What Makes a Great Skater Aesthetic?

Skateboarding kicked off in the 60s, but we have the 90s to thank for its iconic style. Characterised by its carefree apparel and anti-establishment flair, skater fashion offers a practical and casual look that pays homage to the global phenomenon. Professional skateboarders like Rodney Mullen and Tony Hawk popularised oversized graphic tees, beanies and the recognisable turn-up chinos.

The skater aesthetic might look effortless, but any style takes work. Brother2Brother‘s brands can provide you with the high quality edge you need to master your look.

High-Top Sneakers

Vans and Converse are the essential basics of skater footwear. Built for comfort, soft leather and canvas shoes offer wearers the flexibility they need for pro skateboarding. The classic high-top design has gained huge popularity with brands across the fashion world, and Palm Angel is no exception. These 100% grained leather Palm High-Top Sneakers keep it simple with the bold palm tree motif and silver branded lace eyelet.

Shorts

POLO RALPH LAUREN
Army Camo Cargo Shorts
Code: 17450-Army Camo
Now £54
HUGO
Navy Slim Fit Ferris Shorts
Code: 14401-DARK BLUE
Now £83
VERSACE
Sunglasses Print Shorts
Code: 17227- Black
Now £212

Cargo shorts are the go-to Summer skater look, but as the laid back aesthetic evolves brands are releasing a way broader selection. The latest Sunglasses Print Shorts by Versace add luxury in their production and branding without taking away from from the length or loose fit.

If you want to try a different angle, but keep your skater ensemble casual, check out Hugo‘s Navy Ferris Shorts. The slim fit compliments a smarter and more modern pairing, so keep your wardrobe fresh with quality tees and trainers.

Oversized Tops

The authentic skater graphic t-shirt is all about branding. That’s our speciality. We have a fantastic collection of graphic tees featuring unique prints, logos and branding motifs. Valentino offer a dozen tees in black cotton with dynamic designs, whilst Azat Mard stick to their paint stroke style logo on a white t-shirt and black t-shirt with white branding. Both t-shirts feature the all important crew-neck cut that defines a skater look.

For colder weather, layer a Heron Preston sweatshirt on top. This brand has purpose built accessories for skateboarding including belts and a Black/Orange Beanie.

Jackets

The Olive and Blue/Grey Overshirts from Stone Island are perfect skater jackets, both with a broad enough fit to wear a thick hoodie underneath. Consider a hoodie that’s sporting a graphic design to nail the look. Wear the jackets open and make the most of the side and chest pockets.

Whilst not obviously a skater jacket, we recommend the Chevaux Half Zip Anorak for a complete designer skater wardrobe. Embellished with Kenzo‘s Winter all over horse print, the anorak has the added advantage of keeping you dry, with all the basic skater style features – buttoned pocket, drawstring hood and oversized fit.

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