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Urban Aztec X Oaklandish: 'Ancient Roots'

Urban Aztec X Oaklandish: 'Ancient Roots'

We are so honored to present the next collection in our celebration of 20 years of Oaklandish. This collab design with Urban Aztec is a great example of Jesse Hernandez' work at the juncture of graffiti and ancient indigenous culture. Jesse has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, and has painted murals internationally and throughout the US. His work is refreshingly his own, building on legacies and established visual languages, but pushing forward to new insights, intricacies, and experimentation with color. Photos from our lifestyle shoot with models @_jaykristine_ and @bythebrokenarrow, shot by @54ghosts below. Shop...

Ball Harder vol.2 by DOC Virtual Art Show

Ball Harder vol.2 by DOC Virtual Art Show

Here are just a few of the images from Dustin O. Canalin's 'Ball Harder' vol.2 project. For the full gallery experience, visit here. Check out our accompanying merch collection too!

Oakland is Still Proud

Oakland is Still Proud

If you've been to Downtown Oakland lately, you've seen all the street art that's been painted on the boarded-up storefronts. We wanted to support Oakland artists and small businesses with the piece at our flagship Downtown shop, so we turned to the legendary TDK crew and one of the firstborn graffiti kings of Oakland: Del Phresh. Joined by Vogue and Kufue, with supplies from 14th Street Supply, 'Oakland is STILL Proud!' For those who don't know, this design is based on Del Phresh's legendary mural that stood as a staple in Oakland and was an eye-catcher while driving down E12th for...

Rebuilding Oakland Black Businesses

In 2018, Rafael Casal and David Diggs wrote a poem about police violence and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. They read this spoken-word piece that says, in part: “How perfect does a black boy have to be before we mourn him? How quickly must a neighborhood vanish for us to notice?” We originally released this design when Rafael and Daveed's film 'Blindspotting' premiered. It remains an accurate index for how little we have progressed as a country. 100% of profits from the sales of this shirt (profit defined in this case as everything above the hard...

Unchained: Lakeside session with Thomas Pridgen

Unchained: Lakeside session with Thomas Pridgen

When you watch Thomas play, you realize that there's no doubt he was born for this. Catch him crushing it on the big stage as he is here on Lakeshore Ave.

Basi and Drew Banga: Shake the Scene Listening Party

Basi and Drew Banga: Shake the Scene Listening Party

This Friday, January 10, 2020 join us at Oaklandish Downton (1444 Broadway) for a celebration of Basi & Drew Banga's new EP entitled, "Shake The Scene." Basi & Drew Banga, both born and raised in Oakland, are bringing a new sound and energy to the forefront of the Bay Area music scene. They will be performing their new EP as well as releasing limited edition "Shake The Scene" shirts in collaboration with Oaklandish. This event also features fellow Oakland Natives, Meleswave, Ajai Kasim, and Siri Seiko. The show starts at 7pm and will be wrapped up by 9pm. We promise you...

Annual warehouse sale 2020

Annual warehouse sale 2020

Once a year, we clear out discontinued styles, misprints and samples. Join us at the downtown store (1444 Broadway) on Sunday, January 26th for our best deals of the year on tees: 1 for $15, 2 for $20, 3 for $25. We'll have some other treasures there too, stay tuned! All sales are final sale: no returns or exchanges. Due to the high volume at the warehouse sale, you cannot use store credit for your purchase since that just slows down the whole line for everyone else. No strollers or dogs please if at all possible!  Please note: no regular,...

RIP RBC Bugzy

RIP RBC Bugzy

A look back at First Friday, April 2016. With DNas and Dion Decibels, featuring Beejus, RBC Bugzy, G Maly, and Rexx Life Raj. Photos by Amir Aziz.

We are Oaklandish: Aaron Davis and his journey as a drummer

We are Oaklandish: Aaron Davis and his journey as a drummer

My experience coming up in Oakland, CA has been an interesting journey. I have people who love me and support me and I have people who just hate me and don’t support me at all, but I’ve been living here almost 22 years of my life and love my city.Oakland is special because we have our own sound. Our own art and culture and what makes us unique is there’s no other city like Oakland.My journey as a drummer: it’s a very tough journey, I started playing drums at age 2 and I’m 21 now. Why I say it’s tough...

Unchained: An afternoon with Kellen

Unchained: An afternoon with Kellen

From the course to street freestyle riding, our newest member to the family Kellen crushes it when it comes to stunt riding. Catch him out and about or at one if his shows rocking #Oaklandish. Video by @DirLuisMontoya

We are Oaklandish: Luis Montoya on healing and being raised by Oakland

We are Oaklandish: Luis Montoya on healing and being raised by Oakland

My experience with Oakland has always been a love-hate relationship. I found myself leaning towards the violence and negativity the surrounded this city back in the early 2000s. It wasn’t a conscious choice, but at the time it was a survival tactic. Once I grew to an age I could be more conscientious of my actions, the love and healing came to me. I began my healing process here in Oakland, to rid the negativity in my mind and around me. Slowly but surely, everything started to make sense. I was no longer clouded by anger, hatred nor hostility. I...

