I will go over all the separate pieces of skateboard clothes one by one and give you some tips that you might want to consider when you are browsing through skate shops.
Pants and shorts
Whether you are a casual or a pro skater, chances are that you will be falling a lot and that's an understatement. So, wearing pants or shorts that are made from a sturdy and durable material can provide a bit of protection to your skin when you hit the cement. Jeans is always a good choice, but there are also other fabrics such as canvas, herringbone or chino that not only protect your legs but also allow them to breathe well during skating. Pants provide additional protection from the skateboard smacking you in the legs, however, in shorts you feel more flexible and you can easily wear knee pads for protection.
Think of the skateboard as an extension of your legs and your feet are the direct link between them. This is why it is essential to wear shoes that provide both protection and comfort and allow you to do your thing. You can easily distinguish skate shoes from the average shoes by several unique characteristics: extreme durability, a flat sole, and low profile. Most skate shoes are made from tough fabrics like suede or leather since it is very likely that during an average skate session they will come in contact with cement, metal and grip tape. The flat soles are made from rubber or polyurethane in order to dampen the landings and the low profile lets you to feel the deck better. To ensure maximum comfort you also want to get a pair of good socks that allow your feet to breathe.
When it comes to shirts you can go with your personal style preference, since a shirt won't make a dramatic difference to your performance. However, you sweat a lot while skating so a cotton is always your best choice. Also, choose a hoodie that you won't feel like it's weighing you down, but still keeps you warm on those cold days.