Lose the fear of being different

“Silver spoon fed they say - Yet every time I step into the ring I fight like I have nothing to lose!”

This Easter Bank Holiday provides a boxing bonanza at The London O2 arena - Eight months out with a hand injury, Light Welterweight contender Conor ‘The Destroyer’ Benn makes his come back to the ring as he takes on Josef Zahradnik in a WBA Continental Welterweight Championship 8 x 3 min rounds.

During the press conference Conor said “Its been a long time coming. Every time I’ve come from a set back, its been explosive. I fear not moving forward. I’ll be in a ruck or someone’s getting knocked out - Its as simple as that.”

Conor Benn - Post fight relaxed above wearing our Sports Luxe Baseball Cap

Conor Benn - Post fight relaxed above wearing our Sports Luxe Baseball Cap

We believe a real statement cap can be the difference between a cool and edgy styled look.  Our images do not do this brand new  sports luxe baseball cap  any justice, once you get this item in your hands and on your head you will appreciate the craftsmanship that has gone into making this statement piece to compliment your look.  So raise your cap game and #shopFOXBERRYBOYSonline   Sports Luxe Baseball Cap

We believe a real statement cap can be the difference between a cool and edgy styled look.

Our images do not do this brand new sports luxe baseball cap any justice, once you get this item in your hands and on your head you will appreciate the craftsmanship that has gone into making this statement piece to compliment your look.

So raise your cap game and #shopFOXBERRYBOYSonline Sports Luxe Baseball Cap

We believe a real statement cap can be the difference between a cool and edgy styled look.

Our images do not do this brand new sports luxe baseball cap any justice, once you get this item in your hands and on your head you will appreciate the craftsmanship that has gone into making this statement piece to compliment your look.

So raise your cap game and #shopFOXBERRYBOYSonline Sports Luxe Baseball Cap

All Eyez On Me Tupac Biopic Movie Shows the Resurrection of Early 90s Streetwear Fashion

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First of all we just want to say straight off the back Foxberry Boys thoroughly enjoyed watching the 'All Eyez On Me' biopic movie of Tupac Shakur. And cast members Demetrius Shipp Jr (Tupac Shakir) and Kat Graham (Jada Pinkett) did a great job playing these roles. Foxberry Boys are a massive fan of the late Tupac Shakur and watching the resurrection of US streetwear fashion such as Karl Kani and Walker Wear clothing brought back fond memories. We remember learning about Tupac in the early 90s watching him feature in a track by Digital Underground called 'I Get Around' on MTV cable box set channel programme called 'Yo! MTV Raps' . Tupac eventually branched off to be a solo artist, with most of Tupac themed songs revolving around hardship and social issues within the inner cities.

Digital Underground featuring Tupac - 'I Get Around'

Digital Underground featuring Tupac - 'I Get Around'

Tupac very much felt he was the voice of the people and what he stood for inspired the youths of today and most of his music is still relevant in today's society. in the early days we quickly noted Tupac's love for streetwear and his snapback he would wear backwards throughout most of his career which can be seen throughout his biopic movie.

The 90s saw the introduction of the 3 sided embroidery snapback merchandise during this decade because of the rise of HipHop and Rap music. This was heavily influenced by the artists who used to wear their snapback to the back.

Since then the snapback still remains an essential staple piece accessory within the modern day consumers wardrobe for everyday use.

Above - Tupac playing the character Lucky in the Poetic Justice movie starring Janet Jackson

Above - Tupac playing the character Lucky in the Poetic Justice movie starring Janet Jackson

Inspired by the early 90s HipHop music genre and streetwear fashion Foxberry Boys have designed a collection of quality 3 sided embroidery snapbacks of our own which can be purchased at £29.99 www.foxberryboys.co.uk giving our customers that stylish and edgy look with today's fashion contemporary trend.

Foxberry Boys Tupac Discography Playlist (No particular order)

1. California Love

2.  Changes

3.  Keep Your Head Up

4.  Amerikaz Most Wanted 

5. Thug Luv - Bone Thugs n Harmony feat. Tupac

6.  Brenda's Got a Baby

7. I Get Around

8. Hail Mary 

9. Dear Mama

10. Hit Em Up (Explicit Lyrics)

Foxberry Boys Filmography/Television (No Particular Order)

1. Juice 

2.  Poetic Justice

3. Above The Rim

4. A Different World

5. Murder Was The Case

6. Gridlock'd

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Foxberry Boys definitely gives the 'All Eyez On Me' Tupac biopic 4 stars and the only reason why it wasn't a 5 star is because it was hard to squash his entire life into a 2 hour movie and most of all their will only ever be one legendary Tupac Shakur. 

Click on link to see the 'All Eyez On Me' HD Trailer

Back to school

Looking for something to add to your  college or university wardrobe? Want to get your gear 'on point' before you turn up at college? Foxberry Boys offers a range of sleek hat line to change any outfit into smart casual.

