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  • Carhartt Work in Progress

    Shop Carhartt WIP with us online now.

    Carhartt Work in Progress clothing can be worn with any outfit and it’s a go-to for high quality, durable items. Carhartt WIP has managed to find the perfect medium between their classic workwear and streetwear. They bring through timeless garments that skateboarders, musicians, and artists alike have been wearing for decades. In 1994, growing as a counterpart of Carhartt, Carhartt WIP began selling carefully adapted and modified silhouettes in Europe.

    Carhartt was first established in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt, the brand quickly grew from his initial garment designs after asking railroad workers what they wanted from their clothes. Using those ideas to form the templates, Carhartt began making overalls constructed from heavyweight denim and the now-iconic duck canvas. The brand has always been dedicated to providing durable garments that are high quality and can withstand a full day of work. 

    By the late 1970s and 80s Carhartt began to grow in popularity outside the traditional customer. Hip-Hop embraced the oversized fits of Carhartt, and the brand could be seen on many artists in New York. The 90s saw Carhartt spread to the west coast. Because of its ties to music, it is a firm cult favourite and Wu-Tang Clan, Tupac, and Kanye have all been seen wearing Carhartt over the years.

    As interest in the Carhartt brand spread, Work in Progress (WIP) was established in 1994, by Edwin Faeh to become the exclusive distributor of Carhartt in Europe. Carhartt WIP created a collection of streetwear that remained true to Carhartt's iconic workwear DNA. The adapted styling proved popular in Europe with the skating community picking up the brand due to its reasonable price, and hard-wearing durability that could live through slams on rough concrete. In 1997 Carhartt WIP created a skate team that solidified their relationship to the skateboarding scene.  2011 saw Carhartt WIP opening a store in New York City, coming full circle with its American origins.

    With ties to most skate, art, fashion, and music subcultures, Carhartt WIP has collaborated with the likes of Nike, Converse, Polar Skate Co., Motown, and A.P.C. to create and experiment with Clothing and Footwear, each collaboration offering a unique perspective on the brand. Alongside this, they work closely with NTS radio and Arts Council England every year to create the NTS Work in Progress. This yearly artist development scheme aims to support eight musicians from all backgrounds and genres to give them a step up in their career. Carhartt and NTS collaborate and hold musical events all year round.

    In recent collections we have seen vibrant colours, patterns, new fabrications, and contemporary fits on workwear inspired garments. The most recent collection showcases the Southfield Jacket in navy 100% cotton seersucker, giving a lightweight modern adaptation to a style we would usually see in Duck Canvas.

    The Carhartt WIP Pocket Crew Neck Sweatshirt is designed in a heavyweight, soft loopback cotton jersey. Featuring a left side pocket with a woven Carhartt patch logo, this boxy fit Sweatshirt is designed to last.

    'Chase' heralds the design ethos Carhartt WIP champions. Constructed of durable cotton jersey, simple designs make them timeless items to own. Each garment features the classic embroidered Chase logo, an understated design that is instantly recognisable. The collection covers all the basics, T-Shirts, sweats, socks and even swim trunks.

    Alongside their impeccable clothes, Carhartt WIP is known for producing lifestyle products and gadgets, from furniture, to coffee machines and even a camera. The smaller gadgets all share fun and practical elements, keep in contact with your friends with the Protect and Survive Walkie Talkie Set or get about safely with the Carhartt x Palomar bike lights.

     

    Consortium has continued to stock Carhartt WIP since opening 27 years ago. They are key players in skate, art, and music subcultures making them a go-to brand for durable clothes and contemporary styles that stand the test of time.

    Shop Carhartt WIP with us online here.

  • Nike Daybreak-Type N.354 Barely Volt/Baltic Blue

    The Nike Daybreak-Type N.354 in Barely Volt is available with us online now.

    The Daybreak-Type N.354 in Barley Volt draws inspiration from prototypes in Nike's archives to create a new look in the deconstructed series. Delving into the archives, Nike has looked to the 70s and the running footwear styles that are proving ever popular such as the Daybreak's timeless slim silhouette and the iconic waffle sole.

