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WESC

Updated on November 22, 2011

About WESC Headphones

WeSC (We are the Superlative Conspiracy), or We as it is casually known, is a Swedish clothing brand, based mainly on skateboarding influences and style. Founded in 1999, it has quickly become one of Sweden's most popular brands, within Sweden as well as internationally. WeSC has their own stores in among other places Tokyo, Aspen, Beverly Hills, Munich, Berlin, Paris, Athens, Oslo and New York, as well as being sold in a large number of other cities .

The brand first became famous through sponsoring many Swedish underground artists and musicians with connections to the skating world with clothes, and little to no other marketing. Among the first to sport WESC clothes were Swedish hip hop acts Looptroop and Timbuktu. This helped WESC to gain an underground, "alternative" image which turned out to be very popular with many young Swedish consumers, critical of other companies and their perceived "greediness". WESC is still sponsoring many famous personalities with clothing, which they refer to as "activists" or "weactivists", among them Jason Lee, Beth Riesgraf, Peter Stormare, Chad Robertson, Jerry Hsu, Millencolin, Mikael Persbrandt, and Kaskade.

This strategy has also made WESC come under fire because of their constructed "underdog" image, when they in fact are one of Sweden's biggest clothing companies. Their main office in Stockholm is situated between Gucci and Cerutti on Birger Jarlsgatan, one of the posher streets of the city. Some of their former "activists" have also spoken out how they regret promoting the brand, for example the hip-hop crew Looptroop. Emcee Promoe told the Swedish music magazine "la musik" it came to a point where he felt "it was too much" and thought "What have I done?"

About the Brand

WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy symbolises what we as a company represent: a group and family of good, competent people working towards the same ideals and goals. The Superlative Conspiracy is the idea and philosophy behind our brand. We aim to address like-minded people, who are awake and aware, regardless of race, religion or financial background. People within the Superlative Conspiracy share the values and lifestyle of the WeSC founders, who were all avid skateboarders, snowboarders and, above all, creative minds.

Late in 1999, the founders of WeSC joined forces to deliver a broader selection of street-fashion for men and women. The concepts of the envisioned brand were not to be found in the distribution network that they related to, so together they took the initiative to formulate the Superlative Conspiracy, and bring you "life after skate"- a more developed style targeting people both within, and outside of the skateboard community, while continuing to share and maintain core values.

One of the most important components of the Superlative Conspiracy is the WeActivist- someone that is extremely good at what they do, world famous or totally unknown. A WeActivist is someone that has a streetwise mentality, blazing his, or her own path, with a humble persona. Essentially, they are an informal ambassador flying the flag of the Superlative Conspiracy in a variety of subcultures, such as skate, music, film and art. They are always a friend and never chosen at random.

It is this unique partnership with WeActivists, employees, accounts and friends, coupled with our unparalleled identity and brand building tactics that makes WeSC stand out from the rest. These relationships are the very foundation of the Superlative Conspiracy, and we invite you to share in them.

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"Music is the key to hearts all over the world."

Clint Peterson, WeActivist, skateboarder & international man of mystery.

It's that quote, together with all the love songs in the world, that has inspired and led WeSC to create some of the best headphones on the market. With great sound, cool shapes and innovative colors, patterns and collaborators all in one, the headphones for Fall 2010 will surely blow your mind.

Introducing new models as well as re-inventing the classics, the WeSC headphones presented are some of the best to date.

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The WeSC Headphones are great for many things - listening to your favourite music, keeping you entertained, making you look good - the list is pretty endless. The great things is, you can wear them a lot, all of the time if you feel like it. While you walk, when you dance, if you run, when you wait. That's why we have decided to call this 'The Wait' - we're slowing things down, settling in for a mellow pase and doing so with our WeActivists and friends.

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Q&A: Vanessa Prager, Artist and WeSC activist

Twenty-six years ago Vanessa Prager was born in her grandmother’s back bedroom. Since then she’s evolved into a self-taught painter and risen to the level of art prowess with her signature blue and red ballpoint pens and an extensive collection of colorful oil paintings. She’s been showing in and out of galleries around LA for a few years now and I swear either you or someone you know owns a piece of hers. We caught up with her to find out about art, fashion and the difference between friend and collector.

So Vanessa, were you always an artist and if not how did you get started?

Well, I went to boarding school as a teenager and started drawing while I was there. All of a sudden all the free time that I hadn’t known what to do with went towards drawing. It made me feel so free, doing something that I chose and that I actually liked to do!

You’re a WeSC activist, so I know fashion is important to you. Do you think fashion and art cross paths?

Yes, how could they not really? Both are major cultural staples. The most obvious way is when artists depict fashion and styles of an era in their work. I tend to do this, as do many artists. It’s almost like a fashion statement in itself!

Is there any fashion throw-back moment or item that gets you excited? why?

