-- Robin Fleming
Gearing up to get down
Even if you don't leave the house, you can still rep your favorite skate brands lounging around the house.
Clockwise from left: The Hundreds bomb pillow (www.thehundreds.com), Guy Mariano Bobblehead board pillow (www.theboardpillow.com), Poler Stuff kid's knapsack (www.polerstuff.com), Sean Malto's board pillow (www.theboardpillow.com), Huf Granite sweatpants (www.hufworldwide.com), Creature Skateboards logo sweatpants (www.creatureskateboards.com), Chris Cole board pillow (www.theboardpillow.com).
If black and a subtle touch of red is your thing, you've got a wide range of choices from brands ranging from Sk8 Mafia to Levi's. And if grabs are your thing, don't forget your Bones Rib Bones.
Clockwise from left: Levi's skateboard collection jacket (www.levi.com), Alien Workshop Haring Sk8erboi pullover (www.alienworkshop.com), Fourstar Smile Now snapback hat (www.fourstarclothing.com), IVI Giving sunglasses (www.ivivision.com), Element Skateboards Camden backpack (www.elementbrand.com), Stance Shorewood socks (www.stance.com), Lakai Limited Footwear Camby shoe (www.lakai.com), Spitfire Wheels AVE 53mm F1 Street Burner (www.spitfirewheels.com), Sk8 Mafia Skateboards logo deck (www.sk8mafia4life.com), Sol Republic Ellington Tracks headphones (www.solrepublic.com), Bones Rib Bones (www.skateone.com), Bones Swiss bearings (www.skateone.com), Lakai Limited Footwear keychain (www.lakai.com).
That's not a Duran Duran record cover, it's a Cory Kennedy deck from Girl Skateboards. And that's not a Life's A Beach T-shirt, it's a Heroin Skateboards tee. But we can't deny that '80s influence.
Clockwise from left: Heroin Skateboards Roadshark T-shirt (www.heroinskateboarding.com), Girl Skateboards OHG's Camper 5-panel hat (www.girlskateboards.com), Oakley Breadbox sunglasses (www.oakley.com), Lakai Limited Footwear air freshener (www.lakai.com), 3D Skateboards Four Wheel Process 52 mm wheels (www.3dskateboardco.com), Shake Junt Stretch logo crew sweatshirt (www.shakejunt.com), Huf Southern shoe (www.hufworldwide.com), Girl Skateboards Cory Kennedy Super Girl deck (www.girlskateboards.com), Thunder Trucks Space-Dust Hollow Lights (www.thundertrucks.com), Krux Lipslide wax (www.kruxtrucks.com), Anti-Hero Skateboards Hero T-shirt (www.antiheroskateboards.com), Maple XO bottle opener (www.maplexo.com), Stance Galactacat sock (www.stance.com).
If leopard print duffel bags or the latest offerings from Vans and Anthony Van Engelen are your thing, it's time to start petitioning Santa Claus for the following.
Clockwise from left: Poler Lasso Snapback hat (www.polerstuff.com), Krew Axis jacket (www.k3wdenim.com), Beats By Dre Ur Beats headphones (www.beatsbydre.com), Volcom Petition leather belt (www.volcom.com), Fourstar High-Speed duffel bag (www.fourstarclothing.com), The Hundreds Class scarf (www.thehundreds.com), Alien Workshop Gilbert Crockett Archival deck (www.alienworkshop.com), Arnette Slickster sunglasses (www.arnette.com), Stance socks (www.stance.com), Vans AV Native American Low (www.vans.com), Alien Workshop 53mm wheels (www.alienworkshop.com), Independent 139 Koston 2 Forged Hollow Polished Stage 10.5 (www.independenttrucks.com), Fourstar Deconstructed Pirate keychain (www.fourstarclothing.com).
For the reissued skate deck collector on your holiday list, brands such as Santa Cruz, Powell-Peralta and Flip offer up skate decks that harken back to the glory days of the '70s and '80s.
