If you don’t know Alvvino, he’s the typical nerd snuck between bullies, with the cashmere sweater tied over his shoulders and his moped parked in front of the emergency exit. He is respected by all, good and bad people. He’s fastidiously but authentic, gruff but dandy. Alvvino is beyond good and evil, like The Little Prince, but he has sexual appetite. I met him for the first time during my wandering in Berlin, heavy rain clouds covered the sky. Alvvino’s look was perfect with his umbrella matching his jacket color. However Alvvino has not only elegance and snobbery, he’s always working on design projects, he collaborates with the best European brands, he designs important editorial exhibitions, pubblications and breath-taking art-shows. – ZAMOC
We don’t need to add anything to the Zamoc speech, it well describes Alvvino. We only want to say that he’s the designer of the Glorious t-shirt.
It all started with an idea particularly innovative system of short pants with a Velcro waist closure called EZ-IN, EZ-OUT – hence the ‘Z at the end of the name Jimmy – sold on the beaches of Malibu from the trunk of a Buick Woody.
Skaters, surfers, artists and musicians such as Steve Olson, Dave Hackett, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Eric Dressen, Natas Kaupas, Sergie Ventura, Dave Duncan, Scott Oster, Vince Klyn, J. Riddle, Jack Nicholson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ry Cooder and Phillip Dixon have contributed to the success of the brand and many of them continue to do so today. If you missed the 80s and the 90s or you were simply distracted, take a look at the online portfolio and read the interview with Jimmy on Opening Ceremony to understand what we’re talking about.
“I think the highest artistic expression is made up of ideas and states of mind, not only objects” – JIMMY GANZER
Our polyedric friend Fritz Conti of Glu Glu Club, beside having put together a great beer with BSA, is the designer of the Clash shirt for bastard. If you meet him around ask for his card with ORAZIONE a Sant’Andrea!
The second serie of The Original AJ’s Toy Boarders, skateboarding version of classic toy army men, is out now. Eight new different moves/characters, bs boardslide, switch and filmer among others. You can find the Toy Boarders at the bastard store obviously.
spizzate sto video… (roman slang for spread this video)
… And we do it.
Romantic is a video project by Michael Quigley, filmed in the winter of 2004 between Rome, Milan and Barcelona. It features the haydays of Roman skateboarders in the mid 2000s, among which Nikolai Danov and Marcin Solecki. This edit, although incomplete, is dedicated to his memory. Thanks Mike and keep up the good job.
Marco “Bauli” Lambertucci, Luca Crestani, Guido Bendotti and Mike Pireddu, just came by to say what’s up.
If you are NOW in Milan push you skateboard to Central station where these guys will party and skate on the occasion of Nike Chomp Ollie Tour!