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Banks Journal in store nowioiiox ss

The Banks Journal mission is simple – to merge style & function
with a sustainable approach to design and development.

OUR STORY

Banks Journal is a modern clothing label inspired by coastal living and a love of design. Thanks to its founders, it’s infused with a unique blend of Japanese and Australian heritage. Masa Shibahara and Motoo Noda grew up under the neon lights of Tokyo. Tim Cochran and Rama McCabe spent their childhood in the creative hub of Byron Bay.

These contrasting perspectives of the world come together as Banks Journal to create the contemporary coastal look and feel of the brand.

These four individuals have combined their vast industry knowledge and experience to shape a label with offices in Byron Bay, Tokyo and Newport Beach in Southern California

OUR APPROACH

When it comes to crafting our product, we aim to take a modern approach to design with a fine regard to the details.

Our actions have a direct impact on the world we live in, and it is our responsibility to make an effort to preserve it. We value and take every opportunity to reduce the footprint of our everyday journeys, with the hope that it will bring forward positive change and progression.

Our innovative collective of surfers, designers, artists and photographers are all bound by their curiosity and share the desire to make the world a better place.

We embrace the everyday journeys we take with optimism in our hearts. It’s through this yearning for adventure that we aim to add utility and function to everything we produce.

A bit of stretch here, a little waterproofing there, means we achieve functionality without sacrificing our signature understated style.

OUR NAME

In Australia we call them sand banks. You know, those magical formations on the ocean floor at your favourite beach break that shapes the wave? We like the name because sand banks are constantly changing and evolving and we have the journal to capture these changes along the way.

OUR LOGO

It’s a reflection of banks on the beach and a balanced approach to our lives.

OUR SUSTAINABLITY

Since day one we wanted to take a sustainable approach to design and development. Growing up in Byron Bay, Tim and Rama were ingrained with a deep respect for their natural surroundings from early on. With this in mind, the choice was simple for us to utilise as many environmentally friendly materials as possible.

We’re proud that all our tees and the bulk of our fleece, are made with organic cotton. We use PVC and phthalate free inks across all our screen printing. We use re-purposed soda bottles to create the polyester that’s used in all our woven labels across every product we make. This same process is also implemented for a large portion of our boardshort development. Along with these measures, we also use FSC approved paper for all our swing tags and catalogues.

We’re not perfect, but we’re working hard to improve the way we produce everything we make.

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cp company history by massimo osti

cp company history by massimo osti

Massimo Osti  was an Italian garment engineer and fashion designer, most famous as the founder of the apparel brands Stone Island and C.P. Company. Osti’s products were a mix of his own innovations and design ideas he got from studying military clothing, work-, and sportswear,  was born and raised in Bologna, Italy. He became a graphic designer and worked in the advertising business. His career in the fashion industry began in the early 1970s, when he designed a T-shirt collection featuring placed prints. He was the first to use new techniques like the four-color process and silkscreen which are used for producing T-shirt. Following the success of this first T-shirt collection, he accepted the offer to design a complete Men’s collection and became an equity partner in the company he would name ‘Chester Perry’ (later renamed the ‘C.P. Company’).

During this period, Osti laid the foundations for a creative philosophy entirely based on experimentation. The first innovation he would be responsible for in the clothing industry was garment dyeing, a process that completely revolutionized the field. It was based upon the concept of different materials in finished garments reacting differently to the same dye bath. Osti discovered that garment dyeing creates interesting tone-on-tone effects. This particular dyeing technique became typical for Osti’s C.P. Company. In 1981, he launched “Boneville”, a new brand alongside the existing CP Company and CP Company Baby collections.

Ongoing research on finishing techniques and materials led to yet another clothing line in 1982: Stone Island. The first collection was made entirely from a revolutionary new fabric that inspired from the tarps used by truck drivers. The ‘used’ look of this highly resistant, two-tone, reversible fabric was obtained through stone washing. This new collection was so successful that it sold out at every location within 10 days.

