Fashion

Smith’s Surfers Have Chemistry

by The Editors on April 14, 2015

Smith surfers Mike Gleason, Caroline Marks, Ryland Rubens, Will Reid, and Cheyne Magnusson are down for Chemistry Surfboards Forever. Check it.

[Link: Smith & Chemistry]

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VonZipper Support Wildlife Trailer 3

by The Editors on April 3, 2015

This VonZipper edit almost makes us bummed that winter is starting to shutting down. . . Almost.

The Support Wildlife Tour hopped in the van and put the rubber to the road again. In this edit, Matt Edgers, Gray Thompson and Matt Wainhouse headed north to Big Sky Country and scored more than powder lines.. Season edit coming soon.

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Check Out Vans New UC1 Flippy Floppies

by The Editors on April 2, 2015

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Vans has a whole new line of go-aheads aka shower slippers aka flip flops, aka slaps, aka sandals developed in conjunction with the Vans Surf Team. They’re called the UC1.

. . . the UC1 is built with comfort and function as its number one priority. The UC1 starts with a molded Ultracush sole, creating a comfortable, functionally-driven foundation. Next, specifically engineered flex grooves are designed to allow the sandal to move with your foot, allowing moisture to drain away while maintaining the perfect fit, wet or dry. Finally, the UC1 utilizes a three-point upper with a foam-backed, mesh-lined strap and reflective details to create a sandal the truly embodies “classic style” with “modern comfort”.

The UC1 Sandal is available this spring in three classic color ways. Click the link for more info.

[Link: Vans]

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Tom Jones: Nixon’s New VP Global Marketing

by The Editors on April 2, 2015

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Nixon today (April 2, 2015) announced the promotion of Tom Jones as the new Vice President, Global Marketing and Creative. Previously he was creative director.

“We’ve been investing in our brand and expanding our marketing efforts over the past year, and Tom’s new role is part of creating greater capacity to support that” said Nick Stowe, Nixon’s CEO. “Tom has played a key role in elevating Nixon’s marketing and creative since he joined, and has the team’s confidence and support to take it to the next level.” Added DiNenna, “Partnering with Tom since he joined has been a great experience. As Nixon’s momentum builds we’re taking on a lot of new projects, and bringing together marketing and creative under Tom’s leadership allows me to focus on our expanding brand partnerships around the world. As a brand we’ve always strived to do what’s never been done before, and I’m looking forward to doing more together with the team.”

Prior to working at Nixon Jones held creative position at DC Shoes, Plan B Skateboards, and Dyrdek Enterprises. For the official word from Nixon, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Corey Glick Jumps In The ESWIC Van

by The Editors on April 1, 2015

Corey Glick rips and ESWIC says they “couldn’t be happier to have him in the van with the likes of Leo, Cairo, James, Dakota & David.” Sounds like the perfect addition to the team. They’re calling it the “Year of the Glick.”

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Lindsey Jacobellis Rocks The Soxxy

by The Editors on March 30, 2015

Lindsey JacX Games Boardercross ruler Lindsey Jacobelis has joined action photog/filmer Sky Rondenet (and others) on the Soxxy compression socks team, according to Soxxy founder and NYC PR maven Sarah Stabile.

“Lindsey caught my attention when she won the silver medal at the 2006, Winter Olympics. I felt an immediate bond, as a woman who also grew up in Connecticut, ski racing in New England,” said Soxxy CEO, Sarah Stabile. “I admire her dedication, it requires a true inner and outer strength to compete at Lindsey’s level.”

Few things hold it all together better than a good pair of compression socks. Seriously. For the official word from Soxxy, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Andy Mooney’s Quik Exit

by The Editors on March 27, 2015

Quiksilver-1It likely wasn’t quick enough for some, but it appears that Andy Mooney’s two year run in the Quiksilver CEO position is over. In a release today, Quiksilver said that Mooney is “no longer with the company.”

From our perspective that is one of the best bits of news out of Quiksilver in a while. On Mooney’s watch (which began January 11, 2013) Quiksilver sold off Mervin, Hawk, Moskova, and Maui & Sons. They lost Kelly Slater and began turning in some pretty big quarterly losses.

