Aug 17, 2017 | By WGSN Insider
Jul 22, 2010
Marc Jacobs knows a thing or two about skateboarding…well, at least he knows people that know a thing or two about skateboarding. MJ has not only been employing skaters in his West Village stores for years, he has also had the pleasure of working with Wisconsin born, Minnesota/Fobia family, Shelly Zander, a skate-rat turned model, for a good part of the last decade. So, it is only natural for Marc Jacobs to continue releasing skate-related product. This season, he’s even giving back to the community a little, raising money for a Savannah, Georgia, skate park with a line of SK8 Charity graphic tees.
The “Hands” deck, ideal for display on any mantle or “deck wall”, retails for $89USD. Constructed of “skater’s choice” Canadian maple and featuring an eponymous all-over graphic on its undercarriage, the board comes pre-gripped with clear grip tape so you can, um, you know, still read the label.
Marc clearly loves the Hammers school of skateboarding, as two of his three SK8 Charity tees feature handrails, including one that cleverly requests we “Save the Rails,” while the third features a line drawing of board, a super-steep vert ramp, and the inscription “Make Skateboards Happy”.
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