In 1984, Osti relinquished his shares of CP Company to GFT, but stayed on as president. He and his team devoted themselves to product development and communication strategies for the company. In 1985, he became the editor of CP Magazine, an extra-large format catalog/magazine that was sold at newspaper stands. It featured photographs of every garment in the CP Company collections and visualized the C.P. lifestyle perfectly. A circulation of 40,000 copies per collection proved that this unusual advertising tool was indeed effective. It started a trend that would later be followed by many other companies in the industry.

1987 was an important year in Osti’s career. He invented and presented Rubber Flax and Rubber Wool – linen and wool with a thin, rubber coating. The rubber made the materials waterproof, improved their resistance and added a totally new look and feel to the garments. In the same year Osti experimented with brushed combed wool for the first time. Today all mills use this procedure for processing woolen textiles, the same process Osti invented in 1987. The year also saw the birth of the color changing Ice Jacket. In collaboration with ITS, Osti employed state-of-the-art technological research to create this new fabric which changed color by temperature variations. That same year, his constant commitment to experimentation earned Massimo Osti an invitation to represent the Italian clothing industry at an event commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin’s founding, the 150th anniversary of textile manufacturing and his own 15th year in the business. For the occasion, an exhibit was held inside the Reichstag building in Berlin.In 1988, Massimo Osti’s designs developed a new means of communication with the public through the CP Company sponsorship of the Mille Miglia race. The company also showed its support of the Rainforest Foundation, the foundation spearheaded by Sting and Raoni, chief of the Kayapo tribe in Amazonia, whose purpose was to raise worldwide awareness of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.

1991 marked the opening of a CP store in New York’s historical Flatiron Building, plus the launch of yet another iconic garment within the Stone Island line: the Reflective Jacket. This jacket was made from an innovative material, which was the fruit of technological research conducted in Japan. The material combined waterproof fabric with a very thin layer of glass microspheres, which reflected even the weakest light sources with astonishing effectiveness.

In 1993, a partnership with Allegri gave rise to Left Hand. This new brand was characterized by another exclusive material, a non-woven fabric made from pressed polyester and nylon fibers which, like felt, could be used with raw edge stitching. The following year, Osti founded Massimo Osti Production, a company that would reap the benefits of the experience and successes accrued from 20 years’ worth of formal and technical innovations. In 1995, the ST 95 line was launched and in 1996, Osti began a collaboration with Superga, which consisted in designing a collection of image-defining garments.

Just two years later in 1998, a new company was founded to produce and distribute the OM Project brand, the collaboration with the Frattini Group. This new line of clothing would also be characterized by the use of innovative fabrics:

  • Electric-j – a highly resistant material made of polyester and copper fibers
  • Cool Cotton – whose natural look is derived from its cotton component while its other component
  • Cool max – a hollow fiber that absorbs bodily moisture and wicks it outwards
  • Mag Defender – a canvas made of polyester and carbon fibers whose highly resistant weave shields its wearer from magnetic fields
  • Steel – an “urban armor” featuring a nylon canvas which is woven with twisted cotton and stainless steel, making it highly resistant to cuts and tears.

In 1999, Massimo Osti began the collaboration with Dockers Europe to design a new line of technical pants called Equipment for Legs. Of the technical materials used in this collection, a special blend of Kevlar stood out in particular; its increased softness and functionality made it appropriate to its application in garment production.

Among Osti’s last projects was the ICD line. Created in 2000 thanks to a collaboration with Levi’s, it offered a vast array of high performance technical outerwear. This collection was then supplemented by the ICD+ line which, thanks to an agreement with Philips, featured outwear garments which came equipped with a cell phone, mp3 player, and accompanying headphones and microphone which were all wired to the garment itself. It was the world’s first commercial example of wearable technology.

