Tuesday, May 31, 2011


After a FORTY FIVE min drive from LA and a few laughs for the ride.. we finally made it to MESA BAR (725 Baker St., Costa Mesa) for the INSIGHT "Untitled" RELEASE party with 80s PURPLE, Love+Made, and HAN CHOLO. It was on as soon as we FINALLY got inside the building... FASHIONABLE party people, drinks, and NETWORKING...

Vanessa from INSIGHT, BELLE from 80s PURPLE, and OC boyfriend

Everybody was enjoying themselves, including us while we chowed on some mini cupcakes offered by a BIRTHDAY GIRL....

We then picked up a few cocktails off of the MESA MENU...


Later... we enjoyed a performance from the "Bastard Love Chidren of Rock N' Roll" LE BLOR natives of the OC... who played a 30 min set that kept the ladies moving and GROOVING

STAY TUNED we will be working with INSIGHT on a future COLLABORATION.....

For more pics click LE PANDA

She Wants Revenge - Take the World

THIS JUST IN!! Brandon's friends Justin and Adam of the band SHE WANTS REVENGE just dropped their new track "TAKE THE WORLD".

On the cover of URB Mag, Adam 12 is wearing the Han Cholo Knights of the Turntable Ring.

Check out their new video for "TAKE THE WORLD" styled by our friend Brook.

Monday, May 23, 2011



Come out this THURSDAY MAY 26TH, and party with INSIGHT and 80'S PURPLE!

DJ sets by Cosmic Kids , Scotty Coats and noMSG.

Sponsored by HAN CHOLO and LOVE+MADE.

Mesa Bar
725 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA


R.I.P. Randy "MACHO MAN" Savage

Over the weekend we lost WWF's King of the Ring... Randy "MACHO MAN" Savage.. His impeccable STEEZ, HIGH level performances, and signature phrase "Oohh YEAAHH" can be recognized by all wrestling fans OLD and NEW. We at HAN CHOLO want to dedicate this post to the LEGENDARY "MACHO MAN"... OOOoooHHHhhh YEAAAAaaahhhhh!!!!

Remember this? Snap into a SLIM JIM!!!!

FASHION FORWARD FRINGE looks inspired by Randy "MACHO MAN" Savage!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CHOLAs in the YAY AREA: Photo Re- Cap

Last month, the CHOLAs booked to San Francisco to enjoy BAY AREA livin' and visit our friends that retail HAN CHOLO. First... We stopped by TRUE SF to politic about the happenings in San Francisco and what they have cooking up.

TRUE SF Boutique (1415 haight St, SF 94117) is an old school storefront located in the heart of the Haight, San Francisco, CA, featuring street brands such as Alife, Diamond Supply Co., and many more. TRUE not only sells clothing, but also music from upcoming and local dope artist usually played during business hours.

With True SOLE and True East, the TRUE brand has finally hit their 15 year mark and will be celebrating with a huge SUMMER PARTY and a limited edition black on black SF VARSITY JACKET... Stay tuned…

HAN CHOLO on Display in SF

We also captured some pieces that needed that CHOLA APPROVAL stamp!!!

The TrueSF Crew: CHRIS and JOSE


We then stopped at Ambiance and Villains Shoes for a little shopping since we were in the area.

Hunger finally took over our bodies so we scurried over to PAPALOTE 1117 Fulton @ Masonic to enjoy their CHICKEN ADOBO BURRITOs with their ROASTED TOMATO SALSA.

Then we made our way to HAYES VALLEY to visit our PEOPLE over at AZALEA.

The AZALEA SF (411 Hayes St, SF 94102) cluster is a juxtaposition of three boutiques located in the Hayes Valley district of San Francisco. AZALEA began as one store that grew into multiple boutiques WELCOME STRANGER and RAND + STATLER (only a month old).

The AZALEA SF is more on the contemporary side for both men and woman mostly retailing the basics and denim. AZALEA also sells HAN CHOLO.

Check out this POST from the AZALEA Blog

The Azalea SF Crew

RAND + STATLER (425 Hayes St, SF, 94102) is a more upscale boutique with designers such as Acne, Rachel Comey, APC, ALC, Helmut Lang, Rogan, Spurr, Paul Smith, and Shipley & Halmos. Right next door to Azalea

And last but not least of the AZALEA SF cluster is WELCOME STRANGER (460 Gough St, SF 94102), A men's boutique, with exclusives from designers such as Topman (an exclusive to SF from the uk), Whillas & Gunn (From Australia), Gant, rag & bone and Simon Miller Jeans.

Ending our DAY we hit SMITTEN (432 Octavia ST, SF 94102) for some fresh in your face GREEN TEA Ice Cream that was AMAAAAAAZZIIINNNNN!!!