Montreal’s Ringleaders Football Club is a group of friends who are not always in shape but are sometimes competitive.Twice a year, they meet up for the Greatest Tournament of All Time. Peep this great footage of average players, narrated by King Eric Cantona. His words of wisdom inspire us all to be the best.

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Vans x OTH x RBW

Nous sommes fiers de vous présenter le plus récent chapitre dans le projet Vans OTH de OFF THE HOOK, en collaboration avec la marque canadienne Raised by Wolves. La capsule Vans x OTH x RBW a été conçue autour de la météo perfide que connait Montréal, et s’inspire de l’entrelacement de différents partenariats et de différents matériaux au sein d’un seul projet.

La capsule Vans x OTH x RBW représente l’union de deux partenariats d’envergure dans le domaine du streetwear au Canada, en collaboration pour un projet unique.  Le projet Vans OTH a permis d’introduire la plus grande sélection de chaussures Vans au Canada, en plus de nombreuses collaborations. OFF THE HOOK et Raised by Wolves sont aussi des partenaires de longue date, souvent alliés pour présenter des collections saisonnières signées Raised by Wolves à laboutique OTH de Montréal. Ces deux relations qui s’unissent est ce qui a inspiré le mariage du cuir et du suède sur une paire de sneakers.

La capsule Vans x OTH x RBW a été bâtie autour de deux silhouettes classiques de Vans, soit la Sk8-Hi Zip LX et la Old Skool Zip LX. De nombreuses modifications on été portées à chaque silhouette pour les transformer en sneakers prêts pour les conditions perfides qu’on connait, unissant à la fois le patrimoine incroyable de Vans avec l’esthétique de style streetwear moderne signé OFF THE HOOK et Raised by Wolves. La Sk8-Hi LX et la Old Skool Zip LX sont tous deux construits à partir de panneaux de suède et de cuir. Le pied gauche est fait d’une tige de cuir de première qualité et d’un bout avant fait de suède alors que le pied droit est fait d’une tige en suède et d’un bout avant en cuir. Les deux modèles sont aussi construits avec la technologie Scotchguard, résistante à l’eau, de Vans et comprennent des fermetures éclair étanches ainsiqu’une langue rembourrée. La capsule Vans x OTH x RBW est bâtie sur les fameuses semelles MTE, pour vous assurer de la traction maximale sur des surfaces glacées. De plus, la Sk8-Hi Zip LX et la Old Skool Zip LX sont équipées de Jazz Stripes réflectifs afin d’assurer que vos sneakers restent visibles la nuit, tout comme le jour.

La capsule Vans x OTH x Raised by Wolves sera disponible chez OFF THE HOOK le samedi, 27 février, dès 11h, ainsi que sur shop.offthehook.ca. La Sk8-Hi Zip LX sera vendue à $180CAD, tandis que la Old Skool Zip LX sera vendue à $150CAD.

We are proud to introduce the latest chapter in our ongoing Vans OTH project, and a collaborative endeavour with Canadian brand Raised by Wolves. The Vans x OTH x RBW Pack has been conceived around Montreal’s precocious weather and the concept of intertwining different relationships and materials into a single project.

The Vans x OTH x RBW Pack represents two of the most important relationships in Canadian streetwear coming together under a single project. The Vans OTH project has provided the most important selection of Vans in Canada, as well as a number of notable collaborations, while OFF THE HOOK and Raised by Wolves have been longtime partners, often teaming to launch Raised by Wolves’ seasonal collections at the Montreal shop. These two relationships coming together inspired uniting suede and leather on a single pair of shoes. 

The Vans x OTH x RBW Pack has been built around two classic Vans silhouettes, the Sk8-Hi LX and the Old Skool Zip LX, with a number of modern twists applied to each that transform both pairs into weather-ready sneakers that merge Vans’ strong history with OFF THE HOOK and Raised by Wolves’ modern streetwear aesthetic. Both the Sk8-Hi LX and the Old Skool Zip LX feature leather and suede panelling, with the left foot constructed from a premium leather upper and suede toe box, while the right foot is constructed using premium suede for the upper and leather for the toe box. Both pairs have been outfitted with water-resistant Scotchguard technology, sealed zippers, and gusseted tongues, to ensure that Montreal’s temperamental weather doesn’t dampen your feet, or your mood. The Vans x OTH x RBW Pack has been outfitted with Vans MTE soles, to ensure maximum grip in slippery conditions. Additionally the Sk8-Hi LX and Old Skool Zip LX feature reflective Jazz Stripes to make sure that both pairs are as equipped for the night, as they are for the day.