We are Oaklandish: Anna shares how her community tackled deficiency growing up

We are Oaklandish: Anna shares how her community tackled deficiency growing up

My name is Anna Rodriguez, I am 24 and was born in LA and raised in Oakland. EAST Oakland to be exact! Oakland has taught me so much and still continues to do so everyday. It’s taught me to appreciate everything, no matter how big or small. My town is extremely beautiful in every sense of the word, but our town folk struggle nonetheless. Our youth struggle to break stereotypes and statistics, while parents struggle to provide basic necessities. Our teachers struggle to provide our youth with an adequate education while being extremely low funded. I am a Fremont High...

Klay Thompson x Anta KT4 'Klay Area' FAQ

Klay Thompson x Anta KT4 'Klay Area' FAQ

Please do not call the Oaklandish stores. They do not have any more information than what’s listed here. What’s happening? Exclusive US drop of the Klay Thompson x Anta KT4 ‘Klay Area’ shoe at the Oaklandish Downtown store at 1444 Broadway on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 3-6pm. Only 200 pairs will be available, in sizes 8 through 11 inclusive. These are the only pairs that will be offered for sale in the entire country! Starting at noon on Monday September 30, 2019, you will be able to register for your spot in line to purchase your very own pair of the...

Klay Thompson x Anta KT5 'Disco Ball' FAQ

Klay Thompson x Anta KT5 'Disco Ball' FAQ

Please do not call the Oaklandish stores. They do not have any more information than what’s listed here. What’s happening? Exclusive US drop of the Klay Thompson x Anta KT5 ‘Disco Ball’ shoe at the Oaklandish Downtown store at 1444 Broadway on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 3-6pm. Only 200 pairs will be available, in sizes 7 through 11 inclusive. These are the only pairs that will be offered for sale in the entire country! Starting at noon on Saturday, September 28, 2019, you will be able to register for your spot in line to purchase your very own pair of...

Town Anthem

Town Anthem

510 Media and Oaklandish collaborated to produce this anthem for Oakland. From the Bay Bridge to The Lake and everything along the Interstate, this will always be The Town. #LetsGoOakland #RootedInOakland 

We are Oaklandish: Brandan and his transition to The Town

We are Oaklandish: Brandan and his transition to The Town

"I moved to Oakland in 2013 to start over. Growing up in Riverside, there wasn’t much to do because of the limited resources. After graduating from college, I reached a point where I felt like my life was on auto pilot and I was eager to try something new. It didn’t take me long to become acclimated to my new city. I used AC Transit as my tour guide, taking the bus aboard allowed me to see many sides of the East Bay and meet new people going places that I never experienced. I soon discovered that Oakland has an...

Unchained: Commuting with Ice Cold and Camaro Dep

Unchained: Commuting with Ice Cold and Camaro Dep

Rock with Ice Cold and Dep as they remind us that Turf Dancing is more than a display of skill but a way of life.

We are Oaklandish: Our own Marcos Montoya talks growing up in the East

We are Oaklandish: Our own Marcos Montoya talks growing up in the East

"My name is Marcos Montoya, I'm 23 and I was born and raised in East Oakland. Growing up here in Oakland has been a complex experience. I'm sure we can relate to that in some way or another. The neighborhood I grew up in experienced much gang related crime and at times was dire. Yet, the families there were resilient. We stuck through and were there for each other through the worst. Our community within grew. From inviting everyone in the neighborhood to family parties, to cooking dinner for each other when times were tougher. We all embraced each other...

We are Oaklandish: Tunde Ahmad, Baseball & community

We are Oaklandish: Tunde Ahmad, Baseball & community

When I first saw the Oaklandish baseball jersey, I began feeling nostalgic. It reminded me of my time playing baseball in the Babe Ruth league in East Oakland at Greenman Field/Havenscourt. I remember marching from Concordia Park on 62nd to Greenman Field on 66th for opening day each April. The streets would be blocked off, and the champions from the previous year would get to ride in the back of trucks, making everybody want to be in their position next year. There would be a huge BBQ, team pictures, and events going on all day. The league was a staple...

We are Oaklandish

We are Oaklandish

Oakland is diverse and Oakland is proud. Our newly re-launched project 'We Are Oaklandish' is a photography project created to highlight just that. This body of portraits and stories sheds light on the different experiences, memories, and opinions from the people in the city we love. Stay tuned to hear the voices of our staff, local artists, makers, and anyone and everyone from The Town.  As background: back in 2012 we created our 'I Am Oaklandish' campaign that featured true Oakland originals from all walks of life. People who give our city its oddball spirit, its passion for justice, and its creative vigor. They lift...


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