The Philly Recap
Traveling with the OTW advocates two weeks ago was akin to traveling with a motley crew of beatniks meets skaters meet artists. Sitting back and letting it all flow in. Eric Elms, Dimitri Coste, and Atiba & Ako Jefferson are all distinct individuals who stand in a category all their own. Aside from what OTW represents in expanding Van's impressive range in footwear, OTW extends what Vans for me, has always stood for which is the celebration of the individual and the collective understanding of brotherhood. Philadelphia has a certain different air about the city, it could be because it was one of the founding colonies that make up this great country, it could be that it is the city where Benjamin Franklin currently rests, and it could it be that it is a city that is vibrant and open in sharing dialogue. That night when Vans OTW held their event at Ubiq, it was an eye opener in seeing how that particular community engages itself. I began to understand why they call Philadelphia the City of Brotherly Love. Here's a visual recap from the evening's proceedings.