From walking down the streets, to the halls of a high school you will most likely come across a teenager wearing a shirt with the words, “Thrasher” across their chest. Although this trend has spread in retail, what many people are unaware of is that Thrasher is actually a skateboarding magazine that for years was considered the Bible for fellow skaters across the globe.
Thrasher was founded by skater buddies, Kyle Thatcher, Eric Swenson, and Fausto Vitello. The founders were from San Francisco, so the magazine has a free-spirited California feel. Thrasher provides reviews for skate parks across the country, as well as providing music articles and bringing to light up-in-coming professional skateboarders.
It seems as though young people caved into this edgy trend, but unconsciously knew what the clothes they placed on their backs even means. This unfortunately hurts skate boarding culture because now skaters feel as though this fashion trend blew up from celebrities, causing skating to be a trend and not a way of life.
In an interview with HypeBeast the editor-in-chief, Jake Phelps, referred to the trend as, “…corny as shit. We don’t send boxes to Justin Bieber or Rihanna, or those fucking clowns. The pavement is where real shit is. Blood and scabs. Does it get realer than that?”