There is an art to collaborating, and fashion brands know that more than most. Indeed, this week’s menswear releases are chock full pieces that are all about joining forces. Some took the sentiment literally: DKNY enlisted artist Jeremyville on a bucket hat that takes a bite out of the Big Apple, and Born x Raised called on illustrator Rhymezlikedimez for a collection that is equal parts tony and toony. Others were more subtle. Saint Laurent and K-Way have a windbreaker that will blow the pants off anyone who’s ever owned a camcorder. Brain Dead and Gramicci dropped climbing pants that will take your style to new heights. Under Armour cooked up new sneakers with Dwayne Johnson. And Frame partnered with the Museum of Peace and Quiet on pieces that will beckon you to just relax. As they say, two heads are always better than one.
VHS Sunset Printed Windbreaker
Saint Laurent and K-Way have come together on a windbreaker that will appeal to anyone that understands the phrase “be kind, rewind.” Called the VHS Sunset, the jacket features a print of, well, the Los Angeles sunset taken through the lens of a camcorder. The style is both new and retro—two qualities that perfectly reflect both brands.
Flaneur Homme is going back to school. The young label with a slinky, “cool guy in the corner sneaking a cigarette” vibe has released an elegant varsity jacket, tweaking the go-to on-campus style to bring it all the way into adulthood. The topper is made of black virgin wool and features cream calfskin detailing, including a shirt-style collar that sets it apart from the pack.
Short Distance 8″ Shorts
Satisfy has gone the distance. The Parisian activewear label recently released American Desert, a collection inspired with the sunkissed landscape and laid-back vibe of the West. The line features tees and tanks with pics of cacti, tie-dye and snakeskin-printed bandanas, and running shorts cast in the rich colors of the arid terrain.
Palace Artois Coaster T-Shirt
Leave it to the maestros at Palace to take the idea of beer merch and turn it into something not just kitschy-cool but genuinely hype-worthy. The brand launched two Palace Artois pop-up pubs in two Sohos this week—one in its native London and one in NYC—and accompanied the experience with a full lineup of gear ranging from co-branded chalices to varsity jackets and more. Our pick? This gold tee, the perfect accompaniment to a freshly poured glass of pilsner.
Brain Dead continues its winning streak of joining heads with the coolest peeps. The streetwear label just teamed up with Gramicci, a brand that accrued a rep by creating fun, comfortable apparel for mountain climbing since way back in the ’80s. The collab follows the same ethos, and features shirts, shorts, hats, and paneled cotton twill pants that truly reach new heights.
Cotton Logo Hoodie
Bloomingdale’s is going back in time. The retailer has released Bloomie’s, a reinterpretation of its private label from the ’80s and ’90s, which is available online and at a newly minted concept store in Fairfax, Virginia. The collection features a range of accessories, home goods, and streetwear-inspired pieces, including a unisex hoodie that gives a whole new meaning to “checkered past.”
From Dua Lipa and Bruno Mars to Beats by Dre and Nike, Rhymezlikedimez (neé Robin Velghe) has partnered with some of the biggest names across industries. For his latest collab, the animator has brought his signature illustrations to Born x Raised. The capsule line features tees, hoodies, and a Hawaiian shirt that is equal parts tony and toony.
UA Project Rock 4 Training Shoes
Want to smell what the Rock is cooking? Well, get your hands on Dwayne Johnson’s collab with Under Armour. The activewear line features shirts, hoodies, tanks, and sneakers that probably won’t get you the Rock’s physique, but might help you on your way to something sort of approaching it.
Jeremyville Reversible Bucket Hat
Jeremyville has been making his rounds in the fashion industry, bringing his talents to Hugo Boss, Lacoste, and more. For his latest act, the Brooklyn-based artist has partnered with DKNY on a collection of shirts and bucket hats that reflect the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple—a city that both celebrate continuously.
For the Love of Ivy Sweater
Founded by artist Henri Alexander Levy, Enfants Riches Déprimés is a unizex label that offers deconstructionist designs and prints that honor the first-wave punk genre—and have taken Hollywood by storm. Future, Travis Barker, and Halsey are all fans. Levy continues down this path with the drop of his latest collection, which includes platform oxfords, distressed shirts, and the coolest intarsia sweater you’ll see this season.
311 Limited-Edition Bandana Patchwork Board Shorts
When it comes to the best board shorts, Birdwell is the flag-bearer. And to drive this point home even further, the label has released two new style made of bandana-printed SurfNyl fabric. They typify Americana, but, in classic Birdwell fashion, with a cool twist.
Plaid Off White Jacket
Frame is looking to take us to a place of tranquility, and it found the perfect partner in the Museum of Peace and Quiet. Both labels have collaborated on a seven-piece unisex collection that includes easy denim, sweats, and plaid jacket that beckons us to just unwind and relax.
Tekware Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie
Are you gearing to trek up a mountain to witness astonishingly clear skies? The North Face has just the thing for that. But it’s also got just the thing for your next trip around the block. The outwear label has dropped a full-zip hoodie made of Tekware fleece that is durable, water-repellent, and specifically designed for exploring the urban jungle.
Love Hangover Tee
Aside from the movies, no one really loves a hangover. But everyone loves Diana Ross, and the folks at Hiro Clark have given us a crewneck tee, made of soft cotton jersey, that pays homage to the superstar’s track “Love Hangover.” Put it on, grab a glass of wine, and let the needle drop on her 1976 eponymous album to really lean into the vibe.
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