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About 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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Sale Ended March 22, 2014

Off-Duty Tees & Henleys

Laid-back wardrobe essentials that are perfect for spring layering.

Sale Ended May 19, 2014

May Steals Under $30

Great discounts on warm-weather essentials from Ben Sherman, Tailgate, Boast, and more.

Sale Ended April 06, 2014

How to Wear It: Colorblock

Great takes on a key spring look, from brands like Marc by Marc Jacobs and Black Fleece.

Sale Ended May 24, 2014

Early Access: Tees, Polos & More Up to 80% Off

Casual essentials for your upper half from brands like Jack Spade, Orlebar Brown, and Gant.

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