Thursday, December 30, 2010


All year we have been pushing the idea of "If you want to have a good time, you gotta have a good watch." What follows is our last GOOD TIME PIECE of the year. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Despite being relatively new to the watchmaking scene, California-based MARCH LA.B unveil their exclusive collaboration with Carroll Shelby. The “Shelby Limited Edition” timepiece was crafted to celebrate one of the rarest prototypes in American muscle car history, the Shelby EXP 500, also referred to as the Green Hornet. As an ode to the heritage aesthetics of the classic automobile, the watch is encased in a black chassis set against a wood dial replicating the Shelby’s original dashboard. This time-honored collaboration is available now through Los Angeles retailer Union.

As we look to bring in the new year and reflect on the passing I felt these videos kind of summed up how I'm feeling. CHECK IT OUT!!

Concluding a turbulent year, Lupe Fiasco drops the new music video for his latest single “The Show Goes On”. According to the title, the clip follows the Chicago-rapper backstage to the stage, highlighting his ambivalent relationship with the show business. Off Lasers which arrives March 8th.

Well we at Able Abe Clothing want to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR we have a lot in store for you in 2011 so definitely follow us to be the first to know about limited edition products, events, and all the interesting happenings going on with us. So keep it locked as we DO OUR THING.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010


First off I hope everyone out there had a fantastic Christmas. And now as we look to finalize this year I wanted to get back to posting a film review. With very much thanks going to my amazing Netflix subscription I can watch films instantly over my computer or laptop where ever I am at.

The film I screened was entitled "A PROPHET"it is a foreign film with subtitles, which can be difficult for some to stay connected with the visuals as they have to read what each character is saying. In the case of A PROPHET though I think people will easily be able to do both this story is that good.

A PROPHET is the story off nineteen year-old Franco-Arab Malik El Djebena who is just starting his six year prison sentence in Brécourt. Although he has spent the better part of his life in juvenile detention, this stint is his first in an adult prison. Beyond the division of Corsicans and Muslims in the prison (the Corsicans who with their guard connections rule what happens in the prison), he has no known friends or enemies inside. He is just hoping to serve his time in peace and without incident, despite having no prospects once he's out of jail since he's illiterate and has no support outside of the prison. Due to logistics, the head of Corsican inmates, a sadistic mafioso named César Luciani, co-opts Malik as part of the Corsicans' activities, not only regarding what happens inside the prison, but also continued criminal activities outside. The innocent Malik has no idea what to do but cooperate. This move does not sit well with the other Corsicans... Written by Huggo

This film was Written by Thomas Bidegain and Jauques Audiard with the original screenplay coming from Abdel Raouf Dafari and Nicolas Peufaillit, Directed by Audiard, Produced by Lauranne Bourrachot, Martine Cassinelli, and Marco Cherqui, from Why not Productions 2009.

In any film I love it when they can take me to another place, maybe I have a thing for escapism or wanting to lead another life and through films I get that opportunity. Whatever it my be the key to any film is to have the viewer suspend disbelief and get involved emotionally with the visuals on the screen.

Here I was taken to a place I've seen captured in numerous other films and shows yet the approach taken by these filmmaker made the experience and the danger all very new and made for a more intense ride than even I expected.

Further more A PROPHET made its characters more human than in many crime genre films I have seen as of late by delving deep into how the roller coaster of emotions lingered and played with our main character's mind. Also I appreciated how they depicted the evolution of the main character as he grew from each dramatic element to the next becoming something that he was not at the beginning of the film.

Cinematically A PROPHET was shot very straight forward with the exception of a few dream like sequences showing the characters inner emotions or thought process. I also have to mention the typographical elements used to introduce characters and time as chapter headings through out the film were done very creatively.

Overall this is a very intelligent film and definitely not typically what you'd find in the crime/prison genre. This was a very refreshing film that I would definitely suggest to friends and even enjoy watching again, so with that said I give A PROPHET four stars.



Thursday, December 23, 2010


I recently had the pleasant surprise of seeing a model I've worked with move on to bigger and better things. Her name is Elizabeth Velasquez and she modeled in my first show in like 07 and just a few years later look at her now. I still keep in touch with her on occasion, as she hits me up with behind the scenes images from shoots shes been on. Its great to see her progress and I wish her all the best. What follows is a photo I took of her a few days before our show back in 07 and then there is a behind the scene video as she shot with Mike Ho... CHECK IT OUT!!!



