Puma Pro Players Autograph Session at SVP Sports

For all of you Toronto FC fans, SVP Sports will be hosting the Puma Pro Players Autograph Session, where you'll be able to meet and greet Toronto FC players Dwayne De Rosario (14), Carl Robinson (33), Chad Barrett (19), Marco Valez (4), and Amado Guevara (20).

The event will be held at SVP Sports Woodside Square Mall, located at McCowan & Finch, Tuesday May 26th from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M.

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Air Jordan V "Raging Bull" Pack Hits Toronto

Many of Toronto's Air Jordan aficionados have been looking forward to this Saturday, for it marks the release of the Nike Air Jordan Retro V "Toro Bravo" or Raging Bull pack.

The pack, consisting of a suede red and a 3M black version of the beloved Jordan V sneaker, is being hailed as the successor to 2006's highly sought after Air Jordan DMP release. The shoe is inspired by a special and heralded species of bull which is bred for the infamous annual Running of the Bulls event in Pamplona, Spain. The black version is inspired by “both the Toro Bravo, known for its aggressiveness, strength, vigor and intelligence, and Michael Jordan’s basketball career, which exemplified these qualities and more.” On the other hand, the red version “represents the passion, inspired by Michael Jordan’s drive for the game with its color taken from the red bandannas runners in Pamplona wear.” A special custom-box set featuring the menacing eyes of a red-eye’d pull peering through a crate keeps in line with the shoe’s concept at hand.

The pack will be available at the usual drops such as The Vault, Livestock, and Goodfoot Richmond. Quantities will be extremely limited and come with a $409.95 (GDFT) price tag.

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3Way Launch Party 05/17

On May 17th, Goodfoot will be holding a launch party celebrating the the soon-to-be-released adidas Consortium x Goodfoot/DQM/HUF/Undefeated collaboration dubbed "3Way".

Goodfoot is known for holding the best launch parties in town, and this time it won't be any different. Goodfoot Richmond will be the site of the celebrations, with drinks, BBQ, and music - provided by the always dope DJ Wristpect and P Plus. So come out and help the United Front crew celebrate another big collaboration with adidas.

Courtesy of Goodfoot.

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Format Magazine S/S 2009 "Nu Nouveau"

Format Magazine releases its premier exclusive t-shirt collection, entitled Nu Nouveau. Curated by Formatmag.com, it features collaborations with Blaine Fontana, Brand Nu, Eepmon, Lemar & Dauley, Mishka, and MWM Graphics. The Nu Nouveau collection is an exclusive run, with only 300 shirts available per design. You can check out the Nu Nouveau collection look-book here.

The collection is now available on Formatmag.com at $35 USD each.

Courtesy of Format Magazine.

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adidas Originals x Ransom "The Creek" Preview

Matt George keeps dropping previews of the upcoming adidas Originals x Ransom footwear collection. This time he gives a shot of a boot dubbed "The Creek". With its gray uppers and red/white sole/mid-sole combination, this boot is undoubtedly going to be hyped.

Matt is expected to release details on the whole set soon. Stay tuned folks.

Courtesy of Matt George.

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Stones Throw Meet 'n' Greet @ Stussy Toronto

This Friday, May 1st, Stussy Toronto will be hosting a meet and greet with the Stones Throw 2009 Tour artists Peanut Butter Wolf, James Pants, Mayor Hawthorne, and Dam-Funk.

Peanut Butter Wolf and the gang will start signing autographs and shaking hands at 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Additionally, while you sip your drinks and indulge in the live music, you'll be given the opportunity to purchase an extremely limited edition Stussy x Stones Throw t-shirt.

After the in-store, the Stones Throw crew will be heading over to Revival Bar to continue their North American tour. Tickets for the concert are available at
www.wantickets.com, Play De Record, Rotate This, and Soundscapes.

Courtesy of Stussy Toronto.

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Ransom x adidas Originals Preview #2

Some more pictures have been released of Ransom's collaboration with adidas Originals, and the results look very promising. Unlike the black boot seen in the first preview, this one adds some colour to the silhouette.

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SNKRBOX Warehouse Sale Date Correction

The date of SNKRBOX's warehouse sale as posted on the flyer is incorrect. It is not April 24-25, but the 25-26 instead.

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Stones Throw 2009 Tour @ Revival Bar

On May 1st Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf, along with James Pants, Dam-Funk, and Mayer Hawthorne will bless the Revival Bar stage with their presence. These dudes are fresh off of tour in Europe and this will be their first show in Toronto ever - well, everyone except Peanut Butter Wolf.

