Friday, February 27, 2009


We finally got our hands on some pics from the fashion parade that Spader featured in @ Academy Nightclub on February 13.
We would like to thank the Purr Fect Friday team who put on the event and all the models involved.


3 X Australian DMC Champion - DJ perplex has released a new mixtape called 'Digital Killed the Vinyl Star'.

Download the mixtape here for free:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Friction & Lexington Music with Trinity Bar & BMA Magazine + many more Canberra businesses have come together to create one massive night to raise as much money as possible to help families re build after the tragic fires.

Get down throughout the afternoon/evening to show your support to those families who have lost everything.

Sunday March 8 (Long weekend)

WHERE: Trinity Bar Dickson

COST: Entry will be via gold coin donation with a FREE BBQ

TIME: 4pm til late

AUCTION: Spader Clothing will be auctioning off clothing on the day to help raise money for families in need.


SKOOL OF THOUGHT (UK, Against The Grain)

PQM (USA, Hip Hop Set)

JEFF DRAKE (Chinese Laundry)


Spader Clothing
Friction & Lexington Music
Trinity bar
Raw FM
Parliment Clothing
Ministry of Sound Australia
Next Hair, Braddon

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Latest photo shoot from the Spader team. You will find these pics on the website (almost here) and the updated catalogue.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


We came across Ian Wright’s work while browsing through a book at the Art School library in Canberra. His work below is made from badges and threads!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


What did you dream of being when you were a kid?
I wanted to be an astronaut! I still want to go to space. If there were some suicide mission to save the earth or some stranded astronauts, I would totally go.

What are you doing now in your life?
I live in New York City. I have a hospitality consulting company and I work with my partner's design firm. We also manage and book DJs and I manage a Billboard Top 100 recording artist. I run a nightclub on the weekends.

You used to be an assistant for Sean "Diddy" Combs for 2 years, how was this experience?

I worked for Puff for 2 years. I remember being so busy that I didn't sleep for 2-3 days at a time. We were traveling so much, some days we would be in 3 countries in one day.

What are the 3 most important things that you learned from Diddy?
We worked on so many projects... we cut an album, went on a worldwide tour, shot a movie, launched a fragrance, the list goes on. I learned a lot about myself and what I was capable of. I learned a lot from Puff... marketing, brand management, and how to throw a party!

What has been the best advice given to you to about surviving in the entertainment industry?

Be humble. There is always someone that is more successful than you and also someone less successful but more hungry. Its important to remain humble and be good to everyone.

Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
International style and trends and I love traditional menswear.

Describe your style to us?
Think "Gentleman".

Describe your outfit when you go out?

It totally depends on where I am going. But I tend to over-dress when I go out.

What item if clothing would you like to see brought back?

Traditional formal wear for men when going to the theatre, dinner, parties, etc. It makes me sick to my stomach to see people wearing jeans and sweatshirts when they go to a Broadway show. And weddings! People don't dress up anymore. It sucks.

Who is the ultimate Spader to you?

Tom Ford. And my homie Matthew Giese in Dallas is a true Spader as well.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009


DJ Tittsworth & DJ Fresh of the infamous 'Bad Company'.
One Year Anniversary Jump Off @ Club 808, Bangkok.

# Tittsworth is wearing a 'Melon Larger Than life Spader tee'

Thursday, February 12, 2009


It's all going down Friday night @ Academy Nightclub, Canberra.
See you there!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009



Catch Spader Clothing in the fashion parade held at Academy Nightclub this Friday night.
Doors open at 9pm and the models will be strutting there stuff from 10pm on the catwalk.

Hope to see you all there!

Monday, February 9, 2009


At just 21 years of age, Jorge Peniche has accomplished more than most have in a lifetime. This young entrepreneur from Los Angeles made his mark in the industry by photographing multi platinum artist The Game. Since then his lens has snapped up superstars such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg,, and Keyshia Cole to name a few. With such an exciting future lying ahead, discover why Jorge Peniche is the true definition of a Spader.

