Mikey Alfred, the architect of World Star 4 Kidz (a.k.a. Illegal Civ), has had a busy year. He co-produced Jonah Hill‘s polarizing coming-of-age skate film, Mid90s, he wrapped up and released IC3 (Illegal Civ’s third full-length skate vid), and he put on a full-day music event with Redbull Music at Los Angeles’ famed Pink Motel.
Curious to see what this young movie buff is like in person, we visited Mikey in LA to check out his crib. Unlike every other 20-year-old, Mikey lives in a building that’s otherwise filled with old people (which kinda explains his affinity for cardigans). He showed us some of his favorite memorabilia, challenged us to Connect Four (and lost), then drove us to Biebel’s Park to give us a taste of that real, indoor street skating life.
The next day we swung by the festival and ran into the most LA crowd we’ve ever seen. Think copious weed smoke, dad hats galore, and a nauseating amount of pastel-colored clothing.
Check out our little recap in the player above to see all the #lifestylehammer Instagrammable moments you missed out on, or just put your phone in a blender and drink it.
NERDING OUT WITH THREE RARE DECK COLLECTORS
If you ever wanted to reclaim a piece of your childhood and cop that one deck you saw in a CCS catalog, hopefully, this will be a solid place to start.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
THE FRONT BLUNT HAT IS BACK… AGAIN
We know we sound like the boy who cried wolf but this might, just might, be the last chance to get your hands on one.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
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