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04.28.2014

Introducing: Monochrome Premiums!

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Monochrome Premiums represent a painterly exploration of six individual colors.  Each pair matches a glossy, translucent frame with vibrant, reflective lenses, to create a bold spectrum of hues.  These sunglasses belong in the sunlight, where they become so luminous that passersby are sure to take notice.  Only $14, available now in the Knockaround SHOP.

04.14.2014

The Pow! Wow! Interviews: Madsteez

Check out this video we shot with Madsteez while we were in Hawaii for the Pow! Wow! 2014 street art festival. Get some insight into how he works, and what it’s like to paint four big Elvis heads. Visit http://madsteez.com to see more of Madsteez’s work.

04.11.2014

The 2014 Knockaround Red Jacket

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Every year, mid-way through April, I give away a red jacket to a Knockaround fan and customer who stands out among the rest.  The Knockaround Red Jacket features a classic, tailored fit, vintage silver buttons, and our iconic “Superblend with Ace on Base” patch (unchanged since the company started) under the front chest pocket.

It is my great honor to present the 2014 Knockaround Red Jacket to Mr. Harris Lue.

Harris is currently a senior at East Carolina University and is a die-hard Knockaround fan.  Harris first popped onto our radar last year when he was a Campus Rep.  The Campus Rep program technically only lasts one year, but Harris has continued to spread the word about Knockaround even after the assignment was up.  Harris places Knockaround orders on a regular basis, and he’s always active and engaged on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

But more importantly, Harris embodies everything that Knockaround is about:  being creative, ambitious, and outgoing.

While still in college, Harris started his own business, LUE Creative, an outlet that showcases his graphic design talents (and love for everything automotive.)  Check out this t-shirt he designed for one of my favorite websites, Jalopnik.

Plus, the dude can throw one hell of a Knockaround pool party (we’ve got the pictures, and video, to prove it.)

So, congratulations, Harris.  I hope you look good in red.  -Ace

04.09.2014

NEW: Orange ’77 SD Shorts!

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With only a three year run in San Diego, it’s easy to see why most people have never heard of the San Diego Mariners hockey team.  However, when you consider that Ray Kroc of McDonald’s fame was an owner and you take a look at that logo, you’ll soon wonder how anyone could have ever overlooked them.  Produced by our good friends at Streaker Sports, these orange shorts are made from a quick dry material and feature contrasting mesh pockets, an embroidered logo, and a “’77” detail by the waistband.  Let the salty lookin’ sea captain keep you company at the beach, the court, or while serving some time in the box. Available now in the Knockaround SHOP.

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