In 1965, a young Steve Van Doren stood next to his father, Vans’
founder Paul Van Doren, and met surfing icon Duke Kahanamoku. A
relationship was formed between Vans and surfers worldwide, based on
simplicity, style, and function. Working with Vans surfers Joel Tudor,
Nathan Fletcher, Dylan Graves, Pat, Dane, and Tanner Gudauskas, and
Nathan and Ivan Florence, we have set out to create boardshorts
inspired by Vans heritage — based on classic lines, innovative
materials, and timeless style.
This season’s diversified boardshort collection features an exciting
line of bold prints and patterns influenced by Vans heritage style.
Each short emphasizes both style and technology, utilizing an array of
different fabrics and textures for spring. This season’s standouts are
the Era series, the Off the Wall Boardshort, the JT Trimline, and the
Captain Fin boardshort.
The Era Classic features a 2-way stretch quality in its cotton/nylon
canvas blends to improve range of motion and offer a lighter feel. The
Era Classic also features a water resistant finish on the underside of
the fabric to prevent rash and allow for a quick dry.
The lightweight Era Stretch performs with an added dobby fabrication
providing a more responsive grip and vital anti-chaffing capabilities
for any avid surfer. Available this season in a variety of classic
patterns and colors as well as shorter outseams for a more
retro-inspired look. One of this season’s styles features a hidden
print that appears when wet!
Vans favorite, the JT Trimline offers a touch of Joel Tudor’s
signature laid-back, retro style. Additionally, the brand new updated
JT Maritime will return for our summer drop, featuring a throwback
scalloped style hem, which comes in a short 18” outseam.
the Wall Boardshort – As a predominant style in the boardshort
offering this season, the Off the Wall Boardshort is a timeless and
versatile design. Offered in ten variations utilizing 4-way stretch
and Surf suede materials, the Off the Wall short comes in a variety of
solids, patterns and prints this spring.