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    Interview With Alec Majerus On Cancel History

    About a month or so ago we had an idea to have a skateboarder, surfer and snowboarder do all 3 board sports in the same day to celebrate the release of our Cancel History collection. Southern California is one of the few places where we could actually pull this off, so we enlisted skateboarders Alec Majerus, Omar Hassan, legendary snowboarder Jamie Lynn and surfer Noa Deane to hit the slopes of Mt. High, waves of Newport Beach and our very own skatepark here at Volcom HQ. Outfitted in original Volcom tee designs from the 90's it was just like the old days, 20 plus years later, but the vibe and true Volcom spirit was still the same. Snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding in the same day is no easy task, so we decided to have a brief chat with Alec Majerus, who he was actually snowboarding up in Big Sky, Montana with his family, to get his take on the day. Hey Alec, how is it going what you been up to? Good man, just been skating and snowboarding a lot lately. We know your rip on a skateboard, but how long have you been snowboarding and surfing? I've been snowboarding since I was like 8. I've only surfed a few times though Alec spraying powder at Mt. High I heard you and your friends were psyched on snowboarding, surfing and skating in the same day, have you ever tried to do that before? Nah I haven't done that before. It's always been a goal of mine. What was the hardest part? The snowboarding, surfing or skating? The surfing was so hard because the waves were pretty big and I was getting smoked Noa Deane and Alec getting ready to surf.   How much did you snowboard back home in Minnesota? I used to do a lot of backyard snowboarding growing up because I couldn't skate. A lot of people say snowboarding and skateboarding are very similar but still different, what are your thoughts? Do you find snowboarding easier since you rip so hard on a skateboard? Yea I think if you can skate you can easily learn to snowboard and vice versa You’ve skated some pretty monster rails but have you ever hit one on a snowboard? Yea I lipslid and 5050 on a 16 when I was younger Noa, Alec and Omar post surf sesh I remember you were living in a studio apartment in Huntington Beach with all your Minnesota homies for a minute. Did you ever surf when you were living by the beach?  Nah, I didn't surf until I moved to Costa Mesa. Wish I would have took advantage of that though! Between the dudes you did this epic day with, Jamie Lynne, Noa Deane and Omar Hassan, who were you more impressed with as far watching them do a board sport they’re not known for? Noa said he had never snowboarded before and we took him to the top and he did it without falling. I was tripping on that. After snowboarding and surfing Alec still had enough fuel in the tank to pop off the walls.
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    SUPER FLY D.I.Y

    Drawing on clothes rules. When you were a kid no doubt you had your turn at drawing on the walls with crayons, face painting, graffiti-ing band names all over your pencil case… It felt good, real good to draw where you weren’t really supposed to. Lets get that vibe back! Our team here at Volcom Womens have been having a killer time drawing all over our chinos. From note book style skate scribbles in our first tutorial HERE to the punky patterns below, we’ve had a go at jazzing things up. Check out our ‘how to’ tutorial on making your Volcom chinos 100% uniquely your own! WHAT YOU’LL NEED: - Chinos! (Of course, we chose our favourite Volcom Frochickie chinos) - A pair of scissors if you want to destroy the hem! - White Paint – acrylic water based is best - Paint brush, a few sizes - A pencil - Paint pens – we used Posca ‘chalk’ effect paint pens as they have the best strong pigment - Some inspiration for reference (either print out what you want to draw or use your phone) - Patches or an old tee print to cut up for patches First up you’ll need to search for reference and inspiration. With creating pattern based designs it’s probably best to pick a theme and the panels you want to work with before starting so you know where you’re taking it. For the first pair we went for an 80’s skate rat style with flames, intense 80’s colours and the clash leopard pattern. We also added hand sewn patches for the hesh vibes. For the second pair we were inspired by 90’s punk and ska vibes. Fun. When you have your inspiration and design plan, mark out the design with a pencil. Couldn’t recommend this enough to make sure everything is balanced on the pant – once you get started actually painting it can be hard to remember scale of other illustrations on the pant so the pencil map is a must. You’ll paint over it anyway. Now paint it out! Using the white acrylic paint go in with a single coat of white. This is an awesome step (even though you have to wait for it to dry Now the white base is dry you can begin with the colour of your design. Wait for each colour to dry totally before adding the next in that section. Also; be mindful each part is dry before turning the chinos over – you don’t want smudges!   In parts where just straight up black permeant marker was used a piece of scrap card or thick paper was clipped in place in-between the two layers of fabric to stop any bleed through to the otherside. Again, we don’t want smudges!! For the patches we cut out prints from old teeshirts. Placement is key! We were after a kind of side angle and liked the look of the two together. Cutting them out kind of messily with bad ‘DIY’ stitching looked the most legit for the theme. Sometimes bad is good, like kraft singles plastic cheese. Bad good. Viola! Done! Hit the street in those bad gals! Make sure you tag #Volcomchinos & @volcomwomens with your creations and for a chance to be featured on our insta!! Shop the Frochickie Pant!
