Life is too short to wear pants. If you love life and wearing shorts then Party Pants is perfect for you!
You can find me relaxed on a beach somewhere taking in all the good vibes. That’s right, I’m on my permanent vacation and no one can stop me. For others who may also be living the permanent vacation life aka just loving life, Party Pants has the perfect tee and hats for you. Don’t worry ladies, Party Pants aren’t just for the guys, be a Party Pants babe while rocking their tees and hats.
Party PAnts BEAVER SHORTS
Standout from the crowd with these Party Pants boardshort! The beaver shorts are designed to survive the beach days. These aren’t your average pair of shorts. These shorts feature a 6” inseam and fun designs making them perfect for any summer activity. Weather it’s hanging on the beach, chilling at a bbq or dancing the day away at a festival, these shorts will do the trick! Shop Party Pants Now!
Representing a diverse group of builders who are progressing the sport of surfing and a passion for creative thinking, Vissla is a modern surf apparel company to get stoked on. Not only does Vissla offer quality products, but they also exemplify a generation of creators and innovators.
How did Vissla get its start?
Vissla launched in Southern California on March of 2014 with a team of experienced industry leaders including Founder, President, and surfer Paul Naude.
What does the brand represent?
Vissla is a brand that represents creative freedom, a forward-thinking philosophy, and a generation of creators and innovators. We embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship as well as a surf-everything and ride-anything mentality.
What sets Vissla apart from other surf brands?
Vissla is a true modern surf brand. Gone are the days of sponsoring world tour athletes with huge paychecks. Modern day surfing is much more than that now and embraces the everyday free surfer who enjoys the sport for what it is. It was also important for Paul to build a brand that gave credit where it’s due to the unsung heroes of surf, aka the shapers and craftsman. After all, this sport wouldn’t be innovative without the builders behind the boards and we take pride in sponsoring some eclectic surfers in addition to shapers, artists and photographers.
The brand has a diverse group of ambassadors. How are these guys chosen and what do they represent for the brand?
As mentioned above, we have built a team of ‘Creators & Innovators’ who truly set out to create and innovate. No other brands in our sport support the diverse group of builders that help progress the sport. Some great examples are Jeff McCallum from San Diego who makes the most beautiful and unique surfboards, Danny Hess who builds wooden boards in his woodshop in San Francisco, Donald Brink who experiments with asymmetrical and alternative surfboards, Travis Reynolds who creates beautiful vintage inspired boards in Santa Cruz, and last but not least, Hayden Cox of Haydenshapes who build some of the most innovative and modern surfboards in the market today. In addition to these craftsmen, we’ve made an effort to build a great team of photographers, artists and filmmakers, including Jack Coleman, known for his amazing super 8 surf films, Kenny Hurtado who is responsible for a lot of our lifestyle contemporary inspired photography, and Jeremiah Klein who is one of the best surf photographers in the sport today. Lastly, there’s the surfers on the team who are made up of just a diverse group as our craftsman. Our surfers range from performance surfers who are the epitome of the modern day free surfer like Eric Geiselman and Brendon Gibbens to free spirits like Bryce Young and Derrick Disney who can shape their own boards and also ride any type of surfboard like asymmetricals, twin fins or long boards.
Vissla has put on some pretty incredible events like the Self Shape Surf Contest and the Creators and Innovators Tours. Any upcoming events that our readers should get stoked about?
We put on an annual event called Cosmic Creek – a retro-style experience paying homage to an earlier era in surf. This year it will take place on May 21st & 22nd at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, California. Bringing us back to the alternative, more experimental time of the 1970’s, where surfboards ruled the shops, when shapers were gurus and surfing had a mystical soul about it. The event features three divisions including Locals, Creators & Innovators, and Pros. The Pros and local entrants meet at the waters edge with Beach Marshal Ralphie and “draw cards” prior to their heat for priority on the board selection. It truly comes down to the luck of the draw as to which board you will surf in your heat as Vissla supplies original 60’s and 70’s Single and Twin fin options for competitors to choose from. The Creators and Innovators division consists of local and legendary shapers from San Clemente to Laguna Beach including past contestants, Gary Larson of Hobie Surfboards, Dave/Dan Bohne of Infinity Surfboards, Donald Brink, and Ryan Engle to name just a few. While the local entrants and Pros ride original craft, the Creators & Innovators ride a craft they shaped themselves inspired by the 60’s and 70’s time period. There is also a Creators & Innovators tent where you can demo boards from Danny Hess, Haydenshapes, Donald Brink and Jeff McCallum. On Saturday night there is always a free concert on a giant grass hill with live music and this year the Allah Las will be playing. Music on the beach is provided both days by Reverberation DJs who play dusted off vinyl and our all-time favorites. Local vendors provide provisions at the event, from breakfast and lunch by local restaurant, Shwack to morning caffeine by Stumptown Coffee.
