Jun 3, 2013

Bookmark Link Purge

A bunch of links of things I've been reading about.

cool tshirt

cool tshirt from this guy http://ccillaswamp.blogspot.com/

2 attack dogs

Going Back to Nature (maybe.... via the internet)

Fishtail Parkas

I have been trying to find a very plain, hopefully bit longer/almost knee-length parka. The most obvious choice is a fishtail one. Don't know the difference quite yet between m65 and m51. Maybe the m65 has a removable hood while the 51 is attached or folds down, I could be wrong though. These photos from ebay are an original listing I saw and missed, all up the coat went for $30 and i got sore about it and've gone on this stupid hunt/quest. I still think longer jackets are a bit dumb in the climate of a place like Brisbane, but I like the idea of how cloaking and blankety the are. some kind of notion of being snug and protected.

All those Japanese brands like Visvim/Nonnative/White Mountaineering seem to have made fairly nice versions teched up to the max and really expensive. While these jackets are nice, I prefer the idea of something built for more practical applications and I'm broke and want something I can spill beer/sauce on/fall over in and not care. I could probably rationalise that more as wanting to build some wabi sabi crap and sew it up with patches.

The Air Force APECS Multicam Parka by Alpha Industries is kind of along those lines, except it looks hip/thigh length.They also have the NYCO ECWS which is pretty similar and comes in a nice sagey green.Most of Alpha's stuff looks pretty gammon. They mostly make flight jackets which look okay, but yeah nothing along the lines of what I'm looking for. Alpha is an obvious choice, but as a more civilian/apparently 'style'-oriented brand of clothing over a brand like Propper, they offer about the same thing. I guess there're also brands like Real McCoys etc, but again they're way above my price range.

On ebay there are a lot of options, the m65 seems cheaper and more available than the m51, I guess due to their respective ages (production numbers, rarity bla bla). There isn't really a new interpretation made for the military. They seem to just have shorter length softshells and longer ones and they're all packed with a million pockets on the outside/in more of a BDU or SAS smock style. Kind of like those Alpha numbers linked above.

My first interest in a jacket like this is via the USN deck coat, a nice change from the N1 that is pretty commonplace, despite being 'real rare' n shit. Maybe Paul Newman bought all the ones in existence? This jacket is nice, it's actually basically the same, but with a hood and a longer length. According to the information I've found, it's from the same era, but I can't verify/didn't care THAT much. They do seem harder to come across, though.

It's dumb, but I like this poolside deck jacket from Nova come on australia you rool!

May 29, 2013

i used to love studying antropology!!!

magic, to steal from R4TH, real wizardry

Motocross, esp. Jerseys

AXO feels a bit more restrained, like they didn't drink too many Monster drinks. Their selection is varied (mx/road/bmx etc), but smaller.
Klim is very plain, it seems geared less to motocross and more to the endurance/off-road side of dirt bikes

One Industries make fairly down the line jerseys, they have printed ones that don't go too crazy as well as some simpler designs in nice geometric patterns.

Fly Racing has a lot of prominent branding and huge colourful geometric patterns. They cover a bunch of fields; road, bmx, dirt etcetera, but I didn't bother looking through everything.

Thor have some of the most spastic, thousand layer/colour jerseys, but they seem fairly well though out. I mean that they look okay despite the fine line they run. They have some plain stuff as well.

JT Racing have jerseys that look quite simple in a retro fashion as well as newer ones. They don't produce retro jerseys per se.

Troy Lee Designs make both retro and new jerseys for motocross and bmx. their designs are bright and graphic, but overall quite nice.

Team Moto is an Australian based website. I have no idea why I saved this link, I think it has a good range of stuff probably.

BTO Sports is an American website that has a huge range of jerseys. A pretty good visual reference source.

The history of Go The Rat - http://www.gobadirt.com/stories/sx-mx/109-go-the-rat.html