Wine & Frenchmen & Fashion Models on E. 3rd St.

In their two collaborative videos with Cliché, DQM is attempting to convince us that it is a skate shop where you walk in to encounter notable fashion models and general people of French descent casually enjoying glasses of wine before a skate session. Though this purported reality deviates from the true, non-exagerated ambiance of DQM, the former Long Island resident known to some as Keith Denley makes an almost convincing case for the existence of gentlemanly grown and sexy skaters on E. 3rd Street. They are a cheese plate away from fooling us.

Their actual skate session, which is a work of non-fiction, features important Lucas Puig footage, who is without a doubt the greatest skater of the Trilogy mold working today. (This means that he restricts himself to low impact street spots and still pushes switch mongo. In other words, he is relatable to the common man because he skates on things that we can all skate, except at a significantly higher skill level.) The video, perhaps more than any other “Summer in New York” piece in the 2012 cycle, illustrates a growing theory that with the knobbing of America’s greatest unintentional skatepark, the westside has become the new Water Street in terms of most commonly chartered weekend session ground. The tide has shifted west.

Video by Richard Quintero. Here’s a link to part one.


  1. Please weigh in on the abundance of above-the-knee shorts on men this past summer. I personally would rather not have to look at that. IMHO it’s just as bad as when dudes were rocking tight ass pants (TAPS) and you were forced to watch man camel toes in skate vids.


  2. its not like homies wearing short shorts? Lucas Puig’s swimtrunk swag is fresh

    you probably wear jnco shants

  3. I remember a time when skating in shorts was considered a stylistic faux pas – the common exception being our brazilian homies who’d skate in jorts all season long.

  4. my white nigga Nagy b stylin too fam most niggas wearing the fall line and they gucci he on 2013 fam

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