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see you all, koudlam

Posted in hero, inspiration, music by benperdue on 06/12/2010

Getting hyped by Hanna Hanra at The Beat and with good reason. This is the same Frenchman that did the music for Kenneth Anger’s film for Missoni earlier this year. Scares me in a Gaspar Noé way.

h tattoo, by liam sparkes

Posted in hero, inspiration, tattoo, Uncategorized by benperdue on 22/11/2010

Took this using my chin and as a result the tattoo I just got a couple of hours ago didn’t really come out very well, rings look alright though. H is for Hugo my new nephew/god son.

killing of a flashboy, suede

Posted in hero, inspiration, music, Uncategorized, video by benperdue on 06/11/2010

Could totally be in this video, just need to brave a return to my circa 94 ponytail… This feels well Shane Meadows thinking about it – like the end of Dead Man’s Shoes. AKA brutal.

raf loves fred, qvest june/july 2008

Posted in collection, designer, hero, magazine, menswear, work by benperdue on 03/08/2010

Was going through some old tears and found this piece I did about the first Raf Simons and Fred Perry collaboration collection for QVEST Magazine. Was so happy with this when I found a copy in the old Borders on Charing Cross Rd (RIP).  Loved the accompanying editorial styled by Tamara Rothstein. Love the underwear shoot coming through the scan too.

favourite old books gathering dust on my desk

Posted in book, hero, inspiration by benperdue on 04/07/2010

Charity shop bargains apart from the Hunter S. Thompson which was a present. Non Stop is classic and was all of 50p. L-R: The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus, Edited by Brian Aldiss 1972; Modern Prints, Pat Gilmour 1970; Moonchild, Aleister Crowley 1972; Hell’s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson 1973; Non Stop, Brian W. Aldiss 1958; Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi 1976.

julian casablancas by kenneth capello, palm springs

Posted in hero, inspiration, menswear, music, styling by benperdue on 03/07/2010

Should be wrong on a load of levels but isn’t. Pitching somewhere between Snake Plissken, Joshua Tree, and Cyber Dog. Reckon half this look can be sourced at B&Q too. Photos by Kenneth Capello