Our “Cyber Monday Sale” is now LIVE in our online shop until midnight PST…25% OFF all products & free S&H on orders over $50 (No code necessary)!!! And as always, 21% of every order is donated to local Las Vegas charities…thanks again for all your support!!!
Hope everyone had a great & Happy Thanksgiving!!! The Learned Vices “Holiday 2013 Sale” is now LIVE in our online shop…all “Round 1” tees are only $20 & free S&H on orders over $50!!! And as always, 21% of every order is donated to local Las Vegas charities…thank you all very much for your support!!!
Now available at Insert Coin(s), the best & most fun bar in Las Vegas, and also available in our online shop…the Learned Vices + Insert Coin(s) “Las Venturas” New Era 9Fifty snapbacks, produced in collaboration with Insert Coin(s) & inspired by one of the greatest video game franchises of all time!!! [The black & yellow colorway is an Insert Coin(s) EXCLUSIVE.] Also, as usual, 21% of every hat sold is DONATED to local LV charities, so thanks a trillion for your help & support!!!
Big thanks to everyone for their support so far, we really really appreciate it & we couldn’t do any of this without you! We’ve added 2 new t-shirt designs (which are also available as tank tops), 2 new New Era 9Fifty snapback designs & several more colorways of our “1st Rounders” snapbacks to our online shop. By the way, just in case you didn’t know, 21% of each shirt, tank & hat ($6-$8) is DONATED to local Las Vegas charities, so thanks so much in advance for your help & support!!!
We’re very proud & extremely happy to announce that Learned Vices is one of the Executive Producers of the newly released “OBEY THE GIANT” film!!! (Whaaa?!? Yup, we can’t believe it either, but it’s true…still don’t believe us, check the credits. Boom.) We couldn’t be more honored & more exciTED to be a part of our homie Julian Marshall’s latest film…
OBEY THE GIANT, directed by Julian Marshall, is the first narrative film about the early life of Shepard Fairey and the origin of his OBEY GIANT street art campaign.
Based on the true story of Shepard Fairey’s first act of street art, OBEY THE GIANT tells the story of a young skate punk challenging a big-city mayor and the powers-that-be at art school.
Frustrated by his inability to gain respect within the confines of art school Shepard sets out to gain notoriety and acclaim by targeting the most powerful man in Providence, former Mayor Buddy Cianci. Risking expulsion and jail time Shepard plasters Andre the Giant’s face over the image of Cianci on a campaign billboard. As word of Shepard’s prank gets out, Shepard learns that art is a weapon and attention is both a blessing and a curse.
Congrats, Julian!!!! Please enjoy & share…
First of all, we would like to apologize for the lack of updates on here recently. We’ve been busy tryin’ to promote Learned Vices as much as possible & in the process of that, we have formed bonds/friendships with some of the nicest & most talenTED people in the world (we’re still kinda shocked, to be honest, because everyone that we’ve met has been beyond cool, we’re all like one big happy family now), so without further ado, we would like to introduce you to a few new members of the Learned Vices FAMILY, maybe you’ll see a familiar face or two (much love to the whole fam!!!)…
BONUS: 12th Planet at Body English…
DJ BIZ:E MNSTR! & DJ BLWNSPKRS
DJ CRAZE (3x DMC World Champ), Noal Hendricks (Frequency), DJ Teenwolf Remix
DJ Cutso (of Tha Bangerz) with our homies Presto & Spair (Jimi Handrix Crew)
DJ Direct with our homie Kiddo Money (Jimi Handtrix)
“Our Cali Cousin” David Sinatra (Stussy), Teddy Learned & Brandon (DRxCHEN)
DJ Earwaxxx (Jimi Handtrix) & DJ Phase (Hot 97.5)
DJ Figure (@imfigure)
DJ Filitom & B-girl Dafne
DJ Plus One (DMC World Champ/Jack Beats), Teddy Learned & Beni G (Jack Beats)
DJ Jipmix with Runnin’ Rebels’ Head Coach, Dave Rice
Julian Marshall (Special Branch & Director, Obey The Giant)
Justin Hawkins (UNLV Alumni & Runnin’ Rebel 4 Life!)
