As we creep up on the end of summer and start transitioning into fall, the days still stay hot. We designed a solid offering of transitional knits using light, mid, and heavy weight fabrics that are up to the task of keeping you cool now, while making exceptional layering pieces in the future. Have a… Read More.
Presenting, Fall 2016 First Collection Launch
Releasing collections are bitter sweet. It feels like a blend of letting something you love move on and the paternal protection a father has for their children. We work so hard developing, testing, and building the creative for each range that we almost never want to let them go. However, letting them go lets us… Read More.
The Water Repellent Paul Pant is Back!
The Paul D.W.R. is the pant that started our journey to creating functional product in everyday wearable silhouettes. When we first introduced it, the response was so overwhelming that we sold through every piece we had. Now, it’s back in stock and available immediately! Click any photo to shop now!
Cape May Get-A-Way with Galvanic
We’ll take any reason to visit Cape May, New Jersey and our friends at Galvanic. The trip out to Cape May was on the tail of showing at Capsule in NYC, and right before we were headed south to Miami for Agenda. We showed up mid-Heat wave, but our good bud Ryan (owner of Galvanic)… Read More.
Bull Riding in Tamarindo
We’d heard about these “fiestas” in Costa Rica where entire communities get together for carnival, food, and Bull Riding. Us American’s are no strangers to Bull Riding with Rodeo’s being a nationwide event. Usually they take place in large arenas with cowboys saddling up to see who can ride the largest bull. TV cameras are… Read More.
ourCaste x Roark Outfitter Short
This Monday, 05.16.16, we’ve released a very special project executed in collaboration with our friends at Roark. Almost a year ago, we linked up with Ryan, Brandy and the crew from Roark to talk about how we could show synergy within the industry at a grass roots level. Our goal was simple, to work together… Read More.
Hell On Wheels Steeple Chase
We’d been talking about racing in the Hell On Wheels Steeple Chase for awhile when our resident hero Sterling took charge and put a plan together to make it happen. We knew our friends at Bolts in Utah would love a shot at racing bar to bar on vintage dirt bikes, so we gave them… Read More.
THAW By Russ Roe, ft. Sam Hammer
Russ Roe is our East Coast sales guy, among other things, although by the looks of this video he should seriously consider crossing over to the dark side of media and design. Surfing in the north east U.S. during winter takes massive strength and even bigger nerves. That long walk across snow covered sand knowing… Read More.
Big Sur Recap
We’ll find any excuse to spend a night or two, or three…or four in Big Sur, hence the reason we choose it to shoot the Lewis Duffle stop motion video. Every trip we’re lucky enough to take up there leaves us with a new experience to remember forever. We’ve had more trips than we can… Read More.
You Put What In There!?
We took a quick trip to Big Sur in an effort to show just how convenient and relevant the Lewis Duffle is. Occasionally when we tell people that the Lewis is 30L, the size doesn’t actually resonate. So, what better way to show just what that means than a good ol’ fashioned stop motion video?!… Read More.
The Spring 2016 Second Launch Now Available
The second Spring 16 launch focuses on lighter weight knits, all utilizing our Moisture Wicking coating, multi-use boardshorts and Water Repellent light-weight fleece. The knits we’ve designed for Spring saved us in the hot, humid Costa Rican jungles. The Moisture Wicking coatings helped to keep us dry and comfortable and the integrated paracord loop made it… Read More.
Spring 16 First Launch Now Available
Today we’ve released our first launch of Spring 2016. We’ve selected key pieces perfect for transitioning from the colder and wetter holiday months, including Water Repellent light weight flannels, Moisture Wicking wovens, and lastly, our completely water proof bag series. These styles build the foundation for the rest of this season’s launches. Enjoy. Shop these… Read More.
Introducing Goods For Life
Goods For Life conveys the multi-use mentality of our product and its ability to lend a hand for any adventure. From day one, it’s been a goal of ours to develop product with a purpose and to build a collection that could support a wider range of lifestyles while being wearable everyday. What we call… Read More.
Abraham Ramirez Biked to Costa Rica
A few months back we introduced our guy Abraham Ramirez along with his epic trip through Central and South America (read more here). He’s slowly been working his way south, intentionally, and soaking up the sun and the views along the way. Recently, he decided to get mobile via bicycle and made the ride from… Read More.
