For those that don’t make the long trip to the surfing Mecca of the East Coast (Montuak) you will certainly appreciate it’s beautiful transplanted vibe into NYC. Saturdays Surf is a place that I love and can’t live without on those summer weekends that I cannot get out of the city. The guys (Josh, Colin and Morgan) make you feel like you’re right at home, serving up coffee, tea and countless stories. When I am out on their back deck and the BBQ is fired up, the place buzzing with friends and laughter, it makes it alright that my feet aren’t in the sand that day. If that’s not enough, the shop has a great selection of must haves. They carry hair product from my good friend Russell at Tommy Guns, really well shaped boards and their own private label line, SATURDAYS, which gets better with each season.
If you haven’t been, go!. I am sure it will become your “beach in the city” too.
The SATURDAYS FALL 2011 COLLECTION, pictured below, will be chock full of an excellent blend of woven shirts, classic sweaters and well fitted tees, everything a man needs to be trendy yet comfortable this fall.
My favorite item for right now is the Jailbreak short, made famous by Greg Noll. It is a classic.
I caught up with Colin for a quick chat about the line, surf and what is inspiring them this season.
What was your inspiration for this seasons wears?
We’re influenced from the colors and styles of living and working in NYC.
What are you trying to convey in this collection?
Taking classic and modern ideas and finding the balance that worked for us. We wanted wearable items.
Our approach was to do something different by producing everyday attire with a great fit and attention to detail.
With each of you having such a different style, who are your style icons?
Such a long list between the three of us. We each feel strongly about specific items, details and references. I’m sure there’s a lot of cross over but the end result is a focused combination.
Each of us grew up in different parts of the country. Josh- The Northwest, Morgan – Southern California and Me from the Northeast. We all ended up in NYC for different but similar reasons so each of our backgrounds creep in.
What gadget can you not live without on a daily?
An espresso machine
Favorite East Coast spot?
My personal favorite is 67th street. Its unique, its funky, its a left. You can take a subway there. Its not the most beautiful but thats part of the reason why I like it so much.
How do you see the surf community/culture changing in NYC and the surrounding areas, for the good and the bad?
Surfing to me represents a lot of good things. Community, Style, Exercise, Balance…
I see it becoming more and more popular in the city. People are figuring out that they can actually do it here. Whether thats learning or taking a break from work and getting in the water.
The community around our store is a rad group of people. I’m excited to see where it goes and how NYC can affect the Global Surf Community. The ASP contest this September will be an interesting and exciting time for us to host people from all around the world.
I haven’t seen a negative effect except more people in the water.
SATURDAYS FALL 2011 COLLECTION
SATURDAYS SURF \ MORGAN \ JOSH \ COLIN
31 CROSBY STREET
NEW YORK, NY. 10013