Thursday, 9 February 2012

So this is goodbye

After 98 sleepless nights, 71 flashes of inspiration, 67 bad ideas, 54 new stockists, 40 complaints from conservative clowns, 36 chance meetings, 21 group hugs, 19 arguments with suppliers, 13 cases of Reschs, 8 tantrums, 4 years of ridiculously hard work, 3 plans to escape to a desert island and 2 out of body experiences, the time has come to put Eleventh Commandment to bed.

It certainly has been 1 wild ride.

2012 is a year full of promise and we are off to explore new opportunities. But not before we say thank you.

Thanks for letting us indulge in our stupid ideas, talk shit on the interwebs, play way too much music, pass judgement on attractive people, get overly excited, gatecrash your party, make lots of videos, crack onto your sister, run ridiculous competitions and disappoint your mum when she did your laundry and saw what you had written on your t-shirt. It has been a pleasure.

To everyone that purchased an Eleventh Commandment garment over the years, we hope it holds a special place in your wardrobe. It was made with blood, sweat, tears, elbow grease, vinegar, hope and plenty of love. Or maybe that was applesauce. We sometimes get the ingredients mixed up when we are really hungover.

Either way, we are eternally grateful for your support and hope you enjoyed the journey as much as we did.

We have reduced what little remaining stock we have left in the online store to just $20 + postage. Have at it before it’s all gone.

You never know where we will pop up in the future, but for now the label will be put on hold indefinitely. Muchas gracias y buenas noches x

R.I.P Eleventh Commandment
20.08.08 – 09.02.12

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A peak into the asylum

It's been a while since we've run a round of our Lunatics competition. A long while in fact. And it's not because we don't love seeing lots of outrageous photos of you wearing Eleventh Commandment. It's just because we have been so freaking busy.

But we thought it was time to dig out some of the old winners - hilarious and borderline NSFW in equal measure.

For those that don't know, the comp requires people to send in photos to us. The only rule is that the photo had to feature at least one Eleventh Commandment garment. And basically the funniest photo wins.

Click here for the inaugural comp announcement in '09.

Click here for more deets on the round 1 winner.

Click here for more deets on the round 2 winner. (Extra points for guessing which one of these people recently broke records as one of Australia's biggest felons. Hint: it's not the dude covered in shit).

Click here for a link to a picture of a goat doing a handstand.*

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*Ok so maybe it's not a goat but what am I, a vet? What do you want to see a goat doing a handstand for anyway? Don't you have anything better to do? No? Neither.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

An obsessive work of art

Check out these well-loved Eleventh Commandment jeans.

This style was one of the first we ever produced. They are constructed with a raw Japanese denim. When these photos were taken they were two years old and had only been washed once.

The whiskering and turtling is a thing of beauty. We strive constantly to make the perfect pair of jeans so to see a pair that have been worn this much makes us feel funny in our special place.

No amount of sanding, distressing, dying or other laundering techniques could ever perfectly reproduce these effects. Time and wear are the only way.

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Ancient history

Here are a couple of images from the first photoshoot we ever did. Nothing like some nostalgia on a Tuesday morning.

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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Market time

We'll be at the Glebe Markets today. You should come hang out, buy some stuff, do some people watching, purchase a partially gelatinated non-dairy gum-based beverage, seduce a stranger, high five an acquaintance and maybe even partake in a good old-fashioned hoedown (if you're so inclined). See you there :)

EC xx

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Merge sale

Our friends at Merge Subiaco are having a sale!! If you haven't already been there this would be worth driving to Perth for. If you don't have a car, hitchhike. If you don't have thumbs, walk. If you don't have feet, roll, Pat Mullins style:

Dizziness and chafing in the crotch are a small price to pay for discounts this good :)

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And then there's this...

Jump into Burning Man from Steve Payne on Vimeo.


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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Markets today!

We'll be doing a stall at the Glebe markets today.

We'll be set up around the grass area - turn right immediately after you come in the main entrance and look for us under the yellow tent.

Nothing over $50!!

Wait, what! Nothing over $50? That's crazytalk.

But it's true.

Come by and say hello. Tell us a story. Give us a hug. Show us your new tattoo. Tell us a secret. Cry deeply. Everyone welcome.

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Friday, 27 January 2012

Sale time mo'fos

Our end of season sale starts today!!

Get 50% off everything in the online store with the discount code 'LANINA' *

We're clearing summer and winter stock, don't miss out.

Depending on the weather, we will also be selling at Glebe Markets this Saturday 28th January and next Saturday 4th of February. We will confirm on our Facebook and blog on both Saturday mornings whether or not we will be there so make sure you stay tuned. If we give the green light you should definitely come down and snap up a bargain. Everything negotiable, Bing Lee style. Unless it's not.

Click here to go to the online store now.

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*conditions apply

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Literal MS Paint

Filing this one under 'Stuff that's awesome', subcategory 'MS Paint'.

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Friday, 20 January 2012

Hungry hungry bums

Our junior vice el presidente Henry Holland was quoted in a Herald article about 'bum eater' shorts on the weekend. Check it out x

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Girls with style

Check out madison magazine's Kate Spies wearing our Maven tee in blue.

Perfect Sydney summer day + getting sent this little surprise = best black friday ever :)

You can view the Maven tee and other women's top options here.

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