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    Our DIY Guide To Turning Your Chinos Into A One-Of-A-Kind Pair Of Pants

    We're here to show you how to take an ordinary pair of chinos and turn them into a one-of-a-kind, siiiiiiiiiiiiiick pair of pants! Totally original. Totally yours. Don’t be scared. The bolder the better, it’s your chance to go nuts and really turn it up! The first step to customising your pants or any piece of clothing for that matter, is to have a game plan. Know what you want to achieve before you jump into it because once you start, there's no going back. Maybe think of a theme, grab some reference drawings, think of some phrases or even grab some stencils for lettering if you aren’t super confident. Gotta say though, sometimes mistakes can add to the overall low-fi street effect so don’t stress! It’s fun times!! WHAT YOU’LL NEED: - Chinos! (Of course, we chose our favourite Volcom Frochickie chinos) - A pair of scissors - Any drawing tool (we chose Sharpies) - A pencil - Some inspiration for reference (either print out what you want to draw or use your phone) Choose a spot to start your first drawing and that can work as your guideline for the rest of the pant in terms of scale and colour. It might even be helpful to sketch in the first design in pencil and then mark spaces you’d like the rest of the elements to go also in pencil just so you have a good map for the illustrations. A combination of text and illustrations was the ultimate goal for these pants, so the next step was to choose a phrase to write and the lettering to match. We chose Volcom's mantra, "True To This" and decided that rad slime letters would look the coolest. Googling "drip letters" and led to the perfect guide for the text. Eeeeezaaaaay! Once finished with all drawings and text, the next phase of customization was cutting the pants to get a raw hem. For an unbalanced hem the front of the pants were cut and frayed higher than the back. Don’t worry about useing a ruler or guidelines for straight lines, it looks good when edgy and not perfect. Start by cutting above the hemline, all the way across. Next, grab the front of the pants and cut upward to your desired length and then cut across and then downwards. Finnito! Killer chinos all of your own! 100% unique, just like you wooop! Shop the Frochickie Pant!
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    Georgia May Jagger 'Volcom X GMJ' Premiere Collection Available Now

    We're so excited to finally unveil our debut Volcom x GMJ Collection. We spent many days and nights working with the beautiful Volcom Women's celebrity ambassador, designer and muse, Georgia May Jagger on the collection. We've been fans of Georgia May for as long as we can remember, so when the possibility of working together became an option, we jumped at the chance to take it. Her love of skate culture, music and fashion makes her the perfect addition to the Volcom Women's girl squad. "My life has always been naturally surrounded by skateboarding & music. I always find myself attracted to the city, street culture and musicians." - Georgia May Jagger Georgia in the GMJ Tee. Georgia in the GMJ Romper. Georgia in the GMJ Tank.
