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Afends

Byron Bay is its own humidicrib of a certain kind of cool.

It’s garage, it’s ink, it’s the long hairs of the seventies meets ping-ping Gen text. Ain’t a brand that reflects its geography more than Byron’s Afends. And David Jonsson, head designer there, knows what his people are going to like. Mistreated denim, y’think?

Stab: Talk me through the construction process. Where did you make ‘em, how many hands did they go through, how long did it take?
David: I’m glad you guys asked this question because there were a few people involved who definitely deserve a lot of credit. “Designers” get a little bit too much sometimes. The idea was brainstormed with the creative and marketing team here (Sam, Beckie, Heath and Mike). Once we knew what we were doing, the idea got handed to our garment tech-wizard, Mike Fishwick. The entire process was completed from start to finish in our little warehouse in Byron Bay. He made the pattern in-house based off our new line of trunk which we plan to drop soon. In true Mike fashion he poured himself a Maker’s Mark and literally hand-made, stitched, sandpapered and distressed our shorts til the early morning, minutes before our delivery deadline.

And, for the poor devils who ain’t going to touch these find thangs, talk me through all the cool lil things about ‘em… To start with, these aren’t your average trunks. They started their life as denim jackets from our Afends women’s range. The jackets literally got butchered in the process as our goal was to use as much of their elements as possible to create our final trunk design. Mike was a guru on the machine! The main body sections became the leg designs including an embossed ying-yang on the right thigh. We took the side-hand pockets which became the back pocket of the shorts, a chest pocket to add in a little cargo pocket on the side, the size-adjusters on the back of the jacket were used for the waist ties. The final detailing included the trimmings of our “Shallow Graves” patch and our brown leather denim patch on the back detailing.

  • god

    just like the insight shorts from a couple seasons ago but two tone

  • bandit

    fuck yeah! sick boardshorts! dunc is the man!

    • Golden Power Ranger

      You don’t deserve to call yourself bandit. Worst shorts ever. Lay off the crack pipe.

      • Bondi Boi

        you deserve the name Golden Shower Ranger

        • Northy

          Yea yea… Golden Shower Ranger… we got the gag the first time. Very creative.

          • Bondi Boi

            yet you still would have scrolled through to see them all.

  • maxine the mort

    No creativity here.

    • bandit

      haha classic call fag!

      • Sanjit Walla

        even better call fag!

      • Golden Power Ranger

        Yea….There is lots of gay creativity. They created themselves a whole new dimension of gayness.

        • Bondi Boi

          Hello Golden Shower Ranger

  • jb

    so, are they denim or surf trunks?

    • Bondi Boi

      do you read much

      • Golden Power Ranger

        Go sip a latte u filthy cretin

        • Bondi Boi

          I’ll have a latte with you Golden Shower Ranger

  • phillip
    • Johnny Yewwtah

      more like ripppppping! originality is overrated

  • Afended

    I love Afends, Unit and Jetpilot

  • Afended

    I love Afends, Unit and Jetpilot

    • Northy

      You must be from Ipswich or Logan/Beenleigh?
      Afends is alright but Unit and Jetpilot are crook white-trash bogan brands. You can view their 2013 summer range by stopping by the Yatala BP servo on a friday night about 10pm.

      • Golden Power Ranger

        I think he was being sarcastic. Well I certainly hope so.

      • Golden Power Ranger

        I think he was being sarcastic. Well I certainly hope so.

        • Bondi Boi

          sup Golden Shower Ranger

  • Jessika Mills

    Afends rocks my socks.

    • Golden Power Ranger

      Looks like your must have loose socks

      • Bondi Boi

        do you wear socks while your having your Golden Shower’s, Ranger

  • Soul Surfer

    No afends to the rest but these are the best, they sure are a ripper!

    • Golden Power Ranger

      You’ve spent to much time hanging ten on a bamboo board wearing recycled boardshorts.
      Lay off the peace pipe u dirty spyder.

      • Bondi Boi

        ill hang 10 pisses on your face Golden Shower Ranger

  • whoopwhoopbreww

    Cash for votes. Are other brands giving $100 for votes?