At first it seemed the street thought the losses were part of the pain of Mooney’s restructuring (with some help from a down market). By Halloween 2013 the stock was up to $8.11 on the promise that Mooney was pointed the right direction. But by June 2, 2014 it was obvious things weren’t going well and the stock began taking hit after hit until that ultimately left it at $2.25 at the close today (March 27, 2015).

Today’s after-hours dip of 15 percent (down to $1.90) may suggest some aren’t happy about today’s news either, but the Quiksilver board has a plan. It looks a little like this:

. . . Pierre Agnes, President of Quiksilver, Inc., has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer and added to the Board of Directors; he succeeds Andy Mooney who is no longer with the company. In addition, Greg Healy, Quiksilver’s APAC Region President, has been promoted to President of Quiksilver, Inc., and Bob McKnight has been appointed Chairman. All changes are effective today. . . “The board has great confidence in Pierre’s ability and skills to lead our company. His primary focus will be on improving operational execution and efficiencies, and identifying growth opportunities, especially in the U.S. wholesale channel.”

It’s always good to see the people who intimately know the brand back at the helm. We’ll leave it at that. For some deeper thoughts on the news read Jeff Harbaugh’s post by clicking here. For the official word from Quiksilver, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Billabong Hit With Class Action Suit

by The Editors on March 26, 2015

Billabong CorpSome investors (Malone Family Superannuation Fund) who lost money when Billabong shares tanked in 2012 are now suing the company saying Billabong breached “its disclosure obligations,” according to a Reuters story.

The fund bought just under A$30,000 ($23,466) worth of Billabong shares at an average of A$4.35 per share in November 2011, the statement from the legal firm added. The shares later fell following a series of earnings downgrades. . . If Billabong had been more forthright, the fund “would either have bought Billabong securities at a price which had not been artificially inflated or they would have acquired securities in another listed entity instead”, the statement added.

Not surprisingly Billabong disagrees and says it will “vigorously defend” itself.

[Link: Reuters]

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Zeal Signs 4 Time Olympian Kjersti Buaas

by The Editors on March 23, 2015

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Snowboarder Kjersti Buaas has some new gear up and protecting her eyeballs. Yep, she’s reportedly now on the Zeal Optic program.

Growing up in Norway, Kjersti was on skis before most of us began walking. Starting at age one, Kjersti was born to be on the snow. At age 12, she tried snowboarding for the first time, and was instantly hooked. “My passion for snowboarding started at age 12, when I tried it for the first time and absolutely fell in love. Since then, I have had this never ending motivation to learn and express myself as much on my board as I possible can, whether it’s a trick in the park or if it’s just a lofty air into powder” says Kjersti.

For the official word from Zeal, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Active Launches First Digital Catalog

by The Editors on March 20, 2015

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Okay, so it’s taken Active Ride Shop a while to truly embrace the digital future, but since they made the effort we might as well welcome them with open arms. Yes, On March 19, 2015 Active launched its first “digital catalog.”

Viewers that click on an Active team rider or brand spotlight within the catalog are brought to the online store where they can see the entire collection and easily make a purchase. Known for providing the best product and service in the skate mail order business, this new digital catalog will compliment Active’s multi-medium mail order business that will still include its classic printed catalog. . . The world has become a very digital and social place in the time since print catalogs and magazines were king. The new Active Ride Shop Spring 15 digital catalog connects with people’s lifestyles through their phones, iPads or computers with social media buttons built into it so readers can easily share the newest signature product, Active Team Rider skate shots and brand features with their friends.

Again, it sounds a lot like what we were telling people in 1996, but then we were a little too far ahead of the curve on that one. Maybe now is the perfect time to jump in. Gotta admit, it’s a pretty smooth way to look at all the gear that’s out for sale right now. Much easier than burrowing through all the brands’ websites. For the official word from Active, please follow the jump.

[Link: Active Ride Shop Catalog] [click to continue…]

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