Ahead of next week’s release, here we get a look at legendary skateboarder Brian Anderson‘s debut collection with Nike SB.
The collection was born from a sketch by Anderson himself, as the 40-year-old boarder recounts the moment, saying “I just was sitting at a café while we were filming for our last video in Seattle, and I just drew up a hockey jersey.”
Upon sending his drawing to Beaverton, the artwork in turn became the basis for a capsule which pulls together the jersey, Nike Icon Hoodie, Nike Shield Coaches jacket, sunglasses and Bruin Hyperfeel.
When Anderson felt the need for a new size shirt, “large extra” — to fill a void for those who require a little space but don’t want to be overtaken in a boxy cut — he sent a rock ‘n’ roll merch-style hockey jersey to Nike as an example of what he is most comfortable wearing.
“I sent it to campus to be like, ‘Hey guys, let’s follow this pattern,’” Anderson said. “The wrists and the forearms are not super baggy and wavy. The fitting is great.”
The result is a yellow or black hockey jersey-inspired top featuring a jaguar head, captain’s “C” and a Swoosh, hand drawn by Anderson himself.
“When I did that, I looked up old ’80s Nike stuff. And some of the logos were so huge,” he explains. “So I thought, ‘Why not make it that way, instead of some subtle thing…just put the logo on blast.’”
As far as the jacket from the collection, Anderson insists it’s “chill,” while the sunglasses boast the patterning from the jersey on the frames.
Lastly, Brian feels that his yellow Bruin sneakers have a “really good” upper.
Scan through the gallery above for a look at Brian Anderson’s debut Nike SB collection, which lands on Nike.com on January 19.
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