Cosmic Creek is open to the public and a true gathering of legends, groms, craftsmen and storytellers. Cosmic has become a soulful grassroots eclectic surf gathering, a celebration of heritage and platform to swap ideas about surfboards, music and art.
Now that you’re in on the hype, check out our selection of Vissla boardshorts, hats, and shirts at Glik’s.
Let’s take a look ahead to upcoming mens trends for Spring 2015.
Americana seems to be a reoccurring trend pulling from past generations of the hard working American man with a love for his country.
To wear this trend, red, white and blue colorways are essential. Even if you vary the shades (as shown below with Marsala, khaki and dusk blue) the impression of Americana still resonates. Stars and stripes not necessary.
Prep and Nautical
Both Prep and Nautical trends will be seen this Spring.
Brands including Vineyard Vines, Southern Shirt Company, 1897 and Sperry Top Sider will be leading this trend in menswear at Glik’s. The Preppy look isn’t just long sleeve pastel pullovers or gingham button-downs paired with flat front khaki shorts and Sperry Top-Siders. This trend has expanded to include patriotic graphic tees (Rowdy Gentleman) worn with chinos and Vans.
Both styles are clean-cut with an emphasis of a preppy lifestyle. Watch for plaid button downs or polo shirts with bright pops of color in red or mint.
And as the Nautical trend sets sail, it’s going to find its home within the Preppy lifestyle. So be on the lookout for anchors and stripes (particularly navy and white) within this trend. But don’t be afraid to think outside the yacht, Hawaiian printed shirts, cardigans and blazers are a fun way to switch things up a bit.
Fitness is booming right now, so it should come as no surprise that activewear has become huge in the fashion industry.
Tech tees from Under Armour, Fox, or Nike, paired with joggers and sneaks can be worn any and everywhere–not just to the gym. No fellas, activewear isn’t just for leg days anymore.
Here are some other trends to look out for at Glik’s for Spring
Color block tees
Must-have accessories to beat the heat
Shades and croakies are for the active man. Whether it be a round of golf with the boys or a game of volleyball at the beach, you won’t lose your cool with these accessories.
After your fun in the sun, fire up the grill and crack open some cold ones with a koozie in hand and, of course, a beeracuda to keep those brews ice-cold.
Bring on the stars and stripes! The 4th of July is right around the corner. Cookouts full of hot-dogs, hamburgers, chips and lemonade, fireworks, sparklers and family shenanigans; do you know what you will be wearing for this summer event? In boardshorts you can go effortlessly from pool to party. You could also pair navy shorts with a red tank, or red shorts and a navy polo, it really is that simple. Here are some of the outfits we put together:
We just got in these fantastic American flag wayfarer sunglasses that you can wear with anything to add an extra kick of patriotism into your outfit! The sunglasses are only $6, so get some for the whole family and take some pics to add to your Instagram reel of the day.
Red, white and blue isn’t just for this holiday, it’s a trend you will be seeing well after the fireworks display is over. The Glik’s website has a page dedicated to the Americana trend for men, so pick up some red, white and blue basics to mix and match for July 4th and the rest of the summer season!
Father’s day is right around the corner and what better gift for Dad than a wardrobe update? You know he hates shopping, but doesn’t he want to look cool when he goes out with his family? Why not pick up some great gifts for him at Glik’s.
Did you know that Father’s Day did not become a national holiday until 1972, which was 58 years after Mother’s Day had become an official holiday? You learn something new every day! Now both parents have a day dedicated to honor them for all they have done and how they have provided for and loved their children.
Glik’s has some great product that Dad will love. Boardshorts, tee’s, shorts, and jeans, step into the nearest Glik’s location or shop online at gliks.com to find your dad the perfect gift for this year’s Father’s Day. He deserves it!
Here are a few of our favorite outfits for Dad’s Day!
