August 30, 2008

Elitist Society has taken an unexpected vacation, as some of you may have noticed. We should be back up and running on the 4th. We are truly sorry for this break, but we hope to see you back on Thursday. Take care and have some fun!

"Awful | Homesick" Alex Pardee

Illustrator Alex Pardee will be signing his new skate deck and advance copies of his book titled “Awful | Homesick" on Sun., September 7, 2008 at Upper Playground’s flagship store in San Francisco. Alex Pardee’s unique artistic style draws upon influences ranging from horror films to graffiti. His work has been described as representing a circus sideshow cemetery, combining random shapes and colors with torment and absurdity.

For more information on Alex Pardee, please visit Here.

Sunday, September 7, 2008 from 2–4 pm

Upper Playground
220 Fillmore St. (at Haight St.)
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-861-1960

Book (available online soon)

Skate deck (available online NOW)

August 25, 2008

Supreme Fall/Winter 2008 - Everlast Boxing Gloves And Backpack

Supreme is releasing some new ideas for their Fall/Winter collection this year. They have been collaborating with some unexpected partners, which ups the intrigue factor. Supreme and Everlast produced boxing gloves as well as a boxing glove key chain for this collection. Also, here you can see one of the new backpacks that is included this year. It's strong red colorway, box logo tag, nice leather details, and the Supreme box logo embossment really makes this backpack something to look out for especially as the semester starts.

August 24, 2008

Stussy x Neighborhood Boneyards | Bandit Sunglasses

We have seen some great pieces come from the Stussy x Neighborhood Boneyards collection so far, and now we have another. Here are the Boneyards Bandit sunglasses which also come in a custom Boneyards box and pouch.

These glasses go for 150 USD and are now available at Stussy Direct.

Nike Air Force 1 "Closing Ceremonies"

This weekend will bring the close of the Beijing Olympics. In celebration to this, Nike will have another release: the Nike Air Force 1 "Closing Ceremonies". The sneaker comes in gold and features a laser etched graphic over the upper. It will be released in a special 080808 box and will hit August 25th.

Stussy Fall Collection 2008

The official release of the Stussy Fall 2008 collection has finally hit. Along with high profile collaborations, the brand also presents solid main line collections which come at great prices.
One of the main artists featured in this collection is Delta who has created many new pieces for this line including tees, caps, accessories, and jackets.

These are all now available at Stussydirect.

Bape Shark Beanie

For years, the Bape Shark hoodie has been one of the hardest-to-get peices of the whole bape collection. For this Fall/Winter collection, Bape presents the Shark beanie, a fun interpretation of the original design.

For all you bape fans, look no further because the beanie is now available in a variety of colourways at Bape stores worldwide.

Suburban Bliss Fall 2008

Born in the English suburbs, raised in California, the ideas behind Suburban Bliss come from nature, art, music and friendship. As an independent clothing company based in London, the company holds strongly to the notion that their must be fight against increasing control. The Fall 2008 line shows that. Sometimes its subtle, like in the very brilliant Elephant and Castle. Sometimes, you'll get it right away. Other times, the graphics sweep you up in a flight of fancy. At all moments, Suburban Bliss offers unique images on 100% cotton British tee-shirts.

Source: Highsnobiety

Amulet Of The Bloody Goblin

Mishka is adding to their Amulet Of The Blood Goblin sub-line with their new line-up of tees. Inspiration for this line came from decades of the ghouls and the grotesque art in power of the 80's skate culture. Goblin revives this lost art of monsters and macabre. Hand-drawn is known of Goblin and the final presentation holds that un-polished aesthetic which can be found in the decades of the horror art.

Gbolin has dropped 5 new styles of tees and 4 carry-over shirts from the last season presentation, but coming in different colours. You can find these available exclusively online at Krudmart and Mishkanyc.