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    Volcom And PangeaSeed Foundation Team Up To Generate Environmental Awareness Through Art And Activism

    Volcom is proud to announce a partnership with the PangeaSeed Foundation, an international collective of artists and activists whose mission is to harnesses the power of art, science, and creativity to generate awareness and effect positive change surrounding global ocean environmental issues. Their mission aligns perfectly with Volcom’s sustainability efforts and overall approach, so teaming up created an opportunity to reach even more people who care about our oceans! The collaboration kicks off for Fall '17 with a collection of graphic tees and a custom recycled PET boardshort featuring the work of two female artists: Bay Area artist Lauren YS and Australian street artist Vexta. Both artists have created murals for PangeaSeed’s groundbreaking Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program, which places large-scale, ocean-themed murals in coastal cities around the globe, with supporting festivals that promote local environmental education programming. SHOP PANGEASEED X VOLCOM COLLECTION   PangeaSeed x Volcom Collection The Volcom X PangeaSeed Collection now brings that art to everyone while also supporting the outreach efforts of the foundation. “We’re excited to launch the new product range with Volcom,” says PangeaSeed founder, Tré Packard. "To be able to collaborate with a brand that shares similar passions for the arts and the environmental preservation is exciting.” Packard will be field-testing the Vexta Boardshort this summer while shark tagging in Mexico and Japan. The collection includes a tee design by Lauren YS featuring an infinity symbol of entangled octopi. From Vexta, there’s a tee design featuring a mermaid and a shark, as well as a men’s boardshort featuring the colorful print pattern derived from the mermaid. All pieces feature custom co-branding and are available at volcom.com. This collection features the work of an artivist and is intended to inspire positive change in our ocean and environment. A portion of proceeds from this product will go toward PangeaSeed's mission of using street art to inspire thought and stimulate dialogue around the world. PangeaSeed Founder, Tré Packard   The Artists Behind The Collection VEXTA Vexta is a self-taught street artist from Sydney, Australia with a bohemian heritage. Her bold and extravagant artworks have invaded our visual landscape from Melbourne to Mexico and everywhere in between. She is a nomad of our modern times, viewing the world through her psychedelic kaleidoscope. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, Vexta spreads her vision across the continents and countries, studios and streets, balancing exhibitions, commissions and creative ventures alike. She has exhibited extensively across Australia, Europe, and North America, including The National Gallery of Australia and has her work held in numerous public, academic and private collections globally. See more of Vexta's art at www.vexta.com.au LAUREN YS Lauren YS is a Bay Area artist whose work is influenced by multiple stages of focus, both geographically and in practice. With dynamic bouts in academics, literature and writing, teaching, illustration, and animation leading up to her arrival in the street art world, the influences of these phases of her own career add up to a robust style of murals and fine art. Lauren’s work aims to create and populate a misfit wonderland in which imaginary heroines can address the absurdities of reality in the confines of a page or a wall. Dreams and mythology add to the myriad of influences that stem from her upbringing in Colorado and her time spent at Stanford, writing for Juxtapoz, working at DreamWorks, and teaching english to high schoolers at San Francisco’s 826 Valencia. Check out more of her work at www.laurenys.com ABOUT PANGEASEED FOUNDATION: PangeaSeed Foundation is an international non-profit organization acting at the intersection of culture and environmentalism to further the conservation of our oceans. PangeaSeed Foundation aims to empower individuals and communities to create meaningful environmental change for oceans through ARTivism, education, and science. PangeaSeed Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. ABOUT SEA WALLS: ARTISTS FOR OCEANS: Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is a groundbreaking public art project created by PangeaSeed Foundation and supporting artists to help bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans to the streets around the world. Collaborating with internationally renowned artists, large-scale murals and sculpture focus on pressing issues such as overfishing, plastics and pollution, global climate change, and habitat loss.
