News Tagged ‘exclusive’

The Vans x Pass~Port Collaboration

Friday, August 12th, 2016

 

 

Vans and Pass~Port Skateboards have joined forces to bring you one hell of a collaboration. I mean what would life be like if we didn’t have brands joining forces bringing you the best of both worlds? Well I’ll tell you…. It would be boring, almost similar to watching the unstoppable rain falling from our grey Manchester sky, shitters! Anyway to lighten the mood Vans x Pass~Port have brought two banging pairs of shoes that’ll be available to purchase on Saturday (13/08/16) and as always with certain collabs like this they are very limited and exclusive and it’s a first come first served policy. So get the paper at the ready as you are going to love these. Here’s a closer look at them below…

 

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Now that’s a shoe, you’d be crazy not to appreciate these bad boys. The shoe is a Vans Old Skool and this specific shoe has seen on the feet of skaters for a massive number of years and there are possibly one of the most successful skate shoes going. On the other hand Pass~Port is one of skateboarding’s underground companies who are definitely not shy when it comes to releasing powerful edits, you might have seen some of their previous edits before and if you haven’y you can get started right now as in connection with the shoe release we have Vans and Pass~Port – Callum Paul and Nik Stipanovic video. Filmed on the Streets of Australia’s Melbourne and Sydney you have 7 minutes of stylish, creative skating.

 

Grab your pair before stock sells out….  http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

 


Primitive x Biggie Collection

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

 

Primitive have taken things to the next level by joining forces with the Notorious BIG estate for their next exclusive and limited drop. So if you appreciate good hip hop and are a fan of Biggie, as I’m sure quite a lot of you are then this is the drop for you. It is an officially endorsed collection, although stock is very limited so if you’re interested already, you best keep those eyes peeled because as always, with drops like these, they fly off the shelves. Before we take a little look at the collection it wouldn’t be right without having some Biggie playing in the background so here’s one of my favorite tracks, Juicy.

 

 

Who’s on a hype now then, I certainly am. Lets have a little look below at what’s to be expected in one of skateboarding’s latest drop, the Primitive x Biggie one.

 

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Adidas Skateboarding – Away Days Trailer

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Trailers for skate videos don’t get much better than that. Well in fact I think it’s the best one ever released to date. Felt like I was watching the next box office film, which in the skateboard world it probably will be. The glimmers of tricks featured have definitely got me hyped to watch Adidas Skateboarding’s next video, Away Days. There’s not much more I can say because to be honest I’m still in shock. My name is Nick ‘Stannerz’ Stansfield and lets just say MAN IS ON A HYPE for this!!

 

Fancy grabbing yourself some Adidas gear? Then hit the link…   http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/adidas-skate-shoes.html

 

Keep up with Adidas Skateboarding on Instagram.

 


Top 3 – Olly Tyreman

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

 

 

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Olly Tyreman is for those that don’t know, one of the Black Sheep’s most valuable team members. One of the funniest guys I’ve ever met, he never fails to entertain. A skateboard fanatic, ex-party animal and top geezer! When he passed through the store a couple of days ago it was only right to ask him some top 3’s on various topics. As the interview was happening he also spoke about the possibility that he’d be moving away to Dubai. You would’ve thought that would have taken a few months at least to plan but just a few days later he’s only gone and boarded the flight, legend. His unexpected visits to the store will be sadly missed but we wish him all the best in his latest travels. Yes PAL.

 

Food:

1: Sirloin steak

2: Calamari

3: Tomato Soup

 

Drink:

1: Bush Mills Whiskey (when I’m drinking)

2: Green Tea

3: Caipirinha Cocktail (when I’m drinking aha)

 

Destinations:

1: Burnley

2: Sydney

3: New York City

 

Skaters:

1: Ben Raemers

2: Stannerz

3: Sexual Stu

(Fack Off HAWK)

 

 

 

 

Tricks:

1: Back 3

2: Back 3

3: Back 3

 

Moments of 2015:

1: Moving to Sydney

2: Moving back from Sydney

3: Getting of the booze.

 

Sections:

1: Ben Raemers

2: Ben Raemers

3: Ray Mears: Survival techniques.

 

Jobs:

1: Skate coaching

2: Starting fires

3: Putting them out pal.

