Aviator Nation News

Behind the Seams // Paige Mycoskie of Aviator Nation

Behind the Seams // Paige Mycoskie of Aviator Nation

September 06, 2016

Paige has been re-defining casual sportswear with her ultra-cozy, ’70s-inspired sweats and we’re thrilled to get the inside scoop on how she built her brand and did everything on her terms. So without further adieu, let’s GET. AFTER. IT.

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GQ // One of Our Favorite Brands Is Teaming Up With Lollapalooza

GQ // One of Our Favorite Brands Is Teaming Up With Lollapalooza

August 08, 2016 1 Comment

For this year's Lollapalooza, 2013's Best New Menswear Designer in America Paige Mycoskie of Aviator Nation lent a hand making a collection of low-key and stylish T-shirts, trucker hats, board shorts, and tank tops, and even kids clothing for the mini concert-goers. The collection is available solely at the festival through the weekend.

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The Culture Trip // Meet California Cool Fashion Designer Paige Mycoskie

The Culture Trip // Meet California Cool Fashion Designer Paige Mycoskie

June 27, 2016 1 Comment

Paige Mycoskie, the designer behind California fashion brand, Aviator Nation, is all about 1970s nostalgia.  She has truly captured the good vibrations that spell out West Coast style through the worn-in vintage feel, retro surfer dude, and hippie that can be seen in all of her apparel. Her ability to infuse music, which she believes promotes global change, into all of her endeavors is impressive to say the least.

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Racked LA Feature // Take a Peek Inside the Happiest Retro Basics Shop to Ever Hit Laguna Beach

Racked LA Feature // Take a Peek Inside the Happiest Retro Basics Shop to Ever Hit Laguna Beach

June 21, 2016

Although Aviator Nation's retro beach essentials are practically synonymous with Cali's coastal-cool lifestyle, it had yet to make a splash in the OC — that is, until last week, when the LA-based basics brand officially opened its fourth SoCal shop in Laguna Beach.

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WWD Feature // A Bigger Aviator Nation: New Laguna Beach Store Launches in Swim, Activewear and Winter Jackets

WWD Feature // A Bigger Aviator Nation: New Laguna Beach Store Launches in Swim, Activewear and Winter Jackets

June 16, 2016

Unveiled last Friday, Aviator Nation’s store in Laguna Beach, Calif., evokes a beach bungalow with a stained glass window designed like a setting sun that fills a room with warm light; striped murals; vintage floral wallpaper, and white plank ceilings that match the glossy floors. 

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Aviator Nation Set to Open Laguna Beach Location - June 2016!

Aviator Nation Set to Open Laguna Beach Location - June 2016!

April 22, 2016

After years of requests to open a store in Orange County we've finally decided on Laguna Beach!  With a great surf break just a block away we've chosen our new location at 1143 South Pacific Coast Hwy.  Just yesterday the lease was signed and we are planning to work fast to get the store open for the summer! Stay tuned and follow us on Instagram/Facebook for updates and photos as we begin our OC Journey!

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HOODLINE: With Clothes & Concerts, Aviator Nation Makes A Home In The Haight

HOODLINE: With Clothes & Concerts, Aviator Nation Makes A Home In The Haight

January 25, 2016 1 Comment

It's been 10 months since surf lifestyle store Aviator Nation took over the former Haight Ashbury Vintage space on the southwest corner of Haight & Ashbury. Now that they've had a chance to settle in, we sat down with the brand's San Francisco director (and former pro surfer) Julie Cox to learn about the store's look, its series of free concerts, and how they're liking life in the Haight.

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AVIATOR NATION x GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL X NY FASHION WEEK 2015

AVIATOR NATION x GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL X NY FASHION WEEK 2015

September 15, 2015

Four campaign managers from the non-profit Global Poverty Project (GPP) modeled an array of casual merchandise on Sunday, all reflecting Global Citizen’s cool style. They sported tank tops, hoodies, sweatshirts, hats and a limited edition collection of Aviator Nation sunglasses. With the purchase of these conscious goods, available on Sept. 26 online and at the festival, consumers and concertgoers can also display their support since proceeds benefit GPP.

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A day in the glassing house with Paige Mycoskie + Bob Haakenson

A day in the glassing house with Paige Mycoskie + Bob Haakenson

May 22, 2015

Aviator Nation surfboards have been a long time coming. They encompass an epic part of the 1970's laid-back  California lifestyle, and have been a passion project of our founder, Paige for the past ten years. Finally, her dream of creating the perfect Rainbow riding machine, has come to fruition.  

Over the last several months, Paige has been working closely with legendary Santa Barbara shaper, Bruce Fowler and iconic glass man, Bob Haakenson to develop the first Aviator Nation Surfboard. 

