On March 16 1966 the Van Doren Rubber Company opened up in Anaheim, California and quickly became arguably one of the first brands to really entertain the skating community – Vans. After more than 50 years dominating the industry and managing to slip into our mainstream world, Vans is still at the heart of every wardrobe. “People are wearing athletic apparel now for all kinds of occasions — work, play, and school — without any intention of using them for athletic purposes,” Matt Powell, a sports industry analyst at market research... Read More
Vans and Robbie Morales’ CULT Crew BMX label have come together to create and collaborate, releasing a new limited edition capsule collection. With a tee, long-sleeve, cap and Sk8-Hi Pro, this small collection features CULT’s well-known signature logo with text under the theme “CRUEL WORLD SEND RESCUE.” Whimsical hand-drawn characters are seen on the front of the shirt and cap, while an assortment of characters are portrayed down the sleeve of the long-sleeve tee. The Vans Sk8-Hi Pro being at the forefront of the collection, intricate details include text at... Read More
The guys at Carhartt WIP are back at it with another skate video… LENTIICULAR, shot by Roger Gonzalez. LENTIICULAR is the latest Carhartt WIP skate clip, once again with the direction Spanish videographer Roger Gonzalez applying his signature multi-angle, mixed-format style. With a running time of approximately six minutes, it has been compiled from footage shot over the past three years, in cities such as Paris, New York, Lisbon and Madrid. The clip features the following Carhartt WIP skaters: Roman Gonzalez (FR), Felipe Bartolome (SP), Gabriel Engelke (SE), Taylor Caruso... Read More
Alltimers was started by Rob Harris and Supreme buyer Bryce Jones in 2013 and have quickly become the masters of taking influences from 80’s and 90’s pop culture and incorporating into it ever progressing clothing and hardware line. Alltimers has a reputation of using unusual 80′ or 90’s pop culture like famous cereal logo’s like Tony the Tiger and even made a board that is shaped like Ryan Gosling. This different take on the skate clothing and hardware has made Alltimers one of the most exciting skate brands out there.... Read More
Vague Mag and HUF UK present “Indecent Exposure”, a video filmed and edited by Sirus F Gahan hitting the streets of London with HUF UK’s squad seeking out the obscure and the unknown spots our city has to offer. Sirus F Gahan spends just under a week with UK Quasi representatives Joe Roberts and Tristan Rudman alongside Will Creswick, Francis Peters, Tom Delion, Mike Clarkson, Jason Lewer, Joel Banner, Jimmy Silver, Caradog Emanuel, Casey Brown and Daniel Hill. Having recently brought us Bridget with Vans Europe and Grey Mag, Sirus puts his... Read More
Originally from surf inspired roots, California-bred Shawn Stüssy started his business in 1980. A business which turns 38 this year and generated over $50 million last year, today we are finding out a bit more about what made it so successful. Stüssy began by creating surfboards that combined innovative performance shapes with a graphic style combining elements from reggae, punk and new wave music, leaving his literal mark on each board with a broad-tipped black marker. His signature paid homage to both graffiti styles and his uncle, abstract painter Jan Frederick Stüssy. In 1984, the... Read More
We have come to understand that purchasing pants online based off a product shot, not knowing how they fit or look on a real person happens all too often. So we have compiled a Dickies Pant fit guide so you can be sure when you buy, how they sit on the body and how to style them. First up… a bit of history about the brand. Dickies workwear is renowned for its performance, comfort and durability. The company was started back in 1922 by C.N. Williamson and E.E. Dickie in... Read More
The Undercroft of the Southbank Centre has been the heart of London Skateboarding for the past 40 years. With a constant battle between the building’s owners and skateboarders, we’re delving into a bit of history about the famous skatepark. The undercroft skateboarding area was an unused space appropriated as a cultural and recreational facility within the South Bank complex that has been used consistently for the last 40 years. Skateboarders initially adopted the area but it quickly became used my BMXers, inline skaters, graffiti artists and many other creatives like street... Read More
No Friday the 13th would be complete without some freaky goodness, and this month we have the pleasure to introduce the Obey x Misfits capsule collection; a collaboration that seamlessly fuses the iconic images of Shepard Fairey with the punk aesthetic of the Misfits. “The Misfits are a punk rock revelation and a band that has mesmerised me from my first introduction to them in 1985. The Misfit art is pure alchemy genius and the best example of remixing marginal subculture imagery into a cohesive cult brand in history. From... Read More
Vans, the original action sports and apparel brand, unites with iconic hip-hop collective, A Tribe Called Quest to unveil an exclusive footwear collection that sees a true creative homage come to life. Launch date: Friday 6th April @ 8AM Vans is paying tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s contributions to music and pop culture with a selection of sneakers that memorialise the group’s iconic album artwork and vibrant song lyrics. The collection (made in partnership with Sony’s The Thread Shop) features a number of Vans staples, including the classic silhouettes:... Read More
Vans are no stranger to collaborations, just this year we’ve seen them join forces with Thrasher, Peanuts and most recently The North Face; but this holiday season we see them partner up with Spitfire to produce a skate heavy collaboration. This capsule see’s an iconic silhouette and a newer shoe revamped and remade for the skaters of today, with a heavy concentration on both brands stories and the Spitfire Flame head logo soaking the shoes in street goodness. The iconic Slip-On is given the pro treatment, with the addition of... Read More
As a follow up to Summer’s The Merchandise, the latest 40-minute full skate vid from Palace has dropped. Palasonic, featuring the likes of Blondey McCoy (keep an eye out for his taxi collision), and other Palace heads including Lucien Clarke and Jamal Smith, the lo-fi film has released alongside the opening of the Palace skate-park Mwadlands. Watch the video below — you can also check out our range of Palace bits here.
