Tuesday, 30 March 2010

"one half scissor"

Remember this funny yellow looking character? Flat Eric. Famous for his appearances in the Levi Sta-Prest adverts. Flat Beat the tune by Mr Oizo was super dope and when you think of it you instantly think of this little Jim Henson made character. Well it seems he has made a return in a short video guest starring Pharell Williams. Neptunes, Mr Oizo x Flat Eric collaboration on the cards?

"One brown plastic monkey"

Natural wear and tear PT.3

It's been almost 4 months now since Bendy was given the Levi 1954 501Z XX jeans to destruct, previous posts will show the transformation. He has stayed true to his word and kept them on for every hour even while in bed with his Mrs. Denim celibacy. They have made great progress and holes are appearing along with whiskers and knee damage, amongst other stains which we shall not begin to explain. Few snaps:

Better then a Chastity Belt.

Friday, 19 March 2010

United Arrows x BAPE

At one point all I wore was a Bathing Ape, it was pretty much the only brand I wanted to wear. It created its very own sub-culture and pretty much changed the face of streetwear. Creating such hype and marketing it ridiculously well, it became a global brand. It then became extremely commercial and rather "un-cool" if thats the word. It became a US Hip-Hop brand.

I never really look out for new releases now, but this collaboration with United Arrows, who are one of our stockists in Japan, is very nice subtle and quirky in design and taking influence from British culture they produced some nice shoes. The moustache detail on the penny loafer is clever.

Keep it British.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

If Willy Wonka had a Mrs....

.... she would most likely strut around with this genius clutch bag. Its by Martin Margiela, who in my opinion has some of the best accessories, in the way of generic modification. Taking an everyday item and transferring into something more exciting, that makes you double take then snigger is brilliant.

It instantly reminded me of Charlies Golden Ticket.

Come with me, and you'll be in a World of pure IMAGINATION.

RSM Cribs

A few images of my humble abode. I must of had a broken childhood!

Fun House. Its a whole lot of fun. Even without Pat Sharp.

House of Billiam sold out in Japan

The Japanese are huge fans of what we do. They pretty much love anything that is truely British take Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith for example. The Tartan goes down well there and they tend to make it look that little bit better then most western countries.

The Blackwatch Tartan sold out instantly and we had 97% sale through which is not too bad :)

I think its time I pay a visit.

Monday, 15 March 2010

House of Billiam x ClothSurgeon for Chimp

The frenzy has took place! The block colour varsity's that we have been working on have now materialised! They look amazing, made from the finest wool, leather and patterned linings we lined them up (apart from the grey still under construction) and took a picture.

They will be sold in CHIMP
, 5 Thorntons Arcade, Leeds, info@thechimpstore.com. On a made to order basis, giving you the opportunity to choose your own fabrics outer and inner, retail price is unconfirmed. More images will follow, as Neil Bedford will be photographing them to create a mini lookbook.

HMMM A Chimp in Sheep's clothing :)

Friday, 12 March 2010

Commonn x House of Billiam

As before. The collaboration with the new store opening in Northampton very soon called Commonn. Inspired by the Nike Air Max 90 'InfraRed' we did a hood and varsity jacket for them. They will be stocking brands such as Grenson, Trickers, Levi Vintage, Red Wings, amongst other streetwear brands. Here are some pics of the samples:

Commonn project.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


We at House of Billiam have been pretty busy. Order from Japan has come in. stocking at stores such as United Arrows, Shelter, 10 Corso Como, Corner CDG, Isetan, amongst other great boutiques.

We are currently working on a fair few collaborations and sample packs for a few stores. One of them being a shop in Northampton, called Commonn (yes double N), which will be opening soon. For them we will be doing a Nike Air Max 90 'Infrared' inspired Varsity jacket and Hoody. As soon as the sample are done pictures will be up. Until then you can admire my favourite colorway in the Max 90 and a sneak peek :)

Can you tell what it is yet??

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Where can I get those?

I have been going a bit shoe crazy at the moment! I guess I am just rewarding myself for all the hard work I have been doing.... like a pat on the back but alot more satisfying. Animal print is pretty big on my feet right now, Leopard in particular. Acne recently showed there 2010 Spring collection and in amongst it was what looked like a high top canvas shoe, detailed with animal print on the heel unit and a transparent plastic boot pull. Very nice indeed and I would like it, so anyone has seen it on sale please don't hesitate to holla at me!

Where's Bobbito when you need him?!