Undefeated gives us a closer look at their new jeans for Fall 2010. Available now through all Undefeated stores and select stockists worldwide.
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UNDFTD celebrates the Los Angeles Lakers third straight NBA Finals appearance with a small collection of t-shirts and a special limited edition Chuck Taylor that has an UNDFTD tag on the tongue of the shoe as well as the words “You Can’t Beat LA” screen printed on the side of the shoe. The collection also consists of two different styled t-shirts one being the UNDFTD Strikes Logo Tee which comes in either yellow or purple and the other being the “You Can’t Beat LA” slogan tee also available in purple or gold. The t-shirts are available now at UNDFTD LA, Santa Monica, and Silverlake locations as well as the UNDFTD web store. Each t-shirt purchased from anyone of the stores will receive a lottery ticket to win a free pair of the UNDFTD x Converse “You Can’t Beat LA” Chuck Taylor’s. The winners will be announced between Monday, June 7th and Tuesday, June 8th via the UNDFTD Team Blog, Twitter, and Facebook.
The latest video from Inside The Sneaker Box dropped today. It reviews the new collaboration from UNDFTD and New Balance on the “Desert Storm” 1500 model. Aside from it being an amazing shoe, it also comes with a dope travel case.
Beauty & Youth, UNDFTD, and Bedwin join together as a dream team to design their own pair of Adidas Original Stan Smiths. The use of canvas materials to create these timeless classics is sure to make customers consider buying more than one pair to fall back on. The shoes will come in two colorways and will drop May 1st at Beauty & Youth United Arrows.
SOURCE: Culture Shoq
As usual Undefeated comes correct with their Spring 2010 collection. If you do not have any Undefeated in your closet, get some!
Please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about what you do.
My name is Roderick Hunt and I assist in managing the Undefeated Silverlake location in Los Angeles, CA. My current emphases would be designing, buying, merchandising and providing quality customer service. Along with that I try to serve as a positive force within the company, and do my best to uphold the identity of the brand.
How did you get your job at UNDFTD?
My job at Undefeated was somewhat of an accident. Eddie Cruz was looking to hire potential candidates for the now Stussy Las Vegas chapter in the summer of 2007. I initially interviewed for one of the available positions there. A few days after my interview I spoke with Eddie and he thought that I’d be a better fit at Undefeated. Instead of me waiting for the Stussy LV chapter to open, I was offered an immediate position at Undefeated Las Vegas.
What’s it been like working for them?
There’s never a dull moment at Undefeated. The best part of my job is that I get to work with outstanding individuals, and that something new & exciting happens on a daily basis. Most people aren’t able to see an idea come to life, from the inspiration to the sample to the finished product. You might get the story at the end, but to be a part of it as it’s happening is an entirely different experience. I’m in a position that a lot of people want to be in. Eddie Cruz and James Bond are true originators. It’s a rare opportunity and I’m definitely making the most of it.
Do you have any advice for people trying to get a job in retail?
My advice is to be patient and persistent. You have to have patience in this economic climate. The position you want is not always going to be available when you need it. But, because of that you have to be persistent and not give up. Try to find alternate ways of gaining employment, whether it’s being a seasonal worker or landing a temporary job. The only thing that matters is that you find a way to get in the door. Lastly, perfect your résumé. It’s your way to make a good impression and stand out amongst everyone else.
Tell us a little about your time at UNDFTD LV and the people involved.
Las Vegas is such a fast paced city with a constant circulation of tourists… When we opened our doors it gave the community a sense of stability and a culture that was missing. I worked alongside Chris Julian, Co-Owner of Fruition LV, and Patrick Renaud. We always made sure that everyone knew what Undefeated was about, and at the same time gave them a shopping experience that they weren’t used to. The atmosphere was really energetic and we quickly took the reins as the top sneaker shop in the city. It felt good being at the center of a movement that was paving the way for future retailers in Las Vegas.
What brands do you stock at UNDFTD?
Nike, Jordan, Converse, Adidas, Vans, and New Balance are some of the more popular brands that we carry. There are also smaller brands that are making a lot of noise, such as Clae, Generic Surplus, and TOMS shoes.
What are some of your favourite brands out right now?
Undefeated, NBHD, Stussy Deluxe, NSW, Ralph Lauren, and Supreme are some of my favorite clothing brands. Visvim, Gourmet, and Converse are a few of my favorite brands when it comes to shoes.
Fashion and music are often tied very closely together…What artists are grabbing your attention right now?
We may need a separate interview for this topic haha… I’ll give you a quick few… Mayer Hawthorne, as the crooner. Guilty Simpson, as the rapper. Hudson Mohawke, as the beat maker.
Thank you for taking the time to speak with us Rod. Do you have any last words or shout-outs?
Thank you to everyone at The Goodie Bag, and big ups to the entire Undefeated + Stussy + Union + Supreme family. Ain’t no half steppin’ in 2010! Peace.
Photo Credit: Miguel Jacome
UNDFTD releases their Spring 2010 lookbook. All the items seen in the collection are now available at all Undefeated stores.
For a third time, UNDFTD and Converse have collaborated on their third Poorman Weapon shoe. This installment will be available in a navy nylon with orange lining and features removable velcro logos and the UNDFTD logo on the midsole. The sneaker comes packaged with matching MA-1 Flight Jacket and Flight Helmet Bag and will be available on January 29, 2010. You can also read a Q&A with UNDFTD’s Eddie Cruz and Converse’s Ian Ginoza about the project here.
Masterpiece and Undefeated have teamed up to release this two-tone Mountain Parka in two colour options, tan / olive or blue / white. This jacket is a prime example of when classic outdoor gear styling meets sportswear and features collaborative patches on the front. Available now from Mad Hectic Japan.