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New York Media Week – Pt. 1

24 March 2010, 08.31 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

So I got to New York about 6 times a year for media weeks, skate events and any other shenanigans I can get myself into with my NY crew. This past week I was there to show the Altamont, Emerica and eS lines to magazine editors. It was great as always to see a ton of good friends that I don’t get to see that often. Here are a few photos of that week. Note: I have a lot of pics, as always, so this will probably get broken up into 3 different posts because I think little thumbnail photo galleries suck.

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Upon arrival, I snag Alex Corporan, Hawaii Mike and a few other heads to go out to dinner. I told Alex I wanted to take a photo of his Canadian tuxedo and he ran away from me so this is the best shot I could get of him.

Hawaii only stayed for a day and bailed to California the next day.

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I don’t know the name of this restaurant, I usually don’t when I am in NY, I just go where Al takes us. I will say, he has never let me down with some kick-ass eats! I thought this bar was pretty dope looking so here it is.

Not only was the bar dope as hell, the restaurant was filled with a shitload of erotic photos and art from the 1800’s and early 1900’s! Bonus!

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This is where my work starts. I have to set up mini tradeshow displays in the Sole Technology Showroom in SoHo for my media appointments. This is Altamont Apparel Ltd.

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This is Emerica

And, this is eS Skateboarding.

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Fresh off his flight from L.A., The Boss himself, Andrew Reynolds, shows up at the showroom to show the Altamont Fall 2010 line with me.

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Yup, Drew showed the line with me, no joke and he has done it for a few years with me too. It’s refreshing to see any skateboarder actually wear the apparel for the company he skates for. Drew has told me multiple times that this is the first time he has actually worn, head to toe, the apparel for a company he skates for beacuse all the others didn’t represent skateboarding or skateboarders correctly. Afterall, Altamont is Andrew and Justin Regans brain-child.

Check out this video clip Active created about Altamont Apparel Ltd.

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Alex Corporan vs. Squishy

23 March 2010, 02.52 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

Ahhh good ole NYC! Last week I went to NY for my bi-yearly media week visit and like most trips, end up rolling with Corporan to random spots daily. Thursday was a blessing and the weather went from complete shit to 70 and sunny, so me and Alex snagged some bikes went on a ride in the city. This is the tail of a meeting Alex had with Crazy Dave’s chum, Squishy regarding a new etnies x Squishy x Epsteins collaboration shirt that’s in the works.

Corporan vs. Squishy

Rolling up to Epsteins for a ice cold brew, me and Corporan (A.K.A. Dominican Denzel Washington) run into Squishy and Crazy Dave.

Corporan vs. Squishy

Like all good friends they gave a proper greeting to each other.

Corporan vs. Squishy

For some reason, they got into a heated battle super fast, I thought Squishy was going to beat his ass because she felt she wasn’t represent correctly on the etnies t-shirt!

Corporan vs. Squishy

I tried to do what any good friend would do and step in to calm some things down, Squish wasn’t havin’ it!

Corporan vs. Squishy

These dudes were over-it at this point, I think Squishy’s Bloody Mary made him more agro. Then Spencer Fujimoto showed up to chill and Squishy changed her attitude.

Corporan vs. Squishy

Finally these two came to an agreement on the correct representation for Squishy and came to their senses. They both still look bitter to me.

Corporan vs. Squishy

Then me, Alex and Spencer bailed to a rooftop BBQ and Squish peaced-out with Dave. Be on the look-out for the etnies x Squishy x Epsteins collaboration shirt popping off soon. And, if you roll by Epsteins to see Dave and Squishy, don’t bring this up argument, you might get rolled up on with a fierce bite to the ankle.


New éS Website New Directions

10 March 2010, 01.35 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

So, as of the recent past, my position has changed away from my usual gig and I am the new Marketing Manager for éS. Part of my task was helping launch the new website that just went live today. It’s kind of a masterpiece in disguise because the back-end programming for this thing is next level! Even a blacked-out bum could work in the Admin because it’s so easy and user friendly! Anyway, one of the videos for the new website really psyched me up, it’s one of Mike Anderson A.K.A. Manderson, and as this video below shows, he gained that nickname for a great reason! A 2 minute video clip of bangers filmed entirely in the last couple months before the young Manderson became a proud papa! Peep the clip below or you can check out the new website at eSskateboarding.com

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