We're sure by now that all of you have heard about the disastrous earthquake that has recently devastated Haiti. This Spring, Blackbird brand, OBEY, is pitching in to the relief effort, and will be donating the profits from the release of their OBEY 4 Jason Jessee collection to the people of Haiti - one more great reason to score yourself some style and price-conscious gear from our California friends. To learn more about the collection from the OBEY horse's mouth, read on:

Long time friend and man of iconic style, Jason Jesse, invited us into his realm to work together on a collection that we are proud to introduce for Spring 2010. The common thread that ties Jason and OBEY together is the underlying drive to do it yourself. Seeing Jason's surroundings opened up an understanding of his ability to take everything from found objects to blank pieces of paper and somehow make them intriguing and unique. Jason pulls from a wealth of knowledge from times past where you hand made objects. Seeing hand tooled leather, metal sculptures and giant wood slabs sitting right along side skateboards, bikes and guns offers a look in to how Jason weaves the past and present together. The OBEY 4 Jason Jessee collection is a hand picked assortment based on some key pieces that have become synonymous with his style as well as an illustration by Shepard and some moments in time captured while visiting him in Watsonville. To commemorate the release, posters are now on sale on shop.obeyclothing.com and www.obeygiant.com . They are an edition of 200 and are signed by Shepard Fairey and Jason Jessee. Limit to 1 per household.

Obey - Jason Jessee Long Sleeve Shirt
in black
DETAILS: 65% polyester, 35% cotton twill slim fitting uniform shirt in blue black. This blacked-out Boy Scout style shirt comes with a shrunken fit, smallish collar, dual button closure flap chest pockets, and military style labeling screenprinted below the beltline. Punk it up with a pair of skinny jeans and black laceups or wear it skater casual over a longsleeve thermal and holey jeans.


For more ways to help, visit RedCross.org.