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147 Responses to “Jeph Howard, Brett Dasovic, Chris Farmer: SWEATPANTS”
This edit was a real treat to watch lol. Seeing Farmer wear that style just brings back those memories. You know Farmer might just be skating and having fun now a days but he has to know he had such an impact on skating, back in the 2000′s everybody wanted his style. He was my Pro skater I looked up to for new tricks and techniques. The baggy style is the way I remember him.
God Damn thank god they will never where those clothes again with there stiff ugly ass tricks lmao go back to doing ur stiff fukin tricks with your tight mandies pants and leave the gangsta juice clothes to niggas with bend and some style u fucking tree motherfuckers. Those clothes dont take away from ur ugly tricks once stiff always stiff rofl GDOG SKEZZZZZ IN DA HOUSE
i would definatelly buy a video in which you guys wear these clothes again…but…you forgot the main difference between the old days and today…today the upcoming videos are all that artistshit & stuff, its only about the filming, not the skater, back in the days there were sections like leading the blind – chris haffey, where every single trick was a hammer…there was no cheap lineskating with a soul and then another simple trick like it is today so often…but in this vid it was of course not only like that, it wasnt a section either, so thanks alot for that pleasure, esp farmer. sorry but i dont like girlpants and that stuff..the old way is a bit too crazy but sth in between would be nice. but everyone should wear his own style, whatever…I prefer the hiphop way…btw it was very nice how you picked out the music, there were many memories…THX ALOT 4 THAT
That edit was awesome! What there really doing is making fun of the whole obsession with what people wear while rolling. I believe Franky Morales is the most stylish roller in the world. I believe Stockwell is the best line skater in the world. Maybe its all in the pants. I like the boys to flow free and some like to keep them caged, to each his own.
clothes dnt matter to me
but nowadays if these dudes wore super xl tees and sweats forever they wuld look like poser white boys in the eyes of everyone who doesnt skate..
only hood niggas culd get away with it like montre and franky
I start skating becose i see profile with old Chris Farmer(6 years ago)and when i first time see Farmer in girl pant,i think that i end with skating…the old Farmer was legend,and I’m so very sorry that he makes fun from this..
Just wait till you kids are 30.. you’ll change your mind, trust me. I like to skate in the same clothes I would wear everyday and as you get older, you’ll realize that you look a little foolish among your peers in your baggy outfits..that’s just how it is.
Kids can get away with it, but when you’re 30 and you’re still wearing size 36 pants, you need to start evolving a little..
btw, I’m not saying wearing super tight pants is better, just commenting on the baggy thing..
chris… man… i dont know where you live or how people are there, but where ive lived i dont give a shit and people dont give a shit how me or other skaters are dressed.
and besides that, why should i care what nonskaters think about us? i dont give a shit!! all i have heard from non skaters when they watch us skate is: “WOW!” “YOU ARE GONNA BREAK YOUR LEGS YOUNG MAN!” “DO IT AGAIN!” “HEY MAN, THAT IS CRAZY!” i have NEVER heard “you people are immature/childish/stupid/ridiculous…”.
why do you skate? to amaze others? join a fukin circus then!!
and finally…that theory about evolving or growing up means getting tighter… that is just an opinion for yourself and maybe others like you. i’m 27, been skating since i was 13, i skate with people who are from 17 to 30, and each one has their own style of clothes. and the older skaters DONT go tighter. what i have concluded is that those who wanna be promoted all the time, skate for video/photo sessions only, and copy the skating from the pros also tend to copy their clothes, follow the trends, and go tight (and hipster like). then we all just have a laugh at them.
hahaha that was good, whoever said that they are making a mockery of rollerblading’s “golden age” is a wally, nothing will ever be golden about fiction fucking sweatpants and horrible trs. Rollerblading obviously looked best from about 97 – 00
i think rollerblading looks the best right fucking now!!
maybe a fashion trend was better suited for you back in the day and maybe their were a lot more skaters back then too, but the skating itself is absolutely boss right now. if for no other reason than that there are so many different eclectic styles. some people skate lines and some still go big, but the diversity that spurs all this nonsense is a beautiful thing. our sport has matured into something bigger than any one of us or any of our individual ideas and opinions.
You’re right, in the end it’s just a personal choice and nothing more..I appreciate the fact that there are a lot of different styles in the scene and not just one.
