Focusing on timeless aesthetics, our latest drop is an array of clean cut classics infused with a modern edge. To perfectly complement the collection, we couldn’t look past one of our favourite destinations: the sunny, carefree California. Here, we teamed up with the inherently laid-back Cal Travis Oaks to take our team and our designs to his local hangouts in downtown Pasadena for a day in LA.
Born in Tennessee from humble beginnings, Cal’s natural style is consistently classic, a seamless fit with our latest drop. After spending some time shooting at his home, the skateboarder and filmmaker took the Afends team to the Pasadena Home Depot parking lot that doubles as a popular skate spot to put our designs to the test before we spent the afternoon sinking smalls and bigs, and of course a few beers, at Cal’s local pool hall where we found the perfect stage. The checkerboard floors and timeless design of the hall provided the Beat Generation feel that so often inspires our collections and accompanied the range perfectly.
Check out the vid by our own Nick Parkinson and shop the newest range below.
Huge thanks to @caltravisoaks for being an all-around legend and showing us around.
Photography & Video: Nick Parkinson @nparko