Olde Gold in My Nautica 2016

April 19th, 2016 | 10:34 pm | Daily News | 6 Comments


Photo by Mike Heikkila

As the early 2000s become a burgeoning reference point for nostalgic skateboarders, it is important we avoid the temptation of lumping everything in as “nineties.” Baggy does not immediately equal nineties, man. It’s convenient to group #movements into ten-year intervals, except in reality, that boom-bap-cassette-tape-subway-at-night shit that adorns modern “Summer Trip to New York” edits went out the door by 1996 once Ma$e’ flow and Puffy’s shiny suit came around.

Sure, John Shanahan might gleefully season his skateboarding with spices from the purported “golden age” — most notably via Anthony Correa’s big DC shirts and a nod to the instrumental that played as Big Ill the Mack tried to make us forget the shit Keith Nut said about his sister five minutes earlier — but the early 2000s are even more present. Look toward the inconvenient task of skating the E.S.T--fave Penn Plaza manual pad post-renovation, apparent homages to Kalis and Stevie DC Video bump tricks, and John being our first caucasian colleague to film a skate trick in the Girbaud jeans worn by every kid who sold 2 for $5 G-Unit mixtapes in high school.

Previously: DGK x Quartersnacks

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  • Mandatory viewing

    April 20, 2016 @ 1:37 am
  • Comment by Tbot
  • Wait till the DC Lynx becomes the new Janoski

    April 20, 2016 @ 12:38 pm
  • Comment by dillpayphoneboardcirca09
  • I fux with this in earnest.

    April 20, 2016 @ 9:24 pm
  • Comment by Vehicle
  • Refreshing alternative to Chuck Taylor no complies in highwaters

    April 21, 2016 @ 11:53 am
  • Comment by OG Bump2Bar
  • This whole part is fire fuckin represent son!

    April 23, 2016 @ 8:23 pm
  • Comment by Guy Mariano
  • Dude that Conor Prunty part.

    April 23, 2016 @ 9:47 pm
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