#KATINVAULT: Katin's Pride

#KATINVAULT: Katin's Pride

 Vintage Katin ad featuring Nancy Katin surrounded by just a few of her friends and young local surf legends from across the U.S.


Over time, Nancy became known as the “First Lady of Surfing,” not only because of her quality clothing, but also because she genuinely befriended the surfers that came to her shop, even acting as second mom to most.

Read the full Katin history HERE and check back next Thursday for our weekly trivia Giveaways on our Instagram story HERE

 

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The Cloud Wash Collection

The Cloud Wash Collection

Katin is excited to bring you the Cloud Wash Collection, straight from our Spring '17 line.

From custom graphic tees made of 100% certified organic cotton to classic patio short styles, these custom pieces have been pigment dyed with an iconic cloud wash for a groovy vintage look and authentic feel. 



Shop the Cloud Wash Collection and more from the Spring '17 collection, all available now HERE!  

 

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#KATINVAULT: Uncle David Sports Katin

#KATINVAULT: Uncle David Sports Katin
This week's Katin Vault discovery features an iconic photo from the Surfer's Journal archive featuring legendary surfer of David Nuuhiwa aka "Uncle David" wearing some classic Katin Kontender trunks.

The So Cal-born surfer was best known as a noserider, but regarded by many as the finest surfer of the 1960s. He was also winner of the United States Surfing Championships in 1968 and 1971, and runner-up in the 1972 World Surfing Championships.

Read more about the Katins story and how the business came to be below.

Check back next week for our next Katin Vault discovery. 
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WEB FEATURE: Blanket Trunk

WEB FEATURE: Blanket Trunk
This week's web feature comes straight from our newly released Spring '17 collection, with the Blanket Trunk.

The Blanket hybrid trunk is carefully crafted with pigment dye for that Katin classic "Made to Fade" look and authentic feel. The Blanket offers an original woven design and bold color block atop a vintage-style fabric, for a contemporary fit, on and off the beach. 

  • 51% cotton, 43% polyester, 6% spandex
  • 1.5" waistband  with 19" outseam 
  • "Made to Fade" pigment-printed fabric
  • Front pockets with mesh drain channels 
  • Boat rope drawstring
  • Snap fly closure
  • Inner stash pocket 
  • Reinforced stress points
  • Clean finished interior seams

Shop the Blanket trunk HERE, and see more from the new Spring line HERE

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Spring '17 Collection, Now Available

Spring '17 Collection, Now Available
Katin is excited to announce the official release of the new Spring '17 collection, featuring brand new surf trunks, graphic tees, shorts and more. 

In celebration of the new Spring '17 release, we would like to offer FREE SHIPPING on all U.S. orders.


Shop the latest Spring '17 pieces, all available now HERE.
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Katin Spring '17 Drops Tomorrow!

Katin Spring '17 Drops Tomorrow!
Spring 17 is on it's way...
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#KATINVAULT: Everybody's Katin's Korner

#KATINVAULT: Everybody's Katin's Korner
This week's throwback from the Katin Vault features another classic 1970s ad showing the Kanvas by Katin shop. Standing in front of the shop are some local legends, including pro surfers Mike Purpus, Steve Seebold, Bob Ballou and more, as well as @RustySurfboards founder Rusty Preisendorfer, all rocking their favorite Katin threads. Circa 1973.
Ads and editorial spreads like this covered nearly every newspaper or magazine in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and always featured some of the world's greatest surfers sporting their Katin trunks. 
Check back next Thursday for our latest Katin Vault discovery. 
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#TravelTuesday: Find The Beauty

#TravelTuesday: Find The Beauty

We all know any day before Hump Day can suck. It could be the sunniest of mornings and there's still something that gets us down. But don't stress. Let these radical outdoor photos relax your mind and put you in the heart of paradise, even if it's just for a minute. 

 

Photo: @zanmilan

 

Photo: @andymcnasty

 

 

Photo: @mattheword

 

 

Photo: @josie_elle

 

 

 Photo: @_stevenwilson

 

 

 

Photo: @erubes1

 

 

Share your version of paradise, the Katin way, by tagging @KatinUSA #SeeYouOutThere on your social media photos. 

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#KATINVAULT: Katin East Koast Surfers

#KATINVAULT: Katin East Koast Surfers

This week's Katin Vault discovery features a vintage Katin ad featuring East Coast surf legends Greg Loehr, Michael Oppenheimer, Regis Jupinko and Gary Germain all sporting their favorite Katin trunks.

 

Watermen all across the globe sought out these durable custom trunks and some of history's greatest surfers ever rocked their favorite pairs on and off the water. 

 

Check back next week for the latest Katin Vault finds. Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram @KatinUSA for our weekly Katin Vault giveaway in our IG story. 

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#KATINVAULT: S'Katin in Katin with Russ Howell

#KATINVAULT: S'Katin in Katin with Russ Howell
"The favorite of the greatest surfers is now the first choice of the world's finest skate riders." A rad 1960s ad featuring the first professional skateboarder, Russ Howell, skating in his Katin shorts and graphic tee, next to a shot of Nancy Katin herself with the pro skater.

Aside from making it into the Thrasher Hall of Fame, Russ also set a Guinness World record for longest handstand on a skateboard (2 minutes) and another for the most 360s.
See more from Katin's legendary story vault every Thursday on our blog and Instagram. 
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