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M.Nii | GregoryWest

These colder days are great if you know how to layer properly and have the right gear to keep you warm and dry; but there comes a point once you’ve had your fill of the holidays, and just want to keep pressing the snooze button until March. That’s the perfect time to hop on a flight and replenish some Vitamin D. This year we’re heading to Hawaii, where I can hone my less-than-stellar surf skills at the birthplace of M.Nii, which started out in the 50s as a mom-and-pop tailor shop that surfers would bring their baggies to for repairs. Seeing a need for more durable board shorts, M.Nii developed prototypes of simple twill trunks which evolved over time with feedback and word-of-mouth from some of the best surfers in the world. The brand eventually folded, but was recently revived, earning a spot on this year’s GQ Best New Menswear Designers in America list, and a collection for Gap that includes these vintage-inspired Cord Surf Shorts, Nylon Jacket, and Oahu T-Shirt.

M.Nii | GregoryWest

M.Nii | GregoryWest