These were gifted to me which is kind of weird because I never really got on the whole Yeezy wave. Not saying that I don’t like them, I’ve just always felt like they didn’t go with my personal aesthetic and lets face it, every fuckboy over 25 who still collects toys will most-likely have these displayed as a shrine in their apartment. Hey, if that’s your thing, I’m not judging. I too used to collect Medicom when I was a teenager. Anyway, rather than being negative and an asshole (I’m really working on my inner serenity and trying to make it applicable in all area’s of my life and outlook) I’ll just talk about the positives. First, they’re Boost® and that is something that my feet will happily make love to. They just get all up in there and wiggle around and unpack their bags and make it a happy home. Boost® is honestly the highest example of what comfort should be in the footwear apparel industry. Adidas, you fucking made every other shoe conglomerate your kids once you released this technology, bravo. Next, I dig the whole weaved moccasin thing but the hovercraft sole is really weird to me. I know Kanye is known for thinking outside of the box and being an innovator but this sole still hasn’t morphed itself into my creative imagination to the point where I’m like “oh shit, I totally get it”. Nevertheless it is something unique and perhaps that’s the only bullet-point that needs to be comprehended. To come to a full climax and to speak from an entrepreneur standpoint, my favorite thing about what this shoe has done is “boost” (see what I did there) the obtainability of monetary gains to the independent individual. In other words, it feeds the reseller’s. Some will frown upon this term but it’s an absolute necessity in order to balance the sustainability of the markets underbelly. Inevitably it’s these individuals that are learning strategies and lessons that can catapult them to future self-liberated financial freedom, and I can’t think of a better example of the true definition of the “American dream”. Self made, self paid.
Thanks Wex for everything and for reposting these photos on your IG story. You’ve always been super nice to us over here and someone I truly admire.
- Danny Steezy
Sometimes you just gotta give the people what they want… and apparently that’s another slice. Now available here.
First of all, we would like to say sorry for our site crashing yesterday. We finally got everything back up and running a couple of hours ago thanks to the IT gods that expanded the capacity of our bandwidth and now allows more traffic to hit at once. Secondly, thank you for crashing our site! That’s fucking awesome that you guys want to check on us and see what we have when a release hits. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing new pieces all week (and a few other surprises).
We’ll be updating the Greymrkt® Tuesday (9.25.18) at 12noon pst.
Life is way too short to not remind someone they’re special, to say thank you or to simply tell someone to fuck off. But, always do it in style with our SS18 Notecards. Now available.
We just updated our Posterclub® with favorites from the past and new options. We’ve been seeing a ton of bootleg posters all over the internet. From Grailed to Etsy to eBay, there’s a ridiculous amount of people trying to sell our images. There’s absolutely no way possible for them to duplicate the quality and printing process that we strived so hard to obtain for you guys. Unless you order from us directly, chances are you will be spending less money on something with superiorly less quality.
Ask the universe and you shall receive. More information on our Greymrkt® pop-up shops coming soon.
Troy came by this morning so we could shoot some product and brainstorm about a Greymrkt® pop-up shop that we’ll be doing in Los Angeles and New York in the next couple of months. We can’t wait for you guys to finally come to a physical space, feel the merchandise and buy pieces in an environment where we get to interact with you. Oh, and in case you were wondering, we just restocked our SS18 Zippo’s again.
The biker community felt a shock through their heart yesterday as the news of David Manns death was spread. We will be attending Chopperfest in December where not only will we be celebrating his life but we’ll also be releasing something very special in memory of him at our Greymrkt® booth.
“Chop it like you stole it” -DM
I get a ton of DM’s asking me to explain my personal style. If I’m going to be honest, I sort of dress like an updated or “refined” version of my Dad; which is fucking ironic since I was always so embarrassed of him when I was a kid. Weird how that works but instead of opening up a huge can of daddy issues, I’ll just break down what I’m into.
On any given day you can always catch me wearing at least one article of vintage Harley-Davidson®. I think I do a pretty good job at curating and collecting pieces for my closet from the 70’s-90’s. It can’t just be any HD item because lets face it, some of the designs were pretty shitty but I’m way into their single-stitched tees or collaboration with Tori Richard who makes super rad camp shirts.
As for denim, I really love how Hedi Slimane updated the Saint Laurent silhouette. I have a few pairs but they don’t necessarily hug my body yet give me space like you would wish in any successful relationship. You know? Like, love me but also admire me from afar when I need room to breathe. Acne Studios Ace denim is amongst my favorite but it takes too long for them to break into that comfort feeling that you can only get from someone who has seen you through your darkest and most joyful moments. I recently took my chances on the All Saints Cigarette cut. By far the cheapest on the spectrum of designer denim yet…. probably my most favorite fit. Cost effective and you get exactly (or even better than) what you expected. For anyone like me that loves a good skinny jean but has calves like a fucking ‘roided out body builder, these are the jeans for you. Perfect on the waist and thigh then gives you a little room on the calve and then BOOM back to skinny on the ankle. All Saints, I could kiss you guys right on the lips.
The only shoes that pretty much hit my feet these days are Hedi era Saint Laurent. I’m obsessed with the Skate shoe but can rarely find them in my size since they have long been discontinued. I also love Gucci sneakers and all white Air Force 1’s but feel they’re getting played out. I know, I know, they’re staple pieces.
My accessories are pretty much never changing. I can never leave my place without my Supreme Tunnel shades, Cartier ring and Louis Vuitton Folio iPhone case.
So, that’s me in a nutshell. Lowbrow shit with a highbrow touch. Even when I was super young I always said I wanted to be that guy that looks like a dirtbag but is driving a Ferrari. Something tells me that’s exactly where I’m headed.