I love 30′s and 40′s inspired clothes. The cut of the pants, waist on the skirts and dresses, hats and hairpieces. I love the glamour of it and the shape of clothes of that time tends to suit my body type well.

What about your personal style? Who are the designers you love?

Besides wearing something WeSC practically every day I mostly wear vintage. And have for the longest time. Something about picking through thrift or vintage stores really appeals to me. I love finding a diamond in the rough.

What is your favorite purchase of late?

My leather Il Bisonte bag. It’s amazingly simple but beautiful. I love it.

What do you like to wear to an opening?

Something pretty and comfortable.. I’m always searching for an understated dress, specifically something that doesn’t fall off my shoulder every time I hug someone, I’ve had that problem before!

It’s been said the subjects you draw are “apprehensive” and sometimes “unsettling”. Do you agree? What is it about this sort of feeling that appeals to you?

Well I don’t intend to per se, but I do prefer that over a straight up happy go lucky guy/girl standing before you without a problem in the world. It’s just not as real to me. Not that I’m always unsettled, but more it’s an exaggeration of things, which is a common tool used to get a message across.

This may be a big question, but is there an overall message you want to convey as an artist?

Big question for sure. I feel like even if I did know how to answer it, if I said it I would just blow it. People would be like, what, that’s all?? man!

You always have celebrities at your shows, either hosting or as guests. Are they friends or collectors first? And do you have a lot of friends that become collectors, or vice versa?

I have had some of my friends host shows, Danny Masterson is hosting my next show, Michael Pena hosted my last one and Erika Christensen the one before that. It’s fun to work with your friends. And yeah definitely, it goes both ways! Most people who buy my work deal with me directly as I do most of the work for my shows and selling, so sometimes random collectors turn into people watching me blow out candles at my birthday or we’ll work together on a project, etc. And likewise at my first show about 75% of the people who bought were my old friends. It was amazing. Now most of my friends own something or another of mine and new people who buy become friends all the time, it’s great!

What’s next for you?

My next show Across the Universe is June 2nd. I’m showing new small scale paintings and drawings along with an installation. For anyone who attends it should be a fun experience! It’s a one night only pop-up show in LA so you either see it or don’t. You can visit my website for the details vprager.com

WeSC B104292 Bongo Headphone (Purple Passion)
WeSC B104292 Bongo Headphone (Purple Passion)

Product Features

* Type: 40 MM Power Drivers

* 1kHz Sensitivity: 120 dB

* Impedance: 32 Ohms

* Frequency Range: 20-20 001 Hz

* Plug: Gold-Plated 3.5 MM Stereo

Technical Details

* Brand Name: WeSC

* Model: B104292

* Color Name: (Purple Passion)

* Item Weight: 1 pounds

 
WeSC Maraca Headphone (White) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
WeSC Maraca Headphone (White) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Product Features

* Type: 40 MM Power Drivers

* 1Khz Sensitivity: 108 dB

* Impedance: 32 Ohms

* Frequency Range: 20-20 001 Hz

* Plug: Gold-Plated 3.5 MM Stereo

Technical Details

* Brand Name: WeSC

* Model: 0004068001000

* Color Name: (White)

* Item Weight: 0.4 pounds

 
WeSC Bag Pipe Headphone (Jazz Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
WeSC Bag Pipe Headphone (Jazz Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Product Features

* Type: 57 MM Pro Drivers

* 1Khz Sensitivity: 116.60 dB

* Impedance: 32 Ohms

* Frequency Range: 20-20 001 Hz

* Plug: Gold-Plated Screw 3.5 MM Stereo + 6.3 MM Adaptor

Technical Details

* Brand Name: WeSC

* Model: A40370368B000

* Color Name: (Jazz Blue)

* Item Weight: 0.78 pounds

 
WeSC Tambourine Headphone (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
WeSC Tambourine Headphone (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Product Features

* Type: 40 MM Power Drivers

* 1kHz Sensitivity: 120 dB

* Impedance: 32 Ohms

* Frequency Range: 20-20 001 Hz

* Plug: Gold-Plated 3.5 MM Stereo & PVC Cord: 0.5 M + 1.0 M Extension

Technical Details

* Brand Name: WeSC

* Model: A404913999000

* Color Name: (Black)

* Item Weight: 0.32 pounds

 
WeSC Oboe Golden Headphone (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
WeSC Oboe Golden Headphone (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Product Features

* Type: 40 MM Power Drivers

* 1kHz Sensitivity: 120 dB

* Impedance: 32 Ohms

* Frequency Range: 20-20 001 Hz

* Plug: 3.5 MM Stereo & Fabric Cord: 0.3 M + 1.0 M Extension

Technical Details

* Brand Name: WeSC

* Model: 0004078999000

* Color Name: (Black)

* Item Weight: 0.32 pounds

 

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed reading about these, they look like the sound quality would be amazing! happy to give your lens its first squidlike too!