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    Volcom Launches 'Volcom Stone Made' With Release of new Jeans And Chinos Collection

      Designed in collaboration with Volcom's world-renown skate team and working with America’s foremost manufacturer of high quality denim, Cone Denim®, Volcom Stone Made jeans feature one or more of the following attributes; "Superior Stretch" with Cone's S GENE® technology, "Anti-Microbial" for stopping the stench of odor-causing bacteria, "Durability" for enhanced resistance to tears and abrasions, and "Water Resistance" for increased liquid and stain repellency. With 2016 marking Volcom's 25th year as America's first boarding company and Cone Denim® celebrating their 125th year milestone as America's premiere denim maker, the timing was right for the two companies to come together to bring to market first an unprecedented collection of performance stretch denim jeans. Included in the Volcom Stone Made collection is Volcom's exclusive introduction of "Anti-Microbial" stretch denim woven by Cone, as well as enhanced "Durability" through the use of CONESTRONG™, and "Water Resistance" via the application of CONEgard™.   Staying true to this philosophy, Volcom's venerable chinos program also received the Volcom Stone Made treatment with the introduction of two new styles: the Gritter and the Stranger. Boasting similar "Anti-Microbial," "Durability" and "Water Resistance" attributes as Volcom jeans, these chinos are built to wear easier and last longer. Designed for Skateboarding, Recommended for Life. Taking a cleaner approach to the brand's timeless style of jeans and chinos, Volcom has streamlined their fits across the entire pants category and elevated the performance features on every pair of jeans. With their deep roots in skateboarding and using history as a guide, Volcom has taken the last 25 years of designing pants and scrutinized and modernized every last detail to create a line of jeans and chinos made from high quality materials and construction methods while maintaining the key signature details they've become known for. Every pair of Volcom jeans features felled interior stitching and clean finished pocket bags for added comfort and less chafing, nearly indestructible buckle button closure and upgraded dual finish hardware for increased durability, a hidden phone pocket and double belt loops for convenient utility, while the asymmetrical detail of the offset back yoke and the "V" belt loop remain uniquely Volcom. While we pride ourselves on the durability of all our jeans and chinos, we've taken durability to the next level in the Volcom Stone Made jeans and chinos lines. The elevated durability found in specific washes of Volcom Stone Made jeans is the result of new innovations for denim fabrics that either feature yarns spun with LYCRA® TOUGH MAX™ technology that combines stretch for freedom of movement with enhanced durability and resistance to tears and abrasions or CONESTRONG™ by Cone Denim® that utilizes a variety of yarn technologies to create high-performance denim fabrics with superior strength. Volcom Stone Made chinos in the Gritter modern tapered fit & slim tapered fit in dark khaki are our most durable pairs of chinos. Constructed from a more tightly woven canvas featuring 20% nylon 66, the Gritter in the modern tapered and slim tapered fits offer outstanding abrasion resistance. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for durability, all the Volcom Stone Made jeans that feature enhanced durability, whether provided by LYCRA® TOUGH MAX™ technology or CONESTRONG™ by Cone Denim®, have a comfortable stretch and flexibility, perfect for skateboarding or at work on the job. Whether battling the elements or just daily mishaps of a liquid kind, the water and stain repellent Vorta Form jeans in the Indigo & Black washes and the Stranger chinos in modern tapered & slim tapered jogger fits in the Volcom Stone Made line will keep you dry without sacrificing any comfort or breathability. Born from Volcom designers' time on the road with the Volcom Skate Team, there is no end to varying types of weather encountered or spills produced while living life on the go. Developed by Cone Denim®, CONEgard™ is a groundbreaking Durable Water-Repellant eco-friendly finish applied at the fabric state that increases the water and stain repellency of the denim. Lab tested, the Volcom Stone Made chinos in the Stranger slim tapered and modern tapered fits utilize 3XDRY® technologies that stimulate a cooling effect through the absorption of perspiration on the inside of the treated pant while improving dirt and water repellency on the outside. There's a reason we call these "Journey Mode" chinos; they are ready to take on whatever trek you set out to embark on. As part of the Volcom Stone Made line, specific Volcom Brand Jeans feature S GENE® by Cone Denim® the patented technology that delivers breakthrough stretch performance and unsurpassed recovery. The secret to Cone's S GENE® technology is their patented proprietary multiple core yarns that double the performance of the denim. With twice the power of normal stretch denim fabric, Cone's S GENE® recovery is superior in its ability to retain its original shape, virtually eliminating "bagging knee" syndrome. Almost all of Volcom jeans feature some amount of stretch that allows for complete mobility and pure comfort, a core tenant of the "Designed for Skateboarding, Recommended for Life" philosophy of Volcom Brand Jeans. So whether you are looking for a pair of jeans with the performance stretchthat will meet the needs of your active lifestyle (offered in our Volcom Stone Made jeans line) or are just