I know some of you have been waiting for a long time to have an LA pro football team. Well this year you all got your wish. The return of the LA Rams is here! Finally you can just drive to the Memorial Coliseum and cheer for a hometown team. So if you are about that LA Rams, we designed this specially for you. “LA Raised” was an inspiration from Los Angeles first team way before the Raiders. The Rams came to be Los Angeles very first official pro football team in 1946 to 1994. But before Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum could lease them the stadium they had one condition, to integrate their team with at least one black football player. Which they went on to signing Kenny Washington, making the Rams the first team to integrate an African-American to the NFL. Making other NFL franchise owners furious. So they went on and added a second black player, Woody Strode, at the end of the 1946 season the Rams had two black players. That’s just a little history of how the Rams came to be LA’s first hometown team way before the Raiders. So if you are a Rams fan, hope you like this design, LA Raised.
It’s interesting how we are engaged in people’s life journeys through social media. One artist that has really inspired me in the recent months has been hip hop artist 2Mex. I started really paying attention to his instagram posts when he first checked into the emergency care due to complications with his diabetes. As the posts kept updating the time line kept getting darker. 2Mex was about to lose his leg and maybe his life. Suddenly I see an ig video in a dark hospital room, the flashlight from the phone shining at the empty spot were his leg used to be, and him repeating, “This too shall heal, this too shall heal.” 2Mex’s right leg from the knee down was amputated and his life was changed forever. I kept checking up on his instagram and saw how many people came to support him. How much love and prayers were sent his way. Which it seems that all that love from his fans, family and friends seemed to give him strength. I am now currently staying updated in his progress from him learning to walk with a prosthetic leg, to going to back working weekly at 93.5 KDAY and his new journey on advocating health. Which it is one thing that we lack on. We think we are invincible, we think we may live forever, we think that it can’t happen to us. The reality is, we are all fragile, sure we are distracted so much that we forget to take care of our health or we think is not relevant to teach or learn healthy choices that can make us stronger. The thing is what is fame and fortune if you are sick? What is fame and fortune if you can’t get out of bed to enjoy it? Health is the greatest gift given to man. So in words of 2Mex ‘Everybody use what the fuck has happened to me as an example go take care of yourself.’
We are always celebrating a new release of a design. There’s a big process for us developing a product that we believe in and that our supporters will enjoy. We have several of meetings, we debate about it, we take field trips to get inspired by the colors we want and the direction we want to take the campaigns. We post it on our wall and stare at it for days until a little voice in our head says, ‘It’s ready’. So after finally going through that process we feel like celebrating by always doing something different and special for each and one of our releases. For this design we are opening our flag ship shop on a Saturday since we normally don’t and we feel that people that can’t make it during the week miss on the experience of picking of an OE product fresh off the press. We will be open this Saturday from 11am to 4pm and we will be giving out free beers and cheering for another step forward in chasing our dreams. So come down:
Old English Brand Flag Ship Shop
11781 Slauson ave.
Santa Fe Springs, ca 90670
Check out our new campaign video for our new design “The Turf Club”, featuring our friend Adam, give him a follow on instagram (@adduummm)
We don’t normally open our flag ship shop on the weekend, but this Saturday it will be a special day. We are releasing our 5th drop, “The Turf Club”. So we will be open on this saturday the 13th. Giving out free beer (with ID) and Stickers. Come down! from 11am to 4pm