Buy Fourstar Shirts, Jackets, Hoods, Crews, Beanies and Bucket Hats. Fourstar produce quality apparel made by skaters for skaters. It was founded by Girl Skateboards professionals Eric Koston and Guy Mariano in 1996, who had become tired of wearing logos and brands that they didn’t really believe in, and is an extension of the Girl family of companies.
Mariano and Koston had become good friends whilst filming for the now classic Girl Skateboards video ‘Mouse’, released in 1996. They were tiring of the ‘label whore’ phase that had gripped Los Angeles street skating in the mid nineties, whereby a heavy hip hop influence had all the top pros competing to out-do each other with the largest Polo, Hilfiger or Nautica gear that they could spend their lucrative board royalties on. This lead to the creation of Fourstar, a line of clothing that they felt was more relevant to skateboarding at the time.
The output of Fourstar has changed dramatically since 1996, when some pretty outlandish styles were the done thing – early Fourstar ranges included mesh jersey shirts and nylon pants – but the company has only grown stronger, assembling one of the most undisputed dream teams in history. Nowadays the Fourstar collection is nothing to be sneered at, and produces some of the most stylish gears to be found in any skate apparel line, from shirts and jackets to pants and headware.
The Fourstar team boasts some of the most legendary names in skateboarding including Mike Carroll, Brian Anderson and Mark Gonzales. Over the years Fourstar has carried on it’s tradition of only allowing the cream of the skateboarding crop a coveted place in its premium team line up. This privilege now extends to Australian Cliché Skateboards pro Andrew Brophy, Frenchman Lucas Puig, skate rock star Tony Trujillo and the recently emerged heir to the Philadelphia throne Ishod Wear.