    • dingdong

      I heard Billabong were giving blowies

      • whoopwhoopbreww

        Cheerin, a rough handjob would have my vote.

  • kepler

    This is ugly, no creativity I totally agree here. But who the fuck surf with jeans ? whoever started this trend just stop it.. or wait it’s too late.
    Check villebrequin it’s pricy but it looks totally awesome and that’s how shorts should look like a long time already. “industry” be take some .

    • …..

      its as fruity as a french sailor my friend, you be tripping! ……

  • Highfast

    afends is cooll and i loved

    • Golden Power Ranger

      You my friend are a moron.

      • Bondi Boi

        How are you Golden Shower Ranger

  • tracyboulter

    cool shorts, love Afends, you got my vote

    • Golden Power Ranger

      You might want to reconsider.

      • Bondi Boi

        never back down from a golden shower Golden Shower Ranger

  • Tony Hunt

    Vote for afends

    • Golden Power Ranger

      Vote for Herpes

      • Bondi Boi

        vote for piss on our faces Golden Shower Ranger

  • Mary Cole

    voted

    • Golden Power Ranger

      Stink it up.

      • Bondi Boi

        piss it up Golden Shower Ranger

        • Golden Power Ranger

          Yep heard you the first time. Give the little man a cookie. He managed to swap the P for an S. What else have you got mate?

          • Bondi Boi

            also added a H retard

  • Lazlo

    These are just as lame as having a ying yang tattooed on your arm.

    • Golden Power Ranger

      And that is VERY lame.

      • Bondi Boi

        morning Golden Shower Ranger

    • shitdick667

      I’m trying to laser mine off, have you got any recommendations?

  • Rhonda-lyn Jeffares-Hills

    Thank you

    • Golden Power Ranger

      Your not welcome

      • Rhonda-lyn Jeffares-Hills

        LOL sux shit I am <3 fucken love you guys
        WELCOME THAT IS and im HOT LOL

      • Bondi Boi

        thanks Golden Shower Ranger

        • Northy

          Pfft Bondi Boi… Bondi Fag more like it. Nothing good comes out of Bondi man… except that Cog band… they went alright.

          • Bondi Boi

            your teaming up for a golden shower with your boyfriend aren’t you

          • Northy

            Nah. I like vagina.

          • Bondi Boi

            mangina

          • Northy

            Good work kook.

          • Bondi Boi

            i assume yo mean gook as you have been racially bias in the past

          • Northy

            You swapped the wrong letter. I mean koon.

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  • Golden Power Ranger

    No NO NOO. Byron is not cool! It’s a shitty overrated little cess pitt with gridlocked traffic and hipsters running riot everywhere competing to be seen being the biggest rooster.
    In fact the only kind of person that would think it’s cool either comes from Bondi or start sentences with ‘it’s garage, it’s ink’ no no no no.
    Designing a boardshort for surfing made of denim? Epic fail? Designing clothes for men made out of recycled WOMANS clothing……Epic fail.
    Seems like all the scummy little drug dealers that work for Offensive might have been selling their stash to the design team.
    Yuck.

    • me

      Did your chick go and fuck one of your mates today Golden Power Ranger??? (Really, you actually called yourself a Golden Power Ranger)??? Just going over your quotes and it looks like you are throwing a lot of shit around every article on the site today. You seem very angry and from your comments, it is clear you are very opinionated, yet unread on your topics of discussion. Breath buddy, breath.

      • Golden Power Ranger

        I’m going for gold!
        Your a very self centered young man judging by your choice of name.

        • Golden Power Ranger

          If you have nothing better to do than to go and read all my quotes you might need to take a dose of your own medicine. Especially as you don’t seem to enjoy my name.

          • me

            You didn’t answer my question as to why you are so negative on everything… girl problems, kook in the water (even worse on the keyboard), boss taking advantage of you .. come on mate Golden Power Ranger (hahaha), let it out. What’s up mate, throw a bit of positivity around. Surf was good today, you get some??

