Blazing hot weather that turns everybody into a wetback (excessive sweating), ice cream cones melting, pool parties, trips to the local beach, over-crowded theme parks, water balloon fights with the neighborhood kids, cold showers in the middle of the day, seeing-sounds, getting chased by rabid dogs, summer-flings, and wayfarer glasses all of these remind me of Summer time! With summer fast-approaching us in the coming days MISHKA has once again taken care of our fashion needs for this unforgivable global-warming inspired blazing-hot weather! This season we have everything from shot-sleeve button-ups, to snapbacks, tye-die colored graphic tees, long-sleeve shirts made out of a lightweight cotton known as Madras, and even rug-inspired shorts! It is definite that MISHKA has got everyone covered this summer, so sit back in your favorite chair, grab your favorite drink, and check out a couple of the pieces that stood out to me this season!
Headless Cross Shirt (Red) – Short-sleeve button-ups are one of the greatest summer pieces a person can wear! I love that you can layer them, wear them buttoned up by themselves, or whatever versatile way you would like! They are great pieces that remind me of summer time cook-outs and all night beer binges! The colors on this piece compliment each other flawlessly and are bound to get you props from all of the scantily-clad dressed girls this summer!
Never Say Die Madras Shirt (Dust) – Long-sleeve shirts and I go together like spaghetti and meatballs or Pamela Anderson and Herpes. Anyways, this piece is one of the main standouts for me with it’s excellent manila/violet coloring and simplistic front chest pocket. Apparently, the material this shirt is made out of is a lightweight cotton called, Madras, so you don’t have to fear sweating your ass off this summer while wearing this long-sleeve shirt. Overall, it is a perfect shirt to wear throughout the day while just hanging out at a cookout, or going out for a night at the bar! BEER IS AWESOME!
Drug Rug Shorts (Blue) – When I first laid eyes on these shorts I thought to myself, could I ever pull these off? More then that, would anyone ever even wear these!? And then it hit me these were made for the confident/swagged out gentleman! Yeah that is correct you yourself could be that swagged out guy that all the ladies love while wearing this slick pair of shorts! These come with an extra pocket on the lower right side so you can fulfill the slacker-College student stereotype and stash your herb away!
Cyrillic Varsity Starter Snapback (Grey ) – What we have here is a nostalgic collaboration with a classic brand which bring you a clean snapback that is sure to be seen at many cookouts and parties this summer just as it was seen back in the 90s. Starter snapback’s are certainly a staple in street culture as well as a classic summer item, so it was only right for MISHKA to do this collaboration. This hat has my personal favorite wool-like material with a purple brim and lettering outline as well as the iconic eye patch on the left side. Rep MISHKA hard this summer with this classic hat!
Keep Watch Tank (Tie-dye) – A tank is the most manly thing you can wear during the summer, yet you add an eyeball and a cool tie-dye effect to it and you’ve got yourself a mighty fine garment! I don’t need to say much more other than if you don’t get this sick piece then you can just give up on your chances of getting laid this summer!
Nightmare Visions T-shirt (Tie-dye) – What is flyer then having a Freddy-Krueger looking character with an eyeball for a head on your shirt? Having that graphic on a blue tie-dye t-shirt! This shirt is nothing short of epic by all standards, so go for it, don’t be afraid, and cop this NOW!
Caza Mortal T-Shirt (Heather Grey) – Among the many things that MISHKA does right, creating creepy graphics that will frighten even the boogie-man is one of them! This shirt hits the dot and then some in that aspect, so if you want to share your odd-sense of style this t-shirt is for you.
You can find all the pieces I have posted as well as many more at the Mishka Store.
Here are some photos from the Summer lookbook which includes well known names like Diplo , 12th Planet , Wavves, and other artists modeling the new threads.
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The MISHKA Spring 2011 Lookbook is finally here !!! The MISHKA Spring 2011 line is looking flawless! The guys over at MISHKA are always banging out classic pieces and have done so again with this Spring line, so without further babbling here are a couple of my favorite pieces from the collection.
GPKill With Power T-Shirt – There is so much nostalgia packed into this sick t-shirt that I think I want to grab my favorite Transformer and go destroy shit on the playground! This graphic borrows from the old Garbage Pail Kids trading cards that were all the hype to your older brothers and sisters in the 80’s! Awesome graphic that’ll get you looks from both younger and older crowds!
