Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt

In 1972, Hawaii-based surfers Gerry Lopez and Jeff Shipley began crafting surfwear they could actually surf in—think board shorts in comfortable cotton that stopped well above the knees — as well post-pipeline duds like soft tees and tanks. For a while, Lightning Bolt gear was seen on every beach around the world. Then, in the early ‘80s, the brand was bought out, and for nearly twenty years it languished in the States. That changed in 2009, when the newly relevant brand relaunched under new ownership. Now based in SoCal and produced in the U.S., Lightning Bolt offers swim trunks and casual gear in old-school styles that you don’t have to be a surfer to love.

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Past Sales Featuring Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt Light Layers
SALE ENDED ON: April 16, 2014

Light Layers

Hoodies, henleys, tees, and more versatile ways to stay warm as the seasons change.
Lightning Bolt Active-Inspired Looks
SALE ENDED ON: April 15, 2014

Active-Inspired Looks

You may have heard that it’s cool to wear sweats on the streets now. That’s definitely true — it’s a trend that’s taken over both the runways and the streets — with one caveat: They need to be in a slim cut just like your other clothes. These hoodies, shoes, jackets, and more will look equally good whether you’re hitting the gym, hiking in the woods, or walking to your nearest watering hole.
Lightning Bolt Music Festival Must-Haves
SALE ENDED ON: April 12, 2014

Music Festival Must-Haves

Colorful tees, tanks, shorts, and more that’ll have you rocking out in style this spring, from top brands including Gant Rugger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Original Penguin, and more.
Lightning Bolt Tees & Tanks
SALE ENDED ON: April 11, 2014

Tees & Tanks

When all else fails, nothing beats a T-shirt and jeans. Or a tank top and shorts. This sale features plenty of both shirt styles, just in time for the casual spring weekends ahead.
Lightning Bolt Spring Hats
SALE ENDED ON: April 10, 2014

Spring Hats

The hat is back, and whether your taste runs from fedoras to ivy caps, you’re bound to find one (or more) to top off your look this spring from top brands like Paul Smith, Bailey of Hollywood, and Goorin Bros.
Lightning Bolt Shorts & Swimwear
SALE ENDED ON: April 7, 2014

Shorts & Swimwear

Consider this your motivation to finally book that trip and hang out on the beach for a week (and if that's not an option, there's always the good, old-fashioned public pool). Featuring a slew of bold, patterned trunks from brands like Onia and Jack Spade, plus casual shorts for the street, this sale has plenty of options to help you look the part even if you don’t make it out of the city.

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