Do you guys know the California based, retro-inspired clothing brand Yellow Rat? If you don’t, you should. It’s f***king awesome. Even more awesome is its founder and designer Kio Inagaki. He’s a surf legend in Malibu and a universally well-loved dirty old man. You can see him in AUTHENTIC WAVE by Tatsuo Takei here.
Kio ordered a SS16 Five Pocket Island Shirt from us and was kind enough to agree to be in our new series, “Batten Friends!”
Batten Friends! are basically people we know and love … or people we want to know who love Battenwear.
Here’s Kio in his Battenwear SS16 Five Pocket Island Shirt.
Here’s him surfing at Malibu:
Here’s him eating a cupcake in our backyard in LA:
Here’s him at the Yellow Rat Pop-Up at Nepenthes, NY:
We asked Kio to provide his basic stats and here’s what we got:
LOCATION: Mar Vista, CA
OCCUPATION: Beach Bum
Hobby : Pachinko, Keiba (Horse Racing), Chasing Young Girls, and Reading
And there you have it. Go buy some Yellow Rat.