Manscape? No way! This is Valentino and we found him in San Diego dancing at a club in town. We were immediately taken with his push-broom mustache and movie star looks. Burt Reynolds anyone? Below are some images we found in our archives that featured Mr. Valentino in our current swim and stretch denim jeans from that period. We especially love the stretch denim vest and how he looked in our RUFSKIN version of a Brazilian sunga. Which one is one of your favorites?
What is this RUFHOUSE MAGAZINE all about anyway? RUFHOUSE was born out the necessity to showcase the current photos that we took on our adventurous location shoots, photographic tests with friends or images deriving from our actual RUFHOUSE STUDIO. Cataloging these images in one place like RUFHOUSE gives us the chance to share our work with an e-zine concept for our customers and followers to see. We wrote an editorial letter of sorts at the beginning of issue 12 that sums up the entire contents of our you will need a tissue issue, but below one will find some of our favorite screen-grabs as well as brief info about each of the photo essays. To view the whole magazine of issue number 12 CLICK AQUI!
Up first is Josh aka @jaye_slay. We met Josh via a friend of ours in San Diego and wanted to see him in various looks and styles. As you can see he is sort of a chameleon as his looks changes from one style to another. We especially like the sailor look that came together using vintage RUFSKIN pieces. He also looks he knows how to ride a motorcycle:)
Next up come the men. Real-life couple Jason Blair @jjbear83 and Giovanni Aurilia @inked5 gave us a dose of masculinity and romance on the rocks at Black Lava Butte near Joshua Tree, CA. In addition to being super nice, one can get the feeling that these two men really love each other. We particularly love how the images of the khaki short shorts or (Romeo) on these two.
Here is LOGAN. RUFSKIN muse and another chameleon. This time Logan is sporting bleach blond hair and wearing uber 90’s styling.
Then voila! The story of all stories from our guest photographer Baldovino Barani al la #factoryfanzine. using the handsome Wilfred Wong @thatwilfred in an all American boy story using our current swimwear group. God Bless ‘merica!
Matt Bechstein @mcbex444 a friend of ours from Palm Springs, worked it out BIG time for us in the RUFHOUSE STUDIO one Saturday afternoon. What a sexy dude! Besides the fact it was like a million degrees outside, we had to hose him down throughout the shoot which proved to be perfect for our some of our ( uh hum) transparent pieces from our collection. Enjoy!
Lastly, we find Mr. LOGAN @lswieckitay with pink af hair this time!!! That shade of pink with the contrast of African clothing and tie-dye has Logan twisting and turning into all sorts of shapes. The BOXOL red and navy swimsuit is one of our favorite images.! And you?
Look books are always fun to look back on as it generally gives one an idea of what we were actually tripping on at the time. In this case, it was military-inspired as well as our continuous obsession with the country of Brazil that influenced our designs that year. Photographed at both the Rufskin Studios in San Diego and on the beaches of Brazil, the collection showcased colors ways of drab olives to brightly colored neon hues. One thing is for sure, each one of these men was the perfect fit for what we were trying to deliver that time of year, once again focusing on style with no particular season in mind, just acting healthy and happy in their Rufskin pieces.
Pablo Morais @pabloxmorais was photographed by @rickdaynyc
This is one of those photoshoots that never seems to get old. When we got the chance to photograph the sexy Argentinian DIONISIO HIERDSHFIELD, @we jumped at the chance. We photographed him for our RUFHOUSE MAGAZINE issue 7 wearing our new swimwear capsule RUFROD that was in collaboration with Brazilian hottie, RODINEY SANTIAGO @rodineysantiago and our new sportswear collection, one that featured skin-tight rubber, something that DIO fit incredibly. If you haven’t seen any of our RUFHOUSE MAGAZINES there is more to DIO if you click AQUI! Adios.