One Gig is literally underground, located in the basement floor at One Bromfield Street in the heart of Boston’s Downtown Crossing. Founded in 2012, One Gig serves up a steady supply of the fundamentals and an endless treasure trove of one of a kind wearable art. From beginner to pro, a skater can get suited up from soles to scalp with classic Thrasher, funky Rip ‘n’ Dip, or lean local with Doofpaste, Scotty Drippin’, Self Made Designs, Ideal, or Psycho. House staples like the Afro Buddah, One Hood, Original OG, and Mic Check share Beantown’s local pride and international appeal. The classic ATH Tee, which represents America’s Technology Highway, bears the various technological leaps forged in Massachusetts. As Hip Hop bumps through the shop, the soundtrack mixes the sounds of trucks being tightened and wheels a’spinning at the “Hospital”, where boards come to life and get patched back together, and you can actually hear the trains of Downtown Crossing Station rolling down the tracks above.

Select a deck from an array of usual suspects like DGK, Baker, Deathwish, Real, Santa Cruz Skateboards, and more, including original OG decks. Peep a Sebo Walker hand painted jam from his first commissioned collection. He was hit by a car on his way to deliver them. “But I saved the boards,” he said upon arrival, entirely unphased by the incident. Cruisers can choose from a generous selection of Pennys, Landyachts, and special shape boards. One Gig’s expert crew can get you set to push the pavement in no time. Lynch Family Skate Park is a swift ride nearby where you might catch a skate video in the making or end up in one. You never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll find at One Gig. You might come for the skating, but you’ll stay for the culture

Get up to speed with current editions of peruse the art, or grab the collector’s edition of Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree. Catch the release of Quinn Titsworth’s exclusive One Gig release of capsule ‘‘xyz’’ on August 15th.

One Gig is a representation of the dense urban culture that thrives mysteriously – and almost mystically – beneath the city known for American Revolution and innovation. In addition to fresh threads and skate supplies, One Gig is a home of the independent spirits. Like its One of One designs, OG is truly one of a kind and don’t give a fuck. –