Milf Skateboard Tailors was born in a dream that rapidly turned into an aspiration of creating a skateboard brand with our own twist. The year was 2011 when, after a 6-month-stay in Brazil, Diogo returned to Portugal with quite a "carioca skate spirit" in his mind. In Brazil, you see all types of people riding their skateboards – in what they call “calçadão” – by the beach looking effortlessly cool. The dream was untouched until 2012 when he decided to turn it into a reality. The goal was clear: to develop skateboards/longboards inspired on the old school shapes by using a different, more modern, material.
The name of the brand was one of the first things that had to be set: Milf Skateboard Tailors. And before you ask, yes. The connotation between the name of the brand and its definition is the obvious one. Milf is someone who was born between the 60's/70's so, if you remember the old school shapes and then look at our skateboards, you’ll see the association. As for Skateboard Tailors, we decided it would be the perfect choice because the core of what we do is to build skateboard decks with different colours of material, by cutting different shapes of Valchromat and then joining them with the plywood and walnut, just like the traditional tailors do with different fabrics.
After all was thought and clear, there was no turning back. The first prototypes were made in the workshop completely by hand followed by some more look alike ones machined in CNC.
Valchromat, birch plywood and walnut sheet are some of the materials that compound Milf Skateboard Tailors decks, all glued together with a special resin. Valchromat is an innovative Portuguese product that combines the natural features of wood with the brightness of colours, and that’s why we chose it.
The production takes place in a furniture factory in the north of Portugal, the skateboard decks are cut by CNC and the finishing process (sanding and varnishing) is handmade by us to ensure high quality standards. Attention to detail is our major concern. Every skateboard is unique and has its own serial number.
Milf Skateboard Tailors is not a "one man band" project, so many thanks to all the inputs and help from José Leal, Sofia Sampaio, Ricardo Reis, João Pinto, Rui Zarro, José Castro, Rodrigo Martins, Willian Schmitt, Ana Freixo, Fátima São Simão, Alfredo Frias, Celeste Frias, Gustavo Pollmann, Margarida Caldas, Joana Caldas, Nuno Mendes, Irena Uebler, Eva Casanova, Bryanna Rodrigues, Pedro Gomes, Nuno Afonso, Francisco Teles, Tiago Fernandes, Valchromat, Baixaria Porto among others.