while we were in L.A. we met up with four local creative guys, gave them each a pair of our new Vans® shoes and asked them to show us around some of their favorite spots…
Mike wears a Deus Ex Machina button-down, a Splendid Mills baseball T-shirt, an Acne jean and Vans for J.Crew washed canvas sneakers in electric blue. He rides around on an Arbor skateboard (“especially after a night at the bars,” he adds).
Ken wears a vintage Pilgrim button-down, a Battenwear sweatshirt, an Apolis Chore jacket, a pant by Unis, Moscot sunglasses and Vans for J.Crew canvas sneakers in white. He bikes around on a custom single-speed vintage “Brooklyn-style Dutch bike” and is rarely without his Contax G2 camera. He was photographed at Hennessey + Ingalls.
John wears a vintage Levi’s® denim jacket, an Industry of All Nations T-shirt, an M.Nii Drowner pant, a leather wrap bracelet by Kapital and Vans for J.Crew washed canvas sneakers in turf green. He was photographed at POPgallery.
Derek wears a vintage sweater and button-down, a J.Lindeberg jacket, a Ksubi jean and Vans for J.Crew washed canvas sneakers in electric blue. He rides on a custom DL skateboard. “It’s the first DL board we made in California,” says Derek, who just relocated to the West Coast from Brooklyn. “It’s a keeper.”
Photographs by Bryan Derballa
Explore our collection of Vans for J.Crew styles here.