Ksubi Kustom Kompetition


The good folks over the General Pants Co Bubble are holding a kick ass competition to design your very own Ksubi Kustom vest. If you win they will make it… You know what, thats all well and good but when I read this “you will be able to experience the design process first hand and collaborate with the Kustom team to produce your piece.” I nearly blew my proverbial load. I have had a massive style crush on Ksubi for as long as I can remember, actually since they were frickin Tsubi! It’s like an old school love affair and the idea of like getting to hang out and collaborate with them is about the best thing I could  imagine. The Ksubi Kustom studio is located behind their Paddington store and looks like this..

ksubi kustom studio

I would be open to selling my first born to hang out and create here. Anyway I had a crack at a couple of designs, basically you have to use three of five elements; studding, painting, patches, bleaching or shredding. They said they wanted lots of colour so my first design is a pretty colourful, My Little Pony inspired vest; it has a rad pink hood, butter soft yellow leather across the back and décolletage, my little pony patches on the pockets and back, and some sexy studding! The second design references the current Ksubi Collection. The Crushed Crome pattern on the back and shoulders is from the current collection as are the American Flags. The Cross Dollar is pretty well known Ksubi sign and that has been painted on to the front breast. There are some studs about the place and lastly there is a pretty gangster All Seeing Eye patch across the back of the vest.

Let me know what you think, you can check them out here and here and if you want to check out some of the other designs or submit your own go here!
kustom vest for general pants / ksubi competition

kustom ksubi vest my little pony

Three Bags Full

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On a cool summer morning in the hipster suburb of Fitzroy, in between open for inspections, Dani and I made our first trip to Three Bags Full. Having heard only good things about it for the last 2 years our expectations were high to say the least. We arrived at 10am and were greeted by a line running half the length of the block, which of course is to be expected at any reputable café at 10am on a Saturday morning. As we stood in line I took the opportunity to do a little people watching, doctor types in an array of brightly coloured lycra gear sat next to tv stars from mildly successful Australian sit-coms; while Land Rovers lined the streets, the occupants of which sent the queue all most the entire length of the block. Once upon a time it was rare to see the Toorak Tractor so far North of the Yarra, but times certainly have changed. After 20 minutes we were seated the waitress took our drinks order and left us to pour over the menu. I was tossing up between the Smoked Trout Omlette, which is considered by Three Bags Full to be vegetarian— not sure how that works— and the Twice Baked French Toast. I decide to go with the French toast, while Dani went for the Atlantic Eggs on Toast. Even though it was wolfed down in about 10 seconds as we rushed off to our next inspection it was a bloody good feed. The toast was thick and soft, while the rhubarb and mascarpone were a beautiful combination that was neither to sweet nor to heavy. Dani was a fan of her Atlantic Eggs, the salmon and softly poached eggs looked delicious! After our meal we headed inside to pay and our waitress had arranged two take away coffees on the house for us as our order had taken rather a long time to come out! It’s gestures like that, that separate the good from the great and Three Bags Full is certainly one of the greats.

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Northcote Nights

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Last night M and me decided to go for a few drinks and make the most of the nice weather we are having! We went to the Wesley Anne in Northcote, it’s about 10 mins from my house. Northcote used to be a bit of a ghetto up until about 10 years ago, when all the artists and creative types got prices out of Fitzroy. Now they are all living in Northcote and bring with them all the great restaurants and live music venues. High St is always pumping, there is always some new indie band playing a set at 303 or a bunch of skaters filming a demo. It’s like got that same vibe that Fitzroy had when I was a kid before all the doctors and lawyers moved in.

The Wesley Anne is a great place to visit if your ever in Northcote. It is an old church that has been converted in to a restaurant/ bar/ bandroom. You’ll find all types of people there, I mean I found the Wesley Anne through friends of my parents! I always try and get a seat in the beer garden, it’s pretty massive with a painted combi van out there it’s the best way to enjoy a balmy Melbourne evening. They also have 2 for 1 meals between 5 and 6 weekdays which is definitely worth getting around!

The most hated man in Australia?

Probably not quite, but Thomas Berdych didn’t win too many new fans in Melbourne yesterday after he refused to shake the hand of his opponent Nico Almagro after four gruelling hours of tennis. Almagro hit Berdych with a cheap shot and dropped him earlier in the match which Berdych said was the reason behind the handshake snub.

Me and B got tickets through work and honestly can say that I have never seen anything like it, Berdych was literally booed off court by everyone at Hisense arena. It’s a tough one to say whether Berdych’s actions were right or wrong. But in my opinion it was immensely disrespectful to Almagro and it was not in the spirit of the game.

If you want to read more about the match, check out this article in The Age

TACO TRUCK

So last night I took my friends E and L to Taco Truck for dinner. I’ve never been before but all my cool indy friends love it, pretty much its a truck that sells tacos, it moves around from place to place everyday. They do nachos and burritos, you have to make sure you get there early so they don’t sell out, but its worth it! They are so tasty and the super super hot sauce is a must!

If your in Melbs you can find out where the Taco Truck will be via their Facebook or Twitter