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Out with the Old, in with the New: Jacket Discount Action

As you might know, we rarely do discount actions or other gimmicks of the sort. And when we do, there is usually a good reason. Well, this time, there are two. In general, we are aiming to have the new webpage ready by early September (it will be the difference between the stone age and the space era!) and the more stuff we can get rid of, the less the work of entering new items into the new shop. So, look for quite a few discount actions over the next few weeks.

In particular, we begin again by drastically reducing the jacket prices. Why? Because we are again working on the newest round of jackets (mainly sweatjackets) for this Fall. Some new designs, some classics will be back, all are incredible.

Long story short… all jackets are up to 50% off for at least the next couple of weeks. Here you are…

And of course, still for 9€ the one you are all going crazy for…

Crimethincs Latest Book… „Work: Capitalism. Economics. Resistance“

Its difficult and probably unwise to summarize or review a book one hasnt read, but well give it a shot anyway. „Work: Capitalism. Economics. Resistance“ is the latest production of the Crimethinc Ex-Workers Collective. This means chances are that you will find it inspiring and groundbreaking, or scandalous and insulting. Or possibly both. Whatever the case may be, it will very likely be interesting. Whatever the case, it is definitely refreshing to see Crimethinc tackle the issues of work and economics so squarely, laying once and for all to rest the absurd concept of escaping this totality through individual actions (which they will claim they never argued for, possibly correctly, yet the fact remains that they were often interpreted this way). The book opens by presenting us with the view of our lives as occupied territory. „Our lives are occupied territory. Who controls the resources in your community, who shapes your neighborhood and the landscape around it, who sets your schedule day by day and month by month?“

In usual Crimethinc fashion, this 368 page long book is very well laid out, profusely illustrated, and filled with possibly cliched but nevertheless inspiring snippets and quotes. You can see the table of contents as well as more images by following this link.

Finally, here is what people who have not only read it, but indeed even wrote it themselves, have to say about it:

„After so much technological progress, why do we have to work more than ever before? How is it that the harder we work, the poorer we end up compared to our bosses? When the economy crashes, why do people focus on protecting their jobs when no one likes working in the first place? Can capitalism survive another century of crises?

Our newest book, entitled Work, addresses these questions and a great many more. To answer them, we had to revisit our previous analysis of employment and develop a more nuanced understanding of the economy. We spent months studying obscure history and comparing notes about how we experience exploitation in our daily lives, slowly hammering out a grand unified theory of contemporary capitalism.

In addition to distilling our findings in this book, we’ve also prepared a poster to diagram the system it describes. The poster is based on the classic illustration of the pyramid of the capitalist system published in the Industrial Worker in 1911. With the assistance of Packard Jennings, we’ve created a new version, much more detailed than the original and updated to account for all the transformations of the past one hundred years.

In combination, the book and poster explore the positions we occupy within this pyramid and the mechanics that maintain it. From the industrial revolution to the internet, from the colonization of the Americas to the explosion of the service sector and the stock market, from the 2008 financial crisis to the upheavals taking place right now across the globe, Work offers an overview of how capitalism functions in the 21st century and what we can do to get beyond it.“

„Retro“ Sweatjackets, „Work 2.0,“ and „Fire and Ice“ Jackets Arrived and Available Immediately!

The four remaining new jackets arrived yesterday!!

This means the „Fire and Ice“ jacket, the „Retro“ sweatjacket blue, as well as „Retro“ sweatjacket red, and the much anticipated „Work 2.0″ reversible jacket.

While yes, we did miss the fall and holiday season, and this is unfortunate, we will choose to look at the positive developments here, which are:

-Spring is still several months away, and since these are fall/spring jackets, we are in that regard several months early!

-After the problems of the last delivery (the „Red Heat/Red Stripe“ jacket being great, but sadly too small and the „Waterproof“ reversible jacket being such a disaster that we have chosen to take it offline) we can very happily say that all of these jackets are simply excellent, and precisely as we intended them. We couldnt be more pleased, and we are sure you will be as well.

-Finally, stressful for us but good for you: We try to avoid sales, discounts, and other such marketing tricks. In this case however we will offer one out of necessity. All these new jackets were very expensive, we havent finished paying for everything, and we only have another few weeks to do so. For this reason, the jackets are all significantly cheaper for the whole of January, and will go to their regular prices in February. You help us, we help you!

Enough talking, lets take a closer look at each jacket individually. If you follow the links, you will find further pictures, as well as detailed size charts for each jacket.

*Fire and Flames Riotwear „Fire and Ice“ Jacket (FFJ003)

Innovation is the key word here. The jacket is not only, as the name implies, resistant, strong, and indeed durable, but also has a small little innovative touch, namely in the ski mask/hassi which is on its inside but can be detached, thrown away, and replaced. This jacket will keep you dry, it will keep you warm (not quite a winter jacket, but this plus a sweatjacket should be enough in most weathers), and keep you looking stylish! :-)

The details:

-Outer side of jacket made of heavy duty polyester, wind and water resistant!
-Adjustable and removable hood (with zipper), with fleece inner lining.
-Two outside pockets with zipper.
-Three (!) inside pockets.
-Wind flap over main zipper with black on black plastic embroidery.
-Hidden,detachable, and replaceable ski mask/hassi, made out of light lycra textile.
-“Fire and Flames Riotwear“ embroidery on left chest.

Some closeups…

*Fire and Flames Riotwear Sweatjacket „Retro“ (Blue) (FFSJ011)

The newest version of our much loved sweatjackets, in dark blue, light blue, white color combination.

Very sturdy and resistant polyester fabric, soft inner lining, and embroidered red star with blue „Fire and Flames Riotwear“ emblem.

*Fire and Flames Riotwear Sweatjacket „Retro“ (Red) (FFSJ010)

Same great jacket, different color. :-)

*Fire and Flames Riotwear Reversible Cotton Jacket „Work 2.0″ (FFSJ009)

The corrected version of 2008s „Work“ jacket, which many of you have been waiting for for years. This jacket is 100% cotton, and meant very much for utilitarian purposes.

The black side is completely black, with no color markings whatsoever. The „Fire and Flames“ emblem on the chest is embroidered black on black, and even the „Fire and Flames“ zipper pull is black on black.

The reverse side is made to make you look like a fine elegant young gentleman/woman, with a beige color and a non-descript light blue and white emblem (of Buenos Airess glorious Racing Club! :-) ). Finally, the pockets are on the BEIGE side!

It wont just keep you warm, it will also help keep you safe!

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