Massimo Osti died in 2005 and his legacy lives on today through the Massimo Osti Archive, a textile archive which includes 5,000 garments and over 50,000 fabric samples from approximately 300 textile mills and garment finishing companies from around the world.

 

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Volcom History

Volcom History

Richard Woolcott and Tucker Hall, set off on a snowboard trip that would forever change their lives. Tucker had just been laid off from work but that wouldn’t stop him from attending his routine Tahoe trip to visit Nathan Fletcher and Mark Gabriel. After riding four days of fresh powder, Richard called work with the excuse that they were snowed in and extended his stay. For more than a week, they awoke every morning with two new feet of snow. It was their first real experience riding powder and the new obsession wouldn’t stop there.

Two weeks later Richard quit his job to take some time off and snowboard. He and Tucker had also talked of starting a clothing company during the Tahoe trip but nothing was really finalized. Later that spring, the two came up with the idea of starting a riding company based around the three sports they enjoyed (snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing). With an initial $5,000 from Richard’s dad, they started the process. First came the name, then came the stone and Volcom was born.

Continua a leggere Volcom History

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Oakley Inc.: dalle piste della California ad azienda leader nel settore

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Oakley Inc., situata a Foothill Ranch (in California), produce occhiali da sole, visiere sportive, occhiali da sci/snowboard, orologi, abbigliamento, zaini, scarpe, montature e altri accessori. La maggior parte degli articoli sono progettati in casa presso la loro sede, ma alcuni paesi detengono disegni esclusivi rilevanti per il loro mercato. Oakley attualmente detiene oltre 600 brevetti per occhiali, materiali e attrezzi performance.

Oakley fu fondata da James Jannard nel 1975 nel suo garage con un investimento iniziale di $ 300. Il nome “Oakley” è venuto dal cane di Jannard, un Setter Inglese. Jannard ha iniziato vendendo quello che lui chiamava ‘The Oakley Grip’ dal retro della sua auto alle gare di motocross. Le sue manopole da moto erano differenti dalle altre disponibili al momento, poiché utilizzavano un materiale brevettato noto come ‘Unobtanium’, una creazione di Jannard. Il materiale viene ancora usato per fare gli earsocks sugli occhiali Oakley e i naselli. Oakley ha continuato a produrre guanti, manopole, gomitiere e occhiali per la BMX.

I primi occhiali da sole Oakley furono i Factory Pilot Eyeshades. Successivamente si aggiunsero gli Oakley Frogskin, uno stile di occhiali da sole casual, che al momento sono gli occhiali del brand più venduti ed apprezzati.

Oakley ad oggi è uno dei Brand più apprezzati e diffusi al mondo, lo si può definire un colosso a livello mondiale  di vendita di occhiali da sole in tutto il globo.

Gli occhiali da sole Oakley sono anche usati da alcuni dai maggiori personaggi sportivi del momento tra cui Valentino Rossi e Marc Marquez per citare la Moto GP e Fernando Alonso e Sebastian Vettel invece per citare la Formula 1, infatti la Oakley ha lanciato varie linee di occhiali ispirati a questi grandi personaggi e ai loro rispettivi sport.

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Kjøre project: handmade Italiano per uno stile tutto nordico


Kjøre project: handmade Italiano per uno stile tutto nordico

Pellami di qualità, pietra trattata e sughero sono alcuni dei materiali da  cui nascono i prodotti Kjøre Project, brand italiano dal nome norvegese dal sapore nordico, minimale e ruvido come i fiordi del mar del nord.

Ogni prodotto è realizzato artigianalmente con la massima cura e richiama un sapore vintage.

Un’idea che già da molto tempo era nella mente di Luca, partita con la semplice idea di realizzare valigette porta pc e successivamente ampliata con l’aiuto di un amico nonché ex socio; costantemente coadiuvati da esperti e stilisti del settore che non hanno mai fatto mancare il loro supporto tecnico.

