If you are attending the show, be sure to stop by our booth, 335, to check out the new collection, snag free giveaways items and more.
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Designed with the same high-quality, durability and good looks as our surf trunks, the Katin shorts collection offers endless style and comfortable versatility. From our timeless cotton twill chino shorts to our relaxed-fit, elastic-waist walk shorts, the Katin shorts collection is carefully constructed for both style and comfort.
Shop the Katin Shorts Collection now at katinusa.com and receive FREE shipping on all U.S. orders over $50.
Katin Explorer and world-renowned photographer, Aaron Brimhall, has just landed in Bali, Indonesia, Katin style.
Packed with tons of new Katin gear, our Explorer will be taking us through caves, on top of waterfalls and out on the ocean for a firsthand look at Bali, through the eyes of the locals.
Follow Katin and Aaron on the rest of his trip with Katin through Indonesia over the next few weeks on Instagram and our blog now. We will be posting his highlights from the trip.
Thanks to Shop-Eat-Surf for coming by the Katin booth at the Agenda trade show and the festival! Check out photos from this past week below.
Katin is excited to debut our Spring/Summer '18 collection at the upcoming Agenda Long Beach trade show event this week, July 13-15 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Come cruise by our booth, G13, to peep the new collection, snag free giveaways items and more.
We'll also see you at the Agenda Festival, Saturday, July 15 for even more giveaway items, games and of course live music from Tyler the Creator, Ludacris and more.
In honor of Katin's boundless exploration of all things California, Katin hit the trails again, this time to traverse through sunny Santa Barbara for the Spring/Summer '18 collection.
Tucked away off the beaten path, the Katin crew ventured through the quaint coastal farmland of Goleta, just past the city of Santa Barbara. Capturing all of the surrounding terrain, from rock-covered beaches to technicolor plant life, Katin’s Spring/Summer '18 line combines vintage-inspired patterns with intricate designs for a bold blend of outdoor-driven motifs atop original silhouettes.
From collection classics like the cloud wash tees and the fan favorite hybrid trunks, the Spring/Summer '18 line also introduces new style staples like the tropical camp style woven shirts and art deco-inspired surf trunks, as well as new mineral washes, eye-catching florals and seasonal hues of salmon, sea glass green and indigo.
See more from the collection at the Agenda Show this week.
Summer is officially in full swing and the 4th of July holiday is right around the corner!
Shop your festive favorites from the Katin 4th of July Collection now. Snag tons of red, white and blue trunks, hats, tees and more, online and in-store.
Order online from katinusa.com by the end of day today to ensure delivery by 7/3.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Katin x Hobie Collection Release Party last Friday, June 9 at the Hobie Dana Point shop!
In addition to shopping the new Katin x Hobie collection, event attendees enjoyed free food, drinks, live music and the chance to meet and hang with original Katin seamstress since 1961, Sato Hughes!
Take a look at some of the photos from the event below. Also peep the video from the collaboration creation above.
The Hughes Family (From left, Kim, Glenn, Sato) and Katin President Mac Beu.
It was such an incredible turn out and we are so stoked you all loved the collection.
Katin seamstress since 1961, Sato Hughes, with Partner/Director of Operations at Hobie, Jake Schwaner.
Two of the industry’s longest lasting and most trusted brands, Hobie and Katin, are creating a new experience for their longtime loyal customers.
Hobie has teamed up with the Katin team as well as legendary Katin seamstress since 1961, Sato Hughes, for a limited-edition run of Katin x Hobie collaborative surf trunks.
In addition to these handmade surf trunks, the Hobie x Katin collection also offers custom t-shirts and an iconic collaborative hat, all made right here in the USA.
Two of the industry’s longest lasting and most trusted brands, Hobie and Katin, are creating a new experience for their longtime loyal customers. Hobie Surf Shops has teamed up with Katin and legendary Katin seamstress since 1961, Sato Hughes, for an exclusive collection that will feature a limited-edition run of Katin x Hobie collaborative surf trunk.
In addition to the handmade surf trunks, the Hobie x Katin collection also offers custom pocket t-shirts, graphic t-shirts and a hat, made right here in the USA.
This special-edition collection truly highlights both company’s united dedication to providing both endless quality and innovation, in company with Sato’s preservation of excellence and commitment to exceptional durability.
In 1950 Hobie Alter started shaping surfboards out of his parent’s garage at their summer home in Laguna Beach, Calif. Shortly after in 1954 Hobie bought a vacant lot in Dana Point and opened the first surf shop in California. From that point forward, Hobie Alter’s gift for originality not only forged the path for future surf shops but also changed the cultures of surfing, skateboarding, sailing, kayaking, and much more. Hobie and his retailing partner, Dick Metz, had truly created a model for everything the surf industry and its surrounding lifestyle stands for today.
Bringing together both their passion for the ocean and a tireless work ethic, Hobie and Dick were able to do what they loved, while working to change the surf industry forever.
While Hobie was shaping the future of surf one board at a time, across town in Sunset Beach, Nancy and Walter Katin were about to make similar history, with the invention of the very first surf trunk.
In the early 1950s, Nancy and Walter Katin were in the business of making canvas boat covers. It was upon request from local surfers that they made the first pair of custom canvas surf trunks. Word quickly spread of these new trunks ability to withstand the demands of the sea. Hopeful “wave riders” came from far and wide pleading for their very own pair of trunks, so Walter sought additional help from a local skillful seamstress, Sato Hughes.
The story of this legendary Katin seamstress begins in 1928, in Kawasaki, Japan, where Sato Hughes was born. Sato, although a master of the art now, initially learned how to sew as a young student in Japan. After moving to the U.S. in the early 1960s, Sato truly began harnessing her sewing craft while hemming and tapering clothing at a local dry cleaning shop in Seal Beach, California. Walter and Nancy, who were regular dry-cleaning patrons, chatted with Sato from time to time on their visits to the Seal Beach cleaners. Although she had only been in America for six months, Walter was eager to add a talented seamstress to their team to keep up with the high demand for trunks, and excitedly hired Sato to work at the shop in 1961. With the addition of Sato, an industry and a loyal following were born.
Soon some of the biggest names in surfing, from Shaun Tomson and Peter Townsend to Reno Abillero, Gerry Lopez and Eddie Aikau would go on to sport these handmade custom trunks from Sato. To this very day, Sato is still sewing strong at the same Kanvas by Katin surf shop in Sunset Beach.
With Hobie Surfboards still hand-shaping boards out of the Dana Point store and Katin and Sato still hand-making surf trunks in Sunset Beach, we couldn’t be more excited to share this partnership with you.
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