Arbor | Spring ’11

Arbor | Spring ’11

Arbor | Spring ’11 Venice, California based brand ARBOR COLLECTIVE presents their new Spring 2011 Collection. If you aren’t familiar with ARBOR’s apparel it’s definitely worth a peek. Inspired by the streetwear and action sports world the brand sets itself apart...
April’s Fool Day 2011

April’s Fool Day 2011

April’s Fool Day 2011 Ahhhh, it was a good April Fool’s this year. The Bieber Collection, which got quite some attention yesterday, was a fictional post dreamt up by Tim and I whilst enjoying our annual rollerblading trip to Chicago in the US last week. So...
The Bieber Collection by Billabong

The Bieber Collection by Billabong

Following the massive success of Billabong’s Metallica and Bob Marley collections, the world’s biggest surf company is set to release a collaboration with Justin Bieber. The capsule will contain a pair of boardshorts and a tee featuring images from Bieber’s recent...
Reef | Summer Preview ’11

Reef | Summer Preview ’11

Reef | Summer Preview ’11 Tell a lie, it’s not so much a preview, moreso a decent look at the range. Had X the head designer from Reef sit me down and give me the 101 on the new summer range Reef having come thru later this year. Pretty impressive indeed,...
Sneak peek at Jordy’s new trunks | O’Neill

Sneak peek at Jordy’s new trunks | O’Neill

Sneak peek at Jordy’s new trunks | O’Neill O’Neill said we had to pull the shots down, booooooo… We can actually throw them back up now, apparently they were meant for a Japanese campaign, but that idea ain’t going ahead so we can use them. So...
Rhythm Packaway Travel Series

Rhythm Packaway Travel Series

Rhythm Packaway Travel Series The ‘Packaway Travel Series’ is a new initiative devised by Rhythm design team who decided there was an easier way to carry less. Given the amount of travel most of us do (or attempt to) this is quite a neat little re-hash on an idea...
Slater and Dobby The House Elf  | Quiksilver

Slater and Dobby The House Elf | Quiksilver

Slater and Dobby The House Elf | Quiksilver In a fitting allocation, Quiksilver have given Slater the top dog pair of signature trunks. These new fandangled ones from him include heat welded seams, 4 way Diamon Dobby stretch and the other thing that got me really...
Gum Trunks | Imperial Motion

Gum Trunks | Imperial Motion

Gum Trunks | Imperial Motion Apparently there is a wall in Seattle that is covered in gum and is know as the Gum Wall. The famous wall in Post Alley behind Pike Place market (somewhere in Seattle, google map it) is littered with chewn (word?) gum. Looks kinda cool and...
Supreme Trunks

Supreme Trunks

Supreme Trunks Supreme have made some trunks/boardshorts/whatever you call them. Unfortunately Kermit isn’t plastered across them, nor is that big titted women in the white tee.. These are as simple and plain as you can imagine with a nice clean above knee cut....
Warriors Of Radness | Spring 11

Warriors Of Radness | Spring 11

Warriors Of Radness | Spring 11 Highly possible that I probably wouldn’t wear 90% of what these guys create, but I seriously love how much fun these guys look like they are having. Colors. 80’s surf wear. California. It’s all glorious! Here’s a...
Split | Spring 2011

Split | Spring 2011

Split | Spring 2011 Since their resurrection last year, the people at Split have been busy piecing together a new range. From talking to the big wigs over there, denim is going to be there calling card – which harks back to their old days when they were giving...
Insight & Peter Crawford | Take 2

Insight & Peter Crawford | Take 2

Insight & Peter Crawford | Take 2 Following on from the general post about the collection from Insight & Peter Crawford, we got a peek at that one sweet yardage with Rabbit on it from back in ’83. The trunks in particular. The Utero Mid is what...
Volcom Annihilator Series

Volcom Annihilator Series

Volcom Annihilator Series This is about boardshorts and how Volcom test their shorts in Hawaii each year and have come up with a mkt concept to sell them – The Proving Grounds. The Proving Grounds is what Volcom calls Hawaii, the two houses they own at Pipe and...
Eco-Suede | Rusty

Eco-Suede | Rusty

Eco-Suede | Rusty Rusty are getting right behind their Eco Stretch program with another release slated for Xmas day, which is kinda weird seeing no shops will be open. But hey, maybe Santa will be wearing them? The trunks feature 4-way “Eco-stretch” material actually...
Dane Reynolds’ Mutiny

Dane Reynolds’ Mutiny

Dane Reynolds & Quiksilver It’s quite possible that Dane could put out a pair of trunks that are lined sheep wool and they would sell. Luckily he doesn’t. Instead he puts his trunks in a paper bag, addresses them to Empire Ave and sends ‘em out...
The Pin Up by O’Neill

The Pin Up by O’Neill

The Pin Up by O’Neill Not all good trunks have to revolve around 12x way stretch, diamonds and mirages. Case in point, The Pin Up from O’Neill. A nice yardage print with a 50’s retro feel to it, but not so retro you feel like your old man…...
Insight & Jared Mell

Insight & Jared Mell

Insight & Jared Mell Do you know who Jared Mell is? Some might say he is one of those weird, hipster (how funny is the word ‘hipster’!) that tries to be cool but is gay. Others might say he is uber cool and shits cool for breakfast. Regardless of your...
O’Neill Hyperfreak

O’Neill Hyperfreak

Technical boardies are all the rage at the moment, have been for a little while now – ever since Hurley swung in, hit a homer, and took the market – now every dog and designer are claiming 4way stretch. Fortunately a couple of the leading companies do...
Kelly Slater turns 10

Kelly Slater turns 10

Kelly Slater turns 10 That is, if you measure his age in world titles. Yes, by now you should be well aware that the great bald one (Bald Jerry! You hooked me up with a bald women!) has taken out his 10th world title propelling him into the stratosphere as possibly...