Monday, August 24, 2015
Christian Hosoi #4.
It's back to old school fashion week.
Reader Andrew requested I scan some stuff from clothing companies that sponsored skateboarders in the late 1980s. The idea was to look at some of the bigger brand name companies that weren't necessarily part of the core industry who gave it the college try of getting into skateboarding. I figure with school starting back up all across the country right now that this is a good time to get some new clothes.
Jimmy Z was started by surfer Jimmy "Z" Ganzer in 1984. Ganzer was an important figure in surfing in the 1960s and was an assistant art director for the magazine Surf Guide. He came up with a side mounted Velcro waistband for shorts and the company took off from there. The team included Christian Hosoi, Scott Oster, Tommy Guerrero, and many more. Jimmy Z is still around today and sponsors Steve Caballero, Sean Goff, Eddie Elguera, and few more.
Props to the Skateboard Mag for having Leticia Bufoni on the cover of Issue 139. She's boardsliding a big handrail. They did a special series of eight different covers for the eight skaters who are filming video parts for the Mag and/or the Berrics. I got a fully padded Ben Raybourn doing an Andrecht at Chicken's. They also have started to dabble in adding words to go with the pictures and feature short interviews with the people who are participating in the project.
Warren Bolster took the photo.
Transworld - October 1988 Volume 6 Number 5