May I introduce: Too Much Posse London

Some month ago I stumbled over an image with a printed hoodie wording „Too Much Posse“ one of the best brand names I’ve ever heard! So I caught up with Ted, the founder of the London-based collective for an interview. Let me introduce: Too Much Posse

Too Much Posse London

Too Much Posse London

Hi Ted, can you tell me first: „Too Much Posse“ what is it all about?

We are a London based lifestyle brand. We started in 2006 with two of us. I personnaly control and run the business. Over the years many other people entered our crew as affiliates, people behind the scenes like designers, DJs, writers etc.
What was your intention to start a brand?

We thought we could do a lot better than some of these brands out there today. We didn’t decide to make toomuchposse! a collective, it just happened. Say no more.

Ted founder of Too Much Posse

Rapper Action Bronson from NYC wearing Too Much Posse Beanie

How would you describe the TMP Style?

LONDON.
TMP is going since 2006. In these days it’s not easy to start a streetwear brand. Things have changed, today it feels like everything is available in stores or in the internet. geographical distances are no barrier anymore. Can you tell us how you keep things afloat?

Nothing is hard to find nowadays. We started when so called ‘streetwear’ wasn’t as popular as it is now. But Its the same with all brands, including toomuchposse, but we try to be consistent with our designs and collection and there is also a lifestyle/culture behind the brand… which a lot say they have but at the end of the day they don’t. With a love for youth culture combined with a need for innovative and inspirational design we take inspiration from haute couture to graffiti and represent street culture – nothing more, nothing less. Doin Crime all the Time.

Too Much London

Too Much London

toomuchposse london

toomuchposse london

Too Much Posse T-Shirt

Too Much Posse T-Shirt

Where do you guys get most of your inspiration from?

Everywhere really, from everything I see, everything I do, everything I eat, everything I fuck.
What is behind the name toomuchposse?

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING.

Too Much Posse - Streetwear

Too Much Posse - Streetwear

Have your goals changed since you started the brand?

We were alot younger when we started. It is now a business aswell as a love.
How did your connection to streetwear developed?

We don’t like the term streetwear, a lot of these people doing it are not STREET, but we were put into that catergory from the style of clothes we were producing. I don’t pay attention to a lot of the people within the scene, Aaron Bondaroff caught our eye when we first started when he was running things in nyc but now we just do our own thing.

Too Much Posse London Street Culture

Too Much Posse London Street Culture

Your Collection consist of Styles which are both innovative and inspirational. Sometimes with with big prints and also quiet, elegant styles. What is you philosophy in design and how do you judge the present development in streetwear?

I think everything needs to be wearable. No one is wearing really loud stuff anymore, people want logo based clothing or even completely plain clothing. Im sure this will change soon and go back around like it always does, but for the moment we produce garments that are high quality and wearable.

Too Much Posse Brand

Too Much Posse Brand

It’s always a small degree between becoming commercial and stay faithful. How do you solve this task?

The stores we deal with are very good to us and we have built close relationships with them. Business is booming in London and loyalty is priceless.

Too Much of everything is never enough - toomuchposse

Too Much of everything is never enough - toomuchposse

Future plans?

Hostile takeovers!

Too Much Posse - Hostile takeovers

Too Much Posse - Hostile takeovers

Here you find the actual AW 12 Lookbook. The collection is available at Urban Industry (www.urbanindustry.co.uk), Donuts Store (Bristol), Open Lifestyle Store (Leeds), Roktic East (London), Le Fix + (Copenhagen, Denmark), Natterjacks (Surrey), Art in Transit (London) and The Bench (Birmingham)

Too Much Sportswear Lookbook AW 12

Too Much Sportswear Lookbook AW 12

Have a look @:

www.toomuchposse.com

www.toomuchposse.com/blog

www.toomuchposse.tumblr.com

www.instagram.com/toomuchlondon

www.facebook.com/toomuchposse

St.Paulopoly die 10.! Samstag 12.03.2011 Hamburg

Samstag ist es wieder soweit! St.Paulopoly startet in die 10 Runde! Aftershowparty ab 22:00 Uhr im Hafenklang. Wer nicht kommt ist selber schuld, Punkt.

+After race Party with extraordinary Special Guest Dj Mirco Maschine!

Why you dont dress up stoopid fresh and race like you never did before?

If you didnt know The Fuckers are already training hard every weekend…

More info soon come,Meier

Review: Hamburg City Cycle Chic @ Kunstverein

Für alle die es nicht geschafft haben wegen dem völlig überflüssigen Schneesturm am Freitag Abend, hier ein paar Eindrücke von meinem Vortrag beim “7Live – Deutschlands erstem live Magazin” im Kunstverein Hamburg. http://www.kunstverein.de/

Hamburg City Cycle Chic – 5 Looks, 5 Fixies.

Nicolette Scharpenberg 4 X-Ray Magazine fashion intelligence

Nicolette Scharpenberg 4 X-Ray Magazine fashion intelligence

“Glory Six Days” unter dem Titel wurde der Artikel 2009 im X-Ray Magazin veröffentlicht.

