Well, my whole family walked into Zoo York in Salzburg and both my father and sister grab the same jacket……and beleive me they are génerations apart but LOVED the Sir Benni Miles Varsity Style Jacket. Impressive……
So I google and find out Sir Benni Miles started off as a Graffitti Artist…..and then searched Zoo York.
It all began in the early ’70s The Soul Artists of Zoo York sprang to life from Manhattan’s Riverside Park and built a thriving scene with aerosol, skateboards, block rockin’ beats, and originality at its core that quickly took on a life of its own and became an unstoppable global force.
By the dawn of the ’80s, the term Zoo York had come to firmly symbolize NYC’s underground sect of artists, b-boys, skateboarders, punks, and their various creative off-shoots. The Zoo York revolution was in full effect as graf writers bombed trains, DJ’s mastered the wheels of steel, and skateboarders staked their claim to now legendary spots like Astor, Washington Square, and the Brooklyn Banks.
In 1993, OG skateboarders Rodney Smith, Eli Gessner and Adam Schatz teamed up to found the East Coast’s first true skateboarding-inspired lifestyle br and – Zoo York. Today the company continues to be backed strongly by the Zoo Crew, which includes original NYC graffiti artists, designers, musicians, BMX riders, and some of the biggest names in the skateboard community.
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