Nike sb have just unleashed a whole new Ben Raybourn welcome part via Thrasher Magazine today. Get watching below and witness some untouched skate-spots and pools getting a serious beat down. Raybourn kills it!
The Hundreds have released their Spring/Summer 2014 collection which is now available online via The Black Sheep. The release features a classic collection of athletic pocket t-shirts, 16 bit graphic tees, core classic crewnecks, hoodies and jackets. Check out a selection of garments below and see more of The Hundreds Spring/Summer 2014 collection on The Black Sheep web-store.
It’s a surprise this blog post ever made it to the publish button due to the time I could spend trawling the web reminiscing at one of the most iconic skaters in the whole of skateboarding’s history. Yes I know, very strong opening statement but Neil Blender is what most see as the very essence of skateboarding, simply put he’s just one of them guys that stands completely alone and probably invented the phrase “Marching to the beat of a different drummer.”
So the reason/excuse for this post is the good folk at Vans Syndicate have come through with this powerful collaboration from the man himself. First up is the Authentic Pro “S” in the Washed out Grey featuring Blender artwork around the out sole along with the Ultracush HD cushioning we’ve come to expect from the Syndicate range. These are obviously a take on the original and probably most recognizable Vans shoes but with that added extra comfort and higher grade materials used across the whole makeup. Second up is the skaters favorite Chukka Low WC “S” in Suede, and washed canvas upper which incorporates the Vans patented Wafflecup sole unit to give this normally Vulcanized shoe a completely different feel and more supported fit.
So back to the self indulgent part of this post, scan below and get all nostalgic with the true legend that is Neil Blender.
Apollo Brown is a Detroit hip hop producer, winner of Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships. Together Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent and Red Pill are Ugly Heroes.
An Ugly Hero is considered a myth. Growing up, the heroes we saw in cartoons and movies were perfectly chiseled, intelligent, and had senses none of us possess. An Ugly Hero is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go ‘round. These are the heroes that work hard all day, everyday to help ensure that the lives around them are taken care of, and do it all without recognition. They wear themselves into the ground and sacrifice vanity for family.
Catch them at Band On The Wall for their Manchester debut.
Support comes from Unionblak and DJ Jonny Dub (Hoya:Hoya / WHP)
State “Black Sheep List” on the door to get a reduced of just £6.00 (normally £12.00 on the night,) limited tickets so first come first served.
Along with the announcement that we have just had our first drop of the mighty Magenta Skateboards the timing couldn’t of been more perfect as they’ve seen fit to upload the “SF Connection” part taken from the full video “Tengu: God Of Mischief.” This finely produced Colin Read master piece covers the underground scenes from NYC, SF, Tokyo & Bordeaux and without sounding to corny these guys have got that rawness/realness of street skating pretty much bagged up right now. Anyway, enough of our chatter it’s time to go get your view on below-
Quite possibly one of the most anticipated collaborations we’ve seen this year comes from Huf x Wu-Tang. As your all probably aware this is Wu’s 20th Year Anniversary following on from the (still epic) release of “Enter The Wu-Tang 36 Chambers” and this col-lab is testament to both parties.
As you’ll see below this co-branded pack comes in the dope form of the HR-1 Boot, Football Jersey, Snapback Hat and the prolific Weed/Wu Huf Socks all of which will be available for purchase on the official UK release date of Saturday March 1st. Be sure to check our website early to avoid disappointment, Huf X Wutang at www.blacksheepstore.co.uk
You know we couldn’t do a blog post mentioning the mighty Wu without delving into some classic 36 Chambers bangers.
So everyone’s riding all sorts of skateboard shapes right now and it’s pretty much a hot topic in our small skate world. It’s certainly no new thing as most of the new decks are harping back to a by gone era of skateboarding but there still fully functional and not just your regular shop board. Probably the best discussion came via the Jenkem Magazine article recently and it’s rad to see that we’re in a time of skateboarding where pretty much anything goes shape wise.
With the above statement in mind we’re stoked to introduce you to Surprise Skateboards straight out the good old US of A. These guys are keeping it truly old school with there methods, including using the original and what some may say the finest silk screening method for board graphics. Also all there decks come straight out of Prime Woodshop which is kept in high regard in terms of sheer quality in there production and also 100% American made.
Look out for our first drop from Surprise with graphics by artist such as Matt Furie, Phil Guy, Kristena Collantes, Kavin Cook and Michael Hisung.
Plus what’s not to love from a company with the following ethos-
“Skateboarding / Collared Shirts / American Made Decks / Sandwiches / Don Rickles / Hand Screened Graphics / Bourbon / Skateparks at 8am / Smoke Bombs / Yard Sales / Breakfast Spots / Throwing Stars / More Coffee / Mysterious Stuff / S.S. Adams / Comic Books / Neil Blender / Hogan’s Heroes / Pinball / Bonzo / Trouble…”
The dynamic duo of the skateboarding world Anthony Van Engelen (better known as AVE) and Jason Dill continue on their quest to produce collaborative projects, presented by Vans Syndicate.
The Vans Syndicate AV Native American Low “Spider” boast a monochrome theme with a black canvas base with custom white spider web graphics, white sole and a retro style leather tongue tab. These limited Vans Syndicates also include a limited edition sticker pack to go hand in hand with this mighty fine collaboration.
Available now in-store at our Church St. store in Manchester City Center and online shortly.
Peep the new SS14 drop 1 from the folks over at HUF. Once again they are churning out the good stuff for Spring 14′s. The ‘Bay Area’ based skate and streetwear brand have put together a comprehensive collection for drop 1 of the season giving you everything you need from head to toe.
HUF has always been a favourite for us at The Black Sheep and with a drop like this, it’s not hard to see why. The patterns and graphics have been put together perfectly in a collection not to be missed! An essential for any Manchester street skating dogger.
See more of the collection making it’s way over to our website over the next few weeks, don’t forget to keep em’ peeled for drop 2!
Check out the Huf SS14 look book video below
We’re big fans of pretty much everything Brixton Clothing put there creative minds to and the new video Spring ’14 look book is no different. Don’t be expecting an all out skate clip from this one but more in line with the mature nature of there apparel it’s just one super cool little video. Of course we’re going to mention skate legends Jason Jesse and Matt Hensley being in the mix but this is what makes this brand what it is. Watch below and then peruse your way over the Brixton range over on our website.
As you’ll see it’s all in the detailing with these guys, all super tidy clothing incorporating minimal logo’s and always on point with materials and colours. See our current staff picks below and click Brixton Clothing UK to see the whole collection.