I bought my first ever Jordans, the OG Air Jordan 6 Maroon back in 5th grade. I saw them at a store and I remember 11-yo me thinking they were really cool. So I saved my allowance until I could afford them.
When there was less commercialization back in the early 90's and the culture was still raw, not as refined as it is today. We were just punk kids that liked how Chucks looked, how Vans was super comfy for skating, and how Docs made us feel like we could conquer the world (or at least puberty lol). It was pre-hype, all that mattered is that you looked cool.
I only buy what I really like and never to resell, so it's always a magical moment. The weight of the box, the feel, that box-fresh smell. It's like Christmas!
I like Yohji Yamamoto, Errolson Hugh, Rick Owens, Junya Watanabe, Issey Miyake to name a few.
SNK ATK is an experimental clothing brand focused on technical fabrics and futuristic design. I am a self-taught designer and I started the brand with a couple of good friends, a few pesos straight out of pocket, and a dream.
The vision is to produce technically-styled digitally-designed clothing for the future, handcrafted by humans. Along the way, we aim to help the development of the independent clothing industry in the Philippines by leveling up the capability of local production.
I wrote a manifesto in the form of a haiku:
Designed in silence
For those who work in shadows
May you strike unseen
SNK ATK is for the dreamers who work quietly behind the scenes, yet affect the culture in so many ways. Keep your head down, make progress, be undeniable. May they never see you coming.
Nike x SNK ATK ;)
If I can't have it then I don't want it, so I have everything I want :)
I've carried a pocket knife as a tool since I was young, so that's always part of my daily carry. I also like watches, and I feel naked without one to the point that I put my watch on before I put my pants on :D
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