While the best big surf events tend to happen in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months, such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series including the Reef Hawaiian Pro, O’Neill World Cup, Roxy Pro, Billabong Pipeline Masters, Billabong Women’s Pro and Quicksilver’s big-wave Eddie Aikau (all in Hawaii), and Maverick’s Big Wave Surf Competition in Half Moon Bay, surfing tends to be on the “consumer” radar more so in the summer obviously, when people head to the beach, regardless of often flat surf conditions.
Surfing’s Evolution as a Sport and Lifestyle Has Changed Again: Label Networks Examines Who Loves Surfing; Who Doesn’t (and Why); Plus Viewership Patterns, Size of Market, Top Surf Brands, New Opportunities
3sixteen Tops the Charts as a Brand That Transcends”Streetwear” Through Quality, Timeless Designs, Attention to Construction
When we first met up with the 3sixteen guys, Johan out of LA, Andrew out of New York, and designer Jeff Hamada at their booth deep in MAGIC’s South Hall area last season, it was a little strange that they were there. For one thing, the 3sixteen collection looked as though it could transcend into, as Bread & Butter Barcelona would put it, “Urban Superior” rather than amidst the usual street fashion fare. Beautifully cut outerwear jackets in textured wool, flannel tapered tops, clean denim, and T-shirt graphics representing inspiration from a variety of sources, including religious references, were attention-grabbing and seemed a step-up and out of where streetwear currently stands today.
Yellow Packs a Punch in Youth Fashion -Where It Came From and Where It’s Headed Next
Hot Topic to Launch ShockHound -MP3's and Tunes to Raise Profile of Selling Band Merch
Band merch continues to be the hot product for Hot Topic and starting next month with ShockHound, could grow exponentially.