Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

I have a huge soft spot for spaghetti westerns having grown up with the Leone dollars trilogy, Duccio Tessari’s Ringo films, Antonio Margheriti’s Vengeance and Sergio Corbucci’s Django. In Liverpool, the Baa Bar used to open up to do post-clubbing breakfasts with Spanish omelettes and screen films like this.

Quentin Tarantino has done his own take on Django series, but it was good to see the original Django – Italian star Franco Nero make a cameo appearance in the trailer.

Robin Pembrooke, a former colleague from Yahoo! talked with the CIPR in this on how a broadcast type model of subscription on YouTube was allowing large consumer and media brands to better engage with core audiences. The asymmetric social relationship pioneered by the likes of Delicious is key in that relationship.

Timbuk2’s America messenger bag tapped into interest in the presidential election. At only 30 units made, they sold out as soon as they went on sale.

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Hallowe’en was extra special this year as my colleagues at Ruder Finn pushed the boat out on the celebrations.

Stussy vs Holden M65 field jacket
I haven’t been excited by anything in Stüssy has had in it’s recent collections, but the new M65 field jacket designed as a collaboration with Holden. It has an outer shell of Japanese-made Kevlar fabric and a softshell lining that wicks away moisture.