Summer Falls by Colby Edwards
As summer turns to fall in New York City, We (Colby Vincent Edwards and Brian Mitchell) got out to chase the first shadows of the season. Starting from the east side of Manhattan and heading west. Zig zagging our way through the maze of taxis as the day shift ends. Trying to find the sun after it… Read More.
Open To Inspiration, Tokyo
We’re home now and settling back into our rhythm, going through images, and rereading our notes. Being in places like Tokyo and Shanghai are sensory overloads when your day to day consists of the calm and serene Southern California PCH out your front window. However, when you return from the vibrating lights and constant audible… Read More.
Open To Inspiration, Shanghai
Currently sitting in the Narita Airport, waiting to head home after a week in Asia. Our first stop was 4 days in Shanghai, attending one of the world’s largest textile shows in hopes of further expanding our ideal of Goods For Life and the everyday wearable function we live for. China is an interesting place,… Read More.
A Night In Escalante
Our Bolts brothers took a quick 30 hour rip to Escalante over the weekend. Geared up with a bit of food, some skateboards, and their motorcycles, they headed out to talk shit and tell lies around the camp fire. The weather was decent except for when it wasn’t. And when it wasn’t, they had their ourCaste… Read More.
Sometimes it’s fun to stop and flip back through photos to see all the moments missed by the pressure to push on. Here’s a sort of greatest hits from the past month that, when in the moment, probably didn’t matter quite as much as they do to us now. We hope to keep finding the… Read More.
A Late Summer Swell
While we were out and about last week for Surf Expo in Orlando, our backyard was blessed with another round of epic swell, warm days, and even warmer water. As jealous as we were to not be able to partake, we were stoked that our bud Ryan Croteau took full advantage. Hopefully we get the… Read More.
San O Daze
This past Friday we dipped out early from the office and headed down to San O for some brews and burgers. After being on a bit of a heater the past two months running around trade show to trade show we thought it best to have a celebration of sorts. The swell mildly kicked up,… Read More.
Vaste in Nicaragua
We got linked up with Abraham Ramirez and a few of his buddies recently. I don’t really remember how, but we’re happy as a clam that we did. Him and his friends are creating content under the name Vaste (follow them here) and they are currently running through Nicaragua. So far, they caught some epic… Read More.
The Messages at Galvanic
We’re a bit late on recapping our ripping Galvanic event, but here are some photos from our Messages showing with this epic Cape May retailer. If you’re unfamiliar with The Messages, read more here. We tied this trip into our bi-yearly Capsule NY pilgrimage…and also a lovely night at the Shore…yes, the Jersey Shore, where… Read More.
EGGS IN THE SAND & the ROAD TO SURF SUMMIT
“Do we ever have to leave ?” This is what each of us are asking ourselves as the second to last and last days of this trip draw nearer. Nobody wants the vibe to change. Everyone has such good energy. The campsite we have turned into our home has such a familiar smell and feel that… Read More.
This morning was a good one. We stopped to grab coffee and to have the boys over at Native Standard show us how our In Store Fixtures for Active Ride Shop were coming along. I think we’d all agree that they’re looking pretty damn good. Here is a deeper look into the process of creating them. Once the steel… Read More.
Humbled. We were luckily invited to live in paradise and sleep under the stars in Mexico, by a league of true gentleman / mangey mutts & to run wild on a trip that has been taking place for 15+ years without us. Thank you guys !! Here is the first batch of images from our… Read More.
Carlsbad Quick Trip
Buried beneath our desks and beaten by the day in and day out stress of the small business work load can absolutely crush the weak of will. The pace around our office is relentless, and it’s easy to keep your head down plowing away for weeks on end with no light at the end of… Read More.
Escape Right Into It
Big Sur Getaway with Chris Leidy , Sten Lilja and LJ OLeary. Hasselblad H5d Test ” Loke can I get a ticket out to California ? , I need to get my head clear , surf and just get inspired inspired ( some subliminal inspiration to anyone reading.) I need a smile, a friend and… Read More.
All Hail Saul
Remember that Snow Day that hit the beaches of Orange County had earlier this year ?? March 2nd 2015 to be precise. Munders and I decided to go out and test the Saul to see if it truly withstood some of the elements as we had designed it to. The Saul jacket was designed with… Read More.
Our sincere compliments go out to the very talented gents involved in the launch of SEVEN this past Saturday night. What a good fucking time ?!! The collection of creative genius that was curated for this event was overwhelmingly stacked. Rad to see all of you guys in the same gallery, together. The roster consisted of Drew Martin, Brooks Sterling,… Read More.
