29. 7. 2014

CAVEMEN: EXPLORE YOUR CITY AMSTERDAM

The Palladium creatives asked our friends Cavemen to produce a short film highlighting the nicest areas of their city. After asking the likes of Street Etiquette, HYPEBEAST and Boys of Soweto to represent their respected cities,  Cavemen follow in their wake and have been asked to present Amsterdam.

As there is no unexplored part in Amsterdam we Cavemen chose to portray her as she is. While Amsterdam’s intimate atmosphere is a feature that distinguishes her from other major cities; it’s her free spirited, creative and openminded inhabitants that create a feeling of freedom in one of Europe’s most tolerant cities.

“With a slow pace we’ve wandered her streets and thus hereby represent Amsterdam trough a Caveman’s lens.”

Music by Amsterdam’s unfound diamond: Nicolahs Nik Nugter.

 


7. 7. 2014

SHIRO BACKPACK

Continuing our season of all new Flybird premium leather goods releases, we proudly present our Shiro Backpack. A new limited white edition from our Kuro ni Kuro line. Inspired by the influences of our handcrafted crafted flagship backpack, this white edition showcases with a unique mixture of all white leather finished with crocodile printed detailing. With black interior lining the Shiro  accentuates contrast between the exterior and interior of the BackPack. The Kuro ni Kuro Black and the Shiro white edition will be available in limited edition at selected retailers and via the Flybird online shop as off the 10th of July.



10. 6. 2014

SPRMRKT NIGHT x SHOP NEXT DOOR

 

 
SPRMRKT Shopping night
 
Our friends at SPRMRKT are launching their new store next door on the Rozengracht 191 and will be celebrating with a one of a kind shopping night.
 
 
To celebrate this event with SPRMRKT Flybird will present the newest addition to the Kuro ni Kuro collection with our new Kuro White edition BackPack as well with our new Minibags and Bowties.
 
Come and join the celebration on the 12 of June
 
Drinks are on jameson and Warsteiner
 
Time: 18:00 - 23:00
 
Flybird
 


2. 6. 2014

I AM OTHER

Check out Style Hunt in Brixton, london the city of style and culture.



10. 2. 2014

// SPECIAL INVITE ONLY > THE WOLFPACK SOCIETY LAUNCH PARTY \

 

 

The Wolfpack Society invites you to this special private event. A launching press event to get the feel of who & what ‘The Wolfpack Society’ stands for. Collabs with impressive brands to showcase their latest products.  


On this day, we will launch our exclusive handmade WP X Flybird ‘ON TOUR’ backpack! The ‘On Tour’ backpack will become a member of your pack. You’ll be thinking about your next legendary trip or just reminisce about those great moments and some epic stories that happened along the way and will remain just between you, your friends and the backpack…


‘When a pack comes together, sky’s the limit...!’


Special treats:

The best & latest beats played by Dirty Minutes. Good vibes, delicious cocos & cocktail drinks, finger lickin' bits & bites, fabulous people, great informal networking with influencers and selective relevant press & media.

 

When: Friday, 21st of February 2014

Starts at: 19.30 - 22.30 (only selective invites, press & media)

From: 23.00 onwards we celebrate with a club night at Abe

Where: ABE Club & Lounge in Amsterdam, thé new hotspot to be. Amstelstraat 30, 1017 DA Amsterdam

 

// 50 selected guests will get ‘The Wolfpack Society’ canvas goodie-bag filled with wolfpack society essentials.


----- IMPORTANT-----


// PLS RSVP BEFORE: 17 FEB 14 > PRESS@THEWOLFPACKSOCIETY.COM

(INVITE ONLY+LIMITED SPOTS)


MORE INFO:
WWW.THEWOLFPACKSOCIETY.COM

FACEBOOK.COM/THEWOLFPACKSOCIETY

HOOKED@THEWOLFPACKSOCIETY.COM


‘See you all on Friday the 21st of February & be part of the wolfpack society’
 
 
 


29. 1. 2014

CAVEMEN X ONTFRONT - EDITORIAL - SERENE SOLITUDE

Cavemen x Ontfront - Editorial - Serene Solitude from Cavemen on Vimeo.

