In the 1950Æs Nancy and Walter Katin were in the business of making canvas boat covers. Upon request of a local surfer they made a custom pair of canvas surf trunks. Word spread about their ability to withstand the surf conditions and a industry was born.
With the same mind-set as the founders Katin continues to provide clothing inspired by our surf heritage with an emphasis on quality products that are Made in the USA.
The above information is from Katin. Katin's history with surf community and style shows in the not only the graphics on their graphic tees but the feel and treatment of the fabric.