Items of the Week: Patches

No, we don’t mean your grandmas beautiful patchwork quilt, but clothing with patches on them to give them a bit of extra texture, style and contrast!

Our latest favorite is denim with patched knees! Denim is so versatile, we love these patched jeans to change it up from the latest ripped jeans trend, try something new:






The Lee Mid Licks Jean in Revival Blue (left) are the perfect jeans to get this same look! You can also try the G-Star Raw Custom 5620 Jegging Skinny Jean for a darker denim.

In the men’s department we always enjoy a bit of good patch work to change up the same plane ol`guys shirts. Patchy stand out pockets and fleeces for the winter season.





Billabong Distress Crew Knit – Heather | Rusty Rat Pack Crew Knit | Long Lost Buick Tee – Grey Marle Char

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Mens Trend: Black, White and Grey.

Colours in fashion come and go; unless they’re black, white or grey, in which case they linger in each season in some way or another. With the colder months approaching, we’re seeing a lot more of the blacks, whites and greys coming through on mens streetwear styles. Check out some inspo and shop some styles – from tees to jumpers and even pants and jeans, all in greyscale for your enjoyment.








Neuw Eddie Rebel Denim Jacket – Black | DC Shoes Star Tee – Black Grey | RVCA Stay RVCA Pant – Monument


Quiksilver Belcamp Crew Fleece – Light Grey Heather | VonZipper Pins and Needles Tee – Raven | Billabong Foundation Track Short – Tar


St Goliath Zipthru Hoody – Black | Zanerobe Sinto Tee – White | Zanerobe Gabe Walkshort – Leather Black


Element Alchemist Crew Fleece – Black | Zanerobe Flintlock Tee – Light Grey Marle | Zanerobe Das Buro Tracksuit Pant – Black

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MENS TREND: Classic White Tees

The white tee is a classic and timeless trend not likely to go anywhere, anytime soon. Teamed with your ideal pair of jeans or even with beach shorts in the Summer, the white tee is versatile and serves many purposes. Under a shirt, on it’s own and multi-seasonal, the white tee is a must-have piece for every guy’s wardrobe. Check out some inspo we came across and shop some of our favourite crisp white, off white, v-neck and detailed white tees.


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Crisp and Clean

Volcom Elle Green FA Tee – White | Assembly Vertigo Tee – Optic White | Polar Skate Co. Treatment of Zawisza Tee – White

Eric Anderson By Weston Wells art directed by Eric Coles

Off White

Off White

Wrangler Arch Tee – Vintage White | Wrangler Mind Test Tee – Vintage White | Assembly Vertigo Tee – Stone



V Neck

Bonds Standard V-Neck Tee – White | AS Colour Tarmac V-Neck Tee – White | Mossimo Mexican Mist V-Neck Tee – White


All in the details


Assembly Florida Pocket Tee – White | Odd Future Awesome Donut Tee – White | Huf Box Logo Fill Memphis Tee – White


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This week I’m loving simple, easy to wear pieces. Much like your basics, easy to wear pieces can be thrown on in any situation and you’ve got a stylish outfit ready to walk out the door. Easy to wear pieces are very much statement items that you can pair back with your basics. Whether it’s a printed maxi skirt, striped dress or silk cami for the girls or bright shoes or printed tee for the guys, these pieces will save you from those ‘I’ve got nothing to wear’ moments time and time again.1e013fdb1d45e4fe897c3aee46d3a75dwpid-Photo-17-Oct-2013-515-pm1


These Thrills skorts provide the comfort of a short with the elegance of a skirt. Featuring a rose printed pattern against a dark backdrop they are simple enough for day yet popping enough at night. Change shoes from flat boots to a chunky heel and tough accessories for multiple looks. This will become your go-to piece from summer into autumn!


Thrills Scorpion Floral Loose Short- Acid Black

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This men’s Stussy tee is sure to get you noticed wherever you go. Featuring a bright pattern and loose fit wear with your black jeans for a night out or over your boardies. Just be sure to keep the bottom half basic and let the tee do all the talking.ST033038MUL-STUSSY-1

Stussy Oil Slick Tee- Multi

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Don’t get stuck this Silly Season!

We all know how busy this season is in every respect – from work to family and especially the social calendar. Learning from my mistakes, I see how important it is to stock up on some versatile outfits so that you’re never left sartorially stuck when it comes to last-minute or extra events. Here are some simple rules and outfit ideas for those extra pieces that we all love treating ourselves to in the holiday season.

