August 26, 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
This past week I was blessed with the opportunity to put the entire Ruined Rep pin collection in one of the top streetwear stores in North America, Off The Hook! My relationship with the owners of OTH dates back to when they first opened up shop in the West Island on Souces Boulevard in 1999. Back then I was a little pisher as my Zaida would say, but now I've hung up my diaper, put on my big boy pants, and have finally started to make my way in life as a real human. The truth is I nearly shat my pants when I got a message from one of the owners down at OTH asking if I would like to sell Ruined Rep pins in his shop! It was truly one of the prouder moments in my life. Montreal is so heavily involved in the streetwear community, and to get a chance to be in OTH is the tits! If you're a local Montrealer and are interested in buying some pins, head down to OTH and show some love!
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