30 for 30

Starting June 1st, my boy Rick Williams of Burn Rubber will rocking a different pair of New Balance sneakers every day for a month. Classics as well as introducing tomorrow’s classics. At the end of the 30 days, Rick will be giving away 2 promo codes for New Balance’s “Custom US 574″ program.

Follow Rick on twitter for updates @RICKWLMS and the daily shoe

Peep flyers for additional info

NIke Bespoke trip

Finally had the chance to hit the bespoke lab at the Nike Sportswear store at 21 Mercer. This wasn’t the normal visit— we were on a mission. Can’t wait to show ya’ll what we came up with— we as in Me, Clark Kent, Mayor and Deon Point.

Amazing experience— see you in 4 to 6 weeks!

Shouts to Izzy!

Clark Kent

Infamous Mayor buggin out

The “book”

Wes is good people — and is from the Bean

Not ready yet!


All in a days work!

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It’s Party Time! Frank the Butcher & Deon Point’s B Day Bash!

I needed a break.

Simple enough but not as easy as it sounds. My brain is constantly moving and it affects the level of relaxation I can achieve. While I’m laying in bed my mind is racing and it doesn’t let me turn off the engine. Design something, blog something, write something, meet someone, then come home and do all those things while juggling a family. Its like walking up 10 flights of stairs with the comfort of leg weights.

Friday I was in court for a bullshit suspended license charge that had me as nervous as customers leaving the check cashing spot in the hood on the 1st of the month. I got through it though. Thanks. Fortunately I had a trip to Gloucester MA for a wedding and some much needed R&R.

Beautiful weather (and childless) had my wife and I smiling like we stole something.

Great weekend– I need more of these.

View from my hotel window

Found the local record spot

Also found the local diner

Oh yeah—- this isn’t an act for the camera. This is how she normally feels.

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My Pops.

Meet my dad. Frank R. Rivera

Contrary to popular belief, I wasn’t raised by wolves.

I didn’t have a picture perfect childhood but it made me the man I am today. My parents were divorced before I hit 3rd grade but my father did his best to be a constant figure in my life. Living in a neighborhood that was almost “dadless”, my friends were always interested in being around him when he came through. In 9th grade I moved in with him and so began my journey into manhood. His moral standards were always high– a very “do right” kind of guy and I believe I have a lot of that in me. His health is his top priority and at 51 looks almost too young to be my dad.

Avid reader, fitness freak, martial artist, ex marine, father and grandfather.

Life is not always easy but he has taught me that you have to stick it out.

I haven’t always been the ideal son but I can say my dad has done more than his part.

Here’s to you Pop.

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The Butcher’s Block x Love Machine Coming Soon

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Help Save Haiti Event Raffle & Auction items | Part 3

Let’s do this again!

Raffle and / or Auction items for the FOR THE PEOPLE: HELP SAVE HAITI EVENT

If you haven’t heard, we are hosting an event to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti at the Goodlife in Boston this upcoming Sunday.

Peep flyer and scroll down to peep all the goodies we have lined up!

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Adri Cowan the Public Relations Manager from Mark Batty Publisher donated a stack of “pop culture / art / graphics” titles from their Spring 2010 catalog. Thanks Adri!!!

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My brother Fresh from Concepts donated a crispy pair of Kobe V’s to the cause. Fresh is Haitian and is a major reason why I decided to get involved in the cause. Hold your head fam.

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This amazing P Rod 3 promo skate deck and shoe package was given to the cause by Spungie of Concepts. An amazing contribution that is going to raise some eye brows! Thanks Spunge!

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The first colorway in the infamous Spizike was donated, once again, by our Jordan Brand rep George McConnaughey— Peep the pics. SIGNED! Thanks George for opening your heart and your stash closet!

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Megan Farry of New Era has been gracious enough to donate every MLB home cap to one lucky raffle winner. So if you win this raffle, your size info and address will be sent to New Era and you will receive each hat in your size!! That’s 30 hats!!!!!

I cant stress enough that the focus of this event is to raise money. Please come ready to spend for the cause.

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Help Save Haiti Event Raffle & Auction items | Part 2

Here are a few more items we will have available to raffle and auction at the “For The People: Help Save Haiti Event”.

My man Paul Middleman, the creative director of Stussy, has donated some amazing stuff. Can you say collectible? Holy shit.
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Stussy x Bape “desert camo” jacket. Japan only exclusive from the mid 90′s.

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Stussy x Hiroshi Sunglasses. About 3 years old. Shape designed by Hiroshi Himself— also the pair he currently wears.

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Rza as Bobby Digital promo toy from his 1998 debut album— this bus has a record needle and will drive on a record and play it. Bong.

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This is very interesting— Hiroshi Fujiwara Nike Presto miniature toys from 2001. Hong Kong bootleg that Paul picked up on a trip to China.

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A nice Porter messanger bag Paul bought 3 seasons ago to bring some stuff back from Japan— Very dope.

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These Tiffany x Nike AF1 lacelocks were an exclusive given to attendees of the One Night Only event in NYC.

Yeah I know!!

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This picture obviously isn’t mine but I have the Air Jordan IV Thunder & Lightning Pack – both shoes with matching jacket! Donated from my man George our Brand Jordan rep. My man!!!

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From my man Harmeet of Puma— one very big Puma Suede!!! Peep my phone for size comparison!

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My man Levi Maestro sent me some of his MK13 tees he did with 13th Witness and his Gourmet x Pepsi friends and family colab. Big shout to Maestro knows!

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My muthafuckin man OG Slick blessed us with some canvas work!! Amazing donation from a legend!

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The Cult Leader Ill Bill has sent 6 limited “Ill Bill” New Era fitted caps! La Coka Fans stand up!!

See you there— bring your heart and your money!

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