Marshall Artist | Interview with Neil Maloney

Contemporary street fashion blog SLAMXHYPE recently hosted an interview with the creative director of one of our new favorite brands here at the shop: Neil Maloney from Marshall Artist.

SLAMXHYPE: What makes Marshall Artist unique compared to other brands?

Neil Maloney: I’d have to say the thing that sets us apart at a structural level is the size of our core team and where we’re based – 2 partners are based in Vietnam where they own the factory that not only makes Marshall Artist but a whole host of top brands including Penfield and Prada. I’m based in the UK where there is just me and my assistant at our studio. I go over to the factory in Vietnam at least 4 times a year where we have a fantastic team dedicated solely to Marshall Artist. It’s a designers dream to have a 400+ factory at his finger tips!

At a creative level I’d say the thing that sets us apart from other brands is the attention to deal and general quality of product versus the price brackets we sit in. I spend a lot of time (far too much!) researching construction methods and finishes and how we can reinvent them or make them relevant for a contemporary market and at the right price point. The end result is a well thought out garment that is functional and stylish.

SLAMXHYPE: What’s your background as Creative Director?

Neil Maloney: I started out in London in about ‘97 as a junior Art Director for a great agency at the time called Attik. We worked on fantastic projects for the likes of MTV, Nike, Sony, EMI, Adidas, Levi’s etc etc. Everything from music clips to print campaigns and everything in-between. I look back now and realise how lucky I was to walk out of art college and straight into what was probably the coolest studio in London at the time. I got into designing menswear in about 2001 and gradually moved from Art Direction into fashion and since 2004 I’ve pretty much just focused on designing menswear.

SLAMXHYPE: Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Neil Maloney: The people around me and their environments. I grew up in Liverpool in the 80’s so the whole casual thing has always been a part of me. I love that genre of menswear. Not so much the full-on sportswear look but more the outdoor kind of brands that were cool back then, and still are now really. I think you can see that in my work for sure. I love traditional workwear as well – garments that will last longer than life time. There’s always something new to learn from old pieces you find on your travels. I’m an absolute jacket fanatic – I drive my wife crazy with the sheer volume of outerwear I hoard away at home!

SLAMXHYPE: What is most noteworthy about your brand?

Neil Maloney: Honesty and hard work across the board – From the factory floor to the showroom. I’d say we’re the most unpretentious bunch around.

Read the full interview in the following link.

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
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*AKA LUV

*LACEDGHOST (tweenage wasteland)

*GVCCI HVCCI (NSFW)

*YOUTHQUAKE (NYC PUNX)*BOSTON.DEBUT*

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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.