News Tagged ‘amazing’

Pat Gallaher – thnku Part.

Friday, January 29th, 2016

 

 

 

 

I would personally like to thank Free Skate Magazine for supplying me yet another amazing section to watch on this not so great Friday afternoon. This time round we have Pat Gallaher’s part from the ‘thnku’ video. The style of skating certainly appeals to the kind of skating I like and I’m pretty sure it will for most of you. The switch front-side board, shuv out at 2:00 is definitely worth a replay. I may have watched it more than twice because what an unbelievable landing. What I like about this part is the fact that I’ve personally never heard of Pat Gallaher, some of you may have but unfortunately for me I hadn’t until now. The name will be saved in my brain from now on though because this section has been a wonder to watch and I’m hoping to see some more footage from this guy in the future. Skateboarding is great and this section is great!

 

You can also grab yourself a copy of the whole ‘thnku’ video right here….

 

 


Element Skateboards Make It Count Competition

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

 

Element skateboards have been killing the skateboard game since 1992. It’s a company I grew up with and I couldn’t be more stoked that they are still going strong. Probably stronger than ever, the team consists of some more than familiar faces like Chad Tim Tim, Nyjah Huston, Chad Muska, Ray Barbee, Mark Appleyard, Bam Margera, Madars Apse and loads more. So over the past few years they have been holding the Element Skateboards Make it Count Competition which has been a great success.

It’s a series of amateur skateboarding events that is put on throughout the world to seek out the latest talent skateboarding has to offer. It also promotes the Element message of social awareness, environmental stewardship and positivity. Instead of a cash prize the overall winner is awarded some great memories, a taste of culture from around the world and a possibility for a new found career in skateboarding. A truly unforgettable experience.

 

This year we see the competition coming to Manchester’s pump cage on Saturday May the 19th. You would be mad to miss out on such a great opportunity on your doorstep. Show your support and spread the word as it could be you or a friend that takes the time to enter and ends up winning something worthwhile. What’s to lose hey..

 

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Enjoi Oververt – Shop Premiere At The Black Sheep!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Keep Friday the 7th of November free as we at The Black Sheep Store will be having Enjoi’s newest video ‘Oververt’ premiered in our city center store. It will be starting at around 5.30pm so feel free to come and join us to watch skateboarding’s newest full length DVD. Enjoi has been producing some fine skateboards since the 2000’s. They have also brought out some banging clothing during their lifetime too so be sure to check them out over on our website.

 

PRE ORDER YOUR COPY OF ENJOI OVERVERT HERE

 

 

Good friend of ours Ben Raemers recently turned pro for them so this will be his first section in an international video and I’ve heard it’s powerful. One of the raddest dudes alive and an incredible skater. Good work Ben!! You can also expect sections from other team riders such as Cairo Foster, Caswell Berry, Wieger Van Wageningen, Louie Barletta, Nestor Judkins, Jose Rojo and Jimmy Carlin. The last full length video they released in 2006 called Bag Of Suck was one to remember, and then their promo footage was released in 2012 called Tweak The Beef, Oververt is going to be a full featured video with proper parts so I’m expecting some great things from this one. Here’s Caswell Berry with his section from Bag Of Suck to get you hyped….

 

 


Stussy

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

 

We at The Black Sheep Store are proud to announce that we will be stocking the godfather of Streetwear …Stussy. It started in the early 1980s in Orange County, California by a bloke called Shawn Stussy and this originally based surfwear has taken over the world!  The early success of the brand was helped by the popularity of it in the Dj and hip hop scene! At the time hip hop was growing by the second and more people were starting to catch on, as this new underground genre of music. Not only were they interested in the music but also the fashion that followed and Stussy being popular with many famous artists lead to a huge demand for the brand. This iconic image of one of hip hops greatest J Dilla who sadly passed away in 2006 due to a blood disease was one of many to rep it hard! J Dilla was a classic rapper and producer that worked with so many legends such as A Tribe Called Quest, Del La Soul, The Pharcyde, Mf Doom and many more.

 

 

 On August 6, 1988 the world changed Yo! MTV Raps debuted on MTV and back then hip hop not being as popular as it is today challenged the current pop music of the time. Yo! MTV Raps allowed millions of homes to be able to witness the greatness of the Hip Hop when it was really hard to see videos and listen to it elsewhere. The language of Rap began to influence popular culture and when the show left the air in 1995, the genre was no longer the best kept secret. Rap music had grown to being the biggest and most popular genre of music today,  a lot of this is due to Yo! MTV Raps.

 

Stussy produced a 2 part documentary called ‘We Were All Watching‘ in conjunction with Stussy/Yo! MTV Raps collection with the first part looking at the history of MTV’s groundbreaking music program called ‘The Importance of YO! MTV Raps’. Then part 2 looked into the trends, styles and influence that Hip Hop had in the fashion world ‘Fashion in the Golden Age of Hip Hop’. It’s a really good watch so make time to have a look and I guarantee you’ll be stoked on it. Here’s a bunch of the T-shirt collaborations that Stussy and MTV did…

It wasn’t just MTV that Stussy did a collaboration with, they have also done collabs with huge brands like Adidas, Nike, Vans, Timberland, Fred Perry, Herschel Supply, Supreme…. the list goes on!  The one they did with Timberland was amazing because it wasn’t expected and came completely out of the blue. Although I found it fitted perfectly as Timberland was also worn in the hip hop circles so was a suited. Doing collaborations like this has also opened peoples eyes that would have generally never have heard of Stussy. Always been a sly fan of Timberland and can for sure see myself buying a pair of these navy bad boys below..

     

 

I have to give them credit from the graphics they have brought out too, especially the design of the logo! Such an easy and recognizable logo. It’s not to complicated and can easily be read, simple but effective! You instantly know when someone is wearing it as it attracts your attention with the bold lettering. It has pretty much defined the brand and the story behind it! It originated from Shawn Stussy scrawling his surname onto his surf board with a broad tipped marker. He then started to use this same idea on T-shirts and various clothing which he sold out of his car around Laguana Beach, California, a popular destination for surfing. From that it has turned into what it is today and Shawn Stussy deserves huge respect for making a brand that stood the test of time over 20 years, here’s the face to probably the most famous signature in the world….

 

 

After a couple of years of Shawn selling it out of his car in 1984 he decided to partner with Frank Sinatra Jr and in case your thinking he has any relation to the singer he doesn’t. They started to sell the apparel and after a few more years the company expanded into Europe, things were moving fast! Because of the success they decided to open a store in Soho, New York. Many more stores followed and it was reported that revenues reached highs of 20 million in the early 90’s. Hats off to them both, that is incredible! In 1996 Shawn Stussy decided to resign from the brand he had created and sell his shares of the company to his partner Sinatra who has still kept the brand moving and it is currently still a firm favourite worldwide.

 

 

To this day you find many people with different styles/interests wearing the brand. From skaters, hipsters, graffiti artists, break dancers, hip hop artists to the older generation that have repped it since day one or generally people with good taste! It has been around for over 30 years now and to be honest I can see it going for 30 more. If you would like to see some of the latest Stussy product pay a visit to our city center store, we currently have a mint range of hats, beanies and T-shirts. This is the start of something great, so join the hype and grab some fresh Stussy garms and keep your eyes peeled for further amazing product dropping over the next few months…. DON’T MISS OUT PEOPLE!