With the the new school term around the corner, Foxberry Boys are gearing up to release a black x black collection. The Black Fox collection a combination of original Foxberry Boys style hats. In turn, the “Black” collection celebrates the favourites of Foxberry Boy fans. Appropriately, three style of the snapbacks for school wear in all black, original black trucker, fox logo and FXB.

 

These statement headwear feature the Trademark black trucker baseball caps on Classic 5 panel shape, Hard Buckram and adjustable snap.  All the contemporary, bold and power contemporary, bold powerful all black designs admirable eye catching accessory.

 

Heres three ways to style yourself this semester:

Ready for Office: Sport coat - anything from tweed to flannel, long sleeve shirt, trousers and smart shoes you are ready for the office etiquette.

Casual attire: suede leather style jacket, smart shirt, chinos and choose boat wear footwear.

 

Sport cage: Light bomber jacker, long tee, pair of joggers and sporty trainers.

 

Send us your looks for the semester on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram we want to see what our fan are wearing this A/W.

 

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BONUS: 

4 MONEY SAVING HACKS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS 

1. Open up a student bank account.

You probably already have a Student bank account, however for those who haven't got there's yet here are some great benefits to opening up an account that is dedicated to students specifically.

Firstly and most importantly you get an interest free overdraft. Foxberry boys would advice against getting loans and things like that, but interest free money is a great way to tide yourself over if you’re short on rent,food, or if you’re waiting for your student loan to drop. There are also other amazing benefits with a student account like this, such as free taste card and coach card for example which gives you a 1/3rd off coach fares – an absolute God send. We all know that city hopping to visit home (or even just for that unmissable party) is simply a must during uni.

 

2. Get Active

Exercise really can make a world of difference. Get gym memebership; it's a great way to socialise, here about the house parties and generally keep fit (as you may well know a lot of junk eating and beer is consumed in the first couple months). 

Another way to the proactive get some regular 'money' coming in. I always say get creative and use some of the talents you have to generate an income. I’m a firm believer that if you have a skill/you can make some money e.g. selling a product (buying something at a lower price and selling it for more is a great way to be savvy) or got great photography skills (get involved in night club student night photography).

I personally know people that started student barber shops they bought themselves some essential hair cutting tools  and basically kept the guys on campus looking fresh. Something like having an interest free overdraft would definitely help to get initiatives like this off the ground so get creative.

3. The 3 F’s – Food, Family, Friends

These 3 F’s are the best medicine for the soul and gives me a confidence boost on days when I am not feeling 100. Being with my family and friends, enjoying good food always brings out the best version of me. I like to jump on a phone call, or invite the squad over for a group effort meal and a games, instantly I always feel better.

4. If you’re going to shop, shop smart! – NUS Extra Card is a must for discounts, offers for household, fashion and entertainment items. Back as it again if you have student banking Santander offers free 16-25 rail card for 4 year (what a whopper that saves you £100) or bank with NatWest and receive taste  cards up to 50% off 100s of eateries.

**Do your homework - look out for grants and opportunities out there for you as a student I was able to get a free iPad and money towards printing allowance a great savings!

 

Wear it Wednesday - Style Guide

I know you have been patiently waiting and we are super excited to announce that this weeks #WearitWednesday style guide has been heavily influenced by our Foxberry Boys Black FXB Relaxed Zipped Hoodie soon to be available online to all our customers.  

This relaxed zipped hoodie has hemmed sleeve cuffs and a kangaroo pocket opening, with a draw string hood. So if you are doing a bit of shopping on the weekend, going to the gym or hanging out with friends, this is the perfect throw over garment for casual everyday wear. It is practical, warm, comfortable, versatile and super cool. 

We love sporting it with a pair of fresh trainers, skinny jeans and a cool snapback! 

For further information on the release date of the FXB Relaxed Zipped Hoodie please subscribe to our mailing list at www.foxberryboys.co.uk  

Trainers by Nike | Black Ripped Sid Skinny Jeans by River Island | 'Summer Festivals' Tee by Bershka | Black FXB Snapback and Black FXB Relaxed Zipped Hoodie by Foxberry Boys

Screen Print Intern Wanted!

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Foxberry Boys are looking to expand their range with a brand new collection of tshirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. Therefore we are seeking a print screen intern to join our small team to help take our designs to another level.

The successful applicant will have knowledge in all screen printing, textile dye methods and access to screen printing equipment. 

This is a great opportunity to gain some invaluable experience and exposure. 

To apply contact info@foxberryboys.co.uk before Sunday 17th April 2016.

Fleur East and Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain among other UK stars at the O2 arena for the NBA London

On Thursday 14th January, a number of UK stars came to see an enthralled close NBA encounter as Toronto Raptors beat Orlando Magic 106 - 103 at The London O2 arena.

Raptors star Kyle Lowrey was on form scoring 24 points as they clinched the win in overtime.

