Handjobs

Before we talk about this video, let’s discuss how stupid the idea of handmade sunglasses is.  How do you hand make sunglasses?  Did someone hand carve the mold and then cast the pieces in bakelite?  Did they grind the glass on a stone like Galileo? “Handcrafting” something from acetate sounds about as plausible to me as making all natural organic Twinkies.  In this magical world where chopping off your subframe and adding different handlebars makes you a “bike builder” worthy of praise, I guess anything is possible.

If it isn’t hand crafted by artisans, if there isn’t a lifestyle video to accompany it, is it really worth buying?  Not to this target demographic, they might enjoy dressing up like mechanics and working-class people (from the past) but they wouldn’t be caught dead buying anything mass produced for the proles.  Unless it’s, you know, it’s an iPad or something.

Oh I got sidetracked, I guess the video is pretty standard fare, beards, motorcycles, etc. What makes us laugh is the dichotomy between what’s going on in the video vs. how it’s made. On screen it’s nothing but vintage bikes, vintage helmets,vintage coolers. shitty disposable cameras. However when it comes to making these dopey videos, nothing but the best/newest tech is used, shot on fancy digital cameras, edited on mac books, for fucks sake they won’t even put videos on youtube, because the bitrate and compression isn’t as good as Vimeo. Youtube is for peasants.

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29 thoughts on “Handjobs

  1. Glad this was chosen- Iron Resin sersiouly becomes more and more pretentious whenever I see there stuff. I can imagine going to one of their little cliquey parties and feeling totally out of place because I know noone and wouldn’t dress with fuckin winter caps in summer(you tools); sersiouly, what’s even more dissapointing is the hot ass that could be hot if they didn’t think they were original and innovative posing in dumb videos with douchebags while wearing a shirt that says something about whiskey. Goddamn.. This is why I stick with country girls or total city girls- the weird mixbreed hipster wanna be’s annoy the shit outta me.

  2. I sort of hate to admit it, but Iron & Resin is in my home town. I honestly don’t know who buys their stuff — not real surfers or real riders that’s for sure. And nobody in the shop knows diddly about motorcycles. There are a few vintage bikes on display and the I&R clerks didn’t even know the country of origin. As for the stupid winter hats in the summer… yes that is an affectation that I see practiced mostly by youngish people who don’t have jobs. There is some connection with surfing as some real surfers will wear watch caps on a cold morning after they come out of the water and their hair is still wet. But in 75-deg sunny weather nowhere near the surf — it just looks stupid. About as stupid as I&R’s pricing on most of its items. Again I have no idea who actually buys this stuff. Maybe tourists from Japan? Somebody is burning through a lot of money to keep Iron & Resin afloat that’s for sure.

    • I can imagine it’s a very pretentious place? We have one like this in Chicago and I got a weird “vibe” in there with my girlfriend because we definetly did fit in line of what they approved of clothing line wise. Bunch of douchebags.

      One hipster chick was being a complete bitch to my buddy at this bar when she asked him a question, so he replied “Ya know.. Nice cap you’re wearing : Me, personally, I’m into practical not trendy” LOL

  3. The bikes in question don’t really bother me – just your typical stock jap underpowered 70s shit. But when your a grown man weighing under 100lbs (long beard weight included) I guess it doesn’t matter that you’re riding a child’s bike.

    Also, I have been tracking these types of videos for about 6-7 years now, and this song was actually used in a Harley official commercial video thingy for their 2009 Harley Iron – so you know it’s sad when the MoCo beats you to the douche punch by 5 years…

