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.



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:


Il tempo passa, ma si rimane comunque “Jovanotti”

Lorenzo Cherubini meglio conosciuto con lo pseudonimo di “Jovanotti”, ha pubblicato da poco il suo tredicesimo lavoro in studio Lorenzo 2015 cc, ufficialmente in vendita dal 24 febbraio 2015, l’uscita del disco è stata anticipata dall’uscita, a Dicembre, del singolo estratto ” Sabato ”.

L’artista è in attività dal 1987, attraversando parecchie fasi storiche della musica Italiana, è stato uno dei pionieri del Rap Italiano, passando anche per altri vari generi e scrivendo sempre canzoni dai temi ricchi ma al tempo stesso spensierati. Inizia ad evolversi musicalmente verso la metà degli anni ’90 iniziando ad inserire nei suoi testi temi molto più seriosi e di impegno sociale e politico.

Arriva ai giorni nostri con all’attivo 23 album pubblicati (tra lavori in studio, live e raccolte) proprio lo scorso Febbraio, è uscito fuori il suo ultimo lavoro già citato in precedenza “Lorenzo 2015 cc”.

Lorenzo 2015 cc contiene tutto e il contrario di tutto, e questo è da una parte un gran pregio, Jovanotti all’ennesima potenza, dall’altro un difetto, Jovanotti all’ennesima potenza. In questo album è presente tutto il suo stile, tantissimo, quello, riconoscibile anche da un non fan sfegatato dell’artista. Data la tracklist di ben 30 canzoni, si potrebbe pensare ad un album pesante e molto difficile da mandare giù, ma non è questo il caso. L’ascolto dell’album fila liscio che è un piacere e si alterna tra ballad e brani molto più energici carichi un una bella energia positiva.

Che c’è da dire? Niente! L’unica cosa per comprendere questo album è ascoltarlo!

Grazie dell’ attenzione e buon ascolto a tutti!


kjøre Project, Over fifty years has passed since our founding and our commitment to producing only the highest grade footwear, now a little group of this designers team and craftspeople as well as skilled laborers has founded kjøre project , creating a new line of accessories, characterized with the Nordic style, using only rough and strongest leather, but incredibly soft.
As a Scandinavian brand of a Norwegian name with of supreme Italian raw materials, this continental element is one that touches every aspect of the company with purpose. With a narrow focus, constant learning, agile processes and creative thinking, we can continually improve the solutions and insights we share.
At kjøre project , we strive to create modern products that respect the past. All the styles in the Heritage collection are designed and built just as they were fifty, sixty and even over eighty years ago and are all made using premium leather, totally handcrafted to the specifications which made each style timeless when they were first introduced. In the end, all of these elements combine beautifully to evoke a charming elegance that is distinctly kjøre project ‘s own. Our tanning process was first developed in ancient times, the best of these stiff, are set aside for our use and each batch and color reacts differently.
This is a slow process dependent on the skill and artistry of passionate and committed tanners. It is the careful attention of dedicated tanners and their refusal to compromise on materials and the time necessary to achieve the desired result that differentiates our tanned leather from all other leathers.
Instead of peeling and cracking our leather develops its own patina, changing gradually in appearance and taking on the character of its user over time.
The scars, scratches, veins and wrinkles that give each piece in our collection its unique character have not been sanded down or buffed. We specifically chose not to cover minor imperfections with paint sealers or artificial finishes, using only clear dyes in a range of colors that enhance rather than conceal the beautiful character of our leather. We take careful note of how our materials look after 12, and 24 months of heavy use. Even now when people think that machines and technology can only make products, genuine leather still can only be worked by hand.
This is why genuine leather products made by highly skilled craftsmen are enjoyable to look at and provide a great deal of warmth.
People never get tired of possessing these fine items; our team of designers and craftspeople produced each kjøre project piece by hand, utilizing the same style of tools that have been used to create leather goods for years.
We blend classic techniques with modern mechanics to achieve the best possible treatment within each step of production, we embarked on a quest for perfection – perfection in design and perfection in craftsmanship.

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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.

