Thursday, June 06, 2013

Iron & Resin - Cooper Boardshort

Made a trip out to to the Channel Islands/Ventura area a couple weeks ago to visit a buddy - and was quite fond of what we found in the area - good breweries, lot of funky antique/thrift shops, nice eateries, urban coffee spots, and surf shops on (or right off) the main drag. Back in my college days at Santa Barbara, Ventura had a bad rap - but being out there exploring, I can really say there it has a lot to offer.

One of my favorite stores we stumbled in was Iron & Resin's The Garage (read their mission statement after the jump - but Iron & Resin is the brand, and The Garage is their flagship store that also features complimentary brands - read up on The Garage here). Iron & Resin products are all made in California and compliment the surfer/biker/farm aspects that all are a part of Ventura's past (and present). The shorts above are the Cooper boardshort - and trust me - the quality is there, and the style speaks for itself. Purchase here.

Born in a small, Southern California, blue-collar beach town, graced with world class point breaks and seaside racetracks, where ghosts of a once towering oil industry still linger in the shadows. Iron & Resin is the brainchild of several friends who, after decades of collective experience building successful clothing brands, decided to turn back the clock and start anew. The result is a small, hand built collection of goods that draws heavily upon the founder’s own lifestyles and experiences.
Forged in California... 

In a mass produced, disposable world, Iron & Resin is a product of “one-off” culture. Where men still build, by their own hands, the craft they ride, be it water or land. Our goods are carefully hand crafted and printed one at a time in California.