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DTLA | A BRIEF HISTORY

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DTLA | A BRIEF HISTORY

  [NOTE: This article is an introductory overview of a more in-depth series on the influencers, events, and locations that shaped the skate movement of downtown-Los Angeles proper.  Each Friday morning, we will release a new article in this 10 part series.]   DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES SKATE HISTORY 101 For a century, The western front of the San Gabriel Mountains guarded Hollywood’s purity; and force-funneled the nation’s railroads into a central endpoint (what built-up to the original city-center of “downtown” Los Angeles).   Yet sometime around the mid-1970s, the eastern ridge of the range revolted.  At its basin-- a largely untapped vast,...

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THE SNAPBACK HYPE

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THE SNAPBACK HYPE

THE SNAPBACK HYPE  SNAPBACK baseball caps could arguably be called the core of streetwear.  When young brands pool their resources together to get started, their first drop almost always includes at least one run of branded snapbacks.  Despite their longstanding position at the heart of streetwear across the nation, their popularity seems to be at an all-time high.   HYPEIST could partially be thanked for that.  HYPEIST takes in-demand, limited release products and hides them in various spots.  Call it “a grown-up scavenger hunt for streetwear aficionados”.  Perhaps one of the HYPEIST hunts with the most fanfare was its LIFE OF...

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