 

 

 

 

Music:

1: Acid House

2: Soul

3: Rock n Roll

 

Football players:

1: Gazza

2: Balotelli

3: Silva

 

Moments to come in 2016:

1: Skating in Palestine

2: Potentially becoming a Fireman

3: Summer

 

Seasons:

1: Summer

2: Winter

3: Spring (Fuck Autumn)

 

We hope you’ve learnt more about this puzzling man. I doubt anyone will ever understand what’s actually going on in his mind but what a guy. Top dogger, see you in the future pal and once again good luck with your adventure.

 

Keep up with Olly and all his madness on Instagram.

 

 

 


Vans Syndicate X Max Schaaf Mountain Edition 4 Q “S”

Monday, October 26th, 2015

 

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Widely known for his creativity on a wooden plank with four wheels as he is on two wheels riding American iron, veteran skateboarder and motorcycle builder Max Schaaf has once again teamed up with Vans Syndicate. The pair first teamed up back in 2009 and now to celebrate Syndicates 10th anniversary he’s back with a new creation, the Vans Syndicate X Max Schaaf Mountain Edition 4 Q “S”, a premium, heavy duty, mid-top, marking the fourth release in the anniversary series. Schaaf’s rugged style is is emphasized in this re-imagined silhouette, boasting military grade leathers, design details specifically inspired by bikes, skateboarding and Schaaf’s home town of Oakland, CA. The timeless design comes in an all black , full grain leather construction.

 

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The 4 Q “S” also features a raised collar for increased ankle protection, has interior warrior suede and heat resistant linings. Custom debossed logo detail on the upper and the tongue, a really cool Vans Syndicate logo in the Velcro strap! Custom Max Schaaf tank art on the sock liner plus signature Syndicate 10th anniversary gold logo. All that combined with Vans Ultracrush HD foot-beds and original waffle gum sole.

 

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There is a really interesting interview with Schaaf up on the Vans Syndicate website so click here and give it a read!

 

Like the majority of the anniversary Syndicates stock is again limited so as always get them while you still can!

 

Why not have a look at all the Vans Syndicate range here http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-syndicate.html

 

 

 

 

 


House Of Vans Manchester Comes To Black Sheep

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

 

 

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Yes that’s right the House of Vans is coming to the Black Sheep! Everybody put Sunday 4th October in your diary and keep it free! As I’m sure this will be one not to miss! The perfect end to an action packed weekend in conjunction with The House Of Vans! Get ready for a awesome street jam taking place just next to our shop ( 36 Dales Street, Manchester, M1 2HN ) in the Northern Quarter from 1pm till late! There will be ramps, rails, bumps, pads and a whole lot of other interesting things for you to get your shred on including a specially designed obstacle from us! There will also be Black Sheep riders and lurkers in attendance to bring the good vibes and make sure everybody has the best time! Like any good old fashioned street jam, there will be plenty of giveaways throughout the day and also cash for tricks so there’s the intention to get your training in!

 

Following the massive success of the first European outpost, House Of Vans London, Manchester has been chosen to host a bumper weekend of art, music, street culture and skateboarding. First of all, on Friday 2nd October the Great Northern Warehouse will undergo a massive reconstruction and turn itself into the House Of Vans Manchester! The 900+ venue will welcome some of the biggest names in Electronic, Dub, Drum & Bass. Jenna and the G’s will headline  the night of music. 8 Gold rings ft Fox and Sparks will produce a set mix of the finest Dub and Drum & Bass. The likes of Madam x, Roy Davis Jnr, Shadow Child and electric duo Maribou State will all be playing sets throughout  the night. There’ s more to come as well, with the announcement of some very special guests so keep your eyes peeled!

 

Apart from the incredible line up of music, Saturday the 3rd  has loads of activities to get involved with from 1pm!  Throughout the afternoon there will be skate lessons from 12pm to 3pm provided by the guys and girls at Projekts MCR ! Womenswear label Man Up Girl will be hosting an embroidery workshop, where they will be on hand to help you design your own Vans t-shirt with a choice of illustrations. There will also be a Sk8 Hi Riso printing zine workshop. Manchester ambassadors Jemma Jones, Jake B and Krek will be there to help you experiment with type, collage and illustration on your Sk8 Hi, it will then be scanned and turned into a page of the zine! There will also be an exhibition showing pieces of work from these three ambassadors! Also from 4pm – 6pm there will be another skate jam with the obstacles that were mentioned above, there’s 1000 pounds up for grabs between first, second and third place!

