April was a month of summer-focused releases, all aimed at the intersection of comfort and style. New releases span iconic sunglasses to Jerry Garcia Keens to comfy hoodies. No matter your interests, there's something fresh worth checking out.
Taylor Stitch x Real Fun, Wow! Embroidered Western Shirt
San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch teamed up with Daren Thomas Magee from Real Fun, Wow! on a limited-edition capsule collection of shirts. The brand’s crowd-favorite Western shirts are embroidered with Magee’s designs and feature vintage-inspired details like slanted chest pockets and concho-style top buttons. Check out the collection — tees come in two different colors and Western shirts are limited to just 100 pieces.
Filson x Birdwell Beach Britches SurfStretch Tac Shorts
Filson’s latest warm-weather shorts are produced with legendary surf brand Birdwell. Both brands prioritize American production and back their products with lifetime guarantees, so the collab isn’t much of a stretch. But the shorts are — they feature Birdwell’s proprietary SurfStretch and SurfNyl fabrics, so they’re quick-drying, lightweight and move with you, no matter where the day takes you. These are limited to 200 pairs, so act fast.
Born X Raised Los Angeles Dodgers New Era 5950 Cap
To celebrate the Los Angeles Dogers Home Opener, L.A.’s loved streetwear brand Born X Raised is releasing a dual-logo cap with New Era. The brand will also release a collection of tees and sweatshirts for the opening day festivities, but if you want this cap, head over to Born X Raised’s site starting at noon EST.
Salomon x Huckberry XT-6
Salomon’s ultra-popular XT-6 shoes were originally built for ultramarathoner Kilian Jornet, but have also become popular in style circles (they were names sneaker of the year by GQ in 2019). This limited-edition color of the shoe features all the elements that made the original famous: dual-density EVA cushioning, an abrasion-resistant TPU film and durable mesh upper, a Quicklace system and a lugged sole.
Banks Journal x Zak Bush Flowers Tee Shirt
California poppy day was April 6, and this shirt shows the state’s recognizable flower in full bloom. Featuring a photo from L.A.-based photographer Zak Bush, this shirt is made from organic cotton that’s fabric-dyed and bio-enzyme washed so it feels and looks like your favorite vintage tee.
Disney Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring Customizable Collection by Levi's
Keith Haring created works featuring Mickey Mouse in the ‘80s, and you can now get his art printed onto Levi’s tees, hoodies and crew in a wide range of colors. Some graphic styles can even be lasered onto denim for an all-over pattern. But if you want the most unique pieces, head to Levi’s Tailor Shops at select stores where you can get Trucker Jackets customized with seven different back panel options.
Price: $25 - $298
Vans x Noah OG Style 24 LX
This collab features a wild abstract camouflage color in an ‘80s-inspired pink (and a more subtle white/green). The Style 24 features a rubberized toe to protect skaters feet when skating half-pipes. If you’re first reading about this collab here, it’s probably already too late — these were destined to sell out quickly.
Everlane Denim Chore Jacket
This classic style is made from 11-ounce Japanese stretch denim woven at the Kaihara mill. It’s then cut and sewn at a LEED-certified factory in Vietnam that recycles 98 percent of its water. The jacket features four patch pockets, a button closure and button cuffs.
Outerknown Don't Fuck This Up Tee
Designed for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, this crowd-favorite design is now available on tees, hats and hoodies. Printed on garment-dyed organic cotton, this shirt says it clearly.
Nanamica x Tanner Goods Gore-Tex Chore Coat
Made with Gore-Tex fabric and Konbu Cordura, this field coat is waterproof, durable and fit for spring. The style features exterior patch pockets, a button closure, an adjustable drawcord at the hem and an interior pocket.
Keen x Garcia Yogui
A portion of the sales from these comfortable shoes will be donated to The Wilderness Society’s ‘Protect the Tongass’ campaign. The comfortable Yogui model features Jerry Garcia’s art — either New York at Night or Banyan Tree — and the donation is a nod to Garcia’s earlier work supporting rainforest protection: the 1988 rainforest benefit concert at Madison Square Garden and his 1993 “Junglescape” painting.
This classic Western boot features smooth ostrich leather in either brown or black. The style was available a year ago, but never in these classic colors.