Keep it simple in black and white

You can’t really go wrong in monochrome, so for the ladies and the gents, either mix or match the two colours or just stick with one. Check out some dressed up and dressed down options!



For the ladies


Thrills Skater Dress – Black | Jorge Netty Cami – Black | Roxy Down Time Shirt – Sea Spray


August Street Uma Short – Black White | August Street Annika Skirt – Black White | G-Star Raw Mae Long Leather Mini Skirt – Black



For the gents


Stussy Cities Tee – Black | Quiksilver Vert Lines Polo – Black | G-Star Raw Correct Core LS Shirt – White


Zanerobe Gabe Walkshort – Black | Vans V56 Standard Covina Chino Pant – Black | G-Star Raw Otis Bow Tie – Black

Pair nude shades with pops of colour

Add a little interest to an otherwise plain outfit with accessories or pieces that are brightly coloured.



For the ladies


Ladakh Crochet Dress – Ivory | Roxy Sweet Things Travel Wallet | Minc Collections Indigo Adjustable Ring


Isla Collective Scoop Dress – Charcoal | Urban Originals Vixon Clutch – Green | Billabong Colour Splash Sandal – Mo Mint



For the gents


RVCA Dorsey Jersey SS Shirt – Grey Marle | Quiksilver Original Cord Walkshort – Bordeaux | Globe Stern 5 Panel Cap – Red


Spare Retreat Tee – White Light Blue | Assembly Permanent Pant – Stone | Vans Era 59 Shoe – Red Leopard

Accessorise intelligently

Dress up your look with the right accessory – a statement piece of jewellery, watch or some sunnies for the ladies can add the right touch. For the guys, a 5-panel cap, stand-out watch or leather shoes can make all the difference.



For the ladies



8 Other Reasons Finale Earrings | Komono Wizzard Printed Series Watch – Leopard | Ksubi Lacerta Sunglasses – Black Clear



For the gents


Stussy Basic 5 Panel Cap | Electric FW01 Stainless Watch – White | Dr. Martens Ainsley Desert Boot – Black

Don’t forget: today at 2pm AEST is the final day for metro orders to arrive before Christmas* so get in quick! See our full delivery guide *here.

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Mens Trends of 2013

Check out the key trends in mens fashion stocked on SurfStitch throughout the year, and shop out favourite pieces from the trend on site now!

Five Panel Caps

Printed or plain, leather or cotton, the 5-panel cap has become an increasingly popular form of headwear this year. With brands such as The Quiet Life, Stussy, Billabong and many more producing the trend, it’s the one to watch this Summer.



Stussy Denim 5 Panel Cap – Blue | The Quiet Life Ikat Multi 5 Panel Cap – Red Green Brown | Billabong Barnaby Cap – Indigo

Mirrored Sunglasses

Reflective sunnies in an array of colours have been the style of choice throughout the year, with aviator and wayfarer styles from plenty of our brands sporting the trend.



VonZipper Cletus Sunglasses – Mindglo Black Tangerine | Le Specs Thunderbird Sunglasses – Black | Rip Curl Raglan Sunglasses – Black Blue Tort

Printed button-down shirts

More commonly seen in the slim-fit style, the traditional button-down has been given a twist this year: crazy prints from paisley to floral and even to tropical.



Stussy Giants Rayon SS Shirt – Blue | Vans 2013 VTCS Aloha SS Shirt – Dark Teal | Zanerobe Non-Love SS Shirt – Black

Pockets and paneling

Clean with a twist, panelled tees with cut-and-sew pockets are trending in the mens new arrivals section, with brands such as Zanerobe, RVCA, Billabong and others taking advantage of the trend throughout 2013.

Pocket and panel


Deacon Triangle Tee – White Grey Marle Stripe | Quiksilver Patriots Tee – White | Long Lost Speckle Tee – Dr Char Spice

Chinos, chinos and more chinos

With light fabric that’s more comfortable than denim, chinos are the ideal trans-seasonal pants. Worn with a sweater in the colder months and in a short form with a tee in the Summer, the chino is a wardrobe essential.



Assembly Permanent Pant – Stone | Zanerobe Sureshot FW Elastic Pant – Navy Bandana | Superdry Commodity Flat Front Chino Walkshort – Airforce

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It’s Always Time for Tees.

