Herringbone x Haydenshapes
When high(er) farshion meets surfing, it sure does tickle. By now, you’ll be well aware of the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto model. Such is the paddle power, drive and stability of this board, that Craig Anderson rides a 5’4″ at eight foot Desert Point. Think of a twin fin vibe with a pulled-in pintail, a heck […]
When high(er) farshion meets surfing, it sure does tickle. By now, you’ll be well aware of the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto model. Such is the paddle power, drive and stability of this board, that Craig Anderson rides a 5’4″ at eight foot Desert Point. Think of a twin fin vibe with a pulled-in pintail, a heck ton more control and contemporary value (ain’t even too bad above the lip). If it works for you, it really works.
So, the Hypto was the obvious choice when it was decided that Haydenshapes would be doing a summer collaboration with makers of fine clothing, Herringbone Sydney. The high end suit wear designers approached Haydes to create a limited collection of bespoke high end surfboards, that’d feature in their national summer 13/14 campaign.
Hayden put together 10 identical boards, and goddamn do they look exquisite. Hayden’s kink for the surfboard equivalent of bespoke suits meant that he brought a particularly well-suited eye to the project. “I really wanted to bring a high-end and more stylish approach to a performance product,” says Mr Cox. “Which you don’t really see done all that often. There’s a lot of garage art and punk influence out there in the market when it comes to surfboards, which isn’t really the Haydenshapes brand at all. I think our customers dig the fact that we do things a little differently, as it makes our product more unique.”
Indeed. The clean end of the surfboard aesthetic spectrum certainly ain’t an awful one. So, what do these Herringbone Hyptos look like? “Each matte-black craft has been custom finished with screen printed logos, a high-gloss black rail on the deck, partnered with a gloss on matte signature Herringbone fish scale print on the back.” Even if the very premise of these two worlds meeting offends every part of you, then trim away the flourishes and see this for what it is: An excellent-looking surfboard.
Each craft is worth $1.3k each, but unfortunately can’t be bought. However, they can be won. You’ve just gotta enter right here.
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