Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Mighty Tatra!

Congratulations are in order to our good friends Paul and Dydia. Their killer Tatra is now, according to the NY Times, the coolest car in America. Paul has worked on many movies with me, and is also the owner of some really great Indians. Paul really is in many ways the last of a dying breed. In Los Angeles anyway. See, kids, there used to be people that were referred to as "Bohemians". I know it sounds crazy, but some people were content with leading a fulfilling life that was centered more around art, love and exploring human nature than the all mighty dollar. I believe that there were some books written about such nonsense...
What happened to a place in society that celebrated eccentricities? As age creeps upon me, I realize that most of the people that I encounter are chronically dissatisfied. I think that as a country and even a world, the past few years have taught us that we've all been buying into the game. I think that most of us have abandoned love and art and general happiness. It's all about the chasing of pennies and the chasing of a unrealistic idea of wealth.
My friend Paul works when he's not living life, instead of the other way around. The cars and bikes are labors of love, not investments. To me, that seems like a pretty cool place to be in life.
After that....go buy stuff on the Glory web site.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ray Ban and Fred Perry!

We just got a shipment from Ray Ban and a batch of Fred Perry shirts. These truly are two great iconic brands. There's a lot to be said about companies that can toe the line between following fashion trends and staying original. Classic Wayfarers will never go out of style. The same goes for the classic Fred Perry polo.
As we get bombarded with ridiculous hipster fashions here in Silverlake, it's nice to find the "comfort" of some classic designs that are what I consider fashion commodities. No matter what kind of space age get up is being worn by the fashionable crowd, there will always be classic designs that never really go out of style. To create a piece of clothing that can hold it's own for decades, now that's successful design. Fred Perry and Ray Ban are two brands that have pulled that off.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lagerfeld and a Red Rapide!

We just got a great new batch of Fred Perry gear at the shop. It really is great classic stuff. Along with the FP, the summer stock is starting to roll in. Loads of Penguin, Red Wing and some great new tees from a company called "The Last Match". Look for the last match tees hitting the GLORY site soon!
What's really cool, is the limited Edition Karl Lagerfeld helmets from Ruby these are very limited edition, and we only have a few at the shop, so best to move fast. Rumor has it that a certain Sex Pistol snatched up the first one we got... Please call the shop (323) 644-5679 for details!
Over at Glory Motorworks, a spectacular 1952 Vincent Rapide in RED was just acquired. Rescued from a barn in Central California, the bike is two owners from new and has 8500 original miles!
After it's re-commisioned at the shop, it will be on display at Glory on Hollywood Blvd. Sounds like a reason for a party at the store...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy New Year!

Thanks for a great 2009 Christmas Season. That's right, Christmas. It was a great month at the shop. Lots of returning faces and new ones as well. We've ordered lots of new gear at the shop and should be getting back to normal inventory amounts soon. We've got a couple of great bikes for sale in the shop at the moment. First, we've got a Killer 1966 BSA Thunderbolt that belongs to Brit Mechanic extraordinaire Andy Holmes. Andy works over at Glory Motor Works and is the best guy in town to keep those miserable old Brits on the road. The BSA is a three time Moto Melee veteran and really is a great runner. We stuck it up on eBay yesterday, so have a look. Next up, we have a killer 1964 Bonneville. This ins a ONE OWNER machine from new, and really is one of the most original bikes I've seen in a long time. We just went through it over at the shop and gave it some new rings, bore as well as a 12V conversion, electronic ignition, two new Amal mono blocks and a general tidy up. It's a great runner and you really will be hard pressed to find a bike that is in more original condition (and runs this good) price wise, it's not for the weak of heart or wallet, but it's fucking great! So lets make sure that 2009 never shows it's face again, and get back to enjoying life in 2010!