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Monday, January 5, 2015

Surfs Up in California - Surfing Fashions from 1964

These images of handsome surfers and surf fashions are from 1964 and were originally published in Esquire magazine.
The increasing popularity of surfing has encouraged a like trend in surfing fashions. Basic characteristics: loose leg, matched waist and leg band. Upper left, surfer Bill Richardson wears a stretch Jantzen with a warm-up top. Walter Sawyer is shown in burgundy-blue and white- striped cotton ticking shorts, also by Jantzen. Photographed at the Huntington Beach Surf Club, California.

One of the most popular surfing styles is the bold red-and-white cotton print, left, by Catalina worn by Don Shusta. The shirt-shorts set, center is made of featherweight nylon by Catalina. The shirt is a parka style and is worn by Richard Scott. On the right Hap Cole wears a shorter version of the surfer in a grey lastex with white elastic side stripes. It's a stretch hip-rider,, also by Catalina.

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