Il Brand è nato per gioco e senza aver prefissato alcun obiettivo, un gioco che però sta avendo successo e sta riscontrando gli apprezzamenti del pubblico.

Ed è così che Luca, con l’aiuto di alcuni amici ed un’impiegata speciale, nonché mamma, che porta avanti la contabilità aziendale, giunto quasi al termine dei suoi studi in economia all’Università di Verona, ha deciso di trasformare questo gioco in un lavoro vero e proprio, mettendoci tutto l’amore e la passione che in questi mesi ha dedicato al progetto, scontrandosi spesso con chi era mosso esclusivamente da un input economico.

La grinta e la determinazione di Luca, l’hanno portato a presentare il suo Kjore Project al Pitti Uomo, la principale fiera italiana dedicata al mercato internazionale, ricevendo grandi consensi.

Il marchio si pone in una categoria ibrida tra concept-stores, minimal-design e negozi che strizzano l’occhio al workwear, denim e categorie affini ma anche al moderno street-wear scandinavo.

Tutti i negozi vengono serviti in tempi medi di 24/48h nel mondo.

La collezione  Kjøre Project è fortemente caratterizzata da uno stile Nordico e pulito, prodotti moderni ma che rispettano il passato, una consistenza e capacità di durata garantita per anni.
Manufatti che rimarranno inalterati nelle loro qualità fisiche ma che grazie alla loro preziosa pelle rivestita con oli naturali saranno continuamente in evoluzione nel loro aspetto e stile.


 

 

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L’ultima creazione poi, in termini d’innovazione assoluta è stata la linea di covers presentata a Firenze durante Pitti Immagine Uomo 2014: sughero naturale, pietra, e carata conciata, totalmente fatte a mano e di produzione Italiana, uniche nel loro genere e stile.

I materiali, ed in particolare i pellami, sono legati ad un processo di concia sviluppato in tempi antichi, con un processo lento e laborioso che dipende dall’abilità e dalla maestria dei conciatori Italiani, appassionati e impegnati nel loro lavoro.

Pellami naturali che arrivano dalla lontana Nuova Zelanda, ed i quali invece di secchezza e screpolature sviluppano la propria patina gradualmente, cambiando aspetto e assumendo il carattere del suo utente nel tempo; cicatrici, graffi, vene e le rughe che danno ogni pezzo della  loro collezione il suo carattere unico non levigato o lucidato prima dell’uso.
Hanno scelto appositamente di non coprire le piccole imperfezioni con sigillanti vernici o finiture artificiali e sono consapevoli di come i nostri materiali appaiono dopo le 12, 18 e 24 mesi di uso pesante.

La lavorazione è interamente handmade ed il loro team di progettisti e artigiani produce ogni pezzo di Kjøre Project a mano, utilizzando lo stesso stile e gli stessi strumenti che sono stati utilizzati per creare la pelletteria per anni, non esistono fustelle in acciaio ma solo dei semplici cartoni di riferimento che utilizzano i modellisti impegnati in questo lavoro, difficile da credere ma chiunque voglia lo può vedere di persona, le loro  porte sono aperte a tutti.


Qui di seguito un breve video di presentazione del Brand:

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jeans indossato ma consumato

jeans indossato ma consumato, il miglior modo per indossare perfettamente i jeans e di consumarli in modo naturale. Consumati danno sempre un tocco di originalita come la storia del jeans ci insegna poiche è nato per i lavoratori nel tempo si è evoluto a capo per la città fashion e non solo. Il nostro obiettivo è quello di avere brand con una tradizione secolare, con prodotti realizzati a mano, di qualita e con un buon prezzo.

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Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66

Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66. This model , introduced in the market in 1966 was the first to boast the famous Onitsuka Tiger stripes . Worn during the Olympics in Mexico in 1968 represent , today , the iconic model Onitsuka Tiger . The upper is made ​​of soft leather , the rubber sole and insole breathable unlined .