Stussy has collaborated with Stones Throw to produce a couple of t-shirt designs marking the tour. They have produced 2 designs, in two colourways each. Only 2 of the four shirts will be sold exclusively at the show. The other two will show up at Stussy Toronto, albeit not as limited.

This will be a 19+ event. It will start at 9 P.M. and end somewhere around 3 A.M., so TTC is not an option for those wanting to stay the entire show.

$18.50 Advance tickets available at Play De Record, Rotate This and Soundscapes and online at wantickets.com

Courtesy of Stones Throw.

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Ransom x adidas Originals Preview

Matt George has given us a teaser image of the upcoming Ransom x adidas Originals collaboration. Right from the source:

"Ransom Holding Co. and Adidas Originals presents Season One of an ongoing collaboration. Footwear crafted to withstand a rugged lifestyle and designed to stand the test of time. Made for individuals in constant motion, continuously searching for a life well led and a good story to tell"

The direction this collaboration has taken isn't surprising given the multiplicity of Ransom releases that delve into the realm of work/outdoor gear, such as their collaboration with Carhartt and the hunting gear from last year.

Courtesy of Matt George.

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SNKRBOX Warehouse Sale

SNKRBOX will be having a warehouse sale April 25-26 at their St. Clair location. The great prices on tee, shorts, hats, and sneakers from Acapulco Gold, Mishka, and 10 Deep, will allow you to build up your wardrobe for the warmer days ahead. For those with special lady friends, SNKRBOX will also have Hellz Bellz and Married to the Mob on sale. As always, you'll need to get their early to get the best choice. Oh, and cash only.

Full flyer here.
The flyer has the incorrect dates on it. The sale will be held from the 25th to 26th.

Courtesy of Format Magazine.

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Spring @ Uncle Otis

Despite the unpleasant weather we are witnessing today, it is still springtime. The good folks at Uncle Otis have decided this is worth celebrating. They will be hosting the Bottom's Up! Spring event on Thursday April 9th at the shop. Come by between 6:30 and 8:30 PM to receive some free alcohol and 20% off select merchandise. You will need to print out the flyer in order to get the alcohol (and discount if that stuff matters to you). You can find it here.

Courtesy of Uncle Otis.

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Ransom Presents...

Ransom has finally decided to join Uncle Otis and other Toronto retailers by allowing their wares to be purchased online. Along side their own brand, Ransom will be selling Goodfoot, Visvim, Converse, New Era and others. You can check out the store here, but be warned, it's still young.

Courtesy of Ransom.

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Ransom Party @ This is London 03/19

Ransom will be hosting a fashion show/ party at This is London, located on 364 Richmond Street West. German electro-tech producer and DJ Boys Noize will be in attendance to drop some dope music. The doors will open at 10 P.M. with the show scheduled to start one hour later.

Courtesy of Ransom.

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Weekly Roundup 1 *Update III*

Weekly Roundup will be a new Friday feature on T.Dotty that will gather any product drops that occurred during the past week as well as give a heads up to any drops occurring on the weekend. This weekly feature will help save you and me time.

As rare as it is, if there is a major, highly anticipated drop during the week, its posting will not be delayed until the Friday, but will be posted as soon as it comes to my attention. This is to make sure no one misses out on anything. For everything else, it's Friday. If your looking for a specific item that you just need to have as soon as it goes on sale and can't wait for word of it in the roundup, I have compiled the list of shops for a reason. Give 'em a call, they'll be happy to help.

The roundup may be updated at anytime from its posting on Friday to late Saturday and the title will reflect any changes made. If a certain product is not in the roundup, keep an eye out for the following week. Any more questions hit me up via email or comment. Also, I appreciate any submissions from readers. If I missed anything, or you'd like something posted on the blog, email me and I'll see what I can do. Only if it pertains to Toronto/GTA only.

Goodfoot will be releasing a grip of Nikes on Saturday, the 14th. Expected to drop is the Air Max 90 Current "Moire", Air Force 2 "Gucci", Blazer Vintage in blue and red colourways, and Jordan 1 Hi "Sapphire" (Richmond only).

Nomad has announced that they have received Supreme's newest lineup. The pieces will be going on sale on Saturday.

Livestock will have a quartet of Jordans on Saturday. Livestock, on Thursday, released BBC full zips, jackets, and tees. G-Shocks, pieces of Play Cloths season 2, Oakley Frogskins, Keep shoes, Reigning Champ spring '09, MHI pieces, and Penfield jackets also rounded out the Thursday LS releases.

Stolenriches has also received a decent amount of gear. Jordan 3/20 Countdown Pack, Nike AM90s, Air Max 1 Supreme QKs, Air Force 1 DJ Clark Kent and All-Star Supremes plus Reebok Geo Floral freestyle pack and Michael Chang IIs constitute the footwear releases, with Kid Robot Spring '09 pieces for those looking for some new tees or shirts.

