The Drill II, a new bboy legacy has to be built and there is only one way to do this: go to Europe, find the best bboys with the dopest breakdance moves, feed them Croky chips and drill them to become the most impressive army of breakdancers. 94 bboys from Belgium and Holland were united by Bboy Sambo & Pirroman and trained with an iron fist to make this happen.
Starting a new section called INSPIRATION. I’ve been curating one of the biggest channels on Vimeo for years now, and I usually just post all the stuff I like on there. It’s called AWESOMENESS and if you like what I like, don’t click it unless you wanna waste a few hours being inspired.
Decided that I wanna blog about the videos and filmmakers that take it to another level. No better way to start this shit than with “When We Were Knights”. I’ve got the attention span of an ant, so when a video that lasts more than a minute can thrill me till the end, you know we’ve got a winner. This one lasts almost 10 minutes and not only did I watch it till the end… it gave me sweaty palms, goosebumps and tears to my eyes as well on top. A breath-taking story about two friends.
How can you express everything that you want to somebody you love, knowing that if you don’t, that might be the last opportunity that you have? That is a reality that we all face, but for BASE jumpers, the risk of death sometimes results in something amazing and unexpected – love.
This is the real story of a pure love between two friends in the face of risk and tragedy.
Malines based Fast Forward Sneaker Shop contacted me a few weeks ago, to ask if I wanted to represent their shop and wear some of their sneakers. Free shit, hell yeah. Needless to say, I said yes.
First pair I picked up was this Puma x ALIFE special edition of the States model. A pair of shoes that only the cool kids rocked when I was a teenager (I wasn’t a cool kid at all, so of course I never wore these).
Some background info on this Puma x ALIFE collab:
Hailing and designing from their shop at 158 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side, the ALIFE crew will tell you how sports have had a long-lasting influence on the way they live and create streetwear. The second part of this years PUMA x ALIFE collection is built upon this passion and knowledge and is inspired by the brand’s New York heritage. This season’s first PUMA x ALIFE drop remixes the athletic and cultural history of New York City, elevating legends from the football pitch and the track with authentic style. The influence of the 1970s gets even more real with a pack inspired by “Welcome to Fear City” – a tourist safety pamphlet that warned visitors of the dangers and misfits downtown.
The brand has taken to PUMA’s STATES, a cult name for those fanatic about the brand’s iconic suede silhouette. Taking a strong pop art approach towards its design, the shoe has been embossed with glossy snakeprint leather.
Bonus history lesson
As a bonus… here’s something awesome I just found out about Puma:
In 1924 the two brothers Adi and Rudolf Dassler started manufacturing sportshoes. With a lot of effort they developed sneakers, which were exactly tailored for the needs of their athletes. Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the Olympic Games of 1936 wearing a pair of those Dassler shoes. But a few years later the two brothers went separate ways. Dassler shoes, run by Adi Dassler changed it’s name into Adidas, and in 1948 Rudolf Dassler founded Puma.
So, basically… two of the world’s most renowned shoe companies were birthed from a bout of bad blood between siblings. Read more about it here.
Fast Forward Shop social media / address:
Go say hi in real life… The shop girl’s hot. Borzestraat 38, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM.
Hush Hefner, always behind the decks, even on his birthday. Part two of the celebrations, HUSH HUSH #22, this saturday in Klub Goud in the infamous Antwerp Tower! RSVP here!
Follow Charliecakes and myself behind the scenes of our upcoming production Bardenas, part II of the DAZE TRILOGY.