"Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms." - The Hatch Brothers
A few weeks ago, members of our Creative Art and Copy team at LE made a trip to Nashville to visit the genius’s behind Hatch Show Print and get a behind the scenes look at their operation.
Anybody that follows the music, art, or culture of the South knows the look of Hatch Show Print. Being one of the oldest working letterpress shops in America, they have designed posters that featured legendary artists from Johnny Cash to Hank Williams.
In their own words….
We’ve done it all without losing that irresistible appeal of turn-of-the-century Hatch posters, which were used to promote vaudeville, circus, and minstrel shows across the country. There’s a reason why music lovers, Americana buffs, graphic arts collectors and designers, and commercial advertisers of all persuasions continue to turn to Hatch for inspiration. We are, indeed, a tonic for the information age.
I’ve been breaking in a pair of Unbranded by UO jeans for about 18 months now….with no washes.
I was able to make it to South Carolina and give these bad boys their first taste of water, in the Atlantic Ocean.
I love these jeans because there is No Branding. No Embroidery. No Ad campaign. Just a great fitting, quality 14.5oz Selvedge Jean.
Check out the pictures below to see the differences between a brand new Unbranded Selvedge Jean and my Jean…..complete with 18 months of wear, tear, sweat, and one Salt Soak that make this jean completely me. Every whisker, stain, and wear pattern are uniquely mine, I’ve earned them.
Monday night….at the CFDA awards, my personal favorite designer Michael Bastian won the award for Menswear Designer of the Year.
Winning this award without a true “Michael Bastian” show this year illustrates the impact that he has on Men’s Fashion and how much everyone was inspired by the smaller show for his teamed up assortment with Gant.
In February, Esquire magazine wrote a great article on Michael, check it out on the link below.
Head of Men’s Design J Henley was in Canada to visit the 80,000 sq foot Fullum & Holt belt factory.
Founded in a small workshop in Old Montreal in 1897 where a few true Crafstman applied there know how to create quality leather goods…the company started making belts for the Canadian Armed Forces and Calvary dating back almost 100 years. Nowadays they make high quality leather belts that any tasteful person wearing pants can enjoy.
Check out the pictures he brought back….tools of the trade for quality leather goods.
On March 16, 1966, at 704 E. Broadway, in Anaheim, California, Paul Van Doren and three partners started manufacturing shoes and selling them directly to the public. On that first morning, 12 customers purchased Vans deck shoes, which are now known as Authentic.
By the early 70’s, skaters all over California were in love with Vans because of their sticky sole and rugged makeup.
40 years later…..Vans sneakers are stronger than ever, and not just with skaters. You can wear them with suits, jeans, chinos, cargos, pretty much anythign goes with a classic pair of Vans.