|x| What’s good, fam! Elephant in the room no more…
NIKE QUICKSTRIKE – AIR YEEZY II (WEST COAST COLORWAY) / SATURDAY (6/9) RELEASE:
The wait is finally over. Early morning Fed Ex delivery means we can finally announce release details. As you might gather, this is very limited edition product; therefore, we only have whatever pairs we have on hand for purchase this Saturday (6/9) at 1100A. First come, first served. One Air Yeezy II per customer. No holds. No discounts. There is already a line-up outside the shop, which began yesterday due to pure speculation of the part of the kids who decided to wait (as we had yet to receive our shipment at that time). In a perfect world, we would have hundreds of pairs of this shoe so that everyone can get theirs and be happy, but alas, we only have a little more than a size run available and that looks like it won’t even be enough to meet the demand of the growing line-up. Either way, we open our doors at 1100A.
Cool dust bag with the same shoe laces and lace caps on the Yeezy II as the drawstring. The emblem on the bag is the same as on the tongue.
Xo. Lace caps & lace holder.
I like the hieroglyphic graphic detail in the velcro…
As far as brand new silhouettes go, I very much fancy this shoe. I gave up any hope of getting a pair for myself so I just took a grip of pictures, which I guess will have to suffice. This colorway bangs out harder to me than the black joints. My only problem is with those lace caps, which are great looking, but they are dumb heavy and will clank around a lot whilst you’re ridin’ around and gettin’ it. Other than that, the “Mercy” video is amazing and Kanye rules the universe once again.
First come, first served Saturday (6/9) at 1100A. Phone orders accepted on any remaining pairs beginning Monday (6/11): 808.941.9191.
NIKE BASKETBALL – LEBRON 9 LOW “HORNETS” / SATURDAY (6/9) RELEASE:
If the Heat lose today’s game, then this release will be kind of lackluster come Saturday (6/9) haha, but playoffs aside, the Hornets colorway always piques my attention. That blue and purple just pop off so perfectly. We will have a size run available this Saturday (6/9) at 1100A, and then take phone orders on the remaining pairs, if any, beginning Monday (6/11): 808.941.9191.
NIKE SB JUNE ’12 QUICKSTRIKE – JANOSKI “STAINS” / SATURDAY (6/9) RELEASE:
At first, I thought this Janoski quickstrike was in honor of The Do-Over – complete with spilled Sangria stains. Word to Strong, Thrillski & Aloe. Get yours this Saturday (6/9) at 1100A.
Sorry, no phone orders on Nike SB product.
VANS – VAN DOREN COLLECTION:
More greatness from the Van Doren collection: an Era & SK8-Hi in aloha print on canvas upper. This brown/tan/yellow colorway will look awesome with any color wash of denim or any color shorts.
I haven’t bought a slip-on in ages. That trend is about to end today when I pick up this festive Van Doren collection parakeet and palm patterned jumpoff. So good.
And then, there is Van Doren collection Era…I guess I’m picking up two pairs of Vans today…wait, by “two pairs” I meant “four pairs” because I need those aloha print Era & SK8-Hi’s too…
All pictured Vans Van Doren collection shoes are available in the shop now or via phone order: 808.941.9191.
Vans classics x Skateboarder Magazine Era.
Vans classics Era.
Vans classics Half Cab Pro. HALF CAB PRO, PEOPLE!! Full color Steve Caballero photo tag on the tongue and on the side panel, which is dope because its been always a drawing of Cab. I’ve never seen him portrayed in a picture. Looks like I am leaving work with like 5 pairs of Vans today…
All pictured Vans classics are available in the shop now or via phone order: 808.941.9191.
HUF – SUMMER ’12:
Snapbacks with corduroy brims.
The Bones Brigade flip is too classic.
Plant life boardshorts. KILLER!
HAhahhaha gets me every time! ITS AN OCTOPUS HOLDING FOUR BEER CANS! Again, with the Bones graphic flip. Dirtbag crew wins again!
Tank tops have become the new t-shirt. Huh? But yes, tank tops are so necessary this summer/year.
3/4 sleeve baseball tees have become the new tank top. That fast? LOL ok, maybe not, but the 3/4 sleeve tee is up there with tank tops as must haves this year.
