Collaboration, Classics, Surf

Vans x Jack's Surfboards 60th Anniversary Collection

To commemorate Jack's Surfboards 60th year, Vans and the Southern California surf staple have come together for a line of apparel in addition to a pair of Old Skools and Authentics. This milestone comes not too long after Vans rang in their 50th anniversary last year with a variety of commemorative goods.

From Surf City USA (A local Orange County blog dedicated to Huntington Beach, home to the flagship Jack's Surfboards shop.)

For over 50 years, Jack's Surfboards has been an Orange County icon and Southern California favorite for surfboards, wetsuits, clothing, footwear and accessories. Being voted as Orange County's #1 surf shop year after year is a testament to Jack's dedication to offering the largest and newest selections for men, women and children. Jack's Surfboards flagship store in Huntington Beach is a destination spot for surfers and surf fans from all over the world. The huge 10,000 square foot surf shop is located just steps away from the Huntington Beach pier on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. 

The Huntington Beach pier is also home to the Vans US Open of Surfing, a California tradition. In a Transworld Business article from a couple of years back with Doug Palladini, Global President of Vans, the story mentioned, "Palladini recognizes that the brand owes much of its success to some of the early retailers, like HSS and Jack’s in Huntington Beach, and wants to continually repay their appreciation by giving back...Palladini says we can expect to see more of those 'thank you' gestures over the coming year, as Vans approaches its 50 year anniversary in 2016."

Keeping true to its roots, this collection features Jack's logo with a retro twist on some short and long sleeve tees, jackets, hoodies, and caps. The Old Skool gets a healthy dose of checkerboard on the upper of the canvas against Turtledove suede and true-white sole, embroidery on the heel, with a black foxing stripe to finish the design. The Authentic features Jack's in cursive script on the upper, red checkerboard foxing tape, and a red foxing stripe -- completing the design with a custom insole of the Huntington Beach pier. 

The collection is available for purchase now on the Jack's Surfboards site.