Frequently Asked Questions
So just who
is this Surfing Bubba Dude?
He's our mascot. Designed in collaboration with Maui artist Mike Segura, Surfing Bubba Dude
symbolizes the Hippie Skivvies attitude. He's ridin'
free in his Hippie Skivvies, carefree about life, flashing the peace sign.
He's emblazoned on our hats and is optional at no cost on our shirts.
did you come up with the idea for Hippie Skivvies?
In 1997, Andy Covell, who was 9 years old at the
time, was given a tie-dye
kit by his Uncle. During lunch a few days later, Andy said, "Hey,
when are we going do my tie-dye kit? I want to tie-dye some underwear,
too!" The rest, as they say, is history.
does "skivvies" mean in the U.S. and elsewhere?
In the U.S., skivvies is an old military term for
underwear, so Hippie Skivvies essentially is underwear for free-spirited
people. While we've not heard of any other definition for hippies, skivvies
means different things in different countries. In the U.K., a skivvy is
someone who is undervalued and worked to the bone (almost like being called a
slave). In Australia, a skivvie is a turtle-neck
shirt. Do you have a different definition of the word? Tell
I need to wash my Hippie Skivvies separately?
The dyes used are of the highest quality available and are similar to those
used on other clothing you wear. Just to be safe, please wash at least
once by itself, or only with other items of ours
that you may have purchased at the same time, to ensure any remaining dye is
washed out. After that, they won't fade significantly or bleed and may be
washed along with other clothing without fear.
size thong/panty/boy-cut is best for me?
Our small equates to a size 5 panty, our medium is like a size 6 and our
large would be for a size 7. Our X-small panties and boy-cuts are like a size
4 and are designed for pre-teen girls.
size camisole is best for me?
Bear in mind that our camisole is meant to fit snugly. Our small camisole
would be best for someone on the slim side with an A or B cup. Our medium
would apply for a medium sized torso and a B or C cup, while our large is
best for someone with a bit more than that. Our X-large would be for those
with a larger frame or those more well endowed. Our X-small is sized for pre-teen girls, about
ages 9 to 12 (and the straps are 1½" shorter).
is the fly sewn shut on your boxers?
We had the fly on our boxers sewn shut so they could be worn as shorts if
you planning plus items or kid sizes?
We don't really have any plans for plus sizes in most of our items, but we do
carry boxers and robes up to size 3X. Any items in size X-small are for
pre-teen boys and girls down to about seven or eight years old.
and how are Hippie Skivvies made?
Most Hippie Skivvies products are made in Mexico with U.S. materials to our
own specifications. We're concerned about factory working conditions so we
visit the facility every few months. No one underage works there, the
conditions are pleasant and it is well air conditioned. The owner is
extremely conscientious about keeping his employees happy and it shows in
their attitude. He has some of the best workers in the city and we are proud
to use his facility. Some items like our robes and shirts come to us in white
from other companies that specialize in those products. All of our dyed
clothing products are hand-dyed in California.
soon do you ship after I order?
Orders routinely get processed and shipped within 48 hours by US Mail or
FedEx Home Delivery. Orders indicated as "overnight" are shipped
within 24 hours.
How does your
Domestic: Orders routinely get processed and shipped within 48 hours
by US Mail or FedEx Home Delivery. Standard shipping on all orders is $5
anywhere in the continental US. There
is an additional $8 for Alaska and Hawaii, bringing the shipping fee to $13.
Overnight shipping is available through
FedEx, for an additional $20, for a total of $25.
International: Orders routinely
get processed and shipped within 48 hours.
Shipping to other countries is only US$13 per order (not per
Rush delivery through FedEx is available
If you have any questions about shipping,
us or call us at (805) 904-6138.
What is your return
We really want you to be happy with our products so we guarantee their
If upon receipt there is something wrong
with your order, or maybe you just ordered the wrong size, we'll replace it.
We also will accept the return of unworn
merchandise within 30 days of the shipping date. A prompt refund will be issued in the
original form of payment less the original shipping charges.
I get on Skivvies Around the World if I'm under 18?
Yes, and we have quite a few "kids" on our site. We no longer require
a signed release form for most submissions. We will interpret by your
submission of photo(s) that you (and your parent/guardian) are agreeing to
all of the terms on our release form. You do not need to physically sign and
send one to us, but please read the form.
question we haven't answered? Contact us!