looking for better fitting more comfortable jeans, there is pair of Volcom jeans just right for you. Currently exclusive to Volcom in stretch denim; the modern-fit Solver in the denim wash, regular-fit Kinkade in the Blue Drift wash and the Vorta Form jeans in Blue Drift & Indigo washes, feature sustainable anti-microbial finishes that allow for these jeans to be worn longer and harder between washes with less odor. With constant life on the road and the everyday abuses the Volcom Skate Team puts their jeans through, the designers at Volcom took it upon themselves to help stop the stench. Now life in the van is a whole lot less smelly. Developed by Cone Denim®, who have been producing denim for 125 years, they used their expertise and experience to create a stretch denim with an anti-microbial finish using positive ions applied to fabric that effectively reduces odor caused by bacteria. This process, a first for Cone, creates a longer lasting bond between the positive ions and the denim fabric. Current tests have shown very little to no loss of the anti-microbial finish after 20 laundry washes. In a similar process, but using silver ions, Volcom Stone Made chinos in the Stranger modern and slim tapered jogger fits and the Gritter modern tapered, regular and slim fits also offer anti-microbial protection against odor. SHOP ALL VOLCOM DENIM SHOP ALL VOLCOM CHINOS

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Caught Up In A Good Thing
We are proud to introduce into the Volcom Women's Simply Solid Swim Swim collection our first-ever ocean friendly women's swimwear composed of 78% ECONYL® regenerated yarn. ECONYL® yarn is produced by recycling fishnets and other discarded nylons. The recovered nets are "up cycled" to protect marine life below the surface and avoid the dangers that sometimes haunt our oceans. There is no loss of quality in the regeneration process and the end result is a yarn that is 100% recyclable. Volcom Women's Swim Eco Collection begins in the sea and culminates at the best beaches around the globe. Our collection is beach to city and a little bit rock and roll featuring Georgia Jagger, Coco Ho, Quincy Davis & Maud Le Car. "I know we are all accountable for our impact on the environment, but also our communities. To me, Volcom is a family and I love that I am now a part of it - it's something special and I can't wait to see what more is to come" - Georgia Jagger The collection coming soon to volcom.com.au!
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LISTER Interview!
Known as ‘An advocate for the freedom of visual speech’ Australian Fine/Street/Graffiti Artist Anthony Lister is on a mission to gift his art to the streets without persecution, to explore creativity without boundary and to always evolve as an Artist simultaneously.  Lister teamed up with us at Volcom on a Collaborative Collection 'Lister x Volcom’, which we are proud to have created with the modern street impressionist. For this collection Lister explores the themes of money and corruption as it relates to the modern cyber state. Volcom Australia’s Head Creative Kimberley Reynolds had a chat with Lister about the collab collection, skateboarding, vandalism vs art and the process in his creative practice.   KR: When did you first take to painting the streets? AL: I was 19 when I started painting electrical boxes around my hometown. I ended up painting over 100 of these boxes over the course of 4 years.    KR: What and where was the first piece? AL: The piece from memory was a painting of clowns holding spray cans. Location - Brisbane, Australia.    KR: For you initially, was the act of painting in the streets equally attractive for the protest of creative freedom in your landscape as well as the exhibition of your work being seen by an unsuspecting audience? AL: Honestly, I was most interested in my mum and nanna seeing my work in the wild and watching their reactions.    KR: You were quoted in 2014 by Australian publication; Brisbane's Weekend Edition saying "I’m a freedom fighter, I’m fighting for the freedom of visual speech” You’re still fighting the good fight, does it and how does it feel like its progressing since this statement in 2014? AL: Well, as long as men and women, boys and girls are being sent to prison for acts of creativity -the struggle continues. So long story short / not much has changed at all wishing the system and those that make the law. I guess I on the other hand have progressed greatly in my articulation of defining the problems and developing strategies in which changes could be implicated.    KR: You have been commissioned in your street art to paint huge pieces for various commercial clients, how does the emotional or creative feeling differ when painting these pieces over personal illegal outdoor work? AL: They don't change at all. I always do my best work. I feel that "you are only as smart as your last decision and only as good as your last production”. Whomever I am working with for or against I put in the most I can to achieve my goal.    KR: Speaking of commissions vs illegal work, earlier this year you were sentenced to Community service after facing charges of vandalism by the Brisbane City Council. A Council that has previously commissioned you to create works within its cityscape. The case received a lot of media attention in Australia and worldwide for its odd imbalance and self-deeming sense of declaring art vs vandalism. One comment I loved was from filmmaker Eddie Martin on twitter who noted “Odd way to treat one of your best cultural assets.” How do you as an artist process this mixed message from authority? AL: Yeah, well it sucks that in this day and age people are being sent to prison for acts of creativity huh. I'm one of the lucky ones. Having said that it ended up costing me $78K in lawyer fees but I still have my integrity and most importantly my freedom.  