Austyn Gillette recently was featured in Solo‘s issue #34, and the skate mag got to spend a little time with him on the Eisbach river in Germany. In the above video, Gillette reflects on how surfing has enriched his lifestyle and what his initial vision was for his apparel brand Former. His motivation for starting the company dovetails nicely with what Gillette has accomplished with his career up to this point: this unique pro is creating what he wants to create, free from the shackles of someone else’s marketing plan. There’s no one else like Gillette, and that’s probably why we all want to be like him.
Check out some of the work Gillette has done with us over the years, below: