Thrasher magazine has been keeping us up to date with what’s going on in skateboarding since 1981. Even if during the 80’s there was the occasional snowboarder or some sort of strange flying Hosoi image on the front cover, they have always been the coolest magazine, and are behind the majority of all things good in skateboarding. With all their different online segments like: Skateline, Hall of Meat, Firing Lines and King of the Road, they have fully taken over skateboarding and we are confident in saying that we do not think there is a single skateboarder out there who does not like Thrasher magazine!
Thrasher, as you may already be aware, are behind the SOTY or Skater of the Year awards and it has been won by some incredible people over the years: John Cardiel, Tony Hawk, Eric Koston and Ishod Wair to name a few, however today has seen the announcement that this year’s winner is none other than Vans & Independent pro Anthony “AVE” Van Engelen. With his section in Vans Propeller and his obvious love of skateboarding, he has shown us what skateboarding is all about and for that; he is a much deserved winner.
With the lime light firmly on Thrasher, the impact that that the brand has had outside of its content based websites and publications continues to loom large and with the new Holiday 15 range having now dropped, the inclusion of some new key graphics and reworks add to an already extensive and exciting offering from the classically simple logo based brand.
Key lines from this collection include the Skategoat Hooded Coach Jacket with its polyester shell, fleece lining and underarm ventilation, the Blackout collection which spans both t-shirts and hoods and applies simple filled skategoat graphics to black based garments, the circuit collection which is new for Holiday 15 and promotes a new age rework of some of Thrashers infamous branding and one of our personal favourites, the Venice collection which shows N.W.A’s Easy-E kicking it with a gang of LA skateboarders at Venice Pavillion. Captured by Cesario Block Montano back in the late 1980's, this image although a step away from Thrashers usual execution, is a classic depiction of unity, something that Thrasher and skateboarding alike strive to promote.
A number of colourful accessories play there part in creating a fittingly autumnal pallet, with a range of Embroidered Logo beanie’s and new colour Rope Snapback caps ensuring that Thrasher have all angles covered in this injection.