Archive for April, 2012

Cinco de Mayo #TurnUp

Monday, April 30th, 2012

5.5 combo

This Saturday we’ll be going the extra mile for Cinco de Mayo lol

We’ll be starting the day off at Blue Wisp for our “day party” with DJ HD on the wheels and $1 Patron shots in our glasses!!!

After the “day party” we’ll all be heading to UC for the FREE Spring Concert which features Big Boi and Kendrick Lamar.

After the concert, meet us at Mixx for ADHD and get distracted by the sounds of the WIZ’s DJ Etrayn (his first ever OTR set) and DJ Bandcamp (fresh off his European tour)!!!

Cinco de Mayo Day Party
@ Blue Wisp
700 Race Street

@ Mixx Ultralounge
1203 Main St


Friday, April 27th, 2012

My favorite event of the month is now upon us… FINAL FRIDAY IS TONIGHT!!!
Can’t wait to see everyone in the building tonight… in the meantime lets take a stroll down memory lane :)

**Final Friday**

#FINALFRIDAY @ Original Thought Required [4.27.12]

Monday, April 23rd, 2012


Stop by the shop and say hi, meet some GREAT people, enjoy some FREE Rossi, hear some INCREDIBLE music, and catch a SUPER deal!!!

This month we have a special performance by THE NATIVES… if you missed their last performance at OTR, check out the pics HERE

**Final Friday**

Original Thought Required
1307 Main St
Cincinnati Ohio 45202


Never Been en foto

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

#LatePass …check the flicks from 2nd Saturday at Mixx… There was def NO shortage of women that night… Shout out to DJ Magnificent for killing (as usual lol)


Vote for The Natives!!!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012


The UC Spring Concert is coming up, headlined by Big Boi and Kendrick Lamar, and PAC (the group that puts the concert together) are offering an opening slot to  local artist or group… To decide who gets to open there is a contest between the top 10 groups that they chose from an earlier contest lol…

This is where you come in… please follow this LINK and LIKE the Natives picture so that we can get them voted in.

Check out a few of their tracks HERE, if you need convincing…

Original Thought Required – Best of Cincinnati

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day and being so focused on “what’s next” we neglect to celebrate our wins… Last month we were honored with a CityBeat best of Cincinnati award!!! If you didn’t have a chance to grab a paper when they we’re out you can check out the DIGITAL VERSION HERE… we’re on page 88 :)

Thank you to everyone who has supported the shop over our 2 years here in Cincinnati, thank you to CityBeat for recognizing us, also thank you to all of our great brands and special shoutout to Floyd, Originalitees, and Dope.Boy.Magic, of whom designs were specifically called out.

Below is the direct passage from the issue:

Original Thought Required is downtown’s
premiere men’s and women’s contemporary
streetwear shop. They carry a variety
of goods, including Ohio-based shirts with
slogans like “Ohio Against the World,” a
combined Reds Chanel logo T-shirt and
“Born Raised” with the state of Ohio instead
of the “o” in “born.” 1307 Main St.,

Valley High Friday [4.20]

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012


4.20 head to Mayday for Valley High Friday and catch the Valley High crew perform live alongside Trademark Aaron and the Zoo!!! DJ WarrenPeace will be manning the tables all night so you already know we’re gonna be brewin.

Friday [4.20.12]
@ Mayday
4227 Spring Grove ave

Natives @ The Heights en foto

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

A few flix from The Natives latest show at the Heights Music Festival.

Full Album Here

#NeverBeen: TONIGHT @ Mixx

Saturday, April 14th, 2012


TONIGHT [4.14.12]

@ Mixx Ultralounge
1203 Main St

Starring: DJ Magnificent

Ladies & Aries FREE UNTIL 11:30

Table/Bottle Service: 513.549.6839

Never Been

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

OTR_neverbeen 2

Meet us at Mixx this Saturday and toast to this life with the OTR crew, the Cool People, DJ Magnificent, and all of our Aries homies!!!

Saturday 4.14.12

@ Mixx Ultralounge
1203 Main St

Starring: DJ Magnificent

Ladies & Aries FREE UNTIL 11:30

Table/Bottle Service: 513.549.6839