That was what punk was like for me, as it was for many, a physical environment of noise.
“You were hit with this blast of noise. You physically recoiled from the shock of it, like a huge wind,” remembers journalist Legs McNeil.
My love affair with the Ramones lasted exactly 18 months and by the end of 1977 it was pretty much over. Sure, I bought every album up until the Phil Spector-produced End Of The Century in 1980 (the recording of which the band compared to Chinese water torture, while Dee Dee Ramone later claimed that Spector had pulled a gun on the band) and I was one of the few who bothered to turn up in a West End cinema to see them in Roger Corman’s Rock’N’Roll High School, but by the end of 1977 my brat had been well and truly beaten. As the New Yorker put it once, the band had become more interested in being themselves than in changing the world.
When it comes to outerwear, few pieces measure up to the iconic motorcycle jacket. Sleek and stylish, they're appreciated by riders and casual wearers alike.
While the classic belted design with diagonal zippers is usually the first motorcycle jacket that comes to mind, there are now countless styles on the market. Jackets designed for riders have a wide range of protective features, including padding and reflective stripes. Fashionable motorcycle jackets are designed with trendy features like removable hoods, vintage patches, and unique collars.
If you’re a style-conscious gravel rider and want your shoes to look as good as the vistas you post on Instagram, Shimano’s limited-edition RX8 shoes might just be for you.
According to Shimano, the purple and green fade is inspired by the Santa Rita Prickly Pear Cactus, native to Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. It’s got a bit of a watermelon vibe about it, if you ask us. Either way, we reckon it looks very nice indeed.
We chat with Nicolas Bijan, scion of the eponymous boutique, about how the 1% shops now.
One summer, when he was 16 years old, Nicolas Bijan Pakzad was working alongside his father at his luxury men’s boutique on Rodeo Drive. The shop, known simply as Bijan—and often referred to as the most expensive shop in the world—was slow that particular afternoon. Nicolas recalls, however, that in a sudden flurry, five Suburbans pulled up, secret service agents descended and President George Bush Sr. materialized. Despite the distinguished guest, he remembers that his father was bereft: He hadn’t worn a tie that day.
Fraser says the iconic American brand's 'smaller' V-twin Sportsters are the perfect entry-level way in to the wonderful world of Harley-Davidson
I will confess straightaway that I have a bit of a soft spot for Harley-Davidson’s Sportsters and, in particular, the Iron 883.
Harley’s Sportsters have been around and in in continuous production since 1957, when they were known as the XL range.
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