DJ Kiddo Money (Jimi Handtrix)
Kool DJ Dielektik
DJ Mr Flesh (Japan), Teddy Learned & DJ A1 aka Spinmaster (Japan)
DJ NE Nyo (Japan) with our homie Kiddo Money
B-Boy Maynard (Full Force)
B-Boy Rock (of Super Cr3w & Full Force Crew)
DJ Presto One (WORLD FAMOUS Rock Steady Crew & Jimi Handtrix)
DJ Silent John (Zulu Nation/Jimi Handtrix) & DJ Chuck Fader (Jimi Handtrix)
DJ Spair (Oakland Faders/Jimi Handtrix)
B-Boys ThisJustin (Full Force), Mark Morales, Chris Garcia (Full Force) & B-Girl Miki Horiai
Tupac Shakur (Sidebar: I guess “Teddy McFly” found Doc’s DeLorean. LOL)
DJ & Artist Tyra From Saigon
MC Versatile Verse & DJ PJ Produkt
[Homies Not Pictured, But Will Be Soon: DJ B-Boy Relaps, DJ Big J, DJ Charlie Darker, Coolio, DJ GoldenchildLV, DJ Kid Conrad, Nickelus F (Sweet Petey), DJ SamKBZ (1/2 of The Killabits) & DJ Technicolor]
Inspired by the hats worn by Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon, Greg Anthony during the 1991 NBA Draft. UNLV became the 4th team in NBA history to have 3 players drafted in the 1st Round & the FIRST school to produce 3 lottery picks in the same draft (#1, #9 & #12)!!! But you don’t have to be a UNLV fan to be a fan of this New Era 9Fifty snapback hat…plenty of colorways to choose from. (Don’t see your favorite teams’ colors? More colorways coming soon.) Now available in our online shop. By the way, just in case you didn’t know, 21% of each hat ($8/hat) is DONATED to local Las Vegas charities, so thanks in advance for your help & support!!!
“It was all a dream…” Today is a very good day, because after several years of careful thought, planning & designing, we’re finally opening the Learned Vices’ online store at LearnedVices.com!!! Initially, there are 5 different designs (of many more designs that we hope to print in the future) in 2 different colors, which were printed on super soft fine jersey (100% cotton) t-shirts & made in the U.S.A! If you click on any pics of these tees in this post, you will be taken to our online store to purchase that tee (Nice, right? We try to make it as easy as possible). So, here are pics of all the rest of the shirts of “LRNDVCS – Round 1″ & all their descriptions. We really hope that you like them & if you really really like them, please don’t hesitate to share Learned Vices with your friends & family. Thanks! Above & below is our COLLEGE design…
EVERYONE should go to college, even if it’s just for a semester or two to “try it out.” I guess I can probably thank Hollywood for biting me with the college bug at an early age…Animal House, Revenge of the Nerds…2, 3 & IV(!), Back to School, The Program, Higher Learning, PCU, With Honors, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, A Different World, Class Act, etc. helped fuel my desire to pursue HIGHER education after I earned my HS diploma. Don’t be fooled, stay schooled! The next design is our B.O.I. design…
My friends & I have gotten into many arguments (maybe even a fight or two) over trivial & stupid things that usually started with the proposition “Wanna bet on it?”. Really, what’s the harm of a friendly wager between friends…fantasy leagues, poker nights, pickup basketball games, MMA/boxing matches, etc.? It’s usually all fun & games until somebody gets hurt. Words of advice, never bet what you can’t afford to lose, bro’s before ho’s & money isn’t everything. Next up is our F.S.C. design…
Ol’ Blue Eyes might have sang about few other cities, but he definitely LOVED Las Vegas (he even owned 9% of the Sands Hotel & Casino for a bit) and our city wouldn’t be the same without him. Frank, The Rat Pack & his other Hollywood friends helped Vegas evolve from a cowboy town to a place that basically everyone in the world wanted to be at. “The Voice” even helped recruit for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels back when Tark The Shark was our coach. Plus he helped raise $5 million for the UNLV athletic program & was also presented an honorary doctorate in 1976. Thanks, Dr. Chairman…RRREEEBBBEEELLLSSS!!! The 4th design is our S.R.D. design…This shirt was inspired by the old sign of a small casino on The LV Strip next door to Circus Circus whose original owner allegedly showed both the Kansas City & Chicago mob families how to skim money from all the LV casinos in the 70′s. As a reward in 1983, he received a 15 year prison sentence. We hope that you’ll wear this shirt proud, let the world know how you feel & stay away from those dumb sluts (or at least wrap it up, B)! Thanks & you’re welcome. And the last & final shirt of “LRNDVCS – Round 1″ is our GandHIGH design…
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
The above quote is the ethos of Learned Vices. Life’s short, have fun, be happy, read everything you can & love everyone. It’s not that hard. Gandhi was an amazing person & he inspired many people, including President Barrack Obama & M.L.K. Jr. & he also inspired me to make this shirt…Gandhi R.I.P. Well, that’s all for now, folks. Hope you all really like all our shirts & if you place an order, then we promise to send your order out ASAP! Thanks so much for all your support! We really appreciate it. Have a great day & a great weekend! By the way, 21% of your purchase (Not Just Proceeds, But 21% OFF The Top…$6 per shirt) will be DONATED to Local Las Vegas Area Charities & Youth Programs. Click HERE for more info about Project Blackjack. Thanks again for your support & for your help!
