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Bill Strobeck Interviews Ed Templeton About Sweaters

Last month, Bill Strobeck and Ed Templeton were both invited to show photos of their interpretations of sweaters alongside  David LynchGaspar Noé, and Jim Jarmusch in celebration of 40 years of agnes b’s snap cardigan design. Interview magazine took the opportunity to have Strobeck interview Templeton. Aside from documentation of a conversation between two cultural icons, this piece is noteworthy due to a gem of a story involving Anthony Pappalardo, an Italian suit, San Francisco, and Mosaic that should interest anyone visiting this site.

STROBECK: I know! It feels like she can really help artists get to the next level. Funny story … I remember me and [skater] Anthony Pappalardo took a train cross country from New York to San Francisco. It was around 2003. When we got out there, he got called to go to Scott Johnston‘s wedding, and he needed a suit. We were skating around downtown and we saw the agnès b. store that was there. I was like, you should just go in there and get a nice suit, so you have it after the wedding. We were staying at this skate house, and he brought the suit back and was wearing it in the house. He was excited to have a suit. It’s really funny to think about that now, whenever I hear agnès b. I think of that story and my friend, this Italian kid, and how he felt like an adult wearing that suit.

TEMPLETON: I’m trying to picture Pappalardo wearing a nice suit right now!

STROBECK: It was right around when the Mosaic video came out, we went out there to film for that video. He’s got that Italian demeanor, you know? I’ve met his family, his mom works at the chocolate shop, his dad owns a pizza place. And then it’s just him in that suit with the feel of being an Italian dude, like, yeah, I look cool. It’s just funny. But I went over and saw all the work at the show and it looked really good. I have to go back and check it again before it ends on March 1. I haven’t had the chance to look at each photo.

Read the entire interview here.

Image Via Bill Strobeck
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‘Good Work’ Episode 2 Now Playing on Redbull Skateboarding Channel

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business in this episode of “Good Work”.

Good Work episode 2 features Alphonzo Rawls and his #EVERYBODYSKATES and Savalé Footwear brands.

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business.

#EVERYBODYSKATES brand sells shirts, hoodies, hats, boards, and accessories.

He also had been involved in designing shoes for international footwear brands.

After 25 years of working with other companies, he decided to launch his own luxury footwear brand, Savalé.

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Alf was also a pro-skater back in the day.

He started skating when he was 10 and turned pro when he was just 16 years old.

He thinks that skateboarding has somehow helped him be successful in business.

“Skateboarding, it’s for the most part, a really inconsistent sport, which means you definitely have to have some patience and some perseverance…It’s allowed me to think outside the box and apply that ‘out of the box’ thinking to run my business”

Redbull’s Good Work Series features skater-owned and skater-operated businesses.

You can watch the first episode here or on the Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel.

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‘My War: Gabriel Summers’ Now Playing at Thrasher Magazine

Watch “Gabbers” Gabriel Summers as he narrates how the story behind the “Damn It All” part where he got a broken collarbone while trying to conquer a massive kink handrail.

I will think about that forever because that’s something that’s like, took me so hard, and it’s so hard to accomplish and that I actually did it.

The gnarly goofy-footed Australian Skater has been a member of the Zero team since 2019.

Watch the “Damn It All” Zero part below.

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Skate Tales Season 2 is Coming

Skate Tales Season 2 is coming on Red Bull TV starting April 20.

Madars Apse’s documentary series takes us through skateboarding underground to share life experiences and ask more skateboarding mavericks to find out what skateboarding means to them.

You can also watch the series on Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel on these dates:

  • Ep 1 – April 20th
  • Ep 2 – May 5th
  • Ep 3 – May 19th
  • Ep 4 – June 2nd
  • Ep 5 – June 16th
  • Ep 6 – June 30th

You can watch all the season 1 episodes here.

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