 



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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Planet Funk – The Italian Band
Today we would like to tell you about a band Planet Funk Italian anything in our store is very popular as well as heard from the distant 2001.The Planet Funk is an Italian musical group in business since 1999. Cooperated with international artists such as Simple Minds , Dan Black , Cecilia Chailly and national as Elisa , Giuliano Sangiorgi , Jovanotti, Pier Cortese , and Raiz . The group was formed by the merger of the old formation of Souled Out ( Alexander Sommella , Domenico ” GG ” Canu , and Sergio Della Monica) , known in the early nineties to the international success of the album of the same name , recorded at the London studios of Sony, and the single Shine on , before publication of the history of international record label Sony in Italy , and the Kama Sutra , or Marco Baroni and Alex Blacks . Planet Funk was the title of a song made ​​by the same Blacks . The Souled Out had produced several tracks abroad , with excellent commercial results . One of them was titled Stuck on love and it was sung by Dee Lewis. The song was one of the biggest radio hits and dance floor, in the 80s. In 2002 , with the album not Sumness Zero , which contains the individual Who Said , Chase The Sun , Inside All The People , The Switch , Paraffin, the group has achieved success , crowned by the Italian Music Awards and the allocation of the gold record for sales of the album, also produced in the sumness not zero plus one , which contains a piece ( one Step Closer ) developed in collaboration with Simple Minds , but more than anything else is a vocal version of the first track of the album, Where Is the Max team of Planet Funk was summoned by other international bands to remix some songs from their repertoire. The album The illogical Consequence was preceded in 2005 by the Single Stop me, the soundtrack of the television commercial for Coca Cola . In autumn 2006 they released their third album, Static, where the eponymous single became one of the soundtrack of the video game FIFA 08 . The most successful song of the band is probably the single Who Said where singing is Dan Black , leader of The Servant . In early 2009 the group released the new single , titled Lemonade , which sees a return to the sound mix of electronic and rock that gave success and fame to the group. On 5 June 2009 they released their new single Thanks in collaboration with Pier Cortese . Their recording studio is located in Naples’s Posillipo district . After years of abstinence from the recording studios in 2011 affect the new single Another Sunrise sees the debut of new singer Alex Uhlmann and which is also the soundtrack of the new commercial for the Hyundai i20 Sound Edition . Another Sunrise is the first single from the new album The Great Shake released September 20, 2011 , with the participation of artists such as Usher and Giuliano Sangiorgi , leader of Negroamaro . The Planet Funk while performing ” Another Sunrise ” In 2011, the group participates in Hyundai Music Awards with the single Another Sunrise . In the same year taking part in the MTV Days 2011 in Turin. Also in 2011, recorded a cover of the song by Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made for Walkin ‘ for the film Kryptonite Ivan Cotroneo . The director himself has directed and also wrote the official videoclip of the song where some actors appear in the film such as Luca Zingaretti , Valeria Golino , Cristiana Capotondi and Libero De Rienzo, over the same Planet Funk . The song became in 2012 the soundtrack of the European Football Championship 2012.

 

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les miserables italian alternative rock band indeed made ​​in Calabria!
The LES MISERABLES arise from the “ruins” of the MERCURY CHROME and officially the first release was in August 2009!
Active, especially with the summer sun, have already participated in several contests including the rock “Corazzo Rock Live”, the “I ° Reventino Rock”, the “Free Rock”, etc … “Last but not least” have collaborated with the independent label “RING tHE MEDITERRANEAN” for the production of their first and long awaited single “Shadow paranoid” available on all the best digital store and new video “nobile santita” and available in itunes store  and in google play.

 

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boxfresh brand born in london 1989 available now in genovese store  and on-line store

Welcome to Boxfresh, a London way of life that spans the last two decades of youth culture.

Boxfresh aren’t taking a new direction for 2012, but rather an old direction with a new perspective. A brand with humble market stall beginnings and strong London roots, Boxfresh has been an original bastion of British Streetwear since 1989. A brand that inspired an entire generation of forward thinking style enthusiasts that had an eye on the influences coming from across the Atlantic, Boxfresh has matured along with the rest of us, and is back to claim its rightful status as a recognizable uniform for the devoted design aesthete and street-style athlete. Fabrics, fits, patterns and silhouettes illustrate the push forward aesthetically and creatively, vibrant colours lighten the mood and set the precedent for a return to form and function befitting of this iconic brand.

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on-line store after many years we have been able to integrate into the website page of the store where you can purchase our products and our offers. We will try to improve our service to you and ask users to report any anomalies nel’acquistare online. We are proud of what has been achieved since it is the result of a passion for teconologia and for this research work, despite the difficulties’ that runs through Italy we invest in this sector. We hope that over time we can become a point of reference in this field.

Thanks to all of you who follow us

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boxfresh london 1989 available now in genovese store  and on-line store

Welcome to Boxfresh, a London way of life that spans the last two decades of youth culture.

Boxfresh aren’t taking a new direction for 2012, but rather an old direction with a new perspective. A brand with humble market stall beginnings and strong London roots, Boxfresh has been an original bastion of British Streetwear since 1989. A brand that inspired an entire generation of forward thinking style enthusiasts that had an eye on the influences coming from across the Atlantic, Boxfresh has matured along with the rest of us, and is back to claim its rightful status as a recognizable uniform for the devoted design aesthete and street-style athlete. Fabrics, fits, patterns and silhouettes illustrate the push forward aesthetically and creatively, vibrant colours lighten the mood and set the precedent for a return to form and function befitting of this iconic brand.

