Long Shot for Patagonia Manchester
Over the weekend of the 23 and 24 July 2022 we took part in a new 'Worn Wear' event at Patagonia's Manchester store. A two week window for donations ran up to the event and throughout the weekend we created 25 unique caps.
Out + About with The Long Shot Exp.
Very pleased to have been featured in the latest episode of our mate Luke Scully's 'Out + About' series of short films. So excited in fact, we made a T-shirt to celebrate the occasion, check it out here. An introduction to the film in Luke's own words:- Out + About is what it says on the tin. I go out with artists of all disciplines and find out about them. They choose a location and I shoot them in it. The next feature in this series; Mike is a milliner and the founder of The Longshot Experiment, meticulously designed and crafted original, modern headwear made by hand one at a time in Manchester. .As a skater growing up in Liverpool in the early 90’s the city was known for its gnarly skateboarding scene. The skate culture and his experiences at that time had a huge effect on him and his style choices and still to this day inspire the work that he creates. We walked around the city and checked out a few of his favourite skate spots from back in the day, including his favourite; The Tiles. .I met Mike through a mutual friend about 5 or so years ago and his work always stuck in my head so was super glad to reconnect with him these years later. Top Bloke and wizard on the sewing machine - go check him. - Music - 'William's Theme' by Sunil Pawar / Sunslingshot
A Fairytale of New York
I started skateboarding in around 1988 and can clearly remember spending what seems like hours staring at the Shut Skates 'Shark' board on the wall of Split in the basement of the Liverpool Palace. Skateboarding and skate shops have been an essential part of my education and this film by Jeremy Elkin (featuring an original score by Large Professor) takes me right back to those times and what it felt like. Really wonderful stuff and seriously recommended!
The Woman behind the Men
What do you think of when someone mentions ‘Icons of Men’s Style’? Is it the items of clothing like the classic white T-shirt? US fishtail parka? Sailor beanie? Or is it the men wearing the clothes? Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Dean?
The Bedsit Bohemian
Last month, in yet another vain attempt to keep my children from bouncing off the walls, I asked my 8 year old daughter to shoot a look book for the new garment-dyed Bob and Gee hats. She bossed it despite having to use her 'old fella' as a model and she's now giving me Tik-Tok tutorials. We might just crack the "Youth Market" yet!