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Rockabilly - Behind The StyleRockabilly - Behind The Style As we continue our look through all different Gothic styles, this month we feature Rockabilly for the people who love fifties style clothing with an extreme edge, and we find out more from Kates Clothing about this amazing style. What are the origins of the Rockabilly style? Inspiration is drawn from 1940's and 50's style and taken to the extreme. With a resurgence...

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Adidas Skateboarding CollectionAdidas Skateboarding Collection The Adidas Skateboarding shoe was originally endorsed by Robert Haillet, but later renamed after tennis great Stan Smith, becoming one of the best selling shoes of all time, selling well over 30 million pairs. With a lightweight yet durable upper and an outsole with amazing board feel, the Stan Smith quickly found its way onto the feet of many a skateboarder. It was...

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Sin Star Clothing T-ShirtsSin Star Clothing T-Shirts Sin Star Clothing is a new brand that appeals to a broad audience, including the band scene, urban sports fans such as BMX and Parkour, and the everyday Average Joe. The brand’s message is ‘Armour Against Authority’ as they know that life is not easy, and they urge fans to realise their dreams in life. Sin Star Armour T-Shirt. British flag bearing the brand...

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Kill Star Womens T-ShirtsKill Star Womens T-Shirts Kill Star is a new British clothing company with a twist of darkness, channeling emotional power and raw energy into a range of must-have graphical print and slogan t-shirts for women. Kill Star was formerly known as To Kill A Star. Kill Star A Star Cross T-Shirt. Black girl's extra length, fitted T-Shirt, with Pink foil inverted cross front print and 100% Cotton. Kill...

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Alternative Winter CoatsAlternative Winter Coats If you are sick of the same old High Street brands and want to grab something unique packed full of attitude then take a look at a winter coat from an alternative fashion brand such as Hell Bunny, Living Dead Souls or Poizen Industries. So whether you want to look retro, ravishing, or devilishly dark there is a cosy winter coat for you! Poizen Industries Juku Coat....

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O’Neill was founded by brothers Jack, Bob and Bill O’Neill who opened up a surf shop in the 1950s in San Francisco. They began selling surf vests which had been made by Jack gluing together pieces of neoprene.

Jack decided to go into the wetsuit business when these vests became popular and began experimenting with different styles of wetsuit, the names of which are now generic in the wetsuit market, for example; short john, long john, and spring suit. This was a revolutionary surf shop for its time, as the other surf shops around at that time just sold boards and wax, the O’Neill wetsuits were a breakthrough for the world of surfing.

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Later, Pat O’Neill, the son of Jack, began to experiment with nylon lines, suction cups and surgical tubing, to create a board leash to prevent the board from breaking in half by crashing into the rocks and cliffs after the surfer had been wiped out (knocked off their board, usually by a large wave). While testing one of the first board leashes, company founder, Jack O’Neill, lost an eye.

At the present day, the O’Neill brand now contains a clothing line, shoes, swimsuits, board bags, and of course, wetsuits and surfboards.