"Skateboarding casts such a wide net as far as style and influence are concerned. With this collection, I wanted to include some of the things that were a part of my skating environment when I was a kid. I grew up in North Las Vegas, which is just adjacent to Downtown. It's a run-down little neighborhood that is forgotten behind the lights of The Strip. We had lots of skaters in North Town, along with bangers, stoners and dealers. One of the kids that I grew up skating with from NT was Rick Jaramillo. Mixing all of our influences, we went to the indoor swap meet around the corner to buy our twill pants and white tees with the homeboys and the military surplus store to buy our camo jackets with the heshers. It's always been like that for me."