    The Nike Daybreak-Type N.354 is given a distinct ‘deconstructed’ look, with the upper formed of breathable mesh, suede, and leather panels. A black toe box, Smoke Grey panel, and a black heel panel pulls the archive design together. Both sidewalls see a stitched outline of the swoosh in a black, alongside blue decorative stitching, which nods to the original sketched designs of the shoe.

    Baltic Blue laces highlight the white padded tongue that boasts a woven swoosh and N.354 patch. Multiple perforations can be found on the tongue, creating a unique look that boosts breathability. Matching the laces and decorative stitching, a Baltic Blue heel moustache with N.354 branding rounds off the shoe.

    Inside, the Daybreak offers a padded collar and well-cushioned inner sole, with a red swoosh. Maintaining the comfort we all love about Daybreaks, this iteration has a white foam midsole and the iconic waffle sole in black that offers great grip.

    Nike has created an ideal summer shoe, in sunny colours paired with a fully breathable upper, the Daybreak is perfect for chilling in the sunshine.

    The Nike Daybreak-Type N.354 is available with us online now for £79.99.

  • Stussy

    Shop Stussy online with us now.

    Shawn Stussy started branding surfboards with his infamous Stussy script in the late 70s. By the 80s, after applying it to T-Shirts, it had earned him cult acclaim. Stussy, surrounded by his Californian roots of surfing, skateboarding, hip-hop, punk, and graffiti, managed to bring together all of these influences to create a brand that has earned the title as the king of graphic T-Shirts.

    As the brand grew, Shawn went on to find like-minded individuals, creatives, musicians and establish the International Stussy Tribe. With chapters in London, Tokyo, and New York, the groups included people like the Clash’s Mick Jones, Bones Brigade skateboarders and Goldie. All of whom were given the infamous tribe jackets, emblazoned with their name, chapter, and Stussy Logo. It’s these renowned taste-makers that helped position Stussy at the top of its game. Stussy has completed a whole host of collaborations over the years, creating Footwear with Nike and joining forces with Dior.

    The iconic Stussy graffiti scribble animates everything it touches, whether printed or embroidered. The stock logo, once drawn on the bottom of surfboards, has found its home on garments for over 30 years.

    The T-Shirt provides a great medium for artwork and expression, and the legacy of the Stussy T-Shirt still holds true today with the original iconic graphics still printed and carried-through onto today's garments. These graphics were inspired by the years when counter-culture was an obligation, identity represented through the clothes you wore, Stussy itself had become its own uniform. As Shawn Stussy put it: "hitting an oddball, eclectic group of people", and bringing these people together in their tribes and chapters through endlessly wearable, universal clothing, Stussy continues this testament today.

    Working with Pigment dyes, Stussy produces individually dyed garments that produce a one of a kind result. It uses much less water than regular dying and creates a unique look with a lived-in appeal that we can’t get enough of.

    Step up your wardrobe repertoire with an embroidered Stussy Stock Logo Sweatshirt, the heavy cotton jersey, and mixed material stitching adds a further premium element to their pigment dyed garments.

    Maintaining our skate and streetwear roots Consortium continually stock Stussy as they constantly create premium items in a collection of colour-ways and patterns that hit the target every time. Stussy maintain their regular and boxy cuts, keeping to the functional and nonchalant streetwear style we love. A brand that has held onto quality, added detail with dynamic pigment dyes and high calibre of fabric, it’s a go-to for distinctive, casual, everyday wear.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Create and Skate at Home Competition with Converse Cons

    Enter our Create and Skate at Home Competition in collaboration with Converse Cons!

    The Skateboarding element of Converse, Converse Cons are giving us the opportunity to celebrate our local community. We’ve seen that you’ve been making the most of your time at home, so for your chance to win £500 to spend on skate shoes or anything else online at Consortium, show us how you’re still skating and getting creative at home.

