#clothing


Pastry vs. Johnny Cupcakes?

From John­ny Cup­cakes:

Ran­dom­ly putting baked items on t-shirts and hav­ing an entire brand revolve around it is free for any­one to do. I don’t own food. How­ev­er, I did indeed start this brand of mine 8 years ago, hav­ing it’s main focus be revolved around cup­cakes and any­thing asso­ci­at­ed with it. In the inde­pen­dent t-shirt indus­try, I believe I was the first per­son to go all out with this cup­cake / bak­ing motif. I’ve made a tremen­dous amount of sac­ri­fices and risks to make it the home­grown, fam­i­ly run, fun, lim­it­ed busi­ness that it is, since I dropped out of high school and sold my t-shirts out of my rusty car. With my brands main focus on my cus­tomers and their expe­ri­ence, I think I’ve been doing a pret­ty swell job at it.

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Johnny Cupcakes’ “There’s Something in the Cupcake Mix” Third Series

Though quite new in Los Ange­les, John­ny Cup­cakes (JC) have been well known and received way before open­ing their first ever store in Boston. Any­ways, to keep things short (since peo­ple are already in line), JC is hav­ing a third series release of its very lim­it­ed col­lec­tion, “There’s Some­thing in the Cup­cake Mix” The release “con­sists of 4 extreme­ly lim­it­ed, exclu­sive t-shirts that are released once a year, dur­ing the Hal­loween sea­son. This year they will even be more scarce due to the split­ting between both loca­tions, Boston and LA.”

A few new details about series #3:

  • Designs have been turned up a notch + bring­ing some ghoul­ish, famil­iar faces to the kitchen table.
  • Bet­ter box design + con­struc­tion.
  • More hid­den gems.
  • These will NOT be avail­able online, only in Boston + LA.
  • 4 designs. 1 col­or­way of each. 150 total of each. Split between both Boston + LA = 75 pieces per design. Split between sizes and gen­ders = only a hand­ful to a dozen of each size, per gen­der, per design.
  • Every t-shirt will have a silk screened num­ber on the back, to guar­an­tee authen­tic­i­ty.
  • Each box will be hand num­bered.
  • Each box will be equipped with dif­fer­ent hid­den triv­ia per­tain­ing to the lim­it­ed mon­ster inside.
  • A vanil­la frost­ing scent­ed scratch ‘n’ sniff stick­er will be on top of each box.
  • When open­ing up your sealed box, you will have to dust real sprin­kles off of your sealed t-shirt.
  • We are encour­ag­ing every cus­tomer to DRESS UP in your best cos­tumes.
  • Real cup­cakes, bev­er­ages and some piz­za piz­za will be giv­en out the night of.
  • A spe­cial lim­it­ed, dat­ed shirt will be giv­en out to the first 100 or so cus­tomers.
  • Pho­tos + video webisodes will be tak­en at both releas­es.
  • All of this and more for $75 per col­lectible prod­uct.
  • These will sell out. We encour­age you to arrive ear­ly (like now!)

For those who are new and would like to expe­ri­ence the com­mo­tion and jour­ney, here are the release time and loca­tions:

  • Fri­day, Octo­ber 17th, 9pm East­ern
    @ 279 New­bury Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 18th, 9pm Pacif­ic
    @ 7959 Mel­rose Ave.
    Los Ange­les, CA 90046

Stay warm, well fed and good luck!

Triumvir “Rome Never Fell” Release Party

Tri­umvir is hav­ing a Release Par­ty. I’m guess­ing from the fly­er that the col­lec­tion is enti­tled, “Rome Nev­er Fell”. They will be host­ing the par­ty at LAX Hol­ly­wood this upcom­ing Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 18th.

LAX
1714 N. Las Pal­mas
Hol­ly­wood, CA

Threadless Now Doing Print

You can now get your favorite shirt designs on print from Thread­less. They are start­ing w/ a lim­it­ed run of 250 per design; cost­ing at about $35 at the moment (size 18“x24”). I just emailed them won­der­ing if they’ll be hook­ing that up w/ a fram­ing ser­vice as well—I think they are per­son­al­ly if the cost ain’t too much. It just makes sense.

Update
It seems Thread­less has moved their “Print” sec­tion over to the reigns of Society6, and blik.

Caught Taking Off My Pants?

Today start­ed off weird. I was at the bus stop wait­ing for my bus to go to the City, when I sud­den­ly hear a loud voice com­ing from behind me:

HEY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?”

I was caught off guard as I sud­den­ly turned towards the source. With a quick glance, I sud­den­ly saw this old man in front of his house (which is next to the bus stop). I quick­ly gave a look around if it was me he was talk­ing to. I also think I did a quick Taxi mono­logue (“You talkin’ to me…?”).

I then respond­ed in a dumb­found­ed man­ner:

Excuse me?” He replies with the same ques­tion. “Good morn­ing. I’m wait­ing for the bus…(?)”

While say­ing that, I was tak­ing a look below me. “I have my pants on for sure,” I said to myself. Then, the fol­low­ing ensued:

  • old man: “Wait­ing for the bus…? I just saw you tak­ing your pants off.”
  • me: “What??? No, just wait­ing for my bus haha” *crackin’ up inside*
  • old man: “Well… I thought I saw you tak­ing off your pants.”
  • me: “Haha… It’s too ear­ly in the week for that” *smil­ing to light­en things up*
  • old man: “Too ear­ly in the week? Not for my week(!)”

I think he was still some­what pissed off. I didn’t real­ly pay atten­tion as I was still crackin’ up inside, and not try­ing to show it.

Mean­while, after catch­ing the bus, I took a moment to rem­i­nisce. Before he came out gun-sling­ing out of his house, I remem­ber putting my keys in my back­pack. Now, there was a faux rock thing that cov­ers those power/cable/phone out­lets on the pave­ment. I know that I have put my back­pack down in front of me, on top of that faux rock. I… just hap­pen to be fac­ing his house while doing it. That, and he prob­a­bly heard me zip-up my back­pack haha.

The thing that both­er me is, he prob­a­bly was observ­ing me the whole time even before I zipped up my bag. Damn, what a crazy morn­ing and a crazy dude.

From my mind to yours, when wait­ing for a bus: make sure to look out for crazy home bod­ies; be under­stand­ing if they all of sud­den prowl at you for no rea­son at all; and be ready for a great laugh—though it seems very weird HA!

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