 

 

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solovair shoes 1881 made in uk

solovair shoes 1881 made in uk, The county of Northamptonshire, England, has long been renowned for its boots and shoe making; the village of Wollaston just outside of Wellingborough is no exception. Until the latter part of the 19th century, shoes and boots were normally made in homes by individual shoemakers, who were paid only for the work they had ready when the collector came with his barrow to the door. Remuneration was poor and there was little security of employment.

 

In an attempt to impose some regularity of income, in 1881 five men living in Wollaston banded together to form a co-operative (a company owned and run by the people working in it), called the Northamptonshire Productive Society (NPS). Their premises were based in a dove house located in Thrift Street, Wollaston, and NPS was locally referred to as ‘the Duffers’. Luck was with them from the outset as they managed to secure an order for army boots from the Government, an order which would sustain them for the first year.

 

As industrialisation spread in England during the late nineteenth Century, demand in England and abroad for high-quality boots steadily increased. Accordingly, NPS enjoyed rapid growth and by the turn of the previous century NPS had grown to 80 employees. Consequently, NPS moved to a larger purpose-built factory on South Street, which although modified and expanded, they occupy to this day.

 

Footwear has been made at NPS with various different construction methods, including riveted and stitched, stuck-on, vulcanised and more recently Goodyear welted which is now used in all our shoe production. In the 1950’s Austrian Dr. Maerten (subsequently anglicised to Dr. Marten) and his associate Mr Funck developed a now famous air cushion sole. R. Griggs Group Ltd., who owned the rights to manufacture footwear with this technology, sought out the best local factories to manufacture footwear using this sole. NPS was an obvious choice and in 1959 the first English pair of sample boots with air-cushioned soles was welted in the NPS factory. For 35 years NPS produced Solovair (Sole-of-Air) boots and shoes under license, which were sold under the name “Dr Martens by Solovair”.

 

Times change and NPS no longer produces boots and shoes under license, but we have maintained our independence and high-quality standards. NPS patented the name Solovair in 1995 and our latest range of footwear not only maintains our original manufacturing quality, but our products have been enhanced with a new ‘Soft Suspension’ sole that improves the comfort and durability.

 

The famous production standards of NPS has secured Solovair a reputation with retailers and discerning customers, as a premium soft suspension product. Rather than have a continuous production line, which we believe offers the operative no time to notice and correct any errors, NPS is organised in areas according to distinct stages of production. Each pair is only passed from one area to another when the respective operative is satisfied they are ready. In this respect, there is a far slimmer chance that an unsatisfactory shoe or boot will result at the end of the production process. In effect it is a continuous quality control process not employed by many other factories.

 

NPS continue to remain true to their ideals, combining over 130 years of tradition, the latest technology and materials, in order to produce the best quality shoes and boots. To maintain this undisputed quality, our products will always be hand-made from start (‘clicking’) to ‘finishing’ in the UK.

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onitsuka tiger mod. COLORADO 85

onitsuka tiger mod. COLORADO 85 by Onitska Tiger was designed with plushfort and style in mind. The upper features a fitting premium suede, mesh, and leather build for a fresh look and durability. This kick features the original silhouette from the 80’s, giving the Colorado Eighty-Five a great old-school look. Other features include fabric lining with a removable Sockliner, flex canals at the forefoot forfort and flexibility, and a rubber outsole.

