In 1993, skateboarders Rodney Smith, Eli Gessner, and Adam Schatz teamed up to create Zoo York, the East Coast's first skateboarding-inspired lifestyle brand. The founders developed Zoo York with New York City's skateboarding, hip-hop, and graffiti scenes in mind to create produc ... Read More ts that were dark and gritty -- like New York City. Zoo York started with a single line of T-shirts and skateboard decks, but now it sells casual apparel, skateboards, footwear, and accessories for men and women. Zoo York as a brand reflects the East Coast attitude and dialect; and skateboarding, graffiti, and punk continue to influence the company's clothes, which blend military-influenced styles with Zoo York City panache. Zoo York clothes are for men and women, and it also carries a line of punk-inspired clothes for boys and girls. Zoo York's T-shirts are easy to pair with jeans or cargo shorts for an instant outfit that will create an NYC vibe.