Sketch and skates

Last week I had tea at Sketch with Sketchbook magazine – how apt. During the course of the chat, we discussed my obsession with rollerskates and tried to unravel its origins. I’ve never really thought about it but as we’d earlier been discussing my favorite novel, The Catcher in the Rye, I made the connection with a reference to rollerskates in the book*. And then – spooky – I stumbled upon these old-school skates on the Liberty’s menswear floor that evening. Very Holden-does-rollerdisco, no?

*On the other hand, it could simply have been this ‘seminal’ video