This week saw the return of Butter Goods in UK stores, and as the warmer weather finally starts to grace our shores, the Perth brand have gifted us with some Winter specials from down under perfectly suited for the unpredictable British summer.
It's a lot of similar vibes from Butter Goods for Winter 16, following their signature look for the visuals, shot on 35mm by Garth Mariano and James Whineray, the collection itself isn't far aesthetically from the previous releases, following similar themes and keeping each style simple. Aside from the familiar globe logo graphic, as well as revisiting the long sleeve rugby top designs and several lightweight outerwear pieces, we also see some strong quarter-zip styles, alongside new tongue-in-cheek graphics and an updated colour palette applied to pullover graphic hoodies and tee's. The release is bulked out with a strong selection of headwear ranging from 5-panels to beanies, featuring subtle embroidered detailing throughout. Stand out pieces for us includes the Supreme-esque Miles Davis graphic tee, Rugged Terrain cap & the Rose Coach Jacket in Khaki.
Last Thursday, Perth natives Butter Goods released their latest clip dubbed “Quartet” with long time collaborator Josh Roberts. The clip follows team riders Casey Foley, Ben Gore, Alex Campbell, Philly Santosuosso, and friends of the brand – Nick Boserio, Ryan Barlow, Evan Kinori, Zach Chamberlin and Brian Delatorre, as they meet up in the US to hit spots in San Fran, including the legendary EMB, and also through to LA. Following the video’s release we caught up with team rider and photographer Casey Foley to find out a bit more on what went down on the trip…
How long were you out in the states for?
I think it was only 13 or 14 days? We all work full time and Alex was about to have his 3rd kid, so we couldn’t stay that long unfortunatley. Im ready to go back!!!
How does the skating in San Fran and LA compare to Perth?
Im actually from Melbourne but I found it quite similar. I like being on foot when i’m out skating so San Francisco was really good for that. In LA, we pretty much just explored the neighbourhoods of West Hollywood so there was no typical ‘stuck in LA traffic’ scenario which was dope.
Aside from the opener at EMB, there’s a lot of unseen San Fran spots in the video. Did Ben Gore and Philly Santosuosso keep a few spots up their sleeves for this one?
I think Ben may have had a few ideas here and there, but for the most part nothing was planned at all. We would just organise an area to meet up and skate everywhere from there. Locals like Brian Delatorre, Ryan Barlow, Evan Kinori, Richard Hart and Zach Chamberlin were awesome to have around. We would have probably been lost without them. Haha.
Did you feel any added pressure when filming with Super 8?
Oh of course. That shit costs money! Haha. It all worked out tho. Josh killed it with all the Super 8 stuff.
Are there any spots or tricks that stood out in particular?
Philly Santosuosso riding a skateboard in general was the main stand out for me, his whole section was filmed in two days. He couldn’t get time off work to come to San Francisco so he only went to LA. Straight up G that boy!
As for spots, EMB was my favourite. Its was just awesome to skate at a spot that has so much history behind it. Plus my favourite skater is Henry Sanchez haha!
Who was partying the hardest on the trip?
To be honest, we were all way to excited to skate everyday, so we didn’t really party at all. I mean, we would drink every night but yeah. Oh except for Nick Boserios pro party. That was a good time. I slapped a BUTTER sticker on Forests Edwards board which was pretty funny. Ben Gore was a fucking animal that night man haha.
Any stand out moments?
Hahah, Philly Santosuosso buying Keith Hufnagel and his lady friend cupcakes was amazing. We were all leaving this restaurant and we seen Huf and his Mrs having dinner, and Philly’s like “Yo man, Im gonna get them some desert… I gotta get them some cupcakes dude”. I guess it was to show his appreciation for Huf’s contribution to skateboarding or something… Fuck it was funny though.
Also, meeting and skating with the legendary Matt Field was awesome. He’s such a nice dude and listening to stories of his professional skateboarding career was too good!
What’s up next for the Butter Goods team?
Not sure man. The team has expanded even more now, with Mike Arnold in the UK and Taylor Nawrocki in New York, so perhaps we will meet those dudes. I would love to see all the overseas team riders come to Australia this time!
Check out this awesome photo series from the trip, featuring imagery and comments from Garth Mariano and Casey Foley…
Perth’s Butter Goods return with their latest lookbook showcasing new skate ready goods ready for the Australian Summer.
