Blind Girl Surf Club

The motto of the Blind Girl Surf Club is a quote from Groucho Marx, “I wouldn’t wanna be a member of any club that would have me as a member.”

Blind Girl Surf Club is the emblem of over forty years of friendship between Julian Schnabel and Herbie Fletcher. Art and surf cultures unified in the name of adventure, history and camaraderie— generations of friends and family, a tribe, in and out of the water. Julian Schnabel and Herbie Fletcher met and became friends during a surfing contest in Padre Island, Texas during Easter of 1967. Herbie was nineteen and Julian was sixteen. I don’t know if they grew up, but both men went on remarkable journeys.

The Blind Girl Surf Club was originally conceived by Julian and Herbie during one of their many surf trips over the years. Firstly it included close friends and family then later expanded to pay respects to their favorite surfers by also including them. Members receive a black surfboard with the Blind Girl Surf Club emblem as membership confirmation. One of the last surfboards made was for the late Andy Irons.

RVCA presents the Blind Girl Surf Club collection as a one-off. Opening up the exclusive club to celebrate the life that is the art of riding waves. Art in surfing. Surfing as art. All leaning towards ultimate freedom. Limited Edition Tees, Hoodies, Trunks and more dropping Monday 8/3/15.

Sunday Collection Lookbook

There is only one legitimate way of spending a Sunday. Sleep in late, a hot cup of coffee on the balcony, a late brunch with friends, maybe a little walk around the neighborhood or to the farmers market, and extreme levels of chilling out. Let your hangover wear off in comfortable easy to wear stylish pieces that can easily transition from at-home comfort to cruising about your day. Sundays are about the perfect, no frills, layering pieces meant to be worn under the most simple of dresses or by themselves for a mellow day. Soft fabrics, sexy tomboy styling, and relaxed fits will make you wish that there was a day between Saturday and Sunday. This collection was designed just for you by RVCA. Enjoy your Sunday!

Photos by Gypsy One, Model: Cailin Russo.
Video by Chad Huff, Song by Tomorrow's Tulips.

RVCA Denim | Fall '15

Built anew for Fall 2015, RVCA Denim is a manifestation of RVCA’s ethos, the balance of opposites -- designed for now, but meant to stay through the ages. Produced using the most trusted and storied fabric mills of North America, our goal is to provide you with dependable jeans that you expect to age with; a piece of clothing that eventually becomes a walking journal of your triumphs and travels, a living record of your proud spills and scars.

VA SPORT | Fall '15 Lookbook

RVCA presents the new VA Sport Fall '15 Collection shot on the North Shore of Hawaii with RVCA Advocates Makua Rothman, Kala Alexander and Dustin Barca.

The VA Sport line has been a favorite of MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champions BJ Penn, The Mendes Brothers as well as Athletes Makua Rothman, Kala Alexander, Dustin Barca and more. Technical constructions and functional fabrics make these garments perfect for high-energy training, while also maintaining a simple, attractive look.

Photography by Zak Noyle, Video by Change for Balance.

Matt Archbold | Fall '15 Lookbook

Vice Magazine describes Matt “Archy” Archbold as, “One of those classic, iconic figures in surfing who represents everything punk little groms want to be.”

Archy cemented his mark in surfing in the mid to late eighties with his raw, attacking style and pioneering approach to aerial surfing. Archy surfed hard, played hard, and lived even harder, gaining life lessons over the years that turned him into a cult-like hero and the subject of his own documentary, Archy. Heavily tattooed from head to toe, Archy is a man with a no-bullshit approach to life, schooling the youth with heavy turns and committed lines at spots like Off the Wall.

Archy’s inaugural signature collection combines his love of ink, garage work, and greaser styling. Following an improbable friendship forged over a makeshift tattoo studio on a North Shore porch, the collection consists of workwear classics featuring custom artwork details and label packaging by ANP artist Bert Krak of Brooklyn’s Smith Street Tattoo Parlour.

Photography by Delon Ranger.

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