howler brothers spring ’14

We had fun in Austin so we brought some home…

by Josh Madden

Howler Brothers Spring 14

As you probably know from our posts, Tweets, Instagrams, etc. we spent last week in Texas and it was there that we discovered a little Austin-based company called 

Howler Brothers

. Now, Howler founders Chase Heard and Andy Stepania aren't blood related, but they have been best buddies since youth. The pair of outdoorsmen are avid surfers, fishermen, kayakers, and the good things that come with these pursuits. Things like fire pits, really good tequila, and pre-dawn coffee.

The bros design and craft everything they make, and it's with these passions that they put their products to the test. Their vision for Howler--and the name 

Howler Brothers

--was inspired by a sound they heard on surf trips to Costa Rica: the call of the loudest animal in North America, the Howler Monkey.

Howler Brothers craft limited-run, high quality clothing that draws inspiration from the style and tradition of surfing and coastal sports. They aim to create with the timeless style of sports such as surfing and fly fishing, but update historic garment ideas with modern influence.

Two of our favorite pieces, the 

Livingston Long sleeve

(which has a sunglass cleaning pocket) and the 

Howler Feed Store snap-back

(which is completely mesh), look pretty simple but their details make all the difference.

Check out the fellas' full range 


and you can find them on Twitter