Thanks to Tim Gunn, I now know what Conan looks like in jeggings.
Thanks to Tim Gunn, I now know what Conan looks like in jeggings.
I’ve known Gabriel for over 4 years now; we met when he was the Assistant Manager at our Newbury Street Store Location. We started being friends over ice cream sundaes. He insisted that if he was getting mint chocolate chip ice cream-it would have to be green. Otherwise he wanted something else. I think we’ve been friends ever since. An 11-year veteran of the company, Gabriel was hired to be the Men’s Fashion Buyer for Punk.com almost a year ago. Since stepping into his new role, Gabriel is always heaping more onto his plate. He oversees the customer service for Punk.com, ensures that our new fashion arrivals are uploaded to the site, all the while buying men’s fashion, bringing in new men’s brands like 2K by Gingham, Creep Street, and Flud Watches, and doing whatever else it is that we throw at him. He might be quiet at first, but when you get him going he’s the best person to have sitting next to you at a bar, a meeting, or at a card table in Vegas (you won’t stop laughing). Gabriel knows loads about music and movies, and is the go-to guy for anything new and interesting coming out. Anytime I’m trying to decide if I want to go see something, I ask Gabriel if he’s seen it. Odds are he has and there’s an animated review behind it. He might have more records than anyone I know, all arranged by record label. All this, and he’s a really good dancer too.
I know it’s not even Thanksgiving, but I feel like I’m already behind in my holiday shopping. So many people I know are the kind of people that plan months ahead with presents. So if you’re like me and you tend to hibernate until the second (or third) week of December, take a look at our holiday gift guide. You’ll get some ideas and hopefully find that perfect gift for your best lady friend, or your guy roommate who loves Obey. So avoid the mall like the plague and maybe get your friends something they’ll like from our gift guide.
I am in love with this collaboration between Fred Perry and Amy Winehouse. Amy has long been sporting the laurel, you’ve seen her in the iconic polo, so she’s no stranger to the Fred Perry Heritage. And Fred Perry has long been intertwined with the music scene, dressing just about everyone in music subculture from the mods to the punks to the hip hop artists. They even promote music with their own Fred Perry subculture page. This collection has Amy’s signature style all over it- it’s a great collaboration that embodies the fun and sexy aspects of Amy Winehouse’s fashion, while still maintaining that iconic Fred Perry look and feel. The whole collection has Amy’s signature pink details contrasted against black.
The polo shirt with checkerboard collar instantly conjures up Amy’s unique style, but still has the classic look of Fred Perry. I love the subculture feel the collection has.
The sleeveless shirt dress combines the iconic Fred Perry polo into a sexy, feminine silhouette.
I had to get this as soon as I could; I love the soft cashmere long-line sweater, the bold pink argyle and deep v-neck is so sexy and sweet.
How cute does our model look all snuggled up in this trench? Perfect for wintry nights on the town.
So what do you think? Like it? Hate it? Love it?
We got a lot of great submissions, I was really impressed at how much work people put into their costumes. I had a really hard time deciding on which two were the best (and had to ask a lot of other peoples’ opinions).
My pick for the best female costume was really creative- She was a voodoo doll! She made her entire costume by hand, and (even includedspace for additional handwritten “curses” and more pins to stick them in! So much attention to detail, this costume totally rules.
She even had crazy make-up and a button “sewn” over her eye.
The best male costume had to be Zombie Elvis- I’m a sucker for the king of rock and roll, especially since Elvis and Priscilla here are at their actual wedding reception on Halloween. How awesome is that?! So congrats to the newly weds and thanks for sharing!
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On Halloween we had a bit of fun and hosted a Halloween Party at The Good Life-a bar/night club in Downtown Boston. Almost everyone dressed up, and there were lots of costumes and tons of dancing. All in all a good night. Check out a few of the pictures we took.
Erin Modeled for punk.com, and I was supposed to be a giant squid. I spent two hours before the party sewing that squid costume.
Gabriel and Stacey: The Men’s and Women’s Fashion Buyers.
Gabriel, Gabriella-Silent Hill Nurse-who does all our photography, and Billy-Pauly Shore-who does all our customer service.
I love Halloween, and in the spirit of the season Punk.com is running a costume contest! We want you to submit photos of your best Halloween costume! We want to see the zombies, the monsters, the pop stars, and whatever other great ideas you have! Send us a photo at email@example.com. I’ll be posting the entries and then we will select who wins on November 5th and the winner be announced by November 11th. So send us your best, you could win a $100 gift certificate to shop Punk.com! Happy Haunting!
All submissions must be received by Nov. 5th 11:59PM EST. We reserve the right to remove any images. By participating in the contest, you give us permission for full use of your image.
I’m Sheila, the Director of Merchandising for Punk.com. I started with Newbury Comics as a record store clerk when I was 17. I got hired as holiday help and somehow convinced them to keep me on as part time staff. Six months later, I moved into Boston to go to college at Boston University. I split my time between going to school and going to shows, while working in the store on Newbury Street. After I graduated, I kept working at various stores in the city and the suburbs. I lucked out and after sticking with the company for so long, managed to land this awesome gig at Punk.com. I’ve been working on the website since its inception over a year ago. Between marketing and modeling, I’m now going to try and share with you the fashion and life stuff that I love. You’ll get behind the scenes stories, sneak peeks of what’s coming in, and more. So thanks for reading and let me know what you want to see!
Now about Punk.com and Newbury Comics:
It all started 32 years ago when two friends from MIT opened up a store front with little more than a comic book collection and $2,000 on Newbury Street in Boston, MA. A year later, when a friend brought in a collection of records, they started selling music. When they sold out of those, Mike and John started bringing in more independent punk and new wave records, and just kept going from there. In the 80s, they were busy and founded Modern Method Records and Boston Rock Magazine. They released the seminal “This is Boston, Not L.A.” punk compilation. They weren’t just selling the stuff, they were a part of it. That original store sold everything from Doc Martens to Boy of London Clothing; they embraced the fashion and lifestyle of a subculture.
And ever since then, they haven’t stopped going. They sold all sorts of pop culture goods, music, movies, and toys. Now 29 music and pop culture stores (and one clothing store) later, we wanted to sink our teeth into online fashion. Fast forward to the Spring of 2010… after lots of hard work, we launched Punk.com.
We sell clothes and accessories that we love and we wear and hopefully you’ll love and wear them too.