Gotte give it up for local vids. The locals from the Dutch city of Leiden have gotten together for a video called Rollerdisco. The premiere was a week ago and now you can check the whole video on the Tagsters website. Nice.
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Saucony is usually associated with either old people of hardcore fans that don’t like big corporations. I bought my first Saucony’s when I was in NY last summer. They did a collabo with Alife Rivington Club and I absolutely love those shoes. So when I heard Foot Locker had these on sale for 30 euro’s I couldn’t resist. It’s a nice shoe, the combination of nylon and suede is fresh. Black laces in there and you have a nice, subtle shoe that is still different from the average shoe on the streets.
IRAK is one of the most notorious NYC graffiti crews in the current era of graffiti. Affilited with Alife (a bunch of IRAK dudes including it’s most well known member Earsnot) work(ed) at the Alife shops in NYC) they got together for this crewneck sweater. IRAK had it’s own line of clothing but shut it down after only a few years. It’s kinda tricky to find good IRAK clothing these days. This piece is from Alife’s fall 07 line and features a fat ass IRAK tag made with a KRINK marker. Found it at the Woei sale and had to bring it home.
Ah yes, the Jordan XVI. Even though I said I was kinda done with Jordans (Jordan Brand is fucking up the legacy) these kinda fell into my lap for cheap and honestly I love ’em. Made when MJ was no longer playing ball but up in the Wizards boardroom these shoes can be seen as a stylish, serious shoe but when you take the gaiters off you can take them to the court for some serious b-ball. This was the first time since the III legendary designer Tinker Hatfield wasn’t involved and it all kinda went downhill from here (except for the XXIII) so to me this is one of the last Jordans you can actually wear casually and get away with it. Let’s close it off with the full commercial that was made for the XVI where various Jordan athletes take it back to community. Plus Umi Says by Mos Def is used as the soundtrack, wich is a big plus.
Worked all week, time for some good times. So after I was done working me and my colleague Dave jumped on the train to Rotterdam. I was going to meet Tse who bought some Saucony’s for me at the Foot Locker sale about a month ago, plus me and Dave both hadn’t been in Rotterdam for a while and decided to see what’s good.
Met up with Tse, got my Saucony’s, went by Gorrilli to find out I actually do fit Futura Labs tees. After that it was off to the Woei sale, wich was at Rosh Skateboard Management. I’ve wanted to visit Rosh’s store ever since it opened, but I’m not in Rotterdam that often. Anyway, Rosh is probably the nicest dude I ever met in a store and the shop is absolutely sick. Much love for Rosh, I’m going to try to come by more often.
After that it was time to get home. Mixed some vodka and OJ in a bottle and watched the team I used to coach win a lousy game of basketball. Had some more drinks and conversations after that and went to bed around 2, wich meant I almost had a 24-hour day (waking up early for the morningshift is a bitch) More fun to come this weekend, can’t wait.
Tse is magic with a camera, here’s a shot of my kicks and a groupcircle:
Watching the ballgame in a local hall, having a screwdriver, getting buzzed, yup.
Normal posting will continue tomorrow.
PS. Posting from a mobile phone is pretty cool.
Louisa Menke is probably the most talented female skateboarder in The Netherlands. She held her own in various Dutch skatevids between the male skaters. I just found out that she also has some skills with a photocamera (skaters and camera’s seems to be a good combination) I really like her stuff, the photos have a nice raw, oldschool vibe to them. Part of that is because they’re not digital (for some reason skaters turned photographers don’t like digital) wich is a rare thing these days. Louisa has a blog that showcases some of her photographic work, you should check it out. After the jump you’ll find her part from the Colorblind video (on a sidenote, whatever happened to Colorblind? Such a rad Dutch brand)