Thursday, December 27, 2012

Joker's Wild -Test print

Just test printing a design that has been in the works for awhile.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tomorrow is promised to no one

The whole Mayan calendar "end of the world" stuff may be nonsense, but one thing that is certain and learned a long time ago is "Tomorrow is promised to no one." Seize the day, people. Seize the day. My "Carpe Diem" designs mean so much, because we are not guaranteed the next day. We have one life as we know it(the jury is out on an afterlife) and we have to live it up. I like my Carpe Diem design and specifically focuses on taking control of your life with the grabbing of the globe and make this world yours. A lot of us live mundane lives and I'll admit I have my fair share of lazy days, but won't stop me from doing what I want to do. I have goals, you have goals, we just need a kick in the ass sometimes to realize that's right I'm awesome and I should be doing awesome shit as well. 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Addicted 2 Sneakers this Saturday

Don't forget this Saturday is the Addicted 2 Sneakers event. You have a chance to win a pair of Bred 11's, grab some new stuff in time for Christmas, and participate in the sneaker battle. $5 for presale tickets and it's $10 at the door. It's pretty cool that Jay Wise will be performing there as well.

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Tribeca Urban Arts & Music Showcase

The past Saturday was the Tribeca Urban Arts & Music Showcase hosted by X101Jamz and Gallery 69 and it was a good event. I went there with my friends Frankie and Anderson of Bluu Dreams . Most of the artwork were created over New York City subway maps, skate decks, and canvases. There were plenty of great pieces and observing each was definitely a treat. Watching the bboy battle, which no one won for whatever reason, was fun to watch. The performances were.....there. I think they definitely  were necessary to have and it's not like all of them were bad, but they weren't amazing either. I was focused on the art and I enjoyed what all the artists provided. I was thrilled to be a sponsor for this event and I'm thankful Elevated Scott asked me to be part of this. Below are some photos from the event.

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Graffiti legend Lava in front of one of his pieces

The crowd

The model from the tequila sponsor

Anderson from Bluu Dreams


Saw someone rocking one of the Branded Baron tees

Unsigned Hype Chris Jones

The owner of Gallery 69

Me, Elevated Scott, Lava, & J-ra of 2uncool

Outside the gallery

On the way to get some chinese food we stumble and see this guy wearing a cone growling. Of course we were wise enough to walk across the street, but still it was pretty hilarious to see.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

End of the World Skate Jam 12/21/12

Hello Everyone,
    I wanted to share this event with you. I took this from the Facebook group page, which you can join in here. Here's a cool fun fact, all the sponsors are local companies.

"Come out and survive the End of the World with your follow skaters.Come skate & win some stuff and have a great last skate event as the world will end! Park opens at 3pm and Jam starts at 7pm. $15 to skate. Free to watch and hang out! There will be a Dj playing tunes all night! We have tons of product to be won from our awesome sponsors 5Boro, Stimulus, Caravan, Neptune, Branded Baron & Faded Royalty!

If you have any questions please contact us at Drop-In skatepark (845) 357-2828
or Underground Skateshop 2 (845) 918-1903 "

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Branded Baron Vinyl Stickers

Here is a glimpse of some new vinyl stickers that will be shipped with the next couple orders. Make sure you order today to receive your order in time for Christmas.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Tribeca Urban Arts and Music Showcase Video RECAP

Hello All,
    Here is the video recap of the event. I'll post more photos and my own thoughts of the event later, but here's something to show you a glimpse of what happened. Overall, I had a good time and thought the event was cool.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tribeca Urban Arts & Music Showcase Saturday 12/15

This Saturday is the Tribeca Urban Arts & Music Showcase, which is sure to be a good event. I'm excited to attend, plus it doesn't hurt that you can win some Branded Baron shirts as well as other great prizes too. A graffiti art show is fresh, dope, insert your own adjective. You can tell from looking at the designs that are and have been up for sale that hip hop has played an influence on Branded Baron, so it's no wonder that I decided to partake in this event. Hosted by Elevated Scott and X101Jamz, I hope you can attend. RSVP to the e-mail above. It should be really fun.

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Monday, December 10, 2012


This video here is just a fun video to go along with the fun song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Although this song is about shopping at thrift stores, you can find some good apparel by heading into to the online store. I will have to admit that my Branded Baron "Listen to your heart" hoodies ended up in a thrift shop by accident as it somehow ended up in the bag of clothes I was donating. Someone definitely picked it up, because when I went to look at it, it was gone. That person has some good taste, but lucky for me I was able to print one for myself. I didn't want to print one at all to keep the exclusiveness to minimum, but it is my favorite design and I had to rock it.

Well aside from the little story enjoy this song by an artist that's been doing well the last couple years. He did have a big year by being features on this year's XXL Freshmen and having the number 1 album on iTunes, so I expect he'll continue to doing well.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Put in the work

As I was thinking earlier about my brand and where I want to take it in the future, I started looking towards references of other brands and goal oriented people to see how they reached it. The bottom line is, which I've heard time and time again whether it's through sports, reading entrepreneurial articles, or talking with entrepreneurs/businessmen is you have to put in the work. I tweeted earlier, "To achieve what you want, you have to put in the work." There may be some luck involved, but for the most part you have to put yourself in range to reach a goal. Am I where I want to be? Am I where I want Branded Baron to be? How can I take things to the next level? Those are a couple questions that pop up in my head. It's definitely an uphill battle when there's a brand new "clothing line" that comes out everyday. How can I be seen more? Should I advertise more? Should I create controversy? Some questions are easier answered and put into motion than others. Some answers are not the right ones, but it may help get the ball rolling to find the right one.  I cannot predict the future of Branded Baron, but I can only set goals and bust my ass so I can reach them.

This short diatribe is just a reminder to myself and to everyone who has a goal that we need to do what's necessary to excel. How much do we really want our goals and are we willing to sacrifice for them? It's easy to say yes, but time will tell if we were   delusional or correct all along. What constantly burns the fire beneath me is constantly being inspired whether it's through design or discussing business with fellow entrepreneurs/friends. I'm always reminded that if they're headed in the right direction, I want to be on the same path, but through my tasks that I set. Bitching and moaning about someone else's progress, does nothing for me and it shouldn't matter to anyone else. Maybe it helps us ventilate our frustrations, but it does nothing productive. Everything factors in when you're trying to achieve something and putting in the time and elbow grease is a main one. My apologies if I sound too preachy on this late night food for thought post.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Addicted 2 Sneakers 12/22/12

On Saturday December 22, there's an event that is sure to be interesting, Addicted 2 Sneakers Sneaker Expo. As some of you may know, I participated in their first event this past June which was cool, but now it should definitely be much larger. First, it's now at the Palisades Mall in Rockland County, which  is supposedly the 10th biggest mall on the East Coast. Even if it's not, it's a big mall and you can get more of your last minute Christmas shopping after the event. The event is located on the 4th floor inside the comedy club, Levity Live. I was shocked they had it there, but it's a nice place and hopefully after a good day I'll kick back and watch the headliner for that evening tell some jokes. This event should attract a much larger amount of people this time around and I'm looking forward to this event. Who knows who'll stop by and what will be there, but it's going to be an awesome event. I hope to see you there.

If you're on instagram follow them at A2S_us.

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