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Sunday at Arto's for Jonas

When you get the call rom Jeremy to link at Arto's to skate for Jonas with the boys, You drop everything and head to the N. Shore!

We really enjoy the drive from town to N. Shore. We need a reason to get out of town, holding the office down, na'mean. 

Pulling into N. Shore was almost pure mayhem, traffic and tourist everywhere. Just another Sunday in paradise.

But once pulling up to Arto's you can hear the sweet sounds of sanctuary. Entering Arto's you can see the cement of a perfect tight transition about 3 and a half feet high and the skating is going on a newly built quarter pipe. Arto whipped it up for the session the day before.

Señor Jef Hartsel and son, Rob Carlyon and son, Andre Genovesi and son (they had to leave early, they are not in the group pic but his son got a couple clips,) Arto and family, Chad from APB, Señor Kyle Yanagimoto, Señor Kale Oliva, and Señor Spencer Fujimoto in attendance.

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Adult Go Skateboarding Day 2021 Recap

The word on the street in the past year since COVID hit is that New York is dead and it will never be the same. We beg to differ– on June 21st Go Skateboarding Day, we saw something that’s always been embedded in the Big Apple.

Skateboarding has always been a part of NYC’S DNA but this year was special. It was that dap we all needed to reignite a feeling we all Love and miss.

We celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Adult Go Skateboarding Day, which was started in 2011 by Michael Cohen and Alex Corporan. It was a way for a small group of New York friends to bring Don Brown’s vision that he started in 2004 back to its essence, and organize the skateboarding community and local restaurants to help out and sponsor the day.

 

It’s our way of taking back the streets and skating from spot to spot without permits, hitting up our favorite skate spots and local businesses to support, parking and nourishing all attendees. As it’s evolved over the years, they’ve incorporated art and music shows into the evening so that everyone can enjoy their accomplishments of skateboarding all over the NY streets all day.

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Torro Skateboards X El Señor 'The Globe' Flushing Meadows Collab

Legendary spot in Queens. Rodney made the spot a regular place to go and in turn made it world famous. Appearing in all the 'golden era classics, cult classics, and now in social media posts, skaters from all over the world come to skate and pay homage.

 

Collaborating with his brand Torro Skateboards, we bring this amazing piece of jewelry. The grate, the ledge over the grate, the inside ledge, the outside ledge, the step up, the up ledge, the high ledge, the grate and pipe, all the details of this amazing spot are here. The globe spins for extra flare.

Metal: .925 sterling silver with a 2 micron rhodium plating

Measurements: 1 3/8in. dia. x 1in. height 

Pendant weight: 32 g

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Boxing Glove Pendant By Spencer Fujimoto

Boxing Glove Pendant By Spencer Fujimoto

Hand Sculpted by Spencer Fujimoto-

Boxing and martial arts have a lot of similarities with skateboarding. They are individual 'sports' that require 'hours a day' X 'years of training and practicing' more or less alone. Not getting hurt is one of the main goals, yet it is almost impossible not to experience pain and learn how to cope with it while performing. The learning, conditioning, and healing process may not be glamorous but the results of hard work will show... It's never really for the glamour, it is about becoming a better you, for yourself, and no one else. 

Boxing dreams are symbols of strength, aggression, rivalry, rage, discipline, timing, and potential.   

 

One of the main areas to focus in these dreams is the emotions that you go through.

These dreams are strong indicators that perhaps you are either going up or down on your potential.

Hard work makes champions not natural talent. Training and practice, repetition, muscle memory, stamina, learn to lose to know how to win.

Keep Fighting! 

Keep Training!

Keep Improving!

Hard Work Pays Off! The More You Work, The More You Get!

Metal: Solid 10k yellow gold

Measurements: 3/4in. x 1/2in. x 1/3in.

Pendant weight: 6.3 g

Chain weights: in solid 10k gold 2.2mm 18in., 20in., 22in., or 24in. cuban/curb 3.8g -                            5.1g                      

(weights can have a 1g-2g range)

Available in solid 14k gold, 10k or .925 sterling silver in our 'Lux Collection.'

Allow around 4 weeks for delivery, 'Lux Collection' piece are made to order in New York City.

El Señor New York is not responsible for any custom fees that may be charged to you by your country for international shipping.

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'Liberty' T-Shirts

'Liberty' T-Shirts

 

We are the Civilized People, Give us the exhausted, at times misfortunate- Our cultures huddled, The masses yearning to take a breath of Freedom and Liberty, and to experience Justice.

Designed by Señor Michael Maestas.

 

Photo: Señor Kale Oliva

'Liberty Razor' t-shirt comes in Black or White

Photo: Señor Kale Oliva

'Liberty SB' available only in Mint

Photos: Señor's Nubia Fermin

Equal Rights, Justice & Liberty For All.

Photo: Spencer Fujimoto

Skaters/surfer: Señor's Alex, Spencer, & Manny

100% cotton

Made in the USA

Printed in Hawaii

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Sandwich Hat X El Señor

Sandwich Hat X El Señor

Stash hat, pocket hat, pouch hat, bag hat, hat bag, whatever you want to call it.... whatever you can fit in it... even the hat, the hat folds into the pouch for easy storage, hang it off a keychain if you like...