North Trooper has received a run of Air Max Classic '95 Neons from sizes 8.5 to 11.

provides us with a Rogue Status & DTA delivery, the Kikstyo March releases, Quolomo x Yone Exhibition limited edition tees, Sixpack France Spring '09 collection, some fresh New Balance Limited Edition M850s, and some more Air Jordan 1 Phat Low Cements.

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Inquiringmind Magazine Issue 11

The team at Inqmnd Magazine has just released another feature-filled, high quality issue. In their 11th issue, Inqmnd covers one of Canada’s best skaters, Wade Desarmo as they take a look at his life and accomplishments as a skateboarder and of his experiences in the infamous DGK skateboard squad. This month's issue also highlights Nike's prolific Sportswear division, with an in-depth discussion with NSW's creative team and a detailed look at NSW's latest offerings for Spring/Summer 2009.

Read and enjoy.

Courtesy of Inquiringmind Magazine.

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Stussy Spring 2009 Collection Launch

Tomorrow, you will be able to purchase Stussy's spring 2009 clothing collection at Stussy Toronto (above Nomad/Goodfoot). Some dope pieces are set to release, so head down if you're in the area.

Courtesy of Stussy Toronto.

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Ransom Spring/Summer 2009 Launch Party

This Sunday, the 22nd, Ransom will be hosting a party to showcase their spring/summer 2009 clothing collection. It will be held at the Ransom Toronto (right above Goodfoot Richmond) from 7-9 P.M.

Music for the event will be provided by Future The Prince and will be hosted by the dope TRexxx. You will only be able to attend if you R.S.V.P, so if you do want to attend you will need to shoot an e-mail off to rsvp@ransomholdingco.com to reserve your spot.

Courtesy of Ransom Holding Co.

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Stussy Toronto Warehouse Sale

Stussy Toronto will be holding its first-ever warehouse sale. The location of the sale will be at the St. Clair Goodfoot location. All other pertinent information is on the flyer.

Courtesy of Stussy.

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Toronto's Own: Image Spark

ImageSpark is a designer's holy grail. This cloud application allows a person to upload any image, creating a depository of inspiration.

Why am I posting about Image Spark, when T.Dotty is about streetwear?
Well, the streetwear industry was constructed by extremely creative individuals and a large majority of those who partake in our niche are interested in, study, or have a career in the creative fields. I, myself, am studying architecture and can see myself making great use of Image Spark, whether it be finding inspiration to start a project, or further organizing and refining my ideas via Image Spark's "MoodBoard". It will become a tool of tremendous value to many.

Another reason why I am posting about Image Spark is because the firm Teehan+Lax who developed it are based in Toronto, in an area which should be quite familiar to many of you - Richmond and Spadina. Many would argue that this area is the city's creative center. The rich retail environment of Queen St. West and the cultural diversity present amalgamate to create a playground for creativity to run rampant. The perfect storm, that undoubtedly helped fuel the conception of Image Spark.

The best part of Image Spark (besides its free registration) is that one can see others images, and even add them to their own personal collection. To get the kind of visual knowledge Image Spark gives access to, one would need to scour the endless design magazines, websites and forums. Even then, only so much can be saved or retained. With Image Spark, it is all right there. Be inspired.

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St. Clair Goodfoot In Trouble?

Times have become tougher for a lot of Canadians (thanks in part to the enormous amount of FDI in the country), and the current economic slump has left no industry untouched.

However, for us in streetwear, this is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing comes in the form of better prices and the sloughing off of the weaker, uninteresting "me too" brands. The curse is most felt by the boutiques in our beautiful city. Slow sales, and lower prices on their goods means less profit. Sure, some shops may be better suited to weather out the storm, but even relative giants like Goodfoot are feeling the pinch.

For the months of January, Febuary and March, Goodfoot will be turning its lackluster St. Clair shop into a sales outlet, where they will offload the goods that haven't been selling at their other two locations. This is obviously good news for us, as we get to pick up some new gear for cheap.

In light of this however, one cannot help but wonder about the future of the St. Clair location. It was opened just last summer, but from its inception it has not been well received by many of the long time Goodfoot supporters. Numerous complaints have circled around the weird location and the sub-par store interior - when compared to the Richmond and Yorkville locations. Other complaints focused on the lack of product available - again, compared to the other locations.

In these times, where even large corporations are hurting, businesses cannot simply afford to nurture under-performing and inefficient entities. Many businesses are pulling in tight, cutting down, and trying to weather out the storm. Will Goodfoot do the same?

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