It’s just how I felt when I started to get older..it’s funny, I was actually not skating very much for a while and getting bored with it, and then the ‘fitted’ pants style sort of gave me new motivation to skate again..haha. It brought something new to the mix..
Oh well, everyone let their freak-flag fly..peace.
I hate to break it to you chris…fitted pants isnt something new anymore. Everyone dresses like that now, sweatpants is now the minority. I like both styles just the same, but most people look the exact same. Just like how they looked the same when everybody used to wear sweatpants. I like the diversity.
OOOOOOOoOOOOOO i just love these boys who dress like trash bags. Here in Milan people use trash bags for all sorts of super fashionable accessories like man purses and somewhere to put waste. Rollerblading fashion is obviously the most important part of skating so if you’re concerned with anything but how they dress stab yourself in the face with a rusty screwdriver. This is Joan Rivers reporting live from Milan all you queers.
Someone said it earlier. To us who have been skating 12+ yrs the whole “tight pant” thing is still a fad. I sure hope so. I liked watching Farmer in this edit just as much as I liked watching him 5+ yrs ago.
Never wore ridiculously baggy sweatpants, but they were big on me Skated those for a good 4 years. Then I tried jeans and liked those better because they were stronger and didn’t give me rug burns, and went a good 2 years with that. Finally I tried slim jeans, and love them simply because I feel like I have more power and control with them on. I don’t think there’s any advantage to skin tight jeans, and I’m not going to try that out, but maybe those have their advantages too.
It’s not all about style, there’s other reasons why people where tighter clothing. I’d say style is more of a fad if anything, rollerblading also used to be about the big tricks.
If you guys want to wear tight Pants that’s okay you can do what ever you want but don’t diss skating because of baggy clothes. Cuz when when you do that your making fun of the peole that made rollerblading the sport you love.
I’m not saying it’s the pants but farmers best sections were words and kfc 3. I’m sure dl could kill it tighties but he didn’t and his got one of the best styles in rolling. Racard, murda, vinny and Frankie was what made skating amazing. One of the most epic baggy skaters of all time is alex broskow in kfc 3.
As for tight pant skaters I feel the only one that does it good enough to make me want to buy a vid is alex broskow. It seems like now roller vid are made to look like a skate board vid. Tight pants and lines. We shouldnt try to copy this because skateboarding is harder so making a line dressed like a Jonas bro is pretty intense. But as roller we need do things differant
i bet if chris jeph nd brett wore baggy clothes all the time now so many kids would be on there dick nd start wearing baggy just do you wear what ya feel comfortable in sk8ing shouldnt be a fashion show hating on people if they wear baggy or tight pants just do you
i have those fiction baggys!!! would never dream of wearing them now purely because of the stick i would get for doing so. But if i could i would cause of the comfort, the added padding for falls lol and well i thought they were awesome at the time…
i’ve never understood jephs pants. and im my mind i just keep thinking “he still dresses like that anyway” desovic whatever wears normal sized clothes. farmer wears the paint on jeans. all of’em are good at skating….but uhhh yeah. woulda been cool to see farmers old hammers
I think any style of clothing can look sick. But what really matters is the tricks. The only thing that pisses me off about people who wear tight pants is that so many of them suddenly feel it’s fine to abandon doing difficult and dangerous tricks, and just do stylish and mediocre lines instead. Without stair gaps and drop rails our sport looks pathetic to non-bladers, and it does matter what we look to them, because we’re going to completely die out if we can’t impress an audience.
Honestly, I think big tricks look even sicker in tighter jeans, but maybe that’s because it’s such a shock to see these days. I love Farmers new style, simply because he didn’t lose his balls along with the extra material.
“Without stair gaps and drop rails our sport looks pathetic to non-bladers, and it does matter what we look to them, because weâ€™re going to completely die out if we canâ€™t impress an audience.”-mike
Farmer should have done the long clean mistrial opening to ‘Hands on the Bible’. You guys really have a big collection of old school clothes, they are really awesome especially the Mindgame jumper and the black Denial shirt, Just wear them w/ normal pants, you should sell them to me. the skating in this edit looks so much better. Its good to see that people have sense by reading most of the comments and see that people are too concerned w/ clothing sizes and what people think of them.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh SHIT OMG BEST EDIT EVERRRRRRR!!!!! its simply AMAZING seeing you guys in this stuff im not into skinny, but DAHM you guys brought skating backk to were it should be i know everyones going on about its about the skating and shit (emo) Skinyy jeans and whatever, but FUCK You guys are amazing for this one edit, THANK GOD FOR SKATING? THANK GOD FOR THIS EDIT !!!! Fuckin amazing !!!!