August 23, 2008

Staple "Thinking" New Era Caps

Staple has released a set of New Era caps. "Thinking" caps, as they are called, feature a bold 3D embroidered front and comes in 3 colourways overall.

These are available at the
Honeyee Store.

Kaws "Saturated" Exhibition At Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

With much anticipation artist Kaws is entering the gallery circus again this fall, after taking a break for a couple of years. There will be two solo shows by the artist coming up in the near future, the first being his "Saturated" exhibition at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery in Miami.

The exhibition will run from September 20th until November 15th.

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

194, NW 30th Street
FL 33127 Miami

Alejandro Ingelmo Hi Top Sneakers

New York based designer, Alejandro Ingelmo, has made quite a name for himself ever since introducing his metallic sneakers.

Here is the latest line-up of his iconic Hi Top sneaker. The shoe features a lace up fastening with a Velcro strap at the ankle and perforations at the quarter and toe.

Oki-ni now become one of the very few stockists of the line and got them in in overall four colorways.

Tisa Fall/Winter 2008 | Hood Love Collection

As part of the Tisa F/W 2008 collection, here we present you with part of the Hood Love collection that will be siding the F/W. This collection consists of hats as well as color coordinating four finger rings that are moulded plastic and also the first in jewelery design from Tisa.

August 22, 2008

Freshjive Presents Photographs by Edward Colver

Originally obtaining notoriety for documenting the early Los Angeles Punk scene and culture, Edward Colver has captured some of the most iconic photos ever shot. But this was just the beginning. Edward, with his discerning eye, has over the years captured photographic images that stand alone as art beyond the realm of the L.A. punk days.

On August 29, Freshjive and the Reserve store will be exhibiting some of Ed’s more obscure but equally powerful photos, some of which have never been seen before.

Limited edition Edward Colver T shirts, will be available at the opening.

Photographs by Edward Colver
Friday August 29

7-10 PM


420 N. Fairfax Los Angeles, CA
323 651 0131

Edward was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times Sunday paper. Read the article here
For more information or for Press inquiries, please contact:
Chris Hull

213 748 0129

August 21, 2008

Onitsuka Tiger Sunotore 72 In Full Effect

You may have already seen the Onitsuka Tiger Sunotore 72, but here it is again showing the full effect. In the daylight, this sneaker looks normal as any sneaker would with a few graphics. However, when it gets dark, the sneaker lights up and shows its real face. You will see more than just a small effect, the actual large scale effect will happen all over the upper.

The Good Will Out has both colourways in stock now.

Nexus VII Fall/Winter 2008 T-Shirt Collection

Out of Japan, Nexus VII, has a basic theme for their upcoming Fall/Winter tee collection. They use a black base with a front graphic and a bold back graphic. Each shirt plays on different themes and uses different typography. These are something to watch for.

Nigo Interview On Think Silly

The Think Silly crew has uploaded an interview with A Bathing Ape founder Nigo. They mainly talk about international expansion, as well as taking the Bape events international, after the recent success of the Bape Heads Show in Hong Kong.

Nigo also mentions, that the Busy Workshop in London, will be transforming into a large scale Bape flagship store in the near future. Something to be looking out for!

Check it out Here.

August 20, 2008

Reebok Fall 2008 Footwear

Here is a preview of a footwear style that Reebok will be releasing in the coming months. The Sir Jam Mid comes in two retro colorways and the Pump Omni Lite comes as part of the Elements Collection (here above) in a wine red/yellow colorway.

Expect these styles to release in September at Footlocker and better sneaker stores.

Kilo Goods Spring 2009 Collection Preview

Kilo is a contemporary sportswear label with a focus on illustrating a “New-Americana”. Forward in concept and execution, Kilo draws inspiration from the vibrant Miami attitude to the sleek construction of the art deco Manhattan skyline. With a fine attention to detail they blend luxury, sport, pop and politics to convey their message.

