DEE & RICKY FOR SUPREME #TBT Posted on 16 Mar 11:30 , 0 comments
THE BILLIONAIRE BOY INTERVIEW - JIMMY GORECKI Posted on 01 Mar 11:30 , 0 comments
Favorite Artist:Beanie Sigel
Favorite Album:The Truth
Favorite Food:Italian Hoagie
Favorite Brand:No.One Footwear
Jimmy Gorecki, as some of you may know was an original rider for Pharrell Williams Ice Cream Skate Team. Jimmy graduated from Temple University with a marketing degree, rode for numerous skateboard companies, became a director of marketing, started his own brand, and started a family. The first time I ever came across Gorecki was one afternoon in 6th grade when my best friend Danny and I received the "Team Ice Cream Vol. 1" DVD in the mail from his older brother. We instantly noticed how fly and icy these dudes were but always stayed true to who they were throughout the film. Luckily, Danny's older brother Matthew was somehow plugged with Pharrell.. so surprisingly we got free Ice Cream clothing and sneakers. We were just a bunch of young dirty kids wearing baggy jeans with fresh out the plastic Season 0 Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream gear that everyone wanted at the time. A lot of people don't know the true history behind Pharrells skate team so I decided to reach out to Jimmy G for an interview...
So Jimmy, how'd you fall in love with the art of skateboarding? Sitting on my grandparents porch in Coatesville, Pennsylvania... I watched this older crew of skateboarders dragging this launch ramp to this school across the street. I was instantly hooked from there. This had to be either 1987 or 1988 from what I remember...
What are some of the skateboard companies that sponsored you?
I've rode for some awesome brands over the years. Aesthetics skateboards, Zoo York, and Ice Cream... Aesthetics was definitely my favorite one.
How'd your parents feel about you pursuing skateboarding as a profession?
Honestly, early on it was very hard for them to see a future in it because coming from we're from, in a small town in Pennsylvania.. no one had done it before. It's a very non-traditional route.
That actually came via Nino Scalia. Nino is my old head from Philly.... a really close friend of mine. Nino really had developed the whole program from start to finish for Pharrell... He was the brand manager.
How was your relationship with the rest of the Ice Cream Team?
For the most part everything was good. When you travel around that much, sometimes there's a bit of "ego" involved.. you're bound to go through some ups and downs along the way but during that specific time it wasn't anything we couldn't get through as a team.
What are some of your favorite memories being on Team Ice Cream?
It's really hard for me to single out any one thing because the whole period of time was really special to me personally. The feeling of what we we're doing back then was so unlike anything I'd been apart of before..
Who was the coolest celebrity that you came across along the journey?
Emory Jones for sure.. I grew up a Roc Boy.
What is your all-time favorite BBC or ICE CREAM piece of clothing that you own in your closet?
My favorite all-time piece hands down has to be the Ice Cream letter man.. which I just actually reacquired a little bit ago.
After the group unfortunately fell apart what field(s) did you venture off into?
I went on to consult for a Disney Channel Television program called "Zeke and Luther." I served as the "skateboarding coordinator" on the set. We shot three total successful seasons over the course of four years.
Do you still keep in contact with the rest of the team?
I still touch base with the team here and there sometimes. A couple of us have children and families now so its really hard to stay fully connected.. but we know its all love in the end.
A lot of people out there don't realize you guys had a staple in the fashion game back then. Today, when you look around now there are still so many individuals wearing Billionaire Boys Club, Ice Cream, and A Bathing Ape, which you guys were all wearing in like 2005/2006. Whats your take on this?
It's very cool to me. For example, when you see people like Ian Connor posting images on his social media account, its easy to decipher that we did that...
Do you believe that skateboarding impacted street-wear and fashion?
Absolutely. It always has and always will be. My biggest mission in life is making people out there understand how truly deep skateboarding's roots are in the fashion game. We've been inspiring fashion for a while now.
It was real awesome to see the Made In Tokyo x Big Sean - "Skateboard P" visuals come out.. what did you think of it?
Amazing. Made in Tokyo actually reached out to me prior to the video releasing and dropped me a note on how much he was inspired by it. It was truly an honor to be reached out by him.
I saw on Instagram that you're apart of a company called "No.One".. what's the company about?
All handmade very high end footwear done in Venice California. Led by Mark Gainor, who is truly the most talented, hardworking, deserving designer and art director I've ever worked for. The way he sees things is on a whole different level...
Do you have any projects or collaborations coming out that we should look out for?
We're dropping the second model under No.One called the "Bravo." It really is more beautiful than any other hi end footwear item out there on the market today.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your fans out there?
If anyone out there that is a fan on mine? Thank you. If I can inspire anyone the way those before me have left an influence on... than I am truly humbled.
