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May 03, 2013
River exudes a seamless ease in his personal style, he looks thrown together, yet handsome and interesting, you can sense that there is something of a radical in him. The eldest of five, River could well recall his family's early days living in poverty while deeply involved in a new Christian religious movement. They had traveled to South America, and were living in Venezuela. Uncompensated for their work, River and his sister Rain would often resort to playing music on street corners for money. Eventually, River's parents became disillusioned with the Church they had been serving and managed to return to the United States by finding passage aboard a freighter. By 1980, the family was resettled, and it was at this point that they changed their name from 'Bottom' to 'Phoenix' symbolizing their fresh start.
As a child actor, River was able to give nuanced performances that showcased an emotional maturity beyond his years. As his career continued, his performances evolved and garnered him much attention from critics and fans alike. Phoenix was also a passionate activist; a vegan since childhood, he championed animal rights. Regardless, his moral conscious would haunt him through out his life. Phoenix wanted to use his fame to shed light on social issues and make change; in fact, he saw it has his vocation, and it weighed heavily on his mind. At 23 his life was cut short when he died from a drug overdose. Despite his untimely end, he has endured as a cultural icon.
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March 19, 2016
The Berlin Jacket is a classic biker jacket from Neuw Denim. Made from soft and durable calf tanned leather, it features a belted waist, poly quilted lining and heavy duty zipper and hardware.
November 25, 2015
Recently, our friend and photographer, Anielika Sykes visited Tews Falls in Hamilton and shot some of our favourite men's Brixton, Publish and Penfield styles.
October 28, 2015
In the 1920s, pornography of any kind was completely illegal, though tame by today’s standards, ‘candid’ images of women hinting at what exists behind their undergarments was absolutely erotic. Men (mainly) would trade postcards with scantily clad women on them, most of the cards were made in France and shipped overseas, hence became known as French Postcards.
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