There is no doubt, that Kilo Goods has been setting itself apart from the rest of the industry right from the start in terms of styles and colors, something we appreciate very much. Their Spring 2009 collection is probably the most subtle one that we have seen to date, nevertheless you still do find the crazy colors and shapes, just a little more hidden than usual. Nice cut & sew pieces, as well as strong t-shirts make up the new collection, which will be presented for the first time next week, at the S.L.A.T.E. tradeshow in Las Vegas.

Source: Highsnobiety

August 19, 2008

'97 Air Terra Humara Comeback at Size?

Released in '97, the Air Terra Humara has made it's comeback in solid Tar/Light Taupe/ Blaze colourway with orange accents. Looking at the shoe, it's a wonder why it didn't come back sooner.

Head over to
Size? to get yours.

Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer Exclusive Product | AF-1 Luxe7/Luna Racer/Rejuven8/M-65

Here is a look at the exclusive porduct that will be released by Nike. On the 22nd, you'll be seeing the Nike Air Force 1 Lux which comes in 12 colourways and will be exclusive to the new flaghsip store in Soho. Also coming out will be the new line-up of colours of the REjuven8 model from earlier this year along with the new Lunar Racer. Nike will also be releasing a technical M-65 patchwork jacket. The jacket is a true classic design and is produced from a highly functional three layer laminate waterproof breathable nylon. Each jacket comes with unique designing.

Mishka x Toy Tokyo Comic-Con Tee

Mishka and Toy Tokyo worked together to create a Comic-Con exclusive tee which is available in the online exclusive section of their site.

Comme Des Garcons PLAY Collection Available Online

For the first time ever, Dover Street Market offers the complete offering of the Comme Des Garcons Play collection in their online store. You can now find polos, t-shirts, longsleeves in a range of colors and more in the online store.

August 18, 2008

I Am 8 Bit: A Celebration of Video Game Inspired Art

The fourth annual I Am 8-Bit exhibition has opened at World of Wonder Storefront Gallery in West Hollywood. This exhibition is interesting for those who love old school 8-bit video games. In all, there were 100 artists represented such as PeekabooMonster whose work you can see below.

Burton Fall/Winter 2008 Denim Gore-Tex Series

Burton started introducing a denim gore-tex series last winter season and continues this season. As part of their Fall/Winter 2008 collection they introduce a raw denim version of their snowboard suit, consisting of a jacket and matching pants. The raw denim turns out to look much nicer on the suit that the washed that they used lasttime around.

You look like you are wearing a normal denim outfit, but have all the technical features than all the rest of the Burton collection, which is a pretty cool idea.

Source: Highsnobiety

Stussy x Delta Fall '08 Tees

Stussy has been teaming up with Delta to release some nice products in stores. Now Haven has received the first tees designed by the Dutch graffiti pioneer, fusing classic Stussy trademark graphics with his iconic 3D styles.

August 17, 2008

New Homeroom Clothing Website

Homeroom Clothing has relaunched their site with a fresh new look. This site is the first full site for the brand and is looking quite nice. Go check it out.

Bape x Manhunt Winter Footwear

Bape is bringing out some real nice winter footwear. Here are their Manhunt boots which come in two colourways this season. The Manhunt and "R" trademarks are embossed in large on the boots.

3Sixteen Fitted Caps

Releasing amongst the the rest of the Fall 2008 lineup, 3Sixteen will drop a set of flannel fitted caps manufactured by the Elm Company. Featuring the trademark 3s logo along with the pickaxe on the backside, the materials used were limited considering the flannel was originally intended only for shirts. Both the grey and red are classic silhouettes superbly built, we wouldn’t expect any less from 3Sixteen. These hats releasing only once, should be hitting accounts very soon.

