October 2nd, 2015
Meet Your Maker: Katin See How Katin's Custom Surf Styles are Made - From The Sketchbook To SWELL
Ask any surfer what the name ‘Katin’ means to them and they’ll claim the K-man invented boardshorts in the 1950’s and started the renowned surf competition, the Katin Classic Pro/Am. These pioneers were born in Surfside, CA and in an era of out-sourcing, still keep their production at home in SoCal. Given their commitment to quality, American-made goods, we’re stoked to feature Katin in SWELL’s Locals Only collection.
Take a tour of the Katin USA design and production headquarters with Justin Rogina (left) and Mac Beu —
Katin’s signature boat float comes with every pair of boardshorts. Laying the ink on the “Suns Out” Tee. Katin t-shirts are hand made and printed in-house.
Mac has been in screenprinting business for his whole life
Plastisol inks give that oldschool logo hits that wont fade like imported style
Hard at work, Sato sews every pair of custom made shorts in the back of the shop. Boardshort patterns that date back to the 60’s, hang in the shop. Jesse Watson and Sato Hughes of the Katin Surf Shop.. You can still design your own custom boardshorts that are hand made at the Katin Surf Shop.
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