All Photos: Vincent Bercasi

CMYK/Blk colorway

WHT/BLK/3M

We teamed up and collaborated with 'Sandwich Hat' to bring the Lightweight Nylon 'pocket' hat to stash the essentials.

Red/Wht

 We always say fashion over function, but in this case it's both! Get the 80's, 90's / bike messenger / 2020now vibes with this limited edition collaboration.

100% Nylon

Made in China

Printed in Hawaii

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'F___ Racism' Hand Painted T-Shirts

'F___ Racism' Hand Painted T-Shirts

We are the Civilized People, Give us the exhausted, at times misfortunate- Our cultures huddled, The masses yearning to take a breath of Freedom and Liberty, and to experience Justice.

Patina is the 'aged' look that bronze statues get over time,

Señor Spencer Fujimoto hand 'Patina'd' (painted) each of these limited one of a kind t-shirts.

Only 19 T-Shirts available.

Graphic design: Señor Michael Maestas

 

With all of the racial turmoil that

America and the world is facing in these crucial times we created the 'Liberty' series of t-shirts with an exclusive collab drop with Señor's Spencer Fujimoto and Michael Maestas.

We are one race the Human race. We are each individuals just like these shirts, similar but totally different. A mixture of the same colors applied to shirts cut from the same cloth... Same same, same but different, but that is a good thing. Variety is what makes the world great.

Michael designed the graphic, and Spencer hand 'patina'd' 19 pieces. Patina is the process of oxidation/colorization of bronze statues, like the Statue of Liberty.

Spencer gave it a hand painted 'street patina' with a 'nice' message for everybody.

Fuck Racism

 All pictures: Vincent Bercasi

100% cotton

Made in the USA

Printed in Hawaii

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El Señor Dave Willis aka Black Dave, 'Skaters for Black Lives'

The skate community came together to ride and rally for Black Lives Matter. We as skaters are almost by nature outcasts, so we ban together.

Dave has been on the El Señor team since day 1, we are grateful to have been a part of your career. No stranger to the stage Dave's musical talents and skateboard talents have brought him around the world a few times. His humble ambition is admirable. 

We brought out his signature 'Traffic light' pendant a few years ago, thank you everyone that got themselves one. 

https://www.elsenornewyork.com/collections/signature-collection/products/black-dave-traffic-signal-pendant

His new pro board is available now from Shut Skateboards. 

https://shutnyc.com/products/shut-pro-black-dave-deck-2020

Let's fight injustice and bring equality to all.

Be safe, be smart, and stay healthy.

One Love, and Peace.

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Quarantine 'Can You Skate It Comp' hosted by Taji Ameen, Vice, Lifevalet

So by now, we have been quarantined for some many months and the cops are killing us, and maybe we have started back doing some normal activities, mainly skating outside again...

To lighten things up a bit... here is our competition we did.

So the rules pretty basic... the entries will be judged by superstar judging panel. 

Judges- Billy Rohan, Chris 'Dune' Pastras, Alex Corporan, and Stephanie Tonnoir. I love doing contests and seeing the talent, excitement, enjoyment, and just bringing the community together. Enjoy the action, it all about having fun.

Thank you to our hosts, sponsors, and of the skaters! Thank you Taji and Vice for including us with the amazing sponsor list of Hit Balm medicinals, Stereo Skateboards, Grillo Pickles, Schaller Weber smoked meats, Trophy Griptape, and Samurai Skateshop. 

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El Señor Presents 'Pandemonium at Pearlridge' Game of Skate Tournament pt.1

El Señor Presents 'Pandemonium at Pearlridge' Game of Skate Tournament pt.1

All photos shot on film by Kale Olivia.

Words by Spencer Fujimoto

 

On Saturday February 15th, Valentine's Day/Presidents Day weekend we hosted the first annual 'Pandemonium at Pearlridge' Game of Skate Tournament at Neon Mainstage underneath the canopies between the food trucks in Pearlridge Center, 

Pearlridge Center is Hawaii's largest enclosed shopping center located in Aiea, Oahu, overlooking historic Pearl Harbor.

We had 32 open spots for the head to head match up, tournament style elimination. It was somewhat of an invitational although we did have random walk ins and instagram entries, we played with Berrics rules.

 Beginning with 16 skaters on each side of the bracket, winners advance to the next round and win a bag of products from all of our generous sponsors. Each round the bags get bigger and better. So by the end of it all, the podium finishers got cash and needed help carrying out all the product they had won advancing threw the rounds. The premise was simple win and receive, as if we were betting on the street. I am a firm believer in the merit system.

The Hawaii skate community came out to support, thank you. Triple og pro skater Rob Carlyon was one our guest judges along side G Smoke and Bryson Napaepae who all did an amazing job, judging any contest is not the easiest thing to do. They have to concentrate on everything the skaters are doing, making the tough decisions. Thank you guys for giving the skaters your undivided attention and donating us your valuable time. DJ Kavet from Lightsleepers came through on the 1s and 2s with the good vibes, played a lot of my personal favorites by random. Rhydem lent helping hands by jumping on the mic and assisting El Señor Spencer Fujimoto with formulating the matchups in the brackets. He kept a really nice flow for the day (he does get paid to play music) and we actually finished ahead of schedule somehow, a feat not achieved too often in skateboarding or event production.

 

Pt.2 Pandemonium blog coming soon, with play by plays, placings, and more.

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