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The Ganja Grind: Palace x Ralph Lauren and Skating's Most Memorable Collabs
Our latest skate column takes a look back at skateboarding’s most significant brand mashups, including Nike x Diamond Supply Co., Supreme x Hanes, and more.
Published on November 6, 2018

Cannabis and skateboarding are like peanut-butter and jelly; they’re both great on their own, but even better together. In our new column The Ganja Grind, we’ll take you into the fold of what to look out for in the world of skateboarding. From interviews with our favorite pros and compilations of social media hijinks, to video reviews and sneaker releases, this series will get your week rolling.  

This Friday, November 9th, London-based skateboard company Palace will release its most ambitious line to date, an exclusive collaboration with the globally-renowned, legacy fashion label, Polo Ralph Lauren. The collection — featuring loud loafers, corduroy trousers, flowing satin shirts, and a sweater featuring the iconic Polo bear mid-kickflip — will be available in only 11 retail stores worldwide, and is expected to sell out immediately.

The collaboration was announced via a glorious 43-second lookbook video in which Palace team riders Chewy Cannon, Lucien Clarke, and more flex in true Polo style: We see the gents draped in luxurious threads as they jump horses over the hoods of European rally cars. Sultry horns swell in the background and there’s plenty of slow-mo, giving the clip a classic cologne campaign vibe.

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Zach Harris is a writer based in Philadelphia whose work has appeared on Noisey, First We Feast, and Jenkem Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @10000youtubes complaining about NBA referees.
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