Question: what do Bassnectar, Hieroglyphics, and the String Cheese Incident have in common? Give up? Well aside from being some of the heaviest hitters in their respective genres of music, they also all happen to share representation at the same talent agency: Madison House.
Eco-friendly hauler Gone For Good was started by Reid Husmer in 2009 with an idea borne from an experience that we all know, and some of us loathe: moving. He had been moving around a lot, from Westminster, to Denver, and then to Centennial, Colorado. And as everyone who has relocated frequently or semi-frequently knows, the moving process really lets you know how much stuff you have accumulated during your time at any one address. Also, it serves to help you decide what items to bring with you, and what items you’d like to get rid of. In Reid’s case, a lot of these items were those that tend to get dated easily:
Follow your passion. Do what you love. Find where you Belong. Such is the mantra of Belong Designs, a clothing/action sports startup founded by college buddies Shamus McNutt, Ben Thomson, and Mark Grubbs. But to simply call it a mantra would be doing it a bit of a disservice, as it is an all-encompassing belief that they all share, down to their very core.
How you dress can say a lot about who you are and many people have their own special swag that sets them apart. The way you dress is a unique way to express yourself and tell your story. Community Service Apparel in Englewood, Colorado is a street lifestyle and art branded clothing store that has some of the DOPEST items around. Ricky Langdon (who I was lucky enough to chat with this week) and Brian Cappel saw an opportunity in the retail/clothing market so they decided to do something unique.
This week I sat down with Darren Preston of ICS clothing, a clothing company that first got their start on the East Coast but has recently moved to Denver, Colorado to rebrand and change things up. Darren Preston and his partner Charlie Silverstein are not the two you expect to be working together but let me tell you they make an incredible crew. Their products are some of the flyest around and can be seen on the likes of Frank Ocean, B.o.B., F.L. of the Foodchain, J.R. Donato (Taylor Gang) and more. Like I said, their products are FLY. I asked Darren why he wanted to start a clothing company and his answer was simple: