8&9 is an independent, Miami based streetwear brand stocked in over 250 streetwear shops, better boutiques and sneaker stores worldwide. Aesthetically 8&9 combines an aggressive anti-establishment attitude with quality design, classic sneaker color ways and re-appropriated pop culture references. It is heavily influenced by the beauty and grit of the Miami street scene.
"Work hard, hustle, save money, get an idea, call your boy, tell him it's on, convince him to help, brainstorm, criticize everything, call a kid that knows a kid, build the team, brainstorm some more, put yourself in the customers shoes, design, sample, tweak, trademark, put your bread up, plan the flip, produce your goods, strategize the marketing, launch the campaign, wholesale door to door, build the website, book orders, "dream spend" your fortune, hit turbulence, don't crash, keep trucking, ship what you can, regroup, re-strategize, truck more, patience, plan more". #8and9life