 

Lots going on and it looks like its going to be another memorable weekend in Manchester! For more information regarding your entry / participation to the events, this cane be found on the House Of Vans Manchester website, just click here !

 

 

 

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Shop Vans Skate Shoes here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html <

 


Win Vans Propeller Premiere Tickets!

Monday, April 13th, 2015

 

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So Vans have finally announced the worldwide premiere dates for their long awaited, first full length video ‘Propeller‘. With a team including the likes of  Geoff Rowley, Dustin Dollin, Chima Ferguson , Anthony Van Engelen, Gilbert Crockett and Jason Dill to name a few! You know that this is a video you are not going to want to miss! Well…you could be going to the UK Premiere at the Prince Charles Cinema in London ( There is no age restriction on entry to the premiere) on the 30th April! The prize is for two tickets so you can take whoever you want be it your brother, mother or a lover! Not only that, you will also be able to get your dancing shoes on at the after party at the House Of Vans! How you ask? The answer is simple! Simply treat yourself to a new pair (or pairs!) of shoes from the Vans Pro Skate line from us here at The Black Sheep. You will then receive some of the sought after golden tickets, on which is a strip that you will scratch off to see if your the lucky winner! But remember there’s only one winning ticket! The premiere is coming soon so don’t hang about! Make sure its you that’s going to be one of the first to see the new Vans video and not somebody else!

 

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Stoked On Staple Pigeon

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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When ordering product we take a huge amount of effort since there are so many brands these days to choose from. At the Black Sheep Store we are honored to stock the brands we do, Staple Pigeon is certainly one of them. It can be seen on sale at our Manchester store and over on our website.  What sometimes sways us towards brands is the history behind it and Staple has one to be proud of.

 

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Jeff Staple was a student at Parsons School of Design, New York and one day he walked into Triple Five Soul Boutique in New York City (1997) and received his first order of 12 silk-screened T-shirts. From there Staple was officially open for business. Originally started as a small T-Shirt line hand-made by Jeff himself it began to gain visibility in the city. The demand for the clothing grew allowing the company to expand and can now be seen worldwide. In 2005 Jeff was hired by Nike to create a limited trainer to represent New York. From this the iconic Staple Pigeon was brought to life and was branded onto the heels of 150 limited pairs of the Popular Dunk Pro SB. The Staple Pigeon is now a world renowned symbol that first of all represented the grittiness of New York but is now influenced behind the Staple extensive apparel range distributed in the top retailers across the globe including ourselves.

 

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Staple is also known for there infamous collaborations they’ve done over the years. They’ve combined forces with the likes of Nike, Timberland, Porter, Hex and Beats By Dre and many more. As you can see Staple is hugely respected and the brands they’ve combined with aren’t any small time thing, they are huge. Staple also has STAPLE DESIGN which has been in operation since 1997 which is situated in New York. It is a creative consulting firm and has worked with companies such as Nike, Microsoft, Sony, Lotus, Timberland, New Balance, LVMH and many others. As well as the Brand and consulting firm Staple also owns ‘REED SPACE’ which is regarded as the worlds best and most innovative boutiques holding various pop up stores and exclusive events. It also features an art gallery which has hosted some of the best artists out there.

 

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We are a huge fan of what Jeff Staple has created so there is no surprise why we are so stoked to be able to stock Staple, next time you visit our store or even the website make sure you have a look at the collection as I’m sure you will see something you like, because not only is the story amazing but the product is also on point! We would like to thank Jeff and the crew at Staple for giving us the opportunity to be part of something great and plus being from Manchester we are pretty familiar with pigeons so the brand fits perfectly.

 

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See all of our range from Staple online >  http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/staple-pigeon.html

 

 


Vans X Anti Hero

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

 

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In celebration of  Anti Hero‘s 20th anniversary , Vans have joined forces with the legendary board  brand to bring you the Vans X Anti Hero collection, featuring new models of pro skate footwear and apparel pieces. Established way back in 1995, Anti Hero is one of the most well respected skateboard companies in the scene today with a robust heritage behind them, who can forget their videos like The Anti Hero Video, Tent City, Cash Money Vagrant and their most recent online release Destination Unknown. With a team consisting of some of the most influential riders like Jeff Grosso, Frank Grewer, John Cardiel and Tony Trujillo to name a few, you can bet that that the products in this collection will be much sought after!

