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Clicks for Kicks: How Technology Changed Sneaker Collecting

Did technology kill the thrill of the hunt for sneakers? How are "hack-the-system" bots shaping the future of the resale market? Have collaborations with artists, musicians, and fashion designers hit oversaturation to the point of demeaning their value, both economically and sentimentally? We invited Jersey City’s biggest and most influential sneakerheads to talk about how the internet has altered the sneaker culture. Featuring Tony Chen from Soled Out and Jen Twice from Snkrroom, join our guest hosts Eric Cano and Brian Scully as they step into the mainstream lifestyle of the sneakerhead.

As per usual, complimentary wine will be provided, thanks to Mana Wine.

This event is FREE with RSVP.

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:30
Where: &co, 201 Montgomery St., 2nd Fl., Jersey City, NJ 07302


SCHEDULE
6:30 pm Doors open | Refreshments available
7:00 pm Panel discussion (runs 40-60 minutes)
8:00 Audience Q&A
8:15 Mingle and hang

 

Brian Scully, Guest host
Brian is an entrepreneur, former music manager, and occasional guest blogger appearing on sites like Complex and Medium.com's Cuepoint. He has lead marketing campaigns for a-list artists like Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, and Lady Gaga as well as national brands including Casio and Stoli Vodka. Brian recently launched Lunch Room Creative, an agency rethinking the approach to entertainment, hospitality, and local marketing.

Eric Cano, Guest host
Eric is a casting director, producer and owner of Cano Castings a creative services agency based in Jersey City, NJ. Previous to that he was the senior stylist at JackThreads and the style director of XXL Magazine. He is a life long sneaker enthusiast and his favorite sneaker of all time is the Jordan 1.

Jennifer Villamia AKA Jen Twice, Sneaker Room
FJen is the first female to complete a "365 days of sneakers" on Instagram. Totally described as one of those "I like shoes" type of girls, Jen has been planning and hosting sneaker events for the past 10 years. 

Tony Chen, Soled Out
Tony is a Jersey boy through and through. A collector first and foremost, he is also the owner and founder of Soled Out, a sneaker consignment shop that opened in 2012. 

 

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