Saturday, July 31, 2010


As the week of August 1st draws near and we've work diligently with the past 2 days full of photo shoots. Understanding this involves securing locations, making sure you have all the right working equipment for the shoot, scheduling model fittings, working with models, scheduling hair and makeup looks, and a whole list of other duties just trying to keep the moral and creative energy high when the staff is tired and hungry you realize why you do what you do.

These last few days I've had that epiphany and the harder I work and those who work with me I can see the finished product coming together. So you best believe that when you see our products in stores or you see someone wearing our gear you can understand there is a labor of love put into each and everything we do. So I am so very excited to show the first installment of The DENIM PROJECT: , but for right now check out this photo from our recent shoot and we'll continue working to make the deadline.



Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Over the weekend I got the chance to screen two films one was Inception and the other was 9 Songs. This review will be for 9 Songs in hopes that more people will get a chance to see Inception themselves because I think it is the best movie in theaters right now.

So back to 9 Songs, Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall--London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at night's end. Together, over a period of several months, they pursue a mutual sexual passion whose inevitable stages unfold in counterpoint to nine live-concert songs. Written by Sujit R. Varma (courtesy of The Director/Writer Michael Winterbottom, Produced by Andrew Eaton, from Revolution Films 2004.

9 Songs definitely caught me by surprise and not that the story was so deep and full of twists and turns, or that the acting was Oscar worthy. Everything was good more or less, but what surprised me was the way they portrayed the relationship between the main characters as they developed a love relationship after meeting at a concert. The visuals were simple and yet very beautiful. I'd hate to reduce this film to just sex scenes, but they kept it honest and I really felt like this couple was on the verge of... something real. I haven't seen 9 and 1/2 weeks, but if you are looking for a sexy alternative date movie try 9 Songs I give it 4 Stars.


Sunday, July 25, 2010


Able Abe Clothing the progressive brand that it is has heard you ladies and is introducing the DENIM PROJECT: a limited edition, hand crafted, one of a kind collaboration with name brand denim. These pieces are put through an additional list of processes to create a unique vintage and worn in to perfection look that will get you noticed, making you the trendsetter you already are. So watch for the drop coming August 1st.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Personally, I am a huge fan of Hong Kong and Japan cinema. Sometimes the cultural differences can be hard to decipher, but I am usually able to figure out what is going on. The film ICHI THE KILLER is the story of when a Yakuza boss named Anjo disappears with 300 million yen, his chief henchman, a sadomasochistic man named Kakihara, and the rest of his mob goons go looking for him. After capturing and torturing a rival Yakuza member looking for answers, they soon realize they have the wrong man and begin looking for the man named Jijii who tipped them off in the first place. This film was directed by Takashi Miike, written by Hideo Yamamotto and Sakichi Sato, produced by Akiko Funatsu from Omega Project Studios 2001.

The film started off a little slow and it took me a minute to understand what was going on, but when I finally did I was on a ride that made me a bit uncertain. A bit gory for my taste, but as the film progressed I felt the story itself had me at a loss and I didn't understand some of the choices the characters were making. As for the visuals Japan always looks incredible to me, but here it came off very ordinary. The whole film left me wondering WTF did I just watch so ICHI THE KILLER gets 2 stars.


Sunday, July 18, 2010


I don't know where you are, but its summertime and where we are the heat is on. On a lazy Sunday afternoon it would be easy to keep it easy and setup in front of the t.v. with the A/C on. That being said, we took to it in preparation for the up coming photo shoot for the drop in August with a little shoot with Walker Miner repping Able Abe Clothing to the fullest. ...LETS GET IT!!!




Friday, July 16, 2010


As we prepare to drop some new gear on you I always want to give you a taste of whats inspiring us over here at Able Abe Clothing. This jam "Plane" by Erik Arc Elliot has got us on one, it sounds incredible of the speakers and really feels like summer. So, as we prepare to drop something major in August tell us what music inspires you as you do what you do or just as you go about your day. LETS GET IT!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


As I wait for Hollywood to release some summer films I'd really like to see, my Netflix subscription has come in pretty handy. Over this past weekend I watched a film I've been meaning to watch for some time now, but never thought I'd enjoy it. The film is entitled "The Vicious Kind".

This film takes you on a journey where A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process. This film was Written & Directed by Lee Toland Krieger, Produced by Lee Toland Krieger, Tim Harris, and Lindsay Lanzillotta, Cinematography of Bradley from the studio 72nd Street Productions in 2009. The Cast had no real big names, but some you may be familiar with like Adam Scott, Brittney Snow, and J.K. Simmons.

I was pleasantly surprised by this film. A huge fan of moral journeys and the such I figured one thing was going to happen and then something else would occur, so it was very unpredictable and I enjoyed that. This film was also very well acted and the intimacy of the visuals were incredible. The pace of the film was also very good with the film running 92min. I would watch this film again so I give it 4 STARS


Official Film Trailer

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The last two weeks in the studio we've been bumping some new music that I've been very impressed with and figured I'd post it on the blog page and share it with you all. These two artists are fairly new to the whole game, but there lyrical content and posture make them come off as if they've been around for some time.

First up is Wiz Khalifa who hails from Pittsburgh. His mixtape cd is called "Kush and Orange Juice". With 20 quality tracks on this joint its like getting a full length album for free. The beats are amazing with a layer a smooth lyrical cadence Khalifa is killing em. My favorite joints are Memorized, The Statement, In the Cut, and Pedal to the Medal.


Next is Donnis coming straight out the ATL. Although many hip hop heads are familiar with the ATL sound Donnis takes whatever you may know and think about the ATL and smashes it. This mixtape entitled "Diary of an Atlanta Brave". The beats here too are incredible, although I favor Khalia's Donnis is definitely on point here. My favorite tracks being Gone, Under dog, I over do it.


Both of these great mixtape pick ups came from where new mixtapes are free to download so CHECK IT OUT!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

The 4th of July weekend

Well I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th in a fun a relaxing manner, as for myself I took in a movie and that movie was "The Last Airbender". And you gotta understand my last two trips to the Cineplex have been lackluster with Iron Man 2 and Get Him to the Greek not doing anything for me my hopes were a bit higher this time around. And as a fan of M. Night Shyamalan who directs this film I thought it would be in the bag.

Unfortunately "Airbender" was not a hit with me, taken from an animated Japanimation series this story was setup much like Lord of the rings, Harry Potter, or the lesser known Golden Compass where the first story leads to the next film. Not being familiar with the Japanimation my reaction to the characters here wasn't good. I didn't like or feel for any of them which lead me to not caring much for the out come of the entire first installment of this series. Or in other words The Last Airbender for me got 2 stars.