he felt epitomized skateboarding, streetwear, and sneaker fashion. Since its inception, HUF has evolved into an independent manufacturer of premium apparel, footwear, and skateboarding goods, and us guy's here at Fat Buddha Store have always regarded the brand very highly.

The Death From Above 6 Panel is available in the camo colour shown above as well as Gold, Slate and Black and you can pick it up online here or ask in store.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Asics - “End Of An Era”



After 20 years of success and continued support by ASICS, the GEL X-TRA Series will finally go into retirement.

Released for the first time in 1997, the GEL-111 and A6-GEL X-TRA have been iconic and leading models in the running world for more then a decade. The X-TRA Series is one of the most popular series ASICS ever produced. It’s needless to say that throughout the years ASICS created a huge fanbase for these running shoes. For the fans a sad day has arrived, however it’s also a great occasion to salute these icons by bringing it within the GEL lifestyle collection just to celebrate the End Of An Era!

The release of this iconic road running pack will take place at selected retailers in small quatities throughout Europe on the 16th of June 2012.









ASICS
In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano", which when translated expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness.