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Picture Me (& Joe Sexton) Lunkin’

21 October 2011, 19.29 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

You may have heard of the 3-day fishing trip etnies hooked up for its retailers, reps, Joe Sexton, myself, and some friends. It made the pages of Blisss, and now filmer Jon Arman’s clip is on the Web. Check it out. Our crew of 14 anglers reeled in about 45 yellowtails and one dorado. Goddamn it was a good time and the fish was delicious. There’s already talks of another one next year. Thanks to Ashton Maxfield and everyone at etnies.

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Ashton brought a keg.

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Ashton and Jon Arman.

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Aaron with a nice lunker.

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One of three I caught. This thing was delicious.

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Fresh sashimi on the boat. No big deal.

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Ashton and Don Brown, nohomo.

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Not bad for a day’s work.

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Lunkin’ ain’t easy!

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Until next year, Voyager crew, signing off.

etnies x Kevin Smith SMeaker

22 July 2011, 20.30 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

As the Comic-Con 2011 festivities began yesterday, Kevin Smith and etnies held a private launch party for 150 fans at the El Dorado Cocktail Lounge in San Diego to celebrate the etnies x Kevin Smith collaboration shoes, called the SMEAKER, designed with inspiration from Kevin’s famous SModcast. This VIP event included a live taping of his popular podcast, SModcast, with long-time film associate and co-host Scott Mosier.

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The SModcast “Have a Week” and  “Forgeticus!” signature quotes stitched on the heel and the side heel panel of the shoe, matching the SMEAKER logo on the tongue, and a black and white photo of Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier on the footbeds on a black etnies Jameson 2.5 SMEAKER.

etnies’ Public Domaine in Paris

07 July 2011, 22.41 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

I strongly recommend getting your ass to Paris by August 7 to see the amazing exhibition etnies has put together there. From Natas’ animated graphics to Manzoori’s video to Yogi’s works to the controversial board graphics to the fully skateable PAS house—this is the best collection of skateboard art I have ever seen. I was lucky enough to get a tour from Pierre-Andre, Manzoori, and Yogi themselves. Check out the video and photos here.

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etnies plus x Lovewright Co. Califas Boot Launch Party

23 November 2010, 02.06 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

Last Saturday night at Super El Camino in San Diego, California, etnies launched its new Califas boot from etnies plus and The Lovewright Co. etnies bossmen Don Brown, Pierre-Andre, and Ashton Maxfield were in the house along with Lovewright Co’s Danny Reyes and Shawn Brown. The venue was packed with a line around the block. DJs Ikah Love and Mayor Hawthorne kept the crowd bouncing despite the non-stop rain getting us all wet in this indoor/outdoor venue. As for the boots, they’re spectacular, get your hands on them when they drop next month!

etnies blogged up the night here.

Don Brown (etnies Sr. VP of Marketing) wearing the etnies Plus x Lovewright Co. Califas

etnies Don Brown modeling the boot.

Shawn Brown (Lovewright Co.), Pierre-Andre (etnies owner and CEO, Danny Reyes (Lovewright Co. Founder)

Lovewright Co.’s Shawn Brown, etnies owner Pierre-Andre, and Lovewright’s Danny Reyes.

Rob Carlos (Sr. etnies Plus Designer) and Pierre-Andre (etnies owner and CEO)

Rob Carlos (Sr. etnies Plus Designer) and Pierre-Andre (etnies owner and CEO)

Pierre-Andre (etnies owner and CEO) and Danny Reyes (Lovewright Co. founder)

Pierre-Andre and Danny Reyes

Mike Regan (etnies Brand Director) and his wife Mary

Mike Regan (etnies Brand Director) and his wife Mary

Mayer Hawthorne Playing etnies Plus x Lovewright Co. Event

Mayer Hawthorne Playing etnies Plus x Lovewright Co. Event. Turn your head, quit being lazy!

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