Introducing the HFL Shop

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After way too long, I’m incredibly happy to present Hell For Leather’s online store, the HFL Shop, which is officially open to the general public. Granted, right now our store is so tiny that it’s more like a cubby hole and it’s only selling a pair of small-batch-produced stickers, but just squint your eyes and see a bright future of wide aisles, subscriber specials and an upcoming platform for select partnerships with some of the coolest shops. In the meantime, I need to get cracking on that future and you need some of the highest quality, thermal-printed vinyl stickers that money can buy. Get to shopping.

HFL Shop

  • noone1569

    Yeah, think I’ll grab a sticker, white to drop on my rubatone Variant? Hmm.

    • noone1569

      Hmm, went through the paypal process and got an error . . I’ll wait a few to see if it actually went through and try again.

      • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

        I’ve got orders coming in fine. Send an email to info@ and I’ll get you sorted.

        • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1100]

          The email confirmation that goes out to purchasers is not fully MIME-compliant.

          Also, the “From” and “Subject” fields are incorrectly filled with ampersand-non-breaking-space-semicolon.

          Perhaps the Wazala store settings weren’t configured properly? Maybe something as simple as forgetting to fill in the Store Name field when you set up the store?

          • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

            Thanks! Noticed that earlier and I’ll get to it tonight if my tech can’t get it straightened out by the time I’m done with both my meetings. Everything else smooth?

            • http://www.lgdm.fr stempere

              I specified a different billing and delivery adress, and the delivery adress was transmited to paypal as the billing adress so i had to enter it again (order 100043).
              Other than that, very smooth, and thanks for the very reasonnable EU shipping costs.

  • John

    get crackin’ on those HFL tees!

    • Joe

      and caps!

      • Sean Smith

        We should have flat-bill caps with a new grunge version of our logo up in the next few days. Just kidding.

        • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1100]

          Well, now that we all know that Sean is rocking a mullet, I think you guys should sell HFL-logo’ed fanny packs.

          BTW, a Google image search for mullet fanny pack brought up this photo of a Ken doll sporting a mullet and a fanny pack.

        • http://rider49er.blogspot.com Mark D

          Can you guys get HFL riding flip flops?! That’d be dope son.

    • John

      by the looks of all these horrible ideas I’m seeing a “grand-closing” sign before the payment system gets all the bugs out…I’m sure it’ll all be geared toward the staff’s own styles & tastes,,,NO logos on random shit:,,cups, fanny packs,socks,,etc,,u get the idea!.lol

  • HammSammich

    Money has been placed where my mouth was last week when I was begging for stickers on twitter…Wow, sounds dirty…

  • Tony

    Nice. Just in time for my new body work after my ‘off’ this weekend at NJMP Tbolt.
    Just ordered two sets.

  • cramer

    Going straight onto my de-badged Kawasaki

  • Roman

    Done. Great, I can already see another financial black hole forming in the vacuum of cyberspace…

  • Brad

    So, um…what *is* the site’s logo? It looks like an ear with a piercing in it, or an oyster…

    • Joe

      Sheep Skull.

      • Brad

        OSHIT. Now I see it! Holy random visual! Thanks, Joe.

        • Joe

          Yeah, I didn’t see it at first either. (wondered why they wanted a vagina for a logo!)

          • bpjester

            +1

      • Sean Smith

        That sheep died while sitting in traffic in a car.

        • http://pinkyracer.com pinkyracer

          ah, thank you. I was wondering why on earth y’all chose an image of a sheep’s skull that looks more like an oyster.

          • Brad

            I’m just relieved to know I’m not the only one who was confused!

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      The answer to that and many other questions is here: http://hellforleathermagazine.com/faq/

      • Brad

        Thanks, Wes.

        • todd

          I SEE IT!! I always thought it was a chick bending over and…. something else, yoga pose? I had no idea.

          nice work getting a store up a running

    • Plotts

      Ha, finally I know what it is, Thanks!

    • M

      i know it’s a sheep’s skull, but the first thing i saw back when i first looked at it was a really stylized grim reaper. horns = scythe, “ear”=hood, eye socket=opening holding scythe, etc.

      • Aapo Tilman

        +1 on the grim Reaper

  • Restless Lip Syndrome

    My bike and/or helmet thanks you.

  • http://www.damiengaudet.blogspot.com damien

    Just ordered. Yee haw!

  • Frosty_spl

    I want one that is a foot tall, I will put it in the corner of my rear winshield, tilted to the left ever so slightly.

    But seriously, I’m gonna order mine soon.

  • http://www.muthalovin.com the_doctor

    When can I order my life-sized ‘Wes’ inflatable sex-doll?

    • Ted

      Now’s probably the time, he is less able to defend himself at the moment.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      That’s a little creepy.

      • http://www.muthalovin.com the_doctor

        Yeah, I should have just asked for the ‘Grant’ model.

        • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

          Ew, you commie perv…

          • http://www.muthalovin.com the_doctor

            Oops. I just notices I asked for the sex-doll. What I really meant to ask for was an action figure. My bad.

            • Joe

              Too late, you’ve already outed yourself.