Left to right: Santa Cruz Skateboards "The First Red Cruzer" 40th anniversary deck (www.santacruzskateboards.com), Bones Brigade Rodney Mullen "Chess" reissue deck (www.skateone.com), Bones Brigade Tony Hawk "Skull" reissue deck (www.skateone.com), Bones Brigade Steve Caballero "Dragon" reissue deck (www.skateone.com), Flip Skateboards Mountain "Vato Skull" deck (www.flipskateboards.com).
Stay warm this winter with tie-dye sweatshirts from Happy Hour, or the latest winter offerings from Volcom. And if you need new kicks, Adidas and Dennis Busenitz have you covered.
Clockwise from left: Oakley Johnston woven shirt (www.oakley.com), Pig Wheels skate tool (www.pigwheels.com), Pig Wheels Daniel Lutheran 52 mm wheels (www.pigwheels.com), Skate Mental Skateboards Motta Horse Abduction deck (www.skatemental.com), Alien Workshop mousepad (www.alienworkshop.com), Volcom Dormatizer jacket (www.volcom.com), Lakai Limited Footwear Stealth 5-Panel hat (www.lakai.com), Knox 1 1/4" hardware (www.knoxhardwaremfg.com), Independent Truck Company Eric Dressen t-shirt by Lance Mountain (www.independenttrucks.com), Deathwish Skateboards Great Death Rasta Wallet, Deathwish Skateboards Gang Logo Raglan, Adidas Busenitz ADV, Happy Hour Mr. Pineapple Stay Cool hoodie (www.happyhourshades.com), Habitat Skateboards Angler socks (www.habitatbrand.com).
For the abstract skate artist on your wish list, Toy Machine's Ed Templeton is still pushing the envelope on original deck design, not to mention Stance's evolving sock line and Stefan Janoski's latest kicks from Nike.
Clockwise from left: Altamont Novel 3 jacket (www.altamontapparel.com), Pig wax (www.pigwheels.com), Bro Style Patriot Stripe Cap, Levi's Work pant (www.levi.com), Nixon Baja watch (www.nixon.com), Stance Kid Creature socks (www.stance.com), Pig Wheels Louie Barletta 50 mm wheels (www.pigwheels.com), Habitat Skateboards Insect Diversity T-shirt (www.habitatbrand.com), Toy Machine Skateboards Ed Templeton Yuk Yuk deck (www.toymachine.com), Nike Stefan Janoski Desert/Blue Digi Floral Camo (www.nikesb.com).
Iconic artwork from Keith Haring and now-classic logos from Mark Gonzales' Krooked brand and Chocolate Skateboards make great stocking stuffers this holiday season. But that's not all there is to offer.
Clockwise from left: 3D Skateboards Magenta socks (www.3dskateboardco.com), Deathwish Skateboards Passion 52mm wheels (www.bakerboysdist.com), Krooked Skateboards Eyes Logo t-shirt (www.krookedskateboarding.com), Pig rails (www.pigwheels.com), Creature Skateboards Doom wax (www.creatureskateboards.com), Supra Icon crew grey (www.suprafootwear.com), Poler Trail Boss beanie (www.polerstuff.com), Thunder Truck Wair Theory 2 Light (www.thundertrucks.com), Chocolate Skateboards Berle Hype Chunk deck (www.chocolateskateboards.com), Alien Workshop skate tool (www.alienworkshop.com), Oakley Crystal Frogskins (www.oakley.com), Adidas Gonz Pros (www.adidas.com), Enjoi Skateboards Kitty Repeater belt (www.enjoico.com), Alien Workshop Haring Angel Baby T-shirt (www.alienworkshop.com), Huf Memphis coin pouch (www.hufworldwide.com).
Skate style isn't just for the guys. Brands such as Etnies, Maple and Stance aim to please the skater girl on your holiday wish list.
Clockwise from left: Vans Restrained web belt (www.vans.com), Volcom Stix jeans (www.volcom.com), Oakley Frogskins LX sunglasses (www.oakley.com), Volcom Raglan T-shirt (www.volcom.com), Nixon Monopoly watch (www.nixon.com), Vans Lightening Chambray Button-Down shirt (www.vans.com), Element Skateboards Shooting Star gloves (www.elementbrand.com), Hoopla Skateboards Cruiser complete (www.hooplaskateboards.com), Etnies Sendix D Mid sneaker (www.etnies.com), Stance Wine socks (www.stanceshop.com), Maple XO earrings and bangles (www.maplexo.com), Neff Daily Sparkle beanie (www.neffheadwear.com).