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BEHIND THE SCENES with Aviator Nation at Austin City Limits 2014

BEHIND THE SCENES with Aviator Nation at Austin City Limits 2014

October 15, 2014

When Aviator Nation was asked to participate in Austin City Limits Music Festival Paige Mycoskie (designer/founder) wanted to do something special for the musicians themselves. She wanted the musicians to have a "safe place" they could relax in between sets in "Authentic Aviator Nation Style". And just like that, The Aviator Nation TIPI was born! Paige designed the tipi and worked with authentic Native Americans in Montana to make this hand painted creation come to life. The Tipi created the perfect escape for Artists back stage to lounge between sets, jam out with vintage instruments and listen to vinyl. Aviator Nation also created custom ACL gear that was gifted to the musicians.

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: AVIATOR NATION listed as, 20 Ways to Make the Most of the Coast!

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: AVIATOR NATION listed as, 20 Ways to Make the Most of the Coast!

June 20, 2014

WHERE TO SHOP // Hip Hoodies and Tees

For surf-inspired T-shirts and rainbow-splashed hats, head to the Malibu outpost of AVIATOR NATION (22967 PCH), the beach-minded clothing company owned by Paige Mycoskie, sister of Toms founder Blake Mycoskie and a one-time contestant on The Amazing Race. The retro, L.A.-made line is at home amid the trippy decor, featuring a wall of record albums, a groovy wall mural and a teepee. Don't forget to pick up a Malibu Surfrider hoodie, the brand's ode to the popular area surf break.

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MALIBU MAGAZINE : PAIGE MYCOSKIE FEATURE

MALIBU MAGAZINE : PAIGE MYCOSKIE FEATURE

May 15, 2014

Raised by a creatively nurturing family of artists and entrepreneurs, Paige Mycoskie took to becoming a Jill-of-all-trades from an early age. Influenced by days spent in her grandmother’s loft crafting with an endless variety of mediums, Mycoskie quickly realized the intangible benefits of living a creatively expressive lifestyle. “Creativity comes from feeling like you have no limits, and without restrictions you can evolve in a lot of different ways.” Upon realizing the raw potential for creating timeless clothing, Mycoskie moved her four-member team from her Venice garage into the space Aviator Nation currently occupies on Venice’s Abbot Kinney, where she intended to sell her clothes purely to make rent.

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TRAVEL + LEISURE: AVIATOR NATION, A MALIBU BEACH GETAWAY

TRAVEL + LEISURE: AVIATOR NATION, A MALIBU BEACH GETAWAY

April 03, 2014

Aviator Nation Founder Paige Mycoskie’s new Malibu branch sells faded and overdyed sweatshirts with retro logos. 22967 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 310/456-1532

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WALK THE MOON loves the Aviator Nation Rainbow hoodie!

WALK THE MOON loves the Aviator Nation Rainbow hoodie!

March 16, 2014

The love affair between Aviator Nation and Walk the Moon was born at ACL 2013 when the band debuted their, "Tightrope EP". Paige was wandering in between shows, when she heard them blasting from across Zilker park. She began running to their midday set.

It was love at first listen. After they wrapped their performance, the lead singer, Nick Petricca wandered backstage to the Aviator Nation Tipi and was gifted his very own ACL x Aviator Nation baseball tee. From that moment on, both Walk the Moon & Aviator Nation were super fans of each other. So much so, that Nick called the Signature rainbow hoodie his "spirit hoodie" that understands the rhythms of his soul. 

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LA Racked: Aviator Nation Brings Its Retro Rainbow-Happy Basics to Malibu

LA Racked: Aviator Nation Brings Its Retro Rainbow-Happy Basics to Malibu

February 04, 2014

LA-based basics brand Aviator Nation is flying high these days. Last year, founder Paige Mycoskie—apparently, laid-back fashion runs in the fam—was crowned by GQ mag as one of America's best new menswear designers for her line of Cali cool retro tees, hoodies and surfer-faved apparel. In January, the beachy brand kickstarted the year with the opening of its third boutique in Malibu, located just down the street from celeb shopping haunt Malibu Country Mart.

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DAILY MAIL UK: Paige Mycoskie named GQ Magazine's "Best new menswear labels in America"

DAILY MAIL UK: Paige Mycoskie named GQ Magazine's "Best new menswear labels in America"

October 02, 2013

Rainbows, sunbursts, and surfing are among the fixations of Paige Mycoskie’s, a fashion designer whose label Aviator Nation was just named by GQ magazine as one of the best new menswear labels in America.

For Paige, fashion is a family affair. Her brother Blake Mycoskie is the founder of the insanely popular, good-doing shoe brand TOMS. They traveled together on the first season of The Amazing Race.

