I have the distinct pleasure of gathering all of the sickest style releases of the week, every week. Living in a fantasy world where my closet isn’t just a tabulated collection of JPEGs is my M.O. I live in the Matrix, perusing web store after web store. It all comes crashing down when the end of the week arrives and I have to edit down this list to something manageable. This time, the summer releases ranged from trippy carpenter pants, happy-go-lucky swim shorts, T-shirts for the Black Lives Matter movement and more.
18 East x ALLCAPSTUDIO “Silence Is Violence” Tee
It’s the summer of protest tees and this one is raising funds for Philadelphia Community Bail Fund and Covid Bail Out NYC.
And Wander Reflective Convertible Nylon Bag
Backpacks in the summer are great if you like a sweaty back.
Camiel Fortgens Fisherman Vest
True fact: I’ve never been fishing. Firstly because I’m allergic to seafood. Secondly, because I can’t tread water. I’m sure this dope vest wouldn’t exactly help either of those issues, but I’d feel pretty good wearing it.
Haven Recon Shorts
Out of all the retailers with their own in-house labels, Canada-based Haven’s sits head and shoulders above the competition. It even gives independent labels a run for their money.
Noah Mesh Knit Polo
Adidas Samba Vegan Shoes
An Adidas original goes plant-based.
Kapital Nylon Swim Trunks
All smiles over here.
Brain Dead Washed Carpenter pant
These carpenter pants are made for those working with a different kind of tree.
RRL Indigo Patchwork Shirt Sweater
You’ve heard of the shirt jacket (aka shacket). Now, there’s the shweater.
Viberg Herald Boot
Viberg’s latest feat of craftsmanship is a wholecut side-zip boot that takes several days to make and several seconds for me to cop.
Oni Sashiko style Dobby Shirt
Somewhere between trucker jacket and Kendo-gi lies this indigo-soaked overshirt.
Vans Collapsible Heel OG Style 43 LX Sneakers
Vans knows some of y’all are destroying the heels on your shoes anyway.
Story Mfg. “Ready, Set, Slow!” Grateful Tee
What’s the hurry?
Jungmaven x Malibu Zuma Sandals
Jungmaven’s Midas touch turns Malibu’s crunchy sandals to hemp.
Aether Dalton Sneaker
What would happen if you used the same impact-protective materials used for motorcycle jackets and sandwiched it between Italian and Japanese leathers and made a sneaker out of it? The answer to this super generic question is Aether’s first-ever sneaker.