Look 1: College Style präsentiert von Cleptomanicx www.cleptomanicx.de

Chris Scheimann präsentiert den College Look in Cleptomanicx

Chris Scheimann präsentiert den College Look in Cleptomanicx

 

Look 2: 80`s präsentiert von Superhorstjansen www.superhorstjansen.de

Modell Karolina im 80's Dress von Superhorstjansen

Modell Karolina im 80's Dress von Superhorstjansen

 

Look 3: Skandinavien präsentiert vom YEAHBOY DEPARTMENT www.yeahboy.biz

Roberto modelt den Skandinavien Look in einem Outfit vom Hamburger YEAHBOY DEPARTMENT

Roberto modelt den Skandinavien Look in einem Outfit vom Hamburger YEAHBOY DEPARTMENT

 

Look 4: Sportswear präsentiert von Elternhaus www.elternhaus.com

Djane Funky Cool Martina präsentiert die neue "No Guru" Kollektion von Elternhaus

Djane Funky Cool Martina präsentiert die neue "No Guru" Kollektion von Elternhaus

 

Look 5: Klassik präsentiert von Herr von Eden www.herrvoneden.de

Laas Unltd präsentiert den Klassik Look in einem Anzug von Herr von Eden

Laas Unltd präsentiert den Klassik Look in einem Anzug von Herr von Eden

Cycle Chic Posse: Crew Love is true Love

Cycle Chic Posse: Crew Love is true Love

(Fotos: David Luther, Felix Rettberg)

Wie man sieht, die Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten sind keine Grenzen gesetzt. Wer jetzt auch Bock auf nen schicken Drahtesel geworden ist: Der Suicycle Store befindet sich in der Wohlwillstrasse auf St.Pauli. Inhaber Jan Glietz ist absoluter Profi auf seinem Gebiet und für jeden Wunsch offen. www.suicycle-store.com

Für Infos zum nächsten Funky Cool Martina Set: http://www.myspace.com/funkycoolmartina

und wer heiß auf den Sound vom aufstrebenden Raptalent Laas Unltd. geworden ist, Check: www.laasunltd.de 

DOIN’ IT!

Euch allen noch einmal vielen Dank für eure grandiose Unterstützung!

Crew Love is true Love!

Hamburg City Cycle Chic – 7live Deutschlands erstes live Magazin im Kunstverein heute Abend!

Nur noch mal ein kurzer Reminder:

Heute Abend im Kunstverein ab 20:00 Uhr “7 live Deutschlands erstes live Magazin”

Superlative Hamburg presents: “Hamburg City Cycle Chic” mit Fixed Gear Catwalk Show.

Mit dabei:

Chris Scheimann presents Cleptomanicx

Karolina presents Superhorstjansen

Alexandre Briatore presents YEAHBOY DEPARTMENT

Funky cool Martina presents Elternhaus

Laas Unltd presents Herr von Eden

Alle Fixed Gear Bikes sponsored by Suicycle Store Wohlwillstrasse, St. Pauli Hamburg

Labels Fixed Gear Catwalk Show

Labels Fixed Gear Catwalk Show

St.Paulopoly Alleycat IX – 9th issure of illegal Fixed Gear Racing Hamburg

Endlich man, es is wieder so weit! War letztes Jahr schon vor Ort, bzw. am Vortag bei der Trickveranstaltung an der Hafenstrasse und am Samstag auf der St.Paulopoly After Show Party im Hafenklang.

Hier die Infos zur diesjährigen Veranstaltung:

St. Paulopoly Alleycat Hamburg St. Pauli

St. Paulopoly Alleycat Hamburg St. Pauli

Beginn:
Samstag, 6. März 2010 um 21:00
Ende:
Sonntag, 7. März 2010 um 10:00
Ort:
SANKT PAULI :: HAMBURG

Welcome to ST.PAULI!

Welcome to the 9th issue of the legandary St.Paulopoly Alleycat.

Welcome to a weekend of party and racing through one of europe’s most beautiful and colorful neighborhoods.

If you haven’t been a part of it yet – you don’t know what you missed!

We’ll keep you updated with more infos.

Pic von der Suicycle Homepage mit den "FUCKERS" (wer kennt den Typ rechts? ;-))

Pic von der Suicycle Homepage mit den "FUCKERS" (wer kennt den Typ rechts? ;-) )

Hier meine Fotos vom letzten Jahr:

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

St.Paulopoly Pre-Event Hafenstrasse St.Pauli

Wo es dieses Jahr stattfinden wird, bzw. welche Route gefahren wird, ist noch nicht bekannt. Schätze der Start wird wieder am Suicycle Store in der Wohlwillstrasse sein. Ziel kann diesmal nicht das Skorbut sein (weil es das nicht mehr gibt..). Auf Facebook haben sie es als Veranstaltung unter “ST:PAULOPOLY IX” geposted. Schätze sie werden nächste Woche genaue Eckdaten bekannt geben.

Stay tuned!

 

Update:

shedule so far:

friday :: march 5th:
:: warm-up alleycat ::
20h suicycle-store

saturday :: march 6th:
:: st.paulopoly 9 ::
start 20h
23h afterparty at hafenklang
with your fav. messenger’s fav djanes and dj’s!

ride safe!

Fixie Design by Stefan Marx

 

Stefan Marx höchstpersönlich hat sich in seinem Kämmerlein der Fahrradkunst hingegeben.

Ein weißes Fixie gespickt mit lauter Jubel, Trubel und Heiterkeit.

so lässt es sich fröhlich und stylisch radeln…

 AHOI!

Fixed Gear Bike by Stefan Marx

Fixed Gear Bike by Stefan Marx

 

hier noch ein paar mehr Details… Continue reading