Behind The Scenes With Gear Collective Showroom

BIKE CHECK 212 | 02 JARAH from cycleangelo on Vimeo.

HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY?

I am co-owner of a cycling inspired fashion showroom, Gear Collective. I like to think I make money by helping others reach the world with their creativity.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LINE ? KEY PIECES?

Tough one. I always think in the mens world because thats my work. For myself, I’d have to say Insight. They make the sickest dresses for girls like me who refuse to wear heels and always go for the sneakers with dress look.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A BRANDS YOU CONSIDER REPPING?

First, I have to love the product and the quality has to be on point. Then, its all about making sure that the brand can support the retailers with marketing initiatives, producing on time, and being prepared to support growth.

WHAT UNIFIES THE LINES YOU REP?

Every brand we work with have some form of cycling/ active lifestyle element. From the bike specific bags by Bruxe to the discrete details for cyclist in the visually contemporary exterior of Martin Clothing to the snug fit and wrap around style in Contego Eyewear.
We have a brand we just brought in that has lots more awesome cycling appeal. Stay tuned for that here:

http://gearcollectivenyc.com/_site/

WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT THE INDUSTRY?

My favorite part of the industry is the relationships I’ve made with buyers, co-workers, stylist, interns, etc. I feel that its unlike any other industry because we have a common tie not only in business but in our personal style and creative inspirations. I grew up in the fashion industry though so maybe thats why I see the industry as family.

WHICH TRENDS ARE GOOD /SUCK?

Oh don’t get me started… I’m a white tank and jeans kind of girl, but I’m a sucker for military inspired trends. I could really do without the style of dressing like your grandparents and the high waisted pants (especially in menswear….gross.)

WHAT’s UP WITH YOUR BIKE COLLECTION?

I have sold all but one, my purple Continuum Cycles custom 48cm track frame on Velocity deep V wheels with gatorskin tires (toughest for NYC streets), odyssey black widow cranks (VERY hard to find 150mm because im tiny), pink Chris King limited edition “pretty and strong” headset, Thompson X4 stem, and Lino bull horn bars. Can you tell I love my bike?

WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO EAT A TACO IN BROOKLYN? BEST PARTY?

Hands down it’s Taco Chulo in Williamsburg. I have no clue about parties. I consider riding my bike all night to be enough of a social life for me.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SHOP(S)?

Alter in Brooklyn, Chari and Co. NYC, and Standard in Atlanta

WHICH GOLDEN GIRL ARE YOU?

Sofia for sure! Quick witted, politically incorrect, fearless, and so little that people never expect what’s coming with her.

WHAT’S THE LAST TATTOO YOU GOT?

A week ago I had 3 hours done on my back. I have had a total of 47 hours on it now. We are re-doing whats already there because its been 9 years and then finishing it. In a couple months, it will be the longest project of my life finally completed thanks to Vinny Romanelli.

www.tattoosbyvinnny.com

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM GEAR COLLECTIVE IN 2011?

Expect awesome gear! I believe we will be workings with several innovative brands and introducing more bike specific wearables and soft goods. We have a Gear Collective artist project in the works also that I can’t wait to share more about!

IF A FALCON AND YOUR DOG GOT INTO A FIGHT, WHICH WOULD WIN AND WHY?

Little Dude would come out on top and I think he would win by sexually abusing the Falcon since his most favorite activity with any animal he sees is exactly that. His theme song, “Little Dude, you’re so rude” is very appropriate!

Misled Youth

MISLEDYOUTH

Jan 7th – Jan 25th 2012

Opening Reception Jan 7, 2012 (6pm-9:30pm) Music by AKA LUV, Gvcci Hcci, Youthquake

Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

FEATURING THE ART OF

LIL INTERNET (http://SOUNDCLOUD.COM/LILINTERNET)
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NICKY LESSER (http://www.nicolelesser.com/)
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KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI (http://www.korakrit.com/)
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MR NVR
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NICKZ
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VICTOR VAZQUEZ (http://dasracist.net/)
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BEA FREMDERMAN (http://www.beafremderman.com/)
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ERIC SHAW (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericdrawshaw/)
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LUCAS KING (VOMIT CITY)
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BeN WOLF NOAM (http://wolfnoam.tumblr.com/)
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ALEX KELLEY-HOFFMAN (http://www.hdboyz.com/)
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JEFF JOYAL (http://jeffreyjoyal.com/)
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JEANETTE HAYES (http://twitter.com/#!/jeanettehayes) **
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ISAI MENCIA JR (EMOTIONAL SHOWERS)
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SEYCHELLE OD ALLAH
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COCO YOUNG (http://cocoyoung.blogspot.com/)
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AUSTIN Eddy (http://jaustineddy.com/)
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SCOTT R KEIGHTLEY (lostboyskingdom.tumblr.com)
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GREG FOURNIER (http://ouchmyheart.com/)
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WILLIAM BALL
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ELISSA SALAS (http://overdoseone.tumblr.com/)
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ANGELIQUE ALVAREZ (http://5footliving.tumblr.com/)
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JACKSON KELSEY

LIVE MUSIC SETS
BY
*AKA LUV

*LACEDGHOST (tweenage wasteland)

*GVCCI HVCCI (NSFW)

*YOUTHQUAKE (NYC PUNX)*BOSTON.DEBUT*

http://www.facebook.com/youthquakenyc

EXPECT
ART///MUSIC///BEER?!/////FUN///
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Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

any ? call isai @ 978 837 2678

Holiday Bodega Product

New Bodega product is up for sale online. I did 3 of the stickers and the updated gucci flag tee. Hope you like.

