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Laurel Canyon: 1967

Picture it: The year is 1967. The place: Laurel Canyon. Tucked away in the hills of Los Angeles, bohemian bungalows fill the canyon inhabited by the coolest and most talented in the music industry. Marijuana smoke fills the air and Frank Zappa could take a stroll down the road and hear the tunes of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s guitars echoing through the hills. Graham Nash moved out to LA to stay with his lover, Joni Mitchell. All hanging out together, co-writing songs, taking drugs, and messing around.. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Michelle Philips, Linda Ronstadt, Mama Cass, The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, and Jackson Browne were just a few of the groovy rock ‘n’ roll Bandits that were making history in the free love world of Laurel Canyon. Other stars from all of the world were known to have frequented the canyon to visit their famous friends, too. Here are some dreamy stills from the time we all wish we could go back to and be a part of…57e23985243da8211e7d5db8be0fe954 3ac8b3ea7d530dbee3a79d0c0d2bd7f4 5d4d4374a67a713d5d2c0d46b8c4aed0 6a61a67e8f7aa943b281f7695adda211 6bd9117fdc46844d043f32120c5c83a5 73e4743b5b6dbccc12e2490bface1140 392320d8c7758be1a6da5da4590af189 c0a8fc71cfe8b9dcf8650301d24f5e1a df94836453597c27a1c9b65602e0c43f f05c905c14859df38af336bba4d49be0-1 Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 1.19.34 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 1.19.54 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 1.20.48 PM

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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