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August 4th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Sanuk’s Bryan House Head Sanuk Designer Tours Us Through Their Orange County HQ

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Bryan House is a San Diego surfer/skater/designer who is widely recognized for being the f@cking man. He gave us a behind the scenes look at the Sanuk operation, and the secrets behind their not so typical footwear empire. We skated, ping ponged, ate Wahoos, drank Pacificos, and heckled…

How’d you get your start in the Sanuk Footwear family?

I got thrown into the mix randomly by JK, he straight up invited me to check out the building and grab a pair of shoes. The next thing I know I am in a conference room talking about factories, footwear construction and materials. I had no resume, no portfolio just a computer with things I had been working on. Soooo caught off guard, but looks like it worked! JK is the man, I owe it all to him. (more…)

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August 4th, 2014 | By |

It’s Here: Your August Style Guide

swell-august-catalog-womensWelcome to your August Style Guide:
Feeling the post-summer burn? So is your wardrobe. Update your color pallet with an all-over dusting of charcoal: transitioning vibrant hues into late-season, sunbaked slates, deep reds, and greys. Add in lightweight, travel-ready layers for the season and the wanderings ahead. Inspired to hit the road for a last hoorah?
Pack your sandals, strap on a pair of booties and get to exploring.
Ready to get reading? View the digital edition HERE

Photography: Morgan Massen
Models: Kylee Dashefsky & Calli Wagner

August 2nd, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

A Slice of Life | Keep It Classic

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I’ve always been a sucker for classic cars, so I was thrilled with the opportunity to spend some time with a gorgeous Chrysler New Yorker. It seemed as though everyone walking through Cardiff were also keen on it; we had tourists and locals alike coming up to snap photos and admire the beautiful car. I also received some sweet compliments on my retro outfit, featuring SWELL’s mania top, Raga printed bell-bottom pants, BC buckle sandals, RAEN Fairbanks sunnies, and my mom’s vintage hat!
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Pictured:
Lace Top | Raga Printed Bell Bottom Pants |Buckle Sandals | RAEN Sunglasses

August 2nd, 2014 | By | 5 Comments

SeaMade: Best Of

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Transitions are an inevitable part of life. Whether they are planned or unexpected, they keep life interesting and push our limits. This week marks the transition of SeaMade to my new blog, The Salty Wolf.  I’d love it if you checked it out and bookmarked it for future reading. There will be lots of fun adventures and creative works featured to keep you inspired and pushing outside your comfort box.
But before we say farewell to SeaMade, let’s take a look back at a few of my favorite posts over the last year..
(Above Photo: Chris Grant)
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