As a non-skater I’ve always been fascinated by core skate brands, and their relatively unflashy approach to clothing and accessories. From the huge institutions of DC and Etnies that I grew up with, to relatively smaller brands such as Fourstar and KR3W, I’ve always admired how these brands just get on with things. No flashy lookbooks, or distracting hype – just good product, executed well and normally worn by actual skaters who actually skateboard in the clothes.
Fourstar Clothing are a brand that I have quite a soft spot for, having picked up their awesome Black Flag rip tee many moons ago when I first started working here at Urban Industry. On top of these decent graphic tees and Starter branded snapback caps, Fourstar also produce a quality line of cut & sew. Some of the shirting and outerwear on offer as part of the Fourstar Fall 2012 collection is quite impressive. The Anderson Jacket (pictured top right) in particular stands out for me. Not only is this jacket water and wind resistant, it also has Polyfill for warmth and an acetate lining. This is a pretty safe bet for that essential Fall jacket, in my humble opinion.
The Fourstar Trujillo Crew Sweatshirt in camo is another safe pick for the colder months ahead. Ideal for layering, this mid-weight camo crewneck is another good example of the type of progressive stuff being done by the guys over at Fourstar. There’s also a great range of plaid flannel shirts on offer for Fall 12 as well as dressier options such as the Carrol Woven Shirt in two colourways.
In a week where we’ve seen some huge hype brands roll on to UK shores, it’s good to also keep an eye on some of the quieter, lesser shouted about brands such as Fourstar. Support an independent skateboarding company and check out their AW12 range on offer at Urban Industry: HERE