We ran into Erin and Mike T at the fish spot up the street. You’re looking at the design geniuses behind Obey Clothing (women’s and men’s, respectively). I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. These two might very well be the absolute best at what they do. Ben, on the other hand, is not the best at doing the moonwalk.
Roby Jeffers has regularly checked in on us ever since he was at the Stussy / Nike SB nexus years ago.. he was the first dude to lace me with Dunks back at the turn of the millenium.. those black griptapes.. and gave Ben and I some of our first real industry advice at a Chipotle lunch in 2003. And now he and Richard Mulder are at it with Heel Bruise, their brand that’s taking it back to what’s most important: having fun, being personal, and quality design.