Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cerita - what is a vintage shirt?

Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 20 years before the present day is considered vintage. Retro, short for retrospective, or "vintage style" usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era.

VTG
Is a short form for Vintage. It was originally adapted as a search synonym on eBay to give sellers more room in limited character listing titles. When comparing the two searches on eBay, they bring exactly the same search results. While Google seems to recognize it as a short form, the two variations bring back quite different results.

Vintage T-shirts
Applying Webster’s definition – a “vintage t-shirt” is a t-shirt that is not new. That leaves a big grey area, but suffice to say they don’t mean one year old. Some say 10, we say at least 15 years old. On Defunkd, a t-shirt must be at least 15 years old to be considered vintage. That’s why we don’t allow any t-shirts to be posted that were manufactured beyond the year 1999.
A true vintage t-shirt can usually be identified by its tag, with most of them now defunct. Typically they were made with a 50/50 blend of polyester and cotton which ensured they were softer. Although there was also a significant amount of 100% cotton blends.

Vintage Bootlegs
This term refers to a t-shirt that is also at least 15 years old – yet wasn’t licensed. Many of these were sold out of concert parking lots in the 1970s and 80s. They typically featured original artwork with a style that become synonymous with bootlegs. Given they are actually vintage, they are more scarce (far less were manufactured) and had original designs, they can be just as valuable as a rock artists licensed vintage t-shirts.

Deadstock Vintage or NOS (New Old Stocks)
Used to describe tees printed in another era that became excess/unsold inventory and typically ended up in storage. Most times they are in mint condition, however sometimes storage conditions can adversely effect their condition.

Retro T-shirts
Retro tees are t-shirts manufactured in modern times, using original, yet vintage themed artwork for a nostalgic appeal. They’re printed on new t-shirts that many times are manufactured with softer fabric blends.


Reproduction or Reissue T-shirts
These tees are also manufactured in modern times but they use artwork that was created in another era. Some of them are licensed, some of them aren’t. Metallica for example has reissued many of their 1980s designs. To make things a touch more confusing – some of these were reissued over 15 years ago so reproductions eventually become vintage reproductions.

Bootleg or Counterfeit Vintage
These happen when dishonest people set out to create a t-shirt in modern times and pass them off for true vintage. They make their best effort to copy an original and sought after design. They’ll find quantities of old blank tees or unbranded modern day vintage-esque tees. They they’ll typically post them online along side a small quantity of actual vintage t-shirts to dupe consumers into shelling out of them.


Lari tajuk - artis-artis barat dan t-shirt band gempak - gambar

 Kylie Jenner x KIZZ

Holly Madisson x Iron Maiden

Justin Bieber x Iron Maiden

Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia x Iron Maiden

Eddie Murphy x The Beatles


Cerita - Sports and The Fan Apparel


What are some of the top brands offering sports fan apparel?

People looking for ball caps that sport a favorite team logo often turn to New Era hats. Whether fans support a favorite college team or an NFL, NHL, MLB, or NBA club, New Era offers a wide variety. Nike, Adidas, and Reebok provide an array of college and professional sports caps, shorts, jerseys, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and pajama bottoms. Many fans also appreciate the high-quality buttoned baseball shirts and other clothing manufactured by Majestic.




What is the difference between a snapback hat and other kinds of ball caps?

Snapback hats are staples at fan apparel and souvenir shops. Snapbacks come in two types. Trucker snapbacks are made from plastic mesh and foam, while standard snapback hats have a fabric construction. Snapbacks differ from other kinds of ball caps because they have a flat bill and a snap-together adjustable rear closure, as opposed to a curved bill and adjustable Velcro or buckle-style closure.



Kat atas nih ada contoh topi snapback dan fullcap. Kalau tak paham dan tak boleh beza lagi tak tau la.



What is the history behind bobblehead dolls?

