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Crew Q & A: Jonathan Barker

What do you do at The Good Ones HQ?

I am one of the Art Directors, I mostly do illustrations and custom type for the clothes and for the website.

I am also the self-appointed head of market growth, promotion and logistics in Australia. It’s a pretty untapped area for us but my nieces and nephews, friends and family, down there are doing their bit, rockin’ The Good Ones everywhere they go.

 

 

What TGO items have you designed?

I am a relative newcomer, so I only have a short list …

Brixton tee / Anything Ever 3/4 Raglan / Anything Ever Adult tee / Final Hurrahs Crew – With Jake Sauer

But stay tuned there’s more on the way!

 

Which item is your favorite and why?

That’s a tough one.

Of the items I have been involved with I am really happy with the Brixton Tee, and I love that it introduces cricket to the US of A, albeit in a pretty subtle way.

But my overall favorite is between the Cattywampus sweatshirt, which is just killer and the Musicians Unite shirt. My young bloke, Thomas, always looks like he is the real deal when he has that on.

 

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

We have a 5-year old son Thomas and daughter Alice is 2, so they keep us nice and busy. They are into everything and have energy to burn, so it is non-stop tee ball and soccer and riding bikes and swimming and dancing and ping pong.

Having only been living in the states for a little over a year, I am still really enjoying exploring the places, people and customs of this place. And taking a few photos along the way. I have been lucky enough to meet a few of my design heroes, who had always just been names on the other side of the internet, so finding out they were regular people has been pretty cool.

Other cultural highlights have been:

Snowboarding in Utah with some of my Aussie mates that also live stateside.

Discovering cornhole and painting a custom set with my favorite footy team on them, the Richmond Tigers.

Chicken and Waffles. Who knew that was a thing? Which despite my skepticism was a revelation.

And of course shoveling snow and living through the Arctic vortex. Good times.

What / where is your next adventure going to be?

I am meeting family and friends in Kauai, HI, in August. Which is going to be great to catch up and get some beach time. Hoping to get some waves while we are there as well, and eat a boatload of seafood.

But it won’t be all play, I will be loaded up with the next shipment of TGO gear to send back with them to Australia.

 

xx,

Pin to Win a TGO Shopping Spree!

We were so inspired by all of the entries from our last Pin to Win contest that we’ve decided to do another one! This time, the theme is Better Than Anything Ever!

We love seeing how you style The Good Ones goodies and what inspires you and your little good ones.

Here are the details…

 
FOUR EASY STEPS TO ENTER
  1. Follow TGO on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/goodonesclothin/) 
  2. Create a board with the title The Good Ones: Better Than Anything Ever
  3. Pin photos of what “Better than Anything Ever” means to you… Pin your favorite items from The Good Ones Pinterest, upload images of your little good ones, or include other images you find inspiring and relevant to your experience and adventures with The Good Ones. Whatever inspires you!
  4. Send your name, preferred email address and URL of your board to Olivia@thegoodones.com.
HOW TO WIN 
            Judging Criteria
  • Use of The Good Ones images
  • Creativity in styling The Good Ones products
  • Ability to capture the spirit of the brand through use of non-TGO images
  • Overall aesthetic and creativity of the mood board
DATES 
  • Ready, set, pin! The contest starts now!
  • June 8th – Deadline to submit contest entries
  • June 12th – Winners are announced and notified via email

 

FUN PRIZES


1st Prize  - A TGO Shopping Spree! Winner will choose their favorite shirt, pants and jacket from any items on TheGoodOnes.com
2nd Prize- Anything Ever Prize Pack (Anything Ever Tee & World Tour Jacket)
3rd Prize- TGO Merch Kit (Numero One CD, TGO water bottle, TGO stickers, posters and a note from The Final Hurrahs)
 
 
Head on over to The Good Ones Pinterest page to get started…
                                                    We just can’t wait to see what “Better Than Anything Ever” means to you!
xx,
 

Tour Blog 32: Be Prepared

Here with The Good Ones Clothing, and in our band—The Final Hurrahs—we love having goals. We like to know where we’re going, and we like to stretch ourselves…especially if we can stretch out in the sun!

So we all loved it when we heard about the Rock ’n’ Roll Scouts.

It’s like a secret society for kids who love dancing, playing loud guitars, singing along to songs and, most of all, having fun!

I was excited to hear about the “Guitar Slingin’” badge and just had to earn one myself.

It became my goal.

It took some work. Practice. Practice. Practice! Sometimes practice seems like the thing you’d least like to do with your time. But the thing is, after practice—whether you’ve practiced with a soccer ball, a guitar, or a math worksheet—you kinda feel pretty great about yourself.

That’s why we love having goals.

And that’s why I’m super proud about my new badge.

Pick up your own Rock ’n’ Roll Scout tee from The Good Ones Clothing. 

– Adrian

PS Download the coloring page above by clicking this link!

Crew Q & A: Tommy Cutter

What do you do at The Good Ones HQ?

I make sure the website works and looks awesome. That involves doing lots of research, writing code and some design. I also help with some of the music videos.

Which TGO item is your favorite and why?

I like the Fizzy Soda Tee. I love the illustrations and details. Green is my favorite color too.

What is your current go to album? 

I’ve been listening to Forcefield by Tokyo Police Club a lot lately. Their songs get stuck in my head all the time.

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

My favorite thing to do is spend time with my girlfriend Jess and our two dogs Bob and Molly. I like running too. Molly comes with me sometimes. In addition to running, I try to stay healthy be eating good food. I always like to try new, fun recipes every week. On the weekends, I love to go see movies. Storytelling through film has always really intrigued me and it’s fun to experience something through someone else’s eyes for a couple of hours. When I have time, I love to play guitar and record music too.

What words do you live by?

Be nice to people.

What / where is your next adventure going to be?

We’re going to Portland this summer for vacation. We’re looking forward to seeing the redwoods, some live music and maybe drinking a few local beers.

 

Tour Blog 31: Roadside Rex

Valley of the Vans. Cadillac Ranch. Zoo-over-Zurich. We’ve been to all of ‘em!

When it comes to tours (and vacations), we love a big-time destination, we really do. But it’s those stops in between that seem to create the best memories, and really capture our imaginations.

Highway attractions—don’t miss ‘em!

We found Roadside Rex as we were heading to see that California starlight.

The skies out west were bigger than we’d ever seen before, and so were the Tricera Tacos.

Roadside Rex was a little slice of perfection for us. We love it when people say “They sure don’t make ‘em like that anymore…”—and there’s really no other way to describe Rex, the three-story dino who greets every adventurous traveler on that westbound highway.

We left the dinosaur café with bellies full of fries and malts, and a van full of Roadside Rex tees…and by popular demand, onesies! And now, the fun folks at The Good Ones Clothing are selling them! Get yours today. www.TheGoodOnes.com 

See you soon. And remember, take one extra photo today, in front of your own roadside attraction. Use your imagination!

– Stuart

PS Download the coloring page above by clicking this link, and send us your favorite team uniform!