Fashion

Roark Revival At Agenda Show

by The Editors on July 8, 2015

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The Roark Revival is rolling out their spring 2016 collection at the Agenda Show today and tomorrow (July 8-9, 2015). They are calling it: “Volume 10: Strange Daze In A Hanoi Haze.”

Fresh off a stint in Nepal, he seeks R&R in a land filled with evolving promise and the ever-present stains of war. Once again conflict rises within his minds eye as he seeks out freedom and the reconciliation of the pictures created by politicians, war films and the 1960’s anti-war movement. The collection spans four phases of Roark’s voyage: The chaos of Hanoi, the North Vietnamese countryside by motorcycle convoy, Ha Long Bay by Junque Boat, and the long trek to Da Nang. It’s inspired by cash crops, the psychedelics of war and peace, traditional Vietnamese textiles and the beauty of the lands waterways. The garments are sweat-stained, dirty and well worn. Join Roark and crew as they explore new dimensions and find peace amongst chaos and freedom.

Got it? Sort of? For the rest of the story, stop by their booth, or click the link.

[Link: Roark Revival]

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Raen Presents The Lyon

by The Editors on June 26, 2015

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Check out these solid new Lyons from Raen.

The Lyon introduces a unique form of construction that results in a truly sophisticated men’s design. Featuring 5-barrel hinge hardware and custom hex metal appliqué… optics by Carl Zeiss CR-39 lens offering 100% UVA/UVB protection.

If you like them and you want them click the link.

[Link: Raen]

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Long Beach Agenda Show In Two Weeks

by The Editors on June 26, 2015

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Yes, there are still a lot of great people and brands (750 of them) who attend the Agenda Show. If you are one of them then please be reminded that the show is in T-minus two weeks. The show runs July 8-9, 2015 from 9 AM to 6 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center. For more info (and to pre-register) please click the link.

[Link: Agenda Show]

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Freestyle Gets Smart With Shark Tooth

by Sponsored Post on June 10, 2015

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This post sponsored by Surfshop.com

We’ve said this before, but we’re done wearing watches that only tell the time. Partially because time of day is rarely on our minds, and mostly because we’ve become so used to wearing watches that quietly notify us to calls, events, emails, and text messages, that having a watch just for the time is like dragging around a sun dial on our wrists. Lucky for us, Freestyle has come up with a new watch that does much more than tell time.

Freestyle is well known for making simple, cheap surf watches, but with the new Shark Tooth they’re jumping in on the Bluetooth smart watch game with a reimagining of of their Shark Classic surf watch. The new Shark Tooth features real time surf metrics thanks to a partnership with WaveTrak (a.k.a. Surfline). Once paired to a compatible Android or iOS phone (that’s running the free Freestyle app) the Shark Tooth will serve up all the necessary surf data from your favorite surf spot right on your wrist including: weather, air and water high and low temps, wave height, interval, swell direction, wind speed (in knots) and direction, high and low tide times, and sunrise and sunset times. This is in addition to the watch’s regular functions like world time, stop watch, countdown timer (for heats, bru) and an alarm.

The Freestyle app will also use the phone’s GPS to track activities likes skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, biking, and more then show metrics like speed, distance, direction travelled, and calories burned. And if those aren’t enough parlor tricks for the tech-weeniest surfer, the Shark Tooth can also provide a remote control over a connected phone’s camera and music player.

The Shark Tooth doesn’t pass on smart notifications to the wrist or let you read texts and emails in the lineup and we have experienced repeated connection issues, but the watch retails for only $120. And at that price, it’s a fine surf watch that does much more than tell time.

For all the specs follow the jump. To buy the watch, check here: Surfshop.com.

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More Bad News For Quiksilver

by The Editors on June 9, 2015

Logo-Qs@2XLast week a board member resigned with some anger and now Quiksilver stock has fallen 38 percent after the company reported a less than stellar second quarter, according to a story in the Orange County Business Journal.

The Huntington Beach-based apparel manufacturer and retailer posted $333 million in revenue for the quarter that ended April 30, compared with $397 million for the same period a year earlier. It recorded a loss of $37.5 million or 22 cents per share, about the same as last year. Analysts expected $341.24 million in revenue and a loss of 14 cents per share for the quarter. . . Revenue for its Quiksilver division decreased $28 million, or 16.7%, to $139 million. Sales for the Roxy division dropped $15 million, or 12.5%, to $105 million. DC Shoes was down $22 million, or 21.3%, to $81 million.