The Vans x OTH x Raised by Wolves pack will be released in-store at OFF THE HOOK and online on shop.offthehook.ca on Saturday, February 27th at 11am. The Sk8-Hi Zip LX retails at $180CAD, while the Old Skool Zip LX checks in at $150CAD.

Deux des nos amis ont récemment fait équipe pour un article sur le blogue de The Hundreds. Comme vous le savez probablement, Johnny F. Kim écrit régulièrement pour la marque californienne, et il s'est récemment entretenu avec FAKER, un de nos designers graphiques lors d'une escale à Montréal. Vous pouvez lire l'entrevue sur le site de The Hundreds!


Two of our homies linked up recently for a piece on The Hundreds' blog. As you may know, Johnny F. Kim writes pretty frequently for the LA-based brand, and he recently caught up with FAKER, one of our graphic designers during his last stop in Montreal. You can head over to The Hundreds' site to check out the full interview!

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Jetez un coup d'oeil au nouveau clip de Forrest ci-dessous, pour sa chanson 25! Si vous aimez ce que vous entendez, dirigez-vous vers le Chez Nous Mix Session qu'il a créé il y a quelques mois.


Check out Forrest's latest video, for his new song 25! If you like what you hear, be sure to head over to his Chez Nous Mix Session, which he produced a few months back!

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40S & Shorties Party

Joignez-vous à nous mercredi soir pour le lancement de la boutique éphémère 40s & Shorties! Les propriétaires seront là pour fêter l'occasion, et on vous proposera un after-party FOU à Apt. 200! RSVP ici pour vous assurer d'une place.


Join us on Wednesday night for the launch of our 40s & Shorties pop up shop! The owners will be in town to celebrate the launch, and we'll be throwing a CRAZY after-party at Apt. 200. RSVP here to grab your spot.

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On est heureux d’annoncer la venue de la deuxième collection CH x OTH, basée sur les succès qu’a connus la collection de l’an dernier. Cette seconde collection CH x OTH offre aux partisans la chance d’ajouter dans leur garde-robe des éléments thématiques relatifs à la glorieuse équipe, à la sauce contemporaine.

L’an dernier, la ligne de vêtements CH x OTH comptait une veste exclusive aux joueurs des Canadiens, qui faisait l’envie de nombreux partisans. Après un an d’attente, ces partisans pourront se procurer la même veste en édition limitée 2015-2016. Comme l’an dernier, la veste a été produite en collaboration avec le manufacturier canadien de renom Roots.

En se basant sur les vêtements populaires de l’an dernier, nous avons ajouté à notre inventaire un nouveau T-shirt à sa collection, mettant de l’avant un logo au style athlétique « CDH », une abréviation du nom de l’équipe le Club de Hockey.  En voulant toujours aller plus loin, la deuxième édition de la collection CH x OTH réinvente le populaire chandail de rugby avec une approche contemporaine. Le chandail de rugby gris et blanc a été produit au Canada, par Barbarian, et comporte le nom «Montreal» cousu dans le dos, ainsi qu’un «C » de capitaine à l’avant.

Cette saison, la collection compte un porte-clé figurine comportant les lignes tricolores de CH x OTH, de même que deux écussons. Le premier est une réplique du « C » qui se retrouve sur le chandail de rugby CH x OTH et le second rappelle une rondelle de hockey vintage. Une fois de plus, les deux marques ont réinventé la traditionnelle rondelle de hockey pour produire une quantité limitée de rondelles affichant les deux marques sur le dessus et les rayures tricolores de la collection au dos.

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La veste est composée de laine de haute qualité et de manches de cuir, de même que des accents de cuir blanc et des boutons pressoirs cuivrés. Sur les manches, on retrouve brodé «19 » d’un côté et « 09 » de l’autre, faisant référence à l’année de naissance de l’équipe. On retrouve un « C » stylisé du côté gauche de la poitrine alors qu’un logo des Canadiens de Montréal se retrouve à l’intérieur de la veste, au même endroit, juste au-dessus du cœur de celui qui la porte. La veste sera disponible en précommande et les initiales de l’acheteur seront brodées sur la poche intérieure du côté droit. Le numéro de la veste sera également cousu sur le revers de la manche gauche.

La deuxième édition de la collection CH x OTH sera disponible exclusivement exclusivement à la boutique, chez Tricolore Sportset sur magasins en ligne respectifs dès 10h, le jeudi 5 novembre 2015. LES PRÉCOMMANDES POUR LA VESTE CH x OTH SONT ACCEPTÉES ENTRE LE JEUDI 5 NOVEMBRE ET LE SAMEDI 14 NOVEMBRE.

