News Tagged ‘socks’

HUF x THUNDER TRUCKS

Friday, October 31st, 2014

This Saturday (November 1st) Huf and Thunder trucks have joined forces and are releasing the collaboration of the year. Huf seem to be partnering with companies a lot  recently but this one has to be the one I’m most excited about. Thunder has been around for some years now starting in 1986, gathering a team of steez along their way. It includes Dylan Reider, Chris Cole, Mark Appleyard, Marc Johnson, Erik Ellington, Peter Ramondetta, Nick Dompierre, Sean Malto, Keith Hufnagel, Ed Templeton, Dennis Busenitz, John Rattray and many more. As you can see it’s an extremely powerful crew….

 

 

Huf has also been around for plenty of years starting around the 2000s. Keith Hufnagel the founder of Huf also skates for thunder so I can understand how this came about. Plus quite a lot of other riders skate for both companies so it makes sense to combine the two brands. Take a look below to see what’s to come.. 

It’s good to see how each brand have contributed, Thunder doing the trucks then Huf taking control of the clothing. The socks which have been a huge hit in the past have still got the standard ganja leaf symbol but have also got Thunders heart shaped grenade logo too which I think works really well. The design for the Raglan, T-shirt and Snapback is also mint. It isn’t just the colour way featured above but there is also a navy blue/white one too. 

 

 

When it comes down to0 the trucks, the idea behind the packaging is pure brilliance. They’ve made miniature Huf shoe boxes to store them in. How cool is that! Also there’s no need to worry about sizes as there are sizes to please all types of girth. Gillet, Cromer, Hufnagel, Rieder, Ramondetta and Plunkett all have a pro truck for you to choose from. Some are lights too so will make your board as lite as a feather. If your not into that then they are the standards ones as well. 

 

 

Overall this is exciting shit so keep yours eye peeled for the drop, happening tomorrow! As always these things tend to sell out fast so get it on your Christmas list asap and hopefully you’ll be available to purchase some of this fine product from the Huf X Thunder trucks range!  


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! 

 

 

 


Huf Shoes, Plantlife weed Socks and everything in between

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

So we’ve just got our first drop from Huf and the range is massive including all new footwear with styles from Ramondetta and Joey Pepper plus many more to come. Also the ever popular Huf plant life weed socks in all new colours along with some of the best patterned 5 panels and snapback hats we’ve seen this season. Just click the pictures below for all things Huf and don’t forget to check back soon for more from the Huf skate shoe range and Holiday 13 Huf clothing.