Nearly empty shelves at Eastern Skateboard Supply, the industry’s largest distributor. Eastern’s warehouse is typically stacked floor to ceiling with goods. Photo courtesy of Eastern.
(Left to right) Masahiro Takahashi of TSI, Tactics CEO Bob Chandler, and Hideki Kato of TSI. TSI Holdings is a large, publicly traded company in Japan. It owns or licenses over 40 brands, including HUF, Stussy and Herschel Supply, and operates over 1,000 stores in Japan and abroad. Photo courtesy of Tactics.