An iconic silhouette with a minimalist, deconstructed aesthetic, created in collaboration with our friends at Pilgrim Surf Supply in Brooklyn.
The original “Birdies” were born in 1961 when surf mom Carrie Birdwell Mann sewed the first pairs for her sons in her Southern California living room. Hoping to replace the canvas shorts popular with surfers at the time with something safer and more functional, she found inspiration in the sails of the boats docked at nearby Newport Beach. Originally working with off-the-shelf spinnaker cloth, she soon commissioned Birdwell’s signature nylon fabric, SurfNyl™️, and replicated the two-layer construction and triple seams of the most durable sails and an American icon was born.
The 310 board short holds closest to Ms. Birdwell’s original design — lightly modernized and improved over more than 50 years of field testing by lifeguards and surfers who depend on their Birdies to last a lifetime of waves. Each pair of our 310 board shorts is hand-cut from our proprietary SurfNyl™️ and sewn by expert craftspeople in Santa Ana, California. With a simple button fly, a tab closure for an adjustable fit, and a timelessly appealing contrast stitch, these will never go out of style.
Features- Color-blocked in our classic SurfNyl™️ fabric. Interior is lined in a contrast SurfNyl™️ fabric. Triple Lace Tab Closure With brass nickel Grommets. Classic black and white drawcord and yellow buttons on pocket and fly. Signature Back Pocket With Key Loop & Drain Hole. Pilgrim flag patch on leg. Birdie Woven Label At Center Back Waistband.
Fit- Short length. Outseams range between 14” – 18” depending on your waist size. Tab closure allows for minor adjustments in fit.
Fabric- SurfNyl; 100% Nylon
Construction- Made in Santa Ana
Care- Machine Wash Cold, Do Not Bleach, Lay Flat to Dry, Do Not Iron, Do Not Dry Clean