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We are pleased to announce the second installment of their popular CH x OTH capsule collection, building off last year’s popular debut collection. The second CH x OTH collection offers fans a chance to expand their wardrobe and offers fans a contemporary and casual take on the famed hockey team. 

Last season, the CH x OTH line introduced a players-exclusive jacket that had fans clamoring for its general release. After a year of waiting, those same fans will finally have an opportunity to purchase a limited “2015-2016” edition of the same varsity jacket. Like last year, the jacket was produced in partnership with renowned Canadian manufacturer Roots. 

Building off last year’s popular apparel, OFF THE HOOK has added a new t-shirt to the collection, featuring an athletic-style “CDH” logo, which abbreviates the team’s name, le Club de Hockey. Furthermore, the second installment of the CH x OTH collection revisits reimagines the popular rugby jersey with a more contemporary approach. The grey and white rugby was produced in Canada, by Barbarian, and features a stitched “Montreal” nameplate, as well as a captain’s “C”.

This season, the collection includes a figurine keychain featuring the CH x OTH tri-color stripe, as well as two patches, one mimicking the captain’s “C”, which appears on the CH x OTH rugby, and a second one mimicking a vintage-style hockey puck. Once again, the two brands have re-imagined the traditional hockey puck and have produced a limited number, featuring a co-branded front and the collection’s tri-color stripes on the back.

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The jacket is constructed from premium wool and features premium black leather sleeves, as well as white leather accents and brass snap buttons. The jackets have“19” and “09” embroidered on the sleeves, representing the year the storied hockey club was founded. A stylized “C” sits atop the left breast, while a Montreal Canadiens logo can be found on the inner left breast, sitting above the wearer’s heart. The jackets will be available for pre-order and will be embroidered with the customer’s initials on the right inner breast pocket, and numbered in tonal stitching on the left sleeve cuff.

The second installment of the CH x OTH line will be available exclusively through OFF THE HOOK, Tricolore Sports, and their respective webstores, as of 10am EST on Thursday, November 5th, 2015. PREORDERS FOR THE CH x OTH JACKET WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH, THRU SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH.  

 

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Mannequin: Gianni Petrozza

Hat -    maharishi Templar Cap    Top: Engineered Garments button down Jacket: Engineered Garments Ripstop jacket Pants: maharishi Twisted Knee pant Shoes:    Nike Footscape Route Sneakerboot SP

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Top: Engineered Garments button down
Jacket: Engineered Garments Ripstop jacket
Pants: maharishi Twisted Knee pant
Shoes: Nike Footscape Route Sneakerboot SP

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Jacket: maharishi MA Zipped Blazer Jacket

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Hat: Engineered Garments Quilted Bucket Hat Vest: Engineered Garments Primaloft Fridge Vest Top: Still Good Hybrid Crewneck Pants: maharishi Twisted Knee Pant Shoes: adidas Originals x White Mountaineering ZX Flux

Hat: Engineered Garments Quilted Bucket Hat
Vest: Engineered Garments Primaloft Fridge Vest
Top: Still Good Hybrid Crewneck
Pants: maharishi Twisted Knee Pant
Shoes: adidas Originals x White Mountaineering ZX Flux

Hat: Engineered Garments Bucket Hat Top: Engineered Garments Smock Shirt Shirt: Engineered Garments Short Collar Shirt Pants: Engineered Garments Flight Pant Shoes: Vault by Vans Sk8-Hi LX

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Shirt: Engineered Garments Short Collar Shirt
Pants: Engineered Garments Flight Pant
Shoes: Vault by Vans Sk8-Hi LX

RED WING TRUNK SHOW OTH

Le 14 octobre prochain, c'est le moment où jamais d'obtenir vos Red Wings préférées au OTH. Cette soirée-là, vous pourrez commander n'importe quelle botte de la collection Red Wing! Vous aurez aussi la chance de découvrir une nouvelle botte exclusive et limitée, qui changera comment vous voyez Red Wing!

Les experts Red Wing seront chez OTH pour vous guider dans votre quête pour la botte parfaite et vous expliqueront les petits détails qui font toute la différence entre une paire de Red Wings et une botte normale. 

Breuvages servis au cours de la soirée!

RSVP sur la page Facebook, et invitez vos amis à vous joindre!


On October 14th, you'll have a chance to grab your favourite pair of Red Wing boots at OTH! That night, you'll be able to order any boot from the Red Wing collection! We'll also be unveiling a new, exclusive and limited boot that will change how you see Red Wing.

Red Wing experts will be at the shop to walk you through the collection as you search for the perfect boot and will explain the subtleties that make Red Wing boots so special.

Drinks provided throughout the evening!