At little over a year old, 3rd & Army has already made its mark within the men’s fashion industry. Launched in 2011, 3rd & Army was able to quickly deliver on-trend men’s apparel to the marketplace.
The 3rd & Army Corporate Headquarters is located in the LA Art District and is compromised of a staff of designers, musicians and artists that share common values. Residing in this progressive community is what allows 3rd & Army to creatively think “outside the box” and continually create innovative menswear apparel.
Glik’s has happily been filling our stores with the latest trends from 3rd & Army for about a year now, and we have no intention to stop. Our online store, gliks.com recently added a few styles from 3rd & Army’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection to our Men’s section.
Okay guys, it’s safe to say that summer is finally here and every man is in need of a quality pair of boardshorts, NOT a pair of cutoffs made from jeans that won’t survive another winter. Besides, “jorts” (jean shorts) on men are a HUGE fashion DON’T rule that continues to be broken by males everywhere. Whether you’re at the pool, at the lake, in a boat on the river, or you’re blessed to be beachside, boardshorts are a must-have for men!
There is only one downside to the boardshort, and that is eventually you have to go from waterside to the streets or out to eat, etc. This meant that you will have to pack a change of bottoms. Granted, some guys can pull of the boardshorts on the street “look,” but there are still a majority of men who can’t. This is where the hybrid short comes in. Thanks to this ah-mazing new concept, men all-over do not have to change from bathing suit to street wear anymore.
Hybrid shorts are exactly what their name claims: a short that can be worn both in and out of the water. They are made of fast drying material and feature pockets that are secure in the water, yet look normal out of the water. When I first saw the Hybrid Freak from O’Neill, at first glance I would have not categorized them as a boardshort.
Some look exactly like a normal pair of shorts sporting an outward button fly with interior draw cord, hand side pockets, and back flap stow pockets.
Another perk of the hybrid shorts is that they are available in patterns and colors that are tyoically reserved for casual shorts verses the loud colors and graphics normally seen in boardshorts. Hybrid shorts are usually available in conservative patterns such as plaids, stripes and all-over solid colors.
Overall, I feel that the hybrid boardshort is a summer essential for any guy and a must-have for this 2012 summer season. What’s your opinion on hybrid shorts? Would you wear them? You can visit us online at gliks.com to see these and other available hybrid boardshorts styles.
Okay, so what if summer isn’t “official” til after Memorial Day. There should be no reason why you can’t be checking out all the awesome boardshorts trending right now. Consider it a great thing that you’re being ‘prepared’ for fun, sun and FINALLY getting to jump into that lake, pool, ocean or whatever you’ve been imaging while submerging yourself in the bathtub this winter.
You all know who Hurley is right? Hope so, because they’re pretty popular and if you haven’t noticed yet, Hurley is rocking the boardshort universe right now with their Phantom Boardshorts line.
4X Winner of the SIMA (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association) boardshort of the year award!
To give you an idea of just who all thinks the Phantom boardshorts are cool…
Oh My GOSH! Is that Justin Bieber reppin a pair of Hurley Phantom 4D boardshorts? Sing its praise Biebs!
What a catch Tom Brady! No, we aren’t referring to Gisele, sorry. It’s the touchdown he made when he chose to wear the Hurley Phantom plaid Puerto Rico boardshorts.
Why is the Hurley Phantom Boardshort so cool?
Aside from the Phantom’s awesome graphics and vibrant coloring, this boardshort is constructed like a European sports car; top of the line performance, speed and slick style.
Phantom 4-Way Stretch
Almost all of the Phantom boardshorts are 60% stretch or more. The great thing about this is that it proves the Phantom is more durable in the water because it will flex and move with you, but it will not stretch out; loosing its shape. You feel protected while in the water, but you’re not inhibited by the boardshort.
Performance Water Repellency (PWR)
Hurley uses Nike Performance Water Repellency (PWR) technology for the Phantom boardshort. If you visit hurley.com this is explained really well. PWR is best-explained using umbrellas, no really; tons and tons of tiny umbrellas represent the water repellency of your Phantom boardshorts. The more of those super tiny umbrellas you have the better the water repellency of your boardshorts and the softer the fabric is. Voila! Less chaffing, meaning no uncomfortable rashes for you Mr. Water enthusiast.
This cool feature ties in with the PWR really well. Imagine carrying a full bucket of water. Now, imagine if you were wearing that full bucket of water. Get the idea? Back to the umbrellas again. Those little guys are really doing their job when you get in the water by shedding that water away, so that the Phantom maintains its “optimum weight” even when your in the water providing a flexible, quicker, more agile boardshort.
