CHINABLOG55A couple of years ago, I had a weird dream about walking through a strange Province. It was daytime, or at least that’s how it seemed. People were out and about, kids running and playing, couples holding hands while sitting on benches. I saw some cute chicks with their boyfriends but didn’t wanna look too long, I Wasn’t trying to get jumped you feel me!? :o

while taking a detour through a park I remember having this overwhelming feeling of being very far from home. This feeling caused me to stop and take a closer look at my surroundings.

I looked up and noticed the sky was a shade of pink. I looked at the trees and saw that the leaves were pink also. The buildings in the background were shaped differently than I was used to seeing.

And then I thought to myself…. “im in China….” Strange dream right!? I know.

it’s now 2014 and that dream became a reality.

chinablog2chinablog3chinablog4chinablog6chinablog5chinablog7chinablog8chinablog9chinablog10chinablog11chinablog12chinablog13chinablog14Last month I took a short notice trip to China. The purpose of the trip was for me to work on our Society Original Products® upcoming collections, from more of a hands on standpoint. Throw in some quality control, fabric sourcing, alcohol drinking, room service and we got ourselves a party!

I managed to get some good work done and figured out how to work a bit more efficiently. Hopefully that will show in our branding efforts and product as we continue to grow and produce the highest quality clothing for all of you guys and maybe gals ;) wink.

I visited the largest fabric sourcing location in China. There were entire malls and street blocks dedicated to nothing but fabric. It was insane! I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. It was my first time there but hopefully not my last.

We have some really dope styles dropping throughout the year. i can’t wait for everyone to see and experience it.

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Overall I had an awesome time in China. I feel like the work I was putting in and trying to do was still not enough! I guess that’s what it’s like when you love what you do, none of it feels like work. If I got tired, I slept for a while, woke up then right back at it!

I made some really cool friends and got closer with people I’ve been doing business with over the years.
I even made attempts at learning how to speak Chinese, haha. I only learned a few words but I will get better eventually.

I got to see in person just how big the bike culture is in China, it blew my mind. I can’t stress enough just how many bikes I saw. It was like bike heaven on steroids! :) . Nothing could’ve been more ironic than seeing all those bikes while I took their pictures wearing a Society bike hat. Crazy.

I can’t wait to go back. I’m always looking to gain more of these personal experiences, but most of all I’m always looking for ways to improve the experience someone has when purchasing, touching, feeling and wearing our product. It starts here, I’m willing to travel all the way across the world alone to make better clothing for YOU! least you can do is buy me a beer or something :(

Posted in Lifestyle, Marcel Angol

See more Behind the scenes photos soon… stay tuned #FollowTheBike

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Posted in Lifestyle, Marcel Angol

Continuing to embellish upon his already pristine collection of American Muscles, we see Curren$y’s lux birthday gift come to life from scratch. Courtesy of Street Customs, Jetflix debuts their second installment in “This is the Life”. In this mini doc installment, Street Customs is observed putting their artisan gifts to the test in order to deliver this beauty in a race against a deadline. Spitta is caught celebrating his birthday post-show at the House of Blues with the lush whip nonchalantly boasts her through the N.O. streets.

Words by: Raheem Hercule

Posted in Lifestyle, Music

Society Original Products and Open Road Films presents a free screening to A Haunted House 2 starring Marlon Wayans. For your chance to attend the advanced screening of A Haunted House 2 on Thursday, April 17 at 7pm at the AMC Boston Common, go to RSVP and enter the code CDMWKG5.

Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box-office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!
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Tufftunezz X Society Original Products Present: #moneyclothesandshows Giveaway

Enter to win a chance to receive a Society Original Products Crewneck, $50 cash, and Two tickets to your choice of any show going down at Middle east Boston Ma. or The Met in Pawtucket R.I

Entry is easy

1. Follow @Tufftunezz on Twitter
2. Follow @societysop on Twitter
3. Mention @Tufftunezz & @Societysop w/ Hashtag #moneyclothesandshows Let us know you entered (more tweets increase your chance of winning)

Contest ends from April 4th

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Posted in Follow the Bike, Shop

Ambitiously redesigning Japan’s UNDERCOVER, Jun Takahshi debuts a store-front ceilinged with 20,000 lightbulbs. A mural inspired by Flemish surrealist painters adorns the boutiques main wall, while he DJs with individual eye flip-up sunglasses and alternates which eye he covers, in addition to making dresses out of other dresses for live performance art in this video.

Posted in Art + Design

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San Francisco Mission Bicycle Company debuted their design for a 100% reflective bike. The Lumen is the first of its kind: a bicycle designed specifically for city riding with integrated retro-reflection. This patented innovation returns any light that hits the Lumen’s frame and wheels directly back to the light source. Available single speed or fully geared, in 5 sizes, the Lumen is the world’s first commercially available retro-reflective bicycle.

For more information in this project, please visit the Kickstarter page

 

 

Posted in Lifestyle

Earlier this week, this Cashius Green & Pheo Road Trip made its first stop in Boston to network and meet the people who make the city turn. Along with connecting with radio DJ’s, visiting the Karmaloop Headquarters and making an appearance at the famed AWOL boutique, we had a chance to catch up with them before they hit the road for Philadephia. Check out their latest visuals “Right Now” below.

Special Thanks to Kevin Storey.
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As we gear up for the Spring Season with an all new collection of limited edition products and accessories, this look of previous season styles from Society Original Products captures some standout items.

With new collection’s hitting the online shop and a selection of retailers worldwide this upcoming April and June, your favorite brand has much in store for loyal and new followers of the bike treading through styles.
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Photography –Anthony Adamick of OV Photography
Direction – Marcel Angol, Anthony Brewster, Cody DiMarco
Model – Cody DiMarco
Special Thanks – Raheem Hercule
Location – Alewife Station Cambridge, MA

Posted in Art + Design, Lifestyle, Shop

The much anticipated follow up to PRAY will be here shortly. In White Lights, the forthcoming EP and title track, not only does Forte have fans awaiting another stellar project, but now there is an uncertainty of where the Flint, Michigan born emcee fits among the current stock of buzzing artists.

Forte has shown tremendous growth in his rhyming ability and consistency in visuals and project presentations. Almost delivering a more darker ominous mood in his music with every offering, Forte reveals industry truths and ponders much including his own place among the elite.

It’s only a matter of time, before his genius is realized amidst the many that strive to stand-in. Maybe once the White Lights break through the darkness, many will finally realize the value of its existence.
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