2 Wheeled Cowboys in Utah and CR2013
Two weekends ago we took a trip out to Salt Lake City to help celebrate the completion of some friends’ two year project, CR 2013. If you aren’t familiar with CR 2013, here’s the cliff notes version: Some roughneck do-er types from Bolts Action decided they would ride vintage Honda XR dirt bikes from South… Read More.
The Rocko Trunk ~ Ink Blot
Ever have that one friend that is kind of good at practically everything ?? He / she doesn’t always have to dedicate 100% to anything specific or work too terribly hard at achieving the desired goal either. No matter how foreign the subject or unattainable a goal may be , often just a simple go at… Read More.
Spring 2015 Brand Manual Overview
Take a look into the depths of our Spring 2015 Collection bound into one by 3 Side Stitches. Inside this SP15 Collection Brand Manual you will find the dissection and curating of our Brand Mark, Product Grids, Looks, Product Environments, Messages Series, and lastly The Youth Curated. Our 42 Paged Bi – Annual Brand Book book greatly welcomes the unknown to become… Read More.
Love My Joshy
Josh Edwards is an outgoing , creative , rad individual who we are proud to call our friend. He is one of the most intellectual 18 year olds I have ever come across and carries himself in such a way that is delightfully uplifting. There is hope for the young and Josh is a walking testament… Read More.
THE SAUL – SALT STRIPE
The Saul Shell is a repeat offender for ourCaste. We introduced this piece back in Spring 2014 and it has been quite the evolution ever since. This staple to the brand is our waterproof, breathable, seam taped, all season jacket. We’ve used waterproof zippers and outfitted this piece with a storm hood, giving an added… Read More.
THE FIRST OFFERING ~ SP15
Costa Mesa, around 3:30 am is a cold time of night almost any day of the year. Adrenaline is running though and the boys are loading up the trucks and headed straight into certain great adventures. The sun wont be up for hours. We are though and we’re headed deep into Mexico and are packing… Read More.
The Paul DWR in Motion
From day one, we’ve pushed the idea of Everyday Function in all of our products. From waterproof breathable shells and moisture wicking knits in Fall and Holiday 2014, to the use of Storm Cotton in Spring 2105, it’s at our core to develop better goods for daily use…Goods For Life if you will. The Paul… Read More.
Off to meet our Canadian friends (the BROTHERS boys) in Portland setting out in our rented blue Dodge Grand Caravan from Newport Beach, California. ” First stop Los Angeles to scoop up a couple of Austins and get on the road. Short story: Oh San Francisco, you haven for addictions and good times. We love… Read More.
Drew Martin ~ Youth Curated
Drew Martin is very special to us. He makes up so much of our visual DNA. Even though he isn’t full time in house here on a day to day he is still such a crucial part of our family. We surf with Drew, we talk shit with him, love it when he talks shit… Read More.
The seasons change. More abruptly in some places than others. Our friends to the north have to forgo those changes in a more severe manner. The boys are all but forced to run wild endlessly in the dying minutes of warmth and snowless covered ground with an unforgiving deadline of the frozen months awaiting them ahead. The cold… Read More.
High hopes and over zealous forecasts create so much hype , especially when it is in regards to opening season, in any region on any planet. Even more so in Southern California. With the extra long summer coming to an end and our favorite Puerto Rican wave slider’s extended trip winding down, we succumbed to… Read More.
Drew Martin wanted to get out of town , even if just for a day. He knew a of a place that had city elements of graffiti and hints of rif-raff yet the subtle feel of escape in a landscape of tall trees and running creeks. We had to go. City lights and concrete jungles… Read More.
This past weekend we went out to support two of our dudes, Chris Bridgewater and Shaun Guardado, as they took their forced induction Harley Davidson’s out to run at El Mirage. The S.C.T.A. is an epic organization that puts together a series for amateur’s and professionals a like and gives them the opportunity to test… Read More.
Fashion Week Fans
It was fashion week in NYC and our friend Colby knew he’d prefer to celebrate elsewhere. He diligently booked a flight. Anywhere would be better than the city during the pretentious overflow of ‘taste makers and so called trend setters. Gone to Nicaragua and this is what he sent in from his trip. Good call… Read More.
Quick Cut L ~ Through
Quick Cuts are back and we know you’ve missed them. Clips have been compiling from our travels and time spent out and about. This is Quick Cut is a glance into whats been keeping us sane. We don’t always know how we end up in the places that we do, but that is what keeps… Read More.
