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The Hundred releases winter 18 collection

The Hundreds, founded by Bobby Kim and Ben Shenassafar in 2003, is a two-part collective that houses the classic Californian streetwear brand and a media platform dedicated to global street culture.

Following its awesome fall 2018 collection, The Hundred Winter 18 Collection is in full swing!

The Hundreds Winter 2018 Collection is designed to wear in warm, comfortable, easy layers in a softened jewel-tone palette.

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The Hundreds offers its customers a cool style that showcases  urban life in L.A. , simple and comfortable, based on hip-hop, skate, surf, graffiti and comics cultures.

Its Winter 2018 Collection is created to weather the elements and is equally suited for both the great outdoors and the city streets.

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The Hundreds “Wrightwood Puffer Jacket” has a slammin’ logo directly screenprinted on left side of the chest and a Wildfire logo emblazoned on the left sleeve.

You can rock this Puffer Jacket anywhere, and you will be wrapped in warmth … and style.

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You can find this killer collection at more than 150 stores placed all over the world. And of course, Lula 101 holds the key to distributing Winter 18 in its authorized Asian markets.

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The powerful artist behind NEVER MADE

There is no doubt that NEVER MADE is not only a well-known street brand in America but also around the world. As one of street fashion leaders, NEVER MADE always surprises young people with its design, style, and ideas.

A simple reason for that is because there is a powerful artist behind the brand.

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Los Angeles based artist Francisco Reyes, Jr., is better known as Cisco and by his alias, Never Made. For over a decade, Cisco has been elevating his passion for graphic design … and it shows. His experience as a musician in his late teens and early 20s influenced him on the value of hard work and staying true to yourself.

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Under Never Made, Cisco parlays his vision through a wide range of items, including, some of which include: limited-edition screen prints, T-shirts and sculptures.

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Aside from his work with Never Made, Cisco has worked directly for Obey Clothing and collaborated with Shepard Fairey. Not only that, he has freelanced for key brands like Rebel 8, Hurley, Primitive Skateboards, Epitaph, Hellcat Records, Urban Outfitters, FYF Festival and Day N Night Festival. On top of being a player in cultural events such as Agenda Festival, Complexcon and Into Action Art Festival.

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While he continues to grow Never Made, both as an art brand and as an aesthetic, Cisco maintains the principle that things are “Never Made,” they are earned through hard work and persistence.

As an artist in the United States, Francisco Reyes Jr. will keep spreading his designs and thoughts by through his brand “NEVER MADE” from the U.S. to the world.

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Rastaclat x Anwar Carrots is here!

“ONE PERSONALITY TRAIT I FEEL HELPED ME SUCCEED IN LIFE I WOULD SAY … BEING HONEST, BEING TRUE TO MYSELF, KEEPING IT RIGHTEOUS.”

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Rastaclat has released a dope bracelet collaboration with Anwar Carrots, the designer based on LA, featured above. His trademark is the super cool carrot. It’s no doubt that by now, everyone knows Anwar Carrots. And his unique carrots designs have now met Rastaclat, the skate and street bracelet brand that always provide the cool looks.

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As you can see, the bracelet shows off the unique attributes of Carrots Branded colorway.  It’s fun, witty and makes for vivid visual characteristics of the newest collab from Rastaclat. See that rad Carrot logo on the center barrel? Usually, just the Rastaclat lion logo is on the barrel, but now it has both logos, and is def an attention-grabber.  Also check out the Carrots-branded aglets, which is also exclusive for this collaboration. And by rockin’ this unique collab, you display your own unique style sense!

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This awesome collab bracelet is also packaged with special box, with the CARROT signature on the top along with Rastaclat’s branding – an exclusive box only available with this collection. So dope! Listen up, those of you who are collectors … this one’s a keeper!

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This sick collection is available now, and as everyone knows, CARROTS are good for you … especially when they come with Rastaclat.

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THE HUNDREDS drops Fall 18 collection!

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Based in Los Angeles, The Hundreds is a two-part project, composed of Classic Californian Streetwear brand and a media platform dedicated to Global Street Culture.

Their clothing ranges from Tees, denim, wovens, fleece, headwear and outwear. Whether your skating or just rockin’ your street style, there are plenty of amazing offerings! See The Hundreds stories told through collaboration with Disney, Adidas and Garfield and others.

And now their new fall collection is coming you way! Are you ready to rock your fall colors, Hundreds of ways?

