Vans Debuts New Surf Booties and Fly-less Board Shorts

Two new products aim to increase comfort and enhance performance in the water

Vans is finally testing the waters with the release of the brand’s first-ever skate-inspired surf booties and fly-less swim trunks. Both pieces are innovative designs for the traditionally skate-oriented company, and Max Vorlop (Vans Senior Apparel Designer) says that experimentation is at the root of all their surf designs. “The whole spirit of what we’re trying to do in surf is experimentation,” he tells us. …

Keeping Dry in ourCaste’s Bags

Heavy duty waterproof, reliable and affordable accessories from the Newport Beach outfitters

Michael Quinones and Matt Davis met almost a decade ago in Newport Beach; both as new implants. “He and a group of friends had moved from the San Bernardino area out to Orange County just as I had moved up from San Diego. We were 21 or so, and as 21-year-olds do, we spent a lot of time having late nights and causing trouble,” recalls …

Ten Thousand’s Foundation Shorts

Dynamic fabrics, tailoring and details make for a versatile pair of athletic trunks

After selling out their launch run in three weeks, apparel brand Ten Thousand is ready for another round. Their debut collection, including two variations on Foundation Shorts and a Foundation Shirt, return to the market—with the former employing a stretch fabric that offers versatility throughout all athletic endeavors but designed specifically for training. Further, the shorts offer an elasticated back, numerous ergonomically placed pockets (one …