Skateboard apparel has had its hits and misses throughout the years but in 2010 the focus by many companies has been on making quality fashion wear that is more than likely to cross over onto the back of your best mate who doesn’t actually ride a plank. Etnies are ahead of the ride on the quality stakes this year and this LA woven shirt is proof in the pudding.
This shirt is part of a new Ryan Sheckler collection for winter 2010 and love or dislike him Shecks has come up trumps with this one in his own black colourway. Made from 100% cotton throughout, this long sleeve feels fitted unlike most skate shirts that can just hang off your body and feels unlike your average skate wear. It also has no over branding and yes, I know we go on about it a lot but no one in this day and age loves to be a walking billboard for any brand – the LA comes straight out of the bag with a tiny Etnies logo on the tip of the single chest pocket and that is it.
This is comfortable, stylish and a must have next time you crave something a little different to the standard skateboard attire flannel shirt at a cost of roughly £45 in your local skate shop. If you are looking for a winter jacket to go with this we recommend the Kalmer also by Etnies.