Spring and Summer’s warm embrace weakened and our forests settled their roots in preparation of the coming slumber; we Cavemen prepared for yet another seasonal shift. With milder temperatures and darker skies; our plains heralded the approach of Autumn and Winter. In these frigid times we Cavemen are once again forced to adapt in appearance.

In this season we Cavemen wield the timelessness of a tailored garment mixed with street trends like a regal set of armor. Preferably french; our sturdy blue workwear vests combined with a rainproof trench coat keep both Autumn’s and Winter’s treacherous touch at a distance. Our selvedge denim trousers are no longer slim-fit but now have a wider cut showing about our working prowess. And yes, our beards; rugged, shaggy and as strong as the bristles of a steel brush, complement and refine our attire.

Yet, spring is coming, and our wandering footsteps confidently sway across our plains. The preparation for another season is complete and the frostbite is kept at bay. Although unmoved in our hulking steps, we Cavemen wander cautiously. For father Winter still lurks beside our path, like a death sentence unperformed.

 



18. 10. 2013

FLYBIRD “KURO NI KURO” FALL/WINTER 2013 COLLECTION

 

Flybird proudly presents Kuro Ni Kuro Fall/winter 2013 Collection.

Kuro Ni Kuro translates into black on black in Japanese where Flybird found its inspiration. Japan has always been a country that celebrated culture, creativity and craftsmanship to their fullest extent. In the last decade we’ve seen how traditional Japanese black on black garments have exploded onto the mainstream under the reigns of designers, stylists, hipsters and celebrities.

Inspired by these influences Flybird crafted the black on black series of bags with a mixture of raw canvas and smooth black leather. The collection consists of familiar designs of Flybird including the City Traveler, Duffle Bag and the Kuro Ni Kuro Backpack finished with Crocodile print leather. Perfect for urban commuters on the go. Our new collection will be available in November at selected retailers and through our webshop.

 



6. 8. 2013

SHOE BRAND VICO USES FLYBIRD DUFFLE BAG IN THEIR LOOKBOOK WINTER 2013

 

 

This Autumn/Winter VICO continues with its journey into Scandinavia. Inspired by Scandinavian functionalism, cleanliness, sophisticated design and their beautiful natural environment. VICO travelled to the South of Sweden and passed by Mölle in Sweden wheere they found a beautiful environment. Those places where independent minds go to feel the freedom of nature, surrounded by water and rocks and call it their ‘weekend escape’.

Shot&Cut by Joost Konings (jkonings.com)
Directed by Noël Deelen (venour.com)

 



3. 7. 2013

VIVIAN MAIER THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHER

The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard - thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply.

Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work.

Source: bbc



31. 5. 2013

BLOGGER KARLMON AKA MR. BOY

British Gentleman and Blogger Karlmon aka Mr. Boy recently collaborated with photographer Sam Travis to shoot this series of great photos . You can see more of their series on his Blog http://mrboystyle.tumblr.com/post/51573037890/collaboration-outfit-feature-mr-boy-x-sam-travis

 



6. 2. 2013

SMITH & WESSON

Smith and Wesson

“The bag is the weapon, the mini-bag the bullet. One is not complete without the other..”

In 1852 partners Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson formed a company to produce a lever-action pistol nicknamed the Volcanic Pistol. The pistol was named Volcanic due to the high continuous shots that could be fired from ongoing trigger pulls. The innovative design of the exclusive weapon led to a massive run on the pistol and even resulted into a gold medal at the Baltimore Weapon Exposition.

Flybird designer Franky Boateng was inspired by Smith & Wesson for a line that has been a success from the first edition in 2011 till the 2013 Ambassadors of Life piece. Franky was truly intrigued how Smith & Wesson designed a weapon that was a divine masterpiece. Not only for the design but the innovative function of the weapon.

