A photo hangs on the wall here at The BYRD’S Nest that shows a nostalgic scene from a timeless classic: Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer.” The particular scene is that of Mike Hinson and Robert August walking through an airport dressed in black tuxedos, holding a briefcase in one hand and their surfboards in the other. Their hair is slicked and their posture straight. The Gentlemen Surfer. The Father’s of Slick. And so it inspired us at BYRD to team up with The Black Tux and photographer Steven Lippman to recreate the idea from this photo, taking it into the ocean itself.
Our own Luke Davis and Chase Wilson, along with fellow surfers, Nick Rozsa and Matt McCabe, suited up in their own idea of a Wet Suit and took to the surf in style. So here are the photos and video for your viewing pleasure. The whole concept turned out amazing and we’d like to say thank you to everyone involved. Now that summer has officially begun, let’s make it one to remember! Look Slick.
Head over to theblacktux.com to shop the look. With every Black Tux rental for events during the month of August you will receive a complimentary tin of BYRD!
Wet Suits from The Black Tux on Vimeo.