I was beyond excited to be able to interview Josh for Glory Days, and through our chats, found out that he’s just as colourful and fun as his art. I had a spark of inspiration that we might create some fashionable magic together, and when Josh said “Yes please!”, I set to work.
Now, onto the design collab we worked on. As a hot rod artist, builder and enthusiast, Keith will often be seen in the easiest of streetwear; tees, hoodies, and jeans. Things that are hardy and easy to chuck in the wash over and over. But hey, every hot-rodder has to have a nice button-up shirt or two in his arsenal. Something with cleaner lines and a pop of colour to woo and schmooze their lady-friend in at night. In Keith’s case, that would be his stunning wife, Melissa.
It was such a pleasure to meet and chat with Sarah and Otis at their cool and contemporary home. There was awesome Frizzell artwork everywhere, along with other pop and contemporary art pieces, and Sarah’s jovial collections of all things red and white were displayed throughout; from spotted Doc Martens to red lacquered kitchenware. Oh goodness, not to mention their stunning commercial kitchen! It’s large, gorgeous and stocked to the brim with shiny chef essentials and Mexi-skulls. And yes, it used to be their garage.
A classic 1950’s men’s lounge shirt, in a roomy cut for those hot summer months, featuring a squared-off hem and side vents. The front stripe detail is in the Maloney’s website rust red and cream, and has a racing-stripe sort of feel. Which is fitting, as Julian’s personal time is spent on scooters and motorcycles.
I designed the shape of the front and back yokes to look as sinister as possible. And with the addition of acid green leopard print edging on the devilish red base fabric, the overall aesthetic is truly fitting to the dark, foreboding lyrics that Tony growls out on stage.
Sal Valentine is one dapper mutha’ucker.
He works amongst beautiful suits by day, and sweats it out in sharp suits on stage by night. He has a Tumblr devoted to the collection of all sorts of male swagger. He knows what to do with a pocket square.
With the thought in mind that he has collected a very nice selection of suits already, for stage and play, we went with creating him something higher on the opulence level, while also relaxed in tailoring. And so, we created The Valentine Smoking Jacket.