History Of 5th Block
When we started 5th Block, it was all about the tee shirts. We wanted shirts that were cool and unique. Graphics that were edgy or unusual. Enough variety that you wouldn’t see three other people with the same shirt when you went out.
Looking For Shirts That Met Our Standards
We knew there were great designs and graphics out there, but we weren’t finding them locally, and ordering from the interweb was a crap-shoot at best – no way to judge the quality of the shirt blank — the sizing, the workmanship of the printing… we wanted to see, hold, feel, and try on the shirts.
What Do People Who Buy Cool T’s Need?
So we started ordering sample shirts, and found suppliers we could trust to provide us with high-quality shirts that had the kinds of graphics we were after; with an ever-changing array of themes. Then we started thinking about what else a shop should have… man does not live by tees alone… what else do people who buy and wear cool tees need?
Phone chargers and cords. Backpacks. More girly stuff! Burn-out tops, light hoodies… Replacement skateboard wheels, and grip tape. Bearings. Decks? And why not complete skateboards? And longboards – there are places around to get them, but none of them have much selection. Bring in a broad range of longboards – pintails, kick-tails, freeriders, downhillers, cruisers. Paddles? Really? Yeah! Belts, hats, wallets, water bottles, bandanas. Posters. Shades. Mouthguards! Parkas, snowboard bags, ski bags.
And spiritwear. If you played on a team, you might end up with some school team duds over time. But if you were in the stands and wanted to fly your school colors, there wasn’t much around to pick from. So we created hoodies, tees, crew-neck sweats, sweatpants, license frames, and stickers.
That’s What 5th Block Is All About
So that’s what 5th Block is about. 5th Block is tons of clothing, accessories, skateboards, longboards, board parts, locks, mouthguards, backpacks, posters, chargers, gifts, helmet cams, parkas and gloves, spiritwear, ski & snowboard bags – anything you need for before, during, or after school – for guys and girls.