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The fall 2018 collection shows the unique intersection of streetwear, workwear and street sports on the West Coast. What a dope concept! They applied plush faux fur, chunky sherpa and water-resistant-coated nylon based on vintage sportswear. Check out the inspired Californian style with military concepts as well as oversized, baggy fits and a muted-washed primary color palette. If you love skate and street smile, you love The Hundreds.

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And this season, The Hundreds introduces two new custom patterns. One is a hand-painted watercolor camo in unexpected colorways, and the other is classic The Hundreds graphics seen throughout their history. The varsity style patches with ‘Old H’ logo shows the combination of streetwear and sportswear. Super sick, right?

r-Gmp3wAThis new collection is now available  at The Hundreds Los Angeles and far beyond.

So get ready for autumn, and “fall” in with The Hundreds!

 

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Exploring the ODD FUTURE

 

Have you ever seen the word OFWGKTA and wondered what the heck it meant? This mysterious acronym stands for ‘Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All’, usually shortened to Odd Future.

If we say ‘Odd Future’, then many fans recall hip-hop group, but others recall it as the clothing brand with pink donut. That’s because Odd Future is not only limited to performance group or a streetwear brand. Yup, Odd Future is an American hip-hop collective, which began in Los Angeles in 2007. The ever-famous hip-hop rapper, Tyler the Creator is a co-founder of this dope collective, and other original members are famous too. Frank Ocean, Syd the Kid (my favorite personally), and many other artists have taken an active parts in various fields of the entertainment industry.

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As you might expect, the characteristics of OFWGKTA are very clear. Super hip and incredibly unique. And their donut logo showcases the collective very well. Witty, fun and creative.

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This is THAT famous logo. See that pink donut! Hungry for more?!

This donut represents Odd Future, and used creatively in so many Odd Future collections. Also in collaborations. This donut is changed ingeniously with the concept of their new lines or logos of other brands that are collaborated with them.

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Like this! Can you see that donut combined with the logo of Santa Cruz?

From basic items like tees and hoodies to accessories, their merch screams  a strong hip-hop spirit. With poppin’ colorways and eye-catching graphics, OFWGKTA’s value is its uniqueness and individuality. So show your spirit and your own uniqueness by grabbing some donuts from Odd Future!

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Champion X WOOD WOOD

By now, we have no doubt that everyone has heard about Champion’s growing popularity. Champion, established in 1919 has a very long history, and lately it’s been blowing up! Nowadays, it’s super famous for its sweatshirts, hoodies, slides and much more.

If you look around the official website of Champion, you’ll find out that there are two collaborations available now. Today, let’s talk about one of them. Have you checked out their items collaborated with Wood Wood, the high-line street wear brand based on Denmark?

Their 2018 S/S collection includes basic items like sweatshirts, hoodies and tees, which is easily found in Champion, but this collab has muted colors; which is unusual for Champion. (It’s launched at Feb 24th 2018.)

According to the official website of Wood Wood, the collection attracts people with typography that shows the emotions people feel while they watch or participate in sports. (Or even other scenarios in our crazy lives.) Simply designed clothes with typography show off a chill mood while making fans happy. Sometimes simple is the best, you know?

And the double logo for this collaboration is pretty slick, too. Combination of C from Champion and W.W. from Wood Wood def catches your attention. It is really well-designed that could be used in next collaboration as well.

The 2018 S/S collection is still available in many online stores, like the official website of Wood Wood, Champion and other websites which provide various streetwear brands.

Can’t wait for their next collaboration. Can you?

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Lit lavender sneakers from RipNDip

 

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 Hello, nice to meet you, and check out the new sneakers straight from RipNDip! These Lavender Lord Nermal high-top shoes are so fresh and cool, and they are also  one of the most trending colors of the year. And, of course, you can’t miss the brand’s famous feline imprinted on the inside heels. Just one glance, and you know it’s RipNDip

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These kicks are high-top with the high visibility that all sneakerheads seek. That’s right, these Lavender sneaks cool your look from the bottom on up. Don’t believe us? … well just try a pair on and you’ll have instant fans. Guaranteed.

For even more excitement, check out this sick Lavender Lord Nermal high-top shoes video clip from RipNDip. Too fun.

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Drops More Upbeat Graphics with RIPNDIP Spring 2018

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It’s hard for some brands to be original when creating new streetwear these days, but it’s never the problem for RIPNDIP. The RIPNDIP Spring 2018 collection is now available!

