According to pro skater and JSP founder Jimmy Gorecki, in the late '90s and early 2000s Philadelphia was home to "the three most boomingest skateboard spots in the world: City Hall, Love Park, and the Municipal Building. Once you landed at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard, you were basically standing in all three."
Although Love Park has long since been transformed into a decidedly anti-skating zone, that intersection holds a special place in the hearts of anyone who's ever skated there—part nostalgia for the good old days and part good skating that's still going on there. Gorecki's latest project, the JSP x Planes "15th and JFK" Crown Collection created in collaboration with Emory Jones of Paper Planes, is a love letter to the heyday of the Philly skate scene.
The capsule features fitted and snapback wool hats in Phillies colors, featuring the Planes logo at the front and that all-important intersection, "15th and JFK," embroidered on the back, as well as a maroon sweatsuit with co-branded embroidery. "At the core of the JSP x Planes collection, It's a reminder of the DNA and pedigree of Philly skateboarding that continues to thrive at that intersection," Gorecki explains. "Talented young men and women, skating extremely hard, betting on themselves."
The JSP x Planes "15th and JFK" Crown Collection wool snapback hat will be available on Saturday, October 24th at 10:00am in-store and online @lapstoneandhammer.com.