Brian texted me pretty recently about being off TSG for the new year and also e-mailed yesterday to announce that he is no longer with Orchid for 2013. Here’s what Brian had to say about it:

“Not long after I got hooked up with my local shop Eastern Boarder, a friend from there got me hooked up with Little Devil clothes and Orchid shoes which was about 7 years ago. Being apart of a brand with all my childhood heroes was a dream come true. Not to mention I could always hit up Derek to go cruise FDR or some local trails anytime I was in town. I’m incredibly grateful for everything Derek has done for me and I couldn’t thank him enough for all the adventures and good times!”

With Brian’s permanent travel schedule and natural talent, there’s no doubt that he’ll have some sort of shoes on his feet in the future. This also makes us wonder about the future of Orchid, which has been relatively quiet for the past few years, especially in 2012.