Flybird’s Smith & Wesson is not designed for a weapon, but is built from the same principals as used by the Smith & Wesson partners. Careful thought and precision went into the fabrication process of this handmade Flybird piece. All the details on the bag have a unique function to it. Together with the mini-bag, the Flybird Smith & Wesson is similar to a loaded gun. Sharp shot to kill…

The new collection will hold a variety of color combinations which can be purchased via www.flybird.nl.  

 



2. 1. 2013

WHAT TO WEAR IN 2013 ACCORDING TO ONTFRONT


As seasons shift year-round, men’s style changes and newer styles develop. Introducing their new looks for 2013; Amsterdam’s OntFront Store created a photographic series in which a generation of men pushes the revival of classic styles and represent the OntFront creed: “Tailored and Streetwise”. As Dutch actor Sergio Hasselbaink and Mike Verhagen pay their respect to Amsterdam’s long cultural history; they radiate “dapperness” in OntFront’s newly designed attire.

The series mainly contains of the newest garments within OntFront’s clothing line. Fabrics of the current collection are classic tweed, wool, jersey, velour, cotton and leather. All garments are crafted with care and created in limited numbers of 150 pieces per style. Details in the overall looks are completed by adding other brands that are available at the OntFront store:  Bailey, Pasotti Ombrelli, Knits & Knotts, Brixton, Retrosuperfuture, Amsterdam shoe co, L’ecole National, NUNC & Flybird. By creating this series, the collective behind the OntFront clothing line proudly display their vision in modern-day menswear.

Text by Safi Graauw (Cavemen)
Pictures by Dim Balsem, taken in the Haarlemmerbuurt, Amsterdam.
http://www.ontfront.com/



16. 12. 2012

THESE CAVEMEN....

These Cavemen In collaboration with the OntFront Store and tributary brands Flybird, L’ecole and Baileyhats, we Cavemen hereby introduce our latest film.

We, who wander...

Dapper footsteps In the soil
These Cavemen, who wander Life’s coil.
Brotherhood and Kinship is what we seek...

Down to earth and dapperly dressed as we speak.
Bearded men, roaming Day and Night,
Unnoticed and silent, like the great Owl’s flight.
We who wander... Kings to be crowned,
And in solitude... Brotherhood is found.

- The Cavemen

Video & Editing: Christiaan Grammer
Styling: Romy van Jaarsveld
Models: Safi Graauw, Berislav Viskovic, Francis Yiadom Jr., Quincy Brondenstein

Clothing by: Ontfront, Flybird, Bailey Hats and L'ecole.

 


 


2. 8. 2012

MARIJE DE HAAN X FLYBIRD

During the last Amsterdam Fashion Week, Marije de Haan showcased her new line inspired by late 19th century sailors.  Covered in tattoos the male models walked down the runway with distinct accessories by Flybird. Handcrafted bottle holders made from the finest leather. Read the backstage report on the fashion show to see how the Flybird exclusive bottle holders were merged into Marije de Haan her new collection.



11. 7. 2012

MARIJE DE HAAN X FLYBIRD FASHIONWEEK AMSTERDAM

Today marks the start of a brand new fashion splurged week in Amsterdam.
Marije de Haan; a The Hague based menswear designer, is selected to present her third collection at the AIFW 2012. Her work comes from a fascination with the fringes of society, the unsavory, criminal. She has won the G-Star Raw Talent Award and was awarded with the Haagse Toptalent scholarship to start her own label.
 
In 2011 we discovered that MDH and Flybird shared the same uncommon creative style  fascination. Her request for an out of the box backpack leaded solely to Flybird design pieces that sparked her fashion senses.
 
The result of our third AIFW encounter will be showcased on saturday the 14th of july at the Salon during Marije de Haan her collection presentation. We are thrilled to announce that all the MDH models will be styled with Flybird bags and accessories. Visitors of the fashion show will be able to feast their eyes on exclusive Flybird pieces of our new collection.
Visit http://aifw.nl/ for the entire Amsterdam Fashion Week 2012 schedule