With the days turning colder and the nights drawing ever closer, it can only mean one thing… Winter is slowly creeping up on us and that means it’s time to layer up. This year we’ve seen a great choice of coats and jackets be released by some of our favourite brands, so here are some of our best picks and what we think you should be reppin’ this season. The Nike SB Everett Fleece Hoodie is right on trend for this season with its fleece outer, reflective chest pocket and... Read More
To celebrate 15 years of the Nike SB Dunk, the street giants have made a series of Dunk Hi’s, re-tuned and refined from their twin Dunk lows that were released in 2002. The fourth instalment see’s the Dunk Hi Supa step forward, a New York city inspired colourway from Danny Supa himself. This ‘retro’ release is sure to be a hit with fans and collectors of the Nike SB Dunk’s. With a ‘Safety Orange/Hyper Blue’ colour way, this shoe was inspired by Danny Supa’s hometown and favourite teams. A crisp... Read More
Santa Cruz have been around for as long as we can remember, producing some of the best skate accessories and decks around. This year sees something unique from the skate giants; a collab with the Garbage Pail Kids. The nostalgic collection features a range of wholly unique decks, featuring the iconic ‘Adam Bomb’ kid, but theres a catch… Every deck is blind bagged and your chosen board will range in rarity, meaning no one knows what you’re getting, not even us! The ‘Earth Implodingly Rare’ decks feature one of a kind custom art from the... Read More
Here at Natterjacks our roots run deep with support for the more independent companies, and they don’t come much better than WKND Skateboards; a brand born from a group of friends who saw the gap in the market for quality, luxury looking skate hardware and clothing. The crew of friends, known as the ‘Weekendtage’, began their journey creating and editing weekly skate montage videos which were eventually featured on The Berrics. As a smaller skate company, the guys from WKND know what it’s like to start small and grow. The... Read More
At the beginning of the year there was gossip about a possible collaboration between the skate giants Thrasher and the shoe kings Vans… But it’s no longer just whispers and a release date for the 29th July has been announced. Vans and Thrasher are both notorious in the skate game: Vans due to their durable and hardy footwear and Thrasher because of their knowledge in the skate industry, so it was no surprise when the two forces announced they would be teaming up to drop would could possibly be the hottest... Read More
They always say you shouldn’t have favourites, but we can’t help it. As an independent company ourselves, we have always appreciated the smaller brands that strive to produce the best quality goods and they don’t come much better than those involved in the skate scene… So here are our top 5 favourite skate brands. Polar Skate Co. Hailing from Malmo in Sweden, Polar was the brain child of professional skater Pontus Alv. Bored of the corporate stylings of the modern skate brands, he decided it was time to take matters... Read More
On Wednesday we tagged along to the ‘MADE: Chapter 2’ premier to check out the latest offering from Emerica’s video crew. If we were unsure as to the exact location of the cinema beforehand, the sea of skaters with boards and beers outside the venue was clue enough that we were in the right place. With everyone excited to see what the likes of Justin Figueroa, Jerry Hsu (check his exclusive MADE shoe line) and old school legend Andrew Reynolds had to offer in this successor to the first MADE video.... Read More
Nike SB have teamed up with Michigan skate store Premier to make a shoe inspired by the swimming patterns of wild salmon. The shoe is a Dunk and commemorates the Grand Rapids skate spot and salmon pass that co-exist with one another in Michigan. These Dunks have an exotic atomic pink marbling inspired by the salmon, as well as a reflective fish scale Nike swoosh and is finished with a custom logo on the back. Click here or any of the images below to see the collaboration.
It’s something we’ve known about for quite a while, but now we finally have a sneak peak of the adidas originals x Palace winter 2015 collection and it looks sick. This is a follow up to the Spring/Summer collab which produced some really innovative football and skate inspired pieces and this drop looks set to be as exciting. The release date for the apparel and accessories is midnight on the 24th of October which just so happens to be this Saturday. Watch this space!
I am sure you do not need me to tell you how popular any Adidas x Palace product is right?! Well, when it comes to footwear things get even better! What you see below is a wonderful collection of unique kicks that look absolutely spot on. Please not that these are very unique and they are limited to STRICTLY 1 pair per customer as we have to do all we can to ensure each and every one of you fine folks get a pair of these wonderful sneakers. RELEASED 00:01hrs SATURDAY 16th... Read More