KR: You “gift” a lot of your street art pieces where the building owner has given you permission to create on the property. Do you hunt this work or do blank spaces get offered to you? AL: A bit of both.    KR: The large, actually enormous scale pieces you do outdoors are just insanely large. Watching back some footage of you creating these is incredible. Wielding the extended roller the way you do must have taken some real practice! How much prelim work do you put into the composition plan before hitting these spaces? What’s the usual approach? AL: I always have a mental sketch before I begin but that's usually about it. In adventure painting it is important not to burden ones self with expectations.    KR: A lot of Artists at your level from Australia generally go and move overseas to bigger markets or art scenes. What keeps you in Australia? AL: It feels like I'm never in Australia. I actually love Australia but then again I love America and Germany too. I’ve kinda lived everywhere for a time. Life's great!    KR: It seems there is a real correlation between Street Art and Skateboarding in terms of “vandalism”, creativity within your landscape and freedom of expression vs law? Do they feel almost the same to you? AL: I agree. I believe it comes down to harvesting an audacity to embrace the freedom to express ones self creatively in the public arena.    KR: I spoke to another Volcom collaborating Sydney based Artist, also raised in Brisbane – Gemma O’Brien recently who I know you’ve worked alongside in the past. Gemma mentioned the real longing to work on a solo show and personal work after spending majority of her time on commissioned work; to hone new skills, test herself and have no parameters. Do you feel the same longing after working on commissioned pieces? AL: Nah not really. I keep busy on jobs, in the street while also maintaining a constant studio practice. I understand what she means though- making new work and keeping up a practice is like having a child- you can never give enough time or energy- it is the guilt that keeps on giving (on parenting).   KR: How important is the balance of personal work and commissioned work? Are they about even in your practice in terms of quantity? AL: Hmmm… well I actually don't really keep count- I leave that for my team. So I don't really know and I like it like that.   KR: You’ve used dollar bills and skulls through the Volcom collaboration, what do those symbols communicate for you within these works? AL: Life, death, drugs, fucking, the city, being lost, respect, tragedy, strangers in the club, great tracks. SKULLS and money are like everything and nothing. Like grains of sand though the hourglass of time.    KR: In the short film you made with us at Volcom; filmed in Sydney at your studio the city surrounds - you make a wonderful metaphor of the streets being the jungle, the animals in the wild being your art and the spaces you hunt to put it on and also that you are both the hunter and the hunted within your jungle. Do you feel instinctual and primitive with your art and the means in which you need to go to create it? Is it driven by pure need and sense of survival? AL: A purity -yes/ a sense of survival- no. I'm driven by forces greater than myself and I feel like I'm just a messenger working for the boss.    KR: Do you have any strategies to avoid being hunted? AL: Yes. I don't disrespect anyone.  I use my intuition and senses of smell, hearing and sight to avoid the trappings of a material mindset.   KR: When we were filming with you we had the Volcom skate team in tow and you’re mates with a few of the Volcom crew, it seems like a totally natural fit. Was it a pretty organic journey creating a collection with Volcom? AL: Yeah for sure. I’ve been mates with heaps of those mad cunts for years. When I was asked to create the collection it was super laid back- n- natural.   KR: When we visited your studio, you showed us some very interesting bronze cast sculpture forms you were beginning to work with. You also seem to cross mediums like video, installations as well as paint, charcoal and more traditional mediums. How important is it for you as an artist to keep expanding your process? AL: I do it to combat the boredom. I never really think about it like I'm expanding my practice I just realize I want to make something and then learn how to make it, along the way. Most of the time it's a long journey full of trials and errors. There are many exciting and challenging learning curves when dealing with the fundamentals of alchemy.    KR: What’s up next for you? AL: So much crazy shit. I got this guy making a film that's gonna expose me for what I really am. He's the guy that made that documentary "ALL THIS MAYHEM" which is a dope film about a couple of skaters that ended up making and breaking themselves like a couple of legends. That's going to take a while but yeah that and shows n jobs, travelling, life, all kinds of shit man. Swipe left     KR: Could you list your top 5 outdoor pieces around the globe people could check out? Let’s send them on a Lister hunt… AL: NEW YORK, BERLIN, Paris, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Detroit, New Zealand, Bali, Hong Kong, Milan ... Hold on is that 5? Damn bro I don't even know what's even still up let alone where it is. But I do know that I loved every one of them more than the last before I walked away with my clothes, face and hands covered in paint and a photo.   SHOP COLLECTION HERE!
