James Edward Quaintance


James Quaintance seem to have his destiny aligned with a Midas touch, a Californian native, skateboarder, tattoo artist, model, musician – well let just say he his the ability to ride anything that defies gravity, a penchant for tattoos and cigarettes. James individuality, uniqueness has led to opportunities in modelling, leaving his natural environment to make the move to Europe to meet his girlfriend Pippa Holland. Next, will be major movies and action figure sorry! I just made that part up.

James Quaintance embodies everything that I enjoy the freedom of skateboarding, multiple tattoos, passion for motor bikes, a musician.

Some might regard James as a misfit I on the hand disagree in my opinion he has embraced the cultural that he was brought up in and has managed to place the balance of life in his hands with out allowing other people to dictate to him who and what he should be.

Perhaps the rest of the world needs to stand up and take note.


JQ fashion sense is one of admiration and diversity very few people have the ability to be a fashion chameleon and come across to the public as being believable. JQ has that innate sense of wearing slim jeans and singlet skateboarding around town, then switch his role from Clark Kent donning a three-piece suit for a fashion shoot back into jeans, leather jacket and jettison into the sunset to local bar to catch up with friends.

The admiration from TMS point of view is JQ has never forgotten where has come from and taken that Cali feel and transcend it across any style, fashion shoot or walk of life, to me that is great sense of self and more importantly a well-grounded human being.





About thematerialsleuth

I work in the digital industry and this blog is an outlet for things that I admire whether its design, interior, graphic, fashion, styling, industrial, architecture, art, illustration, music or other bloggers etc. I constantly search for different artists who do not grab the media attention or have high profiles brand ambassadors pushing their products.


  1. Jimmy q

    Wow thanks so much …fucking loved it !

    • Wow, if that is the real JQ a huge amount respect to you brother. You encompass everything that people should embrace. For me personally I place you at the top of my list of style icons, artist and musician. Thanks so much for the response.

      Totally blown away by your response.

  2. lifethroughswolleneyes

    Reblogged this on lifethroughswolleneyes.

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