This week, we bring you a collection of stalwart goods from some of the best basics brands in the business, featuring the modern-leaning Reigning Champ and vintage-inspired National Athletic Goods. Staples with substance are the basis upon which to build any timeless wardrobe – while over the top pieces are hard to ignore, we find it crucial to have those classic base layers, go-to tees, and ensemble-enhancing jumpers produced with our requisites of quality materials in classic designs, informed by a storied history.
Inspired by mid-century American sportswear, National Athletic Goods brings an international perspective to producing better-than-original garments while maintaining the same high performance and styling standards of yesteryear. NAG utilizes a global yarn-to-garment method to make timeless basics by sourcing true mock twist mélange yarns that are woven into their proprietary jersey and terry cloths in Japan, which are then cut-and-sewn into garments in Canada. Re-up with this collection of year-round Pocket Tee Shirts for warm weather along with our collaboration Loopback Pullover Shawl and Parka that use a custom loopback terry in a hyper dark green Cedar, achieved through a deep piece-dying technique that gives a saturated color which will fade subtly over repeated wears and washes.
Reigning Champ begins with the legacy of sport focusing on styles that are redesigned with mastered precision and modern specifications to create tailored cuts for essentials that pay annual style and comfort dividends. With vertical production from fabric developments to garment construction, RC is uniquely suited to explore and execute progressive, value-based pieces designed for the new lifestyle uniform that infuses work and play. Their range is fully exhibited in this core collection coming in a classic palette using their signature French terry. Both the Full Zip Hoodie and Crewneck Sweatshirt use complex patterns with clean cuts and premium details, while the Cuffed Sweatpants have a perfected contemporary silhouette.