True to brand, Lightning Bolt unveils its Spring/Summer 2015 collection of surf sourced style. Dropping later this year the range features boardshorts, tees, button-ups and a variety of lightweight jackets. Set against a primary color pallet of muted yellows, vibrant indigos and rich reds the line sees ’70s-inspired graphics, organic fabrics including hemp cotton and an overall softness to garments suited for warmer climates. Enjoy the lookbook here… to shop the brand’s current collection visit their website.
Teaming up with the surf friendly Hindu Pirates, Ambig debuts its latest capsule collection with the Huntington Beach based band for Fall 2013. Fusing upbeat garage rock with salty blues, the collaboration aims to reflects the group’s unique vibe and timeless style. Featuring a knit vintage ball cap, two co-designed t-shirts and two mesh trucker hats. The Ambig x Hindu Pirates capsule drops late 2013 at select retail accounts. More on both the brand and the band after the jump.
For the tenth and final installment of HUF’s anniversary t-shirt series, the brand teams with renowned skateboard lensman and long time Transworld Skateboarding editor, Skin Phillips, to feature a 1998 image of Mark Gonzalez in Germany’s Abteiberg Museum of contemporary art. Touting a photo portfolio from some 30+ years, the British born photog dug deep into the archives for this classic shot. The HUF x Skin Phillips tee ($30 USD) is available through the brand’s online store.photography, Skin Phillips
Represented by little more than a surf inspired tumblr page, Carlos Sáez’s new brand Parafina makes it’s debut with the release of a limited 9-piece t-shirt collection. Featuring hand drawn art, eco-friendly inks and organic garments, the range gives nod to it’s creator’s beach-fused styling and ocean-minded candor. Including a salty sea captain, the dude, and a one-eyed bear, the full Parafina t-shirt collection is available exclusively at select surf shops throughout Southern California. For more info, check out the brand’s Facebook page here.t-shirts
An SB counterpoint to St. Nicholas’ bias for the well behaved, Nike and skate artist Sean Cliver introduce a collection featuring a horned hero of the moral spectrum’s darker extreme. Depicting a faun-esq type character named Krampus, the special edition kit features a custom Nike SB Dunk Hi dawning red and black colorways, tongue branding, custom graphic insoles and hits of fur lining throughout. An additional line of supporting Krampus products are also in the pipeline, including a branded hat and two t-shirts. Available exclusively through select Nike Skateboarding stokcists, the full line hits store shelves on December 5.Nike Skateboarding
Uniting for a small collaborative delivery, Brixton and the makers of “The Worlds Highest Standard Stuff,” Poler, join forces to offer a limited edition hat and t-shirt kit. Featuring the Summit six-panel cap with pull down/tie-able earflaps and custom printed lining, offered in black wool and camel canvas, as well as the premium fit Pine tee, available in three distinct colorways. Sold exclusively online at brixton.com and polerstuff.com.Brixton, Poler Outdoor Stuff
Reflective of a lifestyle occupied with living, working and surfing in New York City, apparel brand and boutique retailer, Saturdays NYC, debuts it’s highly anticipated Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Recently labeled Best New Menswear Designer of the Year, by GQ Magazine in 2012, the company broadens it’s line for the coming year with slim-fit selvedge denim, a mid-length balmacaan coat, a traditional jean jacket and a fully taped-seam raincoat. In addition to a fresh range of graphic designed slim-fit T-shirts, the 2013 Saturdays delivery introduces three new prints found throughout the collection on oxfords, esquinas, boardshorts and accessories; prints include the Paint Print, Notebook Print and Floral Print. A range of footwear, socks, hats and bags will also be featured in upcoming line. The complete Saturdays menswear SP/SU 2013 collection is expected to drop mid February and will be available at Saturdays’ three flagship stores, the Saturdays online store, MRPORTER.com, Barneys, Colette, Beams, Lane Crawford, and other select locations worldwide. Check out images from the full 2013 lookbook below.Saturdays Surf NYC
Paying homage to the lawless landscapes of youth, Insight releases the second installment of the 2012 Garage Artists t-shirt series, tapping the sacred nature of the “garage” itself as a breeding ground for untraditional culture and ill-intended aesthetics. Partnering with 12 of the brand’s favorite related artists from around the globe, #2 includes custom work from Rene Vaile, Izrock Pressings, Tristan Ceddia, Yoshirotten, Gustavo Eandi, Beni Bischof, Ibon Mainar, Anthony Record, William Emmert, Shelby Menzel, Tomoo Gokita and Ken Kagami. Printed on eco poly cotton blanks, the – 53% cotton/47% recycled eco polyester – collection touts “instant good karma from the Earth Goodess.” Images of the full series with artists and video below. Available here.
Recognized for it’s ongoing affiliations with non-profit initiatives, Jedidiah recently announced a partnership with World Bicycle Relief to create two seasons of apparel collections; proceeds from which look to provide 300 bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural African communities. Inspired by wheels, gears and spokes, the collaborative Fall and Winter 2012 lines include jackets, sweaters, button-up shirts and signature screen-print pieces featuring original bicycle-centric designs. Available here and through select US retailers. Check out shots from the bi-seasonal lookbook below.Jedidiah
Surf-lifestyle blog turned apparel brand, The Critical Slide Society, broadens it’s product range and creative headcount to expand 2013 offerings. Born from the collaborative minds of Jim Mitchell and Sam Coombes, in 2009, popularity around the pair’s alternative surf blog quickly gave rise to a limited collection of tees and boardshorts. Three years later, the once two man project postures to release it’s most comprehensive lines to date, featuring premium washed and finished tees, knits, button ups, boardshorts (traditional & volley styles), walkshorts, pants, hats, backpacks, satchels, and weekend bags. Likewise, with the label’s recent addition of head designer and longtime friend, Rama McCabe, supporting 2013 deliveries aim to continue extending beyond. Check out select images from 2013 lookbooks below. Stay tuned for full 2013 collections.The Critical Slide Society