My name is Shawn and I'm the creator of ChiBoys.
It took me a while to come up with this idea to do what I'm doing. What am I doing you ask? I'm blogging in a way where I expose myself as a person and not hiding behind a business. This blog will be a door that's slightly open to how random my brain works, and that's pretty F-ing! random. I won't stick to the norm. I won't only be lifestyle. I won't only talk about music. I won't only talk about sports. And I won't touch politics. If I think about something and I choose to use this platform to talk about it that is exactly what I will do. So many people are judged and misunderstood these days. I have the ability to cut a percentage of that out simply by just being myself. It won't always be grammatically correct. It won't always be something that everyone will agree with. I can only guarantee it will sound like me. My thoughts will be colorful and feel as if they are coming off the paper. Ok, no one writes on paper anymore, but I'm sure you're picking up what I'm putting down. So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen I give you me. Enjoy.
Who: ChiBoys Clothing and Shawn
What: ChiBoys the line and the creator rambling about random things. The creator is a kid from the south side of Chicago. Roseland to be exact. That usually surprises most. Just another example of the saying "don't judge a book by it's cover." ChiBoys is a Chicago themed line that plays off the history, architecture and culture of Chicago. Most of this is portrayed by graphic designs on very cool tshirts. We also carry tank tops, hoodies, sweatshirts, hats, and bandanas.
When: Now. The start of 2017. Although I personally never live in the moment I am aware of the present. And that time is now, which is always a present.
Where: We are currently working on a project that will make the answer to this question everywhere. This is something that hasn't been done before. Stay tuned.
Why: Man, why ChiBoys? Why this blog? The answer to both of those questions is it had to be done. ChiBoys had to be done. When I moved back to Chicago from LA there was no one doing a die hard or strictly Chicago only line. I remember the only way I could represent ChiTown back in the day was through athletic apparel. Now there are many lines out there. This is why we have to continue to stay creative and keep a meaning/story behind all of the designs and items. Why the blog? I'm not sure about this one to be honest. I'm going to see where this goes. Sometimes you wake up and something tells you to take the other way to work. You stumble upon something on this route and you think to yourself "it was written."
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood... Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.