Early ceramic bobblehead dolls, known as nodders, came from Germany with production beginning in the late 1700s and early 1800s. In the 1920s, a bobblehead doll based on a New York Knicks player gained popularity, but general interest in bobblehead dolls waned by the 1930s. By 1960, a number of paper mache baseball bobbleheads surfaced, and those featuring the likenesses of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays sold well at the World Series that year. Throughout the next several decades, construction moved from papier-mache to ceramic to plastic, and now bobbleheads are highly collectible.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Samurai Army Rugby POPPY SHIRT 2015

SAMURAI ARMY RUGBY UNION TOWERS POPPY SHIRT 2015



The Samurai Army Rugby Towers Poppy Shirt 2015. This year the shirt features the Tower of London's stunning Ceramic Poppy display from last year, the display was created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper. They installed over 888,000 ceramic poppies that filled the Tower Of London's famous moat for four months from July to November 2014. The shirt in addition to a stunning image of the Tower Of London installation has the British Army Rugby insignia on the left chest, the Samurai logo on the right, the British Legion logo on the right arm, union Jack with ARMY on back of neck and 'In Flanders Fields' on the back. This is a beautiful shirt as always from Samurai, the fit is great and the quality is as always the very best available
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SAMURAI BRITISH ARMY 'FOR THE FALLEN' 2012 
POPPY SHIRT




 THE FRONT OF THE SHIRT HAS FALLING POPPIES DOWN THE LEFT SIDE. ARMY RUGBY UNION CREST ON LEFT CHEST. SAMURAI LOGO RIGHT CHEST. SOLDIER SILHOUETTE'S. LEFT ARM BRITISH LEGION EMBLEM. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION 90 YEARS. THE BACK HAS FALLING POPPIES DOWN LEFT SIDE. 'ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL' ON THE BACK. SOLDIER SILHOUETTE'S. THIS SHIRT IS A FANTASTIC TRIBUTE TO THE BRITISH ARMY, PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE AND WILL BE WORN WITH PRIDE.

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SAMURAI BRITISH ARMY 'LETTERS HOME' POPPY RUGBY SHIRT 2013


This is the new British Army 'Letters Home' shirt for remembrance 2013. Standard fit, short sleeve design with standard collar. Design features a poppy field to the front and back with a soldiers letter home to the front and photographic soldier walking away image to the back with the poignant 'When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today' to the top of the shoulder area. The design is fully sublimated. A tribute to all those who have served our country.


 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Limited Edition Momotaro x Naked & Famous Jeans

 
Limited Edition Momotaro x Naked & Famous Jeans
JAPAN & CANADA - 
Only 600 pairs EVER made!!!!!
Model: "SKINNYGUY"
Made in Okayamo Japan
Waist: 33" Length: 39"
Medium rise. 100% cotton
– 14.5oz Pure Indigo Rope-Dyed Japanese Selvedge Denim
– Produced on vintage USA machinery, including the famous Union Special 43200G bulldog chain-stitching machine.
– Momotaro branded Iron Buttons + Copper Rivets
– Hidden back pocket rivets with “peach/shuttle” logo
– Trademark Momotaro Pink “peach” inseam thread
– Double-name deerskin leather patch
– Japanese rising sun + Canadian maple leaf logos printed in red on pocket bags.
 









 

CASIO G-SHOCK x Maharishi MUDMASTER Limited Edition Watch GWG-1000MH-1A


Maharishi Tie-up Model

Introducing the third release of models that are the result of collaboration between G-SHOCK and the English fashion brand maharishi, whose products are favorites as pacifist military and work fashion items.
Designer Hardy Blechman selected the MUDMASTER (GWG- 1000) as the base model because its special features let it stand up to the challenges encountered in a desert or jungle, or just about any other extreme environment.
The band design is based on the new DPM (Disruptive Pattern Material) British Bonsai Forest Jungle Camouflage pattern, which is maharishi's collection theme for 2016.
The black ion plated band ring is decorated with the maharishi brand name, and the back cover is impressed with the brand logo. The lettering of the bezel is dark green, while the hour markers, second hand, and small dial elements are accented with flight jacket lining orange.
The original design of the special package further accents the unique nature of this model.
• Mud resist structure
• Vibration resistant structure
• Barometric pressure/altitude, bearing, temperature readings
• Double LED light illuminates the face and digital display for high readability
• Screw-in crown
• Auto hand position correction

Maharishi
Maharishi was started in 1994 by Englishman Hardy Blechman, a well-known London military item collector.
Since then it has continued to release original camouflage and other items that helped it gain fame as a core brand that is being worn by people throughout the entire fashion world. A distinctive feature of this brand is the use of the latest technology to create original designs. Made using the finest materials and attractive patterns, maharishi is the clothing brand of choice of celebrities around the globe.

