Please spread the word!
Please spread the word!
This one goes out to those of you who’ve stood by our side throughout the years!
The launch will hit the store TOMORROW am!
I named this release “Memoirs” because it’s a trek back through the years to some of our more popular pieces. The official release date will be on Tuesday (3/11/14) and our lookbook will hit the site a day earlier on Monday (3/10). I even kept the quantities of each design lower then what I normally print so if you missed out on the first run, DON’T SLEEP AGAIN as who knows if you’ll ever have a 3rd shot! In the spirit of keeping this short, of course I couldn’t leave you without some teasers:
See you on Monday!
Shouts to King Syze for repping our Occupy Minds zip HARD in his latest flick! Cop this track for free here and keep an eye out for his upcoming album titled “Union Terminology” which drops on 3/25/14!
Can you spot the SP?
It’s always an exciting time receiving in our latest gear. Holding the finished product that you know took weeks (sometimes even months) to create, is a surreal feeling. Although there were some setbacks & slight misprints, we pushed through those and also managed to fit in a photo-shoot in the same weekend, which was rad. I’ve still got a lot to do before the launch but stay posted throughout the week for more of an official release date. Without further adieu, my weekend:
You’ve probably noticed my lack of “substantial” posts lately both here and on our Social Media outlets with the”Buy this” “Buy that” jargon from our recent sales and wondered, what’s going on with SP. First, Sorry for those and believe me I don’t like constantly pushing product so much but when you have inventory on hand and new gear coming in, it’s a necessary evil of “business.”
Anyhow, it’s been very busy around the SP office (apartment) & life for that matter. Besides a lot of over time at the 9-5 (yes, I still work one of those things), 2 weeks after the new year my external hard drive which had 8 years of data (personal & SP related), decided to self destruct and crash.
Luckily though, I was able to find a computer wizard and he worked his magic and recovered the data, but it still set me back a bit sorting through 120 gigs of info (which i’m still doing here and there to date).
What other time I have had has been devoted to getting all of these orders out and on that note THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support on our Sales:
And that (whining aside) leads me to what I really wanted to talk about: what we’ve got in the works. Our Spring line just finished printing and is en route through the polar vortex to my door step and I’ll hopefully be able to shoot it over the weekend. My OG heads will be thrilled with this one as I mostly brought back some of those older classics you’ve grown to love. More info to come on that front! Aside from our Spring drop, I’ve been working on our 5 year release which is absolutely going to BANG! I’m still figuring out the specs but I’m thinking sometime in early April would be the ideal time to drop it, we’ll see:
Lastly, head over to the shop as I put up some combo deals to help us clear out what’s left!
Stay tuned for some sneak peeks…
Here are the latest flicks to come in from around our global community. Keep up the tags (Instagram: #stillproud #stillproudclothing)
The Pay No Respect homies reppin in the UK
Crypt the warchild reppin
Planetary with fam and Vinnie P
Jai reps hard
Keep them coming!
The Warhound homies just dropped a fucking banger of an ep earlier this month, seriously, PICK IT UP!
I’ve always thought of us as doing things a little different from your average brand. One of the main differences being that our pieces are driven by an underlying message as opposed to a simple logo or slogan. That’s certainly not talking shit on the former as some do it well but with SP I’d rather sell you an idea then something to match your shoes. But I don’t think I really have to tell you guys that as most of you should know this by now. With our Winter release I wanted to convey a sense of desperation. Playing off of the Sons of Liberty, I flipped it to tyranny because that is what we are currently at war with more so today than any other time in America’s history. And If you’re truly paying attention to current affairs, then you’re already well aware of this. So allow me to take you piece by piece on the hunt for the truth:
The average joe will think that this T’s a diss to America. Far from the truth, an inverted flag symbolizes discontent for the current political atmosphere. I used the Goethe quote on the back to hammer the idea that there’s an illusion of freedom that we tend to have in this country. Year by year, administration by administration our rights as free individuals are being diminished i.e the Patriot Act, NDAA, SOPA (to name a few). And most just wander blindly thinking that this “freedom” we have, is guaranteed and absolute. It’s not, and if we don’t take notice of the messages that our founding fathers warned of, we’re sheep for the slaughter.
The Gadsden snake is an icon I’ve wanted to use for a long time and it fit perfectly with this release due to it’s heavy Americana influence. The words you’ve seen us use before (Never Give Up, Never Give In) we’re also used to hammer home the idea that no matter how hard the power structure pushes us, we will not relinquish!
I’ve always been fascinated by Riot photos. To see people so moved by injustice that they’re willing to fight against the opposition is both refreshing & frightening to see. I came across this photo originally on the cover of Vice magazine & was immediately drawn to its defiant nature. When everything you love crumbles around you, when will you say enough is enough? Thanks to Stuart Griffiths for working with us!
Government seals have always peaked my interest due to the esoteric nature of most. This one was born out of disdain for the performance of the highest office in the land.
The majority of our pieces are message based but with this one I wanted something a bit more graphically oriented. Taking our popular icons (inverted crown & torch) & meshing it with a more familiar pattern seemed like the route to go and by the response, I’ll say it was a hit. Look out for more pieces like this in the future.
Because we have supporters all around the planet, this piece represents that. Except this is not a violent conquest but one of IDEAS.
Just a simple piece with the main principles that I operate this company by: Independence, Achievement, Defiance & Integrity
To create awareness & unlock minds, it’s what we’re here to accomplish.
Crafted in Discontent
It’s discontent for one’s surroundings & a longing for fulfillment that power the greatest social movements & personal changes. It was this discontent that ultimately lead to the creation of Still Proud. Nearly 5 years later, who knew that so many around the world would resonate!
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Thanks for tuning in!