Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
Like many, I discovered Harlem hip-hop tailor Dapper Dan via the New Yorker (excellent audio addendums here and here), and now it seems Jay-Z and the powers that be are bringing the master logo appropriator a much deserved second round of notoriety. These photos show an example of his work from Dapper Dan’s official blog.
- When The Gap Was Everywhere – a wonderful art photography project from the 1990s, revisited now for peak nostalgia, featuring clothing from The Gap back when The Gap was THE GAP.
- Sex Pistols and The Clash – London Weekend Show 1976 – I’ve just finished reading England’s Dreaming (thanks to a reco from Charlie Porter) and loved it. This is a terrific show – great interviews and footage of the beginning of the punk phenomenon in London in 1976. The incredible charisma of young John Lydon is so captivating, and this post-breakup interview in 1978 is a charming bit of video.
- Kitsch-Slapped – “specializing in bad taste from a feminist perspective”, I particularly enjoy the posts from Deanna who is quite the collector of vintage printed ephemera. Check out Fitting The Female Form Has Always Been Complicated for a taste.
- Soft Film – there is still so many stories that haven’t been told, and I love finding a blog that conscientiously covers a neglected corner of cultural history rather than the same old stuff that everyone is always on about. This one is all about Chinese and Chinese-American entertainers in the early 20th century.
- The Suspects Wore Louboutins - of course even the mainstream culture occasionally offers me a gnarly artifact that hits so many of my proclivities I become part of the fanning herd.
- Prince Has Ruled In The Style Stakes For Four Freakin’ Decades – I also love a good sartorial biography. Via Barima.