  • http://rider49er.blogspot.com Mark D

    Not in time for my trip sadly, but awesome!

    • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1100]

      Huh? You were hoping to take a life-size Wes with you?

      • http://rider49er.blogspot.com Mark D

        Hey its gonna get lonely in Utah…

        • Joe

          Maybe you can get the_doctor to go with you.

  • http://www.muthalovin.com the_doctor

    Got my stickers ordered. Depending on their size, I plan on applying a white one to my black AGV Dual.

  • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1100]

    Just ordered 2x stickers. If only HFL had a user forum — we could post photos of our stickering exploits. Maybe we should start a thread on advrider.com?

    • http://rider49er.blogspot.com Mark D

      I am pro this.

      • http://www.lgdm.fr stempere

        Forums are a lot of work to maintain (and i’m just talking content here, not even technically, be it phpBB or any other you have to constantly update for security issues and make sure everyting -plugins, addons, custom stuff- works) and requires some dedicated moderators, i doubt they have time for this.
        Oh wait how about a tattoo model intern to do it? I bet everyone would be very civil…

        Anyway, i was thinking of sending a pic or two (just ordered 3 sets) and though that if i wasn’t alone and the pics were good it would end up in a post on a slow news day. I actually would prefer that (a nice selection) than to have to browse through 484 pages of a forum to see 20 decent pics…

        EDIT this was in response to Miles not Mark

        • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

          That’s a good idea for a story. I’ll put it on my to do list.

  • http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse

    Just ordered. Deadsheep for all!

    • Joe

      Hurray for deadsheep!

  • Kevin

    2.5 inches tall?!

    How will the tattoo models spot them from afar?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

      If you’re trying to lure “tattoo models” from afar, then you’re not drunk enough. The stickers are made to the average scale of the HFL watermarks I put on press release images of a bike’s front fender.

  • Ted

    Those are some damn fine looking stickers. Glad I could be part of this thing.

    Buy as many as you can carry people, Daddy needs new leathers!

  • Tony

    37 comments and counting on the HFL stickers article and only 6 on the Alpinestars blow up suit that could save your life, priorities people!

    Sorry a little bitter because I went down on Saturday at the track and will be on crutches for 6 weeks, missing 5 track days. Sucks.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Damn dude, sorry to hear that. We should start a cripple club or something.

      • Tony

        You know it’s bound to happen sooner than later, I got in 25 days this year so far and was really on a non-incident roll. Thanks for the thoughts. How are you healing up?

        • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

          Got a short cast on yesterday, so much better. Arm’s a bit weaker than I expected, so I’m going to wait a week, then see if I can get back on something.

    • Terry

      Stickers don’t cost almost nine grand USD. Which doesn’t mean I wouldn’t buy one of those suits if I had a brown baggie of cash laying around…

      • Tony

        Somehow I still feel this tread would far out number the Alpinestars suit thread even if the suit cost $1500. Just sayin…

        • http://rider49er.blogspot.com Mark D

          I’d buy two for that price.

    • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

      @ Tony: Man I hope you feel better.

      I didn’t comment on the NINE THOUSAND DOLLAR superhero suit because it costs NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS. I have a lot of absurdly expensive motorcycle gear but NINE THOUSAND FUCKING DOLLARS is a lot of money. Like, a lot.

      • Tony

        Thanks for the thoughts.

        See my reply above related to costs.

  • jason

    I think when you do hats you should take those flatbillers to town! I can drive an hour away and get a sweet ass Amish hat that I can send as the prototype. Be rocking that shit out up and down the PCH, making all the Mulish-tards jealous.

    “DAMN! Dat bill was so flat G dat it needed ta go all the way around da hat yo! I’mz getting me one of them as soon as they have them at South Coast Plaza dude!”

    • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

      Compelled to point out that Flatbiller central is in the IE, not Costa Mesa (where South Coast is). They’ll be picking up the flattest of all flatbills at the Riverside or Corona mall. Costa Mesa is actually kind of hip. Seriously.

      • jason

        I know where South Coast Plaza is. I was using that because it’s a snooty mall where posers can shop. I suffered Inland Empire-ness in the early 90′s when Moreno Valley had half the population it does now, the mini golf in Upland had armed security, Redlands was a housing tract and Harry C’s in Riverside had police helos hovering overhead every sunday night when “R&B” night let out.
        Huntington Beach seemed to have more than it’s share of flaties last time I visited. And the South Bay where my friends live is full of tools on beat old Harley’s pretending they are different because they made some 9 inch wide handlebars made out of a shower curtain rod and no padding on their seat pans.
        But thanks for the concern.

        • jason

          And I’m stealing the cat in the fridge pic from your site. Thanks dude! (thumbs up)

          • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

            Party Cat says it’s cool. I found it on ze interwebz. As for the IE vs. the OC, I hear you. Didn’t mean to sound pedantic and lame. Apologies.

            • jason

              Yeah I came across as a tool too at first, hence my thumbs up in the followup. Party cat rocks. And I’m a dog guy.

        • Coreyvwc

          Can you guys come down here to San Diego and take some Bros back home with you? They’re starting to venture into the urban areas that people like myself call home, and it’s making me nervous… We’re all out of F-250 sized parking spaces here.