A special vibration-resistant construction lets them stand up to wear while operating cutters, crushers, drills and other heavy machinery to clear away large obstacles. This is Casio’s first analogue watch to come with Mud Resist construction, which helps to ensure that nothing gets into the watch when down and dirty work takes you deep into the dirt and sludge. Multiple gaskets are used on the pipes that guide buttons and shafts, which keeps mud out. These pipes not only act to protect buttons from impact, they also enhance button operation. The screw-in force of the screw lock bezel on an internal gasket further increases mud resistance. A new bezel structure lets you visually check whether the bezel has been screwed in adequately.

In addition, Triple Sensor Version 3 capabilities provide instant access to direction, barometric pressure, and temperature information when needed under tough conditions. The face of the watch is marked with large numerals as 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock for easy reading. The face is illuminated by a double LED light and protected by a sapphire crystal to ensure high visibility under virtually any conditions imaginable.

The band surface is processed to resemble a cloth band texture, and the hour and minute hands are shaped with points that make them resemble warning markers. All buttons have a checkered surface for surer operation, and the overall design is tough and rugged.

    Case / bezel material: Resin / Stainless steel
    Resin Band
    Mud Resistant
    Neobrite
    Screw Lock Crown
    Vibration resistant
    Shock Resistant
    Sapphire Glass with non-reflective coating
    200-meter water resistance
    Double LED light
    LED light for the face (Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration, afterglow)
    LED backlight for the digital display (Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration, afterglow)
    Solar powered
    Time calibration signal reception
    Auto receive up to six* times a day (remaining auto receives canceled as soon as one is successful)
    *5 times a day for the Chinese calibration signal
    Manual receive
    The latest signal reception results
    Time Calibration Signals
    Station name: DCF77 (Mainflingen, Germany)
    Frequency: 77.5 kHz
    Station name: MSF (Anthorn, England)
    Frequency: 60.0 kHz
    Station name: WWVB (Fort Collins, United States)
    Frequency: 60.0 kHz
    Station name: JJY (Fukushima, Fukuoka/Saga, Japan)
    Frequency: 40.0 kHz (Fukushima) / 60.0 kHz (Fukuoka/ Saga)
    Station name: BPC (Shangqiu City, Henan Province, China)
    Frequency: 68.5 kHz
    The auto hand home position correction
    Digital compass
    Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points
    Measuring range: 0 to 359°
    Measuring unit: 1°
    60 seconds continuous measurement
    Hand indication of north
    Bidirectional calibration
    Magnetic declination correction
    Altimeter
    Measuring range: –700 to 10,000 m ( –2,300 to 32,800 ft.)
    Measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.)
    Hand indication of altitude differential
    Manual memory measurements (up to 30 records, each including altitude, date, time)
    Auto log data (High/low altitudes, cumulative ascent and descent)
    Others: Relative altitude readings (±100m /±1000m),
    Selectable measurement interval: 5 seconds or 2 minutes
    *1 second for first 3 minutes only
    *Changeover between meters (m) and feet (ft)
    Barometer
    Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
    Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
    Hand indication of pressure differential
    Atmospheric pressure tendency graph
    Barometric pressure tendency information alarm (beep and arrow indicates significant changes in pressure)
    *Changeover between hPa and inHg
    Thermometer
    Display range: –10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
    Display unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
    *Changeover between Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F)
    World time
    29 time zones (29 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping
    1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 60 minutes
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
    5 daily alarms
    Hourly time signal
    Hand shift feature (manual or auto (during altitude, barometric pressure, and temperature measurement))
    Battery level indicator
    Power Saving (display goes blank and hands stop to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
    Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
    12/24-hour format
    Button operation tone on/off
    Regular timekeeping
    Analog: 3 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 10 seconds), second)
    Digital: Hour, minute, second, am/pm, date, day
    Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
    Approx. battery operating time:
    6 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
    25 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
    Size of case : 59.5×56.1×18mm
    Total weight : 119g
    2 Year CASIO Australia & NZ Warranty
    1 Year CASIO International Warranty












Tuesday, May 9, 2017

G-Shock X Krink Limited Edition Collaboration DW-6900KR-8JR

The Tokyo-based Kinetics brand has announced a new KRINK x G-Shock collaboration watch. The DW-6900KR-8JR is a unique sparkly metallic silver color. This limited edition features the "KRINK New York City" text in several places. And it looks like the face plate around the LCD has a shiny mirror finish.








Jom layan gambar G-Shock x Krink ni. Siver yang mengancam. Merelit dan merecik.