The bros grew up on the East Coast of South Africa in Durban taking full advantage of the tropical conditions surfing and hanging on the beach. The Holmes story started when Laurie was 14 and couldn’t get anybody to shape the boards he wanted to ride and eventually in frustration started shaping his own boards in the garage. His ultra thin wafers were an instant hit at the beach and soon he was shaping boards for all the boys. A Holmes logo was developed for the boards and it was only a short step to putting it onto t-shirts and boardshorts
The endless summer lifestyle filled with palm trees, surfing, bunny chows and vintage hot rods is the nostalgic imagery da Holmes Brothers embrace when designing their quirky clobber. We have taken a stance regarding how we put our threads together and have decided to keep our manufacturing 100% local. With the purchase of a Holmes Bros garment, you can take pride in the fact that you bought something made in South Africa, designed by people who love what they do.