For the aspiring pool shark or classic vert ripper on your holiday wish list, Santa Cruz, Converse and Jason Jessee can steer you in the right direction.
Clockwise from left: Bern Macon Thin Shell helmet (www.bernunlimited.com), Independent Truck Company Condition hooded windbreaker (www.independenttrucks.com), Skullcandy Skullcrushers headphones (www.skullcandy.com), Bones Black Rib Bones (www.bones.com), Independent Truck Company Jeff Grosso trucks (www.independenttrucks.com), Brigada sunglasses (www.brigadaeyewear.com), Powell Peralta Bowl Bomber 64mm wheels (www.powell-peralta.com), Independent Truck Company crew socks (www.independenttrucks.com), Bullet Safety Gear knee pads (www.skatebullet.com), Converse CTS Mid (www.converse.com), Santa Cruz Skateboards Jason Jessee Guadalupe deck by Jason Adams (www.santacruzskateboards.com).
Tech offerings from Emerica and Brandon Westgate, Conan the Barbarian-inspired T-shirts from Lakai or Chris Pastras rolling down the the street for Stereo -- the choice is yours.
Clockwise from left: Vans University hood (www.vans.com), Sml. Wheels Raymond Molinar 54 mm (www.smlwheels.com), Girl Skateboards Leather Patch folded beanie (www.girlskateboards.com), Stereo Skateboards Chris Pastras deck by Gabe Morford and Stereo Skateboards Jason Lee T-shirt by Gabe Morford (www.stereosoundagency.com), Chocolate Skateboards pocket knife (www.chocolateskateboards.com), Lakai Limited Footwear Conan T-shirt (lakai.com), Emerica Smash 2.0 belt (www.emerica.com), Adidas Sk Photo Logo T-shirt (www.adidas.com), Altru Apparel New York Times T-shirt (www.altruapparel.com), Emerica Westgate shoes (www.emerica.com), Cliche Skateboards Swiss Made bearings Abec 7, Cliche Skateboards Fomo iPhone 5 case and Cliche Skateboards Resume book (www.clicheskate.com), Supra book (www.suprafootwear.com).
Skate inspiration comes in many forms, from Iron Maiden record covers to classic quotes from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. And what's with that face Lizard King is making?
Clockwise from left: Arnette x Slayer Witch Doctor sunglasses (www.arnette.com), Volume 4 Listen hoodie (www.bakerboysdist.com), Hopps Music Makers skateboard (www.hoppsskateboards.com), Beats Solo On-Ear headphones (www.beatsbydre.com), Huf Ratchet crew (www.hufworldwide.com), Chocolate Skateboards Easy-E snapback hat (www.chocolateskateboards.com), Altamont Director Raglan (www.altamontapparel.com), Vans Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro Hosoi (www.vans.com), Plan B Skateboards Pat Duffy 53 mm wheels (www.planbskateboards.com), Kr3w Queen T-shirt (www.kr3wdenim.com), Enjoi Skateboards Dosen't Fit iPhone 5 case (www.enjoico.com), Supra Bolt crew socks (www.suprafootwear.com), Volume 4 Planetary Caravan T-shirt (www.bakerboysdist.com).
What would the holidays be without the latest signature pro deck from Nyjah Huston and Element Skateboards? And if you need one more stocking stuffer, Crailtap now makes umbrellas.
