Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Levi's Lawsuits Coverage in New York Times

Levi's copyright infringement lawsuits make the New York Times. The article is an "OK" read, since I'm more concerned with the international denim brands that are affected by the suit, and not the domestic brands like Von Dutch and Rock & Republic which this article seems to focus more on. Click HERE to read the story.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

You Know You Love My Style

Today La Vie Clothing released their "You Love My Style" Tee, be sure to go pick it up at the following locations listed above. They're moving fast, especially the GFC x La Vie colorway ;)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Sunday, January 21, 2007

FoShoFoShow All-Stars

That time of the year again. Be sure to check out Lemar & Dauley in Vegas next month at FoshoFoshow Tradeshow during All Star Week February 13-15 at the Alexis Park Resort. Other brands rounding out this All-Star cast, in this invite-only tradeshow, are Phenomenon, Rocksmith, DC Shoes, 10 Deep, Complete Technique, Hiqee & Kilo Goods.

Mickey Factz - I'm Sean (50 Shots More)

Mickey Factz is at it again, leaking another introspective track for the people. For all those that know about the wrongful death of Sean Bell, it's another tragic scenario that has continually plagued our communities till this day. The epidemic that is racial profiling and the excessive/misappropriated use of force by the NYPD. In the song, Mickey Factz revisits the events of that night through the eyes of Sean Bell, or the way he figures Sean would've seen it. The track really makes you take a sit back and realize that Sean Bell's fate, could've been the fate of anyone of us. And that we must continue to protest and ask for reformation and justice within the police department.

"This song goes out to all the friends and family of Sean Bell, and to all those that lost a friend/s or family member/s from the bullets and/or force of those that are "allegedly" suppose to protect us."

Mickey Factz - I'm Sean (50 Shots More)

AF1 25 Years Interview on SlamxHype

Adam over at SlamXHype recently interviewed Saint about Nike's 25th Anniversary of the AF1. Go and check out what he had to say about one of the most classic silhouettes in footwear history. Also be sure to check out some of the other interviews they did with other key figures in street culture across the globe.

Saint's Interview

SlamxHype for other interviews

Levi's Pulling the Seams On Japanese Denim

Ohh how the cookie has crumbled. Japanese denim, specifically Japanese "repro" denim companies and those distributing and selling the products of are being sued by Levi's for trademark infringement. Effective this past Friday, January 19th, brands such as Studio D’Artisan, Iron Heart, Toyo/Sugarcane, Oni (BS United), and Samurai have been pulled from store shelves.

I'm sure denim advocates out here in the states are finding them-selves on the edge feeling very blue and green (those who are clever know what I mean). The denim market currently will be in a frenzy for some time. The questions that will arise are:

1. How will the new designs from Japanese "repro" denim companies, reflect the classic aesthetics of LVC denim without infringing upon their intellectual property rights?

2. Will the new designs meet the standards of the retailers and consumers that were previously stocking and buying their products?

3. How will this affect the business of boutique shops that structured their business model on this niche market product?

4. How intense will the post-market effects contribute to an upsurge in re-selling and/or black market Japanese "repro" denim being produced?

For more info on the case check out Foosh

Friday, January 12, 2007

Lemar & Dauley Site Teaser

Lemar & Dauley will be launching their new website in the coming weeks, but for now you can visit their site to check out the "Pre-Launch Teaser." There you will see some images from the new campaign showcasing the Fall '06 collection. Seems not only do you have to worry about it always being chain snatching season, but you may have to watch out before you lose your girl in the mix as well.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Mickey Factz @ The Lab

Mickey Factz performing live this Saturday, Jan 6th in Brooklyn at The Lab. Come witness an Extravaganza!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

GFC New Year

Last year was our first year, and we'd love to thank all those that took the journey with us. This year is the year where we all are in the Pursuit of Happyness. Be sure to look out for more coming from the family. Witness as Laced Magazine grows and gets even better, Mickey Factz and his music get taken to another level, Lemar & Dauley as they become streetwear heavyweights, and more. This 2nd year we're going to ask the public to "Say When..." Hope you all are ready.

Happy New Year!!!