EVENT RECAP: DEE & RICKY X G-SHOCK RELEASE PARTY 2017 Posted on 27 Jan 11:00 , 0 comments
Over the weekend, your favorite fashion duo, DEE & RICKY held a special release event in celebration of their NEW 3rd watch installment to their G-SHOCK series. The surprise event was held at the G-SHOCK NYC SOHO store located at 454 West Broadway, New York, NY. and was from 8pm-10pm. The G-SHOCK store provided music, drinks, and of course food for everyone to enjoy throughout the whole night! The event was full of long time family, friends, G-SHOCK and DEE & RICKY fans all excited about the brand new watch to add to their already stacked D&R collection!
Due to high requests and demands the special event was RSVP only because of the limited space in the NYC SOHO store. As some of you already know, the last two models the twins collaborated with G-SHOCK on was a very successful outcome. You can google or search "Dee and Ricky G-shock watches" and quickly see how the prices range from $400-$2000 after retail. The DEE & RICKY G-SHOCK models are seen worldwide on television, fashion shows, magazines, and your everyday people. Only 170 watches were made for this collection so fans from all over the country signed up quickly for a chance to obtain the new limited item designed by the fashion twins!
DEE & RICKY once again incorporated their signature LEGO style for this collaboration.. The all-white design was a brilliant color choice as the base because it makes the colorful LEGO-inspired details on the wrist stand out. The toy like watch remains rooted in G-SHOCK technology featuring, magnetic resistance, shock resistance, 200M water resistance, auto LED Light, 48 City World Time, 1/1000th stopwatch with speed indicator, 4 daily alarms, 1 snooze alarm, 12/24 Hr formats and mute function!
The BRAND NEW installment to their G-SHOCK series is now available in-store at the G-SHOCK NYC SOHO store in limited quantities all priced at $150.00 USD, all purchases come with a special DEE & RICKY T-Shirt as well! Thank you everyone who was apart of this noteworthy event. Look out for more DEE & RICKY items and news coming soon!
- Anthony Strachan-Butler
Puma x Dee & Ricky | Video by KIDSUPER Posted on 24 Jan 10:30 , 0 comments
PUMA & New York twin fashion design creatives, DEE & RICKY whip out another whimsical gem with a brand new animated video displaying colorful pieces from their latest collaborative collection with PUMA Footwear!
Produced by multi-media artist KIDSUPER, this stop-motion animated video depicts a day in the Big Apple as seen through the eyes of DEE & RICKY.
DEE AND RICKY X KID SUPER POP-UP SHOP EVENT Posted on 20 Dec 09:00 , 0 comments
Hello everyone! DEE AND RICKY & KID SUPER are both proud to announce that we're having a pop-up shop for an entire month during December 19th - January 19th @ Kid Supers Studio located at 354 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11211from 1PM - 6PM! Please come and enjoy the good ol' brooklyn vibes, shopping, toys for tots, donations, and the scrumptious hot chocolate during our lovely event. We wanted to bring out the best brands and influences for this wonderful pop-up event for all of the consumers and fans to enjoy!
BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY $ALE Posted on 25 Nov 12:43 , 0 comments
Hey y'all! Happy Black Friday to all our friends, family, and loyal fans out there. Today the DEE & RICKY website will be having a 25% off sale and free shipping as well till (Cyber) Monday! You don't wanna miss out on our four day sale dedicated to you wonderful shoppers! Be safe and God bless.
DEE & RICKY X PUMA - SUEDE "S" 2016 (UNRELEASED) Posted on 01 Nov 09:35 , 0 comments
Hey DEE & RICKY fans! We would like to thank all of you guys out there for supporting our spectacular collaboration with PUMA FOOOTWEAR this past successful year!To reward our loyal fans and consumers, here is a fresh look at our brand new unreleased sneaker collab with PUMA!
CELEBRITY'S IN DEE & RICKY #TBT Posted on 21 Jul 18:01 , 0 comments
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Dee & Ricky X PUMA Season II Posted on 09 Jul 09:11 , 0 comments
Hello everyone! Dee & Ricky are here to happily announce that we have a brand new sneaker installment with PUMA dropping in select stores today! These sneakers are inspired by the beauty and art of New York City and what our wonderful city has to offer. We are very excited and grateful to get another chance to work with PUMA after our most recent success with our season one collaboration with them. With the help of PUMA, we've created four new silhouettes with our vision so our faithful fans can hit the summer streets with our signature "whimsical" style! You can use the release locator to purchase our new sneakers here.
London Zhiloh - Street Wear Style Tutorial Posted on 13 May 17:55 , 0 comments
Yesterday, entrepreneur London Zhiloh uploaded a brand new video for her "Street Wear Style Series" showing the fans her favorite street wear products this season straight out of her closet! Check out London rocking her brand new Dee & Ricky Pumas in her Street Wear Style Tutorial video below.