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Illustration Exhibition

  • Posted by howies
  • 4 October 2010

Friday night saw the launch of our new exhibition in our gallery space upstairs. The exhibition features 12 of howies favourite Illustrators and showcases a selection of their work, both past and present. To celebrate this creative reunion, we have had a limited print t-shirt made up with our doodling friends rewriting the howies logo. If you didn't make it on Friday night you may have missed out on organic cider, scones and brownies...but you still have the rest of the month to pop in, check out the work and grab yourself a t-shirt.



Launch party

  • Posted by howies
  • 29 September 2010

       This Friday at the Bristol shop we will be launching our October exhibition. This will see 12 of howies favourite Illustrators coming together and exhibiting their work, old and new, in the gallery space upstairs.

Come along on Friday evening between 6 and 10pm and join us for an end-of-the-week/ start-of-the-weekend drink from our friends at Bath Ales. See you there!

nice email

  • Posted by howies
  • 27 September 2010

We got a lovely email today from one of our customers, here it is:

"Hi,

I recently ordered a pair of your Lou jeans, and to be fair I wasn't
expecting to keep them as I can hardly ever find jeans that fit nicely.
I've wanted a pair of your jeans for a while now, not only because
they're organic cotton but I love the little picture on the back pocket
and the waistband (I'm easily pleased). I used a tape measure to find
out what size I'd be according your size guide, and even though I came
in perfectly in the size 30 bracket, I really didn't actually expect
them to fit as jeans are funny things and generally fit in some places
and not others, if you know what I mean. I've been working abroad all
summer and finally got home last night to my new jeans. The first thing
I noticed was how amazingly soft they are, which made me sad because I
knew as soon as I pulled them on they would be all wrong.... But, as if
by magic, they fit PERFECTLY. I was slightly concerned about the "higher
waist" too, but the waistband is in a really good place. Thank you so
much, the only problem I have now is that I can't sit on my parents'
sofa.....


So thank you for resorting my faith in jeans, I'm so happy with my new pair!


Katie"

Thanks Katie, it's really nice to hear the work we have done on our womens jeans fits

is working, we do listen to all your comments and try to do something about them, its great

to hear they are fitting.

X Season

  • Posted by howies
  • 27 September 2010

The weather is definitely cooler, the trails are slowly starting to turn to mush and deciding how many layers to wear isn't a snap decision anymore.

Which can only mean one thing, it's time for cyclocross.

Weekend bike fix

  • Posted by howies
  • 24 September 2010

As its Friday i thought id leave you with a bike-based post for over the weekend. First off I've finished my first film since working at howies and I'm pleased as punch with it. It follows the No Gears boys as we rode to Belguim on fixed gear bikes to watch the Tour De France, which was epic. Its in full HD so I suggest letting it buffer, then enjoying it with a brew, its short and sweet at only 5 minutes long.

I've also made a flickr for the Bristol shop so all those that cant make it to our amazing shows can check them out online, so enjoy the photos from the brilliant bike show we have on at the moment, and keep your eyes peeled for future events.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/howiesbristol

Have a good weekend!

Cheers then Matt/45

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                             Ah yes, you know you love Point Break. Surfing, Keanu firing his gun in the air like a proper div and of course Patrick 'snake hips' Swayze.Tonight, as part of Bristol's first Cycle Festival- Richard from Sustrans and some friends are hosting a totally wacky outdoor cinema event. They'll also have some surprises in store for you!

Barcelona.

  • Posted by howies
  • 23 September 2010

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Just spent an amazing week in Barcelona, so I thought id share these pictures with you of the street I stayed on. Any piece of land was either turned in to make-shift houses or city allotments. The local residents had a great system of leaving items they didn't want outside so other people could take them away. I spent all week just riding around painting and meeting people, I feel massively  inspired!

Cheers then Matt/45

buy back the town update

  • Posted by howies
  • 21 September 2010

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Way back when the days were long and we were hopeful for a hot sunny summer, I blogged about a local scheme to buy back a disused site in the center of Cardigan.  Seems like ages ago (and hot and sunny kinda skipped us over for damp and rainy) but I'm happy to report that the bid was successful and talks are moving forward on how best to make use of it to encourage growth in the town center

So....in Cardigan you can still buy your coffee from Andy, your chips from the guy on the corner and Mandy has the best, fast deli delights around.  We are safe from branded disposable food conatiners and drive throughs....for now.

One Week Only!

  • Posted by howies
  • 18 September 2010

Just a reminder that we still have the cycling exhibition upstairs at the Bristol shop for another week.

There's loads of photographs, illustrations and even 40 bespoke cycling caps designed by local artists. (These are going to be auctioned off, but more about that later in the week!)

So if you haven't been to see it already, get down to the shop and have a look around.  If you ask nicely we might even put the kettle on!

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