 


napapijri new collection available now in GenoveseStore since 1830 and on-line store

It was the early nineties when in Aosta began the story , a name that indicates the Arctic Circle in Finnish
Arctic. From the desire to combine the importance of technical work with a strongly innovative born the adventure of Green Sport Monte
White spa. The family business began with the production of backpacks and bags designer Napapijri designed to meet the needs of business travelers.
The experimental vocation then leads in a natural way in a series of proposals
clothing, area in which you summarize all the skills techniques but always with a meaning for a brand new style brands
or purely sporting. The appearance chromatically more discreet and fit more similea that town thus allowing the brand to build, with the passing of the seasons, a true product range that leaves
definitely the bright colors, the undisputed protagonists until then of landscapes of high altitude, in favor of a totally avant-garde, which will dictate the law in imposing unnuovo trend.
Napapijri records so by imposing an immediate success even in segments more “urban” its a sign of recognition, the Norwegian flag. For the first time a
tradition linked exclusively to the scope technical / sporting arrives in the city streets, with a path contrary to those in the time they took from clothing “active” the inspiration for casual lines that already exist.
In parallel to the study of new solutions for image, Napapijri has focused however and always on innovation and research into agreements with other technologically advanced and expanding the number of productive activities controlled by the headquarters d’Aosta.
After the first annidel millennium, the need to consolidate the business, and equip a retedistributiva with a more international, Napapijri door to seek a more global placement. The solution comes in
May 2004 with the sale of the brand to the U.S. holding
VF Corporation, a leader in the segment sportsweare protagonist of the market with labels ranging from jeans to accessories all’underwear.
The new managerial reorganization and a change of venue,
since September 2005, nelquartier general VF International in Lugano, Napapijri make a global project that looks at all the international markets with a broader vocation: that of locking himself in a world of proposals that are already considered to be a recognizable lifestyle. The collection is available from Napapijri to GenoveseStore always attentive to the news that the market offers while keeping intact their tradition.

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broke clothing   is a available now in GenoveseStore since 1830

Broke clothing is a streetwear made in italy  with the target to be the first to bring the American streetwear in Italy. It’s an ambitious project which took shape quickly.  enters the streets to spread its brand. The kids immediately get in touch with the new style characterized by baggier fits and quality of the materials.The introduction of the brand turned quickly on a new phenomenon around which a new culture along with extreme sports and alternative music both hip-hop and punk-rock takes place.  Although the products now reflect the modern so much desidered “FASHION” way of  life  the company remains loyal to its roots positively promoting fashion new movements and fusions. Several celebrities approached the company and the product as well because they found in this Brand something which influenced their behaviour.

developed great relationships with well-known athletes as: Materazzi, Italian entertainers as Pina Diego And dj Albertino of  Radio Dee Jay and many others of the music world as J-Ax, Frankie Hi Energy, Club Dogo and many others.
The strength of the company relies on the “Made in Italy” principle, an important feature which expresses not only the label but also a philosophy of life as a whole. All in all coming from the necessity to transfer to the product high quality standards and a distinguishing character in the known markets.
​is dependent on the creativity, passion and ruggedness of the street.  . Athletes wear our clothing because of its quality, durability and the edge it gives their image. The mature consumer buys Broke because of the quality, attention to detail and the simple comfort of the clothing.

available soon in GenoveseStore

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eBay official site of the store …. we finally open on ebay by clicking on the link below into your page sareti addressed to the ebay store.
Each month you will find news’ and new arrivals, promotions, of all that concerns the streetwear world and not only ……
For more info contact me ……. your suggestions will always be useful for
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Do you have a bike that you want to scrap, a pair of sneakers in canvas or leather that you no longer use …. can bring them into our store, we will evaluate them together and you will receive a voucher to spend on the bike or sneakers by 28-02 -2013 in the store and in our many activities ….. for more info please send us an email or come by the genovese store ….


steve job first anniversary of the death of steve jobs the founder of apple with its products innovated and revolutionized the way we live, work and think …. its motto “Stay hungry, stay foolish “… will remain ‘in the history …


timberland dunderdon Swedish workwear brand Dunderdon teams up with Timberland for this special! Based in a classic Chukka style with sueded upper, sitting on a Vibram sole that is Goodyear welted together in that vintage leather construction. Can be this falls best footwear! Imagine these with a par of fine denims..