World Champ D.A. T-Shirt – This graphic pays homage to the classic sports team graphics you would see on everything from shirts to crewnecks! Similar to the ones artist Jack Davis worked on!
Had to include the detailed photo-this shit is awesome!
High Impact Snapback – This is one of my favorite pieces of the line this season! The hat features the Death Adder Bear inside the letters that spell out Death Adders! It’s an amazing hat that will guarantee you know what’s up with the latest and greatest in the hat community! This hat comes in white or grey, (I prefer the white) but I would just cop them both!
Cyrillic Pro Starter Snapback – Mishka hits us with a snapback that was done in collaboration with the classic brand, Starter. This hat will have you living up that classic 90’s look in the present times! So do yourself a favor and cop not just one but two! Comes in black and white!
McKinley Knapsack Logo – Every year Mishka is dropping another amazing backpack after another! This McKinley Knapsack with the all over prints is the latest in a fine line of yearly updated backpacks. I think this is the one to do me in! I need this NOW and so do YOU!
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Left to right, AC Slater (of Trouble & Bass) is wearing: Cyrillic Pro Starter Snapback (in Black), South of Heaven Shirt (in Grey), Fuck Punk T-Shirt (in Black); The Captain (of Trouble & Bass) is wearing: Death’s Head French Terry Cardigan (in Black).
Das Racist are wearing (from left to right): Angel of Death Denim Shirt (in Indigo), Rosklops T-Shirt (in Blue Tie-Dye) and Dmitri Denim (in Indigo); Death’s Head French Terry Cardigan (In Navy) and Scout Work Pants (Black); Heatseeker Crewneck (in Red) and Boris Skinny-Leg Denim (in Indigo).
Suckers are wearing (from left to right): Seasons In The Abyss Flannel Shirt (in Red) and Boris Skinny-Leg Denim (in Indigo); Cyrillic Pop New Era Trucker (in Black), Rock Tsar T-Shirt (in Blue Tie-Dye), and Alexei Raw Selvage Denim (in Black); Hell Awaits Poplin Shirt (in Teal) and Scout Work Pants (in Black); Show No Mercy Poplin Shirt (in Blue) and Dmitri Denim (in Indigo).
So my favorite brand MISHKA is at again! With the 2011 Spring line about to drop soon, the guys have decided to keep us jealous by releasing this teaser video for the 2011 Spring look book. The look book features various artists like Das Racist, Stalley, and AC Slater among others. Here’s what MISHKA had to say about the teaser trailer:
“The lookbook for all of Spring 2011 will be unveiled to the world in the coming days, but we’ve decided to give you a little taste. A Мишка amuse bouche. Matthew Caron (AKA The Vidiot AKA Yr Friend Matthew) shot all this footage of our lookbook shoot (yeah, we’re meta. What of it?), and put together this succulent little teaser video. As you can see, we’ve chosen a bunch of our favorite musicians from the greater NY area to model all our new duds.
This lookbook features the likes of (deep breath): Neon Indian, Suckers, Das Racist, Roofeeo (of The Death Set and Ninjasonik), Creep, Hussle Club, Fostercare, BL§§D OU†, AraabMuzik, AC Slater & The Captain (of Trouble & Bass), as well as recent Мишка Mixtaper Stalley, all shot by the lovely and talented Marley Kate.
You might be saying to yourself “damn, thats a lot of really awesome artists. But they’re all so different!” Well, we don’t try to get boxed in by little things like a single genre. This brand was built around the eclecticism and we love and support a variety of incredible artists. Hell, if Mozart was still alive we’d be hookin’ his shit up, no doubt. You’ll also of course notice an abundance of dope threads in this clip (including your first peak at our Psychic TV/Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Capsule oh my!) so be on the lookout for the lookbook AND the collection, both coming soon.”
So check out the teaser video below and stay posted!