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Los Angeles-based RIPNDIP is known for its playful, fun-loving approach to both skateboarding and streetwear. See what’s new, including the all new “must be nice” condoms, new colors in the Lord Nermal shirts, new colors for Lord Nermal pocket tee/backpack/Ripped beanie/board, Dead Rose hoodie, Nermal Camo cotton coach jacket, Nermal 3M shoulder bag, Pill Plush pillow, RIPNDIP spring 2018 stickers pack, and Peek a Nermal sweat shorts, among other things! Check out all the fresh new RIPNDIP gear below!

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The skate-minded creative forces at RIPNDIP delivered eye-grabbing patterns that appear on everything from socks to matching short and T-shirt sets, while an assortment of long-sleeved shirts and hoodies are emblazoned with a wide range of referential graphics for Spring 2018.

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Blending RIPNDIP’s LORD NERMAL character with symbols ranging from The Grateful Dead to The Great Wave off Kanagawa which is perfect for the cool kids who stay on that next level. It’s exactly why Tyler, the Creator has been seen rocking the all-over cat print gear. If you don’t know, now you know.

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Take the Reshoevn8r Cleaning Challenge

Like skating in your favorite white kicks but not looking forward to cleaning them?

Using the 3 Brush Advanced Laundry System, Reshoevn8r took on the challenge against some of the grimiest everyday shoes, the Vans all white authentic sneakers. Check out how Reshoevn8r performed on these shoes.

Here’s how it all went down:

It started with pouring the Reshoevn8r patented solution into a small bowl with cold tap water.

Used the hog bristle brush first to loosen dirt. Next transitioned to the all purpose brush for the tougher dirt. Let the brush and solution penetrate to trap and remove grime.

For deep cleaning, used the laundry bag and detergent to run the shoes through one to two laundry cycles.

We’ll let you be the judge on the results.

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Reshoevn8r shoe cleaner is effective and easy to use on all types of everyday shoes.

 

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It can be hard to find ways on how to clean your new white kicks without ruining the actual shoe. The problem with buying white shoes is that they inevitably become, well, less white. And while there’s something to be said for lived-in shoes that don’t look fresh out of the box, there’s a fine line between a few scuffs and downright dirty shoes. Here are some tips on how to brighten your prized and limited-edition sneakers to keep them in tip top condition.

  • Size and insert your washable shoe trees into shoes, they adjust from size 6-13.
  • You will need a small bowl filled with ¼ to ½ inch of water; put three squirts of Reshoevn8r’s Advanced Eco-Friendly All Natural Shoes Cleaner.
  • Dip Reshoevn8r brush into cleaning solution and pre-treat any stubborn dirt on shoes.

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  • Position sneakers soles together and put in Reshoevn8r sneaker laundry bag.
  • Be sure to pull drawstring snug and fasten cord lock (tip: you may want to tie a sailors knot in drawstring).

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  • Before placing Reshoevn8r bag in washing machine, make sure wash cycle is set to “COLD” water only.
  • Add a small amount of your favorite detergent and let the machine do the rest!
  • When wash cycle is finished, remove from machine and let air dry.
  • Do not remove shoe trees until drying process is complete.

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No more wondering how to clean Vans shoes and other high quality kicks  – Reshoevn8r’s shoe cleaner has it all, it’s easy, inexpensive and works amazing!

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THE HUNDREDS

 

ARE YOU READY FOR SPRING?

For The Hundreds spring has sprung.

Check these  out!!

 

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The colors are poppin’, but the style is sick.

You can feel the spring spirit just from their clothes.

 

 

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Their bombastic graphic T-shirts and crew neck are available in 2018 spring collection.

This design is inspired by ’90s sketch comedy shows.

It is  unique and fresh.

The Hundreds is a two-part project. One of them is Classic Californian Streetwear brand. The second is a media platform dedicated to Global Street Culture.

 

Yes, they are truly representative of California street brand, and also they also provide the latest info about Street Culture to the world.

 

 

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Super dope.

 

They collaborate with Disney, Adidas, and Garfield to expand streetwear culture to more people.

And they collaborated with Japanese artist, Usugrow, recently.

He is an icon who has collaborated with many other street brands and created album covers for musicians.

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Cool, right?

His graphic interpretations are awesome, giving The Hundreds’ products a look different from usual but amping up the coolest factor … and then some!

They spread not only their own culture but also other cultural outlets like music, art and animation.

Hmmm, what could be next?

Can’t wait!

 

Alright then,  let’s get ready for spring together with The Hundreds!

 

 

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