The American Dream is epitomized by the stories of those like Rudy Ruettigers', the underdog who fulfills his dreams through focused practice, resilience, and sheer will. Similarly, we have styles that nod to an ethos of an era wherein hard work does indeed reward. Hence, this release is informed from a generational and athletic code of pulling oneself through adversity and challenges with pride and poise. Possessing durable materials, versatile looks, and classic reference points, these pieces get going when the going gets tough.
With a bit of 70’s steel mill to study hall flair, we teamed up with some of our prized manufacturing brands to dress and honor the gent who pushes his nose to the grindstone. From Dehen 1920, we have a new collaboration Varsity Jacket destined for the DR Hall of Fame. Next up, Corridor NYC provides us with a special send-off of exclusive shirting from their Manhattan workshop, paired with signature sweaters in incredibly soft 100% Pima Cotton. And finally, an Iron Heart outfit of classic Americana with Japanese precision for the journeyman in all of us.
Over the last several years we have worked to figure out the perfect collaboration Varsity Jacket with Dehen 1920, and this time we feel like we’ve knocked it out of the park. Transcending the world of sports for an iconic aesthetic, this jacket features a Black Virgin Wool Pendleton® Melton body paired with heavily oiled and tumbled Rust tan Leather to yield an All-American outerwear All-Star. The product of a joint effort, this jacket very well may be the "Ace" in terms of style application and build.
It’s homecoming for our final collaboration shirting made in Corridor’s original garment district workshop. We sourced the best Japanese milled Oxford cloth we could find in solid and inverse printed pindot styles, seeing as there is no better style play in the book than an Oxford. To layer, we have Peruvian Pima Cotton loose-knit sweaters in Ivory and Rinsed Indigo, and another collaboration Twill M41 Jacket in a specialty treated Black, garment dyed and enzyme washed for an antiqued softness reminiscent of those prized military originals.
This ensemble from Iron Heart exudes small town grit bound for the big city in 70’s textures and hues. Their lightweight yet durable Selvedge cotton-linen Chambray Workshirt paired with the Modified Type III Trucker Jacket in a Khaki 14 wale per inch Corduroy take lumberyard designs to library refinement. The look is completed with denim in the new classically tapered 888S fit, featuring their “least heavy” 14 oz. Japanese Selvedge that forms without losing its structure, much like those who carve their own way in the world.