Arsenal and Chelsea Premier league footballers Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain, Calum Chambers, Oliver Giroud, Carl Jenkinson, Eden Hazard, Kurt Zouma and Thibaut Courtois were all in attendance court side.

Our Foxberry Boys Ambassador BBC 1Xtra Nesta McGregor radio presenter can also be seen front row wearing our Limited Edition Trademark Fox Logo leather snapback taking time out between the intervals to have a selfie with Orlando Magic Mascot Fleur East and Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain

BBC 1Xtra Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor and the Orlando Magic mascot court side

BBC 1Xtra Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor and the Orlando Magic mascot court side

Raptors star Kyle Lowrey takes on the Orlando Magic defence

Raptors star Kyle Lowrey takes on the Orlando Magic defence

Court side BBC 1Xtra Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor with the lovely Fleur East

Court side BBC 1Xtra Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor with the lovely Fleur East

Premier League stars left to right: Arsenal FCs Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain, Calum Chambers, Olivier Giroud and West Ham Uniteds Carl Jenkinson

Premier League stars left to right: Arsenal FCs Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain, Calum Chambers, Olivier Giroud and West Ham Uniteds Carl Jenkinson

Chelsea FC Premier League stars Thibuat Courtois and Eden Hazard with Former Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba

Chelsea FC Premier League stars Thibuat Courtois and Eden Hazard with Former Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba

Arsenal FC Premier League star Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain alongside BBC 1Xtra radio presenter Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor

Arsenal FC Premier League star Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain alongside BBC 1Xtra radio presenter Radio Presenter Nesta McGregor

The Original Foxberry Boys Snapback Release 16.11.15

The Original Foxberry Boys will be dropping our third colour way Snapback on 16/11/15. This New Navy Blue Foxberry Boys Snapback features The Original Foxberry Boys logo in 3D embroidery on the front, Trademark Fox Logo on the side panel, Foxberry Boys on the back and a adjustable strap which is dropping online exclusively to the official web store foxberryboys.co.uk

The Original Foxberry Boys will be dropping our third colour way Snapback on 16/11/15. This New Navy Blue Foxberry Boys Snapback features The Original Foxberry Boys logo in 3D embroidery on the front, Trademark Fox Logo on the side panel, Foxberry Boys on the back and a adjustable strap which is dropping online exclusively to the official web store foxberryboys.co.uk

Straight out of Foxberry Road

London, SE4

London, SE4

Yesterday I got to see the film 'Straight Outta Compton' at the Odeon cinema at my local neighbourhood and although I am know expert film critic I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it and I would definitely give the film a 5 star rating. 

In the movie there is a scene backstage where DJ Yella is chastised by Easy E before a concert because he is wearing a yellow vest. The N.W.A colour scheme was black and silver like their football team, LA Raiders. This was crucial. It was as much a part of their star power, as tracks that expressed the blistering anger of young black men on the streets of LA in the eighties. Like N.W.A, Foxberry Boys knew the power of image and branded themselves creating the fox logo to represent the name which derived from Foxberry Road, London, SE4.

NWA’s monochrome streetwear has even influenced how young men dress now. Inspired by contemporary rappers who are also style influencers such as Drake and ASAP Rocky.  The great thing about NWA’s look is how easy it is to put together. That’s probably the thing that made them, a group of kids with little disposable income for designer clothes, do it in the first place. One Snapback (Foxberry Boys) white T-shirt (Topman) and a pair of black jeans (Topman) and you’re sorted.

It’s hard to put into words how I really like this movie. But I would recommend that if you like rap or just want a piece of a history lesson, this movie is it. It takes in every aspect of the essential roots of these men from Compton into what rap has become in our society. It’s real. It’s powerful. It’s a must-watch.

History of the Snapback

Welcome to The Diary of the Original Foxberry Boys and our first blog on the history of the Snapback hat.

The Snapback trend started in the 1990’s in the USA, urban areas such as New York and Los Angeles were the main birthplaces. The style was adopted by some of the biggest Rap artists and RnB music groups of that era and the trend has been growing ever since. In the early stages the Snapbacks were used to represent the two coasts of America. West coast people such as N.W.A, wore hats that represented the Los Angeles suburb of Compton. On the other side of the country, groups such as Mobb Deep wore hats that had New York boroughs stitched on such as Brooklyn and Queens. I think it would be hard pushed to find someone who does not own a Snapback in this day and age. Everyone now is wearing and collecting Snapback hats, matching them with their clothes, and looking fresh.

Snapbacks have stayed at the top of one of the most purchased fashion accessories as fashion icons such as Jay-Z, Beyonce; Boyz II Men, Chris Brown; David Beckham, Jodeci and P Diddy to name a few have been wearing them.

The youth culture and hip hop fashion have popularized the Snapback, although it is now popular among many other groups and ages. Snapbacks are far less expensive than fitted baseball caps and have become increasingly trendy in the urban fashion industry. 

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