Thursday, July 31, 2008

loud& oBLOGxious

hey everyone!
some of you may or may not know me, but i am the infamous kris!
brian asked me to blog about a recent family vacation i took to the beautiful US territory that is Puerto Rico.
and this is basically what it consisted of...

amazing beaches.

beautiful old architecture
the bacardi rum distillery


well enough of that.
since jane posted her little wish list thing, i decided that i would too.

The Hundreds remix tee for the 5 year anniversarry

Alife Sessions Photo Tee
Emerica Hsu
so if anybody wants to get me any of the above, feel free to do so.

that's it for now kids!
signing out.

Armed With A Mind

Summer photos have been posted as well as a new splash page over @ LOUDOBNOXIOUS.COM so go check 'em out!

As you may have noticed, our Summer 2008 line has a different kind of mood to it. It's not as bright and colorful like the rest of our releases have been. We decided to do something different this time around. We wanted to see if people still cared about what they wore on their shirts. We wanted to see if people wanted to genuinely make statements instead of put up some front so they can be cool.

Fueled by a frustration in mankind's failure to be passionate, ambitious, and creative, this line marks the return of meaning and influence back into streetwear. Fashion, ideals, and beliefs collide to birth a collection of tees that resemble something with a little more depth and sincerity. Each tee bears a design and a quote that is meant to stir something inside of you. Grey-scale colors were chosen for this line to be bold and establish a feeling of intent.

We are not anti-religion. We are not anti-patriotic. And we are certainly not here to talk shit and start beef with anyone. We all have varying beliefs here at LOUD& OBNOXIOUS but this line features a few topics we do agree on in the world today.

We will be writing blogs on each design in the next couple weeks discussing their meanings and importance to us. Keep checking back for that so you can understand what we're talking about a little more.

In the meantime, if you would like to place an order or discuss any of our designs, please send an email to us at! We'd love to hear from you!

Check back for updates on the Aug. 16th and 30th festivities!

Good night, morning.

- Vince

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Get in My Head.

After a series of very fortunate events, I, Jane Olivia, have grown enough balls to finally post a guest blog post. You see, I've been battling an extreme case of writer's block and I've also just been putting off blogging about the fourth of July and recent events.

With that said, Loud& Obnoxious has had an adventure these past few weeks:
-Fourth of July
-Kicking it
-Summer rush
-Summer design

And I was honored to be a part of the majority of these events.

LOUD Fireworks & OBNOXIOUS Drunks

Mouth watering.

Illegal in California and my ears.

There they are! The obnoxious drunks.

Hardcore metal beer.

Sparklers are for girls.

Or just pansies.

What a night, buddy.

Dunkxchange July 2008

Peek-a-boo Summer 2008.

Look at that rack!

Celebrity Blackberry Siting: Kris G of L&O.

Stuck on Loud& Obnoxious.

I love Gucci.

My one & only.

Sandalxchange, duh.

Always Scheming vs. Loud& Obnoxious.

SO cool...haha.

Camera Whore.

My twin, My love, My Nancy.

It's been awesome to watch Loud& Obnoxious grow.
It's fun to watch, fun to help, and definitely fun to wear.

There are a few things that have sneaked into my Wishlist.
Ranging from $200-$1500.

Maharishi - Organic Cotton Dress $290

Jame Perse - Belted Peacoat $215

Marc by Marc Jacobs - Open Toe Sandal -$470

Miu Miu - Patchwork Tote $1445

I love both runway fashion and street fashion.
Indulging myself in the best of both worlds

Love life. Live peace. Stay fly.

Living Loudly,

Muchos Gracias

Big thanks to everyone who hung out this weekend at DUNKXCHANGE. Both events were a success and it couldn't have been done without you all! Special thanks to everyone who stopped by at our booth on either day to grab a sticker, sneak a peek at our Summer line, or pick up some tees! Hope you enjoyed our sale prices - exclusive only for DXC events! Shout-out to Marcus for visiting us, sporting our tees, and buying more tees at both days. We've already rewarded him with two free tees for supporting and being such an awesome dude! Check him out below wearing our L&O Kills tee. (Photos by our new friends -

With our 1 year anniversary approaching, it makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside to know that you guys still are into our tees and the meaning and depth behind our designs. To those of you just tuning in, thanks for joining us! For those of you who have stuck with us since day 1, thank you so much and we hope you continue to check back with us because we have big plans! We're always looking to bigger and better things and we'll never stop making LOUD& OBNOXIOUS into something we can all continue to be proud of. Honestly, we're not completely sure exactly what that is, but we do know that we're going to put all of our hearts into it.