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dedicated brand has arrived in store

dedicated brand has arrived in store, the new collection is characterized by unique graphics and built with the logos of NHL teams with permission, from the New York Rangers, to Chicago, 100% organic fabrics …. Pittsbourght regular fit, you can find them both in store now that our on-line shop on www.genovesestore.com/shop, for more info please send us an email to genovesestore@gmail.com or on twitter @genovesestore

Follow us on official page of  facebook to be updated on the news of the store for this season

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Genovese Store since 1830

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depop we are also on

depop we are also on vincegenovese , If you want to empty your closets, to renew the furniture, or to change your wardrobe, there is a new app for you. With over 55,000 users and 350,000 products for sale, Depop is a new phenomenon to watch. An application to sell and buy what you want directly from your smartphone. A cross between Instagram and eBay, where just a photo and a Paypal account. Just create a profile and post photos of what you want to sell. With the application Felicity, you can use special filters to best present their objects, clothes or accessories. Who wants to know more, send private messages, and then make purchases via Paypal. You can decide who to follow and see what they offer on the home, or do targeted searches using hashtag. The start-up, founded by Italian entrepreneur Simon Beckerman, was soon adopted ideas from the incubator H-Farm argues that some of the most innovative projects in our country. The app is Depop then landed in London and is ready to be talked about. The social nature of the application allows you to see what our friends or favorite users choose to buy and sell.

 

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Ready for the winter season 2014-15?

 Ready for the winter season 2014-15 ?….There are still a few days and start again with the winter season 2014-2015, the news will be multiple, we have placed great emphasis on tradition and quality of the products. Favourite brands that have an established historical tradition but also a good quality / price ratio. We place great emphasis on metropolitan style for those who like the simple life, they demand quality garments to wear, do not like to appear.
All without distorting our tradition has always been to have excellent tissue.

We continue working with the NITRO SNOWBOARD for the winter season and again our association StreetCultureAssociation whose rib activates the SNowBoardClub Lamezia Terme, for more info contact us.

Also very potenziaremo web communication, we will give priority channel eCommerce Directory to our little store can expand into new markets. Besides, you can buy our products through paypal or no paypal through a secure system for transactions. The communication with you the customer will be handled through email, Facebook or Twitter contacts below:

Email: genovesestore@gmail.com
Facebook: Genovese Store since 1830
Twitter: @genovesestore

While the last official Youtube channel will have its relevances in our strategy, we will give the news even while on pinterest and tumblr istagram will showcase our instantaneous.

Recall that we adopt in-store payment system SUMUP by phone or tablet you can make safe the transaction.

Stay connected with us

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The staff of Genovese store since 1830

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dedicated brand – summer 2014

dedicated brand Stockholm based lifestyle brand DEDICATED was founded by a group of individuals, all with backgrounds in various sub cultures like street art, boardsports and music.

The DEDICATED name is a homage to all those who have set their minds on being able to live from their passion for their craft – weather it’s design, music, art, sports etc. – “Talent means nothing without dedication and ambition”.

The garments and accessories we produce are interpretations of pop cultural influences. In addition to our own creative efforts we also benefit from our creative community – a growing network of designers from all over the world. We’re constantly on a lookout for new graphical talents.

We are Dedicated to doing good. It’s not enough for us to design great/attractive products. As a conscious brand we make sure to use
100 % organic cotton, which is both GOTS and Fairtrade certified.

 

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Nitro snowboard

Nitrosnowboard has been committed to snowboarding for the last 22 years. Snowboarding is our focus, it’s all we do. Nitro snowboards was born in 1990 in Seattle, Washington when two snowboarders wanted to make quality gear because there weren’t a lot of good choices out there. Snowboarding was their passion and focus and it still is today. We remain true to snowboarding, and we thank you all for the support so we can continue to do so. Our goal has always been to progress the sport with products that are innovative in technology, design, and materials, always pushing the limits. We have a history of bringing innovations to the snowboard market including the first asymmetrical twin-tip, first women’s pro model, progressive sidecuts, and the first three-piece adjustable freestyle binding to name just a few. All of our products start with U.S. Designs at our design office in Seattle. Our dedicated design and development team has been with the company from day one – not a lot of snowboard companies can say that! Then european engineering and craftsmanship takes it to the next level. Our products are manufactured worldwide and all our products are throughly tested by our team around the world. Nitro snowboards is distributed internationally by an equally dedicated crew.

