Stance Hosts Intimate Preview at Smog Shoppe Los Angeles, Bringing together Stance “Punks & Poets” & LA influencers

Stance Fall/Holiday '13 Showcase
Stance Art Installation
Stance 'Kid Creature' Installation
Stance Night in Full Effect
Aaron Hennings (VP Creative- Stance), Ryan Kingman (VP Marketing- Stance), John Wilson (President- Stance)
Stance Marketing Team: Kendyl Hayes, Aaron Hennings, Ryan Kingman, John Wilson, Candy Harris, Erica Yary
Stance Fall/Holiday '13 Line Up
Stance, Punks & Poets
Mark Choiniere (Stance Photographer), Mitch Abshere (Surfer & Founder of Captains Helm/Captain Fin Co), Chase Stopnik (Surfer), Troy Elmore (Surfer), Turkey Stopnik (Surfer)- All Punks & Poets
Refreshments Readily Available
Punks & Poets Showcase
Nassim & DLU
Punks & Poets & Stance
Mark Oblow previewing new Stance product.jpg
Limited Edtion Stance x Keep A Breast Sock.jpg
Keep a Breast- Breast Sculptures
Keep a Breast Sculpture
Guest's warming up.jpg
Cycle Zombies Showcase.jpg
Stance poloroids.jpg
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Surprise Contortionist Performance.jpg
fans preview.jpg

Photo’s by Gabriel Enamorado

Stance socks hosted a private, intimate Fall/Holiday ’13 collection preview at Smog Shoppe in LA this past Tuesday, as they celebrated the brands “Punks & Poets” as well as fresh faces to the Stance family including “It” model Bambi.  Professional skateboarder Chad Muska pleased the Stance crowd by spinning upstairs, as guests below enjoyed sipped in Peligroso tequila and ONE HOPE Wine as they received a first-look at the Fall and Holiday 2013 collections for both men’s and women’s lines.  Highlight of the event was a surprise performance by a contortionist, donned in what else, but Stance socks.

Guests previewed the Fall and Holiday collections, including a limited edition sock which benefits Keep A Breast, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to spreading Breast Cancer awareness through art, education, and action. This pair was nicely displayed and surrounded colorful breast cast art sculptures (image below). Shaney Jo, Keep a Breast’s founder, was there to support this special event.

Professional skateboarders, and surfers: Chad Muska, Turkey Stopnik, Kassia Meador, Chase Stopnik, Troy Elmore, Daniel Lutheran, Mark Oblow all came out to support Stance.

LA Influencers (long time fans of the brand) Kathryn Romney, Foam Magazine Executive Editor/Fashion Blogger Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty, PeopleWeekly, WhoWhatWear, and Hypebeast, as well as LA’s top stylists and publicists were in attendance to support the event.

Action Sports Industry heavy hitters were also in attendance; Ryan Kingman (VP of Marketing @ Stance), Shaney Jo (Founder, Keep A Breast), Candy Harris (Creative Director @ Stance), Vanessa Chiu (AGENDA Tradeshow), and Mitch Abshere (Founder/Surfer of Captains Helm Fin Co).

Stance, the leaders in the sock market and innovators in the category, continues to redefine the way we think of socks with regards to both style and design. Tuesday night, the brand celebrated their Fall and Holiday 2013 collections, as well as their ‘Punks & Poets’ family. ‘Punks & Poets’ family currently holds an impressive roster consisting of world-class athletes, artists, and personalities. Each Pioneers in their own right, ‘Punks & Poets’ all share The Uncommon Thread.

Stance offers fans an intimate look into the lives of 'Punks & Poets' through curated pages on the Stance website, sharing their stories, social media streams, photographs and videos.

Founded in 2010, STANCE unravels the spool of convention to create an original canvas worthy of the art it is paired with. A commune of creativity, STANCE is dedicated to the spirit of individuality. Celebrate bold expression with free-thinking fabric that becomes thread poetry in motion. Send a crystal clear mixed message that’s silently loud and quietly bold. Designed in San Clemente, worn everywhere.

For more info on Stance and it's Punks & Poets, please visit