On August 16th, LOUD& OBNOXIOUS turns 1 year old and we couldn't be more proud of what we've done in our first year and we couldn't be more excited about what we have planned for the future.

Speaking of August 16th, since it happens to fall on a lovely Saturday, we've actually been talking about celebrating our 1 year anniversary by doing a BBQ and huge sale event at a park somewhere in Southern California and just chillin' all day. We're talkin' the most ridiculous SALE PRICES ever! Since it's all tees from our first year, we wanna get rid of them! We also are talking about doing an exclusive L&O 1 year birthday tee and releasing it that day. Very limited and available only from us directly. So if that all sounds good to you, let us know @ our myspace what you think!

For all of you Northern Californians, we will be hitting up the DUNKXCHANGE event on August 30th in San Francisco, CA so keep checking back for updates on that! As usual, ridiculous sales are in stores so don't miss out!

We will be shooting our Summer Line tomorrow and updating our page with look-book photos so keep an eye out for that! For now, you can check out the Summer Line Sheet below. If you'd like to put in an order, send us an email to EMAIL@LOUDOBNOXIOUS.COM.

For those of you into really loud music, Dear Life (me and Matt's band - proudly endorsed by L&O! haha) will be playing at Chain Reaction on August 6th next Wednesday with our good friends in the mighty Dillinger Escape Plan. If you live in the area, you definitely don't want to miss this show because these dudes are easily the craziest band you'll ever see live. Their tour ends in California and they've decided to do a one-off show at the legendary Chain Reaction and invited us to be a part of it! Get stoked!

As you may already know, LOUD& OBNOXIOUS is made possible by GLAD RAGS INK which is our father company that specializes in screen printing services. Long story short, my brother and I started running Glad Rags for fun back in December 2005 and now we're happy to announce that we will be opening up our first shop and office location next month. For almost 3 years, we've been printing out of our garage and running business directly out of our home and now we've grown and turned it into a full time business. Just wanted to thank everyone who has chosen GLAD RAGS INK for your band, clothing brand, club, organization, events, and anything else! More updates and info on our big evolution coming soon.

And last but certainly not least, my girlfriend has also decided to start her own little entrepreneurial endeavor. Her name is Jaimee Sia and she will be launching her website very soon. Be on the look out for MADEBYMEE.COM! I'm sure Brian will be posting a blog soon about a special little present that she made for L&O's 1 year anniversary. Watch out for that.

Here's to living your life on your terms, seizing the day, and giving purpose to your life. Three cheers to the movers & shakers of the world today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Brian Obnoxious vs. Molca Salsa

Here is the video from my Molca Salsa challenge on Wednesday night. If you don't recall from my post a couple days ago. Edited by Kris Guerra and Chris Olson. 

We just finished printing our Summer line (reason for the really late blogpost) and it will be debuting this weekend at the 2 dunkxchange events! Make sure to come by and hang out with us! We'll have select items from our Fall, Winter, and Spring lines! So get some deals while supplies last! (We will be doing some special deals for the weekend!)

And for the Sunday 3 year dunkxchange event, TK and Fly Society will be performing!

See you all this weekend! If you do make it out, make sure to come and say wattup and kick it for a bit!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Back to Basics

Believe in the D.I.Y. because the D.I.Y. believes in you.

New feel at

- Vince

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2340 W Whittier Blvd.

2340 W Whittier Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631, is my favorite eatery of all time. Molca Salsa, maybe just another Mexican food joint to some, but a haven to me. The prices, the food, the service, are all reasons for me to frequent this special spot. Let me just tell all you Alberto's, Alerto's, Alfredo's, etc lovers (I was a former Alberto addict), Molca Salsa will BLOW those spots out of the water!

My usual orders include the Carne Asada Quesadilla with rice and a medium drink and an order of 3 rolled tacos with guacamole. The only drink I've gotten for the past 2 years is the Aguas Frescas Jamaica, a nice hibiscus flower drink that just hits the spot with their carne asada. If you're a fan of pink lemonade, they also have THE best pink lemonade on fountain. It's just HI-C but something in their fountain just makes it the BEST Flashin' Pink Lemonade you will ever have (it's locally famous!). If I'm feeling for something a little different I'll get an order of cheese enchiladas and 5 rolled tacos with guacamole and a Jamaica. Or even a carne asada torta with fries and 3 rolled tacos with guacamole and a Jamaica. But I believe the most popular order is the Supreme Fries, a hot bed of fresh french fries with a very heaping serving of carne asada, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, beans, and a nice layer of freshly shredded cheese on top (I believe it's a blend of cheddar and colby jack). The Brian Special is an order of Supreme Fries, no beans, substitute rice. AMAZING! The best part is that it's only $6.00 which includes a medium drink with free refills ($0.50 extra to upsize the drink to a large, which is well worth it so you don't have to get up over and over again for refills). There are 2 other locations that are real close by to this one. However, they are just not the same, indoor dining and no combos with drinks included. Remember to look for the outdoor location with the big triangular sign!