Clockwise from left: Levi's Crew sweatshirt (www.levi.com), Huf Shadow Plaid flannel shirt (www.hufworldwide.com), Pig wax (www.pigwheels.com), Happy Hour sunglasses (www.happyhourshades.com), Crailtap umbrella (www.crailtap.com), Huf Fulton chino pant (www.hufworldwide.com), Element Skateboards 53 mm wheel (www.elementbrand.com), Nixon x Mizu 27 Oz. water bottle (www.nixon.com), Supra Jim Greco Hammer shoes (www.www.suprafootwear.com), Element Skateboards x Diamond Nyjah Huston deck (www.elementbrand.com), Deathwish Skateboards Gollum ring belt (www.bakerboysdist.com), Stance Ureka socks (www.stanceshop.com), Sk8 Mafia Skateboards x Sweet Skateboards "Sweet Mafia" DVD (www.sk8mafia4life.com), Alien Workshop OG Camo t-shirt (www.alienworkshop.com), Sol Republic Jaks In-Ear headphones (www.solrepublic.com).
The long-awaited Plan B video didn't make it in time for the holiday season, but the brand continues to offer the latest pro decks from icons such as Ryan Sheckler. And for those cold sessions at the skatepark, Shake Junt has new gloves to offer.
Clockwise from left: Arnette Witch Doctor sunglasses (www.arnette.com), Sol Republic Lizard King Tracks headphones (www.solrepublic.com), The Hundreds Raidor Anorak jacket (www.thehundreds.com), Nixon Simon snapback (www.nixon.com), Shake Junt Andrew Reynolds bolts (www.shakejunt.com), Pig Wheels skate tool (www.www.pigwheels.com), Bones Speed Cream (www.bones.com), Volume 4 We Sold Our Soles socks (www.bakerboysdist.com), Shake Junt Two-Times T-shirt (www.shakejunt.com), Sml. Wheels Coffee Cruiser 54 mm wheels (www.smlwheels.com), Chocolate Skateboards Big Chunk wallet (www.chocolateskateboards.com), Plan B Skateboards Sheckler P2 deck (www.www.planbskateboards.com), Emerica the Provost shoe (www.emerica.com), Shake Junt gloves (www.shakejunt.com).
Decorate your refrigerator in style with mini-deck magnets, and for those rough curbs and rails, don't leave home without your Sk8 Mafia butter-shaped wax. Both make excellent stocking stuffers.
Clockwise from left: Real Skateboards Justin Brock Chicken and Waffles deck (www.realskateboards.com), Fourstar Anderson jacket (www.fourstarclothing.com), Pig rails (www.pigwheels.com), Sk8 Mafia butter wax (www.sk8mafia4life.com), Bro Style Home Team beanie (www.brostylestuff.com), Oakley Frogskins LX Navy w/ Chrome (www.oakley.com), Altamont Foul Ball Henley (www.altamontapparel.com), Stance Milo sock (www.stance.com), Sml. Wheels Morgan Smith 51 mm and Small Wheels coffee mug (www.smlwheels.com), Huf Sutter Navy Polka Dot shoe (www.hufworldwide.com), Hopps Build and Destroy t-shirt (www.hoppsskateboards.com), Knox 7/8" hardware (www.knoxhardwaremfg.com), Venture V-Hollow P-Rod trucks (www.venturetrucks.net), Deck-Stool Mini-Deck magnets (www.deckstool.com).
Marty McFly has nothing on the latest deck from Bryan Herman and Baker. Get to your local skate shop before the holiday lines get too long.
Clockwise from left: Loud Classic headphones (www.loudheadphones.com), Levi's 511 Skateboard Collection jeans (www.levi.com), Spitfire Big Head hoodie (www.spitfirewheels.com), Happy Hour Jon Dickson sunglasses and Happy Hour pins (www.happyhourshades.com), Poler Stuff Camp Vibes water bottle (www.polerstuff.com), Chrome Navy ORP backpack (www.chromeindustries.com), Bro Style socks (www.brostylestuff.com), Emerica Herman G6 shoes (www.emerica.com), Baker Skateboards Bryan to the Herman deck (www.bakerskateboards.com), Bones Waisted Rat belt (www.bones.com), Spitfire Frank Gerwer 52 mm wheels ((www.spitfirewheels.com), Knox 1" hardware (www.knoxhardwaremfg.com), Happy Hour Caution! T-shirt (www.happyhourshades.com).
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-- Robin Fleming