Stones Throw, Converse and Undftd Celebrate 8.8.08 | Limited Edition Tee

Stones Throw boss Peanut Butter Wolf DJ'd 8 clubs, 8 consecutive nights, in 8 genre in celebration of August 8th. Peanut Butter Wolf's 888 tour ended on the 8th with a huge blowout in with UNDFTD and Converse. Electro Pioneer Egyptian Lover was there for the 808 performance as the party lasted for 8 hours. To commemorate the event, Stones Throw, UNDFTD, and Converse released limited edition tee which 300 party attenders got to walk home with.

August 16, 2008

Shawn Stussy S/Double Interview

Ever since first rumors and images of the upcoming S/Double footwear collection by Shawn Stussy surface, with much anticipation we are all waiting for the official launch of the brand. After being out of the business for 12 years, after selling Stussy, we cannot wait to see what the man has cooked up.

Crooked Tongues had the chance to chat with Shawn Stussy, and they talked about the new brand, what we can expect from it and much more. Check it out here.

Original Fake "Smoking Of Skeleton"

The latest Original Fake tee graphic has been revealed - the Smoking Of Skeleton. It is now getting into stores around the globe, so keep your eyes open.

Stussy Cap Collection F/W '08

Here are some more previews of the Stussy Fall '08. This time it's the caps in the collection. Again they worked together will New Era in presenting a very nice range of fitted caps as well as some mesh caps. This collection is bound to be one of the best this year.

A.P.C x Marc Atlan Tees

A.P.C worked with Marc Atlan on a tee collaboration. They designed two tees celebrating the recent openning Los Angeles store.

The tees are available at the A.P.C online store.

August 15, 2008

The Hundreds Anniversary Releases.

The Hundreds hit today with their new products celebrating their 5th anniversary. It consisted of 2 tees in various colourways and a snap-back cap. You can get them exclusively at the 5th pop-up gallery in LA from 12pm on starting today.

Righteous Kill Tribute Event

You've already heard about "Righteous Kill". On Wednesday night SA Studios hosted a VIP tribute event honoring film legends Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in anticipation of their upcoming film together called “Righteous Kill.” Tattooist Mister Cartoon and photographer/director Estevan Oriol designed the film’s poster. The space is filled with Pacino and De Niro’s most iconic film memorabilia, including plasma screens throughout the place showcasing Oriol and Cartoon’s favorite scenes from Pacino and De Niro’s film repertoire and a customized movie poster wall of the actors’ film history.

Crowds of folks lined up at the corner of East 6th and Los Angeles in Downtown L.A. to get a sneak preview of the space and check out next door neighbors The Last Laugh (Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon’s storefronts) and streetwear apparel brand Upper Playground.

Attendees were treated to a catered taco station and hot dog stand, adult beverages, and music from DJ Skee. Noted guests in attendance included Danny Trejo, Clifton Collins Jr., Jacob Vargas, DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, Rohan Marley, and Latin hip-hop artist Malverde.

Come check out a tribute to De Niro and Pacino:
The “Righteous Kill” space is now open to the public though September 15, 2008. The hours are noon–8 pm, Tuesday–Saturday.

The Righteous Kill Space (Next door to Upper Playground & The Last Laugh)
131 East 6th Street
(Located between Los Angeles Street and Main Street in the Santa Fe Loft Building)
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Shouts out to Upper Playground for the pics!

August 14, 2008

CLOT "Detergent" T-Shirts

CLOT presents their latest t-shirt - the Detergent T-Shirt. The t-shirt features the clever design “CLOT All Purpose Detergent” and a witty slogan “Cleans (Not Just) Clothes” right beside it. Also, four CLOT logos are right beside “CLOT Apparel” to symbolize CLOT’s 4th anniversary. The back of the t-shirt features an amusing message “Clean Your Mouth, Clean Your Inside, Clean Your Soul” and “Get The Dirt Off Your Conscience”. The three different tees feature detergent inspired color ways and also features unique reflective ink provided by 3M.

The t-shirts will be released on August 16th. The grey and white t-shirt are only available at Juice and the black t-shirt will be exclusive to the CLOT online store.