Boards Nitro is committed to building the best riding boards on the market. This year we offer boards of all widths in all categories, to give you more options to choose from and you get the right board. New boards in the line include the Pantera, which promises to be one of the smoothest riding technical boards out there, the new T2 rail board with revolutionary beveled base to help prevent edge damage, and a women’s twin board, the Nyx, has been built for the progression of women’s freestyle. Continua a leggere Nitro snowboard

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rip curl surf style

rip curl surf style is a The year: 1969. A man called Armstrong is about to walk on the moon. In Australia, surfing is at a curious stage of its development. The “short board revolution” of 1967 has created a frenzy of experimentation in surfboard design and surfing technique. In the cool climate of Victoria, sanity prevails in design and technique, if not in the temperaments of the surfers. The cold, always a great leveller, has created a hardy breed of surfer who has no time for the hoopla and hype of the glitter beach capitals of the world. And by 1969 these like-minded souls have begun to gravitate towards the equally no-frills seaside town of Torquay, just a couple of kilometres away from Bells Beach, home of some of the most challenging waves in Australia. And it is into this environment that Doug “Claw” Warbrick and Brian “Sing Ding” Singer decide to pitch their fledgling surf company, Rip Curl. And yes, it will be called Rip Curl. Rip Curl Surfboards did well in a highly competitive market which had opened up in response to the revolution in design. Pioneers like Gordon Woods and Barry Bennett in Sydney and George Rice in Victoria had been joined by hundreds of wide-eyed hopefuls operating, like Rip Curl, out of garages and tool sheds.In many cases enthusiasm and innovation overshadowed technical expertise and quality, but Rip Curl concentrated on producing a small number of functional surfcraft for local waves. In 1970, however, Warbrick and Singer made the decision which changes forever the nature of their fledgling company. Looking at the essential needs of their fellow surfers in cold-water Victoria, they see that one – a board to ride – is being serviced by too many companies, while the other – a wetsuit to keep out the cold – is being serviced by only two, one of whom makes wetsuits for divers and has only a marginal commercial interest in surfing. Rip Curl took over an old house in Torquay and the partners made a small investment in a pre-World War II sewing machine. They put together a crew of locals and went into production, cutting out the rubber on the floor and handing the pieces to an over-worked and underpaid machinist. By today’s standards, the prototype Rip Curl wetsuits were primitive, but they differed from others on the market in that they evolved through interaction with surfers. The people who ran the company were – and still are – the test pilots. There can be no more direct line of communication… A couple of odd figures arguing in a garage… Two young men, and hardy souls at that, because it is the dead of winter in a cold part of the country, but they are both wearing thongs – good old Aussie flip flops – although one of them has made a concession to the climate by wearing thick football socks with the rubber. They call themselves “Sing Ding” and “Claw”, and surrounding them are foam surfboard blanks and tins of nasty chemicals. It is not a safe environment and if tempers flare any more the whole lot might go up in flames. “Well,” says the young man with gingery hair and a moustache (“Sing Ding”): “I reckon it’s a bloody stupid name, but I’ll run it past my kids and see what they think.” The other man (“Claw”) jumps up and down on the spot like a demented jack-in-the-box, screaming: “It’s a great name! You rip the curl! Get it? The grommets will love it!” Continua a leggere rip curl surf style

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Asics Gel Lyte iii

asics gel lyte iii is a runner from Asics that was first released in 1991. The most immediately recognizable aspect of the Asics Gel Lyte III is the unorthodox split tongue set up. The Asics Gel Lyte III has long been the go-to model for retro treatment within the Asics lineage, being outfitted with countless collaborations and enjoying a particularly strong following in European markets. Click in for the most up to date Asics Gel Lyte III release dates, information, and colorways

