This first time I went to the international surfing contest at HB, was about 62-63, when SoCal was exploding with teens, taking up surfing.
We established the uniform of young surfers, simply purchased from among exuisting brands in department stores.
Jack Purcell, and Converse shoes, Pendleton shirts, white jeans, etc.
Within a few years, brands sprang up with ocean oriented styles, like Ocean Pacific (OP for short).
Today several brands and makers set trends for youth styles worldwide. Hurley, DC, Billabong, Vans, to name just a few.
And it is not limited to surfing, because the styles and youth culture encompass surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, etc.
Kids in London and Tokyo want to be cool, like kids in SoCal.
Now if we can just get through today and tomorrow without a riot, it will be good.