RSVP on the Facebook page and invite your friends to join you!

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Un gros merci à tout le monde qui est venu à la Galerie 1181 jeudi dernier pour STREET JUSTICE, l'exposition de Pierrick Dufrenoy. Jetez un coup d'oeil aux photos prises par William Wachter en bas de page, et surveillez bien cet espace pour la prochaine exposition!

Les chemises créées par Pierrick pour l'exposition sont maintenant disponibles à la boutique!


Thanks to everybody who came out to Gallery 1181 last Thursday for Pierrick Dufrenoy's exhibit, STREET JUSTICE. You can check out some photos from the event below, courtesy of William WachterBe sure to watch this space going forward for details about our next exhibit!

The longsleeves, created by Pierrick for the exhibit, are now available for purchase at the shop!

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SHALLOWPARK est passé à la boutique la semaine dernière pour parler à Graeme, notre acheteur de sneakers, à propos d'une des marques les plus légendaires qu'on tient à la boutique, Clarks. Jetez-y un coup d'oeil en bas de page!


SHALLOWPARK came by the shop last week to sit down with our footwear buyer, Graeme, and talk about one of the most iconic footwear brands around, Clarks. Check out the video below!

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Nous sommes contents de vous annoncer notre prochaine exposition à la Galerie 1181, situé au 1181 Ste Catherine O. On accueillera STREET JUSTICE, une exposition par Pierrick Dufrenoy, le jeudi 10 septembre de 18h à 22h.

Pierrick commence le graffiti à l'âge de treize ans, avec son BMX et son marker, à taguer les murs de la ville : les bêtises de jeunesse ! Le temps passe, les rencontres se font et il s'oriente vers le graffiti pur et dur. Diplômé d'école d'Art en Graphisme Et Illustration, il façonne son style au gré des inspirations. Les années 80 à 2000 influencent largement ses travaux : des productions très simples, épurées, avec de gros contours.

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En 2009, le graffiti ne lui suffit plus, il forme une équipe avec ses amis les plus fidèles et déterminés : l'aventure « vandal » sur métros, trains, et tunnels peut commencer. De l'adrénaline et un flirt avec l'illégalité pour un message fort et provocant.

En parallèle, il commence à travailler dans le graphisme, créant pour des artistes ou des marques de vêtements, oeuvrant largement sur des affiches de concerts. Cela lui permet de parfaire son style, insufflant la force artistique et la pensée du graffiti dans ses illustrations.

Depuis deux ans, Pierrick met tout en œuvre pour affirmer l'approche novatrice et très personnelle de ses illustrations, utilisant notamment des scènes d'emeutes pour épouser l'angle provocateur du graffiti et retrouver les sensations que cet Art marginal et incompris lui procure. Des mésaventures rencontrées dans le graffiti « vandal » est née un projet qui lui tient particulièrement à coeur et concentre l'essentiel de ses efforts. 

La construction de ses illustrations offre une lecture saisissante : en surface, on y observe un mariage de formes et de couleurs ; mais lorsque l'on y regarde de loin, une scène apparaît. « Belle de loin et loin d'être belle » semble être la phrase clé du projet. En somme : ce qui pourrait passer pour une réalisation simple et provocante, se révèle être le canal d'un message plus complexe, parfois politique, à l'image de ce que communique le graffiti. 

STREET JUSTICE sera en exposition au 1181 Ste-Catherine O. le jeudi 10 septembre, de 18h à 22h. Les breuvages seront offertes par Broken Seven, et Louie P et The Holy seront sur place pour s'occuper de la musique au cours de la soirée. RSVP sur la page Facebook!

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We're excited to announce our next exhibition at Gallery 1181, located at 1181 Ste Catherine O. We'll be welcoming STREET JUSTICE, an exhibition by Pierrick Dufrenoy, on Thursday, September 10th, from 6-10pm. 

Armed with his BMX and his marker, Pierrick first started experimenting with graffiti at the age of 13, making his way around Paris and leaving tags behind him. As time went on, he started becoming more and more involved in the Parisian graffiti scene. With an Art degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, his style varies depending his inspiration at a given moment. That being said, his work is greatly influenced by the 1980s, 90s and 2002, with simple, clean designs that feature prominent contours.

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In 2009, hungry for more, Pierrick and his closest and most determined friends formed a crew intent on leaving their mark on Parisian metro cars, trains and tunnels. Filled with adrenaline and flirting with the law, the crew's work is emotional, provocative and bold.

At the same time, Pierrick started to try his hand at graphic design, creating pieces for artists, clothing brands, and, particularly, concerts and bands. This allowed Pierrick to perfect his style and find a way to ingrain the artistry and philosophy of graffiti into his work.

