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.