Aviator Nation News

Millennial Nostalgia Arrives in Aspen with Aviator Nation

Millennial Nostalgia Arrives in Aspen with Aviator Nation

July 18, 2017

Aviator Nation, a sporty/retro clothing line with roots in both surfing and skiing, matriculates not from Brooklyn, but from its West Coast sister, Venice Beach. The brand’s signature motif of bold, bright stripes decorates the store both inside and out.

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Founder of Aviator Nation tells how she came up with velvet swimsuits and the 'Top Gun' swagger

Founder of Aviator Nation tells how she came up with velvet swimsuits and the 'Top Gun' swagger

June 05, 2017

We sat down with the founder of Aviator Nation last month to talk about the company’s recent extension from ’70s-inspired hoodies and sweatpants into activewear, outerwear, swimwear and surfboards. A Honda Rebel motorcycle, customized by Mycoskie, will be available for order through Aviator Nation stores and rebel.honda.com.

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Maxim // Honda's Rebel + Aviator Nation Motorcycle is Dripping with California Cool

Maxim // Honda's Rebel + Aviator Nation Motorcycle is Dripping with California Cool

March 17, 2017

Honda's Rebel mini-cruiser has been a staple starter bike for decades, but all those years of introducing riders to the sport have earned the little Honda more disdain than appreciation. So it's actually big news that Honda has introduced all-new Rebels in 300 cc and 500 cc forms for 2017, and this new-age Rebel is loaded with cool-bike potential.

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Yahoo News // Honda Rebel and Aviator Nation Team Up

Yahoo News // Honda Rebel and Aviator Nation Team Up

March 15, 2017

This week’s South By Southwest film and music festival in Austin, Texas, includes the launch of the Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation limited edition cruiser. The collaboration kicks off at the Waterloo Records Day Parties taking place from March 15th – March 18th.

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World Branding Forum // The Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation Launched At SXSW

World Branding Forum // The Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation Launched At SXSW

March 15, 2017

When Aviator Nation founder, Paige Mycoskie, lent the inimitable 1970s vibe of her beloved California lifestyle brand to create the Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation edition, the result was the perfect collaboration for the adventurous spirit wanting to get out and explore the world from a different vantage point.

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Racked // The Myth and Magic of California Style

Racked // The Myth and Magic of California Style

March 10, 2017

"The California dream needs the perspective of outsiders like Mycoskie. It needs someone to spend his or her youth infatuated with the idea of the place, move out West, and then make a movie or write some music or sell a product that self-consciously, but not necessarily inauthentically, embodies that image and sends it out to other dreamers"  

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Well + Good //  This Cult Fave LA Brand is Launching Activewear - And it's Selling Out Already

Well + Good // This Cult Fave LA Brand is Launching Activewear - And it's Selling Out Already

February 06, 2017

Aviator Nation has just announced—and released—a performance line of leggings, filled with technical specs to take you from the mat to the beach in style. The collection is on the smaller side for now—although it does include five different styles in three colors ranging from $111 for cropped and to $122 for full length—but the brand has big plans to launch sports bras, shorts, and activewear tanks soon.

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Aspen Sojourner // Aviator Nation Unveils Outerwear Collection, Announces Aspen Store Opening

Aspen Sojourner // Aviator Nation Unveils Outerwear Collection, Announces Aspen Store Opening

February 01, 2017

Founder and all around bad-ass, Paige Mycoskie, made major waves at the Venice-based brand's X Games pop-up. If you've ever splurged on a pair of Aviator Nation sweats then you know the Venice-based brand makes the softest athleisure threads ever. 

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LA Splash Magazine // Paige Mycoskie Feature

LA Splash Magazine // Paige Mycoskie Feature

January 03, 2017

If you are looking for something a little creative and a lot original for you or your family regardless of the season, meet Aviator Nation. Launched in Venice, California in 2006 and named after founder and CEO, Paige Mycoskie’s love for aviator-style sunglasses, Aviator Nation is a brand dedicated to honoring the vibrant, laid-back style, look and feel of California in the ‘70s with an ever changing line that will set you apart from the crowd.

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E News // Trendsetters at Work: Paige Mycoskie

E News // Trendsetters at Work: Paige Mycoskie

October 24, 2016

From music festivals to your favorite shops to the backs of some of the biggest celebs, Aviator Nation is doing something right.

If you care about where your clothes come from, you're probably already familiar with the made-in-California brand. But it's time you also got to know its founder and CEO, Paige Mycoskie (who's responsible for creating some of the softest T-shirts and sweats we've ever felt). 

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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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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.