Stab Recommends: Safety in the Drink, Bedroom and Mind
And a couple of things to help you do it.
Young, dumb, and reckless gets… well, old.
Once you reach a certain age and level of refinement, whipping into closeouts, both metaphorical and otherwise, gets tired. Injuries take that little bit longer to heal, HSV (ones and twos) is a lifelong ordeal, and, within reason, such ailments are avoidable. So, without further ado, we give you Stab Recommends, your material safe space.
It remains to be seen whether whipping out one of these in front of the opposite/same/whatever sex enhances the environment (been a parched couple months), but we can fully endorse the producers and the clothes they make. The New Amsterdam Surf Association is a Dutch movement, based in the capital, that blends their unique brand of surf culture with the best parts of Euro streetwear.
Best threads you’ll find bearing the word ‘surf.’
Perfecting The Function/Aesthetic Algorithm
Haven’t ridden a slim-fit craft for a while? Get one of these in some juice and remember what all the fuss is about. Album have perfected the delicate function/aesthetic algorithm, and for that we applaud them.
Slip into something more refined.
All The Float You Need
Like surfing big waves but have no interest in going on the ones Russel Bierke is looking at? You’re not alone. There’s a rising population of XXM surfers around the world and, let’s be honest, there aren’t too many waves that truly warrant a CO2 inflatable vest. If you’ve never worn floatation, you’ll be surprised by how much buoyancy you get out of a simple impact vest. Most surf brands offer them, but Patagonia’s is made out of cactuses instead of chemicals, if you’re into that. It’ll prove its worth with the first set you take on the head (and no, it won’t prick your ribs).
Safe or complacent… you decide.
Bombproof And Immune To Trend
Vans’ new luxed-up Authentic Chino Glide Pro’s came from some very stubborn skateboarders in the Vans design team insisting they could build a pant that would take a hammering, while still having that premium, suiting-level premium feel.
Basically the only pants you’ll ever need.
Back To The Back Zip
Rights/Lefts, Bruce/Andy, Serena/Venus, front/back zip. Life’s full of preferences, and whilst we wouldn’t dare tell you what to think, we’d dare to nudge you in the direction of Feral Wetsuits. Yamamoto neoprene = surfing’s cashmere.
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‘Go hard or go home, innit’
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