Sunday, May 31, 2009


Toby Caughron was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was exposed to diverse cultures at a young age. He developed an interest in drawing and videography early on, but it wasn’t until the age of 18 that he discovered his passion for photography. During a semester abroad in Salamanca, Spain, he took the opportunity to photograph some of the most well known landmarks in Europe. Now based in Los Angeles, Toby works as a freelance commercial and editorial photographer.

What did you dream of being when you were a kid?
An astronaut…I wanted to go to the moon!

What are you doing now in your life?
I currently have a book/gallery show project in the works from a charity trip to Ghana, Africa with The book is expected to release in early summer and all proceeds will be donated to help bring clean drinking water to the rural villages of Ghana. On the commercial side, I have some upcoming magazine collaborations, look book shoots, and looking forward to some travel adventures this summer. I am also making my way into film/directing so be on the look out.

What has been the best advice given to you to about surviving in the entertainment industry?
Success isn't a destination; it's a journey. Patience is virtue.

Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
My fashion inspiration is a merge of different Southern California styles. I wear a lot of black but every now and then I'll mix it up with some bright/off the wall color scheme.

Describe your style to us?
Clean and simple.

Describe your outfit when you go out?
A typical outfit when I go out usually consists of a fresh tee or button-up, a clean pair of denim, and some Creative Recreation kicks. I’m not really big on jewelry but a nice Nixon 51-30 timepiece, metal frame sunglasses and some dog tags is usually the finishing touch.

What item of clothing would you like to see brought back?
Not necessarily an item of clothing…but rather a style. Nowadays it seems like casual is the way to go. What happened to the days when getting fresh meant putting on a clean suit and tie?

Who is a person that has been an inspiration to you?
As far as photography is concerned, you can check out my top 10 favorite (living) photographers at: My parents, family and close friends have been the biggest inspiration to me. They believed in me when I was just a guy with a camera and a dream. I also want to thank Mr. Darrell Carr from Citrus College for helping me realize my ability and pushing me to follow photography as a career.

Who is the ultimate Spader to you?

Barrack Obama. He has an undeniable swag and you can't help but admire the man for what he has achieved.


Saturday, May 30, 2009


D Love

Jorge Peniche


Diplo feat Blaqstarr - Get Off (Rob 3 remix)

2. Bird Peterson - The Essence

3. Tittsworth - WTF Nadastrom Remix (Stretch Armstrong Edit)

4. George Duke - Positve Energe

5. Kid Cudi - Sky Might Fall


Friday, May 29, 2009


“It has been a labour of love- but it had to be”, says Sydney director/animator Tom Spiers of his new video “Hemingway”, shot in London with local rapper and award winning poet Omar Musa. “Releasing my debut video is one of the highlights of my career so far,” says Musa. After winning the British Council’s Realise Your Dream competition, he relocated to the U.K. to work in its thriving music industry. During this time, he shot the video for debut single and Triple J played “Hemingway”, which is the culmination of months of painstaking work.

The Spader team would like to congratulate Omar on the "Hemingway" video, looking good Spader!

Omar Musa "Hemingway" (Dir: Tom Spiers) from MRTVIDZ on Vimeo.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Here is a preview of the Mens and Womens Spader hoodies. We will have an official catalogue out shortly + the hoodies will be available on our online shop soon!

For now if you would like to order a hoodie please get in touch with us at:

Mens Hoodie RRP: $110 AUD

Ladies Hoodie RRP: $100 AUD

The Spader team is also pleased to announce that the first 100 hoodies sold will be at the following prices:

Mens Hoodies: $100 AUD

Ladies Hoodies: $90 AUD


The hoodies finally touched down so we got in our Spader van and headed up to Sydney to pick up the merchandise! Here are some shots from the journey.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


A shout out to all the Aussie Spaders from DJ Skee, pictured in LA wearing his Melon "Larger Than Life" tee.



New Zealand Rugby star Bronson Harrison was captured in Sunday's Canberra Times wearing his white "Big Spade" tee. He then went on to help the Raiders defeat the Auckland Warriors at Canberra stadium 38 - 12. Must have been his lucky shirt right? Looking good Spader!

Monday, May 25, 2009


DJ Skee is a classic example of a Spader. He is one of the hardest working and most respected DJ's in the entertainment industry. Known for producing and marketing some of this generations biggest artists ranging from Snoop Dogg to Travis Barker, Skee recently received the most nominations at the annual Mixtape Awards for his projects with Jay-Z, The Game, Akon etc. Skee also has his own radio show on Kiss FM,, produces music videos, works in marketing and the list goes on and on.

What did you dream of being when you were a kid?
A pro athlete

What are you doing now in your life?
Umm ... everything! Skee.TV, KIIS FM (biggest station in US), Sirius Satellite Radio, clubs, concerts, and shows worldwide, marketing, etc etc... and more. Lol

What has been the best advice given to you to about surviving in the entertainment industry?
Create your own lane and excel at it.

Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
Life! Just experiences and places i go. I like to be low key but stylish and not follow every latest trend. I want and need to be able to walk between the corporate, pop, and urban worlds the same day. From the boards to the club!

Describe your style to us?
Just me. Universal

Describe your outfit when you go out?
Depends on my mood, the weather, and where im going. Nice dark jeans with a dope tee, sweater, or polo, louis vuitton belt, nike/jordan kicks, and a dope watch. Maybe my Seattle Mariners hat too.

What item of clothing would you like to see brought back?
Zubas! Ha. Just kidding... probably for Nike to retro the Air Griffey's with the metal dots in the side, or more Jordan XI's.

Who is a person that has been an inspiration to you?
My parents

Who is the ultimate Spader to you?
DJ Rush


Sunday, May 24, 2009


One of Spader's favorite DJ's - Tittsworth was spinning out in Charlotte, USA on the 1's & 2's in his melon 'Larger Than Life' tee. Too see more photos from the night check out the link:


Saturday, May 23, 2009


The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Some of you were probably hoping for the hoodies but we have better news. That's right, the Spader website and online shop is now LIVE!!! It's been a long time coming with a lot of blood sweat and tears but we made it through many long nights to bring you a clean, bold and simple Spader website. Get on there and let us know your thoughts, we hope you enjoy playing with it as much as we do.



Friday, May 22, 2009


The Kanye West blog is one site we check on a daily basis and last night we came across this video of Julia Dales who is a young beat boxer with an enormous amount of talent. Watch this video and see why Kanye and Spader are now instant fans.



The highly anticipated Spader hoodies are only a few days away from launching! The team is REALLY excited about releasing these hoodies as a lot of work has gone into making sure the colour, style, comfort, and warmth of the hoodies is world class.

They will come in turquoise, grey, black, melon and our brand new Spader colour PURPLE! Both men and women hoodies will be sold so get ready to be looking fresher than everyone else this winter!

Men Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Ladies Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Spader got turned onto some jet turbine inspired watches from Perrelet. The 44mm face watches are equipped with “Perrelet P-181 automatic Double Rotor movement with 21 jewels and a power reserve of 42 hours. The double rotor, transformed for the occasion into a turbine fitted with 12 blades made of titanium, covers the whole of the dial and slips beneath an interior black raised area, showing luminous numbers. Under the dial, lumed markers accentuate the optical effect.

What do you think would look good with your Spader tee??? hmmmm..

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


This week on Spader cribs, we bring you a house from Poland. We're loving the minimalist design approach, particularly inside, and the use of simple white walls and glass.

Take a look below and see what you think.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009


photo by: Jorge Peniche

(words from our good mate Jorge Peniche)

Last night I received a text message from my homie that read “R.I.P. Dolla”. I paused for a couple of seconds and read the line of text over and over in disbelief. I then preceded to text him back to see where he had heard this tragic news. I was hoping it was merely a sick rumor online. He directed me to the Los Angeles Times website, and on their front page I sadly found the headline that read, “Rapper Dolla is shot, killed at Beverly Center.” My jaw dropped, heart paused, and I became filled with sadness and anger.

I read the story and couldn’t believe that I was reading the account of his murder. I reflected at that very moment on the last time I saw Dolla only a few months ago. My homie Adam whose Dolla’s right-hand man invited me to a studio session at Record Plant in Hollywood, CA.

Prior to Dolla arriving I met with Adam, and he explained to me his excitement about Dolla’s new projects. Having just come off a promotional tour with him, he told me that the people were really receptive to his music and that the album set to be released soon was coming along well.

A few minutes later Dolla arrived, and we shot some photos outside the studio. He was really calm, and forward thinking which allowed me to shoot him in a different light then he had been shot before. Jokes were exchanged between Dolla and I allowing for some true candid shots. It was truly a privilege; he was focused.

After we finished shooting I asked him to record a freestyle for my site. Without any hesitation we walked across the street to a spot with more light, and the magic flowed from there.

A line from his freestyle that really caught my ear was the following:
“Looking to succeed in a good situation, get my niggas off the streets and give em’ corporate occupations.”

That line to me represents what Dolla stood for, and although my interaction with him was considerably brief I feel great sadness in hearing about his loss.

Dolla was 21, with immense potential and a whole life ahead of him that was unfortunately cut short. The world will never have the privilege of seeing the potential that lied within him.

Although as humans we are aware that death is a part of life, the fact that his life was taken from him at such a young age leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Murder is the ultimate sin, and these circumstances leave me highly confused.

Words can't describe how much he will be missed. My condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans in this time of mourning.

You will be missed homie!

- Jorge Peniche


We had a feature in Rhyme & Reason Magazine a few months ago and the photographer (Sarah Ryan) who was responsible for the pics recently sent the Spader team some more images from the shoot.