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elbow beach, bermuda

Posted in inspiration, outdoors, photography, travel by benperdue on 28/08/2010

Had just about the best day ever sat on Elbow Beach. Cranking up the rays before hurricane Danielle hits.

my bloody valentine, you made me realise

Posted in inspiration, music by benperdue on 22/08/2010

Man upstairs is doing my head in with weird drug factory/bomb making/DIY noises again and I can’t concentrate. If I’m going to be distracted, it might as well be listening to this.

bande à part, dazed september 2010

Posted in collection, designer, inspiration, magazine, menswear, womenswear by benperdue on 19/08/2010

Definitely one of those times when I kind of wish her coat was available for men, a combination of both their outfits would be a winner. From Dazed & Confused for September 2010, ph. Max Farago, and styling by Joanna Schlenzka.

sad happy, wet weekend with the hells angels

Posted in denim, film, inspiration, leather, menswear, outdoors, tattoo by benperdue on 18/08/2010

Words can’t describe how good this ’73 BBC documentary about the British Hells Angel charter is. A quick excerpt: “Carl, jailed once, remanded twice; cross-eyed ever since his eyes were knocked out of their sockets in a fight.” The denim and leather uniforms are obviously beyond amazing, but check out that A Clockwork Orange soundtrack, and the casual suburban terrorism too. Watch it all here.

hero #3, summer/autumn 2010

Posted in inspiration, magazine, menswear by benperdue on 14/08/2010

Great things from issue 3 of Hero. 1st ph: Scott Trindle/styling: Robbie Spencer. 2nd ph: Stefan Heinrichs/styling: Ingo Nahrwold. Check the vintage Versace.

comme and sweats, man about town

Posted in inspiration, magazine, menswear, styling by benperdue on 14/08/2010

In awe of this preppy mix of Comme and souvenir sweats, styled by Joe Mckenna and shot by Willy Vanderperre for the last Man About Town. Exchange student chic (minus the backpack worn on the front).

o’neal mx, 40 years

Posted in advertising, collection, inspiration, menswear, outdoors, sportswear, styling by benperdue on 14/08/2010

80s and 90s motocross styling is amazing. This is all from the latest O’Neal catalogue, celebrating 40 yrs in the sport.

(almost) daily photography by maxime büchi

Posted in blog, friends, inspiration, photography by benperdue on 09/08/2010

My old friend Max just started an amazing tumblr for his photography: (almost) daily photography by maxime büchi

the entrance band vs. nicolas provost

Posted in art, inspiration, music, video by benperdue on 08/08/2010

Monochrome, symmetry, and mirrors in the music video for Grim Reaper Blues by The Entrance Band, and Papillon d’Amour, a film by artist Nicolas Provost.

huge supplement, nieves catalogue

Posted in art, inspiration, magazine by benperdue on 08/08/2010

Art supplement published by Nieves to accompany this month’s issue of Huge, my favourite Japanese men’s style magazine. Featuring the work of Beni Bischof, Chris Johanson, Dimitri Broquard, Hendrik Hegray, Ingo Giezendanner, Johanna Jackson, Kim Gordon, Rita Ackermann, Stefan Marx, Warja Lavater, and Will Sweeney. I like Kim Gordon’s best (above), and not just cos I had a teenage crush on her.