It’s basically been two years since our last Then & Now. In the unlikely chance that you’ve been checking in on the site since that Kerry T&N debuted, thanks for holding you breath with us for the next one. As an East Coast based site, we’re sure that you weren’t expecting these T&N’s to be coming out on a weekly basis. On the other hand, if you’re new to the site and never saw Kerry’s episode, feel free to catch up.
Throughout Chris Cole’s career, he’s seen the many levels of an ever-changing industry. From his Blind jeans and yellow shirt days to his custom apparel line on DC, Chris hasn’t managed to change all that much. From interviewing him, we can personally tell you that he remains humble about his early days in Philly while embracing the California background that keeps his skating so consistent. In a nutshell, he’s still that gritty kid from Philly deep down inside (that’s a good thing) and despite his success, you’ll often get that feeling if you manage to talk to him for 5 minutes. If you aren’t lucky enough to have an encounter with Chris, hopefully his T&N will personify our description of him with ease.
Thanks to everyone at DC for their help and a special thanks to Keith Isola for setting this up. Thanks to Chris and his family for welcoming a couple of shoe nerds into their home. Filmed by Bobby Spero with additional filming by Chris Ray, Massimo Legittimo and Leigh Bolton.