[Part 2 in the extended recap of my end-of-summer
vacation in Beijing, along with my last day in Korea
and subsequent return to the States.]
After getting to Paco's late Sunday night, we woke up
late Monday morning and headed into the city, to the
Bust Out store in 东四, for a day of work.
Morning in Beijing: Paco's kitchen.
Paco's apartment complex, from the balcony windows.
Work hard, sleep well.
On the way to the store.
Unloading the crew at Bust Out central.
Bust Out store: back room.
Trucker hats in window packaging.
Bust Out store: front desk.
Store: In-house display cases.
Pieces in our back rooms, courtesy of the BO designers.
As a well-known figure in the Beijing streetwear community, a
steady stream of designers and label curators pass in and out of our
store all day.
Every member of the crew is a musician: guitarists, em-
cees, producers, whatever.
Outside the store, in the entrance hallway, displays of all our in-house
The other side of the hallway.
Paco's car... I've been all over the city in this car.
Another streetwear team came through to kick it
Our designer, 李悦朗, hard at work... dude is constantly
on his grind. The whole day, he was chilling at the laptop
in photoshop/illustrator; after getting home that night,
he started work on more designs.
Paco's gift: Vans sk8 hi's, replacing the busted Hugo Boss
sandals I'd been wearing, at that point, for the last four
took a little spill on a BMX, riding around 隆福寺...
Talking business over 啤酒.
Our 服务员 were occupying themselves with a wrist-
strengthening device comprised of rubber bands and
My people stay tatted up. For a while now Paco's had one
tattoo, of his Chinese name (欧子), but he recently added
the stone detailing and the Bust Out logo. Joints is fly;
makes me wish I had some work done...
欧子 also got his right arm done, STREETLIFE.
Bei bei AKA Allen got his whole leg done Yakuza-style.
I wasn't playing... all my people tatted up.
And there's still Days 3-6 to come. don't go nowhere...
Saturday, September 13, 2008