New Lyfe Clothing Blog
Posted on November 18 2015
Posted on November 06 2015
More exciting news from Sober Nation!
Just recently, another addition was made to the SNC family. The popular recovery line, The Sober Life, has recently been brought under the Sober Nation Clothing umbrella.
It was a very unexpected acquisition.
Posted on November 02 2015
My name is Stephanie, and I am a recovering alcoholic and addict.
I remember how miserable I was when I was using and drinking. Getting sober isn’t nearly as hard as keeping up with our lives when we are out there drinking or using.
It’s amazing how different I am today, nearly four years later.
Posted on October 28 2015
I was terribly immersed in alcohol abuse and drugs, poverty and misery.
I suffered many difficulties throughout my time drinking and abusing drugs. I got shot in my leg, hospitalized and put in prison 4 times. I struggle with my family and almost lost all contact with my son.
Posted on October 22 2015
I am a single mother of two girls. 20 and 14, with no support financially.I work as a caregiver to dementia patients, a hair stylist and I am also active in charitable events.
A little over four years ago I decided to become sober due to a physical injury that was causing me a lot of mental anguish, being on a slew of pain pills did not help.
Posted on September 25 2015
I watched this with my jaw dropped. How is this even possible?
John Bramblitts lost his sight due to severe epilepsy. After his life changed he decided to give painting a shot by using only his fingertips. I love seeing examples of people who refuse to let the stones life throws at it, deter them from achieving their dreams. I love this so much.
Posted on September 14 2015
Life is confusing...
I was having a chat with someone this morning who was struggling with their drinking problem. This person was saying a lot of the things that people who drink say.
"I don't understand what the point is."
Posted on September 12 2015
Demi Lovato has been relatively open about her past drug use, her sobriety and the negative consequences her drug use has brought onto her life.
Recently, this weeks months issue of Cosmopolitan, Lovato gets open about her relationship with Wilmer Valderrama.
Posted on August 28 2015
Addiction can come in all forms.
Amalie is proof of that, and proof that recovery in all forms is a beautiful transformation. Amalie is a good blogger who has openly come forward about her struggles and her recovery from anorexia.
The Scandinavian beauty has documented her recovery through her Instagram account. These pictures show first hand the real struggles and hardship that women with eating disorders have, but also shows the amazing strength and will that Amalie showed to find recovery!
Posted on August 24 2015
Do you want to feel good about yourself?
Of course you do. Everyone does. Feeling positive about yourself is crucial to health, wealth and happiness. Having a positive outlook on your own life and loving yourself as a person will keep you up beat and help you avoid depression. There is no doubt that depression affects millions of Americans, maybe especially those who are addicted to drugs.
If you are feeling depressed, it is okay. We all have bad days. What is important is that you continue to push forward because it won't last forever. Eventually, you will get through this tough time and come out the other end stronger than ever.
Posted on August 17 2015
It's not easy. If someone tells you that sobriety is easy, they are lying.
Here's the deal. It's not an everyday struggle like it used to be. These days after I have built some clean time my thoughts about drinking or using are few and far between, but they do happen. Family vacations, sports events, weddings - they all bring up thoughts and fantasies about enjoying a tasty cold beer. Even worse, sometimes I still fantasize about going on a 4-day coke run. It happens.
Posted on August 16 2015
Next time you think it's too late to do something in life, remind yourself about Elenor "Jean" Kops. Eleanor graduated from Nebraska-Lincoln University on Saturday. Oh yeah... she is 87 years old.
Posted on August 13 2015
At first glance, this design may seem counter-intuitive.
Many people see the phrase "Menace to Sobriety" and they assume that we are claiming anti sobriety. I can see how people feel that way, but that certainly isn't what we were going for.
To be blunt, we simply thought it was a cool play on words to Menace to Society!
Posted on July 03 2015
Posted on June 30 2015
Before everyone loses their shit, please remember that these are just MY favorite albums. If you have a different opinion, I would love to hear what your favorite albums are in the comments. :)
Music means so much to me. I honestly don't know what my life would be like without music. It has gotten me through so many hard times and it helps me celebrate the good times. Music brings back nostalgia and makes me hopeful for the future.
If you don't like music, there is something wrong with you.
Anyway's here are the New Lyfe Top 5 Albums of all time.
Posted on June 23 2015
Let's be clear. No kids were hurt during this video, at least not too bad.
Posted on June 18 2015
Many of those who follow New Lyfe know about our trips to Bonnaroo. This year was just as epic.
As usual, we all flew into Atlanta, picked up an RV and drove to Tennesee. Bonnaroo reminds me every year how I used to spend so much time and money on drugs, just to discover that I could get that same feeling from music. It's a revelation...
Posted on May 21 2015
Much has been said about Eminem in the last few years. Some people regard his new material as brilliant, others see it as beneath the...
Posted on May 20 2015
Continuing on with the Converse “Made By You” campaign that encourages every individual to customize their Chuck Taylors for a pair all their own, the brand has teamed up with Philadelphia sneaker shop UBIQ for a special in-store event. Kicking off last week, UBIQ and Converse presented a special event where you
Posted on May 16 2015
Posted on May 11 2015
It’s been a week since HBO subscribers got their first look at the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. The two-hour documentary explores the life of legendary Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain from his childhood to his 1994 suicide. The story plays out through a combination of home movies, animation, archival footage, and the artwork and journals of Kurt Cobain.