    Post your video or photo on Instagram, tagging @constortium @converse_cons, with the hashtag #createathome and #dothisathome. Remember, stay safe, stay home, and get creative! Our Create and Skate at Home Competition in collaboration with Converse Cons is running until Friday the 15th of May. 

    Our team couldn’t wait to get involved, so here's an example to get you started. You don't have to skate to enter, we want to see all the different ways you channel your creativity!

    Entry for the Create and Skate at Home competition with Converse Cons

    Terms & Conditions 

    • All entries must be on Instagram by 15th May 2020.
    • Prize must be claimed by the end of May 2020.
    • We will contact the winner via dm.
    • Entering the competition means you are happy to be shared on our social media platforms.
    • We will not accept any entries deemed dangerous, remember to stay safe and protect the NHS!
    • No cash alternative.
  • Nike Daybreak-Type N.354

    The Nike Daybreak-Type N.354 is available with us online now.

    Nike's latest release, the Daybreak-Type N.354 draws inspiration from prototypes in the archive to create another fresh look in the deconstructed series. The 70s saw Nike produce a number of running footwear styles that are still in rotation today, including the iconic waffle sole and slim silhouette of the Daybreak.

    The upper is formed of breathable mesh, suede, and leather panels. The black mesh is given a distinct ‘deconstructed’ look with a black toe box, grey lace panel, and a cyan green heel panel that pulls the design together. Both sidewalls see a stitched outline of the swoosh in a cyan green and peach, alongside all over decorative stitching, which nods to the original hand drawn designs of the shoe.

    White laces freshen the look and compliment the white padded tongue that boasts a woven swoosh and N.354 patch. Multiple perforations can be found on the tongue, creating a unique look that boosts breathability. A white heel moustache with N.354 branding in peach rounds off the shoe.

    Inside, the Daybreak offers a padded collar and well-cushioned inner sole, with a peach swoosh. Maintaining the comfort we all love about Daybreaks, this iteration has a white foam midsole and the iconic waffle sole in black that offers great grip.

    The crisp colours of this Daybreak, paired with a fully breathable upper, create a shoe ideal for long walks in the sunshine. 

    The Nike Daybreak-Type N.354 is available with us online now for £79.99.

  • adidas Skateboarding Copa Nationale x Mike Arnold

    The adidas Skateboarding Copa Nationale x Mike Arnold is available with us online now.

    This month adidas has introduced us to the first Copa Nationale in their Rider Series. Mike Arnold has added his personal slant to the Copa Nationale, adidas Skateboarding’s next evolution Skate shoe. British skater, Arnold has continued to flourish with his refreshing energy and unexpected skate style, joining the adidas skateboarding team in 2018. His official introduction to adidas was unveiled last summer in a self-titled video filmed by Jacob Harris. For his first in the rider series, Arnold has worked with a football heritage shoe, which features technical Terrex inspired hiking elements.

    Designed in multilayers, the durable and weather-resistant suede leather and lightweight mesh blend together to create a breathable upper. The Copa Nationale sees decorative stitching paired with a white leather Three Stripe design adding lines of green that nod to the shoes' football heritage.

    A ghillie lacing system is fitted with round nylon laces that match the blue and green woven strip that accents the padded tongue. The heel moustache matches the white of the Three Stripe and features an off-center pull tab, offering a unique feature to the silhouette. A sheer coated PVC heel panel adds an extra level of durability whilst still revealing the pull tab stitched down the back. The heel also has a subtle Arnold and Trefoil design in a tonal gloss.

    The inside of the shoe boasts a padded collar and a moulded cushioned cloud foam midsole for impact protection. Paired with a grippy sole with pivot points and multidirectional tread this new iteration of the rider series gives excellent boardfeel and offers optimal traction when riding.

    The adidas Skateboarding Copa Nationale x Mike Arnold is available with us online now.