There has been only one occasion where I was disappointed in Molca Salsa. It was the night they ran out of their delicious rolled tacos (by FAR the best rolled tacos for their price I've ever had. $2.29 for 3 with guacamole and cheese on top). I usually get them with every and any order. Other than that, ALWAYS a sure shot at satisfaction.

The best part about Molca Salsa is that it's always a good time! Good conversation with your compadres and a great outdoor atmosphere. For me, it also brings a great sense of inspiration from all the time spent conversating. Molca Salsa has been a place where a lot of great ideas for L&O has bloomed. Design talk, future of the brand, ideas, and concepts have all been shared over the signature plastic tables and gentle glow of the green neon lights.

On Wednesdy the 23rd of July, I am going to attempt to finish their 12 rolled tacos with guacamole and a pound of their rice. There may be a video, or maybe some pictures. All in all, just look out for that update.


On a less food related note, we've been working hard on Summer at it should be debuting this weekend at the 2 DunkxChange events! So be on the lookout! We'll have some select items from our Fall 2007, Winter 2007, and Spring 2008 available at these shows as well! So think of it as your last chance to grab some classics!

Speaking of which, Happy 3 Year Anniversary DunkxChange! At the Active event on Saturday, there will be a free BBQ provided by Whole Foods!

There will be presale tickets available at Active for the next day at the Hop in Lakewood! Hopefully we see you all there! There will be many deals flyring around! ;)

Brian Obnoxious

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Who sells cupcakes on Melrose?!

Johnny does. Well not yet, but very soon! This weekend we had the pleasure of hanging out with the man himself, Johnny Cupcakes, on a recent trip to Melrose and Fairfax. Unfortunately, since the LA shoppe is still in its infancy and needs a ton of work to be satisfactory according to its creator, we can't post any pictures up but strongly urge you to check it out on Saturday August 2nd. Make sure you peep his blog @ and keep updated on this momentous grand opening!

Before this weekend, all I knew about Johnny Cupcakes was what I heard from some friends who know him personally and what he talks about on his blog. I've read a couple interviews and seen some video clips of him talking about his brand, but I always wondered what he was like in real life. Luckily, we got that opportunity yesterday and let me tell you, he isn't hiding anything! Everything you see on the blogs is everything he is. It's pretty rad to meet people who are just as real as they perceive themselves to be. It's not an image, and it's not a gimmick. He really is a cool, down-to-earth dude with a ton of ambition and a world of knowledge. Oh yeah, and he does magic.

Since he used to be in a hardcore band just like Matt and I, we knew that he had to have some "DIY" in his blood. In fact, after meeting him, I think it IS his blood! He works very hard to do what he does, and is always finding ways to improve his brand - in his own way and no one else's. He doesn't submit to "industry standards" and refuses to do anything that would disconnect him from his intimate relationship with his fans. In my opinion, this is the best part of the way he runs his business. I think it's awesome when brands, and even bands, keep in touch with their customers and fans. Instead of being just blind supporters of your company or your music, these people become your friends and family. In the end, the experiences and the relationships that are made from this approach are worth so much more than any paycheck.

In fact, that's exactly how we met him. A few days ago I received a message on my personal myspace from Johnny Cupcakes inviting me to go check out his new LA shoppe. Initially I thought this was just an automated message that went out to all of his myspace friends who lived in the Southern California area, but then I realized, you know what.. he might actually run this thing himself and even reply! So I figured it wouldn't hurt to send him a message too. I replied to him telling him how much of an influence and inspiration he is to me, Matt, and Brian and that we unfortunately would not be able to attend his shop opening because we would be leaving for our next full US tour on August 1st. Long story short, he replied the next day and invited us to come visit him and hang out. We ended up exchanging numbers and meeting up when me, Matt, and the gang were chillin' on Melrose. And now we're all friends! What a great dude. I can't tell you how many times that we've sent an email to another brand or another band and never received a reply. These people could learn something from Johnny.

On August 2nd, you better be there at 7959 Melrose Ave!

Have you had your cupcake today?

- Vince