Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Let’s Talk About Shirts

I love t-shirts, but who doesn’t? Nobody, that’s who. In case you don’t look at my etsy shop every single day (which you should be doing), I thought I would tell you about the shirts I have available. There are only two designs at the moment, so this won’t be a very long post.

This first one is called “Let’s Kick It”.

As of this very second I only have 5 left in women’s. Size large and xl are available right here.

For the men I still have 8 in stock in small, large and xl, which can be purchased right here.

The second shirt is to help keep our gallery/studio alive. That’s right, the Fiasco shirt!


This is available as a unisex shirt in sizes medium, large and xl. The Fiasco shirt is available right here.

As of now that’s all I have in the way of shirts, so if you are tired of walking around topless feel free to cover your bare chest with one of these beauties.

Thanks for looking!
– Jeff

Let’s Kick It! Exclusive Kickstarter T Shirt

ink on paper

I haven’t had shirts made in about 3 years. Mostly because I had to put my printer in storage. I thought it would be fun to offer an exclusive shirt as part of my “Puzzle Painting” project. This time around I’ll get them printed by The Shirt Peddler, which is a local SLO business. They’re good people.

I made the above drawing for the shirt graphic and it’s already been sold on Kickstarter, but I’ll be taking orders of the actual shirt for the next 17 days. This is exclusive to backers on Kickstarter, so the only way to get one is to order it before May 23, 2013.

Let's Kick It, women's

I love soft tees and I’m sure you do too, so I will be using the Tri-Blend Tee from American Apparel. It’s probably my most favorite shirt of all time. This will be a two color (black and white ink) print on Athletic Grey tee. It will be available in men’s (size xs, s, m, l, xl) and women’s (size s, m, l, xl). Once the campaign ends I will post an update with specific sizing information so you know what size will be best for you.

Let's Kick It, men's

If you’d like to get in on the action and pick up a shirt or two please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeffclaassen/the-puzzle-painting. When you click that link you’ll see all the “reward” options on the right side of the screen, including the shirt.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thanks!
– Jeff

Hand Painted Shoes For My Little Man And Now Taking Commissions

shoes for elliott

That’s right, Elliott rocks the fresh kicks!

After all of these years and I’ve never painted shoes before. Elliott seems to like them. When he’s not wearing them he’s eating them and I think that says a lot about how much he likes something.

If you want to get some shoes custom painted let me know. With all the size and color options out there you’ll have to provide the shoes. You get the best results with cotton canvas. You know, shoes like Vans, Converse, Toms, Ben Simon, Keds, etc.

Prices start at $30. That will get you something similar to what Elliott is wearing.

OK, so that’s the deal. Let’s make your feet happy!
Drop your shoes off at the gallery and get some custom kicks!

The Claassen Gallery
774 Marsh St
Suite D, upstairs
SLO CA 93401

gallery hours:
Wed – Sat, 12-5pm

If you have any questions please leave a comment on this post, use the contact form or call the gallery during business hours at 805.391.0361.

See you soon!
– Jeff

* If you don’t live in SLO you are more than welcome to mail some shoes to the gallery.

Clasahn Couture: What I Wore – November 7, 2010


Clasahn Knows Fashion!


In all likelihood it would take most people five to six wardrobe changes to come up with this outfit, but here’s the thing, I have the ability to craft this look on my first try. It’s a gift I cherished at one time, like an overpriced bar of imported dark chocolate, but now it’s just like whatever. I know my outfits have people weeping with jealousy. And you know what? It’s not that my goal is to make people jealous so much as it is…well, to make them wish they were me. And seriously, with a pig flocked in soft pink on my Pink Floyd shirt, who wouldn’t want to be?


For those of you that know me personally, you can attest to the fact that I’m not posing in the above photo. I know it looks like I am, but I really do stand like this all the time. Especially when I’m out at the clubs. And even moreso when I’m in front of a mirror or a camera.

Ok, now I know what you must be asking yourself. “Out of all the varied styles of clothes in my closet, how could I put together an outfit like Clasahn?” Well, it’s going to be hard to keep up with my systematic stylings, but it can’t hurt to try and I’m here to help you out.

First off, if you decide to go with a hat it’s a must to tilt that sonuvabitch about thirty degrees off center. Next, I can’t stress the importance of a too tight shirt with a band whom you’re not really a fan of. I couldn’t name a Pink Floyd song to save my life. All I know about them is some of the troubled kids back in school wore that ugly “Pink Floyd: The Wall” shirt. The one with that scary face on it. Whenever I wear this shirt I make absolute certain to let people know that I wouldn’t know a Pink Floyd song if I heard one. Naturally, they start singing “We don’t need no education.” At that I just nod and smile because I still have no idea what the hell they’re talking about. After a little research though I just found this sweet video!

The light show in the beginning is so couture! No wonder so many people worship Pink Floyd. I might be a fan now, but don’t tell anybody, please. Because that would mean I can’t wear this super awesome shirt anymore.

The pants are next. Make sure you get them at the Gap when they’re on sale. I strongly encourage you to set up your credit card to earn reward points and to max that thing out as soon as possible. For about $2000 worth of debt you can cash in your rewards for a $50 gift certificate to the Gap. Believe me, it’s worth it! There are two things to keep in mind with your pants. The baggier the better. This trend of guys wearing pants made for twelve year old girls is so passe. Don’t go there, sister. Baggy lets everybody know that no matter how old you get you refuse to let go of the fact that as a teenager you were a full on skater. Once you get the baggy down the next thing to look for is a pair of pants in which the zipper causes an outward protrusion in the front. Sometimes you find a zipper that naturally protrudes inward. Believe me, you don’t want that. The goal here is to have people believe you’ve got a prize winning zucchini trying to burst out of your crotch.

Lastly, we have to fix your shoe situation. Oh, how I love shoes! What a lot of people don’t know is that you always pay full price for shoes. At Ross. Like I did when I bought these in 1998. Nothing screams “sale knockoff” like discounted footwear. So remember, shoes wisely. Haha, get it? Instead of “choose” I said “shoes”. Oh me!


Oh, I forgot to mention something. Always get your pants longer than they need to be.
The reason is this.

You want the pant leg to drag when you walk. Frayed pants bottoms are haute! Normally I don’t tuck mine into the heel of my shoe. I simply did it here to showcase how well the back of my shoes have held up over the years of not running and hiking in them. I have no idea how they’ve gotten so scratched up.

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