August 03, 2015
What's the good word people of the Internet? My name is Wolf, Kingpin over at Ruined Rep Streetwear Pins. I wanted to take a moment to tell you a little bit about the history of what makes Ruined Rep. Hop in my time machine as I take you back to December of 2014...
I'm on Christmas vacation like most other people during the holiday's and realized that my schedule was just not cutting it for me anymore. I would come home, eat dinner, watch TV, and go to sleep. I needed more! So I started brainstorming things that I can do that will allow me to learn business, but also create something that would allow me to be my own boss. During this brainstorming period I came up with the concept of doing really cool Streetwear Pins since I was passionate about collecting pins, I had a connection to someone that makes pins, and I saw that the trend was picking up again. I'm a believer in the saying "It's not what you know, it's who you know", but you better be able to perform!
But why Ruined Rep? Ever since I was a little kid I was constantly being told that I'm going to ruined my reputation. I was always pushing the limits of what I can get away with. Ruined Rep is my way of distinguishing the people that I want to surround myself with. It's about people getting to know you before judging you. It's about owning your reputation!
I guess what I'm trying to say is that Ruined Rep isn't just an awesome, cool, dope Streetwear Pins company, it's a lifestyle brand too. We've all Ruined our Rep somewhere down the line, but it's how you wear it that defines you. I'm not sure if I got carried away, but I think the message that I was trying to get across came together nicely.
Keep on keeping on,
Wolf | Ruined Rep
It took me long enough, but it's time that Ruined Rep released some new damn pins! As you can see in the photo above, we have three new lapel pins that have pretty much no similarities whatsoever, but are all equally really fucking good!
Let's start with the Avenue Des Pins pin. It all started when I was walking down St Laurent on the liquor and I get to a corner and look up. There it was smacking me right in the face, the street sign that would potentially change my life! I've always known that I wanted to make a Montreal themed pin, maybe even a collection, but I'm glad I chose to make this my first one.
When growing up, Will Ferrell was one of my greatest influencers in my life! I can honestly say that his humor has helped shape my personality, which is very important to me and the Ruined Rep brand. Every element of Ruined Rep is based off of the twisted and creative founder Wolf Greenberg. That's right, I am writing nice things about myself, but the beauty is that I have no fucks to give! If you didn't already catch on, the Frank the Tank pin is from the scene in Old School where Will Ferrell shoots himself in the neck with a tranquilizer gun. Google it if you have too!
The final pin is a personal favorite, The Boobies Calculator Pin! I don't think there's much to say about this pin besides for the fact that we've all once written BOOBIES on our calculators and it should bring back good memories!
I'll leave you with wise words from my father... hesitation is death, buy a fucking pin!
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Keep on keeping on,
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