QUARTER CENTURY DIPSET BBQ’S

Birthday BBQ’s at the Reason headquarters.

All photos by Madison McGaw

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New lighters from NoFavorite and Baron Von Fancy.

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Brooklyn. Never not the most photogenic member of the crew.

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Went to see Cam’ron at Bowery Room (aka the Bowery Poetry Club) which he allegedly bought but I have a hard time believing that.

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IRISH BLOOD ENGLISH HEART-

Last week while you were sleeping in preparation for a night of drinking green beer I headed down to midtown manhattan with an old Leica 35mm camera to shoot one of the city’s oldest traditions- the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Here’s what I learned; the Irish take St. Patrick’s day very seriously, even at 10 in the morning everyone is plastered, Irish people don’t mess with their own kind, and since 90% of the NYPD is made up of Irish-Americans, pretty much anything goes.

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These two weren’t plastered. I don’t think.

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Their teacher scolded me for taking this one.

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White girl wasted.

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Love, Loyalty, Friendship. Awe.

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They took my business card so I can’t make any wiseass comments.

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Best shot of the day.

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A SEA OF DRUNKEN IRISH TEENAGERS.

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It’ll grow back.

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BUTTERSOFT SWAGGER –

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The Buttersoft Leather is arguably the best piece we’ve produced to date. The jacket is an original design, referencing features from hunting coats, mountaineering parkas, and military jackets, all wrapped up in a buttery soft 100% rawhide leather fabrication. The weight is versatile enough for year round wear, the fit is perfect, and this run is limited to only 50 pieces.

Features:

* 100% Rawhide Leather
* Removable Hood
* Gold Plated Zipper
* Ample Pocket Space
* Quilted Satin Lining

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REMEMBERIE LANE-

Some of you probably remember our old old Reason website and the thousands upon thousands of blog posts that it was home to. A few of you have asked about us bringing those posts into this new site. Well, for the past few days I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make that happen, and it’s been driving me absolutely nuts. I’m not gonna get into the technical aspects of it… because honestly I don’t understand it in the least, but I did manage to pull out every photo and save them for the archive.. so that’s a start.

Here’s a few of my favorites out of just over 1500 images shot over the course of 3-4 years-

One of the first Reason tees of all time- White tee with red stripes and a high density Tophat R crest hit.

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I think this is from 2006. Lookbook shoot at the pier. It was freezing cold and we were only making t-shirts and hats at the time.

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And a year later, here’s a screen shot from a 2007 sales website.
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Always focused on the details. This was the day we got the our hangtags in and shot them in the studio. Individually numbered and inspected. To this day most of our items carry these same hangtags and guarantee of quality.

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At this point we started doing heavy sales trips to build our customer based and spread the word. Barcelona for Bread and Butter was a notable trip and the farthest Reason had taken us from home at the time.

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Magic Trade show, not sure from what year anymore. I am sure however that that neon sign never made it home and is still in a Las Vegas storage facility somewhere.

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We rocked it this year. So much so that after this booth, Magic started forbidding decoration in the booths beyond stock signage.

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5th street crew-

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Fall ‘08 ‘Wonderland’ was rad. Game changer.

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Winning the Urb mag reader’s choice for 2008 brand of the year was an honor. We flipped out when we really beat out Nike and New Era.

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Opening the Cooper Square 6th street pop-up shop with zero retail experience was awesome. Every day was a new adventure. Right from the jump we had no idea how to open the gate to the store window and had to call a locksmith to come saw the lock off.

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Long days go a long ways.

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It was kind of an honor to get our hats bootlegged for the first time. That wore off fast though. Still see these show up on Ebay all the time, now it’s not such an honor anymore.

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One of our best woven shirts of all time, the Downpour Buttonup. Here’s Mike the intern testing out it’s waterproof lining for us.

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THE DEATH ZONE. Still amazed at how long we were able to survive down here when this was our office. No sunlight. Barely any fresh air. I’m sure we’re still suffering the long term health effects of this place.

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Our offerings and styles have progressed a lot over the course of the years but our promise is still the same; making you the best quality, independent, wearable clothes possible, and we just keep getting better and better. Reason Spring/Summer 2011 is coming soon.

CHANGE OF PLANS-

This morning’s post was supposed to be a fury of bright Miami themed flyers and links to the 4AM website for Price’s trip to the Winter Music Conference until I woke up to a text message from Jon saying he was in bed sick and the trip was cancelled.

So where does that leave us? Naturally with no other option than to share this youtube gem that I’ve been looking for an excuse to post anyway. How to be a DJ-

THE FUZZ-

Last night I went to go check out the premier of a new television show called The Fuzz at the TriBeCa Cinemas. The creators at Looseworld and Waverly Films describe the series as The Wire meets Sesame Street, and that’s exactly right. Delinquent muppets smoking crack, prostituting themselves, and just about everything in between…. It’s one of those things where you walk out of the theatre scratching your head asking yourself how you didn’t think of the idea yourself.

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I just realized how spot on the resemblance between Skyler and the muppet in the first picture is.

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That’s Jon Benjamin, one of the stars of the show, on the left below. I just realized he plays the voice of Coach McGuirk on Home Movies. For the record, Home Movies is the best TV show of all time.

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… Aaaand cut to me spending an hour in bed on the FAO Schwarz website building a muppet that looks like me. The full premier episode goes live for viewing later tonight here on The Fuzz’s official website.

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DEL TORO-

When I saw a package show up from Del Toro I mis-read the label and thought it was from my favorite burrito place Dos Toros for a second. Once I tore through the package and opened the box I realized it was in fact from our friendly slipper making friends in Miami.

Way less melted cheese than I had hoped for.

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Turns out the guys at Del Toro sent over a pair of their custom velvet slippers embroidered with a Go Love Your Own City logo. Since none of us wear an 8.5 we couldn’t try ‘em on, so all I can say is that my favorite part is how the box closes with little magnets. On their website you can choose from any of about 200 different graphics to have embroidered on the front of your own slippers.

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Hecho En Espana is spanish for “not a burrito”.

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Boom. Thanks fellas. http://www.buydeltoro.com/

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