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Asics Gel Lyte III
Asics Gel Lyte III
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surfboard is a sport and lifestyle

surfboard  is a sport and lifestyle. The first historical source is contained in the diary of Captain James Cook ( discoverer of Hawaii ) : describes the exploits of the Polynesians, who at the turn of the waves at edge of surf rudimentary wood were described as people who experienced an immense joy in being carried away by the waves. The first rudimentary tables were usually built by tying together three trunks cables bent upward at the bow . The explorer James Edward wrote in 1835 in Guinea finding that ” we could watch the boys who swam in the sea, with the plates read below the belly. Were waiting for a wave , and then drag to the left bank of standing up on it as if it were a cloud. was said , however, that the sharks occasionally sbalzassero from behind the rocks and inghiottissero them ” [3] Bandit era of colonization of the Calvinist missionaries , because of the nudity exposed by the Polynesians of the time, surfing was taken up with interest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries . A fundamental contribution to the spread of the surf from Hawaii to the rest of the world was the Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku , who, future champion swimmer discovered by a talent scout , who won the gold medal at the Olympics in Stockholm and those of Antwerp 1920 in the course of his travels brought surfing competitions on the U.S. coast and Australia . The maximum spread of surfing has taken place in the sixties and seventies, when the waves were surfed on boards rather large ( longboard ) . A significant breakthrough was the invention of the shortboard date ( tablet ) , of smaller size and with three fins ( thruster ) . Since the mid- eighties to the present day technology has evolved particularly in terms of speed and looking for manovree Airlines ( aerials ) . One of the most famous in the surfing world was Greg Noll, “Da Bull ,” which became famous in the late ’50s and ’60s.

The surfer who has won more titles and competitions of all is Kelly Slater , which in 2011 signed for the eleventh time winning the world championship professional at the age of 39 years .

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bflak tshirt ss2014

bflak The brand

bflak The brand was born in 2012 , the brainchild of three young designers Milanesi always been interested in the universe of fashion , art and all forms of communication.
 
The desire to enter actively into the world of fashion has taken following numerous trips around the world and , from the contact with different cultures and trends , was born the desire to experiment and to confront the existing market, with the belief that they can offer something new and be able to capture attention.
 
BFLAK , triple reading by name means just that : “to be the opposition ,” ” to be hostile ” against something or someone but it also means flame / fire, as represented by our logo and during the 2nd World War, the term was also FLAK used to indicate the anti-aircraft artillery , and weapons of ” reaction ” to counterattack.
 
BFLAK is a brand made ​​entirely in Italy , born in Milan but with international roots and wants to embrace an audience of young and old alike with a bold and unconventional spirit who do not like to submit to mass and , as the name of our first collection ” Kill Your idols ” , wants to break the mold , coming to tease even their childhood idols .
 
The T-shirt is white, 100% cotton malfilé , available in both Man and Woman and the grading is S – M – L – XL Men’s and S – M – L for Women

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my dear shopper

my dear shopper
as you can see in a year, we have made ​​improvements to the website , especially the page of the shop . Your contribution has been outstanding request you to send an email if you are having difficulty in making online shopping or if you want to improve something.
Today you can buy safely , following the steps that explain below:
– Register in website
– Click on Shop
– select the product and continue the procedure
– the product page we have included the measures available in the form of description of the product , at the time of payment by paypal or credit card or other form specifies the measure by adding a comment or send us an email
– Execute the payment and select the shipping.
– You will receive confirmation by email to purchase
– Last step you will be contacted by us to confirm the product and you’ll receive a courier with your purchase
– We would be grateful if you send us your suggestions to improve.
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federica curcio an artist

federica curcio an artist of Lamezia Terme styling with a natural style is not built, what is most striking is his humility in dealing with the work demanded of the project. Also on the works can also be ordered directly at her.
Here is a brief description and a tunnel of its projects.

“Drawing from a young age, lezioni.Dipingo never taken anything with any type of painting, from water, to tempera, acrylics or simply exposed to matita.Ho Comics for two years, I have also exhibited at the Festival of Art, where I sold the paintings. ”