          • Golden Power Ranger

            This is a site where all the surf trolls come to gather so I’m here to be the best troll that I can be!
            If you want a list of problems we can start with the domination of filthy corporations, A corrupt government led by a bogan pride version of the mighty war lord George Bush.
            Let’s move on to Chem trails falling out of the sky. Supermarkets stacked with toxic cancerous food. Monsanto pushing GM food across the world. Global over popularization, The rise of social media and the decline of quality real life social interaction. A giant network of radio waves fucking up humans bio rhythms and to top it all off we’ve got those HAARP pricks setting off natural disasters all over the world.
            Lifes peachy cunt

          • me

            “The rise of social media and the decline of quality real life social interaction”.. you can fix this peachy for yourself cunt~! From how hard you go online, you are the greatest sufferer of this problem.

          • Golden Power Ranger

            I knew u would take the bait on that one you fkn moron. I don’t even own a smartphone buddy. Take a look around you next time you leave your weed dungeon. Everywhere you go there’s people absorbed in their phones that are off in a parallel dimension. How often do you see a family function or a group of friends where people are hardly talking in real life and they have their heads buried in their smart phones.
            Sorry to say it but modern society has a severe addiction to these devices and it’s not a good thing.
            By the way. I know how to touch type at a high speed so while your bumbling around cutting and pasting my powerful quotes and then scratching your crook little stoned head trying to think of a way to insult me I could have pumped out two A4 pages of dialogue.
            Get back to your Moms basement you crook little hipster stoner.
            Your a hypocrite mate. I can admit I’m here to be the best troll I can be. However by trolling the troll that makes you a troll to.
            Troll on little buddy.

          • me

            Wow.. Cray Cray Golden Power Ranger. You ok mate, you might need to go and see someone. You have lost it and again proven you know jack shit about what your talking about…. stoner??? hipster??? mom’s basement??? Probably as far as you could get from all three accusations. Sober, regular guy and dad would be a better description. You really are a piece of work. As mentioned earlier when I initially observed your outpouring of negativity on all pages you visited, you should take a few deep breaths. This was just the page I happened to question you on. Negativity shits me. ps… in this day and age, it is very common for people that work with computers to touch type, stop blowing your own trumpet you rooster. Peace out kook.

          • Golden Power Ranger

            Nice to see you are doing your bit to contribute towards global over-popularization.
            If negativity shits you why are you negging out on me? You’ve insulted me on numerous occasions now. What happened to being the bigger man?

            Fine role model you must be for your kids. Growing up with a hypocritical weak man like you for a father figure. I feel sorry for them.

          • me

            Hahahahahaha… you are epic!!!! I love you. Seek help if you can’t handle some online insults. You are fucking fantastic at handing it out. Pull your head in rooster.

          • me

            I am the bigger man, I’m pulling you up on ripping into people you don’t even know… if you call that insulting you, then that is what it is. Trying to keep some positive vibes on here.

          • Bondi Boi

            not as much as you enjoy golden showers, Golden Shower Ranger

        • Bondi Boi

          your name is Golden Shower Ranger

    • me

      Look how busy you have been in the last 5 days alone Golden Poooowweeerrrrrrr Rrraaaaannnnngggggggeeeerrrrr. You shoud get a life, go for a surf or something.

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      How rotton are these shorts. Impractical and an eyesore!

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      Gay Lordy

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      And that is VERY lame.

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      Yea….There is lots of gay creativity. They created themselves a whole new dimension of gayness.

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      Your not welcome

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      You don’t deserve to call yourself bandit. Worst shorts ever. Lay off the crack pipe.

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      You might want to reconsider.

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      Looks like your must have loose socks

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      You’ve spent to much time hanging ten on a bamboo board wearing recycled boardshorts.
      Lay off the peace pipe u dirty spyder.

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      Go sip a latte u filthy cretin

      Discussion on StabMag

      Afends

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      Stink it up.

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      Vote for Herpes

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      You my friend are a moron.

