This fall, Vans partners with Captain Fin Co. for the second installment of Vans x Captain Fin. As a youthful, aspirational surf lifestyle brand, Captain Fin Co. emphasizes the fun in functional, turning innovative surf gear into a creative, expressional platform.
Mitch Abshere, the creative force behind Captain Fin Co. can be seen as an world-class surf visionary or a just a normal guy who lives in a van down by the beach—regardless, there’s no doubt that he has brought fun to the fin through creative graphics, unique athletes and sophisticated attitude. Abshere collaborated with Vans this season by diving deep into Vans’ design heritage to present a collection that unifies the two brands’ unique DNA, and embodies a fresh perspective of classic surf style for fall. The new Vans x Captain Fin collection offers a full capsule of apparel, accessories and footwear in a bold color motif of black, gold and maroon, complemented by familiar Vans checkerboard patterns and signature logos.
The first of three footwear offerings is the Vans x Captain Fin Old Skool, showcasing the tried and true Sidestripe, a classic icon all its own. The Old Skool is joined by two Surf Sider styles, the Vans x Captain Fin Fairhaven, a chukka- inspired Surf Sider built with premium textiles including leather and suede, and the Thresher Sandal, a longtime staple of Surf Sider sandals.
Somewhere between designing fins for Dane Reynolds and Joel Tudor, the Captain found the time to create a thoughtful collection of apparel pieces including two illustrative tees, most notably the very Southern California “Stay Glassy.” Trademark style is underscored in the Captain Fin Boardshort, featuring a 19” outseam and 2-way stretch design that combines Vans DNA with both checkerboard and stripes on each panel. The Captain Fin Backpack, a 35-litre military-inspired rucksack is complete with canvas TPE Backing – a necessary companion for your next road trip. Finally, inspired by Captain Fin Co.’s inimitable style, accessories like the Captain Fin Bucket Hat and the Captain Fin beanie top off the collection as the final accouterment to the ever-stylish Vans x Captain Fin ensemble.