Quintin sent through information regarding this new hat they are releasing with Ludwig Van and Mike Ardelean.
SELVEDGE X PROJECT
We teamed up with our good friends over at Ludwig Van and have turned a cache of decades-old Burlington Mills (“deadstock”) selvedge denim into this new collaboration. The 6-panel cap features selvedge denim, leather embossed patch, stash pocket inside and a Mike Ardelean signature embroidery on the side, with the result being a clean and tonal snapback cap.
For more information on this project – visit HERE.
Click below for more pics of the hat, as well as a little edit featuring Mike and some behind the scenes stuff.
My old friend Mike Dytri is one of those “never not working” types that gets you pumped to go accomplish things, and on top of that I love the irony of him being such a “design guy” that you’d never know that, just for fun, he’s also a MMA killing machine.
I met Mike back in early 2000 when he was doing all of the creative for MOSH, which was a cool time because he was exposing all of us BMX kids to some fun stuff… introducing us to the staff at Big Brother, having our ads shot by fashion and skate photographers, and hooking us up with free custom-made, shrink-wrapped graphic tee shirts from his line Subfreakie.
Most recently, with his brand Ludwig Van, he’s collaborated with Vans to make an interesting run of shoes that have gone over quite well.
Read a quick interview with Mike at Breaks of 10.
My buddy Tim approached me like 1.5 years ago to create a cool looking bike to display at his shop UNIV in Encinitas. I made very lazy progress, enlisting the help of friends whenever the thought crossed my mind… a seat cover here, a headtube badge there, until we were done. All my favorite companies contributed (see who after the jump) among which was our friend Matt at The Laboratory who handcrafted a multi-layered textured paint finish that looks exactly like something that just spent a few decades at the bottom of the ocean.
In the end though, it’s just a BMX bike so Jim and I took a morning drive down to UNIV to test it out on the world’s smallest quarterpipe. Click below to see all the photos and read UNIV’s press release.