Sunday, June 27, 2010

Unforgettable Summer

Earlier last week, we wrapped up production on our Summer 10 collection and were able to knock out our on-location lookbook and product photo shoots in one day thanks to the help of some great friends. It has been a while since we've consciously made the decision to apply a particular theme to any collection, but this time we thought it would be only fitting.

Stay tuned for an Unforgettable Summer.

- Vince

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cardboard City

Due to the overwhelming amount of work we've been tearing through, there has been a ton of cardboard piling up in our warehouse. Here's a few photos to put it into perspective.

This place is starting to get awfully cramped already. Don't forget- only 2 years ago at this time, we were still working out of a small one-car garage.

How's that for perspective?

- Vince

Friday, June 18, 2010


Last year, when we attended the Lakers championship parade, they promised that they would be back there again in exactly one year to celebrate another one. Yesterday, they kept that promise.

If you've noticed, there is a small Lakers/L&O logo on the top right corner of this website and we kept it up there for the last two years in support of this great and versatile team. Finally, the Lakers got their revenge on the Celtics who snatched the championship away back in 2008. The Lakers vs Celtics is already the most historic and dramatic rivalry in all of sports and yesterday's Game 7 was the conclusion to yet another epic, up-and-down, nail-biting chapter. Huge congrats to the 2010 NBA Champions Los Angeles Lakers!

Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend this year's parade due to being so busy with L&O and Glad Rags Ink and not being able to take a full day off. Luckily, I still have this panoramic from last year to make me smile! (Click to enlarge)

We still have a few "Be LA" tees left in stock so make sure you head over to Karmaloop and grab one before they're all gone once again (until next year haha)!

I can't wait until next season! Did someone say 3PEAT?! I LOVE LA.

- Vince
(additional photos courtesy of & Getty Images)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hot Hot Heat

Summer 10 is starting to show its beautiful face both inside and outside our warehouse and we couldn't be happier to see it! We've been busier than ever here at the office trying to keep up with both of our growing companies. Glad Rags Ink is the middle of the most hectic band merchandise season due to all the national tours and festivals, like Warped Tour. Amidst all that chaos, we're also in the middle of Summer 10 production for L&O and also about to embark on something we've never done before. All I can tell you is that tradeshow season is coming up and we're sampling further in advance than ever before. More on that later.

In the meantime, check out some of these teasers while we put the finishing touches on Summer 10. Full range of men's tees and tank tops along with women's specialty garments! That's right.. WOMEN'S.

Make sure to also follow us on Twitter and Facebook because we've been posting more revealing Summer 10 previews! Keep up with us!

- Vince

Monday, June 7, 2010

Let Loose

This Friday, some of our friends are hosting a party called "Let Loose" to welcome the Summer season. The event is 18+ and 21+ to drink. There will be live bands, DJ's, fashion runways, art showcase, and even some vintage clothing for sale. We won't be selling but we'll be there possibly getting involved in the fashion show and throwing out some gear so come hang out! Should be a fun time so we hope to see you there!

- Vince

Friday, June 4, 2010

Channel Surfing

Recently, L&O has been fortunate to make some appearances in a few videos that have surfaced online. Thanks to everyone representing for us in front of the camera!

L&O team skaters Preston Burris and Anthony Lugo in the latest episode of Pussi Skateboards' Pussi Popin Friday's.

New L&O team skater Ezra Brewer of Barely Legal Skateboarding.

Jonathan Vigil of The Ghost Inside in their new video for "Unspoken" off of their forthcoming album Returners in stores JUNE 8TH! Our Never Dead Fitted Hat makes a cameo.

Steve Choi of RX Bandits on tour everywhere.

And a couple oldies but goodies..

Jawn Ha of GRV/Contour Hooligans freestyling in our LOUD& Fitted Hat. He comes in at about 4:58. You can't miss him.

Karl Schubach of Misery Signals on stage and on the board.

Pump Up The Volume Fest in Japan.

Somewhere in Europe.

On deck.

And I still don't know how we got in this video, but thank you for showing us some love! Always greatly appreciated.

- Vince

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


KARMALOOP EXCLUSIVE! Every city has one, and every team wishes they could. The BEAT LA shirt seems to be following the Lakers everywhere they go throughout the season and playoffs. They've become the most hated team in the NBA and now they're in the finals AGAIN to prove why. I think everyone just wants to "Be LA".

Back by popular demand, the Be LA Tee is now available on KARMALOOP in three Lakers colorways, but quantities are limited so act NOW! If you are having trouble finding the products on our page, click here and you should be able to find them.


- Vince