Fuckin amazing Guys Farmer brett is right you look like an emo wankbag cut your gay-hair and get those XXL’s rocked THROOOOOOWBACK!!! style i will never go emo or tight Baggies and gangsta tricks all the fuckin way fuck you nuthugger loving homo fucksticks
i don’t thank it so much that ppl rock tight pants is just the amount of ppl rocking tight pants there is no diversity everyone looks like clones now ppl have no style of there own about a month ago everyone was stoked on that edit from the kid from russia i think because he was wearing some baggy clothes its like a rarity nowadays
they’re all so sick its gona look good whatever they are wearing.
some of the comments above are hilarious. iv never thought wearing super baggy clothes looked good, in fact it looks ridiculous as soon as the skates come off. but whatever, its the skating that matters.
what i dont get though at all is how people can say doing lines copies skateboarding, and you either do lines or you do big stunts…what? doing a line means you have to land all your tricks consistently and it takes skill and makes everything look like it flows and that you’re comfortable on your skates. since when is that a bad thing!? and if you dont think people in tight jeans do big hammers anymore then you’re a fucking blading retard
tight pants are comfortable and in my opinion easier to skate in, I don’t believe tight pants are a fashion statement. it’s like have you ever seen anyone in the Olympics wearing baggy shit? NO because at that point it’s a performance thing
but tight or baggy just skate have fun and do some badass original shit
I wanna see broskow wear baggy pants and make a hammers edit again lol. I love how the tricks in this edit were the best I have seen of them in years. Keep it baggy if your going to keep lacing sick tricks like that.
That’s an interesting point, which works both ways.
So many people label the Valo brand as “hipsters”. I’m not saying that’s right or that’s wrong, it’s just an association that a lot of people make. I wouldn’t say there’s anything “hipster” about rollerblading.
Or a good number of years ago (circa 2003 or 2004) when Roces re-branded their image, they had the likes of Short and Dunkle, pushed the rock music and most of the rollers on the team wore “tight” trousers (comparatively speaking to the XXXL of the time). I wouldn’t say there’s anything “rock and roll” about rollerblading necessarily.
It’s made up of a large number of people with eclectic tastes (the “sport”/subculture I mean) which is what makes it so diverse. Also, our age and how we portray ourselves has a direct influence on how our younger rollers feel and perceive what the activity represents.
The closest association I’ve ever felt to a music genre was underground hip-hop. That could be Dave Paine’s VG’s and the clothing style seeping into my brain, but rollerblading shares the same sense of D.I.Y. spirit, is often overlooked and is trodden on by a bigger sister, bigger action sports that have become “mainstream” or whatever (skateboarding/BMXing) in a similar way that good, honest hip-hop acts that talk about self-worth, poverty and social rebellion can’t get a word in over it’s bigger sister, the pathetic, auto-tuned “gangster” rap that’s all down the radio about disrespecting your woman, valuing material wealth above all else and living a meaningless existence in-between getting high. So I feel that underground hip-hop and rollerblading share a lot of common elements and hence that one defies the other.
All that analysis and thought-spewing aside, we don’t need to take ourselves that seriously, myself included. Put on the clothes you feel comfy in, strap your boots on, roll, have fun, push yourself. That’s the thing which unites us all regardless of image choice and that’s what should come across in videos. Personally, I’m a XXXL guy (still) even though most of my friends wear tight jeans. On a session, clothes never really get discussed. I just love that look or style or whatever you want to call it, mainly because, for me, it feels like ours. I’m still relatively “new school” to older heads, started in 2001 and when I was rolling (where I lived anyway) the BMXers wore tight clothes, the skateboarders were beginning to tighten up their clothes and the rollerbladers wore huge clothes. It was “our” thing. Plus I adored (good, not gangster) hip-hop anyways, so it clicked and still does. I still wear a shirt and normal-sized jeans when I go drinking and shit!
I typed way too much there. Enjoy what you do. Seeing Farmer in baggies ticked my nostalgia box and put me back in the grom days, which is where the memories are fondest. I still feel good when I land a big trick in my Mindgame hoody and Fiction sweats.
Think for yourself – I will wear baggy because I think it looks better/makes skating look better. I don’t give a monkeys if tight is the ‘in’ thing. I can assert myself being myself rather than being some clone.