Kio Inagaki – Yellow Rat Clothing

GR gets more visitors during the holidays. This is Kio Inagaki who’s often referred to as one of the better surfers in the area, and the person behind Yellow Rat clothing visits and gifts me a new hoodie. Barry McGee refers to him as the “best underground surfer”. The print is below, it’s the same image that’s on some of his “Dingy” T shirts. We have them. The hoodie is actually interesting since it’s not just an ordinary cut. It’s made like hoodies from the 50s and the cuffs are folded over, the cut is actually unlike anything I’ve seen, and that’s how it’s done. From Kio’s blog: “Collaborated artwork of Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgalen, graphic art masters representing San Francsco. Banner and fonts done by Barry, and the character was drawn by Margaret.” (GR – Yellow Rat)


This photo is taken from Kio’s blog. See how the cut is different?