Sunday, July 17, 2022

Lucien on DC and Summer Dressing. July 17, 2022. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Templeton Elliott, Mike Munzenrider, and Jason From Frozen In Carbonite talk about the latest big shoe news and get into summer dressing. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

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etnies welcomes Julien Lewis
DC welcomes Lucien Clarke
Lucien Clarke's DC bio
Lucien Clarke in This Time Tomorrow
LV Launches skate shoe with Lucien Clarke
Mike's Vice article about shorts
James Craig in Rodney vs. Daewon Round 2
Rodrigo TX in Give Me My Money Chico
Quiksilver bankruptcy filing (pdf)
Fucking Awesome zip-off jeans

This week, Mike is stoked on the midnight sun in Iceland, spots near playgrounds, and The French Dispatch.
Templeton is stoked on star jasmine and the Antihero Ad Archive


Thibaut said...

I have this theory that shorts and shirtless skateboarding is only acceptable when it is in a context of a spot where you can post the whole day and chill. Thus, shirtless plazza footage makes sense Pulaski, le Dome, Stalin...On the other hand, you cannot skate a cellar door wearing shorts or some very urban obstacle. That's a no no.
Although all the youngsters in Strobeck's videos seem to make a point to skate shirtless in non appropriate locations.
As far as short shorts, aka le Puig, aka ping pong shorts, i would trace back their origins to the life style of young euro thugs often sporting the shorts of their favorite football team. Thus, it always seems odd to me when some american or australian skater is rocking them. The epitome of that would be Chad Dixon displaying his fragile lower limbs in that Creep part. Random exemple, i concede.

Justin said...

Didn't Rob Dyrdek's MTV popularity help move a lot of DCs when the brand was fading in popularity in general skateboarding? Everybody was trying to be cool and look like a skater with those DCs with the big letters on the side.

Shorts throw me off. It's too confusing looking down and seeing board, shoes, socks, legs, and shorts. I usually save a ratty pair of jeans with holes in them that are starting to get thin as summer skate wear. I actually can focus past the legs to skate in shorts if it is too hot, but I'd prefer not to. I'm perplexed how we used to skate in shorts as teenagers.

I buy a pair once every year or two from American Eagle at the mall here. They didn't have any colors I liked this spring so I ventured onto the internet and wound up with a pair of RVCA shorts. They are actually pretty nice. I remember how bad the sizing and styles were for skateboard shorts in the late 90s so I abandoned that part of the industry. Skate fashion sure has gotten a lot better.

I stick to light colored t-shirts. I bought a three pack of white tees to bring back mid 90s fashion. That's about it. I'm always cold either due to the weather or air conditioning so the heat doesn't bug me.