The attitude. Not the clothing.
  1. Gerry Lopez
    ... to prove my point.
  2. My mentor, Alyasha Owerka-Moore
    Always 10 years ahead of the game.
  3. Snoop then, not now
    White swap meet snapback, creased khakis, stiff Dickies or Carhartt jacket. I always loved how Snoop framed oversized workwear.
  4. Gwen Stefani then, not now
    Like this.
  5. ...or like this.
  6. Sofia Coppola and Kim Gordon then, still kinda now
    X-Girl days
  7. Mark Gonzales
  8. Zapatistas
  9. Daria Werbowy
    So hard to choose just one picture.
  10. Chuco
    The godfather. RIP.
  11. Marc Johnson
    The Gene Kelly of skate.
  12. The Beastie Boys
    This photo could have been shot today.
  13. Again, The Beastie Boys
    I actually thought the Beasties always dressed a little left of trend, which made them feel off-key as far as fashion and labels, but unique in their own right. I borrowed specific elements from their aesthetic, which seemed itself derived from all corners of youth subculture in the '90s.
  14. Winds of Change
    An old Arizona hardcore outfit. Through the decades, the hardcore scene has embodied different intonations depending on zip code. I've accepted them all, whether it's East Coast varsity or San Diego rockabilly. Although not from Orange County, this look is reminiscent of Huntington Beach's surf / Straight Edge intersection.
  15. Smokie
    I rode as close to this as possible for my teenage years. The navys and greys rang of classic SoCal workwear. No visible branding, more about the cuts. Flat and simple and I liked moving between underground channels this way.
  16. Johnny Cash
    All black everything.
  17. Eric Ricks, early-'90s
    The good ol' days, when skaters and housers were indistinguishable. Yarn-dyed stripes, baggy pants, small wheels, a rainbow of colors.
  18. Watts youth, 1966
    From the LIFE pictorial. How cool.
  19. Skinheads
    The proletariat uniform is tailored, distinct, and smart.
  20. River Phoenix
  21. Me and my friends in high school.
    I'll never grow up.