While the show’s creators weren’t big players on Fairfax Avenue in the same way someone like Bobby Hundreds or Tyler, the Creator was throughout the 2000s, Buchsbaum says the setting was something very personal for each of them. The three reminisce about being dropped off on the block as teenagers with $20 in their pocket, or eating challah french toast from Canter’s Deli at 2 in the morning. Riley notes that, to this day, they all still have some sort of interest in the fashion world, whether it’s sneakers, designer labels, or something in between. He recalls his days as a teenager in the 2000s hunting down items from brands like LRG, Triple Five Soul, and Zoo York. Now, he still logs onto Supreme’s site on Thursday morning trying to buy the latest items from that week’s drop.

“As three guys who grew up in Los Angeles loitering on Fairfax, it was in our DNA,” Buchsbaum tells Complex. “This was an opportunity to write something both very funny, and also personal to our story growing up.” 

Riley notes that although Fairfax has such a pivotal place in streetwear history, the show aimed less at retelling that history and more about being that kid on Fairfax Avenue trying his best to fit in and doing whatever it takes to acquire the latest and greatest items. 

“We had consulting partners in Somehoodlum and Pizzaslime who we would constantly have conversations with to make sure the show felt true to the world and current, but at the end of the day this show is about the kids in the back of the line. That wasn’t something we needed any advice on from anyone because we lived it,” Riley tells Complex when asked if the trio reached out to any of Fairfax Avenue’s pivotal figures such as Bobby Hundreds or Nick Diamond while crafting the first season. “What we want people to connect with is being on the outside looking in. We wanted that experience to feel unique. We went through lengths to make sure the block was true, from the crabby waitresses at the deli to the mean security guard to the reseller down the block waiting to rip you off. If you know the block, you’ll feel a connection to it. But at the end of the day, the block is really a jumping off point for a much larger world.”