SWAGG X oneSHOTmedia | Elizabeth Velasquez from Director | Mike Ho on Vimeo.

You can follow her on twitter @LizVelasquez or on and you definitely want check out her portfolio over at


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Its funny how a song can sometimes sum up how your feeling. That said, I'll say no more... Enjoy.


Saturday, December 18, 2010


I found this video and though it was very creative, a lot of times I wish my drawings would come to life and do their thing. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Thursday, December 16, 2010


I know it still may be a bit early to be thinking about the next year... or maybe not, but I'm looking to make some changes in the new year. Many people vow to do a lot of things, but this year I'm really gonna do it. I'M LEARNING JAPANESE, and I'd like you to meet my tutor, say hi to Hannah Minx. ENJOY.

View her whole YouTube channel here .


Tuesday, December 14, 2010


If you don't know there is a remake of the groundbreaking film TRON set to be released Dec. 12th . For its time TRON the original featured imagery that no other film could match, which gave it a cult status and fueled the imagination for future films to come. Now with a remake ready to be released PLAYBOY took the opportunity to hold a photo shoot based on this theme. What follows the TRON Legacy trailer, which is followed by a behind the scenes of the PLAYBOY shoot inspired by the reemergence and remake of this amazing film. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Saturday, December 11, 2010


KID CUDI Mojo so dope

This is a great song I've been bumping for sometime now and we finally get the visuals... whats better?


Thursday, December 9, 2010


I came across this next video while doing some research and I don't know... it just makes me feel good and I thought I'd share. CHECK IT OUT!!! (NSFW)


Tuesday, December 7, 2010


As we continue to put together elements for our spring 2011 offering making sure everything is right. We came along this extended behind the scenes footage of the amazing Karl Lagerfeld directing a photo shoot for the famous Pirelli calender with the theme of Greek and Roman gods. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Saturday, December 4, 2010


If you've been following this blog for awhile you probably have found that I review some really nice time pieces. I do that because I was told "If you really want to have a good time you got to have a good watch". What follows is an ongoing list of time pieces you can have a good time with. CHECK IT OUT!!!

NEIGHBORHOOD X Hamilton Khaki King


NEIGHBORHOOD and Hamilton team-up once again to release a new model for this season. While last time around, the two parties collaborated on the Khaki Automatic, this new release takes place on the Khaki King. The watch features the same crocodile-styled watch made by Porter with a release set for December 4th at NEIGHBORHOOD and HOODS stores.

Source: PLOG



German dive watch experts UTS release a new version of their GMT line of watches with the Adventure GMT. The large-sized case comes in at 46mm with water resistant properties up to 500 meters. The clean designed lines are complimented by full German construction and assembly in Germany. In addition the watch features Super-Luminova markers for easy reading in the dark. The watch is limited to 200 pieces with more information seen through the UTS website.

Source: TimeZone



The Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch seen here draws its inspirations from Ralph Lauren’s antique car, the 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe. The watch’s aesthetics combine the luxurious wood finish of the Bugatti with a matte black dial, all of which are reminiscent of the car’s interior. With a neat and easy to read dial, the watch’s timing is top-notch thanks to IWC’s own involvement. The watch will carry a suggested retail price of $13,200 USD.


Thursday, December 2, 2010


So we've made it to the last month of the year and looking back all seems like one strange trip. Seriously though, in a brief reflection over 2010 I can see how my creative energy and need to create has grown, which leads me to find ways to continue on in this process. What follows is a short video on Mike Giant an artist out of the bay who does work with REBEL 8 speaking on how he uses his creative energry. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Neighbors: Mike Giant (Trailer) from Agency Charlie on Vimeo.

The Neighbors series from Agency Charlie take a short but candid look into the insights of Mike Giant. A household name in the realm of San Francisco street art, the artist walks us through his philosophy on working and how he feels many people simply aren’t in the right frame of mind to get things done as they should. Short, but definitely something worth watching.


This next video shows great fun and creativity that I haven't seen in awhile. ENJOY!


