Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Chap Issue 57

The Chap's June-July 2011 edition gets its brogues dirty in the Elysian fields of a typical British summer. If you are the least interested in English colonial style, the new number of Chap something for you!

Social Distortion at Vega

We headed over to Copenhagen last night to check out Frank Turner and Social Distortion at Vega. Great show, great night! Check 'em out if you get the chance and don't miss Frank Turner!

Social Distortion
Social Distortion

Mike Ness
Mike Ness

Rob and Dan
Rob and Dan

Social Distortion
Mike Ness was happy to be in Copenhagen.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Lowrider Coloring book

A lot of us here in the shop are huge fans of custom culture specifically Lowrider culture. Lowrider Coloring Book is a perfect time sink for those who want to get on the action right from their desk.

Come and get it!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Astrolites at Peace & Love

Our very own Astrolites are performing at Peace & Love in Borlänge this weekend. Here's a little taste of what they sound like live.
Like it? Get everything Astrolites here!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bottrop Kustom Kulture

This weekend the HepCat-crew went to Germany and Bottrop Kustom Kulture. Some of you know that every year since 2003 the Airport "Schwarze Heide" in Bottrop turns into one of the biggest Kustom Kulture Shows in Europe. Car Clubs & Lone Wolfs from all over Europe come to show their Hot Rods, Kustom Cars and Cool Motorbikes. And so did we. we went there with our large tent and lots of stuff, clothes, books, shoes, records and everything you need to keep up the Kustom Kulture-lifestyle.

It all went very well in the beginning, but on saturday there was this terrible storm. The storm took our large tent and throw it away as if it was a "hankie". That was when we decided to go back to sweden!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

HepCat Store at Jokers

The boys headed up to Jokers last week and they had a great time. Check out the video!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Video from PACE DAY

Check out the video from PACE Day 2011 at HepCat Store in Lund, Sweden. Shot and edited by our friend Dan, the man with the camera and featuring the music of J.Tex.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bottrop Kustom Kulture

HepCat Store will be at Bottrop Kustom Kulture in Germany this weekend. We're looking forward to meeting both old and new friends!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Red Wing Shoes

We are now pleased to present Red Wing Shoes. These legendary shoes and boots, born in teh year 1905 in Minesota. For more than 100 years, Red Wing Shoe Company has been crafting purpose-built work footwear for specific jobs. From the factory floor to the construction site, from refineries to railroads, on oil rigs and docks, today’s modern craftsmen trust Red Wing to deliver premium quality work boots and shoes with the features, fit, and service required for their demanding jobs.
Red Wing work boots are crafted with skill by people who take the time to make sure each pair lasts and protects - like the fine tools they are. Every product we make is manufactured under stringent Red Wing quality standards to withstand the toughest work environments.
Work is our work. We sell Iron Ranger and Postman.

Iron Ranger: Classic 6" styling with double layer leather, toe cap, leather heel pocket and a Nitrile cork sole create this unique look. Featuring premium Black or Amber Harness leather, chrome hardware, speed hooks, Goodyear welt construction and triple stitched quality.
The Mesabi Iron Range lies in northern Minnesota, a rugged and remote area. The local residents are proudly known as Iron Rangers, individuals with a sense of adventure and a determined personality. The work boots worn into the iron mines had to be as tough as the demanding conditions. The Iron Ranger boots were built with a double layer of leather over the toe to provide the miners an extra measure of safety. The heel pocket, a boot feature designed to provide extra support, was moved to the outside of the boot. This design change eliminated a seam, and provided a smooth and comfortable one-piece surface on the inside of the boot.

Postman: The 101 was known as the postman’s shoe. Designed to meet Postal Service requirements, they were a simple, but sturdy, polished, black dress oxford. It was their sturdiness and underfoot comfort that would serve America’s mailmen well. As evidence, millions were sold. The Black Chaparral leather and the black cushion crepe, wedge sole combine to yield a classic look. 

In the 1950’s policemen still walked their beats and the postman walked his mail route. They needed comfortable and sturdy footwear for the eight hours spent on their feet. In 1954, Red Wing responded with style #101, a sturdy black oxford with a moldable insole. It could be polished to meet their uniform requirements, but tough enough for everything their day encountered. The 101 would go on to be part of the Red Wing brand for 46 years and sell over 2 million pairs. It became one of the best selling styles in company history.

Here we see our very good friend, pinstripingartist von Sven in his Amber coloured Iron Ranger.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A gift . . .

Guest gift from Eat Dust… Rob is so proud of his new sweater even it 200 degrees hot today!

Some new stocks while waiting for the jeans to land!

Monday, June 6, 2011

5 In Love - Swing What You Got

Swing What You Got is the new album from 5 In Love, bringing you the finest swinging sounds played with verve, charm and incredible enthusiasm.
Swing, boogie and early Rock 'n' Roll, with original songs and Swing re-workings of pop songs fit perfectly alongside traditional repertoire, resulting in an explosive mix of '40s swing and modern influences.

Get it here!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pike Brothers


True workwear denims with 1950s characteristics. Pike Brothers 1958 Roamer Pant has been made from 15 Ounce raw denim with selvage edge. Regardless of costs and labour they make a denim which is superior in quality and strong in texture.

The finest Pike Brothers Accessories and Details characterize the 1958 Roamer Pant:

-15 ounce raw denim with selvage edge in dark indigo blue
-100% Cotton
-straight leg, narrow fit with button fly
-heavy cotton thread in honey yellow color
-buttons and rivets in zinc optic
-heavy bar tacking on pockets, belt loops and seam ends
-D-Ring at watch pocket for your watch pocket chain

Pike Brothers 1958 Roamer Pant 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Review in Sideburn

We shipped some records to Sideburn Magazine and this is what they did with them... check out the reviews over at their blog!

Photos from PACE DAY

We had a great time and a shop full of happy customers and denim geeks. Thanks to PACE and to everyone who dropped by!

HepCat Store

Tony gets a haircut from Kustom Kutting

Busy, busy, busy inside the shop.

DJ Undertaker

Thanks for stopping by!