Look whose back in the MUTHAPHUKIN’ house?!? After an extended hiatus to focus on getting this whole show on the road, I’m happy to report that the Learned Vices’ Online Store will be finally opening TOMORROW on 11/16 (TGIMFF)!!! You can check out all our shirts right now by clicking the link to our store on the right or clicking HERE & you can place your order tomorrow morning. There are 5 different designs with 2 colors each, for a total of 10 different shirts. We really hope that you all like them & if you really really like them, then we hope that you’ll please share them with your friends & family. Thanks for your support & we hope that one day soon, you’ll wear our “chip” on your sleeve! So many things have happened since the last time that I updated our blog, but here’s a few things that you maybe missed (By the way, I probably won’t do these every week anymore, but we’ll see.)…
- The 2nd official trailer for GTA V was released by Rockstar games. I just hope that Las Venturas is in there somewhere. (YOUTUBE)
- Speakin’ of Rockstar, their parent co., Take-Two (also parent of 2K games) is moving their QA to Vegas, so get your resumes ready! (JOYSTIQ)
- The legendary Guns ‘N Roses are in the middle of their residency at
LV’s Hard Rock Hotel & it’s going pretty awesome. (DAILYBEAST)
- Following in the footsteps of Santana, Motley Crue & Guns ‘N Roses, Def Leppard’s Hard Rock Residency starts next March. (USATODAY)
- If you got married at drive-thru wedding in Vegas 20 years ago, well, you’re probably still married, just like Janeane Garofalo. (HUFFPO)
- To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LV Ski & Snowboard Resort, they’re finally adding another quad-chairlift…Happy 50th!!! (ABOUT)
- Sooooo it looks like Wet ‘N Wild 2 is opening next summer & I’M SOOOOOFA KING exciTED!!! Haha…can you tell? (FOX5)
Last Thurs. night (7/12), my wife & I went to the Thomas & Mack Center to watch the SOLD OUT exhibition game between the C.R.E.A.M. team (a.k.a. ’12 Team USA b-ball team) & the Dominican Republic. Needless to say, I definitely wasn’t expecting to see any members of the ’92 Dream Team (especially after Kobe’s crazy comments), but Scottie Pippen (Da Bulls!), Clyde “The Gylde” Drexler, Coach Lenny Wilkins & Chris Mullin were in the house! Also, watching the game in the stands were NBA legends Dominque Wilkins, Gary Payton & Bill Russell! During halftime, artist David Giribaldi from this season’s America’s Got Talent painted a pretty awesome picture of Scottie Pippen & Scottie seemed pretty happy with it (see pics below). While the game wasn’t a close one at all (Nice try, Al Horford & Co.!), it was a lot of fun to watch. Anthony Davis’ 4-pt play was crazy to see (Fear the Brow, indeed) & watching Kevin Durantula do what he does best was an absolute treat. Andre Iguodala paid some solid ball & won the Tiffany & Co. Player of the Game award (Congrats, Dre!). I’m going to make a bold prediction here, but even without D. Rose, D. Wade, D. Howard & The Blake Show, the C.R.E.A.M. team isn’t bringing back any medals home from London except bright & shiny Gold ones! Can’t wait for the Olympics…USA! USA! USA! Please enjoy these crappy pics that I took with my iPhone…