people perusing the old shop over the years found amusing the lack of
uniformity to the sidestripe of original old skools & sk8-hi. I
admit, some manifestations are laughable but I thought they were missing
the point. in our opinion it is the arbitrary nature of elements
wherein the beauty lies. the indicator of handmade craftsmanship.
the sidestripe is inspired by PVDs liking to the exhaust
shape of the 1967 shelby cobra but for me conjures thoughts of a wave
or ones flowing line through a bowl. but not every wave or line is the
same. some waves have a higher crest. some lines a steeper tranny. after
all it was originally known as the jazz stripe. is it not the nature of
jazz to be polyrhythmic & improvised?
the imperfections which make a thing perfect. but the modern
sidestripes seem to have lost their kink, that freestyle, that jazz.
constrained to template uniformity. observe the flow of this original #style36 factory footage & 1 of tony hallams thrashed efforts & then it is up to you to....
.... or red?
vintage vans style #36 old skool
made in usa circa 1992