Happy fall fashion week. We hope that you are fashion-forward during these next several days, and wish you the best of luck in sparking a brief romance with a lonely stylist’s assistant before the week is out.
In honor of this most festive of weeks, we have compiled a somewhat comprehensive guide to the best gear from the past twenty years’ worth of skate videos. Skateboarding didn’t just begin “embracing fashion,” as some misinformed outfits have recently reported. Fashion has been stealing shit from skaters for years. (Luckily, they left Javier Nunez’s City Stars jeans alone.) Here’s the proof: All the jerseys, sweats, camo, braids, insane patches, sweater vests and swooshy pants that you could ever hope for. Yes, there are omissions. No, it isn’t in order. Thanks to Roctakon, Boss Bauer, Sweet Waste, Jack Sabback and Jason from Frozen in Carbonite for their contributions to this post.
Staying with the New England theme, here is the Boston/northeast montage from the 2004 Zoo York / Zered Bassett video, Vicious Cycle. If you’re feeling nostalgic about the St. Lunatics, it’s hard not to have similar feelings for Lil’ Flip’s year-and-a-half run that would arrive shortly after. As far as anyone at the QS Rap Desk knows, Vicious Cycle is the only skate video to ever include The Clover G on its soundtrack. Also, at the 0:52 mark, Ed Hall A.K.A. Eddie Rap Life wears perhaps one of the top ten garments to ever be worn in a skate video: a 4XL, maybe 5XL, banana-yellow quilted down jacket with Carolina blue accents. Vehicle Skateboards R.I.P.
“It’s clover G’s on top of my chain and when I die put a crown on top of my name.”