A Night with Jesse Draxler
As a little bit of fate would have it, Jesse Draxler ended up finding his way out to the west coast to share a gallery space with some friends for a week. We jumped on the opportunity to meet up with him for what we hoped was some painless conversation and a good time. We… Read More.
Spare the Boobies
Saw a couple-a nice sets last night. At the bowling alley in Santa Monica. Boobs are just about the best thing they’ve ever made. Not one war ever has been started because of them. In fact a few have been called off on account of a really nice pair. They nurture and provide a cozy… Read More.
Brothers In America
These kids… These kids are something else. They share a camaraderie like no other group of kids I’ve seen before. I felt like I was in The Outsiders. They never left each others side and hardly ever got bummed on each other. I’m sure they all talked plenty of shit to each other at some… Read More.
Youth Curated – Yoni Kaplan-Nadel
Yoni represents what Youth Curated is at it’s purest form. Full of energy and curiosity, this San Diego native is still in High School yet handles a lens better than most twice his age. Recently on a break from school the kid headed out to the Sierras…just because. Here’s what he had to say: What… Read More.
MARIE’S FIRST KISS
HURRICANE MARRIE’S FIRST KISS Well, last week ruled. We are surfed the f*k out and happy as can be that we were home. Whether you surf, boogie, body whomp, have a deep admiration for the ocean or just happened to be a lucky spectator, passing through from out of town, hands down, last week was… Read More.
TROPICAL CYCLONE LOWELL ~ RAINBOW CHI
“Keep your eyes on this one gents” said Jon Warren – good friend of ours who also happens to be one of the head forecasters at Surfline. ” I’m expecting it to be a pretty good time.” He is usually dead on so we took his advice and pulled a few of the larger boards… Read More.
You may or may not know but mythically, says a little birdie, “there is this secret little wave someplace special that kinda rhymes with ‘fell bow which breaks a bit better than most during steep south swells.” Enough about that, as it’s not entirely the focus here so let’s move past the riddle. If I… Read More.
Way Beyond Thunder-Dome
Guys like to wreck shit. It’s science. A few weeks back, our good friend Drew Martin and a bunch of his buds went out to the desert looking for trouble and a good time. The kind of fun all of us want to have. Three cars outfitted for destruction, guns, booze, motorcycles, and 25 guys making mad… Read More.
Youth Curated – Salomé Brimhall
Salomé Brimhall was introduced to us by our good friend Jake Hobbs of Bolts Action, by one of those epic experiences of wandering the instagram world. Her body of work was pleasantly diverse, giving us no choice but to click, and click, and click through her photos, hoping they would never end. She’s not the… Read More.
Better Days ~ San Francisco
Waiting inside an empty LAX airport seems unheard of. That’s the best thing about early flights. You don’t have to wait on anybody. First time being in San Francisco. Got off the plane to meet with the boys who had already been riding their Harley’s up the coast for five days, starting out from our… Read More.
el Metal Roca , Los Cabos Mexico ~ Rated R
We all need to surf more. The industry as a whole feels this way. It’s an endless deprivation that needs to be met with no agenda or scheduled office time. SIMA brilliantly has an event that satisfies those cravings which we are all afflicted with. It’s called Surf Summit and it traditionally has taken place… Read More.
Cinco de Camping
Even though the U.S. kind of embellishes Cinco De Mayo, it’s still a great excuse to party. So, what better way to celebrate another nation’s sort-of-celebrated holiday then by rounding up some friends to head out and sleep under the stars, drink some tequila and ride some waves together. Quick trips close to home are… Read More.
Laughlin River Run
For the last three years, a handful of us have been making the trek out to Laughlin for the annual River Run. The first year, we went as an almost “bucket list” trip. Most of us never intended on going back, but we haven’s missed a year since. Like most trips, it’s the journey that… Read More.
N.Y.C.D. New York City Defrosting
Our friend Colby ( Colby Vincent Edwards ) has been a little cooped up waiting for the too cool weather to be a little cooler and get the F! outta New York already. The long cold snow filled gloomy winter and stir craze are about to mellow back out again and disperse, for a while…. Read More.
LITHIUM or GOONIE WEEKEND
Right now as I’m writing this all I am still listening to Nirvana ( title inspiration ) and I felt like that was the theme for the whole trip. So… to get a better vibe and visual switch on your favorite Nirvana playlist, or peep mine here on Grooveshark… and then continue reading while listening please…. Read More.
