have you ever thought to review regular commercial pomades? like the Axe pomades?
The thing about them is that they’re not “aimed” at the “greasier” folks, such as myself. Not just in advertisement, but also the type of product it is. I personally like stuff that’s gonna give that authentic 50’s look, not just style my hair nicely. But since these modern day/mainstream products are more-so for people who don’t like that particular (greasy) look, it’s not exactly something on my to-do list.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve heard good things about them, but a majority of people who look at my blogs want something that’s “for them,” and want that real greasy-grease. I’m sure I’ll get around to reviewing them, at some point, but I’d think they’d share the same sentiments.
hey Jan how a doin? Im looking to try something new just for fun, Ive narrowed it down to stiffies, Dax High and tight (id probably get both, the hold and the shine) or The Hairgum Usa Road pomade.. What do you suggest?
If you’re not looking to spend too much money, I’d say go with the Dax High & Tight combo. I haven’t used the Awesome Shine, but Awesome Hold is (now) one of my favorites, replacing Groom & Clean!
The Road pomade is really good, it’s a nice change of pace, if you’ve been using heavier stuff. It may not feel like anything you’re used to, but that’s a good thing. Plus, there’s a few scents to choose from. The Stiffies is nice, especially if you plan on mixing it with some lighter stuff. Standalone, it’s good, but mixed, it’s “better.”
They’re all ace choices, but it just depends if you are in the mood to spend money on pomade or not. Usually, when folks are in the mood to buy pomade, they buy either an expensive pomade or a few cheaper pomades. Either way, let me know what you end up with and how you dig it.
Hey not sure if youve heard of this method to get excess pomade out of your hair, give it a rinse in coca cola while after you wet it then wash hair as normal with shampoo etc.. worked like a charm to get out the murray's i used the other day..
Yup, I’ve heard of it and covered it in a couple of my earlier blog posts. It’s actually one of the first methods I’ve tried, with Murray’s, no less. And you’re right, it does work like a charm, but only so many people would “waste” their Coke, just to wash out pomade. But, since a lot of em are so inclined to use peanut butter, I’m sure they’ll pick up on it, as well.
Hey Jan, another question. I live in Washington state, there aren't very many rockabillies here, in fact I'm the only one at my fuckin' high school. Haha Mostly because there's just a bunch of swag-fags and hipsters cause were right next to portland. Anyway, because of the fact that there aren't very many rockabillies, there aren't very many places to get rockabilly threads, I cant even find a god damn leather jacket! Do you know of any sites that sell that style of clothes? Thanks, man.
I know the feeling, it took me a long while to find my Schott Perfecto… which I plan on selling.
But, if you haven’t already, scope out flea markets and thrift stores. If they hipsters haven’t already bought all the good leather jackets, then you may come up on a good one.
But for online shops, check out the sidebar for some of the more popular stores:
Also, check out stores like K-Mart or Wal-Mart. I know, I know… but, you’d be surprised at what you’d find there. Think about it this way; these types of stores used to be the standard in the day. Everyone shopped at department stores. So, the lot of the vintage brands rockabilly cats wear now, are still being made and sold at these department stores. I’ve picked up a couple of cool shirts from K-Mart, last year, that I’ll be wearing at VLV this year.
It’s expensive, but the stuff is legit and definitely worth the money. A majority of the ware is vintage reproduction, which can help you get a visual of what you could look for.
It doesn’t matter so much as to what brands you should buy (unless you’re getting leather jackets,) rather than how it makes you feel and look. As long as you dig what you’re wearing and don’t give a fuck what others say, that’s all that matters.
One time or another, when searching for rockabilly threads, you’ve came upon this site. I know I have and I know the parents have, as well. So, when I caught wind that Sourpuss Clothing was putting out some pomade, I was getting ready to shoot out an email. But, they happened to strike first! And when brands actually take notice of my blog, I really appreciate it. I mean, I’ve never expected anyone to really take a look at my blog, let alone actually brands or artists!
After an email exchange and a few impatient days hunting down the mailman, the fine package finally came in!
WHO’S THE BABE ON THE CARD?!
As most of you cats know, I’m not heavily into the psychobilly aesthetic, but these tins are badass! Keeping it simple with the color choices per tin design, is a nice touch. Sometimes, less is more, and it definitely shows with these tins. Really diggin’ these tins!
Wood, mint, and root beer scents? Um, fuck yeah! Unfortunately, I’m holding back from opening these guys, until I get the chance to review them. So, I can’t tell you whether or not the scents are as killer as they sound!
I know a lot of you have inquired about this stuff, but… you’ll have to wait a good few weeks, until I can put these bad boys to use. Don’t worry, I’m getting impatient, too! But believe me, there’s gonna be some killer post VLV pomade reviews!
Hey man I was just wondering your thoughts on the Sleek and Shine pomade that AXE put out (surprisingly) I usually go the the classic pomades but I gave it a shot thinking it was gonna be a joke and I was actually shocked by how awesome it it. I have mixed it with a few dabs of Murrays and it's great. Just wondering if you have given it a shot and what your thoughts were.
I haven’t. I’ve actually heard a lot of good things about it, but I haven’t had the means to pick any up. I’ll figure something out!
Glad to know it works well, though. Some people have even compared it to some classic grease.
Hey bud. Got my Layrite in finally, along with the grooming spray. I only went with the regular formula, as I figured the stronger hold might be too heavy for my finer hair. Dig it. This is now my new go to pomade for as long as I have hair. I checked out the grooming spray, but haven't used them together yet. I'll do a little write up on it for you when I use it for a few days. By itself though it is a lot like a very light hairspray.
Glad you’re diggin’ the Layrite. I’m out of it, but I’ve been meaning to get another container. It styles pretty damn well, so it’s hard to deny the product! But, I’m swamped with water-soluble stuff as it is, so I don’t have any real reason to buy more, haha.
Shoot me the info about the spray. I doubt I’ll buy it, but I know a lot of people are interested in it, so it’ll be nice to hear some first hand experience with the stuff.
Where'd you get those Samurais? I've done some googling and it seems that they're only sold in one place in the US. I went to the Self Edge website and didn't see a link to buy them. Also, I'm going to NorCal in a couple months, what are some must go places to visit to buy clothes, pomade, get a haircut, etc.
I bought them when Self Edge first opened up. I think… 5-6 years ago? Sometime around then. They’ve stopped selling them not too long after, due to some “things.”
In your post with you getting your boots shined, what were your boots and pants? I'm guessing the jacket is the standard fit Levi's Trucker and the pants 501s, not LVC, but I'm a noob to identifying clothes so feel free to correct me.
Hey man. I'm seeing all this jean talk, and I've been looking at a site lately that might help. If you check out indicustom(.)com you can enter your own fits, washes, measurements, etc. They even have an option to adjust the inseam you'll have plenty of length for a cuff that you may not be able to get in store bought jeans.
Thanks for the heads up. Not quite my taste, but I’m sure there are folks on here that’ll dig it!