Summer means long days and hot nights, so your collection of tees should be at its’ best right about now. With tees to take you from your day at the beach and then on to a sunset dinner, SurfStitch has everything you’ll need this Summer. It’s always time for tees, so check out our two top picks this week.

Sport the latest trend…


Sporting one of the biggest trends of the season in colour and looking great with walkshorts and Converse footwear, this tee is perfect for whatever your day has in store.


Thrills Athletic Basic Tee – Black Natural.

Make it versatile…


The beauty of a plain black tee is the amount of things you can mix and match them with – from vests to jackets and all sorts of walkshorts. Make sure you have a well-fitting black tee in your wardrobe, as it’ll be one of the most versatile pieces you’ll own!

AS Colour

AS Colour Paper Tee – Black.

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Once upon a time reserved for the bohemian and the hippie at heart, the tie dye fabric trend has resurfaced this summer, popping up everywhere from mens tees to womens harem pants and even dresses, caps and more.

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Caption: Tie dye, ©bellemedia.

We love this bright and colourful trend as it injects that Summer feeling into your outfit and makes it a little bit relaxed! Check out our favourite womens new arrival item and mens new arrival item this week that sport the trend.


Billabong For The Short Tie Dye Pants.


Altamont Ball Out Pocket Tee – Teal.

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That Summertime Happiness

I know, we’re obsessed, but it’s our favourite season and it means long days, hot nights, pretty summer dresses, bikinis and beach shorts all day long and more activities than you can poke a stick at. This obviously means that you need to prepare (long in advance)!

This post will have everything you need for the perfect Summer day – from womens clothing to mens clothing to accessories and even sunglasses + more. Check it out!


For the girls


1. O’Neill Blue Bell Playsuit – Blue Fern. 2. Tigerlily Rabari Dress – Soleil. 3. Tigerlily Nehal Shirt – White.


For the guys


1. Long Lost Island Pocket Tank – White. 2. RVCA Sinister Beach Short – Green. 3. Rusty Islands Tee – White.


For fun


1. Havaianas Print Lilo – Strawberry. 2. Bondi Beach Cruisers Ladies Iceberg Beach Cruiser – Aquamarine. 3. Billabong Beachin’ Beach Chair – Crystal Lilac.


For the home


1. Billabong Flamingo Lights – Paradise Pink. 2. Billabong Cool Ice Tray – Mo Mint. 3. Billabong Pineapple Candle – Natural.


For protection against the sun


1. Le Specs Thunderbird Sunglasses – Black Blue. 2. Dragon Regal Sunglasses – Matte Black. 3. Tigerlily Rani Floppy Hat – Natural. 4. Afends Jurassic Joe Cap – Chocolate Print. 5. Island Tribe SPF40 100ml Clear Gel Sunscreen.


For the girls in the water


1. Zimmermann Stardust Loop Back Bikini – Floral. 2. Tigerlily Rabari One Piece – Ultraviolet. 3. Maidenlove Awakening Bikini – Kaleido Lights Aloha Leopard.


For the boys in the surf


1. DHD Project 15 Surfboard – Red Yellow Nacy Multi. 2. FCS MF-2 PC Tri Fin Set – Green. 3. Go Pro Hero3 Black Edition Surf Camera.


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This Summer, mens trends dictate that the print on your clothes should be louder than your voice, so dive straight into some of our favourites!

Don’t be afraid to go for bright colours and loud prints – just pair them with a plain, single-coloured item and a pair of Vans to rock the trend without your outfit taking over. It’s Summer, so it’s all about brighter shades and lighter fabrics – the mixture of loud colour and even louder print. Enjoy some of our favourite short sleeved tee and shirt picks and shorts & pants if you’d prefer to pair loud bottoms with a plain tee instead.



1. Analog Crockett SS Shirt – Navy. 2. RVCA Fauna SS Shirt – Green Moss. 3. Rusty Swoop SS Shirt – Multi.



1. Von Zipper Dye Tryin Tee – Acid Blue. 2. Von Zipper Brain Waves SS Shirt – Black. 3. Neuw Paint Splatter SS Shirt – Faded Black.

Bright Pants


1. Quiksilver OG Yoke Boardshort – Citric Acid. 2. Afends Baywatch Yeah Beach Short – Black Floral. 3. RPM Baggy Beach Short – Orange Stripe.



1. Rusty Scout Boardshort – Black. 2. Rusty For Real Beach Short – Multi. 3. Carhartt Sid Pant – Camo Outdoor Mill Wash.

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