Surely but slowly we’re recovering from our very turnt up party last night with Decades Hat Co and Najeeb Sheikh. First to post a recap is 1990 Magazine who shot all in polaroid. Check out the rest on Decades’ Tumblr here.
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You didn’t think we’d have a special exclusive release without a party did ya? Along with the special UBIQ exclusives for Decades Hat Co and Najeeb Sheikh, there’ll be live performances with YellowGirlMob, Great Outdoors, and Grande Marshall. Of course, a party ain’t a party without pizza, Pabst beer, Vita Coco and rum snow cones! More info here – see ya’ll Saturday…
It’s herrrrrrree. Our friends at The Decades Hat Co and Najeeb Sheikh have a very special collection of hats and pants just for us! We’ve been a fan of Decades Hats for a while now, with their ever-clever prints (kittens and weed leafs anyone?) and 90’s nostalgia-themed styled lookbooks. And although Najeeb is new to the scene, this man has forever defined style through his outfits, which on most days is part vintage, part couture, part UBIQ. Friends helping friends is one thing, but real recognizes real, especially when it’s hometown homies. Release for the hats and pants is this Saturday June 15th 2013. In the meantime, peep the lookbook below, featuring another Philly friend, Grande Marshall, and decide for yourself which hats and pants you copping this weekend. (more…)
Now that we’ve finally recovered from this weekend, we got some pics from the Roots Picnic. Were you there? Was your favorite performance? Here’s some of our favorite sightings!
Ladies, represented well. Really, really well.
Trinidad James & Joey Badass warm up with a game of B-ball.
As hot as it was, Macklemore was wearing that leather jacket. Guess some things never go out of style, was it your grandma’s coat?
Our stock guy Nasan and Ariel from our sister pop-up store, Mitchell & Ness on left, Chill Moody and a friend on the right.
Joey Badass set things off the right way for a 90-degree concert — with Supersoaker-toting hype men!
The undoing of Gas Lamp Killer’s hair, very reflective of his set which he completely annihilated by the way.
Turns out his hair does better under air-conditioned conditions, like the well-ventilated VIP area. Check out Herve, trying to not sweat.
DJ Premier showin who’s boss, and reminding the crowd to let Big L Rest in… yeah, you know.
Our photo director Kelton took a food break, looks like he really enjoyed the mac and cheese.
Atrak in the flesh, on stage.
Atrak, in digital cutouts, in the crowd.
Atrak on the tables, literally — and from behind. Yeah we were everywhere.
Of course, Philly’s own and Fool’s Gold signed rapper Grande Marshall came through to bless the crowd (peep the Decades 19XX collab hat with UBIQ on his head, yessir), and of course more girls.
More UBIQ hats, more UBIQ employees.
Finally the grand finale of the night… The Legendary Roots Crew!
Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. S/O to Kelton & Dee for the pics.
We made Complex’s 2013 City Guide for Philly, which highlighted our longevity in the kicks game – 12 years baby, that’s right. Also in the lineup – Roots Picnic, Federal Donuts, Pub & Kitchen and Hotel Palomar. With all these great places plus the new Paines Park opening, looks like maybe it’s time for you out-of-towners to come visit us again, hmmm? See you around this summer.
Hypebeast recently interviewed Jon Buscemi (co-founder of Gourmet) and Ryan Babenzien about a new line called Greats, aimed at bringing high quality men’s footwear at a reasonable price that sell directly to consumers online. Inspired by Warby Parker and other web companies, Greats looks to reduce inefficiencies in the traditional footwear industry.
Stay tuned for future details on this emerging brand, but for now, Greats has just opened their landing page this week, which allows you to subscribe to future updates via e-mail.
Here’s what Frank the Butcher, Reebok Classics, The Distinct Life created for a new, triple branded retro runner for Spring. The Ventilator is constructed of suede, leather and mesh on the upper, using shades of burgundy and grey. These limited edition releases features Frank’s Business As Usual (BAU) branding embroidered on the heel, while Burn Rubber’s Rick Williams’s Distinct Life label is stitched on the tongue. These will be available Saturday 4/13 at UBIQ. As always, these shoes are first come, first serve. You know how that goes – business as usual.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is teaming up with Amtrak to bring KAWS’ 16-foot-tall sculpture Companion Passing Through to our very own 30th Street Station (the above picture is from its Fort Worth,Texas stop). The fiberglass and metal sculpture is making its Philly debut next Thursday 4/11, and will remain on display until May 14. Having first appeared in Hong Kong in 2010, KAWS’ Companion character is one of the most recognizable figures in street art culture – so much that was featured as a balloon in the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In an effort to juxtapose the past and the present, companion will face Walker Hancock’s iconic sculpture Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Memorial. (more…)