From stylesectionla.com: Skateboard fashion has helped define L.A. style since the renegade Z-Boys first caught air in an empty swimming pool in '70s-era Dogtown. Dressing to shred wasn't about suiting up in high-tech athletic gear then, and it isn't now. Rough-and-tumble streetwear is key to the sport's mystique. And SoCal's action-sports brands are experts at marrying form and function -- turning out fashion-forward clothes that look as cool flying through a half-pipe as they do bellying up to a bar. Toss in some swanky denim and simple, punky accessories, and you're ready to grind -- or at least hit up your neighbor's barbeque -- in style.