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Sometimes I think we could easily become a Deus tribute blog, but anyway. Thumpers, the single-cylinder 4-stoke beasts (who’s sound obviously informs the name) hold a very special place in the 84/85 black hearts: we both ride ‘em on the daily. The stable consists of an SR500 and an XT550, workhorse bikes, light, torquey and instantly recognizable by sound from a few blocks away. And while we’re all Yammy over here there’s plenty of thumpers out there, and recently Deus decided to throw their first ever proper motorcycle show at the California Emporium of Postmodern Activities in honour of the vaunted single. SO MANY COOL BIKES showed up, what can I say, wish I could have been there more than any cool chop show, that’s for sure. Enjoy the images and check the Deus recap for more.
Edwin Europe and Kingdom of Kicks collaborate on this video/lookbook for the summer 2013 season, not a bad jaunt to the southwest of France. Actually everything about this is killer, Edwin has just been kinging the videos and collaborations, one of the very few larger brands utilizing the motorcycle aesthetic in a non-trandsparently corny way. KoK are rad as well, game tight bikes in this vid for sure.
Here is the third edition of our Grammin’ Out series, which features photos from Kevin and I’s day to day action. With Kevin recently moving back to Vancouver Island we are officially back in the same city (again) and couldn’t be more stoked. Over the last while we have really been making an effort to get out there and explore the island and all that surounds it, and as such here is a look at some of our travels and day to day adventures. Oh yeah, and you can follow us here and here.
Here is a glimpse at the newest lookbook shoot from Swedish raincoat company Stutterheim. The portrait style images are shot by Thomas Lohr and features Marc Brady modeling the coats. I am loving the simplicity of the jackets as well as the shoot itself, no filler here just a quality looking product with a great story behind it. Head over to Stutterheim for more info on the brand. (images: Selectism)
Here is another instalment of the Grammin’ Out series here at 85/85. Sometimes its nice to take a break from the regular fashion, music, art posts and give a little insight into our personal lives on the day to day grind. Seeing as it is fully fall out here now on the
westcoast wetcoast we decided to put together a little photo montage from the summer months that passed. We are so damn lucky to live in the places we do and be able to the live the life; motorbikes, bikes, beaches, mountains and oceans. Enjoy this look at how we enjoyed our summers, hope you had a good ride too (and if you want to follow us on the Grams, click in to our Connect page).
It’s Monday, you’re back at work and summer is almost over (although here on the west coast it seems like it might keep going forever). There’s a good chance your motorcycle trips for the season are behind you, and that’s a tough reality to accept, 6 months of grey, cold, snow and rain until we can do it again. So here’s 4 vids to keep you occupied while you remember the good times over the past few months and the adventures yet to come. Sourced from Bolts, 4Q, LLTK and Cycle Zombies.
Stunner of a lookbook from Rapha for f/w 2012 shot by Ben Ingham, who the brand has worked with on projects before. It’s become commonplace for the London cycling lifestyle/performance powerhouse label to present top media on a regular basis now, from short films documenting the beauty, pain and backstories of road riding through to these seasonal lookbooks showcasing much more than product. Cycling is a lifestyle that can consume all so quickly, so if you’re not afflicted with it you may not understand… but those who do, do. More selects from this series after the jump.
New York streetwear original SSUR has released this lookbook for their fall/winter 2012 collection. SSUR is a true OG in this game, the label was there from the start paving the way for all these ‘other’ street lines. The lookbook for f/w 12 was shot by 13th Witness, on location in NYC. Some solid looks, street as fvck, read through for the rest.