The N8 is the latest multimedia phone to emerge from Nokia’s smartphone lineup. Detailing its multimedia capabilities, a video features extensive scenes of augmented reality throughout the theme of a “Superfun Houseparty”. The music is provided by Ed Banger’s very own Busy P and his track Pedrophillia with further help from the label’s art director, So-Me.

I have seen the four previous films from this director and was fascinated, so you know I got to go see this one too. CHECK IT OUT!!!



Tuesday, November 30, 2010




NO! NO! NO! Don’t be disheartened. Your favorite reality star Kim Kardashian Is Dead for Charity. She is in coffin, only to help raise awareness about World AIDS Day and money for the Keep a Child Alive charity.

30-year-old reality star Kim Kardashian plays dead in a coffin for participating in the Digital Life Sacrifice event. Check out Kim Kardashian in coffin for ad.

It is an unusual and appreciable initiative, where stars including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Serena Williams and Usher will stop communicating via Twitter and Facebook until $1m is raised for charity that supports families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

Ad says “Kim sacrificed her digital life to give real life to millions of others affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India,” “Visit or text ‘KIM’ to ‘90999′ to buy her life now.”


I've been following the budding career of Yelawolf rather casually for a minute now off the strenghth of the first track I heard of his which was "Pop the trunk". What follows is Yelawolf in his own words talking about being a homeless skater and the moment at which he took the time to rethink the direction of his life. He is destined to set the hip hop world on fire with his wicked flow and ambitions as big as from the state he hails from BAMA! CHECK IT OUT!!!

Yelawolf "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Trend setting is really a state of mind. Enjoy!

SUPRA SKYTOP 11 "Lil" RED edition


“Lil’ Red” is the latest 413 Edition release from Supra. A collaboration between Supra, 413 and DJ Samantha Ronson, the all-full-grain leather sneaker is scheduled for a Black Friday release and is limited to to just 413 pairs worldwide. Available through 413 in the U.S., colette in Paris, and Foot Patrol in the U.K., the “Lil’ Red” will go on sale at noon PST via FACTORY413 in Los Angeles, and will be made available to online customers shortly thereafter at 3PM PST. Each pair purchased at FACTORY413 also comes packaged with the “Lil’ Red Mix”, a limited-edition CD with tracks selected and mixed by Ms. Ronson exclusively for the project.

Another GREAT time piece for a good time. CHECK IT OUT!!!



Premium watch designers, Audemars Piguet have just launched its latest model Royal Oak “Openworked”. Featuring movement from a new calibre derived from the 3120, the 3129, the watch is a high-contrast skeletonized model, displaying its inner workings. The complex design is available in either stainless steel or Rose Gold on a brown leather strap. Fans nervous of the shock-resistance should be comforted by the cross-through balance-bridge and its direct drive seconds hand that avoids any jerking. The Royal Oak Openworked should be available soon at a price starting around $30,000.




While the connection between Marc Jacobs and skateboarding may be lost among some, the brand has made efforts to promote and expand skateboarding. Earlier this year, they worked with the Savannah Skate Park to help raise funds over a series of t-shirts. Moving forward, Marc Jacobs looks into their advertising archives to release a collection of skatedecks featuring photos by Juergen Teller. They include Lisa Maria from spring 2000, Kate Moss from fall 2000, Stephanie Seymour from fall 2001 and M.I.A. from spring 2009. The decks are limited to 100 pieces each and set to retail for $69 USD. They will be available at Bookmarc and Marc Jacobs Men’s in New York and across the US on Friday.

(Courtesy of

Finally a video representation to Mr. Hudson's "Anyone but him" also I've posted another song from the same album STRAIGHT NO CHASER entitled STRAIGHT NO CHASER. ENJOY.




Tuesday, November 23, 2010


To continue on in the saying, "If you want to have a good time you got to have a good watch", here are three extraordinary time pieces to have a good time with. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Californian watch label Nixon has just released its latest model, “The Trader” watch. The Trader is predominantly black with a shiny finish and features a titanium carbide coated case. Waterproof to a depth of 200 meters, each scratch resistant body is individually numbered on the reverse. Again composed from a custom titanium carbide coated stainless steal, the band is to be fastened with a double locking butterfly clasp and inter-changeable PU band complete with stainless steel buckle. The 7 hand watch includes a Swiss quartz chronograph to illustrate the day, date and month and is now available from the UK store for £800 ( Approx. $1280 USD).


