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Helms x Howler Sayulita Watershorts – Railroad Stripe

A few of our favorite things come together as one in these new board shorts – Howler Bros., one of our go-to surfwear brands from our very own hometown, in collaboration with Helms Workshop, one of our hero design outfits, also from Austin, have produced these excellent and classic board shorts that happen to be named after one of our cherished Mexico surf towns, Sayulita. So, we had to share them with you, obviously.

These, like other Howler Bros products we’ve featured are heavily constructed from quick drying cotton-poly fabric with just a little bit of stretch and added an elastic rear waist band to maximize comfort. The draining front pockets and rear zipper mesh pocket help you carry what you need.

Better yet, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these trunks will benefit the Stand with Austin Fund and the Austin Relief Fund.

Get your very own for only $59.00.

The Utility Short

We’re digging the look of these new Utility Shorts from Quaker Marine Supply. The short features deep patch pockets that ensure your cell phone and boat keys won’t slip out – an all too common problem on the docks. And they’re built to last, with triple stitched side-seams and 100% Railroad Denim. It features a self belt with d-ring that allows the wearer to easily adjust sizing, which is forgiving thanks to an elasticized back waistline.

It’s good to see all that is happening with Quaker Marine Supply, a company originally founded in 1949 by a Coast Guard veteran named Joe Kadison. QMS has a long history of serving the sea-loving crowd. The company began as an outfitter specializing in marine hardware and clothing. Starting in the sixties, QMS became known for its long-brimmed caps, notably the Swordfish and the Oysterman, with its patent-leather bill. The latter was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, who wore it duck hunting in Idaho and sport fishing in Cuba and Key West.

The company, after being dormant for a number of years is back at it and focusing on the nautical lifestyle they were originally born into. These shorts are $115 and come in multiple colors.

Birdwell Board Shorts – Limited Edition

Here’s your board shorts for this spring. Carrie Birdwell Mann has been making surfer board shorts in SoCal since 1961. Inspired by the nylon sails of sailboats, she worked with textile mills on the East Coast to develop a proprietary two-ply nylon fabric that is the foundation of Birdwell Beach Britches. These durable Beach Britches were built to withstand the rigors of surfing and to be wearable for a lifetime. These dependable boardshorts are nearly 20 years old and have withstood rigorous daily use by ocean rescue lifeguards.

A new fabric has made its way into the iconic board shorts this year. Chambray can wear-in and not out. Over the years it becomes more and more handsome. This long-lasting approach is more present than ever in the new 310 Limited Edition Board Shorts.

Buy yourself a pair for $129.