 

From the collection we will be stocking the Vans X Anti Hero T-shirts, a white version and a black one,  Socks in white / brown, Vans X Anti Hero snapback hat in dachshund brown / black and the Vans X Anti Hero coach jacket in pine green, Tony Trujillo’s sixth Vans shoe the Vans TNT SG (Pictured below) and the Vans Era 46 Pro (pictured bottom) which has been designed by Chris Pfanner!

 

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The TNT SG features  print on the upper, Anti Hero flag and original lock up graphic on the tongue. Vans legendary waffle outsole, superior board feel in Van’s pro vulc construction and light cushioning with ortholite sock-liners.

 

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Vans Era Pro 46

The Era Pro 46  has a classic stitched Vans suede outer with a leather accent heel, Vans ultracrush Anti Hero sole, slim padded tongue, all over double needle stitching, suede upper and Vans classic rubber vulcanized outsole.

 

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See the Vans X Anti Hero collection here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=vans+x+anti+hero

 

 

 


HUF x UXA Collaboration

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The Black Sheep are honored to announce that we have an exclusive HUF x UXA collab dropping later this week. It will be available in our City Center store on Church St and online. Only store in Europe to be stocking this bad man shit! We all know about the brand HUF but if you don’t know the story behind it, it is rather interesting. It was founded by one of New Yorks finest skaters Keith Hufnagel who has been shredding it up since the late 80s. At this time when Keith started skateboarding it was seemed as a thing for outcasts like hip hop and punk rock was, so I feel that this allowed him to understand the world in a different manner to the general public. Who in their masses showed nothing but hate towards this new extreme sport which has now taken over the world….

 

 

Ignoring the public’s views Keith took skateboarding to another level and turned pro in 1992. He was supported by many companies, flown all around the world and generally having a mint time thanks to the sponsors he had accumulated. To give some support back to the skate community he decided to open a small store in San Fransisco in 2002 called HUF. It was only right that he started to design and introduce his own company to live along side the shop since its success was massive. From that you have the brand HUF that can now be seen worldwide and is easily one of the most seen brand in the skate industry today. I’m pretty sure that you will have come into contact with the company from the most famous socks invented to their stylish set of shoes. To go with the product HUF have a skate team you will not forget. You can see such people like Kieth himself, Joey Pepper, Dylan Rieder, Austyn Gillette to their newest rider Sammy Winter repping the brand. 

 

 

UXA is also a brand to come out kicking and screaming out of New York and was established by designer Peter Huynh in 2000 then was relaunched in 2012. Knowing the background on the brand name and inspiration for the logo, in his own words the ‘X’ is a variable and is to represent the crossover of all street wear brands into the skate world and now after over 20 years in the NYC skateboarding game Pete Huynh is happy where the brand sits among his peers. The now iconic UXA ‘Kickflip Man’  logo has stood the test of time and so it seems the perfect fit to use it in this Huf collaboration. You mustn’t forget the mastermind behind this brand has worked with some serious heavy hitters from the music industry like Mobb Deep  and he was also the first NYC based brand to collab with the legendary Mark ‘Gonz’ Gonzales. With a brand statement that boldly shouts ‘To bring inspiration to every skateboarder in the World’ we’re backing this underdog heavy weight hitter. 

 

   

This will be the third time that HUF and UXA join forces and it’s possibly my favorite so far. After the previous two collaborations between the brands, this new collection combines both UXA’s signature Skate-Man graphic and HUF’s classic Plantlife pattern bringing you a range of tees, hats and socks. I can guarantee it’s going to be a huge hit! Take a peak below at the socks to see whats to be expected!

 

 

Like I mentioned before this is our first European exclusive to the Black Sheep and will be available on a first come, first served basis on Thursday 9th October. It will be expected to sell out quickly and I wouldn’t want any of you doggers out there to miss out on this legendary collab. Check the clip below to witness one of UXAs best Zered Bassett tearing it up…. will surely get you hyped!