#TRENDWATCH2013: “Chic Skater Turbans”

chic skater turban

Never one for banality, the dreamboat pro who brought you four-figure griptape continues to fuse together skateboarding and high fashion. Much like how girls and the companies that sell them things re-appropriated the headscarves of observant Muslim women into an overpriced luxury item, Alex Olson adopted a traditional Tom Penny t-shirt head wrap into something for fashion-forward skaters in warm climates (note the intricacies of how it is tied.) Though your average non-triangular skater #trend evades the female eye (e.g. girls only like camo on themselves, on other girls, and in theory), Liv Tyler, star of the documentary film, Armageddon, took notice and offered her compliments via a Max B adlib.

While Penny may have intended utilitarian purposes with his creation, Alex’s astute fashion sense couldn’t let this pass as a mere summertime cool-off device. Expect his pro model skater turban and signature griptape to debut at this upcoming New York Fashion Week in Chanel’s F/W 2013 Ready-To-Skate collection. Owwwwww!!!

Happy week before Fashion Week, everybody!


  1. ‘Never one for banality’?
    He writes like a 9 year old girl.

  2. Didn’t Dill sport one of these before him, perhaps in the DVS video or at least in last transworld vid?

  3. I rocked one my whole childhood.Its a sikh jump-off turban of sorts

  4. lol….i think ive also seen dylan do this a bunch of times already.

    didn’t know liv tyler watched skate videos?

  5. Your writing you can be banal while your style is sublime–viz. fashion and literacy are not mutually exclusive.

  6. turban outfitters from a simpsons episode. R.H. footy is always shaky, outta focus, and bad whitebalance as usual

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