          • jason

            Ya know what’s funny to me is when I got out of the Marines at Pendleton in summer 94 I was an instructor at an MOS school (which is where you learn your job, whatever it may be) and we had started to see 2 types of SoCal locals coming through: gang-bangers and white “surf nazis” as we called them. Basically white OC kids who shaved their heads and were wanna be thugs. Getting in fights all of the time and basically acting skinheadish. Previous to that most locals were either joining cause of patriotism, the judge told them to, they wanted college money or had no options as far as college, good jobs.
            To me that was the beginning of the flatbillers. Well off white kids who had nothing to really rebel against.
            I LOVED Social Distortion at the time and never thought they would be more than a OC/San Diego band (with the occasional song played on KROQ). Now poor Mike Ness looks like every other guy walking down the Strand.

            Also, I have been wearing Dickies for almost 15 years. It’s becasue I’m a fireman and that is what the city issues us, not because I wanna look like I’m a blue collar guy. Maybe overalls will come back so I can look like my grandfathers family in backwoods Florida did on the farm in the 1930′s.

  • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

    Ordered two sets of stickers. Pumped. Also pumped on the hats and t-shirts. Make it happen.

  • Derek

    Not allowing color choices for the pair is either a clever idea to move more stickers sets or an endorsement of motorcycle asymmetry. Either way, set ordered!

  • Terry

    stickaz ordered yo

    I’ll take a suggestion from the watermarking and see how one looks on my front fender when they come in. Really glad I can advertise a bit for you guys now…

  • DoctorNine

    I know the history. But I’m still not really feeling the sheep skull. I personally think the site logo should be a titanium plate, but that’s just me.

    • http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse

      Step 1) Get the sheep skull engraved on a titanium plate.
      Step 2) Embed that plate in Wes’ arm.
      Step 3) Profit!

      • DoctorNine

        You may have something there…

  • http://www.firstgenerationmotors.blogspot.com Emmet

    one’s going on the toolbox, the other on my seat cowl.

  • M

    shit. does this mean i have to pull my hfl bootleg stickers off craigslist and ebay?

  • Tommy

    Just ordered, thanks for making these. I was wondering if you’re going to make a mirror image though so I can sport them on both sides of the bike heading in the right direction. :)

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

      Not a bad idea for round two. Thanks!

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    Hells yes – stickers will be ordered, and will be placed on my motorcycles!

  • Skank NYCF

    Get me a patch, I’ll stitch it on my Dainese and my next custom Heroic(gonnabe badass). And hell no am I paying for it.
    Want a logo on the ZX10 in it’s next video? How much you gonna pay me? Hahaha. Cha-ching!!

  • rvltng_bstrd

    ALL patches ARE EQUAL BUT SOME patches ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.

    I dare you to offer a nice HFL bandana. It don’t appeal to you?

  • http://krtong.com KR Tong

    Patches and stickers are easy to buy but hard to use right. You guys should make some lapels. They seem more formal — A representation of the higher class in journalism HFL strides to produce. ;)

  • noone1569

    Ok, need like a bulk package of like 2×3″ stickers that have the logo and some text like “You are a Squid. Read HFL and move up in life.”

    Then I can tag all of the “shell’s angels” that merely drive from the gas station to downtown and back to the gas station in their sneakers and short sleave shirts with Arais and Shoeis strapped to the side of their stretched gixxers.

  • Tony

    Stickers showed up today. They look great. Thanks. I think they are going to be the only adornment on my new carbon fiber track fairings on the D675. Getting a hell of deal on the fairings, plus they are already finished, so they are actually a couple hundred buck cheaper than normal fairings. Now if this goddamn knee would heal…

  • http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse

    Stickers arrived – popped one on the tank of my ratty Honda F3. Easy 10hp to the wheel. Thanks.

    • http://www.brammofan.com Brammofan

      Funny, but I never put the two together, until I read your comment, Jesse. I put an early version of the HFL sticker on my bike and, at about the same time I realized that my range had increased. I always thought it was due to a firmware upgrade that occurred about the same time. Now it all makes sense. HFL stickers give us more energy and staying power. That would also explain the tattoo models following me around.

      • http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse

        More range, more power, more tattoo models. This is what I look for in a motorcycle blog.

        My name is Jesse, and I approve this message.

  • Prof. Mudflap

    Got the stickers, they looked bigger on the Internet, but you Probably get that a lot, don’t ya?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

      Actually, no we don’t. I’ve tried to minimize misperception by immediately listing the size in the item description as 2.5″ tall, which also happens to be only 1/32″ smaller than the image at the top of this article. At least, according to my calipers from the hardware store and with screen resolution set to normal.

      Out of curiosity how big did you think they’d be?

  • http://www.lgdm.fr stempere

    Got them today, so it took 6 days to come to france, if you want to indicate an aproximate on the shipping delay…

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

      Thanks!

  • Kevin

    Stickers arrived a few days ago. Didn’t realize the HFL distribution center was right across the Newtown Creek from me in Greenpoint.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

      Not for long. I’m headed west for LA at the end of next week.