RIDE YOUR OWN WAVE.
RIDING OUR WAVE.
- ABOUT US-
We're wave chasers. We're locals. We're natives. It's the roll of the waves that makes us who we are. Wakes & Waves is a homegrown brand locally built 2 miles from the ocean on Long Island, NY. The goal - create a brand that makes you feel uniquely connected to the sights, sounds and soul of the sea where local is always the way.
As a growing brand, we get creative to bring this brand to life - rolling up our sleeves, testing on scraps, getting resourceful, pushing the status quo and thinking outside the box to make Wakes & Waves, Wakes & Waves. For us, it's more than just clothing. It's about riding our own wave to pioneer a look and feel tied to the place we call home.
It's quality over quantity, care over mere production, and a pride and dedication behind each press, print and stitch. Our products are created by hand and made with limited waste on this island that claims our roots. It's Dune Road, The Race, The Twin Forks and Long Beach that helps form a part of who we are. We build from reclaimed wood to connect us to the shores we walk and source all the life we'll ever need from the setting sun and roaming waves.
So, between the threads lies a passion to inspire you to live with the ocean in your soul where it maybe goes something like this - you feel the boardwalk. You hear the crashing waves. You see the gulls flying behind your wake - you know you're in the right place. Whether you're a local or not, one thing's pretty sure - it's the wakes and waves that make us who we are. That's us. That's who we are. Welcome to Wakes & Waves.
BUILT LOCAL | LONG ISLAND, N.Y.
THE DUDE BEHIND
Three years ago, I had my eyes set on Wall Street. I didn’t plan for the allure of the ticker tape to die, but I felt restless far from the ocean. I found myself dreaming of a different path as I made my way to and from Manhattan on the LIRR each day.
Today, you could say I’m on a different quest – chasing my real dream. Born and raised on Long Island, I’m passionate about supporting my local community and feel most at home by the water. For as long as I can remember, I’ve
always loved to build and create, so despite my economics degree, it was my grandmother who showed me around the sewing machine and my love to experiment and design that fills in the rest each day.
Behind it all lies my passion to bring you a brand you’re proud wear that’s more than just clothing – one with a unique look backed by a community of likeminded people – a brand that inspires you to ride your wave and always live with a part of the ocean and some local roots somewhere inside your soul.
THANKS FOR BEING HERE,
23 | Oceanside, NY
WAKES & WAVES | EST. 2021