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Anthony Lister Collaborates With Volcom On New Collection
Volcom is proud to collaborate with modern street impressionist Anthony Lister for a unique limited collection that explores the themes of money and corruption as it relates to the modern cyber state. Anthony Lister's passion and commitment to social commentary fills us with pride to be able to work with such an artist whose spirit is the embodiment of True To This! "Anthony approaches street art like no one else, with a looseness that’s hard to get even in a studio.  I’ve been a fan for over a decade and excited to merge the endless creative exploration of Volcom with the vibrant brilliance of this fine individual". - Mike Aho, Volcom Global Creative Director SHOP LISTER COLLECTION     ABOUT LISTER Born in 1979 in Brisbane, Australia, Anthony Lister began painting on the streets at the age of 17, a location which has endured as a key part of his practice and is influential to his studio work. As one of Australia's most renowned contemporary artists, Lister's work presents us with a grimy fusion of high and lowbrow culture with influences from a number of areas and genres, including street art, expressionism, pop art and contemporary youth culture. Reveling in the "spirituality" and the "heritage" of Western popular culture, he takes this joint legacy and remolds it into something equally alluring and grotesque, a perfect representation of the society he seeks to depict. Taking influence from the dirtier and rough techniques of "Bad" Painting and merging it with the spirit and practices of graffiti art, Lister has embraced an explosive, scratchy, scrawling form of figurative art using a variety of mediums from painting, drawing and installation to film and music. Give Anthony Lister a follow on Instagram @anthonylister for a look at all his latest work.
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The Story Behind The First Volcom Stretch Jeans Inspired By Dustin Dollin
Dustin Dollin used to wear ladies jeans. Wait. What? Okay, that's not too hard to believe, it is Dollin we're talking about. See back in the early 2000's guys who liked a slim fitting pair of jeans had a hard time finding them, never mind finding a pair with some stretch to make them actually comfortable. Options were super limited and if they could be found they were usually expensive luxury menswear. Guys like Dustin, and there weren't a lot of them at the time... mostly musicians, had to resort to wearing women's jeans. Recounting the experience to Remy Stratton, Volcom's SVP of Skate & Snow, and former Volcom Skate Team manager, Dustin recalled when he finally came across a pair of tight fitting men's stretch jeans and could ditch the ladies jeans he had been wearing. The discovery was so rare he found himself hoarding them. "I remember finding the first stretch denim at the Melbourne market, some made-in-China denim from an Australian brand called Workland jeans, and I used to go every weekend and buy all the size 30's. I think you once asked me why I never wore Volcom jeans and I replied because these are tight and stretchy." Going back and watching Dustin's part in Chichagof (2004), you'll notice that he wears two different styles of jeans throughout his part. The looser fitting pair are Volcom jeans that Remy must have been able to wrangle him into occasionally, and the tighter pair are the ones he found at the market in Melbourne. Following the release of the film it was clear that the answer to how to get Dustin to wear Volcom jeans was to make him his own model. "Once Dustin gets something in his head, that's it, we obviously needed him wearing our jeans,"  said Remy, "and our design department quickly embraced his concept." With this began the collaboration with Volcom's denim designer, JJ Gonzales, on the first pair of Volcom jeans that would bear Dustin Dollin's name and be included in Volcom's fledging V.Co-Operative series.   Launched in 2004, the V.Co-Operative series was birthed from the skate team, with initial collaborations with Geoff Rowley and Mark Appleyard, who worked closely with the Volcom design team to help build their perfect pair of jeans. Joining the V.Co-Opertative program shortly after its launch, Dustin and the design team began work on creating a wholly unique style of jean that captured the essence of Dollin and was unlike either of the existing collaborations. "It was revolutionary. Dustin's jean immediately filled a void,"  said JJ, "it was a forward fit with a functional fabric for the skate world." "It was right when a lot of skating changed to tight jeans,"  added Dustin.   