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8FIVE2 2014 Skatedeck Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 25, 2014
Many finer skateboard retailers stock collaborative decks with board companies, yet even with that, 8FIVE2′s most recent offerings are of special interest. Just weeks after the murmured demise of Alien Workshop and its team, the Hong Kong shop...

8FIVE2SHOP and Brian Siswojo Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary in Hong Kong

LifestyleComments ⋅ Apr 19, 2014
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of 8FIVE2, the Hong Kong skate label has released a short clip featuring founder Brian Siswojo. Pushing skateboarding culture in the city since the ’90s, Brian speaks on the roots of 8FIVE2, its expansion to an...

8FIVE2 & Vans Syndicate Introduce New Collaboration

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 16, 2013
As evidenced by past projects with Slam City Skates and Streetmachine, Vans Syndicate continues to promote the finer skate shops around the world with thoughtful, premium collaborative releases. Again working with Hong Kong’s 8FIVE2 Shop, the t...

8FIVE2SHOP x Nike SB Stefan Janoski “Never in the Club”

StyleComments ⋅ May 10, 2013
Initially introduced back in the summer of 2011, the SE version of Stefan Janoski signature low-top brought a bit of ‘old man steeze’ to the world of Nike SB thanks to the inclusion of two Velcro straps in place of the silhouette’s...

8FIVE2 Presents One of Hong Kong’s Best Skaters

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 26, 2013
The skate shop is an integral component to any healthy skating community. Accordingly, 8FIVE2 is one of the premier skate shops in Hong Kong, a city that has seen a surge in popularity for skateboarding. The shop now presents a short profile on one o...

8FIVE2 x Vans Syndicate Seylynn “S” Video

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 30, 2012
The Vans Syndicate footwear line represents the commitment of Vans and 8FIVE2 to create authentic skateboarding shoes that perform and reflect the culture and style of the most influential skaters around the world. The limited edition Seylynn “...

A Conversation with Brian Siswojo

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 21, 2012
One of the pioneers of the Hong Kong street and skateboarding scene, Brian Siswojo — the multi-talented founder of lifestyle distributor and retailer 8FIVE2 – is also an actor, clothing designer and member of seminal local rap group 24 He...

Vans Sk85ive2 Indoor Skatepark Opening Recap

LifestyleComments ⋅ Feb 24, 2012
Holding down its Causeway Bay spot since 1999, Hong Kong’s 8FIVE2SHOP has been a mainstay for the city’s skate culture since day one. Since its inception, Brian Siswojo and his staff have played host to a handpicked curation of some of th...

8FIVE2SHOP x Vans “HOLLIEDAY” DVD Trailer

LifestyleComments ⋅ Nov 1, 2011
Founded in 1999, Hong Kong’s 8FIVE2 has since been committed to providing its consumer with an authentic destination of all things street and skate. Having distinguished themselves and cemented a lasting impression within urban culture, they ha...

8FIVE2 Hong Kong Reopening

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 11, 2011
Hong Kong’s beloved skateshop 8FIVE2 makes a reemergence into Causeway Bay once again fusing skateboard hard goods with relevant streetwear brands. The shop originally opened in 1999 and is known for introducing many popular brands into the mar...

8FIVE2 x Vans Syndicate Versa Mid

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 30, 2011
8FIVE2 has become both an institution and a pioneer in the Southeast Asian skate community. In 2009, the brand celebrated its 10th anniversary helped in part by a Vans collaboration based on an all-black leather Chukka Low. A year and a half late...

Ver y Aprender: A Day with the 8FIVE2CREW

CultureComments ⋅ Nov 10, 2010
Videographer Anthony Claravall recently put together this video outlining a day in the life of Brian Siswojo of 8FIVE2/Know1edge and the “8FIVE2CREW”. From the start of the day with Brian “The Father”, the video follows th...

8FIVE2 x Habitat Skateboard Decks

UncategorizedComments ⋅ May 11, 2010
One of Hong Kong’s well-known skate institutions, 8FIVE2 teams up with Habitat Skateboards to create a small collection of skateboard decks for this season. The skate decks feature two different colorways which include imagery from each res...

8FIVE2 x Vans 10th Anniversary Chukka Low

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Dec 10, 2009
Hong Kong’s skate retailer 8FIVE2 celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, founder Brian Siswojo and the crew put together a co-branded Chukka Low with Vans. We took the opportunity to gain some insight from Brian Si...

Q123 #3 – HYPEBEAST x 8FIVE2 x Loren Purcell for Qubic Store “City of Taipans”

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 22, 2009
Qubic Store celebrated its 3rd anniversary this year which led to the creation of a series of different collaboration projects. Traveling extensively through Asia, Qubic Store’s Frank Liew developed a strong relationship through consistent...