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5&A Dime Blog/Site/Store

What’s up girls and guys?

Since the move to San Diego I’ve recently become employed at a small, independent clothing store called 5&A Dime. The store sells (mostly) men’s clothes, but there’s a few products for women as well. We carry brands like Stussy, UNDFTD, Us Versus Them, In4mation, etc. As well as housing our own in house brand that also goes by the 5&A Dime moniker.

If you live in San Diego come by the store and check it out. We’re located in Downtown, SD on 8th Ave. and G street.

If you don’t live in SD, then hit up the website :, where you can shop the store’s brand, and stay up to date with the store and its occupants via the blog.

Speaking of the blog, go read it. As of today I have made my first post and I’m excited to carry on from here. The topics I’ll cover probably won’t stray from what I write about on here. Music will be the major topic, with art, fashion, and other things sprinkled in here and there. The personal stuff and poetry (when I do write some) will be on here.

So now you can find me here (Tumblr), on, and Thanks for your time. I love you.



     There’s a lot of big clothing companies around these days (seems like a new one pops up every 30min.) but few of them have attained the success or garnered the respect that The Hundreds has. They do things their way no matter what’s cool, or what’s not. They’re usually on the “setting” end of trends. When Streetwear goes right, they go left and vice versa. They’re one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to Four The Taking and our goals in that creative realm. The man behind the scenes that does most of the inspiring (for me anyways) is Bobby Hundreds - one half of the founding team of The Hundreds. Bobby is an awesome designer, creative director, photographer, writer, and from what I’ve heard he’s a good dude. These are all things I enjoy doing (on a much smaller level - for now) and I aspire to be on Bobby’s level one day and then take it further.

     Bobby wrote a piece about the passing of Adam Yauch that contained a line that held a special meaning to me. He said that MCA, “taught him to think for himself, while also thinking of others.” Well in turn Bobby has had that kind of effect on me. I’m not worried about success, fame, or money. I’m worried about creativity, originality, respect, and the people I love. My good friend Steven Garnica got this autograph for me from Zumiez 100K. Short and sweet, Bobby said “thanks”. I’ve been wearing The Hundreds for 6-7yrs now so I think I owe him a bigger one. And also thanks to Steven for taking time out to get this for me, it means a lot.

I hope everyone who reads this can find their inspirations and work to achieve what it is they aspire to do. 

Don’t emulate, don’t imitate, don’t duplicate… Motivate.


Stussy x Glassjaw

I haven’t posted anything about clothing in a while (although I’ve been meaning to) so hopefully this will jumpstart me. 

Stussy has got together with the gentlemen of New York hardcore band Glassjaw to make a limited edition t-shirt. It comes in two colors : the grey one you see above and a black version. The black shirt will only be available at their July 8th show in NY while the grey piece will drop online July 9th. Both colors are limited to a run of 93. The shirt is a commemorative piece celebrating the 10th anniversary of Worship & Tribute. Get one if you can.

Four The Taking 4th of July SALE! Hit up and buy a shirt (or four). At checkout use code : BALDEAGLE and save 44% in honor of our country’s independence. The sale runs through Sunday. *Online Orders Only* #art #design #sale #fourthetaking #clothing #streetwear (Taken with Instagram at

Follow @fourthetaking on Twitter & Instagram. “Like” us on Facebook (/fourthetaking) and check out our website! #streetwear #fashion #clothing #fourthetaking (Taken with Instagram at

@fourthetaking has an online shop! Check it out and spread the word! #fashion #streetwear #clothing #fourthetaking (Taken with Instagram at

Four The Taking Online Shop is up!

The clothing company I started with my friend Robert Diaz ( now has a website/online shop! Check it out, show us some love, and spread the word! Thanks everyone!


Spread love here :
Twitter : @FourTheTaking
Instagram : @FourTheTaking

Thanks for any and all support guys! It means the world.


Follow @fourthetaking on Facebook & Instagram! Please and thank you! #streetwear #independent #fashion #fourthetaking (Taken with instagram)

Four The Future

     As some of you may have noticed I’ve been slacking on the news and updates with Four The Taking. Well this is mostly my fault for being behind, but it’s also due to the fact that we haven’t had much to tell…

     That is about to change.

     Starting now, things at Four The Taking have changed slightly. I say slightly because it is still the same brand, still the same people running/working it, with the same goals still at heart. The only thing that is changing is my work ethic, dedication, and ideas towards the company.

     Robert and I have been busy with school and life (trying to solve living situations, bills, family, etc.) but no more waiting. I think I’ve tried to shoot a little too big with some things that were maybe beyond our means so we’re going to tone things down and get back to the core of things. From now on we’re not going to try for seasonal releases. We need to get designs out and work to keep you guys interested and involved so we’re going to start releasing tees more frequently, we promise. There will be more Facebook updates, more Twitter updates, a Four The Taking Instagram, and a Tumblr blog as well. So keep your eyes peeled, your iPhones (or Android using whatevers) ready, and we’ll be in touch!

Thanks again to any and all who have supported in any way. To the friends who’ve bought shirts, our fans on Facebook, followers on Twitter, and the friends and family who have our back daily we are beyond grateful! Thank you guys so much, truly.

Positivity is the focus, Inspiration is the goal.

Four The Taking

One of my favorite independent stores/brands #5andaDime based out of SD. I look up to these guys a lot! Can’t wait to take Four The Taking to this level. #streetwear #fashion #nofilter (Taken with instagram)

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