The Phantom Boardshort is made of recycled material
Got to give them props for going green. Hurley Phantom boardshorts are made from recycled PET bottles; exactly 12 water bottles go into making each pair of Phantom boardshorts. Kudos to Hurley for making an impact by doing something sustainable.
Have we convinced you? Are you foaming at the mouth because you’re hungry for more Hurley Phantom boardshorts like Dimension boardshort featured above?
Maybe the horizontal stripes featured on the Hurley Phantom Horizon boardshort is more of your taste.
But, whatever your flavor is, summer is quickly approaching and the Hurley Phantom boardshort as well as Glik’s has all your style needs. Visit gliks.com or any Glik’s store location nearest to you!
Hey guys and gals, Spring is just around the corner, with Summer close behind. That means sunshine, warm weather, and most fun of all, water activities! Whether you live on a sandy beach, have a boat docked on your nearest local lake, or get your recreational water sport kicks on the mighty Mississippi river, a man’s best friend in the water is a pair of great performance boardshorts!
It’s quite evident that Billabong shares our love of the water as shown by their super cool “Life is Better in Boardshorts,” 2012 campaign!
Billabong’s humble beginning started when Gordon Merchant began producing handmade boardshorts with his wife Rena in 1973 from their house in Burleigh Point, Australia. This cherished tropical refuge of Gordon’s was a place where you could wear boardshorts all year round. Merchant, also a surfer himself, as well as, a board shaper, wanted to develop boardshorts that not only provided the best fit and quality, but could also withstand the various elements that surfers encountered while out in the water. His business found an instant following, the boardshorts being produced by the Merchants proved to possess amazing performance and resilience in the water, due to the triple-stitching technique developed by Gordon.
Now, fast-forward to 2012 where Billabong is an international company known and respected for its dealings in the boardsport industry. But, even through all its growth since 1973, Billabong continues to “keep it real,” and maintain its roots by continuing to uphold its commitment to global boardsports through event hosting and sponsoring industry athletes.
So, for Billabong, life really is better in boardshorts! What better way to prove this than with their Platinum X and Recycler Series. The really cool thing about the Recycler series is that the boardshorts are made from recycled PET bottles. So like, Billabong says “Innovation through performance and conservation.”
So, let’s meet Billabong’s Influence boardshort. This men’s striped boardshort packs all of the high-performance details you need into one style punch! And by style, we’re referencing the really cool screen print/color combo this short is donning!
Zero Gravity fabric, which is an exclusive Billabong fabric that uses Quad X Stretch (four-way stretch) to boost flexibility in all directions.
H2 Repel, this technology forces water to bead off the surface of the fabric. This equals less rash/chaffing.
Ergonomic Panels, for maximum stretch, any yoga instructor can’t compete with.
Recycled ZG fabric, made with recycled PET bottles and saving the environment on pair of boardshorts at a time.
Welded Seams, stretch 100% with the fabric, creating smooth, comfortable seams.
Also from Billabong is the Men’s Striker boardshort. This super functionally fun boardshort sports a horizontal multi stripe design, a solid contrast waistband, is scalloped and features side taping. It looks really cool in this mint, black and white color combo!
H2 Repel, a moisture wicking finish that reduces water absorption and friction
100% Recycled Polyester
20” Performance Fit
PX Infinity Weld, meaning less seams to maximize the fabric’s full stretch potential
Feel like “the Dude” in the Billabong Men’s Vantage Platinum X boardshort! The color combo of blue, aqua, yellow and black make the geometric print pattern really POP. The Billabong wave logo chilling on the left leg versus the horizontal striping on the right gives this boardshort it’s own style.
Made of Recycler Zero Gravity fabric, that is lightweight and preferred by athletes, because of it’s extreme flexibility and stretch.
Part of the Recycler Series, boasting an 87% recycled polyester/ 13% spandex ratio, packing performance and conservation into each pair of boardshort.
H2 Repel, moisture wicking to prevent chafing.
Quad X Stretch (4-way stretch)
Love them like you love your dog, boardshorts are truly man’s best friend this summer. Glik’s is here to provide you with top-notch performance boardshorts for your active summer season! Be sure to visit us at gliks.com or any Glik’s store location nearest to you.