Armed with a few pairs of Dustin's old women's jeans as well as the ones he found at the Melbourne market, JJ and the design team went to work adapting the fit for a man's body. Describing the design and fabric challenge, JJ said, "the fact that they were women's jeans that he was wearing, creating his fit was all new as women's jeans have a shorter rise and are proportionately different,"and added that at the time, "stretch denim was more of a women's market, so fabrics were lighter in weight and not made to withstand the wide range movements and heavy slams,"  that someone like Dustin sustains when he skates. Sourcing the right fabric that could wear close to the body but was flexible enough that you could still skate and take slams in them would be the key to the success of the jeans. Enter Lycra®. Developed in 1959, the revolutionary material was not introduced into denim jeans until 20 years later in 1979 when the first women's stretch jean was made using an elasticised Lycra® fiber cotton blend. For the next 25 some-odd years stretch remained mostly a feature of women's jeans only. Typically thought of for its comfort factor, and marketed that way to women purchasing stretch jeans. Lyrca® was also fundamental in the advancement of performance sportswear throughout the 90's with its ability to offer apparel a greater freedom of movement. It was here at the intersection of denim, performance sportswear and Dustin Dollin that a whole new product sub-category, the performance stretch jean, revealed itself to the designers at Volcom. "I can honestly reflect now and say that Dustin's signature jean was the catalyst to what the mindset of Volcom Brand Jeans is today,"  says JJ. "It's combining fit, function, durability and quality in an innovative way." So it was with release of his signature Volcom V.Co-Operative jean in the summer of 2005, that Dustin Dollin and Volcom blessed the skate world with the first stretch denim jeans designed for skateboarding.   Ahead of our time then, Volcom today is still at the forefront of denim design, utilizing technical fiber blends and finishes to create performance jeans that are designed for skateboarding. Explore the latest stretch denim innovations with the release of Volcom Stone Made jeans that incorporate groundbreaking superior stretch, anti-microbial, durability and water resistant properties that have yielded some of the most profound products in the market today.
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Volcom Men's Jeans Fit Guide And Size Charts
Maybe you've noticed that tagged waist sizes often vary between brands, and you may have a handful of pairs of jeans at home from different brands with waist sizes with up to as much as two sizes in variation (say size 30 to 32), but they all fit relatively the same in the waist. This is sometimes referred to as vanity sizing and is a common practice across all jeans makers. At Volcom our sizing does not deviate from the "standard", meaning if you typically wear size 32 jeans, you're most likely going to wear a size 32 in Volcom jeans. But in any case, we've assembled the following fit guide for those just being introduced to Volcom jeans or those who are thinking of changing up their style. Volcom jeans come in a variety of fits to accommodate varying style tastes and body types; browse our Skinny, Slim, Tapered, Modern and Regular fit guides below that include explanations about each fit and corresponding size chart that includes the most important measurements when determining fit online, as well as measurement instructions so you can compare with a pair of jeans you own at home.   PLAY FIT VIDEO PLAY FIT VIDEO PLAY FIT VIDEO PLAY FIT VIDEO PLAY FIT VIDEO JEANS MEASURING GUIDE All you need for this is a ruler or tape measure and an existing pair of jeans (regardless of brand) that you like how they fit, especially in the waist. WAIST Lay the jeans flat and buttoned up and pull the waistband straight across so it is tight, but not stretched. Then measure the waistband from end to end and multiply the number by 2. Then using the size charts above you can find the "tagged" waist size that corresponds with your measurement. In the case you are in between sizes, go with the size that is closer to your measurement. INSEAM With your jeans laying flat, measure from the bottom of the crotch to the leg opening. KNEE To measure the knee, divide your inseam length by two and measure that amount down from the crotch to take your knee measurement, remembering to multiple your number by to 2. LEG OPENING Again with the jeans laying flat, measure across the bottom of the leg at the opening and multiply your number by 2. Finally in the event the pair of jeans you order do not fit correctly, Volcom has a hassle free easy 45-day free return policy. And feel free to leave a comment below if you have a question, especially if it's one you think would benefit others who might be wondering the same thing.