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 to see more of Madsteez’s work.


The 2014 Knockaround Red Jacket


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


NEW: Orange ’77 SD Shorts!


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.


Did You Beat Ace’s Bracket?


Ace tied for 30th place! A tough year to Beat Ace’s Bracket, only 43 people beat or tied Ace’s bracket score, out of 1,750 brackets. A code for a FREE pair of Black / Moonshine Premiums has been emailed to the winners. Also, in 1st place was Amaris H, winning $500 in Knockaround store credit. 2nd place goes to Amy C, winning $250 in Knockaround store credit. And, 3rd place goes to Marissa F, winning $100 in Knockaround store credit.


Limited Edition Staple Pigeon Fort Knocks!


Introducing the Limited Edition Staple Pigeon Fort Knocks, a collaboration with the New York based design firm and streetwear brand, Staple!

The Staple Pigeon has become an iconic symbol, representing the reckless energy of urban dwellers throughout the world.  The sunglasses feature frosted pigeon-grey frames, a pink pigeon foot ‘tip-dip’, gunmetal hardware, and polarized Smoke lenses with an etched Staple pigeon logo.  Each pair comes with a custom box, grey suede pouch, small pack of birdseed, and a pigeon feather.

2000 pairs were made.  1000 pairs are available at select Staple retailers, including Reed Space in New York City, and 1000 pairs are available in the Knockaround SHOP


Beat Ace’s Bracket!



The 2014 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament is officially here.  The teams have been selected and the brackets have been set, so now it is time for a little friendly competition with Ace!

Here’s how to play!  Click here to register. Fill out your bracket by selecting the teams you think will win.  Next, cross your fingers and hope you do win.  You must make your selections by Thursday March 20th at 9am PDT.

Everyone who beats Ace will receive a code for a FREE pair of Black / Moonshine Premiums with their next order!  The top 3 winners will go home with hundreds of dollars in store credit. So be sure to check the leaderboard periodically to see where you stand.  Good luck!


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