Thursday, February 25, 2010


"Dance Dance Dance" live in L.A, Lykke Li & Bon Iver. Sweden holding it down once again. Lykke Li with Wisconsin's Bon Iver, perform "Dance Dance Dance". Old footage, but classic nonetheless. -Mr.-

Monday, February 22, 2010


"Message To You Rudi" by Coco Sumner and Natty. Where my Rudies at??? Everything moves in cycles...feel me!? -Mr.-

Sunday, February 21, 2010


"Marching Through Your Head" by Zeus. Arts and Crafts at it again...Toronto STAND UP! Band members Mike O'Brien, Carlin Nicholson, Rob Drake and Neil Quin are currently on tour, check out their Myspace page for details. Rated - NEXT! -Mr.-


INKED...nuff said. -Mr.-


Proper. -Mr.-


"Harrington" by Fred Perry x British Millerain Dry Wax. Another fresh collaboration. Classic, clean and oh so dapper. Once again...staple piece. -Mr.-


"Oxford Button Down Shirt" by Pretty Green. Classic. The washed cotton is soft to the touch and super comfy. A staple piece to say the least. -Mr.-


"Royal Low" by Pro-Keds, Spring 2010 collection. Interesting fact, The U.S. Rubber Company (now Uniroyal) created the term "sneakers" for their first line of kicks simply known as Keds. Marketing at its finest. The new spring collection is a throwback to the classic design, but introduces quality leathers and solid colors for a classy well polished look. -Mr.-

Thursday, February 18, 2010


"Exit Through The Gift Shop" A Banksy Film. The man, the mystery, the legend. Responsible for influencing artists worldwide and changing the urban landscape one city at a time, Banksy is a pioneer in the world of street art. This film is long overdue. For more information check out the official website. -Mr.-

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Vintage! The origins of North American tattoo culture. No guns necessary. -Mr.-


Camouflaged stone House. Located in the Antiparos lands of Greece, this stunning piece of architecture was designed by Deca. "The presence of the house is revealed by the four courtyards carved into the flowing landscape. The courtyards separate the living spaces into five interior areas, an arrangement which resembles the fifth side of a dice. As a result, the house is protected from the elements yet is full of natural light, generous views and a compact but rich relationship to its setting." Brilliant! Reminds me of Luke Skywalkers home on the planet Tatooine. -Mr.-


Cool Hunting Video. Diesel:U:Music Tour 2009: Miami. Santigold and Kid Cudi discuss their musical influences and the origins of their sound. -Mr.-

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Where My Rudies At? At an attempt to break the mold and experiment with Toronto's bland recipe for night life, I developed a concept with an ally in the fight against 'the same', and labeled it Hey Rudie! What exactly is a rudeboy you might ask. Well, in the traditional sense a rudeboy, rudie, rudi or rudy were common terms for juvenile delinquents and criminals in 1960s Jamaica. The first rude boys in the 1960s were associated with the poorer sections of Kingston, Jamaica, where ska, then rocksteady were the most popular forms of music. They dressed in the latest fashions at dancehalls and on the streets. Many of these rude boys started wearing sharp suits, thin ties, and pork pie or Trilby hats; inspired by United States gangster movies, jazz musicians and soul music artists. In that time period, disaffected unemployed Jamaican youths sometimes found temporary employment from sound system operators to disrupt competitors' dances (leading to the term dancehall crasher).

In a nut shell, a rudie is an outsider that creates a sub-culture in order to satisfy an unfulfilled need, at the same time disrupting the comforts of those blind-to-the-facts. We are fashionista zapatistas, with a flare for the finer things in life. We are sound system controllers, addicted to bass and the grimier forms of sound. We are the trends before they happen, the visionaries amongst those unaware of the preeminant change. We are societies rudeboys and girls.

So, what is a Hey Rudie! event? We at Hey Rudie! celebrate that which is international, exotic and diverse. Paying homage to Jamaican ska and all that it has influenced...from Baile Funk, born in the favelas of Rio, to Kudoro, Angolan influenced electronic crack, London’s UK Funky to Diplo's Major Lazer style mashups. We take the sounds of the streets, the melodies of the poor and blend them into one massive sound. If you're mind is too fixed on the comforts of what you know, and you are unable to open your mind to the sights and sounds of the international dance, then I warn you against attending. However, if you feel you might belong to the rudie diaspora at large...I strongly urge you to attend.

That being said...WHERE MY RUDIES AT???


"When You Hear The Bassline" by Major Lazer. Fan vid by Sampology. Note the classic ska footage. Where my Rudies At!!! Safari, tell em what's up. -Mr.-


"Stroll" by Brixton. Brown plaid, classic Brixton shape, clean brown lining...a staple piece. Everyone should have at least one fedora in their collection...ladies, that doesn't exclude you. -Mr.-


"Manchu" by Carrera. Sleek and oh so classic. Carrera has a style that is not easily fu$ked with. The light Havana black/gold is just another remix to an already perfect design. Straight goods. -Mr.-


"Knit Jacket" by KZO. Los Angeles based designer Joel Knornschild named his label after his grandfather Kazuo Iwasaki, and manufactures his designs in Japan. Made from woven organic cotton, acrylic, and wool, the knit jacket has a looser fit then most slim fits and breaks away from the standard black and charcoal grey. Top shelf. KZO...get familiar. -Mr.-


"Switchback" by Vans Vault. Keep it simple stupid...words to live by. I'm a big fan of simple design constructed with quality materials (distressed leather, need I say more). Far too often designers get carried away with the bells and whistles of a concept and in the end compromise the overall integrity of a piece. Keep it clean and classic. Vans Vault does just that. Look out for the butter orange and purple combo as well...brilliant! -Mr.-