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      No NO NOO. Byron is not cool! It’s a shitty overrated little cess pitt with gridlocked traffic and hipsters running riot everywhere competing to be seen being the biggest rooster.
      In fact the only kind of person that would think it’s cool either comes from Bondi or start sentences with ‘it’s garage, it’s ink’ no no no no.
      Designing a boardshort for surfing made of denim? Epic fail? Designing clothes for men made out of recycled WOMANS clothing……Epic fail.
      Seems like all the scummy little drug dealers that work for Offensive might have been selling their stash to the design team.
      Yuck.

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      I think he was being sarcastic. Well I certainly hope so.

      Discussion on StabMag

      RVCAloha (part four)

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      Wow. This company has to have the worst team ever.
      They sponsor KP. That should say enough.How is a middle aged man whose most radical maneuver ever was a double grab wheelie air one foot above the lip on a perfect section going to sell product? Stinkbugs don’t only come from Brazil people! Australia has it’s very own stinkbug Mr KP.

      Discussion on StabMag

      What (Shane Dorian) Thinks About Big Wave Surfing

      Golden Power Ranger • an hour ago

      Where’s Maya Gobbleira?
      She usually likes riding the big ones.

      Discussion on StabMag

      Red Bull Decades ep five: Mayhem’s Hydro-Flex Rocket

      Golden Power Ranger • 2 days ago

      I’m sure they are always looking for new talent. You sound just like a reality TV show host and I don’t like reality TV so therefore I don’t like you.
      I’ll bet you have a long winded yet impressive resume. Why not try your luck?
      You would do your bank account and the surf community a favor.

      Golden Power Ranger • 2 days ago

      Yes the general consensus is he’s a kook that is stinking up the surf scene in a way never seen before. Worst guy EVER.

      Discussion on StabMag

      Zeke Lau Wins the Vans World Cup Of Surfing

      Golden Power Ranger • 2 days ago

      I can see this thread really got stunk up big time by James B again.
      Why not turn a report about a surf contest into a Brazil vs the world flag wanking festival.
      Life’s fun in the favela mommies basement.

      Discussion on StabMag

      Zeke Lau Wins the Vans World Cup Of Surfing

      Golden Power Ranger • 2 days ago

      haha….For someone with a poor command of the English language you came up with a great little rip!!!

      I really appreciate this sentence.

      ‘Granger Larsen should go back doing push ups with his girlfriend, the
      blond witch with huge shoulders, no neck and daily selfies.’

      Discussion on StabMag

      #Tournotes: Thanksgiving from Hawaii

      Golden Power Ranger • 2 days ago

      Your biased against Australians and homosexual people. Your a Nationalistic gay bashing supremest.
      There’s plenty of gay people working for Stab and it’s an Australian website. Two things you hate.
      Why do you come here?

      Golden Power Ranger • 3 days ago

      Ummmm…..So the guy that is always accusing everyone of being racist is a homophobic gay basher?
      Keep on keeping on mate. 32 votes say you should just fk off from this AUSTRALIAN website.

      Golden Power Ranger • 4 days ago

      Your off your tree mate!

      Discussion on StabMag

      Red Bull Decades ep five: Mayhem’s Hydro-Flex Rocket

      Golden Power Ranger • 3 days ago

      Stop whinging you stupid Yeti.

      Golden Power Ranger • 3 days ago

      How rotten is his whiny bro down narrative. Hopefully Stab staff see how unpopular he is and fk him off. Bring back Chas, Jed and Derek…….Let’s see more un PC stuff like Tales of a Fucking Jew.

      Golden Power Ranger • 3 days ago

      Yea….He is really stinking up the joint big time. He should get a job on TMZ or some other celebrity gossip/reality TV Seppo garbage. He’s an obese gossipy piece of crud.

      Golden Power Ranger • 3 days ago

      RIce rips. Who do you think I was talking about when I said Potato Head? Hint. He looks like he hasn’t exercised for the last ten years.

      Discussion on StabMag

      Re-introducing The Great Charlie Smith

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      haha

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      OOOO yea!
      Maybe next time Chas can go to Maroubra and do an expose on how the Bra
      girls are a bunch of low life thugs that deal drugs and beat people up (
      when they think they have a good chance of winning) Like all bullies
      they are cowards.
      Their movie might have tricked some gullible fools
      into thinking they where justified in their actions but you can’t pull
      the wool over this guys eyes.
      They need to be exposed for the gutless scumbags that they are!
      Justice for all! Lock them up! Throw away the keys!
      Think
      how much nicer a suburb Maroubra would be without these dooch bags
      parading around with their shitty amateur hour tough guy tatts and their
      pockets full of drugs to corrupt the youth with.
      Go for gold!

