Youth Monuments

  • Fashion Apps – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…Sort of!

    Mobile technology has opened up a world of new options and opportunities for the budding fashionista, including thousands of fashion apps covering every subject under the sun. That being said, not all are created equally however and for every decent fashion app out there, chances are you’ll find another three-dozen that aren’t worth the money…even if they happen to be free! The thing is, it’s really a case of deciding exactly what you’re looking for in a fashion app before hitting the button and hoping for a miracle. So, the following guide has been put together to offer a brief...

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  • Striped Flash Sale

    We're pleased to announce that Zulily is launching a Flash Sale around clothes that have stripes. The fine folks there have reached out to us and asked if we could participate by including some of our standout striped garments. This event will only run from today until the 4th.  We're running with some dolmans and tanks that are perfect styles for the summer. The prices that Zulily are posting these clothes at are pretty ridiculous so if you've ever taken interest in these styles now would be a great time to purchase.  These are the styles that we will be...

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  • #OccupyYourCloset

      Take a look in your closet. What do you see? Shoes, clothes, jackets, scarves, belts, perhaps an ascot if you're feeling fancy. Think about how much you've spent on all of these items. It's probably quite a lot -- and -- unless you've made a conscious effort to support American Manufacturing, chances are that most of your closet was made in a foreign land.  The recession has hit everyone hard, with tensions boiling up so much that we saw massive protests in the form of the Occupy movement. We're not suggesting everyone run up to city hall and start protesting again....

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  • Status of the Buttersoft Hoodie

    Since mid-February we've been completely wiped out of inventory. We've been getting a lot of calls and emails inquiring about the status of the Buttersoft Hoodie.  Are we making more? Has the run of melting soft butter fabric ended? When is it coming back in stock?  We felt that it would help everyone to touch base in the form of a blog and just let y'all know where we're at with our famous hoodie -- but first allow me explain how we make clothes over here in downtown Los Angeles. Each time we run out on something completely we get the...

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  • Top 5 Men's Ready to Wear Styles: #3 The 3/4 Sleeve Henley

    The 3/4 sleeve Henley is a top that anyone can rock. It's simple design will impress all with its cultured yet never over designed look. Add in our trusted and true tri-blend fabric and you've got quite possibly the softest henley to date. Our take on the classic henley also features 3/4 sleeves which make harken back to the baseball raglan, featured as #4 on our men's ready-to-wear list for a reason.  This piece will never go out of season or style. In fact use the secret code 007 for 10% off your next order when you purchase the henley!...

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  • Top 5 Men's Ready to Wear Styles: #4 Baseball Raglan

    We may be a bit biased in our opinion here, but nothing is more classic than every adaptation to a true American tradition: baseball. The culture of baseball has found it's way in and out of fashion regardless of the love for sports. Not a day goes by where I don't see a baseball cap worn by someone -- usually sporting a team that doesn't even play baseball. It's a timeless look that just works, plain and simple. Likewise, the two-tone baseball raglan is just as iconic an item and should be added to anyone's wardrobe.      Simple, defining,...

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  • Top 5 Men's Ready to Wear Styles: #5 Hooded Raglan Henley

    Men are simple yet practical creatures. We like our showers hot, our cars fast, and our food bacon. With that said this quality can be found in men's fashion where functionality often trumps style. Sometimes, however, simplicity and style meld together to create an achievement in design that even Dieter Rams would applaud.  Enter the Hooded Raglan Henley:  At it's core the garment is a lightweight hoodie. Thin enough for layers, yet warm enough to comfortably survive a chilly Los Angeles night. This hoodie is perfect for the guy who wants a versatile look.  From the back it's a hoodie,...

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  • Exciting Venley News

    Hello everyone, as we're approaching mid-December I'd like to reflect on some of the things going on with our company. As most of you have probably noticed, we've taken a step away from Youth Monument and are now Venley. We're really excited by this change and have launched a wonderful flash sale on Jackthreads to mark the occasion. Click on that link and you may still find time to get in on our new line at amazing Jackthreads exclusive prices: Designed, created, and manufactured in Downtown Los Angeles, Venley surpasses the boundaries of men's ready-to-wear apparel. With its roots in...

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  • We're Trending: Layer Cake

    I was just in New York last week, visiting my family after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. My whole neighborhood looked completely unrecognizable to me as the area was in it's early recovery phase from the natural disaster.  Even though I went to school at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, my thick skin quickly subsided after living in Los Angeles for 2 and a half years. A constant 80 degrees of perpetual warmth covers my body year round. I'm free to live a life of wearing whatever I want, one layer at a time. It's this kind of attitude...

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  • Worst 5 Restaurants in Los Angeles: #5 Umami Burger

    I'm following up the top 5 restaurants in Los Angeles with the worst 5. The first up on this list is an extremely popular burger chain, Umami Burger. Now, before you send in the hate mail please just read this blog post and understand my point of view. I love burgers. I care for every aspect of the burger experience to form a grade. Golden State is my go to place for a perfect, classic adult burger. Carney's is for when I'm craving that old-timey burger feel only properly satisfied inside a train car on Sunset Boulevard. The Apple Pan...

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