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Back to Basics March 29 2017

The original Chef/Cook character or "Chook" incorporated into a graffiti + cartoon styled composition. Originally done in 2001 as a graphic t-shirt design for the Malaysian clothing label Radioactive that I looked up to as a kid, Chook would always be depicted in scenes revolving around skate, rap and graffiti culture. This particular design features Chook cooking up a storm, in the form of a Radioactive sunny-side-up.

The larger splash sits on the bottom hem of the t-shirt's front, spread across the horizon.

The smaller graphic reads "RDCTV" and sits centered on the upper-back of the t-shirt.  

 


The Future March 29 2017

After a two year stint in the Osborne village area of Winnipeg, Canada, we have closed our flagship store. With the mini-ramp being passed onto another local business and our inventory moved to a storage facility, we have decided to run the brand exclusively online for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned!


Heal, Reflect, Go Beast-mode, Endure. March 24 2017

The cycle of war applies to everything we do in life, whether it be in business, work, school, or play. We like to apply these principles to all of our creative processes:

We all inevitably stumble or fall from the various endeavors we embark on; while it is crucial to pick up the pieces and get back into the game, it is equally important to put some time into the healing process. Grab some comfort food and work it off afterwards!

Reflect on what went wrong and more importantly, the steps that can be taken to avoid past mistakes and to build a better foundation for future success.

Once you have everything in place and are ready to re-enter the battlegrounds, go into beast-mode.

You don't need to need to win every battle. Instead, aim to win the entire war through undying persistence.


Smoke your way through college March 22 2017

College is a trip. Smoke your way through all that smoke.

WHAT:

Communication opens the door to everything in life. Written communication will inevitably trickle through all facets of your daily musings, whether you like it or not.

HOW:

                One of the following Three:

  1. Be good at writing.
  2. Be rich and hire a good writer.
  3. Be good at math, find a good writer who needs help with math, and trade services.

WHY:

Do it for the Actuarial Lion God, a genderless representation of the optimum balance between prodigy and working smart. Believe in yourself and the Actuarial Lion God will guide you in smoking your way through college. Cop the “Actuary” Hoodie to show support for this charitable cause.


Reflect on your woes March 22 2017

Lately we have been working 3M fabric into our pieces, utilizing the reflective quality of the material as a "graphic" on each jacket or shirt, rather than a structural component of the piece.

The "reflect"  denim jacket comes distressed with a classic slim fit and button-up front. 3M fabric is sewn onto medium-weight denim, giving the back of the jacket a cross-like design. The width and lines of the cross-like design follow the structure of the denim jacket. Embroidered artwork of an oriental flag sits at the cusp of the "cross".

The "reflect" flannel comes with a slightly elongated back and curved hems. With a classic fit and 100% cotton construction, this flannel shirt is made with comfort as top priority. The back of the shirt features a solid 3M reflective block for intentional contrast. Embroidered artwork of an oriental flag sits in the center of the reflective block.

One should reflect on his or her woes from time to time, keeping life's responsibilities in check. The projects and environments we put ourselves in are reflections of our wants and needs. 


Fishcal Budget Fallacies March 21 2017

Fiscal Policies refer to the use of government expenditures and tax dollars to stimulate the local economy. Although such measures can arguably reduce the risk of an economy running into recession, there are multiple factors that downplay this notion.

Too little too late: Spending decisions are made annually. The inevitable delay from the time such a decision is made by the government (be it to increase or decrease spending), to the time that actual economical impact becomes evident, can be a lengthy situation.

Deficits: Cutting taxes and increasing government spending may be justified on grounds of reaping the rewards of expansionary fiscal policies. However, this inevitably results in a greater budget deficit and higher future taxes. Another highly possible outcome is Crowding Out.

Crowding out: Continuing the train of thought from our previous point, this refers to the private sector shrinking as a result of increased government spending.

Fishcal Fallacies


Olive Bomber Jacket March 17 2017

Slim-fit and light-weight bomber jacket. Colourway: slate ribbings, olive green body and right sleeve, off-white left sleeve and back logo. Thermal lining for chilly evenings and pigskin exterior for durability and comfort.


Sticker Bomb March 16 2017

Looking for a way to use up those spare box logo stickers that you've got accumulated? You're in luck! Scroll down for some inspiration.


South East Asian March 13 2017

The city of Can Tho, South Vietnam. The streets were bustling with activity, from sunrise to sunset and beyond, 7 days a week. Wherever I turned, there would be vendors hustling, pushcarts carrying food or products rolling steadily on the sidewalks, motorcycles flying in every direction. The glow of passion, that twinkle so pure, it was in the eyes of the local people. Absent the modern vices that plague our worlds in the North American way of life, it was evident how the city was built on hard work and grit in its purest form.

Life in the city of Can Tho. The beauty of South East Asia.


Throwback to our pop-up show for Canada Day March 09 2017

Osborne Village embodies creative culture in the purest form, being home to some of the hardest working boutiques and independent artists. We celebrated the country's birthday with live performances by rapper Chris Bennett, DJ Foreighn and more. Tattoo artist Slack returned to his tagging roots by doing a custom piece in the midst of all the chaos.

More to come this year.