  • adidas Skateboarding Superstar ADV x Gonz

    The adidas Skateboarding Superstar ADV x Gonz is available with us online now.

    adidas’ newest addition to the rider series,  sees Mark Gonzales give his touch to the iconic Superstar, adding his personal creative mark for its 50th anniversary.  The Gonz is a pioneer, unquestionably known as one of skateboarding’s most innovative and influential figures since hitting the cover of Thrasher in 1984. Sponsored by adidas SkateboardingSpitfire, and Supreme he has also launched Krooked Skateboards in partnership with Deluxe.

    The adidas Skateboarding Superstar ADV x Gonz is composed of a full grain 'Cloud White' leather upper, with the signature Gonz shmoo elevated on both sides, made of chalk nubuck, each with a different colour trim for added definition. The classic adidas Three Stripes have been replaced with perforations, reminiscent of the Stan Smith, giving the shoe a clean silhouette and making it breathable on and off the board.

    Featuring an embossed full grain leather tongue, black heel moustache, flat white laces, and designed with a classic adidas ADV sole unit, the adidas Skateboarding Superstar ADV x Gonz has all the lightweight support and comfort you’d expect from an adidas Skateboarding ADV skate shoe. Finished off with a chalk-white sole and the instantly recognisable superstar shell toe.

    The adidas Skateboarding Superstar ADV x Gonz is available with us online now for £84.99.

  • Birkenstock

    Birkenstock Arizona Oiled Leather and Arizona EVA available with us online now.

    With well-being in mind, Carl Birkenstock made the first Birkenstock sandal prototype out of cork and latex milk in the 1960s. He designed adjustable leather straps over a formed footbed with a durable sole, creating the classic Birkenstock Arizona sandal. Having stood the test of time due to their excellent quality and extraordinary comfort, Birkenstock sandals have evolved into timeless shoes and sandals that are not only seen on the street but on the runway.

    Birkenstock footwear has been designed and manufactured in Germany since 1744.  Central to their ethos, the sandals are made using carefully selected, premium, natural, and sustainable materials. With each shoe undergoing up to 17 steps of handwork, this elaborate, yet gentle production process retains the materials exceptional natural qualities, allowing Birkenstock to create extraordinary quality, always. This combination of high quality techniques and materials is something we love. Find Birkenstock Arizona in Black and Habana Oiled Leather on our website.

    With ergonomic comfort at the forefront of their designs, Birkenstock supplies three footbed designs. The classic models with the original footbed have a structure composed of sustainable and renewable natural jute, natural cork, latex, and suede. This combination is shock-absorbing, flexible, and allows the Birkenstock sandals to mold perfectly to your feet. The iconic cork sole allows for outstanding cushioning and insulation. This can be found in our collection of Birkenstock Arizona and Birkenstock Boston sandals.

    Adding an extra foam insert to the original footbed, the integrated soft-footbed option contains small air bubbles that provide even more comfort. Shop Birkenstock Arizona Natural Leather Soft footbed and feel how a layer of anatomically shaped foam, combined with the ingenious cork original footbed can create an especially comfortable sandal. Pairing this technology with premium natural leather and suede uppers, this combination of materials are sturdy, will withstand lots of walking, and are the perfect support for your feet.

    Birkenstock also supplies the EVA, a modern update that is fully constructed with ultra-lightweight flexible EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate). This soft material gives cushioning, yet still has the original footbed shape that offers great support. Not damaged by water the EVA is great for all weather, the beach, and the pool. Find our Birkenstock EVA Arizona sandals here in Khaki, Black and White in both regular and narrow fit.

    The iconic two strap Arizona and Boston are timeless silhouettes that will ease into anyone's rotation. With Birkenstock proving its quality for over 200 years, they are more than worth adding to the collection and remain a firm favourite amongst the Consortium team all year round.

    Shop Birkenstock Arizona in Regular and Narrow fit with us online now.

  • Summer '20 Skateboarding

    Consortium was established in 1993 as a skater operated independent store. Skateboarding is our roots and a consistent influence in our 27 year journey. We have compiled a collection of the best Summer 2020 skate clothes, footwear, decks, wheels, trucks, and complete skateboards.

