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“Every tennis match starts with the same two words: ‘Quiet Please.’
But change can be noisy and our love can transform anything.
Outside the court we will let our voices be heard as loud as we can.
If you see the potential for good, speak up.
Together, we can change the game for the better.”

—Pharrell Williams

On Monday, August 28th, Adidas, Pharrell Williams, Stan Smith and Adidas tennis athletes Garbiñe Muguruza, Angelique Kerber, Sascha Zverev, Dominic Thiem and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga gathered at Frederick Johnson Community Court in Harlem, NY, to host a tennis clinic with local youth organizations to kick off the launch of Don’t Be Quiet Please, a New York City-wide campaign inspiring individuals to make game-changing pledges. During the event, Williams delivered the manifesto above, inviting New Yorkers to join him in a citywide activation encouraging all to believe in their voices and be loud in inspiring change through love.

Pharrell and Adidas took this manifesto further and put it into action by re-creating one of the most powerful symbols in the sport of tennis. The umpire chair: the ultimate authority symbol in every tennis match. It is where every urge for quietness comes from. Pharrell and Adidas gave these chairs the QUIET PLEASE treatment, which displayed words from the manifesto. Ultimately, these umpire chairs became platforms, spread across New York City, for people to express themselves and their love as loud as they can. Ten custom umpire chairs were stationed around the city, including: Columbus Circle, Apollo Theater, NY Public Library, Herald Square, Astor Place, Flatiron, Christopher & Gay St., Petrosino Square and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.

Inspired to look at tennis from a different point of view, and how sports can serve as a vehicle for positivity and change, together Adidas and Pharrell additionally announced a community program including the restoration of a New York City tennis court through a donation to the NYC Parks and children’s tennis scholarships in partnership with Court16 and Horizons, offered to 25 kids from Brooklyn Friends School.

During a time when people are being persecuted just for being who they are, we also ask you to speak up and change the game for the better when you see an opportunity to do so. Don’t Be Quiet, Please.

Check out photos from the event by clicking the “read more” jump, where Pharrell, Stan Smith and the Adidas tennis athletes are donned in Pharrell’s new Adidas tennis apparel collection, and photos of celebrities speaking up on the QUIET PLEASE umpire chairs.

Photos via Getty Images and @_kidwzrd_

Photo Credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images for adidas (PRNewsfoto/adidas)

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adidas Originals = Pharrell ‘Polka Dot Big’ Pack

Polka dots go big in the latest adidas Originals = Pharrell Williams pack. It features Superstar Jackets with a modernized fit, high quality Italian leather, and bold polka dots, as well as Stan Smiths made of full grained leather and embroidered polka dots. The ‘Polka Dot Big’ pack drops Saturday, January 17, and will be available at the Billionaire Boys Club NYC flagship and online at


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Pharrell x adidas Originals Campaign

The collaboration between Pharrell and adidas is built on a vibrant sense of optimism, highlighting the importance of equality. The campaign, shot by Ryan McGinley, art directed by Lloyd & Co. and styled by esteemed fashion editor Jay Massacret, features a cast of millennials of all races, ethnicities, and genders, coming together in ways that signify unity and acceptance.


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adidas Originals = PHARRELL WILLIAMS Icon’s Pack


Beginning of  this  year,  adidas  announced  a  long-term partnership with Pharrell, and have just unveiled the official logo and first products from the adidas Originals=Pharrell Williams collaboration.

The logo is centered on the equal sign, which appears next to the iconic Trefoil. Two of the 3-Stripes transform into a bold equal sign, with the last stripe being Pharrell’s name. The collection and its products revolve around his idea of equality.

This Saturday, September 20th, we will be releasing limited quantities of the Icon’s Pack at our NYC Flagship (456 W Broadway). The range includes luxe leather track jackets ($1000) and solid Stan Smiths ($150) in bold monochrome red, black, and blue colorways.

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