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PREMIUM SNEAKER & STREETWEAR STORE & GRAFFITI ART SUPPLY; OFFICIAL STOCKISTS OF NIKE SPORTSWEAR, JORDAN, PUMA, NEW BALANCE, ADIDAS, MONTANA MTN 94, STUSSY, ALIFE, LEVIS, OAKLEY, CASIO G-SHOCK & MORE! SPECIALIZING IN LIMITED EDITION, RARE , EXCLUSIVE & COLLECTIBLE PRODUCTS.
We dont normally promote party nights, but we just felt we had to with this one! Pop into Shelflife for tickets
Dillinja (Valve UK), K-aze aka Lemon D (Valve UK), Fletcher (African Dope), Markus Wormstorm, Mr Sakitumi, Niskerone, Counterstrike, Hyphen, Behr
R 50, Doors Open 9pm
At The Assembly in Cape Town, DJs, soundboys, party promoters, producers and creative collectives come together to construct one of the country’s top sound systems under the guiding hands of expert builders Valve Soundsystem (UK). A tribute to the very nucleus of club culture, the collaborative experience will be topped off by a three-day festival of sound featuring a full spectrum of electronic music, where all participating crews will have the opportunity to perform on the newly built system alongside world-renowned selectors.
Arriving at Shelflife Store near the end of September, we introduce to you the "STYLEFILE MARKERS" We are very excited about the collection which is starting off with 72 colours but will grow to 124 in the near future!
After three years of intense development stylefile markers are here to stay!!
With a unique, ergonomic design, alcohol based ink, which was especially engineered for this product, and hard-wearing tips from the market leader in Japan characterize this stylefile marker.
124 brilliant colours supply everything for your hearts desire - no matter if graffiti writer, professional cartoonist, architect or design student.
The marker comes equipped with colour codes on the cap, a fine- and chisel-tip, as well as marks for quick identification of the tips – even with the caps closed.
Despite all of the above, graffiti has made its way to the country, by the hand of the only writer from the country, Shot B. This underground Mozambican rapper left his signature in the capital city in which he lives, Maputo, between political and religious slogans, as well as some insults at neighbors or ex-girlfriends. This country has not yet had the good fortune to develop itself in the world of graffiti, unlike its neighboring country, South Africa. Here, it’s difficult to explain to everyone why two people would paint a 20 x 3 wall in an interior courtyard of a block of houses, without receiving any payment in return…
But who better to explain how it happened than the graffiti writer Spank One:
Montana colors put me in contact with the Shelflife store in Cape Town (South Africa), and without many problems, 40 cans of MTN 94 arrived to me in Maputo, in the space of just 8 days. It was the first time that something like that had happened around here. According to Shot-B, this was going to be the first Montana Colors wall in the country.
After driving around a bit in his car, we found the wall in an interior courtyard in the center of Maputo. One of the neighbors got furious when she saw that we were whitewashing the wall of ‘her house’, but when she saw the final result at the end of the day, her facial expression told a different story.
Screening for one night only at the Labia cinema Kloof Street, seating is limited so book while you can by calling the Labia on 021 424 5927
The Berlin based film makers Henrik Regel and Björn Birg dive deep into the unknown universe of train writers. With first class interviews they received material which has never been screened before. The film investigates background information to specific actions and historical material from the legendary corner on the Friedrichstrasse. The place to meet for graffiti artists since the 90's. The place where the legend of the Berlin Writer culture has its origins.
In this sense, UNLIKE U is not a normal graffiti video, in which action after action and train after train gets shown, rather the video is a sympathetic portrait of a scene which has never been shown like this before. The film makers have worked on this documentary for over 7 years and have thus established a good relationship in the scene, which can be described as a 'closed party'.
Nike's lifestyle footwear has taken huge strides over the last few years, with shoes like the Nike Toki, inspired by older Nike models (like the Air Sabaku Mid), paving the way for more casual-inspired sneakers. These new Toki releases feature canvas uppers in tonal colourways - iguana olive green - paired with clean white leather swooshes on the upper and on the heel tab. This simple two-toned colourway has a Blazer-like feel to them, with a more refined look that gives the Toki its trademark. Order online HERE
Since we saw these 6 months ago at a range preview we have been really excited for their arrival, and today they walked through the door! Bluebird kicks are direct from the golden era at Puma in a slim low cut profile. The three colorways share suede and leather uppers that rest on gum soles.
When you think Puma vintage it's the mighty Clyde that instantly springs to mind. However the true Puma aficionado will vouch that there was many a fine Formstripe released in the early 80s, with the Bluebird sneaker ranking up there with the best of them! The crew neck ties in perfectly with the blue colourway, more apparel arriving soon, stay posted!! Order online HERE
Just arrived today, this premium Airforce1 low makes use of an all-over blue denim applique with a set of tonal wax laces and bronze accenting on the Swoosh border, contrast stitching and tongue embroidery. Enhancing the look are cream leather tabs on the tongue and heel, as well as a midsole of the same colour. These have been selling out worldwide and are already reaching up to $300 on ebay! Order online HERE
Filmed & edited by Nat Perel. Beats by Nastie Ed.
Arriving at Shelflife at the end of September. All limited edition cans are 1 of 500 worldwide which are making them extremely collectible. The new limited edition cans come with a handcrafted wooden box. Stay tuned here!
Thuggery, Cape Town based apparel company founded in 2011. Our clothing line is inspired by character design, modern graphic design and everyday life. "As a company, we believe in people that stand up for themselves, because if you stand for something, you fall for nothing." Check out more on http://thuggery.co.za/ or pop into Shelflife to see the amazing quality and style for yourself!
Pic Series 1: Nick Muzik
Pic Series 2: Nat Perel