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GoonMilkTV vol.8 Bobby Hundreds Book Signing

GoonMilkTV vol.8 Bobby Hundreds NYC Book Signing “This is Not a T Shirt”

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Last week, or week before last, I took a trip up to New York with E to attend Bobby Hundreds Book signing. It was dope we spent the day plastering Goonmilk Scavenger Hunt posters up and eating good until it was time to hit the book signing that ended up being standing room only and some people didn’t even get in, stuck in the rain. Eventually we were stuck in as well waiting for our Megabus. Nonetheless the mission was accomplished I got my hard copy signed and gave Bobby a GoonMilk bottle tee for inspiring my streetwear aspirations throughout the years. Thank you again for the wise words and community that is the Hundreds.

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GoonMilkTV visits NYC to attend the Bobby Hundreds of the Hundreds Brand Book Signing Of his best selling autobiography “This is Not a T shirt”. Bobby Continuously drops gems from his book and life experience as he continues to grow a community around his and partner Ben’s The Hundreds Brand.
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Role Model: Eric Emanuel

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This Week’s Role Model is designer Eric Emanuel most notably known for his “Best Shorts in the World” and recent collaboration with Reebok & Allen Iverson’s Answer 5 that released this past weekend at ComplexCon Chicago.

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Eric’s collab at the first ever Chicago Complexcon was one of my favorites if not the best collaboration of the two day event. Yes of course there was Chicago’s own JoeFreshGood’s and The Hundreds collab but this A.I. Collab was iconic, and not only because of Iverson’s appearance at Complexcon but how Eric has tapped into a fond memory of my childhood and a lot of our childhoods and adolescent years reintroducing a shoe silhouette in reebok’s Answer 5 that was peak “I wanna be like Iverson” era that took the world by storm late 90’s early 2000’s! For the record the shoe was never a good looking shoe to me, but nonetheless they were copped and it was cornrows and arm sleeves everywhere, with a commercial featuring JadaKiss that is still fire to this day if you can remember it. “It’s Jada and AI, go get the A5’s!”

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Furthermore Eric and Reebok transformed a Complexcon booth into a carnival games shootout where you could win a pair of the coveted new EE Answer 5 in a Complexcon exclusive pink colorway and a custom EE Iverson diamond chain seen above. Eric’s attention to detail and hoop culture influences in his clothing gives a nostalgic yet new and fresh feeling to me.

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Yes they’re just shorts at the end of the day but the colorways and marketing is genius. Something about Eric’s apparel brings back feelings of team shorts us hoopers would steal after summer league games or practice uni’s we kept after the season but fashionable.

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Summer Essentials whether you hittin the club or courtside. Even playing with high fashion logos, Eric Emanuel has taken a simple summer staple and gone global by understanding exclusivity and the fickle trend market that is streetwear. Partnering with brands that understand his niche market and by creating a nostalgic feeling with his brand and not just an overload of branded product for the masses. When you see the EE on the shorts you know that person is hip to some shit. at least that’s my first thought. You can shop his many limited runs of apparel at his site EricEmanuel.com!

Role Model: Salehe Bembury

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This Week’s (Yes Im bringing back weekly role models) Role Model is Head Designer of Sneakers for Versace and Versus Versace, Salehe Bembury. You may recognize him from 2chainz Instagram feed as the designer of the widely celebrated Versace x 2chainz “Chain Reaction” shoe. A shoe that has sport feel but also luxury details and state of the art design. Salehe also noted to design footwear for YEEZY’s SZN 3 and 4 and introducing the world to Cole Haan’s Lunar Grand, a shoe I fell in love with Interning in Nordstrom’s Mens shoe Dept. A dress shoe with a runners sole and possibly the most comfortable dress shoes I ever slid on. Furthermore Salehe is a minority in charge of one of the most iconic fashion house’s sneaker division. GOALS as Fuck! He’s creating on a level I dream to be on one day and will be in due time.

2chainz and Salehe

2chainz and Salehe

These sandals are fire!

These sandals are fire!

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If I had the dough to blow these would replace my Newbies…

If I had the dough to blow these would replace my Newbies…

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Salehe Bembury is a creative by trade. He is most notably making his mark in the world of footwear design. Since 2009, he has applied his Industrial Design degree and interdisciplinary design skills to a diverse array of footwear brands. Salehe got his start at Payless Shoe Source.

 

"At the time, [Payless] wasn’t something to write home about,” he said. “But looking back, Payless designs every kind of shoe, so from an education standpoint, it was a great place to get my feet wet.”

                                                                                                   

- W Magazine

Notoriety has become more and more prevalent in my success factors these days, as much as I love knowing ever single person who has a piece from my brand and love the underground feel of it, I also want kids all over to be G.O.O.N.S. just as much as my friends. The struggle of getting it out the mud is you don’t want to share your prized possession that you built up with anyone you deem unworthy, but the smallest coincidences give me hope that someone out there is paying attention. Whether it be an RT from one of my Role Models, or actually holding a convo with someone in a position i see myself in, in the future. I feel myself right on the cusp of it all. I want the world to take notice to what I’ve got cooking up over here at GoonMilk. The Hypebeasts, Highsnobiety’s, the W Mag’s of the world need to take notice and soon. But until then I will continue to create and give the props to those who inspire me to keep going and chasing these goals. One day at a time.