SEA MONSTERS with CHRIS LEIDY
Down below, way down deep is a perspective that most will never be able to encounter first hand. We often visualize it and day dream about diving down. Yet something deters us from sinking that far underwater. Afraid of depths, sea monsters, drowning, sharks or maybe just so land locked that the other fears are… Read More.
Severe shore break, wild dumpy board killers, deadly little neck breakers, sincere courage testers and a few rare claim worthy dream tunnels marched their way to this Orange County fickle zone one said ‘Big Friday. If you had the sack & the board to spare, maybe you were out there, or maybe you were one… Read More.
Drew ( Martin ) woke us up bright and shiny , almost too early, but with enough enthusiasm to get us going this stormy Saturday that was blatantly begging ‘STAY IN BED!’ Drew’s smile and spirit are far too intoxicating so we had no choice but to nod and get our arses moving. Plus if… Read More.
BEHIND THE MESSAGES
All of us set out to our homie Forrest’s compound way way off in the dessert. It’s early morning and ideas are coming to life. Weekends, nights, around the clock and back , we work hard. The ones that love us, miss us and often say ‘hey, too much, when can I have you’ and… Read More.
Last summer we spent a view days running around with Host Creative in an effort to work out some production schedules and logistics for a larger project we are putting together with them. We were lucky enough to get some solid use out of a Red Epic with a full range of CP2 lens’s. If you’ve not… Read More.
Salt Lake Moto
We recently stopped in to say hi to our friend’s Jake Hobbs of Bolts Action and Andy Carter of Pangea Speed in SLC. Be from Southern California, we are CONSTANTLY spoiled with seasonally epic weather. You forget that, for the most part, the rest of the country has this period of winter that prevents most… Read More.
Fall 14 Looks With Corrie Lejuwaan
Sunday morning and it’s a gorgeous one. Never is this girl Corrie not by my side, especially when adventure should arise. Woke early, grabbed some breakfast then headed off to hang by the beach. The sun was shinning and the weather… perfect. We took a little time to throw our darling in a couple Fall… Read More.
CREATIO EX NIHILO
Turning another’s abandoned luxury into your own reclaimed treasure is far more than dumb luck or a good pair of binocs, it’s an art. Our homie Brooks was committed to bringing something special back for you… There are so many empty unridden swimming pools scattered about the once fortunate or lazily maintained wealthy backyards… Read More.
NATIONAL HARE & HOUND – Forrest Minchinton
Last weekend we had the pleasure of hanging with our latest contributor and good friend Forrest Minchinton as he prepped for round 1 of the National Hare & Hound put on by the AMA in Johnson Valley. Not wanting to sit around and wait until race day, we got out and about around the Minchinton… Read More.
INNOCNTS ~ PACIFIC NW
Innocnts went someplace special and brought us back something even more special. Get lost for a few in his adventure. ourCaste Words: Innocnts Sometimes relationships don’t go the way we had hoped. Sometimes you just can’t stand another day following the mundane routine that life presents while seated comfortably at the table of conformity. Writer… Read More.
AN ARIZONA OUTING
Cruising down the desolate I-10 for about 7 hours to make it back for the holidays in Tucson, Arizona. Seeing nothing but the desert for miles. After about 500 miles I finally arrive. I took a break from all family events and spent a few days cruising on skateboards and venturing around our small hometown… Read More.
The Freedom of Youth
It’s early Sunday morning and we are setting off with a few skates, some broom shop specials and an eager crew in search of a good time, to be shared by just us. We found someplace special to call our own for a few hours early that Sunday afternoon & then another tucked away backyard little… Read More.
North With Amanda Booth
Not many roads are as slow, clumsy, and at times frustrating, then the strip of concrete called Highway 1. Often trekked in lavish campers piloted by a geriatric demographic, vehicles are constantly on the brink of spilling off the side of it’s 100+ foot cliffs into the frigid ocean below. The razor back turns and… Read More.
Photo Archive 1
Not so much an archive as it is a photo dump, these posts are a culmination of both recent work and past forgotten gems. We don’t sit on imagery here, it acts as a road block to the future creative process when you have a safety net of imagery stocked. Plus, it means we have… Read More.
Messages ~ FA13 Newport Beach
As a young brand we’ve got a lot to say to a lot of people in a little time. We figured, why not set up a series of large format posters with the thoughts we have had running through our minds as an installation for all to see? This first series titled “Messages” was set… Read More.
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