     

    Skate Clothing

    Skate clothing has made its mark since it hit the scene in the early 80s. We stock a collection of leading originators and exciting newcomers who are pushing forward their creativity with designs that represent and express skate culture. Skate clothing’s innovation has continually influenced fashion, music and art both inside and outside of skateboarding. It’s played it’s part in so many scenes from streetwear to punk, hip hop through to snow sports and surf,  with high end fashion wanting to harness it’s energy and credibility. Consortium have continually stocked skate clothing for 27 years seeking out new emerging companies with incredible graphics, quality, and durable construction whilst bringing you the staple brands you know and love.

    Skate Shoes

    Skate shoes offer increased durability, comfort and boardfeel, influenced by the design features and technology of sneakers and court shoes. From the classic canvas upper and vulcanised sole of 70s skate footwear skate shoes have developed rapidly, utilising the latest in footwear technology improving all elements of the shoe, helping you land tricks in comfort.  Shop our selection of core footwear models and individual rider pro series’ from leading brands in skateboarding footwear.

    Completes

    Ideal to get you skating straight away, browse our complete skateboards here. Our team has used their combined knowledge and experience to select a number of set ups to suit all budgets. Created with high quality and pro components, we have put together a selection of completes that will make life easier for you.  Fully constructed by our team before shipment, get up and out on the board easily.

     

    Cruisers

    Cruisers take inspiration from old-school skateboard shapes that offer an alternative from the Popsicle. They maintain a place amongst the team as a favourite to cruise through Bournemouth and down the to beach. We would suggest pairing with a set of softer wheels to skate on all terrains. Our selection from the Zip Zinger series by Krooked offer a variety of widths, lengths and shapes to suit all cruising styles.

    Decks 

    Stocking pro-standard skateboard decks we have chosen a selection that shows off creative brands and amazing artwork. We offer a range of different sizes, shapes and concaves. If you prefer a wheel well, or want a slick we have established a collection that suits all skate styles. All decks come with free grip tape.

    Trucks

    We offer trucks at varying price points from leading brands. All of our trucks are chosen for their superior quality and durability, tried and tested by our staff, the professionals and the thousands of skateboarders riding them. As the most durable part of your set up we stock trucks in a range of heights and widths, so that you can find a set of trucks that suit your choice of skateboard width, your wheels and skate style.

     

    Wheels

    Buy superior quality urethane wheels in different compounds, including anti-flatspot, for a range of surfaces and styles of skateboarding. Choose from harder sets ideal for street skating, wheels especially for parks or soft wheels catered to cruisers. With a number of shapes and designs, shop a selection of wheels on our website.

    Shop with us online now.

  • Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2

    The Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 is available with us online now.

    Our latest Nike release, originally produced in 2003 and designed by legendary footwear designer Steven Smith as a speciality-tech runner using Nike's visible air technology uniquely wrapped in protective caging.

    Nike have re-released in it's original form for a fashion-forward market, revisiting two iconic colourways, 'Metallic Silver' and 'Track Red'.

    Constructed from an open screen mesh upper making this a breathable, summer-weight shoe with moulded Nike Swoosh branding on either side.

    Fitted with a ghillie lacing system for a customised fit and a padded tongue for optimised comfort, detailed with a reflective woven pull tab and reflective Swoosh emblem which is repeated again on the supportive heel panel. The interior is lined with cushioned mesh detailed with 'Zoom Air' branding on the insole.

    A full-length 'Phylite' foam midsole is both lightweight and flexible, with additional air holes for underneath ventilation, contrasting high traction rubber on the heel increases durability.

    The Spiridon Cage 2 highlights a distinctive caging around the 'Zoom Air' unit protecting the visible air bubble, internal bellows inside level and support the compression.

    The impressive technology and modern design of this shoe stands timeless today as an important piece of Nike history, a performance runner turned streetwear icon.

    The Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 is available with us online now for £119.99.

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