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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    Not a Lame-o life guard here . THat all I have ever worn yeah they are 40 buck and take a bit to break in but I rather buy them them spend double that on a pair of one of the top name guys (rip curl , Volcom, Hurley Ect) I spent 70 bucks on on pair of boardies and the came apart within 2 months. Plus most boardies today have too much going on on them kinda like a punk rock show puked on them there just not my thing.

    Quality, Simple colors and there cheap so I like them
    Patagonia boardshorts aren't quite that cheap but they are the best I've ever had in terms of comfort and durability- I had the same problem you had with the "surf brands" shorts falling apart (the best was the key loop breaking & losing my car key
    ). Fratagonia, Patagucci, whatever- lifetime guarantee as well as basic styling that doesn't induce vertigo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    Timeless classics never go out of style
    Don't give up the ghost yet, Matt. There's hope for masochists in the lineup. From the website:


    OCTOBER 30, 2010

    The Brothers want you to know that even if they aren't answering the phone or processing orders, that there is no crew working, the business isn't closed. They are downsizing and restructuring. They will be writing their own website since they really can't use my words -- copyright law, you know.
    Last edited by Ray F.; Nov 5, 2010 at 01:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    this. i also find that most big name boardies are too long for my taste. i prefer to actually be wearing shorts, not capris, when i surf. stop them at the knee or slightly above, please.
    Exactly I like wearing shorts and ones that are not 50 different colors aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray F. View Post
    Don't give up the ghost yet, Matt. There's hope. From the website:


    OCTOBER 30, 2010

    The Brothers want you to know that even if they aren't answering the phone or processing orders, that there is no crew working, the business isn't closed. They are downsizing and restructuring. They will be writing their own website since they really can't use my words -- copyright law, you know.

    yeah I was reading that. I was gonna order a windbreaker with some lining in it for warmth. But gotta wait it out i guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronze Whaler View Post
    Patagonia boardshorts aren't quite that cheap but they are the best I've ever had in terms of comfort and durability- I had the same problem you had with the "surf brands" shorts falling apart (the best was the key loop breaking & losing my car key
    ). Fratagonia, Patagucci, whatever- lifetime guarantee as well as basic styling that doesn't induce vertigo.

    yea, i've got a pair of patagonia trunks going on their 6th year now. the velcro is a bit iffy, but they're solid otherwise; comfortable, simple, classicly stylish. i'm very often the only guy out on a hp shortboard in trunks that don't look like something out of an 80's punk video.

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    they use a single button now instead of velcro b/c it lasts longer, that's the great thing they never stop trying to improve- I guess since they last so long they have to improve them- you wont need new ones so they have to give you a reason to want a new pair-

    I don't get it sometimes with the garrish patterns on some boardshorts- seems like it might attract unwanted attention from "very large fish with sharp teeth that are firmly in place"

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    sh**, you guys are nuts paying $50 for boardies!!!

    I just hit up the Ross down the street, and year round, they have last year's model shorts for like $9.99... All of them bi**es too.

    I got like 100 pairs of boardies. None of them last more than two years or so. I wear boardies though while I do anything...

    If im not at work, or doing something civil, I have boardies on 365 days of the year.... So I put them through the ringer, but I never expect them to last....

    I am shocked when I get more than 2 years out of shorts....

    The oldest boardies I own, are Ezekial (local socal company, not sure if they are back east). They are going on 6 years old now. I have taken them to Multiple counties. Worn them through like 5 different fads in socal... I have washed them HUNDREDS of times... These things just wont die... They are super comfy and they haven't faded or lost a stitch for 6 years... Pretty amazing now that I think about it...

    So I guess, Ezikiel is my vote....

    but again, boardies for $50 are only designed for a season or 2... And if you are wearing them out surfing all summer, they will die. They are made for the kids who visit the beach for a week and rarely ever use them....

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    wow i remember people wearing these as a kid back in the late 70s. i may have had a pair too. they're completely going out of business now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronze Whaler View Post
    they use a single button now instead of velcro b/c it lasts longer, that's the great thing they never stop trying to improve- I guess since they last so long they have to improve them- you wont need new ones so they have to give you a reason to want a new pair-

    actually, my experience w/ that stupid button is exactly the opposite. i bought a new pair of the minimalist boardshort last summer & about 2 days before my trip to the maldives the button popped off b/c it had corroded away at the holes they use to sew it on. i wasn't real happy about that...



    Quote Originally Posted by Bronze Whaler View Post
    I don't get it sometimes with the garrish patterns on some boardshorts- seems like it might attract unwanted attention from "very large fish with sharp teeth that are firmly in place"
    LOL!!

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    I've had birdies for a while. One pair is 5 years old and still in great condition. While they are not my everyday boardies, I never had any complaints with birdies, too bad they can't hang on. They are great for people who dislike the modern style shorts that are below your knees.