  4. I don’t know who you guys are @ BHBV but I imagine you to be something like my Muppet friends. Where to begin? I could go off on a long treatise about how much easier it is to tear down rather than to create but I think I will just address the most sinister of your assertions. Your claim that these people in the video are dressing up as working class. I wonder what your definition of “working class” is and what does the working class wear? I define “working class” as anyone who brings home a paycheck to support themselves and their family and maybe gives a little something back to their community. I think these people wear whatever is comfortable, suits their taste or job description. Now, who is the “hipster”? Are they the kids at the “cool” table who wouldn’t let you sit with them? Or is a hipster as Lew up there says, (by the way he must be a high ranking officer in the fashion police) “a weird mixbreed”? I’m confused, is that the same as a “half breed”, “mulatto”, or “half baked”? Have I stumbled onto some racist, hate mongering website that encourages negative stereotypes by making fun of people based on what they wear, ride, how much $ they have in the bank, sexual orientation, or skin color? Since the people in the video are probably being paid to appear in it or they are employees of the brand I don’t think you can accuse them of dressing up as “working class”. I think the real problem is that their job might be a little bit more fun than yours and you are making “whine” with your sour grapes. Oh by the way, Paul McM, I too have Iron and Resin in my home town. Those young beanie wearing clerks are my neighbors. They didn’t spring form their mothers’ wombs omniscient in all things motor and surf. They are learning and gaining experience on the job. You might even call them “working class”. The employees and fans of the brand I know do ride, do surf (probably circles around you), do camp and make adventure part of their daily lives. If the long list of Made in the USA products and even closer to home locally produced items and art cost a little more, well… you get what you pay for.

    • This is obviously the owner of Iron and Resin lol.

      Dude, seriously, you just tried to call me a racist because i said mixbreed and compared it to someones race- LOL. I’m a white dude dating a Latina, I hardly believe I’d be accepted into the KKK rallys lol!

      Yes, I say they dress up and act working class. And let’s be honest here, who the hell takes time out of their “working class” hours and riding time to film a video of people looking important, cool and different. It’s like frat bros wearing Abercrombie, “Hey dudes; we’re cool and original. Want to fit in? Dress like us! Buy our shit!”

    • I must say that you hipsters are WAY the fuck out of touch with the
      cold light of reality.Get an occupation other than this drool you call “creativity”.It is painfully clear to the hard core riders out there
      that your “artisans” have missed the Clue Bus on it’s way to the
      stop called Get Some Real Life On Your Hands,Will You? And just
      for once,seriously consider what pathetic Posers you are……

  5. Seems like you guys are just pissed that your sitting home in your skivvies, looking at moto porn and jacking off on your computers instead of out riding and having fun like these guys obviously are. Who the fuck cares what they ride or look like? Get over it already. Sheesh.

    • Finshed up banging my hot Puerto Rican girlfriend who modeled for Corona recently. So, nope.. We just both make fun of hipsters and their bullshit snobby attitude.

      umad?

      • Hey dummy. This is advertising. It’s exactly what you’re wanna be model girlfriend supposedly does for Corona. It’s called work moron.

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  7. Wow. Did someone’s Mom drop them on their head as a kid? Why else would you be such a passed of little gremlins?

  8. To anyone who didn’t know: “Iron & Resin” is the new “Old Guys Rule”, literately, they just changed their name…

    I want to fuck that bitch

  9. Awesome site guys, keep up the good fight. These niche market creating wannabees need to be called out for what they are, and if kids are learning on the job at these douche and bag stores, I can only imagine what their children might learn.
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  10. Seriously, where do you cave trolls live that people who dress like this seem foreign to you? This looks like pretty normal clothing. The production value of their video is quite good. And yes, Vimeo does have certain advantages over using YouTube. MacBook Pro is the preferred laptop for film and video professionals, and there is nothing wrong with that. Apple makes a good computer for video editing, and a superior computer products in general.

    It’s not like these people are a bunch of middle America yahoos with GoPros strapped to their helmets, uploading endless unedited and uninteresiting videos of their speedometer and riding gloves, while they just ride around.

  11. Just had the passing chance to remember about That “name change” w/the earlier post on The Iron and Resin Posers..
    Are they fanning out to make a fast poser buck in that area
    also? Sure looks that way.”Old Guys Rule”..smells like the
    same peeps @ Iron and Resin…Hmmmmmm.Not much is sacred to some,I’m afraid..

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