Taiwanese Rapper Young B 楊賓 , YZ 于耀智, and BCW in NOZO

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Taiwanese Rappers Young B 楊賓YZ 于耀智, and BCW from The Gangster Money Fast Crew were spotted candidly chiling in pieces from our SS2016 collection.   All three artists are part of The Gangster Money Fast a.k.a G$MOB Crew which also includes  滿人Manchuker.  G$MOB has been an integral part of the underground Taiwanese rap/hip-hop music scene for years now.  Take a sneak peek into their world through some of their music videos posted below featuring live concert footage, balt salts, shooting dice with Taiwanese NT, bottles of Ace, and general hoodness including kidnapping people with paperbags over their heads.   Be sure to follow Young B on his Instagram and check out The Gangster Money Fast on their Facebook page.

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NOZO X Bruno Loasses Red Suede Sneakers

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It has always been a dream of ours to one day have our own run of hand-crafted Italian made sneakers.  Well that day came quite early for us, thanks to the traditional shoemakers at Bruno Loasses who collaborated with us on our first run of awesome sneakers.  Yes, this is a full run and we have every size from 40-45EU.  I’ve been personally wearing my pair all week long and they are super comfy and equally stunting.

The shoe features silver and black leather, red suede details, a nickel plated “NOZO x BL” plate on the tongue, red foil NOZO X BL on the foot insert, and one inch thick white sole. Comes with a dust bag and white shoelaces. Collect yourself a piece of NOZO history today and order a pair. Extremely limited supply. Designed by Thelonius Poon and made in Italy.   Be sure to follow Bruno on his Instagram at @BL_Brunoloasses_the_pop 

NOZO x Burning Guitars Leather Trench Coat

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We are very proud to announce our collaboration jacket with Philadelphia based streetwear-couture label Burning Guitars Clothing. Headed by Smiley Jonez and designed by Saiyd Muhammed, they have in the last seven years established themselves as one of the most innovative and fashion-forward labels in Philadelphia. We were extremely excited to work with them, and collaborate with Saiyd on this piece. They’ve recently been featured in Philadelphia City Fashion Week, and Atlantic City Fashion Week. You may have seen some of their pieces on celebrities such as Wiz KhalifaMeek MillNellyNicki MinajB.o.BWale, Jason Thompson (NBA Golden State Warriors), Erica Mena, Natalie Didonato from Mob Wives,Yazz The Greatest from Empire, and Diggy Simmons. Can’t wait to see who wears this jacket first.

The jacket features our signature NOZO hexagon “Yonge Street Hooligans” embroidered graphic on the front and back, with the Burning Guitars font over the hood, and signature felt Burning Guitars logo on the left sleeve.  Be sure to follow them on Instagram @BurningGuitars  

NOZO Spring Summer 2016 is now live!

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Hey everyone!

So our new site is finally done, we hustled as a team to get it up and running.  We had so much fun doing this line and we’ve all been super excited behind the scenes to finally show it to you guys and do the big reveal.  We’ll have some dope new updates and secret collaborations coming out soon (wink).  Stay updated, we’ll post on social media to keep you all informed.

-Poonstar

Gary Baseman Art Opening at the Drake One Fifty in Toronto

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Los Angeles based contemporary artist, illustrator, fashion and toy designer, and animator Gary Baseman recently visited Toronto to do a set of murals and paintings for the Drake One Fifty. The art installations included a vertical toy mobile hanging in at the entrance, a large scale mural featuring various characters he’s created having dinner, an entire wall covered in lunch room trays covered in his illustrations, as well as plates above the rear wall kitchen. The pieces compliment the restaurant/lounge very nicely and we were very happy to see Gary’s artwork used in such an interactive way. Be sure to stop by the Drake One Fifty near Adelaide and University to see the pieces in person.

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We were able to have a quick chat with Gary after and get some photos with the two costumed ladies he brought dressed as his Wild Girls. He also showed us his hand sketched book that he sketches in while he travels. We hope to see you again soon Gary!

Be sure to follow him on Instagram as well at @GaryBaseman.

NOZO Toronto x Hater Snapback Collaboration

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We were extremely honoured to be approached by the kings of the new-school snapback, Hater Snapback from Taiwan. These guys are known for putting out the highest quality customized snapbacks worldwide, and are one of the few hat manufacturers in the world to have their own factory where they make each piece by hand. Because of this, they are able to achieve an impeccable level of quality and attention to detail that is second to none amongst hat companies. They’ve also been on hypebeast more times than I can count to drive home the flex.

This gave us endless options to create the ultimate snapback that represented NOZO. Our signature HCLL printed along the inside stitching, dye sublimated brains, a silk underbrim with 3D embossed lettering, not to mention the entire hat is made out of a luxury grade velvet that is incredibly soft and resilient to the touch. We decided to go with the theme of “Hater No Brainer” because you’d have to be missing a brain not to want to cop one of these. We received our package from them this week, 50 of the collaboration hats are within our possession and are currently the only ones world wide.

We are the first Canadian streetwear brand to ever collaborate with them, and are super psyched to get some of these hats on you guys. Available in our new webshop, this item is particularly amazing and we recommend you cop one for yourself, and one as a gift to your good friends because they’ll probably love it too.

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