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April 22, 2021

Vans x Tudor

The Joel + Tosh Tudor Collection features vintage prints and retro designs in a collaboration that bridges generations through its aesthetic, materials, and the riders who influenced it.

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Marked by its vintage prints, retro lettering and classic style, the Vans x Tudor Collection reflects the aesthetic of Joel Tudor, a Vans team rider for almost 25 years, and his 14-year-old son Tosh. Whether they’re logging at Cardiff Reef in the summer or charging Pipeline in the winter, the two can often be found surfing together, their flowing and casual styles almost indistinguishable at times. The Vans x Tudor Collection captures their lifestyle, combining a retro San Diego color palette with classic Hawaiian vibes.

“It’s so cool to see where Tosh is in his career and work on these projects together with my son,” says Joel. “We’re both super stoked on how this collection turned out.”

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The Vans x Tudor Collection features five footwear styles, led by the Chukka DX SF in java/turtledove. It was important to Joel that the collection include the Chukka, a shoe that was a huge part of his childhood. Playing off the traditional Chukka boot style, but with the functionality Vans loyalists have come to rely on, the Chukka features an all-canvas upper with contrast stitching and retro lettering on the midsole that Joel himself designed. “I’ve been obsessed with the lettering and fonts of the psychedelic rock posters of the late 1960’s for as long as I can remember,” Joel says. “Wes Wilson, Bonnie Maclean, there’s so many great artists.  I developed my own style after years of studying them earlier on.”

The Chukka DX, along with the other closed-toe footwear in the collection, also features a cork-lined, removable UltraCush Lite footbed for elevated comfort and support.

 

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Also key to the footwear collection is the UltraCush Slide-On. Taking its cues from Vans’ iconic Slip-On style, this slide sandal features contrast stitching on the synthetic nubuck strap, reminiscent of the Slip-On’s distinctive tongue. The Slide-On comes in java with turtledove contrast stitching and a printed lining.

The Sk8-Low Reissue SF, Authentic SF and Nexpa Synthetic sandal in the same versatile colorway complete the footwear collection. The Sk8-Low features a suede and canvas upper with contrast stitching and midsole lettering, while Joel’s artwork covers the all-canvas Authentic’s upper. The sandal’s UltraCush footbed ensures all-day comfort, while interior strap artwork provides a touch of intrigue.

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Leading the apparel collection is the Vans x Tudors SS Woven, a breezy button-up featuring 20% organic linen and 80% cotton and the Vans x Tudors retro lettering logo on the chest pocket. Combining understated colors with funky florals, the SS Woven embodies the Tudors’ classic and laidback approach to surfing as a way of life and pays homage to the Hawaiian shirt. “The Hawaiian shirt has always been a staple piece of clothing for me,” says Joel. “You can wear them for any occasion.”

The Tudor Floral allover print is also featured on the Vans x Tudors Boardshort, a 100% polyester short with lace-up waist, Vans woven label on left side seam and a right rear pocket with button and flap. The classic aesthetic carries through in the above-the-knee 17” outseam.

Leading the apparel collection is the Vans x Tudors SS Woven, a breezy button-up featuring 20% organic linen and 80% cotton and the Vans x Tudors retro lettering logo on the chest pocket. Combining understated colors with funky florals, the SS Woven embodies the Tudors’ classic and laidback approach to surfing as a way of life and pays homage to the Hawaiian shirt. “The Hawaiian shirt has always been a staple piece of clothing for me,” says Joel. “You can wear them for any occasion.”

The Tudor Floral allover print is also featured on the Vans x Tudors Boardshort, a 100% polyester short with lace-up waist, Vans woven label on left side seam and a right rear pocket with button and flap. The classic aesthetic carries through in the above-the-knee 17” outseam.

 

Shop online here or find in store at select retailors. Call stores in advance for availability. 


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