Persol 714SM Sunglasses
The iconic folding Steve McQueen sunglasses are now available in a range of colors. They feature the classic arrow hinges, Meflecto stems and keyhole bridge that Persol is known for.
Ugg x Feng Chen Wang Sandal
Designer Feng Chen Wang created a convertible sandal suitable for both warm and cold days. It features two modular elements — a sandal and a boot liner — that can also be worn together.
Leovici “42” Hoodie
Created by Leovici and JP Crawford, this hoodie features a portrait of Jackie Robinson on the back (all profits from this style will benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation). The hoodie itself is made from a lightweight, soft cotton/poly blend and features ribbed cuffs and a relaxed fit.
Stüssy Old School Flavor Cap
Shawn Stüssy is offering up vintage and hard-to-find items from his personal archive. If you're reading this now, most items are probably already sold out. Keep an eye on the site for new items, though.
Price: Sold Out
Barton Perreira 007 Joe Sunglasses
Barton Perreira makes the shades worn in the upcoming Bond movie, and now you can pick them up in new colors. Learn more about the spy-worthy sunglasses here.
Sebago x Engineered Garments Coverdeck Exotic
The new collab between Engineered Garments and Sebago offers a unique take on the brand's iconic moc-toe boat shoes. The styles feature suede or exotic stamped leather, chunky soles and unique closures.
Lululemon 5 Year Basic Tee Earth Dye
Lululemon's crowd-favorite 5 Year Basic Tee, a soft shirt made from Pima cotton blended with Lyocell and Lyrca, now comes in an eye-catching low-impact tie-dye.
Sanuk We Got Your Back Surfrider
These comfy slip-ons feature 100-percent hemp uppers with Baja blanket trims, rubber outsoles with jute inlays and ethically sourced leather from the Leather Working Group. Proceeds support Surfrider’s mission to fight for clean water and healthy beaches.
Quicksilver Original Arch Boardshorts
These iconic boardshorts are back! The 18-inch style is lightweight, stretchy and quick-drying, and it now comes in a range of colors.
Vans x Wacko Maria OG Authentic LX Sneakers
Tokyo-born label Wacko Maria connects with California classic Vans for a trio of sneakers meant to celebrate both music and collector culture. The low-top canvas sneakers come adorned with spinning vinyl records clad in a familiar checkerboard print.
The North Face Steep Tech Rain Jacket
TNF's Steep Tech collection emphasizes streetwear aesthetics and mountainside performance. This semi-translucent nylon rain jacket proves waterproof and wind-resistant, breathable, and, in our opinion, as beautiful as a raincoat can be.
Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle Sneakers
Nike and Sacai's collaborations typically crash providing retailers' sites within seconds. As such, most have opted for raffle lotteries: you claim a ticket, they email you if your name was drawn, you buy your chosen pair. This Dark Iris and Campfire Orange iteration caught our eye for its peeling heel, clever colorway and surprisingly streamlined silhouette.
Price: $188 (Raffle Only)
Stadium Eco "Jam" Sweatpants
Stadium's Eco Sweatpants are cut from a special 100 percent cotton fabric comprising 50 percent recycled and 50 percent organic cotton. The brand's made them available in array of colors, but "Jam" (great name) seems the most fit for the onset of spring.
The Elder Statesman Hot Cc Hoodie
The Elder Statesman's sweaters typically cost a tiny fortune, but the brand's new cotton/cashmere terry blend proves a bit more affordable — but just as nice. Made and hand-dyed in LA, this Trueblue Hot Cc hoodie is our type of tie-dye.
Levi's Bentgablenits Hand-Embellished Vintage 501 Jeans
Toronto-based vintage redesign trio Bentgablenits hand-embellished a collection of Levi's Trucker Jackets and Vintage 501 Jeans for a collaborative release available only on the Levi's app. 3D flowers and lace cutouts cover the front and back pockets and appear on both legs.
Price: $298 (Levi's App Only)
Mr. P Chartreuse Dyed Ribbed Socks
We've long lobbied for buying nicer, longer-lasting socks over the bountiful packs you find in big box stores. These by Mr. Porter's in-house label Mr. P are fun without being kitsch or corny. Plus, they're rib-knitted from a breathable Japanese cotton-blend.