Founded in 1971 by Craig Sugihara, the Town & Country Surf Shop was born from-and continues to be driven by-the needs of the surfer. As can be seen in their iconic yin and yang logo, T&C’s foundational ethos is rooted in balance. Whether Craig is shaping boards or looking after the Hawaiian surf community, he makes sure T&C’s dedication to quality, pursuit of innovation, quality materials, and passion remains at the forefront of everything they do.
After all these years, T&C remains owned and operated by Craig, the original founder, whose grom-like stoke lands him regularly in the lineup or around the island enjoying the friendships that only a life dedicated to surfing can provide. In honor of T&C’s 50th anniversary, Vans worked closely with Craig to uplift T&C’s rich heritage, while still giving a progressive nod to the future of surf culture by offering new spins on classic colour combinations, checkerboard accents, and the gradient fades that the brand has become famous for.
Celebrating T&C’s long-lasting influence, the Vans x T&C Boardshort is a 90% polyester, 10% elastane water-repellent boardshort featuring an engineered four way stretch that has the perfect blend and weight of stretch material to perform in the water, and keep its shape when worn out of the water. Compared to flimsy stretch fabrics, the Vans premium 4-way Sturdy Stretch is longer lasting, more wearable, fast drying, and allows a full range of motion to move with you when it counts.
Combining this durability with all-day comfort, the Vans x T&C Boardshort also includes mixed checkerboard prints, a pleated cargo pocket with a hook-and-loop closure on the right thigh, inset side seam panels, and a Vans branded woven label.