On sale at bdgastore.com

Holiday Market


Dec 17 – Jan 4th

Artist Reception Dec 21st (7-9pm)  Sounds by DJ Frank White

Paintings, Prints, Photos, and Presents by AntiDesigns, Evoker, Fish McGill, Iris Grimm, James Mustin, James Weinberg, Josh Durant, Josh Falk, Lee Beard, MRNVR, Pat Falco, Percy Fortini-Wright & Ryan Lombardi

 

Fourth Wall Project

132 Brookline Ave.

Boston MA

 

Hours:   Tues-Sat 1-6pm,  Sunday 1-5pm.   Closed Xmas, Xmas Eve, NYE and Mondays

Odd Future

Left Brain and Domo Genesis stopped by the shop earlier in the day and came out rocking some nice tees at their show in Boston.

The Return of The Living Dead (1985)

If you play this flick while listening to Misfits or Slayer and you have yourself a seamlessly fitting movie+music mashup. Seriously, I tested this.

Superbowl Shuffle vs. Ask Kobe How My Ass Taste Freestyle (Shaq)

Which display of musical inclination set the bar higher for athlete driven musicianship?

Space 242 Presents: Revenge Of Freeky Fright Nights

SPACE 242, Boston’s LowBrow Destination Proudly Presents

REVENGE OF…FREEKY FRIGHT NIGHTS!
Annual Halloween Horror Ho-Down

FOUR DAYS ONLY! October 28-31
Opening Reception Friday, October 28 7-9pm
Costume Ball/Contest Saturday, October 29, 7-9pm
Gallery Hours: 1-7 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

SPACE 242 at Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Avenue, Fenway, Boston
[space242.com] [fourthwallproject.com]

Featuring Spooky and Halloween-Inspired Artwork By:
Alyssa Adams, R. L. Allison, Allison Bamcat, Joshua Baptista, Jessica Beebe, Andy Bell, Rocco Bittelari, Eric Bornstein, Amanda Boucher, Eliza Brown, Kimberly Buhler, Alex Carlson, Roxanne Chichowlas, Madeline Copp, Ellen Crenshaw, Mary Curtin, Kat Cuseo, Nicole Duennebier, Jyll Ethier-Mullen, Logan Faerber, Pat Falco, Anthony Feliciano, Michael Georgeson, Danielle Gosselin, Molly Halligan, Brian Hart, Scott Holloway, Alethea Jones, Joe Keinberger, Patt Kelley, Ron LeBrasseur, Jennifer Lewis, Aerica Lovett, Keith MacLelland, Natalie Magri, Steven Mardo, Kelsey Marr, Joey Mars, Fish McGill, Indigo Moorhead, Karen Moss, Greg Mutaffis, Scott Murry, Christian Noise, Jane O’Hara, Shannon Orcutt, Dave Ortega, PenCapChew, Rhonda Ratray, Mister Reusch, Dana Ricciardi, Heather Rose Anair, Caitlyn Ryan, Jennifer Schmenke, Lisa Scollan, Bob Stearns, Stones, Nick Sullivan, Tom Torrey, Kristen Uroda, John W., Maegan Wackell, Tami Wicinas, Katrina Wilbur, Bethy Williams, Brenda Wilson, Keith Zoo

SPONSORED IN PART BY
The Weekly Dig, Fourth Wall Project, Drink Masters

Click here to RSVP for the next opening!

Yuki Matsuda

Classic made in U.S.A. footwear and luggage are exceptional as traditional artifacts of the rugged and refined American past. -Yuketen Philosophy

Inventory Magazine managed to catch up with Yuki Matsuda, founder of the Maine based luggage and footwear company Yuketen.  The interview focuses on the many dimensions presented in the this year’s Fall/Winter offering which you can find in-store as well as in our webshop.

Was there any source of inspiration behind the FW11 collection that differed from previous seasons?
For FW11 I wanted to maintain the overall Yuketen aesthetic of classic American outdoor sporting lifestyle in addition to classic town and country American lifestyles.  Of course there are some new style additions for FW11 but overall the feeling is the same as with past seasons.

Does working in Maine feel it has influenced the direction of your brand? We know the region holds a special place in your heart.
I love Maine and I always enjoy spending time there.  Maine living is like being transported back in time 40 – 50 years because there is an overcoming feeling of freedom which cannot be experienced in a metropolitan area. Maine is removed from the influences of modern city life and there are less people so I feel great freedom when I am in Maine. I love all countryside areas throughout the World. I think I am more at peace when surrounded by nature.

More of this interview here.

Milton Glaser on Celluloid

Milton Glaser is American graphic design. The breadth and depth of his work stretches far and wide (co-founder of New York magazine and creator of the “I Love NY” campaign) but a couple things remain certain, the man’s ability to craft messages creatively in a manner that remains simple and to the point.  A documentary released last year ‘Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight’ shadows him through daily activity with commentary that reveals his seemingly infinite intellect and originality.  Check out the documentary trailer above and buy/rent it through iTunes here. Also down bottom is Glaser’s TED speech, circa 1998, where he explains the use of design to make ideas new.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWmJcR-x_hc

And Still…Deadstock Kings

Operating in Los Angeles since 2009, shop ‘And Still‘ has been consistent in fulfilling the role of purveyor when it comes to deadstock vintage.  From jacketing to snapbacks, their inventory offers a variety of brands that cover all bases of vintage sports team apparel. Co-owner of ‘And Still” and native New Englander, Kirk Tilton, was recently interviewed by SneakerFreaker as a part of the mag’s comprehensive feature on THE team apparel brand Starter.  With the supply of deadstock vintage always on the decline, you can confide in ‘And Still’ to continuously offer up some gems.  Big ups ole homey.