It's like the woman you cannot stop thinking about, the one part of that goddamned song that has been playing on repeat behind your eyes for days, the punchline you never remember, the forgotten combination to the floor safe, wherever it is you left your fucking keys, and wasn't it on this block that you parked the car?
Writer's block is an all-consuming, soul-sucking, mind-draining, invincible beast that will not stay down, will not compromise, will not bend nor break. It is paralyzing, it is infuriating, it is the killer that lurks in the shadows and strikes without notice. However it is described, that vile motherfucker does not affect us in the least, and in fact, we're using the pathetic monster as a metaphor for today's blog.
Our good friends at Insight and Freshjive have caught a case of the writing bug, resulting in the drop of some author-specific items over the last week inspired by three of our absolute favorite wordsmiths, Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson and William S. Burroughs.
Back like Kerouac, Insight comes with the On The Road Button Up Shirt, the On The Road Tie and the Fear & Loathing Tee.
Kerouac, author of the book that spawned all of the greats, On The Road, was a sharp-as-switchblades dresser and Insight pays tribute to the beatnik that brought unparalleled style to the literary world with the On The Road Button Up Shirt and On The Road Tie. Combine the two with a fifth of whiskey and that vintage blazer tucked away in your closet... just don't be surprised to find booty rubbing against your legs in state of panic shortly thereafter.
The Fear & Loathing Tee pays tribute to the prolific, wonderfully insane and undeniably brilliant Hunter S. Thompson with a design as abstract and original as the man himself. No need for a Great Red Shark, suitcase full of uppers, downers, laughers and screamers or a spiritual adviser; this latest offering from Insight is "different, a classic affirmation of everything right and true and decent in the national character... a gross, physical salute to the fantastic possibilities of life in this country - but only for those with true grit." And this tee is chock full of that.
"A paranoid man is a man who knows a little about what's going on." Burroughs was definitely a bit of a paranoid, and Freshjive knows exactly what's going on with this namesake tee. A very big fan of the Second Amendment, the Burroughs Tee features a print of the man himself posted up with one of his favorite big-gauge scatterguns, a sinister look for a very sinister tee.