Founded in 1971 by Craig Sugihara, the Town & Country Surf Shop was born from—and continues to be driven by—the needs of the surfer. As can be seen in their iconic yin and yang logo, T&C’s foundational ethos is rooted in balance. Whether Craig is shaping boards or looking after the surfing community in Hawaii, he makes sure T&C’s dedication to quality, pursuit of innovation, quality materials, and passion remains at the forefront of everything they do.
After all these years, T&C remains owned and operated by Craig, the original founder, whose grom-like stoke lands him regularly in the lineup or around the island enjoying the friendships that only a life dedicated to surfing can provide. In honor of T&C’s 50th anniversary, Vans worked closely with Craig to uplift T&C’s rich heritage, while still giving a progressive nod to the future of surf culture by offering new spins on classic color combinations, checkerboard accents, and the gradient fades that the brand has become famous for.
The Ward Crossbody Pack now comes in a smaller size. Made with 100% polyester, the Vans X T&C Mini Ward Crossbody Pack features an exterior zipper pocket, an adjustable strap with a keeper, an allover checkerboard print, and a classic Vans logo label.