Although we won’t be blessed with the sunny weather which is on it’s way down under, we can still appreciate some good design work, and Butter Good’s latest collection is full of that. They continue to stick closely to the themes we saw in previous collections, from the visuals to the heavily graphic lead t-shirt and long sleeve designs. The colour palette is varied throughout, with some familiar pieces reworked for the new season as well as some new playful print designs that put a different spin on some iconic logos and characters. Rounding off the release we have a small selection of caps and shorts, as well as the stand out retro soccer jersey, which look like they’ve been inspired by the old USA kits.
The lookbook shot by Garth Mariano and Jay Dymock once again takes us on a tour through the brands home town of Perth, hitting up various street spots with the Butter Goods team donning the new garms. You can expect to see Butter Goods Summer 2015 collection arriving on UK shores at retailers including Urban Industry and Scene Preston from next week.
Perth’s Butter Goods deliver another solid range of skate ready staples for their Spring 2015 offering, captured in this accompanying lookbook by Garth Mariano, James Whineray and Jay Dymock, which sees the crew hanging out on the streets of their home town.
The brand has been one of the stand out imports from Australia for us over the past few years, with their instantly recognisable, lo-fi aesthetic and regressive visuals, they have managed to differentiate themselves from the pack. This seasons release sticks largely to the brands signature look with gritty designs across bold staple pieces, the collection is made up of graphic based tees, long sleeves and light functional outerwear, as well as colour blocked rugby shirts which have been a key feature in previous releases, and a healthy selection of caps and beanies.
Australian retailer StreetX present this nocturnal lookbook for Spring/Summer 2015, showcasing the latest from their in-house collection.
For those that aren’t that clued up on the brand, StreetX began back in 2011, originally founded as an online web store selling a range of carefully selected independent brands, with the concept for the branding and the stores name inspired by a new stock exchange market – Chi-X. Quickly gathering momentum, StreetX soon became a recognised name on the streetwear scene in Australia with the arrival of their first physical store and their own label picking up interest overseas, following collaborations with the likes of aNYthing and Raised By Wolves. StreetX plays a huge role in the movement over in Australia that is seeing more and more brands from the region with a strong sense of direction and unique aesthetic, and because of these attributes they are causing a stir on a global scale.
For their latest collection, StreetX have incorporated their familiar Aussie beach themes into their designs while also looking to Old Blighty for inspiration, applying the famous Lion from the 3 lions logo as a back print. Heavily graphic based throughout, the release consists of tees, long sleeves, socks and a solid headwear collection to sit next to cut and sew pieces in the shorts and jacketing options. The palette is kept simple throughout with just enough pop of colour to make the pieces summer ready and highly wearable.
Perth based independent skate label Butter Goods return with their latest set of lo-fi visuals to showcase their Winter 2015 collection.
While many try to over complicate things in their design, its nice to see a brand stick to their guns, keep things simple and continuously improve their own unique aesthetic. Their latest release for Winter 2015 (reverse seasons down under!) is comprised largely of what we’ve come to expect from the brand, with a range of skate ready basics including tees, long sleeves and hoodies, as well as a strong selection of headwear and jacketing options. The collection is heavily graphic based applying simple yet bold designs and reworks of the brands globe logo, with several colour blocked and embroidered pieces in the outerwear section. Thanks to the mild winter down under, the release has got you covered for the British summer also with a selection of caps and bucket hats suitable for the warmer weather.
Perth-based StreetX have emerged as one of the most exciting brands to come out of Australia of late, having quickly developed and established their own clothing line through their online store and physical location, collaborations with the likes of Sly Guild and aNYthing has solidified their place in the global market. Following up a largely successful year for the brand in 2014, the Australian outfit now link up with LA based tattoo artist Manface on a collaborative capsule collection for Spring 2015.
Manface has gained serious recognition following his work with the likes of Odd Future and Trash Talk, which traditionally incorporates LA iconography mixed with dark imagery, and this follows through in his latest venture. You can see creative direction from both parties played a role in the capsule, drawing inspiration from each of their surrounding locations of LA and Perth, however its Manface’s unique graphics that take centre stage across an array of long and short sleeved tees, along with one-off hand etched accessories including dog tags and zippo lighters.
The StreetX x Manface Capsule collection is available now at the brands web store HERE. You can shop Streetx’s current collection for Spring 2015 over at Urban Industry