The other day I got a chance to meet up with my long time friends Nigel Alexander and Jason Wakuzawa. Nigel and I have known each other for about 15 years now and Jason I would say 14 years or so. We all met through skateboarding as teenagers around L.A. and even though we have ventured off on slightly different paths we all remain the same. The reason I was meeting up with them down in Torrance,CA was to visit their first office set up for their company that they have along with partner Paul Rodriguez… Markisa Co.
Markisa is a brand that has been around for a few years now and started off mainly specializing in accessories but since then has expanded into a full t-shirt line along with some great hats and sweatshirts etc. It is a amazing thing to visit long time friends and to see them succeeding and growing at what they love to do. And these guys do it well, backed by their skateboarding roots and their creativity these guys are going to continue to keep growing. Although when I went to visit we didn’t have much time to catch up since they were heading out to film a video for their line (see below) I did a chance to snap their warehouse and office as well as some of their cool products. So if you aren’t familiar with them check out their site and pick up something.
Jason probably liking something on instagram
This is one of my favorite shirts from their new line
Jason stands proud infront of his line
Radicals Jason Wakuzawa and Nigel Alexander
Marlon and Jason heading out to shoot with Nigel