Monday, November 30, 2009

Clever little advertisers

While most advertising people are stuck-up cocaine snorting sorts, it's good to see some that are still clever. probably inspired whilst on a late night trip to the bathroom for an activity of another type.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Toys for Tees.

FACEBOOK. Some think it’s just a useless tool only good for looking at people’s photos and having a moan about work. Not us. well not entirely. we do look at photos. big time. But the main reason we get amongst it at work is to interact with our customers.

And the other day we asked our fan base to decide how we could giveaway our My Little Pony toys that we’d been given to use as giveaways. Sonya came up with this great idea of giving them to the Auckland City Mission. She got an onion soup for her troubles.

So. We’re giving the City Mission a whole box of t-shirts, as well as the My Little Pony toys. Which makes us feel good. AND…

It got us thinking. We should do more for the City Mission. They’re good people and they help kids who don’t get awesome toys for Christmas. So. Over the next week we want you guys to come in and give us your old toys. Here’s how it’ll go down.
  • Dig up your old toys that are still in that old box.
  • Think about how stoked the little kids that get them will be.
  • Have one last little emotional playtime with them.
  • Come in to the Mr Vintage shop (directions here)
  • Give us your toys (not too old just vintage cool).
  • Chose whatever t-shirt you want.
  • It’s yours for only $20.
  • Go home and feel good about yourself.
  • Put your new t-shirt on and look good while you’re feeling good.
We’ll be offering this discount for 1 week only, so you’ve only got the week of 30th Nov – 4th of Dec to get amongst it. SO GET AMONGST IT.


Phil x 4

Phil our screen printer keeps so much from us. He didn’t even tell us he was in a band called OpShop. They’ve got lots of great singles like ‘One Day’ and ‘Snoozing through an alarm’. Crikey.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

creative photos are sweet.

Whatever way you look at it, that's freakin cool. having cats in their pockets for the family photo. amazing. the dude is the white is completely stoked - I bet it was his idea, he looks like the zany type. and that kid in the blue and red shirt. well. he's equally impressive. but they both know there's another brother just waiting in the wings with his pocket ready.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Joe Carrington-Wharehinga

This is our sexy designer Joe. He's super tall, around 100kg, a designer, part-time photographer, likes basketball, and can surf. anyway. On Sunday the 22nd of November 1983, Joe Carrington-Wharehinga was delivered in to the world. It’s said that he was the only child not to give his mother any pain during birth. We’re well glad he decided to make the journey up from Gisbourne – by foot I might add – to the bright lights of Auckland City and our Mr Vintage office. If you want to know more about Joe. like really get inside his head. simply visit his staff profile. or add him on facebook. zing.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This is a laugh. Whether it's real or not I'm unsure. But yeah. That'll learn him for deep-throating the mic in such a manner.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

All Whites

The All Whites are my heroes.

Pretty chuffed about the Football result over the weekend. What a performance – and its pretty sweet to see some of the rugby boof-heads finally realising that the All Blacks are not the team they used to be. Long gone are the days when the All Blacks are an exciting and dominant force in World Rugby. Mike/Mark Delaney played the other day. Yeah. Exactly.

But yeah, back to the Football. What an occasion, from what I’ve heard, the TV coverage did the crowd little justice – and I was blown away by what I saw on the TV coverage – I think it’ll be one of the deepest regrets of my life that I didn’t go down to Wellington for that one. Thanks Hayden for having your boxing on the same night as the All Whites crucial World Cup Qualifying fixture, you’re a real champ like that.

What's this? Fans standing up and supporting? Wouldn't see that at a rugby game.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Hayden had his big fight on Saturday night and it was a glorious occasion. We kicked it off with a neat little BBQ at Uncle Tonys – gee whiz that man knows how to dominate a 6-Burner – before heading to the venue to soak up the sweaty atmosphere. I could describe how resounding his victory by technical knockout was, or I could just show you a video of it. The only disappointment was that he didn’t grant Rob his wish of seeing a bit more showmanship. Rob wanted Hayden to celebrate by climbing on to the ropes and saluting the crowd. Oh well. Next time.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Old Hammer Hands

Hayden 'Hammer Hands' Bentley

This is Hayden. He works at Mr Vintage. This coming Saturday is the biggest day of his life. Hayden’s been doing boxing training over the past 12 weeks and this weekend all his hard work, sweat, black eyes, and lack of partying culminates in a fight to the death. We support team Hayden.

Boxing has been the ideal outlet for Hayden. It’s crazy. You meet this little man and you couldn’t meet a nicer dude. He’s relatively polite, well-mannered, friendly, and a bit of a laugh. Give him like 12 beers and he turns in to some kind of aggressive fighting machine. Ask anyone in town.

Oh yeah. we have a little wager on this one. If he loses his fight, Rob will draw a picture of a diddle that Hayden has to kiss. It's all on the line here.

Monday, November 09, 2009

L&P: Tourism Roadshow. Episode 1

Tourism in Paeroa is flailing and Morris is going on the offensive. They're efforts will make you laugh and cry. just great.

Maurice Morrison (Deputy Minister of Tourism to Tourism Paeroa), in all his wisdom, has decided to make Paeroa NZ’s next tourism hot spot. He has blindly selected semi-talented local Colin Brown, to pilot The Tourism Paeroa Roadshow van around New Zealand.

L&P Webisode #1 from Jay Govind on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Bishop and Me.

Sorry about the lack of blogs lately. I’ve been busy living my life. Reoow. Nah just jokes; I’ve just been well busy with Mr Vintage stuff, but I’m back now. Today a nice lady even emailed in to say she was missing the blogs. That was a really lovely thing to say; I thought the only people that read this blog were my Mum and people that were looking for prizes to win.

The Father. Joe our designer is an avid fan of his specs and swagger.

Thinking about what’s been going on in NZ lately, it’s pretty slim pickings really – Brian Tamaki aside – we seem to just be coasting along nicely. I’ll refrain from saying too much about the Bishop/The Father/Jesus or whatever he goes by these days. He’s good for a laugh though, and I’m stoked he’s around to entertain me. Lately when it’s been really cold and I feel like I’m at the end of myself I just look at my ‘covenant ring’ that the Bishop gave me and then I smile again for ages and feel all warm and sunny in my belly. He is such a genuine guy, and I really appreciate that he told me I was allowed to copy his hairstyle. I am working on it at the moment, but I need a bit more length and I’m not sure how he gets that greasy feel to his hair but he was nice enough to recommend this product called ‘Gel for real Men’ that you can obtain from the $2 shop which is such a bargain for what it is.