GloBALIzation, simple as that

by Dani 15 July 2017

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Made in Italy is often used as a synonym for quality… but can quality be locked up by countries and borders? So what does Proudly Made by Those Lazy Italians mean?

Quality (ethics, culture, aesthetics, practice), this word emptied of every sincere semantic value in the era of scientific method, is the subject of this brief tale. The subject is called Bali collection … or rather Bali connection. Two inputs, one sentence/one scenario: “I would never sell anything I wouldn’t wear” / Bali: The most beloved Indonesian island by surfers around the world.

The bond between the Lazy Italians and the small Balinese producers who make the product undermines any relationship of contemporary neocolonial “subjection”. Thedy is a friend, designer and producer who manufactures high quality garments, with his small family business, according to traditional Indonesian techniques (batik for example). What does it mean? It means that when you choose the bastard brand you buy horizontal collaboration between designer and producer, in a tune that blends local Balinese culture with the creative mindset of a team that pushes counterculture since 1994. It means that what you have in your hands is a product developed in a pure collaborative way, a “revolutionary” way of running the global economy: what you have in your hands is complicity between different cultures that speak the same language, is the rendezvous of countless of ideas fused into that forge of culture which is the bastard store… a place crossed by hundreds of creative, practical, technical people, who deposit scraps of culture by simply walking through the office. This culture is captured and synthesized with wisdom by old loose dogs.

What you have in your hands is a fragment of Milanese history at risk of extinction: the concrete story of a middle finger raised against the fashion market. Here “we do not sell ourselves out” and above all “we do not sell you fairy tales”, just reality, just what we are.

Suicidal Tendencies Living for Life

by maxb 27 June 2017

The new Suicidal Tendencies official video just popped out on the tube. Seeing Mike Muir walking trough the scaffolds of our warehouse and in the bastard bowl above his head Dave lombardo at the drums… well it’s priceless.

See you on Monday July the 3rd in Rome!

SxTxs Cyco Skate and Signing Sesh in Rome

by jep 26 June 2017

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They came to meet us in January for an epic skate and signing session. Then we stayed in contact to develop a very limited bastard x Suicidal Tendencies clothing collection based on some our best classics ever for the winter 2017-2018, available directly from us at the bastard store and in a few selected shops around.

Monday July 3rd starting 5.30pm until 6.30pm the Suicidal Tendencies come join us at Bunker Skatepark in Rome for a signing e skate session with gifts for tricks for the heaviest made in collaboration with Monster Music. Spread the ninfo with your friends, take with you the original records, bandannas, skateboards and memorabilia to have them sign it… or stay tuned to discover what we prepared on this topic. Read the rest of this entry »

The bastard store in Open House Milano 2017

by jep 12 May 2017

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Saturday May 13 and Sunday 14 the bastard store opens its door for the Open House Milano 2017.

The store will be open with the following schedule: 10:30am – 6pm for both days.

Open Day of the Academy of Skateboarding

by jep 24 April 2017

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Attraper au vol – A photography exhibition by French Fred

by jep 22 March 2017

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In collab with Frisco and generously supported by Element, we are glad to present Attraper au vol (Fred Mortagne’s photo exhibition and book) italian premiere at bastard store.

Fred Mortagne, better known as French Fred, is a very unique phenomenon in the world of skateboarding photography.  With his b&w only photos he changed the rules: his objective is not strictly focused on the skateboarding itself, but also on its relationship with architecture, urban landscapes and environments. Read the rest of this entry »

Suicidal Tendencies Cyco skate and signing session

by maxb 17 January 2017

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An entire generation began skateboarding with their soundtracks, this was a long a time ago. Today the Suicidal Tendencies, beside releasing their great new record World Gone Mad (get it!) with Dave Lombardo on drums, are travelling around Europe with the Persistence Tour. Read the rest of this entry »

Russ Pope in Milano – mural at bastard bowl

by jep 14 December 2016

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When we discovered that Russ Pope would have been in Milan for the opening of a group art exhibition, we immediately asked him if he could make a new masterpiece on the main wall of the bowl, to be inaugurated with a healthy skate session with friends. And he agreed.

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Unathletic: Tomorrow we will run faster

by jep 12 December 2016

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After all these talks on skateboarding, Olympics and athletes, we felt forced to develop a new collection of products inspired by athletic heritage, but with a contemporary twist that brings it back to reality and into the streets for the youth of today.

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Tomorrow we will run faster.

 

Open Day – bastard Academy of Skateboarding

by Riccardo Tognella 1 October 2016

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We at the bastard store decided to launch Academy of Skateboarding‘s new Open Day in our offices on Saturday, October 22, open to everybody, upon registration. Come to spend 1 hour with us in the bastard bowl or share with your friends. It’s FREE but space is limited… hurry up if interested.

As usual, thank you Pro-Tec, 187 Killer Pads, Bones Bearings e Bones Wheels for supporting us!