No Nathan Lee isn’t a kind of selvedge jeans or a motown hit, he’s actually one of our new best mates and also the purveyor of some fine looking, rasta coloured toothbrushes. When we asked him to do us a fave five this was his response… Hmmm….’favourite fives’, I reckon thats a little bit too close that soul-destroying collection of unanswerable, questions that get fired at you whenever you start at a new job or at university (I assume, I never when to uni, too many words, numbers etc. to learn) and an over-eager & strange man or women, with that imaginary dead-ended social obligation, asks you “SO…ERRM…WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC?” and then looks at you like you like you have just been questioned under #yewtree when you give an answer that confirms to them that you aren’t anywhere near ‘their level’, whatever the fuck that is. Also, I have a pretty shit memory, so these are my fave five things that I have looked at, read, worn seen and music-ed over the past month-or so.
CLOTHING – LEE 101 SLIM JEANS
Everyone knows that you can buy all the expensive shirts, jackets, trainers you want, but if you still persist on wearing that pair of shitty Topshop bootcut atrocities, that will pretty much nullify the rest of the gear you wear that day. These LEE 101s are crackers, even if my tailor did manage to strip all the selvage out of them when they were getting altered.. I’m also wearing them at the minute and cant recall any other clothes that I own.
MUSIC – ALMOST ANY TEST PRESSING MIX
The mixes that these lads & lasses put out make we wish that I wasn’t born in 1990. I now have to experience through all this incredible-ness solely through my earphones.
BOOK – 1984
The most recent book that I have read and one that made me shit myself a little bit when that snidey fella shouts from a telly hidden behind a painting on the wall. Plus, its only about 4 quid on Amazon.
ART – NEIL STEVENS’ PRINTS
Because I like to think I’m some kind of grahicy designerer even though I have absolutely zero formal training and im entirely self-taught (hows that for “pioneering spirit”, Mr. George Osbourne you fucking chinless wanker.) I rather enjoy the work of a certain Neil Stevens who also does some graphicy stuff when he gets a chance. My favourite arts of his is is collection of re-imagined cassette tape covers. Ace, they are.
SOMETHING ELSE – ITS PRODUCT PLACEMENT TIME
Me and my two fellow Cartocon-ers have just started to stock BRSH Collective. They are basically toothbrushes but made from 100% organic bamboo (apart from those exotically coloured bristles) and they look cool as fudge, are ‘Dentist Approved’ and only 6 quid a go.