Rhinestone Cowboy

Meet the man who brought flowing fringe and glittering rhinestones to all of the swooners & crooners of the 60′s and 70′s – Nudie Cohn. His suits have been worn by just about everyone in the Country and Rock n’ Roll world, such as Johnny Cash and John Lennon. He made Bob Dylan’s Mariachi suit, Sonny and Cher’s matching Native American looks, Gram Parsons marijuana leaf treasure, and Elvis’ ever amazing glitzy gold lamé suit! He brought the ultimate Bandit vibes from Nashville to Hollywood. Nowadays, stars like Jack White and Karen O are still rocking these glittering gems! Here’s a look at some of our fave Nudie suits…

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Vintage Levi’s Ads

“Anyone can make a pair of blue jeans, but Levi Strauss & Co. made the first blue jean –– in 1873.” Being San Francisco based and lovers of all things western, we’ll just come right out and say it, BANDITS LOVE LEVI’S. Who doesn’t have their favorite distressed, super soft pair of vintage Levi’s to throw on at all times? Here’s a fun fact: Levi’s created the first jean for women, Lady Levi’s, which were born in 1934. Now, we gathered some of our favorite Levi’s Ads throughout the years, including a few gems that were deemed too risqué for the company & were never actually used commercially. Get ready for some booty, Bandits..

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Currently Pinning: Bandit Abodes Vol.II

Get ready for some RAD Bandit inspiration from southwestern tile & wallpaper, peacock chairs, larger than life cacti, rustic doorways, cozy vintage rugs and more. Always surround yourself with beauty and inspiration, Bandits because home is where the heart is. x

This is volume II of our current pins: #BanditAbodes Follow us on Pinterest for endless inspo…

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A Bandit Fairy Tale: YSL Menswear

Yves Saint Laurent Men’s S/S ’15 Ready-to-Wear Collection: Blanket ponchos, golden tassels & metallic cowboy boots.. OH MY!
If a Tim Burton character miraculously transformed into a young festival-goer BOOM, you have Hedi Slimane’s rock’n’roll fantasy of a runway show. Try not to drool as you feast your bandit eyes on this psychedelic lovefest, oh, and he even teased us with a handful of women’s looks too, enjoy!saint-laurent01 saint-laurent03 saint-laurent04-1 saint-laurent05 saint-laurent08 saint-laurent09 saint-laurent12-1 saint-laurent15 saint-laurent22 saint-laurent27 saint-laurent28 saint-laurent29 saint-laurent35 saint-laurent38 saint-laurent40 saint-laurent43 saint-laurent46 saint-laurent47 saint-laurent50 saint-laurent53 saint-laurent54 saint-laurent68

 

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Outside Lands & Festival Style

Ah San Francisco, home to The 2 Bandits HQ & Outside Lands Music Festival. Outside Lands was born in 2008 & is held in beautiful Golden Gate Park. What makes Outside Lands so special compared to its California fest competitors like, Coachella or FYF, is rather than a stifling hot desert (just asking for heat stroke) or smoggy downtown LA, we get a change of scenery and hop around stages that are surrounded by woods and forestry. History of Golden Gate Park goes back to the 1860s, in SF’s Gold Rush days, the area was part of the “great sand waste” and considered “outside lands”. Great name for a festival that knows its history.

Tons of rad, bandit-esque artists have played the fest throughout the years including: Radiohead, The Strokes, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Cat Power, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Portugal. The Man, Arcade Fire, Beirut, The Joy Formidable, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Hall & Oates and leading up to this year’s excitement: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Kanye West, The Killers, Lykke Li, Haim, The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys, Jenny Lewis, Warpaint, Spoon… just to name a few of our faves.

We’re SO excited to share a booth with our sister brand CAMP Collection (shopcamp.com)! Come visit us by the main stage and score some killer deals on samples, exclusives, and classic Bandit pieces!! We’ll also be doing a special Outside Lands Giveaway: While at the fest, take a photo with your 2B jewels, tag & hashtag @the2bandits #the2bandits to win $100 towards the2bandits.com

We can’t wait to see you Bandits there! Now soak in some Bandit festival inspiration, because what the F are we gonna wear?!

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Bandit Babe: Brigitte Bardot

Actress, singer and fashion model…this French sex kitten had it all! Brigitte Bardot has our hearts forever ever. Let’s just take a moment to adore this original Bandit beauty…

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A Western Romance

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A Western Romance F/W ’14

The 2 Bandits

Photography: Harper Smith

Assistant Photographer: Daniel Kincaid

Stylist: Coryn Madley

Hair: Ramsell Martinez

Makeup: Kali Kennedy

Model: Allie Crandell

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Voodoo Child

There are a ton of male style icons of past and present to admire, but there are few that make us both swoon & wish we could raid their closest at the same time. Today we give thanks to the internet for allowing us to fashion stalk and get lost in Jimi Hendrix’s hypnotizing style. Soo after work we’re probably going to book it straight to the vintage stores..2b704b9fd0b093b913f275fa7ddd3ce4 4b134d5e4407dbbdcb5895702a0fc44f 640x352xjimijacket.jpg.pagespeed.ic.baQsZFRAk8 640x427xhendrixcoat.jpg.pagespeed.ic.OIGYaPCnbz 640x484xguitarstrap2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.WVRLwohOwb 640x639xwaistcoat2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.g_XxZKF1zS 640x675xclashingprintsjimi.jpg.pagespeed.ic.PflbPqvDjH 640x925xjimijacket2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.5WwyWdDXoB 736x968xkimisuit.jpg.pagespeed.ic.7B1kFkF_9K 736x1042xprincejimi.jpg.pagespeed.ic.h5WnSGGRE8 810x1023xscarfist11.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DJxSgkDQSB 850x638xbohemiaprince2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.2QV-yPbM0s 850x857xjimijacket6.jpg.pagespeed.ic.10NbEQQX-h 850x863xbohemiaprince.jpg.pagespeed.ic.oeObRLCM_u 850x1124xsartorialist.jpg.pagespeed.ic.1P4Ka6pa60 959bb86e41875635ed9c0093a2ab94a1 1000x1142xscarfisthendrix.jpg.pagespeed.ic.3Fmx38Twb0 01789b7c754c5f52b57544d3c732fb0d be151c285ddff51eac7b4a60088e1039 clashingjimi.jpg.pagespeed.ce.I-JgQePc9T d4b4483cbd19336ad355b3e84ad8fd8d ea1322eebbe3c8be21a7912424a3ff37 Jimi-Hendrix-in-1970-006
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Jeff Luker Photography

Get ready for some dreamy locations with equally as dreamy, adventurous babes…

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Get Outta Town!

Summer’s finally here and we’ve got mad wanderlust on the mind. It’s that time of year to pile up some friends and snacks in ye olde roadtripper! Spontaneous day trips or weekend road trips are those special memories you’ll have forever… munching on junk food, singing old hits at the top of your lungs & photo shooting the whole way. It’s not necessarily the destination, as it is the journey. Here’s an ode to old fashioned road tripping. Now, get outta town!

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