      Discussion on StabMag

      Volcom

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      Let’s drop some names. Pump up the industry and bro down a bit harder.
      Suck it Voldogs. You just lost a customer with your gayness.

      Discussion on StabMag

      Red Bull Decades ep five: Mayhem’s Hydro-Flex Rocket

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      How many drugs has that MB prick shoveled up his snout?

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      That cunt deserves more than an uppercut! He is really gaying up the surf industry to the max. Isn’t he just the crookest looking potato head you’ve ever seen in your life?
      I think the overall consensus in the surf community is quite clear. This guy should just fuck off and host a reality TV show. That’s where he belongs.
      Fkn bro down looser!

      Discussion on StabMag

      A Place In The Sun (is alive)

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      I’m hoping I’ll be accepted down at the local Squirrel hang after being these amazing boxer shorts

      Discussion on StabMag

      #Tournotes: Thanksgiving from Hawaii

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      Holy crap. Check out the start of this clip. There’s a new ManBearPig in town and it’s not Jordy!

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      James B claims to have a lot of fans.
      I’m quite sure I’m not alone here when I say the general Stab Troll community thinks he is an overly patriotic little stinkbug that is to caught up in his Brazil vs the world crap to realize how annoying his trivial commentary is.
      Let’s all take a vote.
      Fans of James B…..Please give this post a down vote.
      People who don’t appreciate his childish patriotic whining please give this post an up vote. :)

      Discussion on StabMag

      Re-introducing The Great Charlie Smith

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      I’ve come to the conclusion that your a closet hipster. All these eloquent sentences could only be the bi product of long hours spent at a trendy coffee shop reading penguin classics.

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      Or Cocaine if it’s been a good weeks pay!

      Discussion on StabMag

      A Sequence You’ll Love: Florence Bros, Double Barrel

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      I don’t have blonde hair you delusional patriot. Your to caught up in your Brazil vs the world bullshit and it’s making you paranoid.
      I don’t care where your from. I’m just here to tell you that a retard with a box of crayons gets his point across more effectively than you do.
      Go back to school and learn some English before you go running your mouth.

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      Yes. All the time in a heat. Not so much during free surfing.

      Discussion on StabMag

      Re-introducing The Great Charlie Smith

      Golden Power Ranger • 5 days ago

      I think your to old to be reading this magazine. You might want to pick up an issue of Longboarder Magazine, something where the writer is a bumbling old fool with Abe Simpson type rhetoric.

      Discussion on StabMag

      A Sequence You’ll Love: Florence Bros, Double Barrel

      Golden Power Ranger • 6 days ago

      You’re writing on a public forum. Please learn the basics of the English language before attempting to express your opinion.

      Your childish thoughts are literally getting ‘lost in translation’.
      Hahahahahahahaha :)

      • Northy

        Haha “You shoud get a life, go for a surf or something”… says the guy that wasted probably about 10mins copying and pasting all the GPRanger’s comments.

        • Bondi Boi

          back to perth nerd

          • Northy

            Not from Perth. Went there once but wasn’t psyched on all the sketchy Vietnamese.

          • Bondi Boi

            you just went full racist. you should never go full racist

        • me

          Northy, come on, 10 minutes to do a cut and paste??? Not quite.

          • Northy

            There’s a lot of quotes there, how’d you round them all up in under 10?

          • me

            Very easily, work it out.

          • Northy

            Nah. Can’t see it being an important or beneficial thing to know.

    • Bondi Boi

      sounds like you’ve been on the piss Golden Shower Ranger…. get it piss

  • David Willis

    how epic are these shorts! Im of to get mine now and rock them on the strip tonight..

    • Northy

      pfhaha are you serious? They’re fkn gayer than AIDS mate. You’re off your tree.

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