For the last two years, Pierrick has been hard at work creating novel and highly personal pieces, notably calling on riot scenes to create a provocative angle, while examining the emotions that graffiti, an often-marginalized and misunderstood art form, has created. This highly personal project, which has received a great deal of care and effort, was born from his experiences and adventures with his Parisian "vandal" graffiti crew.

His work offers viewers a captivating experience. What looks like a mix of shapes and colours from close morphs into a distinct scene when observed from far. "Beautiful from far, but far from beautiful" seems to be the most apt way of describing this project. All in all, what could pass as something simple and provocative is actually much more complex and political, harkening back to graffiti's very identity.

STREET JUSTICE will be on display at 1181 Ste-Catherine O. on Thursday, September 10th, from 6-10pm. Beverages will be provided courtesy of Broken Seven, and Louie P and The Holy will hold down the music throughout the evening. RSVP on the Facebook page!

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CHEZ NOUS MIX SESSION M.BOOTYSPOON

Pour la sixième édition de notre série Chez Nous Mix Sessions, on s'est tourné vers M.BOOTYSPOON. Vous pouvez lire une petite entrevue (en anglais) ci-dessous avant de vous lancer dans son mix en bas de page!


For the sixth edition of our Chez Nous Mix Session series, we turned to M.BOOTYSPOON. You can check out a short Q&A with him below before hitting the play button at the bottom of the page. You'll be treated to a nice mix that you can listen to as we ride out summer together!

OTH: When did you first get into DJing and making music, and why?

M.B: I was exposed to underground electronic music at a very young age and that passion never really died down. I guess I gained the proper interest for DJing from my older brother when I was about fifteen. He was starting out playing minimal & techno records after he had gone out and seen most of Montreal's underground nightlife scene for himself. We had a pair of Technics in our basement, but I couldn't scratch so I immediately (and regrettably) dropped trying to DJ for about four years. Around this time I had also taken stabs at sound design and tried making my own music, but it was mainly at a hobbyist stage. It was around early 2009 when I really started burning CDs taking them to bars and clubs to play.

Within the last couple of months I’ve taken production a bit more seriously and I’m happy to announce that you’ll see a release from me in the fall under a not-so-obvious alias. Very unintentional ten-year plan I guess hahahah

 

OTH: Do you have any residencies in Montreal? Radio shows? etc...

M.B: Not at the moment. I can pretty much be found playing anywhere in the city really. I’ve had an on-going project which is New Sounds of Montreal that started with Sinjin Hawke, LOL Boys’ Heartbeat(s) and Rinse France’s Azamat B. which is where I cut my teeth at DJing a varied selection of music and VJing at parties. I also just started up 00:AM with three friends of mine which is a party focused on House & Techno talents who push the envelope of those genres. Brendan Neal aka Motions is the other resident DJ of that night.

 

OTH: Any particular events that have stuck with you in Montreal?

M.B: I still really like Night Trackin' which was Jacques Greene and Seb Diamond's nights back in 2009 till about 2012. The early parties they had put on had a huge impact on me because it was about a year after I had really started going out and it definitely stuck with me during that formative period. That was also around the time that I saw Tiga play at Stereo for the first time which changed how I viewed nightlife, partying etc. Also when the Torn Curtain had it's doors open to after hours party people, that was really something else- definitely a pivotal point in Montreal's late night scene for the decade. After parties in this city have, in absolutely no way, come close to this vibe since.

 

OTH: How do you describe your genre and your vibe?

M.B:I've definitely gravitated to a Chicago / Ron Hardy style of DJing. I'm not a genre purist. If I can break down rhythmic or tonal elements between musics that on the surface seem completely different just because they’re from a different scene, I don't see why they shouldn't be played together. I'm all for having a cohesive, disciplined set every once in a while but I also don't enjoy sounding and playing like most people these days do. I’ve found that it’s this sort of approach that sets the mood and pace of my DJing apart from others.

 

OTH: How would you describe this mix?

M.B: I noticed there were already a lot of DJ mixes aimed towards the dancefloor for Chez Nous series, so I figured I'd present something a little different. I came at this mix with little constraints other than the period in which it was being released, the back to school period of the year; end-of-summer vibes were channeled into it. It's still going to be hot out, you're still going to be in summer mode for another month, but the comedown is near and I wanted to soothe people into that. The kinda mix you can listen to by the pool, while you're shopping or before going on a night out in the city. Personally this summer had been an upward rollercoaster going full speed whilst money flew out my pockets, and I don’t quite think I was alone on that ride. Not trying to imagine slamming the breaks on that.