For some, a car is just a car. But for The Last Originals, a car is a part of a lifestyle, a piece of time and history and an embodiment of a tight knit brotherhood. Founded in 1994, The Last Originals car club rekindled a spark of the mid-century greaser culture throughout local Bay Area communities, and today continues to spread their influence, hosting events that garner over 400 cars and curious spectators. The 1950's and 60's car culture runs deep in their blood, and Goorin Brothers caught it all on camera for the The Last Originals collection. Learn about the greaser car culture in our interview with The Last Originals President Rob Balcioni.
Blog about hats
Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away, and it seems that the pressure rises as the day comes closer. Feeling intimidated by the made up holiday? Here are the learning lessons after watching dance group, The Body Poets, swoon some special visitors at our San Diego Gaslamp Hat Shop: enough with the seriousness and just have fun with it. Fellas, take notes, 'cause this is how you make a girl smile.
Who are The Body Poets? How do you "woo" a girl? We talk about this (and more) in our interview with The Body Poets Founder and Art Director Omeed Simantob.
Hats made a big (literally, big) appearance at the Grammy 2014 Awards. If you tuned in to music's biggest night, you probably saw a hat on every celebrity head there. And if you missed it, you probably heard about Pharrell's hat, a big, brown mountie fedora (which was actually part of a head-to-toe outfit inspired by Malcom McLaren's 1980's hip hop video "Buffalo Gals"), Madonna's Coven-like wide brim and Yoko Ono's dressy top hat with birdcage veil.
The hats worn at the Grammys were no doubt conversation starters and even Internet meme generators. If you're feeling inspired or the Grammy hat sightings piqued your interest in haberdashery, Goorin Bros. carries many similar styles that can be worn for everyday and dressier occasions (note: they bear no resemblance to Smokey the Bear). Read on for hat recommendations based on the head-turners seen at the Grammys.
Beanies are quintessential for winter styling and one of the most versatile and functional hats, well, ever. There's no wrong way to wear a beanie (just try and prove us wrong — we dare ya), but there's definitely more than one right way to wear one. Originally common headgear for dockworkers and sailors, we thought it best to show the ways to wear a beanie and make it look stylish with a classic American workwear inspired twist.
Mark wearing our Dockyard beanie in front of his Tenderloin based shop, Handsome Oxford.
Handsome Oxford, an unique vintage menswear shop with a focus on celebrating American made, American manufacturing and the American craft, was really just the perfect place to go to for outdoor and workwear apparel. We asked Handsome Oxford shop owner Mark Cruzada to style three staple Goorin Bros. beanies using his personal collection of American vintage clothing. Mark, being his unknowingly-eccentric-yet-totally-stylish self, was up for the challenge and styled three outfits around our beanies, all with his clothing, in his classic American workwear way.