Pop quiz, Shredderz: how many years have you been stylin’? If you’re Katin, the venerable Southern California surf trunks brand, the answer is nearly six decades! The vintage Kanvas for Katin ad you see here was featured in an issue of Surfer Magazine during — yup, you guessed it — the Eighties. You know, in case the pearly white Uggs and the matching sweatpants didn’t give it away. This ad cracks me up, and I absolutely love it. Those sweatpants are legitimately awesome (although the pink and white ones might be a bridge too far for me.) Even if you don’t share my affection for all things Eighties surfwear, you gotta admit it’s distinctive. As far as advertising goes I would say the earlier Katin ad I featured is probably a better piece of marketing, but both are incredible.
If you enjoy these vintage surfwear ads, give us another visit late next Thursday for more Sagas of Shred. And as always, thank you for reading!