Hello ghouls and goblins…? Don’t know why I started this post that way, but anyway I got a special treat for you guys today on behalf of the amazing guys over at MISHKA. Basically Ohio bred rapper Stalley has collaborated with Mishka to drop this fine album, “Lincoln way Nights: Intelligent Trunk Music”. He will also be doing a free in-store performance at the 350 Broadway location in Brooklyn, NY so hit that up if your in the area! Here’s a little background on good old Stalley via MISHKA
“Intelligent Trunk Music marks a new turn for Stalley, the up-and-coming Bruce Springsteen of rap. After sharing the personal story of his transition from Ohio to New York City with The Autobiography, Stalley is taking it back to his small town roots in Massillon, Ohio. Massillon is a town known for its blue collar work ethic, steel factories, American muscle cars and a love for hard 808 kicks. Stalley linked up with producer Rashad to create a sonic aesthetic to match.
With Stalley’s sharp songwriting and poetic lyricism and Rashad’s cinematic Midwest-tinged production on ITM, Ohio may have to anoint a new King. The first video from the project, “Slapp” recently premiered on MTVu and MTV Jams. As a kid living around the steel mills, Kyle Myricks earned his nickname, The Stallion, because of the grit and determination that characterized his youthful athleticism. The Stallion later became Stalley and left Ohio for Brooklyn to pursue dreams of becoming a timeless musician.
In 2008, Stalley made his mixtape debut, Goin Ape, with fellow Ohio-native Terry Urban; 2009 followed with the release of MadStalley: The Autobiography, and a newfound reputation as a force on stage with performances alongside hip hop heavyweights such as KRS-One, Ghostface Killah, Jay Electronica, and Mos Def, as well as select dates on the Rock The Bells and Sneaker Pimps tours. In early 2010 Stalley performed several shows at SXSW and headlined shows in Columbus, New York City, and New Orleans. Stalley was also selected to participate in the 2010 Iron Mic Competition in Beijing as the featured MC.”
Here’s the link for the album: Download
Here’s the promo for the album/show:
Hello there new and old world! It’s been a long time I know, I know. I’m sure the old creepy guy who lives by himself and stalks my page for nude kiddy porn has missed my activity on this blog, but what can I say I’ve been through a lot these past few months! For one, my dream of traveling to my “mecca” the good old California came true this past Summer as well as a much needed trip to New York City! While in California I met a lot of people I never thought I would meet this soon in my lifetime. I was able to bump heads with Greg River aka Greg Mishka of one of my favorite/most creative brands I have ever laid my eyes on MISHKA (mishkanyc.com). I was able to visit a lot of cool street-wear spots and just enjoy the coolness of this great green state. I have also relocated to the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia..dun,dun,dun…Richmond (please hold your gag reflex until after this post). I am now attending VCU aka Virginia Commonwealth University. So I guess as most chicks named Heather who own a Jonas Brothers diary would say “this is a new chapter in my life”. Yep, that’s right I am a real college kid now which means I have been heavily drinking with strangers and being haggled for change by stinky hobos on a constant basis. I am now living independently in an apartment with some amigos! It’s like having a sleep over at a friends house that lasts 12 months unsupervised! I’m sure I will NOW be updating this worthless web space on the internet a lot more frequently since I am not one to study the night before an exam (as I am currently doing). Instead, I’d rather update this blog because well even if I am the only one looking at this shit at least I have something to look back on and cry/fart/laugh/argue/smile/resent/ get constipated about! So keep the TV on the same channel because this irregularly scheduled blog is BACK BITCHES!!!!!!!!!
Now enjoy random after thoughts….
Cowboy Hip Hop Dancing, it’s the new thang hitting the streets!
No but seriously I was able to attend a seminar that Jeff Staple spoke at a few weeks back. I was taken by this man’s intelligence and experience not just in street wear culture but in life and I must say he is as real they get. Great man and great ideas Jeff! So here’s a little two part interview that the guys over at BRAND RMX (brandrmx.com) put together, so just take in this man’s genius, learn, and enjoy!
This is the final teaser trailer for the fim EMPIRE, it’s basically about riding your bike in the big city. It’s also sponsored + supported by the almighty MISHKA brand, check it out ma’ fuckaz!
Mid-west Mayhem is a big riding event that went down a few weeks ago in Milwaukee. Here’s some short footage enjoy.
Mike Schmitt drop-in
Wonka’s wall ride
Hitlers trying to ride too..