The historical brand Jimmy’z, founded in Malibu California by Jim Ganzer in 1984, has finally arrived here at bastard store and at a small number of selected dealers in Italy.
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
Here in Europe, Giorgio Zattoni and Jocke Olsson are officially in the Z-Team … Follow them next week at the Combi Bowl Vans Pool Party!