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RASH Wetsuits for Pilgrim Surf + Supply
Fresh off an extremely on-point partnership with Japanese clothing brand Beams, Brooklyn-based surf shop and apparel-maker Pilgrim Surf + Supply ventured back to Land of the Rising Sun, this time for special edition wetsuits. Founder Chris Gentile...
CULTURE
Acid Magazine
To the outside world, surfers may seem like an obsessive bunch. Piling into a station wagon, driving for hours in search of rideable peaks in the depths of winter, shuffling across snow-covered trails in nothing but a few millimeters of neoprene...
STYLE
Petrichor Water-Repellent Shirt
When the coastal gales kick up a few raindrops, you want to be prepared—but not look like you're summiting Everest. Cornwall, England-based cold-water surf brand Finisterre hit the sweet spot between form and function with their Petrichor water...
STYLE
Oakley Heritage Collection
In 1984, then-garage-based brand Oakley introduced the Eyeshade, an innovative sunglass design for professional cyclists derived from the O-frame snow goggle. A few years later, the Razer Blade was introduced, followed by the Frogskin, setting the...
STYLE
Victory Press
A little nostalgia is always welcome in the apparel game, especially when incorporated through retro-styled design without inhibiting modern functionality. Inspired by skate and surf culture of the '80s and outdoor gear of the '90s, Brooklyn's own...
STYLE
No Mas + Pilgrim Surf + Supply
Since 2005, CH has kept an eye on Brooklyn's heritage sports-culture clothing brand No Mas, during which time they reintroduced Mohammad Ali's famous boxing robe and founded their very own print publication Victory Journal. Most recently they collaborated...
STYLE
Isaora + Meyerhoffer
Known for striking a balance between high-tech materials and minimal, modest design in what seems to be the most aesthetically pleasing way possible, NYC's Isaora has been on our radar for a few years now. Recently, their keen eye for like-minded...
STYLE
Coal + Otter Wax 5 Panel Hat Collaboration
Yes, it does rain more often than not in the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn't mean you can't get out and enjoy the wilderness. To outfit all-weather adventurers this spring, Seattle-based hat brand Coal teamed up with their Portland neighbors...
STYLE
Battenwear SS13
Founded in 2011 by Brooklyn-based designer Shinya Hasegawa, Battenwear—formerly known as Batten Sportswear—takes a playful approach to active menswear design, favoring unconventional fabrics and colorways with a vintage surf-inspired...
CULTURE
The Ride Gallery
There seems to be no shortage of interest in surf culture recently. While not all of us are gifted with natural surfing ability, the draw to the sport's free-spirited culture never seems to fade. For both legit surfers and casual enthusiasts looking...
STYLE
Best of CH 2012: Brand Stories
The entrepreneurial spirit showed no signs of waning in 2012. From new generations breathing new life into faltered family brands to the birth of a Brooklyn surf shop, we welcomed the return of iconic brands and were introduced to some new ones as...
DESIGN
Indoek Wax Kit
As stores like Saturdays Surf and Pilgrim Surf + Supply continue to influence the once conventional retail market, the carefree attitude and simple surf style has filtered down to other aspects of design culture as well. Case in point, the Indoek...
STYLE
M.Nii Winter 2012
Shortly after the conclusion of WWII a movement was beginning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. While Honolulu drew in first-time vacationers, around the corner in the town of Makaha, surfing, both as a sport and a culture, was coming into its own...
DESIGN
Phantom Protect
Predominately known for their surf gear and board shorts, Hurley—a company founded in 1979 in Costa Mesa—has had a huge hand in defining Southern California's beach culture. These days it's Ryan Hurley, son of the brand's original founder...
CULTURE
Banana Boards
As always, what's old is new again. Conjuring up memories of butt-bombing hills and weaving cones like in the days of Dog Town, many companies are remaking retro-styled banana boards that combine the concept of yesteryear with the superior materials...
CULTURE
Pilgrim Surf + Supply
Chris Gentile caught his first wave when he was nine years old on Point Judith, a surf destination on the southeastern tip of Rhode Island, just a street away from Pilgrim Avenue. Three decades later, he's still addicted. "Once it happens, once...
DESIGN
Stormy Monday Goods
by Liz Cebron On a recent visit to the made in America brand collaborative Shelter Half, we discovered Stormy Monday Goods—thoughtfully repurposed and redesigned skate and cutting boards, branded with a simple thundercloud and given a second...
DESIGN
Patagonia R1
Having mastered innovative wool-lined wetsuits designed for near-Arctic conditions, Patagonia unleashed their research and development team and returned to their Southern California roots with the recent release of the R1 warm water wetsuit. By taking...
TECH
Coco Mat Surfboards
As the latest innovation in sustainable surfboard production, Global Surf Industries' Coco Mat Technology employs coconut husk fibers to reduce both board weight and harmful chemicals used in processing and manufacturing. Weighing between three...
DESIGN
Insight Candles
Insight, a line of women's and men's clothing born from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, has introduced their latest addition, Insight Collectibles. As a way to turn their collection of graphic tees, vintage-inspired maxi dresses, and...
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