If near Los Angeles this weekend don’t miss this years 2012 Photobooth Convention. The booth enthusiasts of photobooth.net put on an event somewhere in the world only every once in awhile, and this year were lucky enough to have it held so conveniently close to the Launderette offices.

Part artshow, part workshop – there will be lectures, films, collaborative photobooth art projects to participate in, and two real photochemical booths for the use of all who drop by. Friend of Launderette, National Geographic will be DJing both evenings, and of course we’ll be there, taking as many photos of the intern as they’ll let us.

2102 Photobooth Convention
May 18th 7:00-10:00
May 19th 3:00-10:00
Electric Lodge
Venice, California

Come out and get your picture took four times in a tiny room.

Father In Law’s Wedding

When Leslie’s dad commissioned us to make ties for his wedding, we thought we’d celebrate by offering his design as a (very) limited edition on the site.  The Father-In-Law’s Wedding, available in both neck and bow tie styles, is a rich, textured yellow number with beautiful streaks of cream & brown woven throughout. Made in a medium weight linen, this tie’s unique hand, and silhouette are unlike any twill you own.

Special thanks to our dreamboat friends Monti (The Governor of Good-times) & Pierce (Beard Majesty) who were generous enough to model these ties around their million dollar throats.

I was so sorry to hear of MCA passing. This is one that’s had a different effect on me than others. Perhaps you don’t expect the artists you grow up with to be as mortal. The B Boys have been such a consistent influence and inspiration, and I’ve long admired Yauch’s music video direction & efforts distributing overlooked films through his Oscilloscope Pictures. Very sad to see him go.

Adam’s Criterion Top 10

• One of his video’s (lookin’ like a beatnik):

Biz Vs. The Nuge

Bow Times

Launderette was quoted Sunday in the Los Angeles Times article – All the Groom’s Men by Allison Kornberg Walch. A story on groomsmen’s fashion, Launderette’s own Keith Paugh was interviewed about bow ties and current bow tying trends. When asked in the office about the experience he explained,
“I’m actually a pretty big deal.”

Thank you Allison & thanks to all of you tying knots around your neck!

Jake Becomes Vintage

It seems Jake Vintage closed it’s retail doors in Los Feliz. This place was real cool, and Johnathan was real cool, and we are sorry to see it go. John, thanks for the cool tie, and wardrobe search back when. Good luck on all continuing ventures and adventures!

More Photos of The Cream Event, this time from photography duo The Long Haul. Thanks guys, for representing us so well!

Leave It To Weaver

The ladies of The Weaver House captured these shots of our display at The Cream. Those how-to bow tying postcards went so fast that night. To anyone who didn’t get one but want to – they are newly available upon request. Ask away.

Flashdance. Killing everybody. As usual.

Starting To Trickle In

Pictures from The Cream – Los Angeles 2012 are starting to surface. Check back often for more, and check out these early risers from Brookelyn Photography. (See if you can spot our friend and event aide, Pine & Parcel in the Launderette booth.)

We Rise To The Top

Ladies… Dudes who have ladies… The artist formally known as Hitched, has invited Launderette to come be a part of their on-point wedding expo again!

This time here in Los Angeles,  The Cream is making Culver City the spot.* Next Thursday from 6-10pm. Come see the latest fashions, come hear Flashdance’s latest jams, come hang out with us. We’ll be giving out Bow Tying tutorials and peddling hard-to-pass-up neckwears.

Don’t miss out. It’s gonna be a hoot.

Here’s a little behind the scenes teaser from last year, so you can imagine what we are doing before you come see us:

* (Culver City is always the spot)