Sydney-born Vans Pro skater Chima Ferguson brings new perspective to one of Vans’ most popular performance models to date, the CHIMA PRO, to introduce a brand new signature mid-top style with the Chima Estate Pro on October 10. For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Arnette Eyewear has apparently shut down their world headquarters in Encinitas, California and laid off the employees that worked there, according to a story in the San Deigo Reader.
The general manager, Fab, said the brand is owned by Oakley, the global line of action sports apparel and equipment. He assumes the product line will continue through Oakley’s world headquarters in Foothill Ranch in Orange County. But he’s not sure about the plans for the future of the Arnette brand.
Looking at the upside, we guess this means we can park in Arnette’s lot while getting Ironsmith Coffee without having to worry about getting towed.
Nixon’s Dark Side Star Wars Collection: Part 1 is dropping today (September 18, 2015). The collection features a curated assortment of Stormtrooper and Imperial Pilot inspired watches, belts, wallets, backpacks and a limited edition Darth Vader timepiece that will be out in October. For a more complete overview click the link.
Even in these jaded days of surf industry despair there are few things radder than a Volcom world movie premiere in the heart of SoCal surf ghetto. So, pull yourself together and head over to the Big Newport 6 on Thursday, September 17, 2015. There you can watch Psychic Migrations live and free.
The show starts at 7 PM, but we’re guessing you’ll need to arrive earlier than that if you expect to get a seat.
The Big Newport 6 is located at 300 Newport Center Dr. in Newport Beach, California. For more info follow the jump.
This Wednesday night (September 16, 2015) Group Y is presenting their inaugural Session Series. They’re calling it an “intimate one-on-one exclusive networking event that brings founders and creators from today’s leading brands to discuss their experiences, challenges and insights to accelerating business growth.” And first up is the affable, talented, and savvy Bob Hurley.
For Bob Hurley, it all started with the desire to make a better surfboard. Working closely with the best up-and-coming surfers in Huntington Beach and world champions like Rabbit Bartholomew, the Hurley label quickly became synonymous with the best high-performance shortboards on offer. Combining youth energy with a relentless drive to make surfing better, Bob seamlessly ventured into the apparel business, growing Billabong USA in the ’80s and ’90s to $100M before starting his own brand — Hurley — in 1999. For Bob, Hurley was more than an apparel company — it was an innovative, inclusive hub for every young creative mind with an affinity for the ocean. After partnering with Nike in 2002, Bob continues his mission of making Hurley the world’s most forward-thinking surf brand and a global Microphone for Youth.
It’s not as good as hanging out on the floor in the corner of Bob’s office, but these days it’s probably as close as we’re going to get. For more info and to register (it only costs $30) click the link.
Quiksilver is reportedly in a last ditch effort to find someone to buy them and bail them out the hole they’ve found themselves in for the past three years, according to a story on BloombergBusiness.
Quiksilver has been holding discussions with potential strategic bidders, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the process isn’t public. The goal is a management-led buyout, ideally outside of a bankruptcy, that would let the company retain its stores, two of the people said.
News of the discussions sent the stock rocketing up 7.9% to a whopping 45 cents at the close! The most interesting aspect to some of our readers may be that the lead company mentioned as Quik’s savior is Jamie Salter’s (remarkably successful) zombie brand holding company Authentic Brands Group. Yep, Quiksilver would likely fit in quite nicely with Airwalk, Vision Streetwear, and Sansabelt.
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.