Author: Danielle Directo-Meston
Photos: Jobi Manson
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.
Founded in 2006, the label got its start when Mycoskie handmade her own '70s-inspired graphic tees, which were swiftly picked up by Fred Segal and Planet Blue. In addition to stocking its signature super soft clothing and accessories (all made in LA!), the brand's new psychedelic surfer hangout boasts a wall of vintage records (Grateful Dead, Beach Boys, etc.), a massive hand-painted mural and one seriously rad galactic teepee. For more snaps inside Aviator Nation's insanely rad new Malibu pad, click on the jump.
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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).
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 are gender specific. It's not uncommon for women to get men's sweatpants as they have pockets and offer a looser fit.