Monday, October 7, 2013
Eight Ball & Droors.
It's a somewhat haphazard look at skateboard clothing companies from the early 1990s for the week.
Ken Block started Eightball Clothing in 1991. The name soon changed to Droors. Block partnered with Damon Way, Danny's brother, and soon launched a footwear line. This little shoe company came to be known as DC, which was an abbreviation for Droors Clothing. It wasn't named after team riders Danny Way and Colin McKay, as was the popular rumor. Droors was around for most of the 1990s. They specialized in technical athletic garments that firmly landed on the fresh side of scale. Droors was under the DC umbrella until the brand was sold to Dwindle in 1998. The clothing company lasted until 2002.
On an unrelated topic, Fred Smith's Loud Ones have some new music coming out on Beer City Skateboards & Records. They recorded a new full length album that will be released on CD sometime this year and on vinyl in 2014 for Record Store Day. There's also going to be Fred Smith Loud One deck on 1031.
Eight Ball: Transworld - March 1992 Volume 10 Number 3
Droors: Transworld - June 1992 Volume 10 Number 6