Dapper Dude to Street Rat
Words by Billy George
Photos by Arch Drakos
Sometimes, you got to abandon your usual look and go with the flow. What's that term that is always thrown in your face? "Variety is the spice of life". Yeah. That's the one. Well, this is definitely one of those.
The jeans were a bit of my own creation. I have had them in my closet forever and just never wore them. Buttttttt, they were a lot more whole than you see them now. Or should I say, "hole". I decided to get scissor happy and just play with tears to distress the hell out of them! I kind of like them!
Skateboarding, though; I spent a huge portion of my high school years on a piece of wood with 4 wheels. Every waking moment was dedicated to mastering some new trick that I had to get down.
I think in everything that I do now, a bit of the confidence and blaze attitude you get from skateboarding has rubbed off on me in a positive way. To me, it was about the freedom of it all. I would get on my board and just skate. The rest of the world just slipped away from my mind.
After many years of skating, university came along and I got way too involved with just letting go and having a blast with new found friends and concentrating on my studies that I slowly let it slipped. To this day, it's one of my biggest regrets. I still wish I never gave it up but it is what it is.
It would have been awesome if social media was around then! All we had was dial-up internet and crappy online games.
What I Wore:
Santa Cruz Tee