Meister Watches link up with MMA icon Anderson Silva for a special limited edition version of the watchmaker’s popular Chief design. Built around Silva’s signature bumblebee logo, the timepiece takes on a black and yellow colorway, with a tonal rubber band and stainless steel case, as well as glow-in-the-dark dials. Only 200 units were produced, with availability starting Black Friday via select retailers, as well as the Meister online store.

Photography: Hypebeast


Movado’s Bauhaus-inspired Master watch enjoys a slick PVD colorway seen here. The 45mm watch case includes sapphire crystals and water resistance to 300 meters. The watch’s understated face includes Swiss produced movement and a tonal black on black colorway. Available now through retailers with a suggested retail price of $3,495 USD.

Source: TimeZone


Saturday, November 20, 2010


On a slow rainy day in between design work and project meetings I caught this video and it just made me feel good. CHECK IT OUT!!!

Stones Throw representatives MED and Aloe Blacc get together to serve you impressions from their surroundings in the new video for “Where I’m From”. Both artist lead the viewer through Oxnard, California thus giving a better understanding of the life on the Westside. Enjoy in these beautifully shot visual. (Courtesty of


Thursday, November 18, 2010


As Able Abe continues to revamp we have a vision and a mindset where we'd like to be and what we want our brand to express. In the years previous it wasn't like we didn't have an idea it was more like we received a great deal of attention from a demographic that initially was not our target audience. Over time we built a fan base that kept us relevant and striving to grow. What follows is a interesting interview with the fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld speaking on these similar topics and more. CHECK IT OUT!!!

At the recent 2010 International Herald Tribune Luxury conference, The Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed interviewed Chanel creative director and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld on a segment for the Luxury Channel. The interview delves extensively into Lagerfeld’s thoughts on what is required to stay relevant and progressive in our current landscape and to what effect technology plays in fashion.

A fan of a good pair of kicks, but not quite a sneaker head when I came across these I know I had to do a post on it. Just love the colorway and little details.


Following an initial preview back in October, we now get a closer look into the latest Air Jordan model from Nike’s ongoing Doernbecher campaign. This new design continues the AJ III’s excellence with one of the more visually intriguing colorways we’ve seen executed on the iconic silhouette. Done up in a 3M scheme, the shoes feature reflective materials via the tongue, lace panel, and above the midsoles. Red serves as the predominate hue with black and silver adding some contrast in color. Clear outsoles with red stitching finish off the design. A scheduled release is set for December 11th, 2010, through limited Jordan Brand doors.

Photography: Hypebeast




On the look out 24/7 for new and innovate ways to draw attention to my brand I look to examples like this, which I think are damn good. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Hella Tight x UNI - Kings Keep Marching from Hella Tight on Vimeo.

Bay Area staple Hella Tight continues its ongoing collaboration with Hip-Hoppers U-N-I as the two team up for a third installment of their Land Of The Kings snap-back, already done up in Los Angeles Kings and Lakers colorways. This time around, the team builds its inspiration from the official colors of the Los Angeles of Anaheim Angels, produced a navy blue base with red accenting. The cap is being carried at both Union LA and Stadium in Tokyo, as well as online through Offered above is a music video set up for this third installment.

I've been hearing a lot from this cat CyHi Da Prince through K. WEST's G.O.O.D. Music drops and now here is a video. Let me know, is CyHi legit or should he just quit?|


Cyhi Da Prynce - Living Wonderful from Decatur Dan on Vimeo.

Being signed to one of today’s hottest camps sure brings forth some positive side effects. Since joining the G.O.O.D. Music-imprint Atlanta’s CyHi Da Prynce has established his name within the industry and documents the bright sides in life in his Decatur Dan-directed for “Living Wonderful”. Off his Royal Flush-mixtape. Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Over the weekend I got the chance to take in a screening of BITCH SLAP via Netflix watch instantly feature. This film was a pleasant surprise as I was in the mood for some fun. I'm a huge fan of Blaxplotation style films like Black Ceasar, Cotton comes to Harlem, or Coffy. These films all involve sex and violence and BITCH SLAP was in the same vein as these.

