Katin Swimwear – surfing the waves since ’54

Katin Swimwear

You really have to take a serious look through the Katin collection. Don’t spend all of your time shotgunning beers with your surfer dudes. In addition to all of the great vintage looks around here, the gents behind the shop have been maintaining the Californian surf culture for six decades. And to commemorate the countless waves you’ve jumped and the sunny days you’ve spent on the beach, they’ve made these limited edition Kanvas by Katin surf trunks. But before you pop open the next Bud, let’s share a small piece of American Surfer history:

 

“In the late 1950′s Nancy and Walter Katin were in the business of making boat covers. In 1959 they were commissioned to produce a swim trunk that would stand up to the durability of California watermen. The swim trunks were a huge success and became the uniform for watermen worldwide. These trunks are produced with rigid fabric that is from the same fabric vendor that these trunks were produced with in the late 1950s and 60′s. The swim trunks are made from the original patterns from the 60′s.”

 

Word of Nancy and Walter’s creation quickly spread along the coast, and the couple was suddenly in the surf trunk business and thus the American surf wear industry was born!

 

By the time the ’60s hit and surfing boomed in popularity, due to the Beach Boys craze, Katins were already well-footed as the grooviest surf trunk on the West Coast. They kept making high quality surf trunks and sold them from the surf side store and a network of surf shops all over the western hemisphere. By the ’70s, almost every top surfer wore Katin. And they were very proud to appear in surf magazine ads wearing their favorite trunks.

 

With the same mind-set, Katin continues to provide clothing inspired by the American surf heritage putting a strong emphasis on quality products that are Made in the USA.

 

“Quality, durability and good looks has long been the Katin motto and it’s our attention to detail which continues to separate Katin from the rest of the surfing pack.”

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Molly Brown’s Fashion Fridays – Pick of the Week – Lost Swimwear for Men

Hello there you lovely people!

 

How are you doing?

 

Ready to take on Friday and have an amazing weekend?

 

Well, before you get out and paint the town red, take a look at Molly Brown’s Fashion Fridays Pick of the Week!

 

And without further ado, we present Men’s Swimwear by Lost!

 

The Lost Brand is synonymous with the surfer lifestyle, where the sands and the sea are the way of life.

 

What first started as a surfboard brand and then slowly branched out to t-shirts and then complete line of clothing for men and women, is now a brand that is known worldwide and preferred by those who love the high seas and low beaches and have a passion for sports.

 

For our pick of the week, we sat down and really tried to pick some choice pieces out of the Lost Swimwear collection and since we could not pick one, we picked them all! But we did pick out some favorites to help you get started 😉

 

                 

                                                                                                         

So browse the Lost Swimwear collection at Molly Brown’s and take your pick out of them. You will love the colorful and plain boardshorts and super cool t-shirts with their funny graphics. And if you want comfort with style, then you, my dear friend, have hit jackpot!

As always, Keep it Stylish 😉

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June 21st 2014, International Surfing Day for the Soul Surfers

 

It’s International Surfing Day today and you can’t be missing out the fun at the beaches! Water and waves are the first love of a surfer and International Surfing day is held annually to encourage the sport and bring together soul surfers for some adrenaline rushing rides on the waves. June is also the World Ocean Month, and it’s so apt considering the tempting beaches luring us to take a dip.

 

International Surfing Day started in 2004 and is celebrated worldwide sporting various beach events. Surf contests, film screenings, beach sports, barbecues and other surf related activities are performed to have a day full of fun and excitement.

 

A surfer or not, 5 things you must do this International Surfing Day are:

 

  • Go surfing. It’s adventurous, exciting and worth a try!
  • Participate in beach activities/sports if you’re not a surfer.
  • Read and learn more about oceans and why surfers love what they do.
  • Read about surf etiquettes (interesting) and share them with your surfer/non-surfer friends.
  • Hit the beach with your friends, grab a beer, cheer the surfers riding the waves and have a fun day.