What is your full name:
Jorge Peniche

What do your mates call you?
My homies call me "JP". When I first met Game he always struggled with pronouncing my last name correctly. After mispronouncing my name a million and one times he started calling me "JP". The nickname kind of stuck since then and now the majority of people know me as "JP". Even to this day Game still jokes around about the pronunciation of my last name, at that point the war of the words and punch lines begin. All in friendly spirit of course.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the city of angels and constant danger, better know as Los Angeles to the rest of the world. Definitely a unique city that’s in it's own lane from the hood to Hollywood. I've seen the mighty fall, and the determined rise to stardom! No city compares to LA, hands down!

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
When I was kid I didn't really have a specific career path in mind. More then anything, the notion I carried was that I wanted to be the best at whatever God put me on this earth for. If he guided me down a path of working a standard nine to five job, I'd make sure I do everything to the best of my abilities. Thankfully his intentions for placing me on this earth we're different because my personality doesn't fare well with being told what to do and how to do it.

What do you aspire to be now?
I aspire to be the best at whatever it is I do from being a photographer, director, entrepreneur, or tastemaker. I definitely want to be a person who people respect and value on this earth. Aside from material success, I ultimately want to be a person who impacts the lives of people in a positive way.

What has been a highlight for you in the last year?
The highlight for me wasn't specifically one moment in particular, but more a culmination of events. I would definitely have to say it was my growth as a person, entrepreneur, and photographer. I've been very fortunate to work with many tastemakers whom I admire, and have learned a tremendous amount of "game" from them. Certainly this is not something I could ever place a price tag on. I'm very thankful for these people and experiences.

Describe your outfit for when you go out?
My outfit is really simple for today's fashion gurus. Most people today love to wear accessories and match from head to toe. My personal style is really classic and true to my style. I definitely need a fresh white tee, a freshly ironed pair of Monarchy jeans, a crispy pair of Alife sneakers, my LV belt, and my white G-shock. That’s my swag!

What item of clothing would you like to see brought back?
I don't have a specific item in mind, but I would have to say some things are better left in the past. Whatever is meant to make its comeback in today's age, will do so in time.

What do you love about Spader?
I love Spader because it embodies the characteristics which make a person unique and "swaggerific". Spader is for those who are tastemakers, and are ahead of their time. That’s why I'm proud to be a SPADER!

Who is a person that has been an inspiration to you?
Their are too many people to only state one. My biggest inspirations are my family, my mentors, the people, and myself. With everything I do I carry the notion that no other person is going to do more for myself, than I can. Therefore I choose to state myself as a source of motivation, no narcissism at all!

Who is the ultimate Spader to you?
The ultimate Spader for me is anyone who stays true to themselves and doesn't "FAKE THE FUNK!” There is nothing better in this world to have to peace of mind that you are being true to who you are and what you believe in. THAT MY FRIENDS IS THE ULTIMATE SPADER!

JP's Favorite pics at the moment:

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Here are some "Behind The Scene" pics of the Spader teams product shots for the website.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


What's up,

Man....things are getting serious out here everyone. Got our first final mixes back for "Flashing Room" and "Let me Down Easy." They are starting to be dangerously close, it's scary letting our babies (songs) become final final versions. Already working on two more tracks with Sam and Sluggo (Gym Class Heroes, Metro Station) and are in the works of putting a deal together to go to LA and record with Danja.
Working with Sam and Dave has been awesome, easy and bullshit, just making songs one piece at a time with no stress. It's funny that so far the higher in the game a prouder has been, the more relaxed and easy going they seem to be.

Anyways late night last night, Angels and vodka. I ended up arguing with Tyler over eggs and home fries at 440AM in this little dinner called Velselkas. That usually means the night was a winner. Everybody who is around NYC, we got a big show coming up at Pianos on the Lower East Side, March 6th 1130PM...check the flyer.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009


The Spader Clothing website is still under development.
We are currently taking orders. Please contact us at: for a copy of the catalogue.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Patrick "Spader" Mills suffered two fractured metacarpal bones in his right hand in the final minutes of the first half against Gonzaga. Mills’ return to the Saint Mary’s lineup could be as soon as four weeks.

Mills scored 18 points in 17 minutes against the Bulldogs as he tied a school record making six 3-pointers in the first half.

Patty is the Gaels’ leading scorer, averaging 18.7 points per game while shooting 42.4 percent from the floor and 36.2 percent from 3-point land. He is also the team’s leader in assists (77) and steals (47).

The Spader team hopes Patty has a speedy recovery. Get well soon Spader!!