One of the most sought after gi brands in the game is dropping two new kimonos in the month of July. The first will be an online Shoyoroll offer on Friday July 7th at 10am PST labeled “Batch #64 Scratch Kimono” and available only in white.
The second will be a limited edition collaboration between A&P x Bodega. The drop will be an in-person release on July 28th at 12pm at SERIES by Bodega (184 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115).
Little more is known about the upcoming drops but as always, these will surely sell out quickly. Check out what Shoyoroll had to say about each release below.
Shoyoroll Batch #64 Scratch Kimono
When you combine the momentum of two or more cultures, perhaps different in appearance, but motivated by the same morals and social views, you create what is known as a sub culture. Sometimes this sub culture attracts a larger audience, giving it more reach and exposure thus having more influence than its original origins.
This is exactly what happened in the 1960’s British music scene. Reggae, Ska, and Punk Rock were being celebrated by a collage of people with like minds but different in style. From this spawned a whole new rebel culture, and rebel music was taken to a new level unifying the people of these three sounds.
Batch #64 pulls its inspiration and influence from the original Rude Boys who were not afraid to do their own thing in a time when that was not the most popular idea. In fact it was the exact opposite. This defiance against a “stick to your own” mentality is what elevated these three cultures. The “Scratch” gi was created to celebrate an era when people came together and were not afraid to change the culture forever. Creating a sub culture that would respect its roots, resist ideas of separation, and continue to spread good vibes to all who seek them. These examples live in the DNA of Shoyoroll, and we will forever skank to our own riddim.
Top: Lightweight Pearl Weave
$190 – $195
ONE per Customer/Household
Estimated Ship Date: 7/12 – 7/14/17
*Additional photos will be available during sale.
Albino & Preto X Bodega
Albino and Preto partners up with respected retailer Bodega to launch a full capsule collection that will consist of 2 kimonos, tees and more. To make things more exciting the first 100 people in line will be guaranteed a chance to purchase the Batch 7 Grey Skies Kimono on a different date. Keep in mind that this will be the only way to get your hands on the Kimono.
Quick info on our Collaborative partner:
“Founded in 2006, Bodega has been a refuge and tool for the clandestine group of artists behind the space & brand. Approaching retail as installation art, Bodega quickly obtained legendary status in the streetwear and sneakerhead scenes and continues to explore projects within fashion and culture – most notably, through the Bodega apparel collection.”