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The Fashionisto: Gap x GQ 2013 Best New Designers Collection Highlights

The Fashionisto: Gap x GQ 2013 Best New Designers Collection Highlights

September 24, 2013

2013 Best New Designers in America–GQ and Gap introduce their second menswear collection designed by the magazine’s four Best New Menswear Designers in America for 2013. Designers from Aviator Nation, Baldwin, Bespoken and Ernest Alexander take a stab at American classics reinterpreted with their signature aesthetic. The collection is available at Gap stores and at Gap.com. See our favorite pieces below.

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GQ for GAP: Best New Menswear Designers in America.  Sneak Peek: Aviator Nation

GQ for GAP: Best New Menswear Designers in America. Sneak Peek: Aviator Nation

September 23, 2013

What are you doing tomorrow? Because what you should be doing is queuing up for this year’s crop of our Best New Menswear Designers in America for Gap goods. Going on sale at select Gap stores and gap.com tomorrow morning, the lineup brings the best emerging menswear and accessories design to a mass audience, like Aviator Nation’s throwback surfer aesthetic. Get to know Paige Mycoskie, the woman who behind the SoCal brand, after the jump.

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LA TIMES: Aviator Nation's founder always looks on the bright side

LA TIMES: Aviator Nation's founder always looks on the bright side

May 19, 2013

Walking into the Aviator Nation store on Abbot Kinney in Venice is like stumbling into a frat house with a feminine touch. Steely Dan, Doors and Grateful Dead album covers and vintage skate decks nailed to the walls, a record player spinning Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," a "720 Degrees" arcade game in the corner, stacks and stacks of foam trucker hats, T-shirts and hoodies spreading good vibes like "Pray for Surf" and "California Is For Lovers".... It's such a sensory experience, you half expect your shoes to be sticking to the floor from last night's kegger.

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GQ features: Aviator Nation's Paige Mycoskie 10 Essentials

GQ features: Aviator Nation's Paige Mycoskie 10 Essentials

May 08, 2013

Guys, if you're looking for someone to take spring style advice from, the cool blonde longboarding to work might not be a bad place to start. Since 2006, Paige Mycoskie, the founder of Aviator Nation, one of GQ's Best New Menswear Designers in America, has been churning out ultra-soft sweats and tees with a feel-good '70s vibe. Imagine the nostalgia and comfort of broken-in thrift shop finds—only brand new and super fresh.

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GQ: The Complete GQ for Gap Best New Menswear Designers in America 2013 Collection

GQ: The Complete GQ for Gap Best New Menswear Designers in America 2013 Collection

May 04, 2013

Our first look at every limited edition piece from this year's capsule collection, designed by Aviator Nation, Bespoken, Ernest Alexander, and Baldwin, on sale right now at select Gap stores and gap.com

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DEUXMOI: Profile // Paige Mycoskie of Aviator Nation

DEUXMOI: Profile // Paige Mycoskie of Aviator Nation

March 28, 2013

we totally want to be friends with paige mycoskie. not only is she a rad gal, but she created a really badass mens, womens and childrens clothing line called aviator nation (named after paige’s love for aviator sunglasses). paige’s obsession with the look and feel of vintage tees lead to the birth of aviator nation after mucho research and inspection into how t-shirts and sweatpants were produced in the past. paige studied screen printing, inks, and techniques used in the 60’s and 70’s, so that aviator nation would authentically represent the look and feel of vintage garb…

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Lunchpails & Lipstick x Aviator Nation Giveaway!

Lunchpails & Lipstick x Aviator Nation Giveaway!

March 19, 2013

This California inspired brand is one of our favorites to work with! Every item has that “broken in” vintage store feel, making it so soft and wearable for all bodies. I also love how the hoodies and pants are lined in a light absorbent terry cloth, making it the most obvious choice for the pool and beach.

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Aviator Nation launches shop in shop for Bloomingdales on 59th Street in Manhattan!

Aviator Nation launches shop in shop for Bloomingdales on 59th Street in Manhattan!

May 01, 2012

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Fit Guide
Please note that due to the intense wash and dye processes we use some products  will come out different than others. If you ever get a item that does not fit you perfectly we will gladly exchange it for you as many times as it takes until you are satisfied.
Hoodies and Crewneck Sweatshirts
Aviator Nation hoodies and sweatshirts are unisex. Yes, this means you can steal your boyfriend's hoodie and never think twice about rocking it. It also means that our sizing is unique. In general our hoodies run a bit small for men and a bit big for women.

Unisex Tees

The unisex tees run true to size for women and a bit small for guys, so guys order a size up if you are unsure.

Sweatpants 

Sweatpants are gender specific. It's not uncommon for women to get men's sweatpants as they have pockets and offer a looser fit.