This warning came by way of Jeff Staple’s Instagram post (above). The caption reads, “By order of the NYPD, people will be allowed to begin lining up in front of 125 Orchard St at 6am (11/7). People lining up in front of the store before that will be sent away.”
In addition, Staple cautions, anyone caught “not lined up in an orderly fashion, single file, within the police barricades, will be sent away by the NYPD.”
While most of the caption takes on a grave tone of voice, it ends on a lighter note: “See you all tomorrow morning and be safe. We got enough for everyone!”
History shouldn’t repeat itself
Not wanting a repeat of the 2005 Nike Pigeon Dunk Riot, it seems the police have taken extra, precautionary steps to ensure a smooth and riot-free release.
As mentioned in our earlier article, Jeff Staple and Extra Butter will be organizing a pop-up store at Reed Space, which is located at 125 Orchard Street, New York City.
The Reed Space pop-up facilitates an early release of the Pigeon Dunks and the apparel collection.
The pop-up store opens November 7, at 11am (Eastern Time US), and will last one day only. A wider release for the collection take place on November 11, 2017.