Posted on May 07 2015
I told you guys it would happen.
I have been working day and night to get this website and product line more and more official. Every day I learn more and more about photography and I experiment with lighting and shutter speeds. I think I have found a good routine.
Posted on April 20 2015
I know what you're thinking. How could any new addiction to the "Jurassic Park" series live up to the movies we watched as a kid. It's impossible for me to think of dinosaurs without thinking of the scene where the T-Rex is chasing them in the Jeep with the words "Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear" in the wide mirror.
Posted on April 17 2015
Everyone secretly wants to be in some kind of fashion industry. Society makes it look very glamorous, and parts of it are. However, there is a lot that goes into it that doesn't show up on Instagram. It is a lot of hard work, a lot of worry, and a lot of time thinking to yourself "why am I doing this again." Luckily, the fans have kept New Lyfe alive and well.
Posted on April 15 2015
A few weeks ago I got a call from Anthony from RISE TOGETHER. At first he was curious about maybe working together to create some new ideas for t-shirts, but the more we got talking, the more I realized how awesome of an organization he is running and how much I appreciated his work.
Posted on April 14 2015
One of our more well known designs is the Original Gangster Tee. In this design we put a twist on the iconic founder of AA... Bill Wilson.
In our quest to bring #drugfreefashion into mainstream, we want to give a couple pointers to put an outfit together for this design. We don't want you walking out of the house with plaid cargo shorts and flip flops, so we are doing the work for you. We matched some pants and kicks together to match this t-shirt. Before you know it you'll be walking the street feeling confident in your outfit. You're a sober bad ass!
Posted on April 12 2015
Years ago I started another website called Sober Nation. When we started it we had very little experience with the internet, or marketing online, but we knew that we wanted to build a community.
That has really been the backbone of all of these projects. People in recovery are very passionate about it, and it is the community to that gives it strength and meaning.
So with that idea in my, we are taking it up a notch.
Today we are official announcing our #BEETEAM Rep Program. How does it work you ask?? Well I will tell you.
Posted on April 09 2015
Men's t-shirts are easier than women's. Women's fashion just has so many different cuts, lengths, bust sizes and styles. Not to mention the trends for women's fashion seem to change a lot more. I have spent a lot of time over the last month trying to figure out exactly what it is that women are into these days. If I ever figure that out, I should get a medal. (help please?)
Posted on April 08 2015
Posted on March 11 2015
Posted on March 11 2015
2 new installments of the Nike Air Max 1 Leather are headed our way for Spring 2015. These renditions of Tinker Hatfield’s 1987 classic aren’t the traditional leather pairs we’ve seen float to retailers in the past either, as each shoe features the occasional deviation from the all-leather construction.
Posted on March 10 2015
Every year for Bonnaroo, we like to research some of the bands on the lineup that we have never heard before. This keeps us sharing new music with each other but also gets us familiar with some of the artists we want to see so that we can sing along while their on stag
Posted on March 04 2015
Vans Vault gives simple, yet ultra-premium new constructions and colorways to three of the brand’s most classic models with the “Black & White” pack. The collection contains the Authentic, Old Skool, and Sk8-Hi, each in all-white and black/white colorways, built in premium leather with the utmost quality you expect from a Vault release. The “Black & White” pack is arriving now at Vans Vault retailers globally.
Posted on March 03 2015
"For Blake Little’s latest work, “Preservation,” Little executes a simple premise and a singular technique in which his mostly unclothed subjects are covered in gallons of honey while being photographed in the studio. It’s unwieldy, and evidence of that carries through into the pictures, in the faces and bodies of the models and in the dramatic configurations of the honey itself -- all serving to highlight this unique creative process further. Though the most profoundly transformative magic of Preservation resides in the book’s finished portfolio of images, it is still impossible for the viewer to avoid an empathetic moment deconstructing how it was done at every turn."
Posted on March 02 2015
It's been a long time coming, but New Lyfe Clothing is finally officially teamed up with the Nationally acclaimed website Sober Nation.
At our core, we feel that New Lyfe Clothing Co. is a recovery based brand. We plan to incorporate all types of messages and ideals in our design concepts in the future, but we will never forget where we come from.
Posted on February 27 2015
The Stay Young New Lyfe tee is a classic design that shouts a great message. No matter what your age, we believe that you are only as young as you feel. This tee is lightweight and very comfortable. The shirt can translate well to casual days, nights or can be the center piece for a stylish outfit depending on what you wear with it. We will help you put your outfits together.
Posted on February 26 2015
One of the underlying messages behind New Lyfe is perseverance, getting through hard times, and turning struggle into strength. These kids in Brownsville New York are a perfect representation of that.
Posted on February 25 2015
This shoe is the perfect combination of tough guy missed with sensitive soft side. Made from black leather, it is scattered with beautiful floral pattern across the side and back of the sneaker. The bipolar aesthetic for this Chuck features a sleek all-black premium leather and black soled base, but then shows its softer side with a lovely rose pattern in pink and coral tones on each lateral side and blue and purple flowers on the medial side. The unique new Chuck Taylor is arriving at Converse First String stockists like Bows & Arrows now.