All pictured HUF summer ’12 products are available in the shop now or via phone order: 808.941.9191.
EIGHT ARMS & BLACK MIST – SUMMER ’12:
“So we do this for the Purists – the leaders of the true school. The real heads…Sons and daughters of pioneers and hustlers who built these streets and structures…For the True York City slickers with cans and stickers, the sharpened-shank think-tanks…For the leaders with heaters, tastemakers and rule-breakers…The rap nerds, backpackers, computer hackers and broke actors…The smartest starving artists bombing hardest in the darkness…The blue collar babies and five boro thorobreds…From the crazy kings and warriors to skaters, creators and innovators…The punks and pimps with their rags or riches, for the linoleum physicists doin that b-boy business…The black and white, red and yellow and in between…casing dreams and chasing green…catching wreck locally or globally, spitting sounds of science vocally, never sleeping and never slept on.
EightArms & BlackMist’s mission is simple – to bring tastes back to clean and tight, a dose of that origin-ill flavor. Love or hate, support or dissent, the choice is yours. Either way, we hope the hard working block lurking natives will manifest the era of next shit. So stay hungry, stay critical. Stay card pulling and fact checking. Stay writing, painting, rapping and cutting. Stay getting up and getting over…for the return of the renaissance soon this way comes. Be a part of it.
We care not for the contemporary tides or trends of fashion. We eschew labels like ‘streetwear’ – streets were made for running, not wearing. Patiently awaiting the rebirth of the “True York City” we know and love, we call to task diluted cornball posturing of funk faker neophytes and do our best to bring you the homegrown fly shit we try to capture in our products. We dwell in the belly of a waking beast: his steps lumber, his voice thunders.” -Eight Arms & Black Mist
“SeeThruMoney is a Brooklyn based point and shooter, all analog no digital. Double exposure signature with the nyc gritty eye, Money’s profoundly poetic pics evoke the mood NYC locals stand up and cheer for. SeeThruMoney can be found twisting trees and drinking Brugal. He is also a proud father of two. The EightArms x SeeThruMoney capsule showcases two of our favorite local shots. Full color print – limited quantities.”
“Mos & Kweli shook the blocks with the intellect of their only proper joint effort. EightArms rolls through w our own take on star power, big block beats blasting. For the block-heads only.”
“SAINT TRAVIS EIGHTARMS x SOPHIA CHANG: One of the baddest little bitches ever born in the boroughs, the one and only “bun queen” bum rushed the show a few years ago, and still no signs of slowing. Multimedia artist, designer and illustrator, she boasts a healthy portfolio of clients such as Nike /Undftd /STPL / Mass Appeal / Complex / The Anthony Bourdain Show and many more. No joke w the handskills, EightArms commissioned her for an origin-ill exclusive illustration of our man Travis–everybody’s favorite og cabbie from New York’s lost grimy era.”
“EVERY LINE WAS ABSOLUTELY ILL…and still is to this day. EightArms gives daps to the classics. On this album, nothing ever gets old. The tracks have lost none of their potency or primacy. The definition of flawless emceeing outta queens is captured in ten tracks of fury.”
All pictured Eight Arms & Black Mist tees are available in the shop now. We are the exclusive Hawaii retailer for the brand. Phone orders accepted: 808.941.9191.
STUSSY – SUMMER ’12:
Just received the backpack from the Stussy x Herschel bag collection. High grade canvas outer and aloha pattern lining with leather pulls on the zippers. Its a wrap!
Remember what I said about tank tops? Excellence!
Ren & Stimpy artist John K for Stussy. Another pop culture collab done right by the Stussy crew.
These are the best fitting 5-panels since S—–e’s. May Stussy never not make 5-panels in this silhouette ever again because this is a flat out winner.
All Stussy picutred products (and more in the shop) are available now or via phone order: 808.941.9191.
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RANDOM TOP 5 // THURS. 06/07:
1. “MERCY” (video – 2 chainz steals the show in the video and with his verse)
2. A$AP rocky “GOLDIE” (video)
3. can G.O.O.D. music please bring cam’ron into the fold so my 2012 can be complete?
4. A$AP rocky x scHoolboy Q “brand new guy” (video)
5. the Thunder beating the Mavs, the Lakers & the Spurs in one magical run through the Finals…