Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I keep forgetting the tags, I'm a bad person. You may also note that this is the first time I haven't posted during the am period of the day - I'm reforming!

Either way, Ashley Charles footage = Good. Will Jackson footage = Good. (ACxWJ) = G^2. WTP Videorama!

wethepeople : Will & Ash : videorama from wethepeoplebikeco on Vimeo.

Winners. Also, for posterity (And almost purely for the fact it features Ashley Charles riding "Ashley Charles"), Ash's own Videorama. In related news, I also got to ride for the first time today in a fairly long time, and I can confirm that the Ashley frame is awesome.

wethepeople : Ashley Charles : videorama from wethepeoplebikeco on Vimeo.

My friend/Your friend/Our friend/Everybody's friend James Smith has taken time out from his hectic S43 updating and porn watching schedule to create a new clothing line, 1 of 50. All the T's are hand screen-printed at James' house (Parents must be pleased), and feature original designs. First person to say that the South Bank T isn't an "Original design" because it features logos made by South Bank gets a "Stop being so pedantic" and "Haven't you ever heard of postmodernism?" double-hit combo. Anyway, click here to check out his Big Cartel store. £5er for a hand-made T-shirt? Winner.

While we're talking clothing - Streetphire have an interview up with Ian Gunner, owner of Segment. It features a better insight into the company than any other interview I've seen, even if I don't particularly agree with the following quote, regarding T-shirt and hoodie price:

I think the £20 and £40 tags are a reasonable price, as they dont ask too much for the product, yet they allow me to sell to retailers, and offer a good margin. Stores can buy my product at a trade price and still make over 100% margin and sell them at 20 and 40, that is always a key point in pricing every item [tee, hood, hat etc].

I still don't really get the whole "Shops must have a 100% margin" aspect, and I don't really understand why it's gotta be that a standard T-shirt with a relatively basic design on it should cost £20, but maybe that's why I'm not a giant clothing mogul or anything like that. BMX is a large part of my life, and in some ways I'd like to help companies out by buying their products and supporting the cause, but when it's £20 for a t-shirt it makes life a little hard. No VAT reduction either, tsk tsk... Either way, read it for yourselves and make your own minds up I guess.

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