 

Most importantly, for an eventful day like this, you need a swimwear to suit the occasion. Sperry Topsider at Molly Brown’s is the brand for soul surfers. The fabrics, the cuts and the fit of Sperry Topsider swimwear for men and women is perfect to go surfing. The nautical brand has a collection that’s too amazing to let go!

 

          

 

Also, Molly Brown’s has a stunning rashguard swimwear collection to woo the ladies. The rashguard swimsuits by Pily Q and Vitamin A are ideal for a surfing day at the beach. For men, Lightning Bolt swimwear has boardshorts designed for utmost comfort when taking a dip in the water. So, let the water lover in you shed all inhibitions and dive in the ocean to experience waves in full current.

 

        

 

Have a great surfing day! Meet people and enjoy surfing stories from people around you.

 

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5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Father’s Day – Molly Brown’s Top Picks!

 

Father’s Day is just around the corner and almost all of us are either biting our nails and trying to figure out what to get our beloved Daddies for their special day. Now, some people are so easy to shop for, and some Daddies have everything you can think of. What to do?

 

Fear not damsels/ dudes in distress, for we are here to solve this dilemma for you. And just in no time!

 

Gifts do not always have to be store-bought, you can make something thoughtful and gift it to your dad and he will love it all the same. For example, create a photo collage and make him relive the amazing times he’s spent with the family. Or get him coasters of his favorite movie series/ superhero for his office.

 

More ideas? Here are Molly Brown’s top gift ideas for Father’s Day. Get cracking kiddies:

 

Father’s Day Gift Cards

Father's Day Gift Coupons
Father’s Day Gift Coupons

An ingenious idea we stole off the internet. Make handmade coupons, such as free car washing, garage cleaning, scrumptious dinner and the likes, bind them together to make a  coupon book and gift it to your dad. He can use it whenever he likes to! Make sure you have already decided who will do what 😉

 

Make his Day Special

If your dad already has everything he needs, then why not make his day an amazing one. Since it will be a Sunday, you can start with a yummy (his favorite of course) breakfast and serve it to him in bed. Then, plan the day around his favorite activities, or maybe even a small day-trip nearby. If he loves golfing, take him to the best golf course and spend some quality time with your dad. In the evening, plan a family dinner, get all your siblings to write down something for your dad, a handmade card maybe. Make reservations at a fine restaurant and let him relax with his loved ones. You get the idea, make the day all about him.

 

Upgrade his Surf/ Swimwear Collection

Molly Brown's Men's Swimwear
Molly Brown’s Men’s Swimwear

Does your dad love the sea and the surf? Is the beach his favorite destination? Then why not get some cool new board shorts or tees for his wardrobe. It’s the perfect Father’s day gift for the dad who loves sun, sand and sea! He would probably put them on and head to the beach right away! Board shorts like this one, this and this one and then t-shirts like this one, this and this one are good ideas! You can also browse our Men’s swimwear collection for more ideas.

 

DIY Comic Book Coasters

DIY Comic Book Coasters
DIY Comic Book Coasters

For the Dad who has always been and will be your favorite superhero, we found this awesome idea – Superhero Coasters! Very easy to make and perfect to remind him everyday that he will always be your hero :) Easy step-by-step instructions are here: http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2011/09/crafts-for-men-comic-book-coasters.html

 

Personalized Ties

No Father’s day gift list can be complete without the iconic tie! Many of us had thought of this, why not make this age-old yet evergreen gift more personal. Get your dad’s initials monogrammed on the tie and watch how his face will light up each time he wears it on.

 

More than anything, it is the thought that counts and feelings that matter, the gift, not as much. All you have to do is convey to your father how much you love him and the special place he holds in your heart. Just do that and he will be very happy!

 

Happy Father’s Day to all the super-awesome dads out there. Thank you for what you do :)

 *All images sourced from the internet
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