urban posts

DIY Fashion: Vintage Renewal Levi’s Shorts (w/Suspender Straps)

September 18, 2012

Cheeky Model of the Finished Product.

About two months ago, I decided to sniff around on eBay to try and pick up some bargain Levi’s jeans to customise into shorts and sell back off again (or keep them myself if I fell in love) – so I ended up with three pairs of these jeans in their packaging until yesterday morning when I got a bout of inspiration (fuelled by the boredom of currently being laptop-less) and decided to get cracking on a pair. Have a gander at my design/creation process and, if you love them as much as I do, you can buy them on eBay from the finished picture links.

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Shoe of the Week – Underground Creepers.

January 10, 2012

A few months ago, I was trawling the Urban Outfitters website when I came across the most peculiar pair of shoes – Underground’s Creepers. Now, I’m not talking as peculiar as Kobi Levy’s creations, but they are still pretty ‘out there’. Creepers are an amalgamation between huge gothic skate shoes (bit of a paradox, but it does make sense) and the Spice Girls’ platform trainers of the nineties. Arguably, these aren’t the coolest inspirations behind a shoe design, but the cross chain-swathed Tumblr crowd and Hipsters worldwide are swarming to them like Lennon-bespectacled, leather short-donning flies. If you’re listening to the likes of WU LYF and currently sat with bleach destroying the ends of your slightly backcombed hair, chances are – you probably own a pair of these shoes. Add piercings to that equation and you probably fashion a pair as your slippers.

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