BITCH SLAP is the story of three curvaceous babes, stripper Trixe, business executive Hel, and the feisty ex-con Camero, arrive at a desert hideaway to steal a stash of diamonds from an underworld kingpin, things quickly spiral out of control. Allegiances are switched, truths are revealed, criminals are unmasked and nothing is quite what it seems as the fate of the world is precariously balanced among this trio of sexy femmes fatales. BITCH SLAP was written by Eric Gruendemann and Rick Jacobson, directed by Rick Jacobson, produced by Eric Gruedemann and Rick Jacobson, from Bombshell Pictures 2009.

I really enjoyed this film. Did it have a mind binding plot or a great twist at the end?... maybe not. What it did have was a lot of campy sex, violence, and action, which in America is a perquisite to a good time right? As much as BITCH SLAP had all of these elements, being sexy as hell, the storyline held up through out and in my opinion never was there any gratuitous violence or sex, it all worked to move the story along. I became more interested in the film as a whole for that reason. Looking back I'd definitely recommend this to a friend looking for a fun, sexy, action film, with a sizzling female cast. So in that case I'd give BITCH SLAP 31/2 stars. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Mishka 2011 Calendar by Ellen Stagg video
This year the Mishka Calendar has quite a few new faces like Kayla-Jane Danger, Mosh, Skin Diamond, Masuimi Max, Marlo Marquise and Jenna Haze. These girls join returning favorites such as Justine Joli, Ryan Keely, Charlotte Stokely, Darenzia, Heather Vandeven, Mandy Morbid, and Zoli in crafting 2011’s hottest calendar. The girls work ranges from glamour, fetish, alt and everything in between including posing for Penthouse, Burning Angels and Suicide Girls. Enjoy! (courtesy of


What follows is the recap of KID CUDI'S visit to RSVP's Gallery for the release of his new album. If you watch carefully you will see fellow hip hoppers Chip the Ripper, Big Sean, and Donnis.

Bun B x Drake

Here is the video for Bun B's PUT IT DOWN. A major player in the game for sometime now Bun B comes together with the smooth delivery of the rapid up and comer Drake to do some damage on this track PUT IT DOWN! CHECK IT OUT!!!


Saturday, November 13, 2010


On a pretty damn slow Saturday with the Holidays in the horizon here are some more beautiful time pieces... who knows they may make some wonderful stocking stuffers... CHECK IT OUT!!!


For the fifth consecutive year, Nixon and Barneys have released an exclusive, limited edition Holiday collection. The Nixon x Barneys collection includes three customized timepieces (The Magnacon, The Ceramic 51-30, The Chronicle), all with interchangeable watchbands, featuring Horween leather and either an all black ceramic or all black stainless steel second band option. All watches in this highly limited collection will include custom engraved casebacks and each is numbered to indicate their exclusivity. The Nixon x Barneys collection is now available at all Barneys CO-OP locations.



Came across this vid and took a listen... thought it was dope so I wanted to share.


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Many people look at reinvention of ones self or brand as a negative thing, or as an admittance to ones flaws and short comings. When in most cases reinvention is a breath of new life that can take one to new heights and brIng new experiences. As we at Able Abe Clothing take a step back to reinvent ourselves another well know brand takes action to reinvent themselves in this great behind the scenes footage. CHECK IT OUT!!!


W magazine has been given a makeover that will shape its future. This clip details the revival of W magazine, from its logo change to an alteration in its cover format and much more. Guiding us through, editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi introduces the viewer to the new concepts and indeed to some of the staff behind the scenes. The video provides an exclusive insight into the making and the thought process behind the already rare occurrence of the restyling and publication of an existing magazine. Keep an eye out for celebrity features, models and the way in which the workers envision W magazine’s future. The newly revamped W magazine’s latest instalment features the multi-talented Pharrell Williams. Taking an exclusive look around the star’s home, fans are given the chance to see P’s pool, pianos, contemporary art collection and more. Not content with shooting around the house, Pharrell also partakes in a spot of modelling, sporting an array of different clothes pulled from his own wardrobe. Look out for the feature in its entirety in the forthcoming issue of W magazine, whilst the aforementioned video can be streamed using the hyperlink above.
(Courtesy of Hypebeast)