Down, down, and down. At this rate Bob McKnight and friends will be able to take Quik private again for next to nothing. . . oh, did we say that out loud?

[Link: Orange County Business Journal]

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Surfcore: The New Fashion Trend

by The Editors on June 8, 2015

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Looks like surfers are back in style, according to a vomit-inducing fashion article in Men’s Journal (if that isn’t redundant). But be careful — surfcore is not easy to “pull off.”

If the surfcore style is for you, there’s a trick to pulling it off (which is the only similarity it shares with the norm core and lumber sexual looks — or any trend). The trick to making it look as good on the sidewalk as it does on the sand means distinguishing the fine line between gimmicky and genuine. “You have to be careful when it comes to fit,” celebrity menswear stylist Ashley Weston advises. “The guys who nail it do so because their floral shirt is fitted correctly. Surf wear and beach-inspired pieces cannot be worn loose because a relaxed fit translates into a sloppy tourist vibe. The fit can mess it all up. If the shirt is looser then you need to pair it with a much more fitted pant, or vice versa. The look needs to balance.”

Yeah, bro! Looks like Luke Davis will continue to get paid for a little while longer.

[Link: Men’s Journal]

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Vans + Disney = Magic Kingdom Kicks

by The Editors on June 5, 2015

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There are only about two things we’re suckers for — Star Wars and Disneyland. With the release of the Vans Disney footwear and apparel collection they’ve pretty much got us tied up.

Sharing a rich heritage rooted in Southern California, both Vans and Disney are dedicated to those who are young at heart and never stop following their dreams. The collection features iconic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and Winnie the Pooh across a range of Vans apparel and accessories and Classic footwear in adult, kids and toddler sizing.

Magic Kingdom, indeed. For the official word from Vans (including all the apparel) Please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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K-Swiss Buys Kr3w And Supra

by The Editors on June 1, 2015

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It looks like Supra co-founder Angel Cabada and his investors found an exit they were looking for because today K-Swiss Global Brands announced the acquisition of One-Distribution for the usual “undisclosed amount of money,” according to a story on TransWorld Business.

“Having formed KSGB just two years ago, we are on an aggressive track to become one of the world’s leading multi-brand companies,” said KSGB President and CEO Larry Remington. “KR3W and SUPRA are brands that meet the distinctions we are looking for in our portfolio: authenticity, strong brand awareness, a track record of product innovation and opportunities for long-term, global growth. We are excited to join forces with the ONE-Distribution teams and lay a foundation for the future.”

For a few questions and answers from Remington with TWBiz’s Kailee Bradstreet click the link.

[Link: TransWorld Business]

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Dragon Adds A Little More Float

by The Editors on May 29, 2015

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Dragon has added The Marquis to their H20 Floatable Collection because, when you think about it, glasses that float are a pretty good idea for people who are around the water all the time, right?

This vintage-inspired, Italian made round-lens design is set off by diamond tail metal accents on the frame front, blending elements that are both classic and casual. As part of the H20 Collection, the Marquis is made from special lightweight frame materials which allow it to float and gives them a comfortable, performance fit.

For the rest of the story, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Knockaround Lets The Kids Design Free

by The Editors on May 21, 2015

For the past three years San Diego, California based eyewear company Knockaround Sunglasses has enlisted the talents of elementary school students to design a pair of glasses in a program called Class Acts. Knockaround provides the art materials and the kids bring the creativity. This year winner was Evan Bui, a fourth graders from Foster Elementary School.

Evan’s inspiration was lightning bolts, as he wanted people to “feel shocked when they saw them.” . . . The Striker sunglasses feature a glossy Sky Blue front, Mint Green interiors and Bright Orange arms with Electric Yellow lightning bolts running down each side. Each pair comes with a lightning bolt protective pouch, a hand-numbered edition card, and a 2015 Class Acts ‘zine that will not only feature original artwork by Evan himself, but also Knockaround’s favorite runner up designs.

Sounds like a great way to move some units. For the official word from Knockaround, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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