“This past weekend, Vans brought a pop up House of Vans to Manchester. Doors opened on the Deansgate venue with a gig on Friday, with Saturday’s main event hosting a variety of obstacles including a mini ramp and small street area. Other attractions included a small exhibition on the history of the SK8-HI, fantastic coffee and food stalls, an embroidery workshop and, to the delight of many a cash strapped skateboarder; free waffles.”
“Sacking off Granada Studios due to there being way too many cars, Castlefields was the next point of call with Rob Smith telling CJ that as photographer it was his job to get someone down the rail. So ensued remarks about getting Woody to throw himself down it again, he is probably sick of hearing about that day…”
Close up look at Julien Stranger’s colourway of the Vans Authentic Pro.
(Featured: Sidewalk Magazine, 24th July 2015.) Writing this introduction wasn’t particularly easy which is strange because Austyn Gillette is a skateboarder who I usually have endless amounts good things to say about. However over the course of the past few months my vocabulary towards the man with a style as smooth his namesake razor has …
At one point someone approached Chris with the request of, “my friend couldn’t make it today but he wants to know what your beard feels like so can I stroke it?” to which Chris replied, “go for it but it kind of feels like pubic hair.”
“Geoff might not have been able to attend the event but this didn’t stop the masses gathering in his and Lost Art’s name. Geoff’s influence on skateboarding as a whole is undeniable and I’m sure he would’ve been touched to see so many in attendance and despite everything he has accomplished, is “still the same guy he was when he was in Liverpool” Mackey assured me.”
Close up with Geoff Rowley’s new Vans shoe, the [SOLOS].